JetBlue Is Giving Free Flights to People Who Owe Taxes
Haven’t paid your taxes to Uncle Sam yet? Luckily for you, Tax Day has been extended to April 18 this year, and things get even better if you actually owe money to the IRS on your return.
JetBlue is giving away 1,000 free one-way flights to taxpayers who owe money on their returns as part of its Tax Return Return Flight giveaway. The giveaway is simple: Visit the site, enter your information, and you’re all set. You can enter once a day from now until April 25.
In order to win, entrants must be be 18 years or older and a legal resident of one of the contiguous 48 states, D.C., or Alaska.
Entrants must also vouch that they are not eligible for a tax refund on their 2016 federal income tax return, however, JetBlue will not, “and is under no obligation,” to determine if you’re actually telling the truth. Oh, and sorry Hawaii, like most giveaways, those living in “the islands of Aloha” are not eligible for entry.
As the rules state, JetBlue will randomly select 66 winners on each of the first 14 days of the promotion. It will then choose 76 winners on the final day (April 25, 2017) of the giveaway. Winners will be contacted via email. Winners will receive a certificate for one free one-way flight anywhere in the contiguous United States and Alaska that must be used between May 1 and June 15, 2017.
If you do owe the IRS money, make sure you pay it back, however. Your free JetBlue flight may only be domestic, but if you're planning on traveling internationally anytime soon, any debts could affect your ability to renew your passport. And if you don't owe any money, here are 15 amazing trips you can take with the average tax refund.