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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

(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.

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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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