Ditch Your Smartphone $100k

Vitaminwater says they’ll pay you $100,000 to ditch your smartphone /tablet for a year, and it does requires entrants to go a full 365 days without using their device(s), as well as anyone else’s. The selected person will have to sign a contract committing to no smartphone usage for the duration of the contest, and if they are discovered to have followed this strict rule, the prize money will be rewarded. To enter, entrants are required to post a photo on Twitter or Instagram telling Vitamin Water why you need a break from your smartphone by January 8, 2019, with the hashtags #nophoneforayear and #contest – the winner will be selected on January 22nd. Read more for another news report and additional information, including “the catch”.

The selected entrant will be happy to know that they will not be required to go completely phone-free, as Vitaminwater will provide them with a “1996 era mobile phone,” complete with a monthly plan for voice communication only. “We don’t think there’s anything more boring than mindlessly scrolling through your phone, and this is an opportunity to take that stance against routine and give someone $100,000 to do something uniquely awesome with their time,” said brand manager Natalia Suarez.