Shelve Your Smartphone for a Year, Win $100K

Vitamin Water is seeking a contestant
By Luke Roney,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 12, 2018 7:06 PM CST
Updated Dec 16, 2018 11:46 AM CST
Old cell phones.   (Getty Images)

(Newser) – Could you go a year without your smartphone? If so, there may be some money in it for you. Vitamin Water this week announced a #nophoneforayear contest, Fox2 reports. The winner will get $100,000. Here’s the gist of it from Vitamin Water: "You may not use any smartphone for 365 days. If texting is a pleasant experience or you can get on the internet, it’s probably a smartphone." The company will select one contestant, who will exchange their smartphone for an old cell phone that can only make calls.

If the contestant folds after six months, they’ll still win $10,000. But if they can abstain from all smartphone use (even the phones of others) for a full 365 days, they will get the full $100,000. To enter, post to Twitter or Instagram why you should be chosen and use the hashtags #nophoneforayear and #contest. The entry period ends Jan. 8. (A croissant-eating contest turned deadly.)

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