Updated! Slickdeals Back-to-Hoops Challenge

Show us your b-ball skills or your old shoes, and you could win a pair of fresh kicks courtesy Finish Line!
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Updated 8/25/17: We've added a new (and easier) way to enter to win! And also extended the contest deadline to September 8th!

New way to enter the #backtohoops challenge: post a photo of your old shoes on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram, and tell us what you'd do with a fresh pair of basketball shoes. Tag @slickdeals and @finishline, and use the hashtags #ShoesSoFresh and #backtohoops. Make sure your post is public because if we can't see it, how will we know you want to win a pair of shoes?

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Whether you're going back to school or back to the court, nothing beats a pair of new shoes that not only look awesome, but also feel great.

With support from Finish Line, we're giving you the opportunity to step up your style game via our Back-to-Hoops Video Challenge — show us a video of your "basketball skills," and you could win one of five (5) NBA player style basketball shoes!

You could perform a slam dunk, skill shot, or anything creative that's related to basketball. We don't really care — just get our attention by making us laugh or wowing us!

#ShoesSoFresh!

Special thanks to Finish Line for supplying the Slickdeals Back-to-Hoops Video Challenge with the following prize options (if you win, you get to pick one style from the selection below!):

Each shoe comes in multiple color combinations, so click on the shoe's name or head to FinishLine.com to see more choices.

Nike LeBron Soldier 11

 

Nike PG 1

 

Nike Kyrie 3

 

adidas Harden Vol. 1

 

Under Armour Curry 3Zero

There will be a total of five (5) winners — one from each social media platform (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram), and two chosen by Slickdeals staff.

Keep reading to learn how to enter the contest!

Entry Method 1: Post Your Video on Facebook

  • Film yourself doing something basketball-related and say "Get to the finish line!" before, during, or after you show-off your basketball skills.
  • Upload the video to Facebook.
  • Tag @slickdeals and @finishline, and use the hashtags #ShoesSoFresh and #backtohoops. Make sure your post is public because if we can't see it, how will we know you want to win a pair of shoes?
  • Have your friends and family like your video. Feel free to use additional hashtags or tags to garner more attention — for example, #nba, #dunkcam, #bball.
  • Upload as many different videos as you like — show us what you got!
  • The video with the most likes will be crowned one of the Back-to-Hoops winners! If there's a tie, we will choose a winner at random from the top videos.

Entry Method 2: Post Your Video on Twitter

  • Film yourself doing something basketball-related and say "Get to the finish line!" before, during, or after you show-off your basketball skills.
  • Upload the video to Twitter.
  • Tag @slickdeals and @finishline, and use the hashtags #ShoesSoFresh and #backtohoops. Again, make sure your post is public.
  • Have your friends and family like your video. Play the hashtag game to really gain some traction.
  • Upload as many different videos as you like — entertain us!
  • The tweet with the most likes will be crowned one of the Back-to-Hoops winners! If there's a tie, we will choose a winner at random from the top tweets.

Entry Method 3: Post Your Video on Instagram

  • Film yourself doing something basketball-related and say "Get to the finish line!" before, during, or after you show-off your basketball skills.
  • Upload the video to Instagram. (Don't make a story because those disappear!)
  • Tag @slickdeals and @finishline, and use the hashtags #ShoesSoFresh and #backtohoops. You'll need to have a public profile so we can see your video.
  • Have your friends and family like your video. Juke the competition with creative tagging.
  • Upload as many different videos as you like — we know you're not a one-trick pony.
  • The video with the most hearts will be crowned one of the Back-to-Hoops winners! If there's a tie, we will choose a winner at random from the top posts.

Post your videos by September 8th, 2017, 11:00 AM PT!

From the Free Throw Line

For those of you who don't have a large social media following or are concerned about too much competition, don't worry. We're setting aside two (2) pairs of shoes for winners that will be chosen by the Slickdeals staff.

There won't be any rhyme or reason why a particular video won — we're going to chose the two videos that we like the most.

Our office dog, Katsu, isn't eligible to win, but he'd for sure win over a lot of Slickdeals staffers if he made a video! *hint hint*

We Got Game!

To help get your creative juices flowing, we filmed an example submission video featuring our Facebook Live co-hosts performing some trick shots and general b-ball shenanigans. Notice that we're not even using regulation equipment — it's totally allowed for this contest! Think outside the court!

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The only thing we forgot to do was say "Get to the finish line!" Make sure you say that line so we know you didn't just grab a video from the Internet.

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The Fine Print

You can submit as many videos as you want for every entry method listed above.

Eligible entries must be posted by September 8, 2017 at 11:00 am PT. Winners will be identified shortly after.

Winners will be notified via direct message and must respond within 72 hours of being notified. If the winner doesn't respond, we will pick another winner.

You must be a registered member of the Slickdeals.net forums with an account in good standing (not banned), and at least 18 years of age to enter the giveaway. Please allow 4-6 weeks for delivery of your prize. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. VOID WHERE TAXED, PROHIBITED OR RESTRICTED BY LAW. Subject to official rules and open to United States residents only.

This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook.

Slickdeals is not responsible for any personal injury, property damage, or misconduct that might occur during the filming or production of the contest entry.

We are not responsible for lost shipments. Full list of Terms and Conditions can be found HERE.



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Feel free to link to your social posts in the comments! Can't wait to see all the creativity and b-ball skills!
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Feel free to link to your social posts in the comments! Can't wait to see all the creativity and b-ball skills!
Hello, I have a question about this video challenge. Can video be cut/edited or does it need to be one take? Finally can I participate if I'm from Europe?
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Hello, I have a question about this video challenge. Can video be cut/edited or does it need to be one take? Finally can I participate if I'm from Europe?
Hi! Your video can be edited, and you're welcome to participate, but only residents of the United States are eligible to win the prizes.
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