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Who wants a brand-spankin’-new #HTCOne smartphone? It’s time for a #TroopOneX Giveaway! (CLOSED)

01/28/2013 86 Comments

Who wants a brand-spankin’-new #HTCOne smartphone? It’s time for a #TroopOneX Giveaway! (CLOSED)

01/28/2013 86 Comments


Let’s start this week off with a bang, shall we?

I’m so excited to announce this mah-jor giveaway from our partner, HTC! I kicked off 2013 by participating in HTC’s #TroopOneX, a dynamic group of bloggers picked to testdrive the One X+ and use it to capture our everyday moments. Each week, we’re prompted with a challenge to generate content with our new smartphone and share it with our readers.

Since receiving my One X+ a few weeks ago, I’m pretty smitten. Its impressive 8MP camera shoots high-res photos and HD video, so I can leave my digital camera at home. It keeps me organized through my Google mail and calendars, and Google Play is packed with creative apps to keep me inspired (including Instagram) and social media apps that help me stay connected while I’m on the go. It’s been a powerful tool for my blog and my business.

Here’s where you come in: One lucky APP reader will win a brand new HTC One X+ — a supercharged Android smartphone that’s built for music and media — to capture your own great moments!

Check out the video below so the two of you can get better acquainted…

Ready to enter? Here’s the rundown:

1. One winner will receive an HTC One X+ optimized for AT&T. (Service is not included.)

2. This giveaway is open to US residents only, 18+.

3. All entries must be received by Friday, February 1st at 12:00pm EST.

4. To enter, leave a comment on this post and tell us how you’d use the HTC One X+!

5. One entry per person, please; all duplicates will be deleted.

We’ll select a random winner Friday afternoon.

Good luck! 

This post is sponsored by our partner, HTC and SocialChorus. We received material compensation for this partnership, but we really love this product and we know you will, too. Please note that A Pretty Penny is not responsible for prize fulfillment for this giveaway. SocialChorus will ship the prize to the winner within four weeks of the winner announcement.

Keira Lennox

I'm a small town lady from the sunshine state with an affinity for bookstores, beauty counters and unfussy style. I spend my days running my flower shop, and my nights blogging about what I love and what I wear. (Or watching Netflix and drinking wine.)

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  • JennF 02/01/2013 at 10:58 am

    I would use this to organize all my photos, videos, and schedules with a toddler and one on the way! :)

  • Kylee 02/01/2013 at 10:12 am

    I would use it to replace my current phone! I would take tons of pics and instagram all of them :)

  • Ann 01/31/2013 at 11:27 pm

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  • chloe 01/31/2013 at 11:01 pm

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  • Donna 01/31/2013 at 9:57 pm

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  • Fiona 01/31/2013 at 8:57 pm

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  • Christina 01/31/2013 at 5:07 pm

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  • Monica 01/31/2013 at 2:38 pm

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  • Lindsay Rae 01/30/2013 at 4:50 pm

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    My current phone is dying right before my eyes! I use my phone a ton while on campus during the day (commuter and don’t have room to lug my laptop around too) and would use it to check my email, writing to do lists and check in with friends and my boyfriend. plus i would love to finally put music on my phone!

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    I would most definitely use this phone to UPDATE MY BLOG :) And of course to store pictures and such as I travel and keep in touch with the loved ones I’ll be leaving at home. It would also be handy to have this so I don’t have to constantly carry around my iPod. I need my music.

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    I would use this phone to help keep my school schedule organized. Also it would be a great place to stores music so I won’t have to carry around an iPod and my phone!!

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    I’d use it to keep in touch with friends and run my business!

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  • FailedMuffins 01/29/2013 at 10:47 am

    I would be so excited to win!!

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    I would use it for taking lots of pictures! And for phone calls of course :)

  • Jess 01/29/2013 at 9:56 am

    I am in need of a phone upgrade, and I would definitely enjoy the camera!

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    I’m working on starting my own business and a good lightweight camera is a most, this would not only be extremely useful to help me capture final products when on the go but also lovely to capture everyday inspiration.

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  • Brown Eyed Quail 01/29/2013 at 7:35 am

    I would love this new phone with a better camera to snap pictures and videos of my new little son all day long (also to read all my blogs while feeding him 10 times a day).

  • moijey 01/29/2013 at 3:14 am

    I would use it as my personal little helper – stay in contact with family and friends, share the things I enjoy most in my life. I would take pictures, edit and share them. Hear music, take the phone with me if I do some runnings. And capture my fitness via GPS.

    I have this phone on my list since I’ve heard from it!

  • Wen 01/29/2013 at 1:49 am

    What can’t I do with this phone? My current clam shell is only good for calls, when I do have reception. The battery drains so quick that it’s only good when plugged in the wall.

  • Sally 01/29/2013 at 1:33 am

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  • peggy 01/29/2013 at 12:28 am

    wow! this is such a wonderful giveaway! I could really use the phone! We are an android family and I need to get a smartphone for my teenage son so we can keep in touch. My children have been homeschooled their whole lives, but we are branching out and my oldest will be attending high school in the upcoming year and this would really help him in school as well! Thank you for the generous giveaway! I hope we win!

