Charlotte Hannah
May 22, 2013

Win $300 Designer Sunglasses From Twirlit and DITTO (CONTEST)

Summer’s coming up fast! Are you excited? We sure are. But there’s one thing you need to take care of before you break out your cutest tank top and hit the beach — yes, it’s time to start thinking about how you’re going to shield your precious eyeballs from the sun’s harmful rays.

Luckily, not only do sunglasses serve a functional purpose, they also make you look better (unlike, say, bike helmets).  Everyone – every single person on the whole entire planet — looks cooler with sunglasses on. It’s a well-documented fact.

Take this cat, for example. Do you think this feisty feline could possibly get any cooler?

Photo credit: Korionov/Shutterstock

Photo credit: Korionov/Shutterstock

And this handsome young gentleman. The addition of a pair of slick shades has made him simultaneously so hot and so cool that the two attributes canceled each other out and his clothes ceased to exist. That’s the power of sunglasses.

Photo credit: Stockyimages/Shutterstock

Photo credit: Stockyimages/Shutterstock

Sunglasses are so cool, even Kristen Stewart smiles when she’s wearing them.

You want more proof that sunglasses have magic cool-making powers? OK, fine. How about we give you $300 to spend on a pair of designer sunglasses, courtesy of our pals at DITTO? You put on a pair of Ray-Bans, Derek Lams or Jason Wus and just try telling us you don’t look a million times more awesome.

Yep, you read that right: we’re having a contest! The winner will get a $300 gift certificate to spend at DITTO on a slick pair of designer sunglasses. Pretty sweet deal, eh?

Get in on this!

If you wanna get in the running, you’re going to have to do a little bit of work. Just a little. Not a lot. It’ll even be fun, we promise! Here’s a list of instructions:

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But what if I don’t like them?

Buying things on the Interweb – especially things you put on or around your body — can be a little nerve-wracking. What if your sunglasses don’t fit? Or don’t make you look quite as cool as you were hoping? What if they’re made of bees?

Never fear, potential contest winner! Our friends at DITTO have come up with a really nifty way to take the worry out of buying a pair of shades with free money on the Internet. Their virtual video try-on feature, which lets you upload a video of your face and then virtually put a pair of virtual sunglasses on your virtual face, is legitimately one of the coolest things we’ve seen since we saw that Tumblr about things that fit perfectly into other things.

DITTO can also guarantee with absolute certainty that none of their designer sunglasses are made of bees. See? No worries!

Contest rules

No, not as in “This contest rules!” although it totally does. We’ve gotta have rules for this thing, you guys. This is a sunglasses contest, not the Thunderdome. We have legal obligations. Thankfully, they’re pretty simple.

  1. To enter, you must be a US resident at least 16 years of age or older.
  2. You can only enter the contest once.
  3. The contest winner will receive a $300 credit on, which they can spend on the sunglasses or prescription glasses of their choice.

That’s the gist of it, but you can check out the full contest rules here.

Good luck, and stay cool this summer!