Sounds too good to be true — sit back during your enforced at-home quarantine and earn $1000 watching Harry Potter? Accio money!
You might have even just completed a Harry Potter rewatch on your own, but you’re trapped at home anyway by virtue of the CoVid-19 viral pandemic, and this is a seriously tempting offer. All you have to do is liveTweet using @getedsmart and the hashtag #getedsmart, and be prepared for 25 hours of consecutive sofa time.
A thousand dollars could buy a lot of toilet paper right now.
Sponsor EDsmart (a college ranking website) requires applicants to have an active social media life and a true love for all things Potter (and Scamander, one assumes). I’d guess, at minimum, make sure you can cast a solid handful of spells, know your School House, brew a successful Polyjuice potion, and could effortlessly hatch an Occamy/control a gaggle of Nifflers. Just saying.
Sorry, kids, you have to be 18 or older to apply. That means graduates of Hogwarts, Durmstrang, Beauxbatons, and Ilvermorny are welcome. Five of the top witches and wizards will be awarded this outstanding opportunity. (Did you get all Outstandings on your O.W.L.S and N.E.W.T.S? <– if you know what this means, you just might win!)
Get paid to watch Harry Potter …AKA, How to send your application to Hogwarts
From the EDsmart website:
“To be considered for this easy temp job, please fill the application below and tell us in approximately 200 words why you are one of the five magical Potter fans we seek.
Tell us why you’d be a good fit for the gig. Show us how your magical personality pops—and where on social media, you pop it.”
Fill out the form and send
by owl online to EdSmart. You need to be eligible to work in the United States.
May 15, 2020 is the deadline, so act fast.
Swag and HP Merch? We’ll Take the Lot!
As if the money from Gingrott’s wasn’t enough incentive, you also get swag. Goodies include the entire series on Blu Ray, a GrubHub $100 gift card, a Gryffindor snuggie, Hogwarts alumni mug, Butter Beer caramel corn, Bertie Bots Every Flavor Beans, Chocolate Frogs (with Wizard Trading Cards — I keep searching for the elusive Dumbledore), and gummy jelly slugs (remember Ron?). No Nimbus 2000 on the list, but hey, with $1000 you can probably source one.
It’s a heady overload of free goodies for the lucky Potterhead.
If someone applies from reading this post, please let RunPee know (at [email protected], or comment below), so we can root for you and cast lots of Charm Spells in your direction! And if you WIN, we’ll also give you a free Infinity Peecoin for unlimited Peetimes at RunPee. (That’s even better than $1000? Maybe not, but think of all the movies you won’t have to miss the best scenes from.)
Here’s the application again. Pip pip, off you go!
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