Gevalia Wants to Pay You $5000 to Drink Coffee in a Castle in Scotland for a Week

Carlowrie Castle in Edinburgh, Scotland.
Carlowrie Castle in Edinburgh, Scotland.
Gevalia Kaffe

If you like coffee, castles, and five-course meals, Gevalia Kaffe might choose you as its Coffee Queen.

According to Travel + Leisure, the Swedish coffee company is planning to pay one lucky winner $5000 to spend a week sipping coffee in Edinburgh, Scotland’s Carlowrie Castle. With 12 bedrooms, 11 bathrooms, and 32 acres of land, there’s plenty of space to wander around—coffee mug in hand, of course.

“Gevalia believes a Queen is anyone who transforms into the most confident version of themselves after that first cup of coffee—they speak their minds, are self-aware, and aren’t afraid to make fun of themselves,” Gevalia senior associate brand manager Tina Bletnitsky said in a press release. “At Gevalia, we want to celebrate the Queen in everyone, and now we’re just making it official.”

carlowrie castle hallway
The foyer of Carlowrie Castle.
Gevalia Kaffe

Gevalia is thoroughly committed to helping the winner reach their full regal potential by truly treating them like a queen. In addition to plenty of top-notch coffee, Gevalia will bestow you with a personal butler, five-course meals made by a “coffee-inspired chef,” private lessons on preparing café-style drinks at home, and coffee-inspired spa treatments. And because ruling over a kingdom is no fun if you have nobody to share it with, Gevalia is also letting you bring a friend.

The application, which is open through December 21, only takes about a minute to complete—you just have to share how many cups of coffee you drink per day, explain how you’re a Coffee Queen in real life (in 250 characters or fewer), and provide some personal information.

Then, recline in your at-home throne until December 30, when Gevalia announces the winner.

[h/t Travel + Leisure]

You Could Get Paid $1000 to Host a Remote The Office Watching Party


If getting paid to watch The Office sounds like a dream come true, well, you're in luck. Amid the COVID-19 crisis, Overheard on Conference Calls, an online resource that provides helpful guides to navigating the workplace, is paying one diehard fan $1000 to host a remote watch party of The Office.

"In a time when most states in the U.S. are under stay at home orders due to COVID-19 and words like social distancing are common, it can be tough to still remember there are good things out there. Two of those things are friendship and the television show The Office," the company said on their website.

But there are a few important requirements. According to the site, Overheard is looking for someone who loves the show, has accessibility to host a video call, and will watch 15 episodes in the span of one week with their friends.

You also need to be 18 years or older and a current resident of the United States. If you fit all these requirements, simply fill out this form by April 27.

Even if you aren't the lucky winner, you can still host an Office watch party while social distancing. Check out this free browser extension that allows you to watch Netflix with your friends.

You Could Get Paid to Watch Disney+ While Social Distancing

She’s excited to belt out both parts of Aladdin and Jasmine’s "A Whole New World."
She’s excited to belt out both parts of Aladdin and Jasmine’s "A Whole New World."
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In October 2019, chose five lucky couch potatoes for its “Disney+ Dream Job,” a position that paid people $1000 and gave them a year-long Disney+ subscription to watch 30 Disney programs in 30 days.

Now, the technology review site is accepting applicants for a similar (albeit less time-consuming) role: 10 people will receive a $200 Visa gift card and a free year of Disney+ to watch one single Disney film. Since most Disney movies are around 90 minutes long, your one-time wage works out to about $133 per hour.

To enter, all you have to do is send an email to with “Dream Job” in the subject line and your name and the title of your favorite Disney film in the body of the email. Winners will be selected at random, so you don’t have to worry about trying to pick the “right” movie or explaining why you’re the right person for the job. You do, however, have to be at least 18 years old and a U.S. citizen. Submissions will be accepted through Thursday, April 10, and winners will be notified by email on the following Monday, April 13.

While October’s dream job was more about drumming up excitement for Disney+, which was a brand-new platform at the time, this one is all about encouraging social distancing and supporting people through the coronavirus crisis. With Disney+’s wide array of entertainment at your disposal—from National Geographic animal documentaries to animated classics you loved as a kid—you might feel a little less bored while you’re camped out on your couch.

If you want to check out Disney+ for yourself, head here to learn how to get a free seven-day trial.

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