Vitamin Water will pay $100,000 to one person who can go without a smartphone for a full year

Vitamin Water will pay $100,000 to one person who can go without a smartphone for a full year
Would you give up your smartphone for 365 days in exchange for $100,000? Vitamin Water is willing to take that bet. The Coca-Cola subsidiary produces vitamin infused water and with a rich parent like Coke, the company can certainly afford seeding this contest. To enter, you need to send a photo to the company's Twitter or Instagram page (@vitaminwater) explaining why you need a break from your smartphone, and what you would do with all that free time you'll have. Vitamin Water says to "go wild, be out there, and wow us." You must include the hashtags #nophoneforayear and #contest.

Vitamin Water will choose one participant who will have to give up his or her smartphone in exchange for a old fashioned cell phone that only makes and takes calls. If you are selected and can go 365 days without even holding your smartphone even once, you'll be $100,000 richer. Would you be able to make it without your connected handset for a year?

You have from now until Tuesday, January 8, 2019 at 11:59 p.m. ET, to submit an entry. Everyone is allowed to enter as many as four times. And don't even think about cheating. Vitamin Water plans on using lie detector tests to make sure that the lone contestant isn't sneaking a peak at Twitter or Instagram on the sly.

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25 Comments

1. Leo_MC

Posts: 5881; Member since: Dec 02, 2011

Get a small tablet and/or a watch for IM and you’re set.

19. patroni0

Posts: 56; Member since: Mar 26, 2012

no tablets either

22. Leo_MC

Posts: 5881; Member since: Dec 02, 2011

The title says "smartphone"

2. Shi.O

Posts: 50; Member since: Nov 11, 2011

Is this worldwide? I would sold my smartphone off.

3. Subie

Posts: 2223; Member since: Aug 01, 2015

I could do it.

4. Neoberry99

Posts: 63; Member since: Jun 30, 2015

How would they know?

6. AmashAziz

Posts: 2867; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

Telepathy :/

14. Subie

Posts: 2223; Member since: Aug 01, 2015

It's in the article. Final paragraph...

24. worldpeace

Posts: 3028; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

"lie detector tests"? As if that's even a legit test, lol.. Totally sure they'll rigged that test so they don't have to pay, and enjoy this free publication (while probably ruining someone's life)

5. AmashAziz

Posts: 2867; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

I can. I will keep a Nokia 8110 which has wifi. But still a dumbphone. So it's allowed ;)

23. worldpeace

Posts: 3028; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

What about Tablet or 2in1? :D

7. karamabikaram

Posts: 6; Member since: Jul 01, 2016

I can do it. I can live without smartphone and tablet and ipad and pc and laptop I can live with very old fashonned phone that i can make an allo phone call

8. deewinc

Posts: 453; Member since: Feb 21, 2013

How will they know that I'm not using a smartphone/tablet?

9. cncrim

Posts: 1515; Member since: Aug 15, 2011

I’m there is a lot carviyard go with it. I can do it easily with without internet for a whole year. Live like the 90s read book watch tv show play intendo exercise etc.... if someone pay me take much yearly I have no problem need the internet. Internet suppose to make life easier and faster but with that kind of money i can afford waste time because I don’t have worry late to work, late on bill etc..... Didn’t i miss out that didn’t have cellphone back then.

10. dimas

Posts: 3213; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

Jeez, do they really think this is a hard challenge? I can even go 2 years without a feature phone as long as there's laptop or pc.

11. monoke

Posts: 1095; Member since: Mar 14, 2015

I can do this no problem. This crap ain't televised or publicized is it? I need money but I don't wanna be on some reality TV bs. Lol.

12. Sakeem

Posts: 853; Member since: Sep 05, 2012

Too easy.

13. sissy246

Posts: 6826; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

Come take my phone. I will put me in a house phone and i am good to go.

15. JocularJ

Posts: 207; Member since: Apr 27, 2011

What the article fails to mention is that if your go 6months sans smartphone, they'll give you $10,000

16. southernzombie

Posts: 348; Member since: Jan 17, 2017

I could do this. No problem. as long as they don't count the tinkering i have to do with phones at work.

20. patroni0

Posts: 56; Member since: Mar 26, 2012

you can't touch smartphones even for work

21. southernzombie

Posts: 348; Member since: Jan 17, 2017

They would never approve for me to participate then, I literally have to use a smartphone for somebody every day. You wouldn't believe the amount of people in the world with smartphones that have no idea how to use them lol.

17. patroni0

Posts: 56; Member since: Mar 26, 2012

can I still keep my iPad and apple watch? lol

18. patroni0

Posts: 56; Member since: Mar 26, 2012

jk I read the terms no tablets either :/

25. collin3000

Posts: 70; Member since: Apr 28, 2015

"Buys laptop with 4g data and runs an Android VM" No phone. No problem.

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