You Could Get Paid $1300 to Watch 13 Stephen King Movies by Halloween

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If you've already blown through lists of the best horror movies ever made, it's time to get more specific with your Halloween binge-watching. This year, USDish is challenging one brave soul to watch 13 movies based on classic Stephen King works by October 31—and the lucky viewer will receive $1300 for their fortitude.

Forty-three films have been adapted from Stephen King's novels, novellas, and short stories, including IT Chapter Two and Doctor Sleep in 2019. USDish.com has narrowed its viewing list down to King's most famous films like Children of the Corn (1984), Carrie (the 2013 remake or the 1976 original), Misery (1990), and Pet Sematary (the 2019 remake or the 1989 original).

The candidate chosen for the challenge will receive a survival kit complete with a blanket, flashlight, candy, popcorn, and Stephen King swag. USDish will also send them a Fitbit they can use to track their pulse while watching some of the most heart-pounding scenes in cinema. All 13 movies are available to watch on Dish, and if the viewer wants to extend their movie marathon, they can use a complimentary gift card to see IT Chapter 2 or Doctor Sleep in theaters.

After making it through the list and logging their experience, the winner will receive a $1300 cash prize. They can use that money to buy all the Stephen King movies that weren't included in the challenge—or maybe take a relaxing trip to some place far from Maine.

To apply for the dream (or nightmare) gig, fill out the form on the USDish.com website with your personal information, viewing habits, and a short essay explaining why you should get the job. There's also an option to upload a video pitching yourself as the perfect victim.

Whether or not you get paid to do it, you can organize a Stephen King binge-watching session of your own. Here are some the best films from the master of horror that are available to stream.

Ski.com Wants to Pay You $2000 to Go on an Epic Ski Vacation

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The northern Rockies have already been hit with a massive snowstorm, and that means ski season is almost upon us. This year, Ski.com is planning to make dreams come true for not one, not two, but 12 lucky skiers.

Travel + Leisure reports that the ski vacation booking service will send two people to each of six top ski destinations, where they’ll ski their snow-loving little hearts out and document their adventures on social media. The trips are all-expenses-paid and then some; not only will skiers fly United Airlines and receive VIP resort experiences for free, they’ll also be given gear from Stio, Black Crows, Giro, and GoPro—plus a $2000 paycheck.

To apply, you have to choose one of the six destinations—Aspen Snowmass, Colorado; Jackson Hole, Wyoming; Big Sky, Montana; Banff and Lake Louise, Canada; Chamonix, France; or Niseko, Japan—and create a 90-second video explaining why you’re the best person for the gig. If you’re thinking this is the perfect opportunity to try skiing for the first time ever, you might want to scope out a few bunny slopes on your own and apply for Ski.com’s Epic Dream Job next year: The listing asks that applicants be “able to ski and/or snowboard at an advanced intermediate level.”

Dan Sherman, Ski.com’s chief marketing officer, told Travel + Leisure that the decision to add 11 more winners was partly because “a very passionate community formed online in support of the [nearly 1200] applicants” last year. And, since two people will be sent to each location, you can even apply with a friend.

If you’re interested, submit your video here before October 29, and check out these ways to train off the slopes while you wait for the winners to be announced on November 19.

[h/t Travel + Leisure]

EatStreet Is Hiring a ‘Curd Nerd’ to Travel Wisconsin in Search of the Best Cheese Curds

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Italy has Parmigiano-Reggiano, France has brie, and Wisconsin has curds. The bite-sized nuggets of curdled milk may not be the most sophisticated products in the cheese aisle (they're often served deep-fried with a side of ranch dressing), but they hold a special place in the hearts of many cheese lovers. Now, one curd connoisseur will have the chance to sample the fare across Wisconsin and get paid for their efforts.

As Thrillist reports, EatStreet is seeking a "curd nerd" to traverse America's Dairyland in pursuit of the best cheese curds in the state. From the 15th through the 29th of October—which is National Cheese Month—the cheesy ambassador will visit Wisconsin's top curd destinations with EatStreet's social media team. After tasting a variety of styles (battered with Wisconsin beer and as a topping on poutine are some possibilities), they will determine which curds reign supreme.

The job pays more than literal cheddar. For every hour they devote to the campaign, the curd nerd will make $12.50, earning a maximum total of $1000 over two weeks. The expenses of the trip, including an unlimited diet of cheese curds, will also be covered.

If you're ready to turn your love of cheese into a lucrative gig, submit an application to EatStreet before October 2 by answering these two questions: "Why do you want to be EatStreet’s curd nerd?" and "What unique skills and abilities do you bring to the table?"

The ideal candidate is a Wisconsin resident with a "big personality and a passion for storytelling." You should also be willing to share your lactose-fueled adventures on social media. Ready to start planning your trip now? Prepare yourself with these (slightly) cheesy facts about Wisconsin.

[h/t Thrillist]

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