Got a bad gift? Let HTC Replace it with an HTC One

This contest has ended. Check out the list of winning submissions here, Replace My Gift Contest winners#ReplaceMyGift HTC Instagram Holiday 2013 Contest

Every year, we make lists, check them twice, and then pass them around to our friends and family members, hoping that we get exactly what we want. But then the time comes when we gather, tear off the bows, rip off the paper and our excitement quietly fades away as we realize that we didn’t get what we wanted at all. In fact, it’s not even close.

When that happens, we’re a victim of a bad gift.

This year, HTC would like to help make your holiday a little jollier by giving you a chance to replace that “bad” gift with a new HTC One.

Entering is simple. Just follow these steps:

  1. Follow HTC on Instagram at: www.instagram.com/htc
  2. Snap a photo of the gift and post it on Instagram
  3. Include a comment in the caption explaining why it is a “bad” gift (or a gift that you didn’t want)
  4. Include the hashtag, #ReplaceMyGift, in the caption
  5. Tag @HTC in the photo (You don’t have to call out @HTC in the caption, just tag us!)

The photos will be judged by a panel of gift-giving judges based on originality, creativity, humor, and “badness” of the gift submitted in the photo and comment.

Here’s an example of what we’re looking for:

Got a bad gift for the holidays? Enter HTC's #ReplaceMyGift Contest for a chance to win an HTC One

We don’t want to get sued, so please, don’t  mention or show any particular company or brands in your photos and do not include pictures of  anyone else but you (unless you have permission). 

We are accepting entries until 11:59 PST on January 5, 2014. A total of 12 winners will be chosen and notified on or around January 10, 2014 and announced here, on the HTC Blog, on or around January 15, 2014.*

Contest eligibility varies by country. Check here for a full list of rules and restrictions, including those for your region.

Can’t wait to see what “bad” gifts you want replaced!

* NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER. Contest ends 1/5/2014. Must be at least 18 years old to enter. Open to eligible participants in Australia, Canada, France, German, Hong Kong, India, Malaysia, Singapore, Taiwan, the UK, the US, and Vietnam only. Six (6) winners will be selected from the U.S. The remaining six (6) winners will be selected from entries received from all eligible participants excluding those from eligible U.S. participants. Odds of winning depend on number of entries received. Entries cannot contain content misrepresenting or defaming people, products, or companies. Other conditions apply. For a full list of rules, see http://blog.htc.com/replacemygift/.

  • ugwug

    Great contest idea!

  • saikamal

    ya i lke htcbrand

  • http://twitter.com/gamercore Chris Chavez

    Sounds like fun! 😀

  • Alva

    🙁 i have no Christmas gift …can i have a HTC one

  • Raman Verma

    this Christmas on 25 @ 8PM someone theft my HTC one X+ exact 6 month old.. I really got the worst gift from santa.

  • arthur

    I got a HTC one for Christmas

  • Shubham Sharma

    I got an HTC one as my gift ….but the camera is faulty … #ReplaceMyGift with another HTC one which isn’t faulty please

  • Joydeb Debnath

    This is really good concept contest ….I have participated and hope will be lucky to win the awesome HTC One! fingers crossed

  • Daniel Ursul

    i have no gifts in general, but if i got something from htc, should i get an email or something ?

  • jo nice

    Can I enter without using Instagram?

  • Carisa Bendel

    I got an HTC Desire. Unfortunately, it had a faulty detached screen so I sent it back to Virgin for a refund (since it wasn’t activated I could not exchange it). I tried to repurchase it, but the sale price I got it at the first time changed to the tune of +$50 which makes it over my budget. Now I have no phone and I’m out $7.75 for shipping to return it. So disappointed!!! 🙁