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Get Paid $1,000 to Watch and Compare the Original vs. Remake Disney Movies

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Winner Update!

We received over 4,000 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 Watch Disney vs. Remakes Competition: Tammy Verberg!

Tammy’s passion for Disney really shone through to us and we can’t wait to see her analysis of the original Disney Classics vs. the remakes. Her love of all things Disney runs deep and it incorporates more than just a passion for the artwork and characters. It’s the way that Disney brought her family together.

Whether it’s their movies or theme parks, Disney has a unique way of bringing people together and evoking feelings of pure happiness and joy. It’s hard to explain, but if you are a true Disney lover, it’s just ingrained into your DNA. My love for Disney stems from my grandmother. When Disney World first opened, she would frequently drive all the way from St. Petersburg to Orlando just to spend the day there, often just by herself. Fast forward many years later and her love for Disney spilled over into me. I am an annual pass-holder and now I too frequently make the drive from Tampa to Orlando just to enjoy the day at Disney. Even though my grandmother is no longer with us, when I spend time at Disney, I feel like she is there with me. It’s my way to keep a little piece of her here, with me. Lucky for me, I was fortunate enough to marry into a family that also has a deep love affair with Disney. My husband, along with his mother and sisters have all worked for Disney in some capacity throughout their lives. My nephew and his wife even got married on a Disney cruise. It’s very special to be able to share a unique love and bond through Disney with my whole family.

The Contest

The Upgraded Points team is constantly getting the travel bug for all sorts of reasons, not least of which is because we are total Disney junkies. We love to think about diving into our favorite movies, whether that means heading to Disney World, dressing up for Halloween or imagining what it would be like to visit all of the beautiful Disney destinations where the movies take place!

Of course, as favorite childhood movies are being remade, we’re falling in love with the stories, places, and characters all over again. For some of us, that means reaffirming that Robin Williams is the G.G.O.A.T (Greatest Genie Of All Time) or realizing that we now have to go on a safari because the backdrop to the live-action Lion King is too stunning not to chase after.

That’s why we’re looking for someone to help us compare some of the most beloved original Disney movies to their remakes. We’re enlisting someone to binge-watch 12 original Disney classics and compare them to their live-action remakes, identifying trends in dialogue, characters, and more along the way. We’re offering $1,000 for your wonderful help.

Who We’re Looking For

We’re looking for a Disney lover to help us quickly watch 12 classic Disney movies and their respective remakes. In addition to watching the movies, you’ll be asked to take notes and track specific details in each of the movies.

The ideal applicant will have:

  • Overall enthusiasm for Disney – you’re the type of person who has Disney soundtracks on your Spotify and immediately signed up for Disney+
  • A love for movies, especially the Disney classics
  • Strong attention to detail – nothing gets past you!
  • The ability and availability to binge-watch 12 movies and their remakes in a short amount of time
  • Active social media accounts on Facebook and Twitter

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

What You’ll Need to Do

We’ve narrowed the Disney classics to this list of 12 movies that you’ll be asked to binge-watch over 1 month’s time:

  • 101 Dalmatians
  • Alice in Wonderland
  • Sleeping Beauty (Remake: Maleficent)
  • Cinderella
  • The Jungle Book
  • Beauty and the Beast
  • The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh (Remake: Christopher Robin)
  • Dumbo
  • Aladdin
  • The Lion King
  • Lady and the Tramp
  • Mulan

You’ll receive a worksheet to complete for each movie as you watch. You’ll also be asked to chronicle your binge-watching journey on Facebook and Twitter. All movies will need to be watched and all worksheets will need to be completed by May 30, 2020. We’ll be compiling your thoughts and feedback on these movies into a blog article to be published on the Upgraded Points website.

What You’ll Receive

In addition to the $1,000 payment, we’ll provide a $100 gift card to purchase a ticket and snacks for you to see Mulan in theaters and pay for your subscription to Disney+ for the month it takes for you to binge-watch these movies.

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 Disney will be a strong factor for consideration, so provide what you need to demonstrate how and why you love Disney the most.

We’ll select and notify the winner by April 24, 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 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 April 20, 2020. After this date, no further entries to the competition will be permitted.
  9. Only 1 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 Upgraded Points, and that the contest is in no way affiliated with the movies 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: 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.
  18. This contest has no affiliation with The Walt Disney Company.

About Alex Miller

Founder and CEO of Upgraded Points, Alex is a leader in the industry and has earned and redeemed millions of points and miles. He frequently discusses the award travel industry with CNBC, Fox Business, The New York Times, and more.


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John Scalise

March 07, 2020

I would really enjoy doing this job, would bring good memories.

Jacob Weier

March 31, 2020

I love Disney movies and would be a great candidate for this.

Courtney Joyce

March 11, 2020

I am a total movie fanatic, I go and see everything pretty much when it’s released and then give the reviews to my friends recommending if they should go see it or not. I would be the perfect candidate for you as I have seen all of these movies more than once. Tried to share the classics with my 1st graders and I’m highly looking forward to seeing Mulan.
How and by when would one know that we were selected?

