Get Paid $1,000 to Take a Virtual Vacation [Job Posting]

Get Paid to Take a Virtual Vacation

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Winner Update!

We received nearly 3,000 submissions and the competition to choose the best entrant was fierce, but we have made our decision! We are thrilled to announce that we have selected the winner of our Get Paid to Take a Virtual Vacation: Sharae Blache!

Shirae’s passion for travel was clear through her competition submission. Her love of food, experiencing new cultures, and overcoming her fear of water to travel to new places. From the local fashion boutiques to music coming from every street corner, Shirae takes in every detail of her surroundings as she travels, and we’re thrilled to offer her the opportunity to take a virtual vacation to tide her over until travel is safe again and save up for airfare in the process!

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Summary

As the quarantine for the COVID-19 pandemic continues, people are getting very creative about how they stave off cabin fever. One way that museums, theme parks, and other businesses are helping to keep people sane is by creating virtual tours that can give people a break from reality and help them scratch that travel itch. From Disney World to the Louvre to the Great Wall of China, the world has been made accessible through your computer screen. It might not be the same as a real trip, but it’s certainly great for daydreaming. We’re all going a little stir crazy, so we’ve been diving headfirst into these virtual tours and we’ve all picked our favorites. Which inspired us to do a little project.

We’re looking for someone to help us determine which of these virtual tours are the best ways to escape our quarantine cabin fever. We’ll be enlisting someone to take 10 virtual tours, review their best features, and pick one as their dream destination once it’s safe to travel again. In return, we’ll be awarding the person $1000 in cash that can be put towards their dream trip!

Who We’re Looking For

We’re looking for someone with a healthy amount of wanderlust to select 10 virtual tours from our list and write reviews about them.

The ideal applicant will have:

  • An overall love of travel and culture
  • A passion for art, exploration, and adventure
  • Strong attention to detail – nothing gets past you!
  • The ability and availability to take 10 virtual tours within a month
  • Active social media accounts on Facebook and Twitter

Additionally, applicants must be 18 years or older and a US citizen or permanent resident to apply.

What You’ll Need To Do

We will provide you with a comprehensive list of virtual tours. From that list, you will need to select 10 locations that you want to potentially visit. As you take the tours, we will ask you to fill out a worksheet that includes questions such as the following:

  • Why you chose that particular place to explore virtually
  • What you found most striking about the location
  • Whether or not you would travel to the place based on the virtual tour
  • Your overall experience with the virtual tour

You’ll receive a separate form to complete for each tour you take. All tours will need to be taken and all worksheets will need to be completed by July 30, 2020.

What You’ll Get

The prize will be a $1,000 payment that can be put towards a real-life trip to your favorite virtual tour location if you choose, but it’s not required!

How To Apply

Fill out the application below and tell us why you’re the perfect person for this job. Applicants’ level of enthusiasm for travel will be a strong factor for consideration, so tell us why you are the best person to evaluate these virtual tours. We’ll select and notify the winner by July 3, 2020.

Terms & Conditions

The rules of the competition and the prize for the winner are as follows:

  1. The promoter of this competition is Upgraded Points whose principal office is located at 411 W Monroe Street, Austin, Texas 78704.
  2. Employees of Upgraded Points or their family members or anyone else connected in any way with the competition or helping to set up the competition shall not be permitted to enter the competition.
  3. Persons must be at least 18 years old, or otherwise have reached the age of majority under the laws of the state where you reside, in order to participate.
  4. Only residents of the United States are eligible to participate.
  5. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED.
  6. There is NO ENTRY FEE AND NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER THIS COMPETITION. Any purchase or consideration otherwise given by entrants will not improve one’s chances of winning.
  7. Route to entry for the competition and details of how to enter are available via www.UpgradedPoints.com. Individuals may enter to win by clicking on the participation link on Upgraded Points’s website. Upon clicking the participation link, entrants will be asked to provide their name and contact information so that Upgraded Points can notify the winner of the results.
  8. Closing date for entry will be June 30, 2020. After this date, no further entries to the competition will be permitted.
  9. Only one winner will be selected from the entire pool of eligible entries. The selection process will be at the discretion of Upgraded Points. The winner will be required to complete certain tasks designated by Upgraded Points. If the winner does not follow through with the tasks required of them, they will not receive the cash prize of $1,000.
  10. The winner will be notified by email and/or letter within 3 days at the closing date. If the winner cannot be contacted or does not claim the prize within 1 day of notification, we reserve the right to withdraw the prize from the winner and pick a replacement winner.
  11. The winner specifically acknowledges that the welcome package shall be provided and fulfilled by UpgradedPoints, and that the contest is in no way affiliated with the tours or businesses included in the contest.
  12. Upgraded Points will notify the winner when and where the prize can be collected.
  13. The winner will receive a welcome package in the mail.
  14. No cash alternative to the prize will be offered. The prize is not transferable. Prizes are subject to availability and Upgraded Points reserves the right to substitute any prize with another of equivalent value without giving notice.
  15. The winner agrees to the use of his/her name and image in any publicity material. Any personal data relating to the winner or any other entrants will be used solely in accordance with current federal and state data protection legislation and will not be disclosed to a third party without the entrant’s prior consent.
  16. The winner’s name will be available 28 days after the closing date by sending a stamped addressed envelope to the following address:
    1. 411 W Monroe Street, Austin, Texas 78704.
  17. Upgraded Points’ decision in respect of all matters to do with the competition will be final and no correspondence will be entered into.
Alex Miller

