Enter to Win $100,000 from Vitaminwater for Ditching Your Smartphone for a Year

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Could YOU do it?

Did you know that one out of two people say they couldn’t live without their smartphone? 📲 If you’re up for a challenge that includes not picking up your phone for an entire year, this contest is for you!

Vitamin Water Scroll Free for a Year Contest

Now through January 8th, 2019, enter the Vitaminwater Scroll Free For a Year Contest for a chance to win a whopping $100,000. To enter, either create a tweet on Twitter or a post on Instagram explaining how you would use your year if you took a break from your smartphone. Share it on Twitter or Instagram, including the hashtags #NoPhoneforaYear and #contest.

Then on or around January 22nd, 2019, the potential contest winner will be contacted via direct or public message from @vitaminwater on their social media account on Twitter or on Instagram.

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What are the rules?

If you are selected, you may NOT use any smartphone for 365 days and cannot be required to use a smartphone for work or other commitments. This means you may not physically operate, caress, hug or otherwise be physically affectionate with anyone’s smartphone. 😂

  • No smartphone or tablet use, including using another person’s smartphone or tablet
  • Laptops and desktop computers are OK to use.
  • Voice-activated devices that are NOT smartphones are OK (like Google Home or Amazon Echo).

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What’s the prize?

If you’re the grand prize winner, you will receive a 1996-era cellular telephone that may be used for communication during the 365-day period, including a monthly phone plan ($700+ total value). You will need to agree not to use (or touch) a smartphone for 365 consecutive days and take a lie-detector test at the end of the contract period.

If you successfully meet ALL aspects of the contract, you will receive a $100,000 prize! If you only last for 6 months, but have otherwise met all aspects of the contract, you will receive a $10,000 prize.

Would you be able to last a year without a smartphone?

Join The Discussion

Comments 35

  1. Alison

    I would love to do this!!! However it would be very difficult to stay in contact with my husband when he deploys, I’m not sure how someone in the military could do it

    • Sara

      Military wife here. You could still use a computer to FaceTime him!

      • Ami

        I read the rules, no iPad or tablets allowed. You could invest in a Mac computer to facetime I guess.

    • Lana

      We have a daughter overseas and no way I would not be in touch with her wnenever she sends us a message on Messenger!

    • Linda

      Alison, my husband of 39 years managed to survive without any kind of social media when he was in the Navy for 20 years. We had to rely solely on “mail call” and if there was an emergency, the Red Cross.
      It can be done even now, but it will take a lot of patience, faith, and trust.

  2. hip2trade

    Interesting. A lie detector test at the end. Lol. I could probably use a flip phone since I miss actual buttons on my phone like I had before.

    • Ivan

      Hmm, lie detectors can be beat 🙂 And they can also be wrong.

    • Vironika

      I saw “Lie Detector” and the first thing I pictured was my daughter chatting me around with her phone! Lol “No! Get it away, they’ll know and we won’t get paid!” Hahaha

  3. Mackyjane

    If it weren’t for the required work phone, my boyfriend has been wanting to do this for a long time anyway.

  4. PL

    I don’t do social media. So I can’t enter. They need another way to enter!

    • vmm

      I agree! I have fb but not sure I want to create a twitter or Instagram account(that I might end up liking) in order to try to win money for not using them! 🙂
      but then, that means even though i’m online way too much (shopping and fb) I probably couldn’t convince them to pick me to try for the year! I could totally do it though! my hubby only has a flip phone so it wouldn’t be an issue!

      • PL

        I agree! Lol I don’t want to create those accounts. I wish they had a different entry to use for people like us!

    • barbara

      Me too no Social Media

  5. LS

    Is it going to be only ONE winner? 🤔

  6. kahila

    I wouldn’t mind doing this… some days I hate my phone, but peeps think abt it.. imagine how many deals we would miss for 365 days!! The savings we get from here alone probably add up to 100k!! Yea ik we can get from the computer, but sometimes these offers are too hot to wait for the dinosaur to load!

    • Erin

      I’d bet a lot of people would *save* money. Few deals are actual necessities. If you didn’t know about them, you wouldn’t spend money on them.

  7. Lisa

    Give up my Hip2Save app that i’m on 10x a day, ummmm, i’m not sure 100k is worth it.

  8. jamie111104

    I couldn’t do this….. well, I could but I wouldn’t want to. Not even for 100K.

  9. Luna

    Nope 👎

  10. Amanda

    I was going to do this without any prize money! haha Then I realized we just moved to a new area and I need my phone for GPS (traffic is very hit or miss here and I have no idea where I’m going.)

    • Jessica

      I forgot about GPS. Ok, I’m out. Lol

    • Ashley

      LOL you could buy a GPS unit for your car and still win 100k. I play music through my phone but for 100K I would just use my ipod or something for the year.

    • Vironika

      I still have have my old school Garmin from 15 years ago! I would definitely have to dig that out! 🤣

  11. Naomi

    I probably save around $100,000 using this app!😂

  12. Myracles

    My biggest issue with this is my complete lack of sense of direction; I use Waze for EVERYTHING!

  13. Sarah

    Lol who would do that for a CHANCE to win??? There’s no guarantee so totes not worth it 🤣

    • Jamie

      It’s not like you would do the year and get thrown into a raffle. You would obviously know before the year starts.

  14. Heidi

    This may be the motivation I need to cure my phone addiction!

  15. Melissa Rice

    I would never do it. I gets lot of useful work done during lunch break such as paying bills, and it saves me so much time.

  16. Marie

    I have already made a New Year’s Resolution in my head to be more mindful and present and on my smartphone 50% or more less…. but I just don’t think I can completely eliminate it. I live over 2000 miles from my loved ones for work and my job requires me to be available. Ah, well. I really love the idea though. I’m going to follow this and see if the “winner” actually wins.

  17. April r

    For $100,000 I could easily do this.

  18. hip2trade

    I had a flip phone that accessed the internet. It’s not a smartphone so I wonder…

  19. tai mcclendon

    A lie detector test is a little extreme lol I can not NOT touch a phone for a year so I guess I am automatically out of the running.

  20. frances badessa

    i have a flip phone with no text messaging or internet, so i can only make and receive phone calls, so i would have no problem only using a smartphone for only making and receiving phone calls and no text messaging or internet use what so ever.

  21. justinepaige

    A lie detector test!

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