Can you live without your smartphone for a whole year? No? What if you were offered $100,000 to do so? US water/beverage company, Vitaminwater, is ready to pay any participant a hefty $100,000 cash prize to give up their smartphones for 365 days! The motive behind this is to help reduce society’s addiction to mobile devices in general.
“Did you know 1 out of 2 people say they couldn’t live without their smartphone? yikes”, the Vitaminwater website reads. If that’s true, it means the level at which we’re addicted to our phones is alarming! This is why the company is launching this new contest to “break the cycle”. The aim is to help people live real lives ‘with scroll-free life solutions’.
Here’s how it works
Firstly, to participate in the contest, you must share a post on Twitter or Instagram using the hashtags #nophoneforayear and #contest. In that post, you’d have to explain why you need a break from your smartphone and what you would rather do with the time.
“Did you know 1 out of 2 people say they couldn’t live without their smartphone?”
To be eligible, you’d also have to be over 18, and you should be one who uses your smartphone for other things but work. “You cannot be required to use a smartphone for work or other commitments”.
The deadline for entry is 11:59 p.m. ET January 8, 2019 and is open only to legal residents of the 50 United States. After applying during this period, a panel of judges would pick the final entrants, who can potentially win the grand prize.
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Vitaminwater: $100,000 for you if you can live without a smartphone for a year!
Those who get picked would now go through 365 days of no smartphone or tablet use— even if it belonged to a friend/relative. However, using a laptop/ desktop is allowed.
To prevent from cheating, Vitaminwater will also subject participants to a lie detector test to make sure that the contestant is honest and is following all the rules.
Moreover, there’s still a prize if you don’t pull through all 365 days. Even if you’re able to do 6 months without a phone, you’d receive $10,000. Sounds like a good enough deal, right?
Get more details about the rules on vitaminwater.com