About Alex Miller

Alex has been traveling for over 25 years and from a young age was lucky enough to set out on numerous family trips all over the world, which gave him the travel bug. Alex has since earned millions of travel points and miles, mainly through maximizing credit card sign-up bonuses and taking every opportunity to earn the most points possible on each dollar spent.

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19 comments

  1. For the Virtual Travel contest, is submitting more than one entry beneficial? I see nothing in the rules that prohibits this. I did forget to note in my submission that I have Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook social accounts.

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    • Hi Lori,

      No, submitting more than one entry is not beneficial. We will make a note on your submission that you do in fact have those social media accounts. Thanks for entering and good luck!

      Reply

  2. Joanna Upton June 10, 2020

    I love to travel and mostly travel by myself. I do a lot of research before a trip to learn the history of where I’m going so I can understand what I’m seeing and why it’s important. I’m very artistic. I’m healthy and would love to do this!

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  3. LINDA CRESPO June 10, 2020

    My dream has always been to be a travel agent and travel around the world. Due to Coronavirus and with this time locked inside, I’m convinced that all humans need to share their history and their lifestyle. So it would be amazing to travel virtually and to use that as a tool to continue my decision to run my own travel agency. I’ve been working these past months to accomplish that dream and I’ve had it since I was young. This would be a blessing definitely!! Good luck to everyone. This is a good idea.

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    • Haylee Phillips June 11, 2020

      I totally agree with you! We all need to join together right now and share our stories and culture with one another. I say go for your dream and you will be blessed greatly! Best of luck to you!

      Reply

  4. Haylee Phillips June 11, 2020

    Hey, I just wanted to add that I do have Facebook, Instagram, and Snapchat for my social media and I can create a Twitter account if you’d like! That’s no problem at all! I just forgot to put it in my submission. Thanks for the opportunity guys!

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  5. Monica Goshea June 11, 2020

    I have also entered, I have Instagram, Facebook, Twitter which I forgot to add.
    Thank you!

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  6. Valerie Clark June 12, 2020

    I forgot to mention that I also have social media accounts – Facebook and Instagram. I do not have twitter though. I know that this will probably be a big factor but I just wanted to let you know. I wish everyone luck that entered. I hope everyone that entered has traveled or loves traveling as much as we do. We already have our next two trips booked – west Caribbean cruise booked for November and next year we are heading to NZ/AUS and we are not sure if we should go to Bali, Vietnam, or Malaysia? The joys of traveling.

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  7. Audra Chandonnait June 12, 2020

    I too have all the social platforms. It helps keep everyone in check on what I’m up to!

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  8. Jeanine Consoli June 13, 2020

    I just submitted my application but did not see where to include social media handles. Did I miss it? Thanks

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    • Hi Jeanine,

      You’re not required to enter your social media accounts into the form, it is just preferable that applicants have them. We will make note on your application that you do. Thanks for applying and good luck!

      Reply

  9. I also forgot to mention my social media accounts. I have FB and an ‘expat travel blog’.

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  10. Chasity H June 14, 2020

    Just submitted my application! Wonderful to announce this “job” during the circumstances at hand. It will definitely give the company heads up for future travel plans and expectations.

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  11. Maria Onofre June 15, 2020

    Hi, I did not see any place to put social media handles and forgot to add it in the end. Is it a major deal breaker or do I need to do another application?

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    • Hi Maria,

      No need to submit another application, we can make not on your application that you have social media accounts. Thanks for applying and good luck!

      Reply

  12. Diane Stangle June 18, 2020

    I was just checking on the submission process. I hit “submit” and it sent me back to this page (no “thanks for your submission” or email). Is there a way to check and see if it went through?! This looks like a fun and interesting opportunity and I would hate to miss my chance based on a glitch!

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    • Hi Diane,

      After clicking submit you should see a box that says “Your response has been recorded”. If that did not appear then please feel free to resubmit your application.

      Thanks for applying and good luck!

      Reply

  13. Teja Zitzke June 22, 2020

    I am so excited to get the results of this “job”! I did want to let you know that I have Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter! Thank you 🙂

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  14. Dustin Hall June 23, 2020

    Hello, I did not see a place to add my social media, I do have Facebook, Instagram, Twitter. Thanks for the opportunity.

    Reply

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