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Cell Phone Dog Food Challenge Winner Announced

December 27th, 2010 · 5 Comments

Cell phone dog food challenge winner announced. Amy Taylor of Georgia wins the $2,500 prize.

Pacebutler Cell Phone Dog Food Challenge

Last November, we launched a cell phone collection drive called the 100,000 Cell Phone Dog Food Challenge. If you remember there was $2,500 at stake during that promo for one lucky sender of used or old cell phones for recycling with Pacebutler. Joe, Pacebutler’s president, also accepted the challenge of eating dog food if we’re unable to reach our goal of 100,000 cell phones received by the end of the drive (Dec. 14th).

Unfortunately, we fell short of the 100,000 cell phones target (we got a total of 56,304 phones) and Joe had to face the inevitable and chew on Lassie’s lunch. You can watch Joe eat Alpo dog food and announce the contest winner on this video:

In the meantime, the raffle draw went as scheduled last December 14th and the winner is…drum roll please…Amy Taylor from Georgia! Congratulations, Amy. Our thanks to everyone who participated in the Challenge.

It was all done in the spirit of fun and helping the environment. If you still have old or used cell phones tucked away in a drawer somewhere and can use some extra cash, you’ll be doing an enormous service to the environment by sending those old phones to us for recycling or refurbishing. Deposited in landfills, old phones can potentially leak toxic chemicals to the surrounding soil and nearby waterways. Think about clearing up all that unwanted electronic junk AND getting paid for it. Check out the purchase price list here to see how much those old mobile phones are worth right now.

Better yet, you can donate your old cell phones to your favorite charity this holiday season to help your preferred non-profit continue its work. The money for each unit that you send to us goes directly to the charity of your choice. For the complete list of charity and nonprofit organizations that we’re currently working with and for a brief explanation of how this actually works, please click here: Donate Cell Phones.

We all thoroughly enjoyed that pre-Christmas campaign and we’re now gearing up for our next promotion. If you have any great idea or prices you want to win in future cell phone drives, don’t be shy about sharing it with us. Leave your comments below or join us on Facebook and let us hear from you.

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5 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Tim // Jan 3, 2011 at 9:25 am

    I loved this promotion… Congrats to the winner and congrats to you for a successful campaign.

  • 2 Tracy Himes // Jan 12, 2011 at 7:09 am

    Congratulations on a great campaign, you kept tons of toxic chemicals out of the landfill with your efforts! Your resources for charities looking for cell phone donations is very thorough, includes a few that we missed in our new electronic recycling guide…so thanks for including them for more ideas for our blog (thinkoutsidethebin) which also promotes donations to charity of common household items.

  • 3 Mazooma // Jan 19, 2011 at 4:59 am

    I agree this is a brilliant campaign, we tend to forget that our phones contain toxic substances that really need to be disposed of in the correct channels. It’s also impressive seeing the president stick by his agreement and following through with the punishment, I’m not sure how many company presidents would do something similar!

  • 4 Pablo Edwards // Jan 25, 2011 at 4:26 pm

    You have to respect someone who carries out their end of a deal.

  • 5 Richard // Feb 14, 2011 at 6:35 pm

    Every 1 ton of plastic recycled can save amount of water that can be used by 1 person for 2 months or almost 1800 pounds of oil or 1 year of 2 people’s energy requirement. Over it, recycling plastic saves money this optimizing resources as well as consumer surpluses.