How to Get Paid $1,000 to Binge Watch 9 Travel Movies
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When the pandemic first began, we canceled our spring travel plans and looked forward to summer. Travel restrictions didn’t ease up that much over the summer, and now holiday travel is (or at least should be) off the table.

Who knows when we’ll be able to get back out there and feel comfortable flying or eating in restaurants, but until then, at least we have travel movies. You know the type: ones that so deeply immerse you in the setting that you feel like you have jet lag after watching it.

Now, the team at Upgraded Points is looking for someone who’ll help out with a project on films that inspire wanderlust—a gig that pays $1,000. Here’s how to apply.

What the job entails

The job involves binge-watching nine movies, taking notes and tracking specific details in each of the movies, including the scenery, themes, characters and more in a spreadsheet. You’ll also have to post about your binge-watching journey on Facebook and Twitter. The movies you’d be watching are:

  1. Under the Tuscan Sun
  2. Eat, Pray, Love
  3. Raiders of the Lost Ark
  4. National Lampoon’s Vacation
  5. Out of Africa
  6. Catch Me If You Can
  7. Midnight in Paris
  8. The Italian Job (2003)
  9. Murder on the Orient Express (2017)

The successful applicant will receive the $1,000 payment, as well as an Amazon gift card to rent all of the movies on the list. The tasks must be completed by January 15, 2021.

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How to apply

In order to apply, you must be 18 years or older and a U.S. citizen or permanent resident. According to Upgraded Points, the ideal applicant will have:

  • A true love of travel and exploration
  • A love for all things cinema
  • Attention to detail so you’ll be able to identify the best locations where the movie is set
  • The ability and availability to binge-watch 9 movies in a short amount of time
  • Active social media accounts on Facebook and Twitter

To apply, fill out this form and explain why you’re the perfect person for this job. And don’t hold back, according to Upgraded Points: “The your level of enthusiasm for travel will be a strong factor for consideration, so provide what you need to demonstrate how and why you love to travel.” The deadline for submissions is December 4, 2020. The winner will be notified by December 10th, 2020.

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