This Dream Job Will Literally Pay You to Shop

published Jul 23, 2019
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We’re obsessed with their online coupon deals, but here’s another reason to drop everything and immediately head over to RetailMeNot: The company is hiring its first Shopping Specialist. This means you can officially thumb your nose at those stiff, unimaginative sticks in the mud who doubted your ability to make a career out of a shopping habit. 

But first things first. You’re probably dying to find out precisely what are the job duties associated with this inaugural professional role, and more importantly, how much does the gig pay? Honestly, this deal is sweeter than sweet because the Shopping Specialist will be given $5,000 to shop up a storm at the top retailers and restaurants over a week’s time.

The Shopping Specialist will be required to shop from a combination of at least five RetailMeNot-selected in-store and online retailers and buy at least a single item from each company.  The employee will also be tasked with documenting the effectiveness of coupons, cash back deals and promo codes, which may be passed on to The Real Deal Readers. And did we mention there’s free food involved in this gag-worthy gig? RetailMeNot will comp one meal per day as a part of the Shopping Specialist’s responsibility to test dining offers up to $50 a day on the company app. 

During this company-sponsored spending spree, the Specialist will be required to use and test out cash back offers and coupon codes from the RetailMeNot website and app. And here’s where things get even better: You get to keep all of your purchases. BEST. JOB. EVER.

If you haven’t already polished your resume, there’s no time like the present. The ideal candidate has at least two years of in-store and online shopping experience; is a “shopping authority” who can effortlessly sniff out a deal; and a coupon-using, money-saving pro; legal to work in the US and 18 years or older with a valid driver’s license, and the ability to visit your favorite stores. 

To apply, send a video (no longer than 60 seconds) to that reveals your shopping habits, how you unearth awesome shopping deals online and what makes you the perfect candidate for the job.  In the body of the email, be sure to include your name and phone number, social media handles and a 100-word description of why RetailMeNot should just hire you already!

The deadline to apply for the job is August 9, 2019.