The short answer to the title question is ... yes ...
However, it comes with a big BUT attached to it.
(insert your own joke about J-Lo or Sir Mix-A-Lot here).
The downside to all my winnings (mostly from "Are You Smarter Than A Woody?") from 92.9 Peak FM came in the mail today in the form of a 1099-Misc tax form. You read that right. I won so much from the same radio station in 2012 that they had to send me a "Miscellaneous Income" form.
The grand total reported? $1130!
So that will certainly affect our tax refund this year ...
Now here's the big BUT ... (go ahead and crack* another joke here if you must)
- The tax impact to our household will be so minimal it cannot possibly overshadow the joy that came with all those prizes, gift certificates, tickets to shows, etc. Especially those items I was able to give away to others, which were easily just as much fun to enjoy knowing that some of my friends got to experience some "free" entertainment!
Side Note: I will attempt to spread the winning across more radio stations this year. Just this afternoon I won from K-Lite 106.3 (the prizes were $100 American Express gift card and the first season of Smash on DVD ... and a 1 in 6 chance at a trip to Las Vegas!) Life is sooooo good! :)
Song Of The Day:
This is the song of the day for no other reason than I heard it for the first time on the radio today and it was just too good to not share today. I barely know the catalog of music from Led Zeppelin, which is a real shame but one I plan to correct very quickly. This song is "Fool In The Rain" and if it is any indication of the style of their other music, I think I'm in for a real treat as I get to know their classic sound better.