Jarrod West

March 11, 2020

Hi Courtney,

That is great to hear and thank you for applying! The winner will be notified via email by March 25th.


March 11, 2020

This sounds like such a blast! My 11 month old and I love watching Disney movies already, and going to the parks. So magical ✨


March 12, 2020

Sooo this won’t let me go forward because it keeps saying my fb link is invalid 🤔🙃
Good luck to whoever is chosen because it clearly wasn’t meant to be for me!

Joan E Hawkins

March 15, 2020

Eric, go to and click on your name. It will go to your profile page. Copy the link and maybe a number.


March 12, 2020

I want to apply but when I scroll down for the application is not there

Jarrod West

March 12, 2020

Hi Jose,

It looks like the application is showing on our end. Are you accessing the website via a computer or a smartphone?

Alyssa Intini

March 12, 2020

I submitted an application and the birth year was automatically filled in and I accidentally sent in the application before changing that. Is there a way to edit my application or should I just resubmit it?

Jarrod West

March 13, 2020

Hi Alyssa,

There is no way for you to go back and edit the application once it has already been submitted. So feel free to submit another. Thanks and good luck!

Stefanie Kelleher

March 13, 2020

I am hoping my application went through and you received it! I would love to have the opportunity to do this!

barbara spertzel

March 13, 2020

Me and my handicapped daughter love watching Disney movies and would be a good choice for this job. We cannot wait to see Mulan 2! Thank you for letting us enter.

Jasmin Henriquez

March 13, 2020

Hello, I entered but I didn’t get a confirmation?

Jarrod West

March 13, 2020

Hi Jasmin,

The screen should show that you successfully submitted the google form once you hit “Submit”. Did that now show for you?

Jasmin Henriquez

March 13, 2020

No, it went back to the beginning of the form 😔

Jennifer Lacerenza

March 31, 2020

Do you have to have Facebook to apply?

Jarrod West

March 31, 2020

Hi Jennifer,

Yes, you must have a Facebook and Twitter account to apply.

Melissa Slaughter

March 13, 2020

I definitely would be best for the job because we are Disney fanatics!! My WHOLE family!!!


March 14, 2020

Hope my application went through 🙂


March 14, 2020

I would be perfect for this especially since I’ve seen every disney at least twice. Too bad I’m not 18 yet I feel like this would be good for me especially since I’ll be out of school for a while because of everything going on with the coronavirus.

Kimberly Moore

March 15, 2020

I would really love this opportunity!


March 16, 2020

I filled out an application. I LOVE DISNEY! This would be perfect for me , I’m a stay at home mom and my schedules free all day! I’ve seen EVERY Disney classic/remake more than twice and I wouldn’t mind rewatching Disney Movies to do this cool job!

Megan Hallisey

March 17, 2020

Do I have to have a twitter account? I don’t remember it. I do have a Facebook account.

Jarrod West

March 17, 2020

Hi Megan,

Yes, you must have both a Facebook and Twitter account.

Dawn Rabideau

April 01, 2020

This would be an amazing distraction during this pandemic and a way to make positive memories with our four year old son.

Kristen Kralik

April 04, 2020

I hope my application went through. When I clicked submit, the screen just went blank. 😕

I think I would be an excellent candidate for this! I have seen all the movies more than once, and they never get old! My friends and family tease me about how old I am because I’m a grown adult but love Disney so much!

Joshua Smith

April 06, 2020

I hope I am chosen for this wonderful dream come true. I would like all 4 of my boys to be proud of their dad and also be able to witness some of the best Disney movies that I saw growing up.


April 16, 2020

I wish everyone the most luck!! 🙂

Madison Parr

April 16, 2020

Hello, is the contest for May still going on or has the winner already been chosen? And my birthday is May 25th, and I will be turning 18, does that qualify for the age requirement since I will be 18 before the worksheets are due?

Jarrod West

April 20, 2020

Hi Madison,

Unfortunately, you must be 18 years old at the time of submitting your application in order to participate. Keep your eyes peeled for any other promotions we run in the future though!


April 20, 2020

Hi! I wanted to apply today, knowing this was the last day I could apply before the application would be closed, but it says the application is closed already. I know it’s a long shot, but is there any way I could still apply? I’m sorry I didn’t do it sooner. I had counted on being able to enter today. 🙁

Jarrod West

April 22, 2020

Hi Alice,

Unfortunately, the application window is now closed so we are unable to accept any more submissions. But keep an eye out for any future promotions we run!


April 20, 2020

It says that the application deadline was extended due to Mulan theatrical release being postponed…but then it says applications are no longer being accepted. Is this a mistake? Would love to apply!! I loooove Disney, could quote several of the originals and we recently got married at Disneyworld last year. We actually have an instagram and facebook devoted to our disney travels and crafts.

Jarrod West

April 22, 2020

Hi Analyssa,

Unfortunately, the application window has closed for this promotion, but keep an eye out for any future promotions we run!

Basi Siba

April 21, 2020

I grew up watching Disney so it would be awesome to do this. I can easily help you with the 12 titles selected. Please consider me.

Thank you.

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