May 24, 2011 3:31 pm at 3:31 pm #597065
hey always i somtimes just buy one split the pot and one jackpot do i have any chance in winning?, ive done several this year and have won squat any advice?May 24, 2011 5:58 pm at 5:58 pm #818454adorableParticipant
goq- your post is confusing can you someone please translate to normal english?May 24, 2011 6:40 pm at 6:40 pm #818455
LOL Goq!! 😀
these days, when money is tighter, I also sometimes just put in for the jackpot… I figure if it’s meant to be, then I’ll win. (I haven’t). you have just as much of a chance to win as anyone else… if that’s what Hashem decided for you on Rosh Hashana & sealed on Hoshana Rabba.
as I said on other threads, I haven’t won ANYTHING in over 2 yrs now. but in 2009, @ one auction, I won 4 prizes.. 2 were jackpot. (one kosher Colorado trip & one bridal gown rental).
you havta give maaser anyway, so take the chance 🙂May 24, 2011 6:44 pm at 6:44 pm #818456
oy! Goq~ I just saw you posted this 3 hours ago!!!! I apologize for not seeing it earlier & responding! :-OMay 24, 2011 7:01 pm at 7:01 pm #818457
lol np always i knew i could rely on you for adviceMay 24, 2011 7:10 pm at 7:10 pm #818458
=]May 24, 2011 10:39 pm at 10:39 pm #818459cucumberMember
if you put $260 into oorahs auction you automatically win a free gift. Its the best!May 24, 2011 10:44 pm at 10:44 pm #818460
a number of auctions give you a choice of gifts for certain amounts of donations.
some give a small gift with your admission fee upon entrance.May 25, 2011 12:47 am at 12:47 am #8184612qwertyParticipant
When I receive something for my donation, auction prize or even aliya, I try to not count that value as my maaser. So I only bid on things that I’m willing to pay for from my non maaser fund (aka my credit card).May 25, 2011 1:34 am at 1:34 am #818462
if you win a prize, the amount of money you would have been willing to spend on it is deducted from the maaser amount you donated… you can’t count it as maaser.
I don’t think I’m being clear on the halacha. sorry :/ [help?!]May 25, 2011 8:07 am at 8:07 am #818463YW Moderator-42Moderator
If you pay with a credit card then lichora the value of the miles you get should not count toward your maaser since that is like “winning” something.
Also, remember that the place you’re giving tzedaka to has to pay credit card fees so you might want to subtract that from your maaser cheshbon too.October 19, 2011 6:06 am at 6:06 am #818464
hey always ive seen u post a couple times in the last few weeks we havent seen u otherwise in awhile hope all is well ive missed some of your motherly wisdom glad to see your trickling back in.October 19, 2011 8:39 am at 8:39 am #8184652scentsParticipant
So your now in the revivng old threads mode?
BTW, if you buy something with maaser money, the prize (if you happen to win) might belong to maaser. Think about it!
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