You Could Get Paid $2000 to Host a Virtual Movie Marathon With Your Friends

Grab the Nutella—it's Galentine's Day!
Grab the Nutella—it's Galentine's Day! / Moyo Studio/iStock via Getty Images

As anyone who’s ever been single on Valentine’s Day may have told themselves before, the holiday doesn’t have to be about romantic love—friendships are worth celebrating, too.

With that in mind, authorized DISH retailer USDish wants to sponsor a virtual movie marathon for you and all your best friends. Not only will the company cover the cost of streaming the movies, they’ll also send you food delivery vouchers and “candy, popcorn, blankets, [and] heart-shaped everything.” You’ll also get a $2000 check, but it’s up to you whether you decide to split that with your fellow viewers.

In return, you’ll have to watch at least three movies with at least three friends over Zoom or Google Hangouts. USDish has compiled a list of 15 films to choose from, which are all suitably centered on friendship; your options range from teen classics like The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants (2005) and Mean Girls (2004) to hilarious romps like Girls Trip (2017) and Bridesmaids (2011). After you’re finished, USDish wants you to answer a questionnaire about your watch party and also share a video on YouTube or Vimeo describing the experience.

Though it’s technically meant to be for “Galentine’s Day” (the friend-centric February 13 holiday that Leslie Knope popularized on Parks and Recreation), the application is open until 2 p.m. EST on February 16, so the actual event will take place after the fact. Any U.S. resident who’s at least 18 years old can enter, provided you’re willing to share a few personal details and write a paragraph about why you’d be the best choice for the gig. If you mention that you’re happy to post on social media throughout your movie marathon, you might up your chances of winning.

See the full list of movies below, and submit your application here.

  • Bridesmaids (2011)
  • Bride Wars (2009)
  • Clueless (1995)
  • Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood (2002)
  • Fried Green Tomatoes (1991)
  • Girls Trip (2017)
  • How to Be Single (2016)
  • Legally Blonde (2001)
  • Mean Girls (2004)
  • Miss Congeniality (2000)
  • Pitch Perfect (2012)
  • Romy and Michele’s High School Reunion (1997)
  • Sex and the City (2008)
  • Something Borrowed (2011)
  • The Sisterhood of Traveling Pants (2005)