I have a love/hate relationship with social media. The internet and social media on a whole, have made life a little bit easier in terms of keeping up with loved ones that are far away. However, as with all things, there are downsides to social media. It sometimes feels as though we have to keep up appearances, that nothing is real and that real life is posed.
Lately, I have been taking mini hiatus from social media to enjoy my family more. I have taken a few family vacations this past year and what a relief it felt to get away. We connected more, and due to the social media breaks have even become a lot closer. When we’re not tethered to our cell phones and don’t feel the obligatory urge to share our lives, it just seems as though our life is so much easier.
That’s why I love this new initiative by Republic Wireless and their sweepstakes #LifeOverLikes. Republic Wireless wants you to use your phone to stay connected when necessary, but prioritize authentic, human-to-human connection which is something that we seem to lack. We tend to get caught up with the digital connections and the people who are right there in front of us seem to not matter as much. It’s all about focusing on the life you have outside your phone and not the one inside of it.
About Republic Wireless
Republic Wireless features plans that are designed to give you more control over your data usage, and thus – your time spent tethered to the internet.
So what about the sweepstakes?
Republic Wireless knows that people are looking for ways to bring loved ones closer together, and to spend more time with the people who are most important to them—especially during the holiday season. The Sweepstakes prizes enable the winners to bring a group together with ease. Who wouldn’t want to share a meal, a concert, or a getaway with the ones they love, if the chance was there? Especially if the fun was free? And if they didn’t have to do the grocery shopping!
You can enter everyday and no purchase is necessary. Encourage sharing with friends and family, get the word out and win! The sweepstakes ends on 12/15 so be sure to enter!
Second place prizes – Win a $500 gift card to spend on music, sports, or theatre tickets from a major nationwide ticket outlet. 10 Winners.
First place prizes – Win a Samsung Smart Refrigerator plus a 3-month meal kit delivery subscription! 5 Winners.
Grand prize – Win $10K to travel anywhere in world! Take yourself and your loved ones on the vacation of your dreams. Use your $10K travel voucher on airfare, hotels, tour and cruise arrangements, and more. 3 winners.
So live a little! Get out of that social media bubble and get out and enjoy what life has to offer. Go to a concert with a group of friends, cook family dinners together, or take that dream vacation that you’ll always remember. These are events and adventures that will be more fun than any gift-wrapped present can ever be.