  • Elizabeth W 01/29/2013 at 12:01 am

    I’d use it for taking photos of my newborn and of course Instagram ;)

    • keiralennox 02/01/2013 at 4:26 pm

      Yay, you’re the winner of the HTC One X+, Elizabeth!! :)

      I’m passing your email address on to SocialChorus, and they’ll be in touch for your shipping information. Thanks for reading APP!

      • Elizabeth W 02/02/2013 at 12:28 am

        Thank you, thank you, thank you! I am SO excited! :)

        • keiralennox 02/02/2013 at 9:32 am

          Elizabeth, when you get a moment, will you shoot me an email with your full name and shipping address so I can pass it on to SocialChorus? Send to aprettypennysponsors@gmail.com.

          Thanks, doll!

  • Cheryl 01/28/2013 at 11:40 pm

    I would love to win this phone and use it in my special ed class to help teach lower level students through technology. I have many levels of students and to be able to use the HTC One for a particular student who cannot read more than one syllable words (junior high) would be wonderful. The student could be working while I worked with others in the class.

  • Janice 01/28/2013 at 11:29 pm

    I’d love to win it for my parents! It’d be easier in times of emergencies

  • Brandi Simpson 01/28/2013 at 11:24 pm

    If I won this phone I would read your blog!!

  • Ann 01/28/2013 at 11:13 pm

    I would love Love LOVE this phone! I have to get rid of my Iphone soon so what a perfect replacement!

  • Holly B 01/28/2013 at 10:41 pm

    I’d use the phone to replace my old, battered first gen Android. I need something new and shiny!

  • Isabelle 01/28/2013 at 10:32 pm

    i would totally use the htc 1x for my life – my work, my music, games, video, etc! my iphone 3g is just way too dinosaur

  • Brenda Rhodes 01/28/2013 at 10:31 pm

    I would love to use this phone. The camerswould be great for taking pictures of my before and after dIy projects. Not to mention using the phone!

  • rjgifford 01/28/2013 at 10:21 pm

    Oh. My. Gosh. How would I use my new HTCOne smartphone? I would wrap it hearts and give it to my 50-year-old husband who is still using a five year old DUMB phone. Seriously. He gives all he has to his girls – me and our two daughters. Since they are both in college – it’s a DUMB phone for Giff. Sigh. Can I get excited?

  • Brynn 01/28/2013 at 8:55 pm

    The screen just busted on my super old android! I would love a new new phone so I can properly see things/take pictures/read blogs/tweet!!!


  • Chloe Moon 01/28/2013 at 8:11 pm

    I am in desperate need of a new phone!!! I would actually be in touch with the outside world!! Please count me in!! =)

  • Christine G. 01/28/2013 at 7:30 pm

    Oh wow! This would be AH-MAH-ZING! I have a soon-to-be-three year old and this phone would be a dream to document all the spontaneous little moments on the go and at home :) Pick me, pick me!

  • Ashley Pane 01/28/2013 at 7:29 pm

    I would use this phone to help capture memories!

  • Shanna 01/28/2013 at 7:27 pm

    I would use the HTC Onex+ for everything! I still have a “dumb” phone and would love to join this century.

  • bobbieschae 01/28/2013 at 6:49 pm

    Oh pick me! I blog, Instagram, PoshMark, Facebook, and take tons of pics and vids of my kiddos and content. I also handle social medi for our business! This would come in handy! :)

  • Megan Brown 01/28/2013 at 6:16 pm

    I would use this phone to finally take the leap into the 21st century, since I currently do not have a smart phone and feel like a first grader at work.

  • elizabeth garcia 01/28/2013 at 6:01 pm

    I’m a hardworking student whos HTC Sensation started melting last week, yes you heard me right…MELTING!!! I work taking care of an elderly couple and am taking 5 classes at The University of Houston. I would use this phone to manage my schedule, keep all my crazy lists in order, take pictures a cute outfits I wanted to copy, and of course receive email updates from APP!!!! In fact there is little I don’t use my phone for! The HTC One looks like an amazing (non-melting) upgrade!!!

  • Jessica {The In-Between} 01/28/2013 at 5:41 pm

    What a great opportunity you had to test this out. I would use this phone to get the new Vine app and try to make some captivating & silly videos with the great camera. What a lovely giveaway.

  • Marissa 01/28/2013 at 5:17 pm

    I would sell it for shopping money!

  • Maureen Downey 01/28/2013 at 5:14 pm

    I would consider giving up my iPhone to go back to the Android game. I miss it! HTC has such a brilliant and user-friendly interface, and I would like some inspiration to get back into my own blog! Having all of those amazing features in the palm of my hand would really help. Pleaseeeee pick me!!! ;)

  • Martha 01/28/2013 at 5:12 pm

    How WOULDN’T I use this awesome phone? I desperately need more memory for my music and pics, as my phone is used for both and the poor-old thing is about to quit on me :/ Thanks for offering this to us! Love, love, love your blog! :D

  • Shonda Green 01/28/2013 at 5:06 pm

    I would gift it to my son whomis a cash strapped college student sonhe could talk to his dear, sweet momma who misses him bunches:)!

  • Dominique 01/28/2013 at 5:06 pm

    I would use the phone to keep in touch with friends and family both over the phone and through social media applications. I’m due for an upgrade!

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