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How you can get paid to drink coffee

If you're up for the challenge, you can apply for the competition online until Monday.

Do you order a Starbucks drink every day? Is Starbucks pumpkin cream cold brew your drink of choice? Do you find yourself ordering a Starbucks banana bread warmed up even though you said you were only coming inside for a shot of espresso? 

If you answered yes to one of these questions, you're probably a Starbucks addict. But there is a company that will pay you $1,000 to break that habit.

For one full month, Business.org is offering a four-figure prize to those who ditch corporate coffee joints for locally-owned coffee shops.

If you're up for the challenge, you can apply for the competition online until Monday.

Requirements include:

  • You must love coffee
  • You have to be willing to share your experience going local
  • Must be self-professed Starbucks addict
  • You'll need to share your experience on your own social channels
  • Must commit to a buy-local lifestyle to satisfy your coffee needs for a full month
  • Maintaining a strong social presence is a plus but not required

Responsibilities include:

  • Visit at least eight locally-owned coffee shops over the course of a month
  • Take a photo of your cup of coffee at each shop
  • Log the key metrics necessary for our team to gain insight into your experience going local
  • Write a short summary of your experience going local

You can read more about the competition and apply online here.

Are you a self-professed Starbucks junkie? We want to pay you $1,000 to ditch corporate coffee joints for a full month and frequent locally owned coffee shops instead. If selected, your job will be to document your experience-tracking and comparing the cost, benefits, and potential setbacks of moving to a buy-local lifestyle for your daily coffee fix.

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