You Can Earn $1,000 Just By Taste-Testing Trader Joe’s Autumn Foods

published Aug 17, 2022
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Sure, the free samples at Trader Joe’s are great, but what’s even better is — get this — taking home a cart full of products absolutely free and getting paid to do so. 

FinanceBuzz, a personal finance website, is offering just that. The company is hiring a Pumpkin Spice Pundit who will get paid $1,000 to taste-test Trader Joe’s autumn-inspired foods.

“You’ll need to eat your way through a grocery list including foods like pumpkin-stuffed ravioli and pumpkin samosas,” the site said. “For breakfast, you’ll chow on pumpkin waffles, pumpkin-flavored cereal, and cinnamon rolls.”

They added: “It wouldn’t be a full meal without fall desserts like apple cider donuts and pumpkin ice cream. Wash it all down with autumn-inspired drinks like apple cider and pumpkin-spiced ginger brew.”

The role will require you to go to your nearest Trader Joe’s location, then, using a $500 gift card provided by FinanceBuzz, you’ll buy the available seasonal fall foods to eat and evaluate. Your findings will then be used to guide budget shoppers on which snacks to pass up and which to buy.

As mentioned, the site will compensate you with $1,000, in addition to the $500 TJ’s gift card and a pantry full of autumn-inspired snacks.

To apply, you must reside near a Trader Joe’s store and must be at least 18 years of age. Applications are due by August 28, 2022. The selected candidate will be picked on September 2, 2022, and contacted via email. If you get selected, you’ll then have from September 2 to September 18 to go on that shopping spree.

You can learn more about the pumpkin-spiced side hustle here.