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Sell Out With Sprint

Kim Hart

You can now get $20 in exchange for shameless product placement in a YouTube video. In an effort to promote its new Samsung Instinct cellphone, an iPhone look-alike offered by Sprint Nextel, the carrier is paying customers to feature the phone in a homemade video.

Just a short, random appearance by the phone appears to be enough to qualify for the quick cash. The best video will receive a grand prize of $10,000.

The Instinct handset has been selling pretty well so far, with some retail stores even selling out of the model, which hit shelves less than two weeks ago. The company is known for offering popular features and applications on its phones, but has been searching for a top-selling handset for some time.

If you think you can make a killer video with product placement, click here for more details.

By Kim Hart  |  July 1, 2008; 9:42 AM ET  | Category:  Kim Hart
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