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Vitaminwater will give you $100,000 to ditch your phone for a year

Would you leave your phone behind for a year to win big money? VitaminWater wants to challenge you to break the addiction.

For $100,000, the company is asking folks at least 18 years or older and residing in the United States to trade their smartphones in for a 2000s-era calls-only phone. If you survive six months, you could win $10,000.

All you need to do is post a photo on Instagram or Twitter telling @vitaminwater why you need a break from your phone.

“What would you do with all that time? Go wild, be out there, and wow us,” the company posted on its website. You must enter by Jan. 8 and include the hashtags #nophoneforayear and #contest in your posts. And you can enter up to four times.

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Once the contest is closed, Vitaminwater will choose one lucky winner to ditch their smartphones. The company doesn’t go into details about how exactly it’ll monitor use, but lie detectors will be involved.

The non legally binding guidelines are fairly simple; you cannot use a smartphone at all for 365 days, not yours or a friend’s or anyone else’s.

Be sure to read the detailed official rules at vitaminwater.com.

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