VitaminWater Offers $100,000 to Go Smartphone Free in 2019

As we recently told you, VitaminWater is offering a $100,000 prize to anyone willing to go "scroll free" and put down his or her smartphone for an entire year.The beverage company said its Scroll Free for Year contest will award $100,000 to a person who can give up their smartphone for a year and $10,000 if they only make it six months. Do you wonder how they will track how if someone touches their phone? Why not ask Debbie Ebalobo who is leading the “vitaminwater scroll-free” campaign!

To enter the contest, you need to submit a post on Twitter or Instagram (so, yes, perhaps using a smartphone), including the hashtags #nophoneforayear and #contest, and outlining what you'd do if you couldn't swipe or scroll for a year. The deadline to enter is January 8, 2019.

The company will select a contestant around January 22, according to the contest rules, and give them a 1996-era cell phone. For the next year, if you get chosen, you can't use any smartphones or tablets at all, even those belonging to other people, but you can use laptops and desktop computers. Devices like Google Home and Amazon Echo are OK too.