The promotions department at HBO is giving away free rent for a year in celebration of the return of Girls. It will be paid in a single $24,000 check. (thx, Brokelyn)
AND IM GONNA WIN IT ALLLLLLLL
Funny, that is actually closer to my salary than my rent.
Nooo it’s probably only America-only.
I’ll take it.
Quick, everyone make fun of how much/little money that is to pay for rent! I’ll start:
That is WAY TOO MUCH for a 20-something to pay for rent.
@deepomega WHO CAN LIVE IN A $2,000 APARTMENT IN NEW YORK, YOU’D BE IN A DANGEROUS SLUM, THAT’S WHY I NEED MORE MONEY MOOOOOOMMMMM
@jfruh I’ve tried this argument on my employer; but I think he objected me calling him “Mom.”
@deepomega I don’t know if there’s a restriction on what you can do with the money, but you could hire 2.5 presidents of Uruguay for that price.
Tempting! It doesn’t appear to require that you actually (a) live in an apartment or (b) rent (vs owning) your place, so I’m kinda tempted to post some photos of me in my money-pit house.
@ThatJenn That said, I am overweight and not cool-looking and neither is my house and I look like I’m in my mid-30s at least (I’m 28, sigh), so I don’t think I’d really have a shot at winning this one. Oh, well, I hope someone else from the Billfold who’s actually a part of the target demographic wins.
@ThatJenn I clicked through, and the pictures up there now are a surprisingly interesting-looking bunch of folks. Just use the hipster filter, and you’re good to go!
@Lily Rowan Yeah, I enjoyed looking at the photos. However, there is no filter that makes me look interesting. (Let’s note, I’m not being self-deprecating – I am cool with this fact. I like surprising people with the awesome personality behind my bland appearance.)
@ThatJenn Ha! I appreciate your self-knowledge.
Man I’d love it if The Billfold does a piece following up on people who have won contests like these – significant but not powerball obscene cash/prizes. Does anyone actually win? Do they have to do any publicity? What did they do with the winnings?
@Arlene Ivana@twitter Does it count if one time I won a HUUUUUUUUUGE Nestle Crunch bar in a charity raffle? For about 2 days, boy was I famous.
@werewolfbarmitzvah I’m visualizing this as the size of one of those comically oversized novelty checks, please do not disabuse me of this notion
@Arlene Ivana@twitter I thought those novelty checks were real cashable tender until maybe my junior year of high school. Not proud.
@Arlene Ivana@twitter This gawker piece on getting on the Price Is Right (http://gawker.com/5973144/how-my-foolproof-scientific-system-got-us-onto-the-price-is-right) was really interesting. His girlfriend ended up with two designer handbags, two camcorders, an iPad, $2,444 in cash, and a dishwasher.
@Arlene Ivana@twitter I won a trip for two to Australia at Taco Time. No joke.
@Arlene Ivana@twitter My friend won $10,000 worth of credit at a high-end fashion site two years ago. She still hasn’t spent it all yet.
That’s my rent for 2 YEARS. Or I could rent a house. Dayum.
Keep in mind you will have to pay taxes on this money …once thats factored in- its prob not too far off an apartment in manhattan.
“Keep in mind you will have to pay taxes on this money …once thats factored in- its prob not too far off an apartment in manhattan.”
Yeah, a nice place in Manhattan, Kansas. Or a tiny, tiny place, in an at best tolerable location in NY, NY. $1500/mo gets you basically *nothing* (living solo) in Manhattan, NY.
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