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NCSULandscaper
11-17-2004, 11:58 PM
ME!!!!!!!!!!!! :cool: :cool:

November 16, 2004
HUSQVARNA ANNOUNCES “TOTAL SOURCE” LANDSCAPER SWEEPSTAKES WINNER
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - The grand prize winner of the Husqvarna “Total Source” Landscaper Sweepstakes was announced at the 2004 Green Industry Expo in Charlotte, N.C. Matthew Thompson, owner of Thompson’s Landscaping in Henderson, N.C., was randomly selected from more than 5,000 sweepstakes entries as the recipient of the grand prize package, a 2005 Isuzu Truck loaded with professional Husqvarna equipment, valued at more than $50,000.


The 2005 Isuzu truck features a full landscaper body with ramp and
tool rack. The Husqvarna products included in the truck are:

• ZTH6127XPQL Zero Turn Mower
• WHF4817ETS Hydro Walk-Behind Mower
• 155BT Backpack Blower
• 326LX Trimmer
• 326HS75 Hedge Trimmer
• 346XP Chain Saw
• 326EX Edger

Thompson’s Landscaping specializes in grounds maintenance and landscaping installation, as well as turf management and pesticide programs. Thompson is a graduate of North Carolina State University with a degree in Horticulture and has owned Thompson’s Landscaping for the past four years.

In addition to the grand prize announcement, the sweepstake’s second prize was awarded to Keene, N.H., landscaper Robert Krauss, who will receive a trip for two to a 2005 NASCAR® race in Charlotte, including suite tickets, airfare and lodging. The third prize winner, Nathan Titcomb of Taylors, S.C., received a certificate for two to the Kings Experience at the Richard Petty Driving Experience.


The sweepstakes process was coordinated by Strata-G Communications and Marketing Support Services (MSS) both of Cincinnati, Ohio. The winners were randomly selected from entries that were received between April 15 and October 1, 2004, from a dedicated Web site, mail-in entries and phone entries. MSS is a certified marketing fulfillment house that provides rebate and incentive services and Strata-G Communications is a fully integrated marketing communications firm.

Husqvarna, a member of the Electrolux Group, offers forest, lawn and garden power equipment for all applications. The company markets a complete line of chain saws, clearing saws, cut-off saws, and lawn and garden products, including riding and walk-behind mowers, yard and garden tractors, tillers, edgers, brushcutters, grass trimmers, backpack and handheld blowers, snow throwers and commercial turf care equipment.

NCSULandscaper
11-18-2004, 12:02 AM
First load of freebies arrived yesterday......

impactlandscaping
11-18-2004, 12:06 AM
Matt, you lucky....congrats!! I wonder if the truck will come UPS??? :D

Travis Followell
11-18-2004, 06:58 AM
Congratulations on the big win :cool2:

If I had knowed they were having a give away I would have entered.

rodfather
11-18-2004, 07:17 AM
Nice going Matt.

Mo Green
11-18-2004, 09:22 AM
Cograts on the big win you lucky s.o.b. So, since you won these things, do you have to pay taxes on them?

walker-talker
11-18-2004, 09:45 AM
Way too cool...at least "one of the guys" won it....Congrats....again!!!

Sean Adams
11-18-2004, 09:49 AM
Congratulations Matt!

tonygreek
11-18-2004, 09:51 AM
congrats! out of curiosity, are they aiding you with the tax hit, or is that on you?

tony

twins_lawn_care
11-18-2004, 09:58 AM
That's awesome news! that's a whole boost for the company I bet. Way to go!

BMFD92
11-18-2004, 10:04 AM
congrats on the nice stuff

Gilla Gorilla
11-18-2004, 10:36 AM
That is great Matt. I hope the new equipment will help bring in lots more $$$ in the years to come. Congradulations

grass_cuttin_fool
11-18-2004, 10:44 AM
Well I will be switched, I was standing there when they were taking your picture in front and around the truck down there on Friday but I didnt know if was you, that T-Shirt you had on threw me off LOL

pcnservices
11-18-2004, 11:02 AM
WOW Matt! Congratulations on your BIG win!
PC

gogetter
11-18-2004, 04:41 PM
Sweet! That must have made your day huh?. Gongrats!

GreenMonster
11-18-2004, 04:59 PM
:drinkup:

Congrats!!!

So, do you plan to keep/run all the stuff, or sell it off to pay taxes?

Let us know how the Husky stuff works!

Lazer_Z
11-18-2004, 05:59 PM
Matt, Congrats on the win & best of luck with all your new "toys"

NCSULandscaper
11-18-2004, 06:00 PM
Taxes are not an issue, because its not cash winnings and considered business equipment i can depreciate enough at the end of the year to compensate for the taxes as this was told to me by my tax accountant. All i have to actually pay is truck insurance and tags.

Greenkeepers
11-18-2004, 06:10 PM
Congrats. :blob3: Free equipment for another crew now you just need the guys to run it. Hey can you pick the color and everything for the truck??? If you don't need it you can send it my way, we run yellow trucks...... :cool2:

rodfather
11-18-2004, 06:36 PM
Taxes are not an issue, because its not cash winnings and considered business equipment i can depreciate enough at the end of the year to compensate for the taxes as this was told to me by my tax accountant. All i have to actually pay is truck insurance and tags.

Personally, I would get a few more opinions. You're not talking small change here.

Ursushorribilus
11-18-2004, 07:02 PM
Very, very nice! You've got some good karma going on there...Tony

paponte
11-18-2004, 07:47 PM
You SOB Matt!! Nice, make soime money with that stuff huh! :blob3:

SCAG POWER
11-18-2004, 08:28 PM
As the Beatles would say here comes the TAX MAN, there is one for you and ninteen for me because iam the TAX MAN.............. :cool:

DSIM
11-18-2004, 08:39 PM
Christmas came early to you. Congrats!!

Creative Lawn Care
11-18-2004, 08:40 PM
Congrats man- I registered 3 times....Oh well I am happy for you!!

all ferris
11-18-2004, 09:48 PM
Someone has to pay taxes on that stuff and I don't think husky will. And how can you depriciate it if you didn't pay for it? Anyway, your still better off than I am even if you do have to pay the taxes.

tonygreek
11-18-2004, 09:52 PM
"Taxes are not an issue, because its not cash winnings"

you might want to get a second opion. it is a taxable event, similar to when oprah gave all of her audience cars. great idea until they found out it was taxable, which pontiac ended up covering. heck, even the free dog food we get from my wife's company is taxable. makes for a great line item on payroll stubs.

tony

NCSULandscaper
11-18-2004, 10:12 PM
have gotten several opinions and they were all the same. I will get a tax form at the end of the year, 1099-Misc, because its considered unearned income. The regular taxes i would have to pay for that will be offset with the tax credit i get from depreciating the equipment. And thanks to Pres Bush i can go up to $100,000 of depreciation per year.