Skype your way to a new couch

Video-chat software, Skype wants to upgrade your living room, with a free contest to give away a new couch and Skype-enabled TV.

Skype (Windows, Mac, iOS, Android)--the free VoIP app that lets you voice- or video-chat with other Skype users across the world--has become an ubiquitous tool for everyone from grandmas and grandkids to multinational corporations.

Now, the VoIP software ventures into the realm of interior design, with a "Cool My Couch" photo contest that promises the winner a free couch and Skype-enabled TV. To enter, simply submit a photo of your couch along with a caption explaining why you deserve to win. That's it.

A couch that is simply falling apart may not be enough to win. Get creative! (Credit: forestfolks at

The photo contest is open to all U.S. residents who are members of Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram. Users can enter the contest by submitting their photo and caption via the official Facebook page or by posting the photo with a caption to Twitter or Instagram using the hashtag #CoolMyCouch.

The contest runs until 11:59pm PT on July 12, so there is plenty of time to abuse your couch and create the perfect photo. For more details on the contest, read the full official rules (PDF).

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