This is a membership forum. As a guest, you can click around a bit. View 5 pages for free. If you are a member you must log in now. If you would like to participate, please join.

[ Pitmaster Club Information | Join Now | Login | Contact Us ]

There are 4 page views remaining.


No announcement yet.

Great Giveaway Price

  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

    Great Giveaway Price

    I understand that it’s costly to send the big prize’s internationally in case of a winner isn’t US based. But to make it fair, why not offer a lifetime membership in case if the with the Pitmaster club. I don’t see that violating any laws.

    That won't work 'cause in a little over 1400 years, everyone would have a free lifetime membership.


      I did the math because I was curious about what this "prize" would potentially work out to be. The highest-priced item in the grand prize category is currently the Blaze Cart Mounted 25″ 3 Burner Gas Grill Freestanding Gas Grill, MSRP $1,894.

      Yearly membership in the Pitmaster Club is $34.95

      $1894 divided by $34.95 = 54.1917

      A 54-year membership in the Pit.


        I like that idea too Henke_Ha - but there may be other concerns, such as complying with the laws of every other country on the planet in regards to the legality of offering sweepstake type giveaways. And reporting the taxable income of the value of the giveaway.

        I had to pay income tax here in the US on the SNS Deluxe Kamado I chose when I won the January 2021 great giveaway, based on the declared value of the prize at that time. So sadly, nothing in life is "free".

        I do see how your idea has merit though, as no physical goods are exchanged.


        • Andrrr
          Andrrr commented
          Editing a comment
          Dang, you won it that long ago? It sure doesn’t seem like it was over a year and a half ago

        • Stuey1515
          Stuey1515 commented
          Editing a comment
          Thankfully we don't get taxed on prize/lottery winnings over here, well not yet

        Sounds like a good idea, but I am unsure of the legality of it.


          If there's any prize, and there's a cost for entry, they can't do it outside of the US. A membership would equal a cash value prize.


            Okej, so if a lifetime membership is to valueable, let it be a years membership. That probaly is so low value as it wouldent need to be registered anywhere!
            And isnt it up to the reciver to comply with any regulations within the country of residence?
            i know that here in sweden there isn’t any taxes for a prize if its less value then 140$


            • Huskee
              Huskee commented
              Editing a comment
              This question comes up a couple times each year. We've tried to think of things to do for overseas members but it boils down to this: We have to comply with the laws of any land in which we offer prizes, whether physical, electronic or monetary. It cost $3K to get the legalities to do it here, so if we did this with all countries in which our members reside, well, you can do the math. It's all explained here: https://amazingribs.com/contest-and-...aways/#us-only


          No announcement yet.


          These are not paid ads, they are a curated selection of products we love.

          All of the products below have been tested and are highly recommended. Click here to read more about our review process.

          Use Our Links To Help Keep Us Alive

          Many merchants pay us a small referral fee when you click our “buy now” links. This has zero impact on the price you pay but helps support the site.

          Groundbreaking Hybrid Thermometer!

          Thermapen One Instant Read Thermometer

          The FireBoard Spark is a hybrid combining instant-read capability, a cabled temperature probe, Bluetooth, and Wi-Fi connectivity. Couple that with high standards of design and workmanship and it’s a “must own.” Click here to read our comprehensive Platinum Medal review.

          The Pit Barrel Cooker May Be Too Easy

          The PBC has a rabid cult following for good reason. It’s among the best bargains for a smoker in the world. This baby cooks circles around cheap offset smokers because temperature control is so much easier. Click here to read our detailed review and the raves from people who own them.

          Grilla Proves That Good Things Come In Small Packages

          The small 31.5″ x 29.5″ footprint of the Grilla Pellet Smoker makes it ideal for use where BBQ space is limited, including on a condo patio. Click here for our review on this unique smoker.

          The Efficiency Of A Kamado Plus The Flexibility Of The Slow ‘N Sear Insert

          kamado grill
          Built around SnS Grill’s patented Slow ‘N Sear charcoal kettle accessory, this 22-inch kamado is a premium ceramic grill that brings true 2-zone cooking to a kamado. Click here for our article on this exciting cooker.