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You can get paid $1,000 to watch ‘Star Wars.’ Here’s how

Utah-based company Education Reference Desk is offering the ultimate job to ‘Star Wars’ fans

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“Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” Han Solo (Harrison Ford, right) and his Wookiee pal Chewbacca (Peter Mayhew).

Han Solo (Harrison Ford, right) and Chewbacca (Peter Mayhew) in a scene from the film “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.”


If you’re looking for a way to celebrate May 4th this year, Utah company Education Reference Desk (EduRef) has the perfect opportunity lined up for you: the ultimate “Star Wars” marathon. And they’ll even pay you to do it.

According to Travel and Leisure, EduRef is offering a lucky “Star Wars” fan $1,000 to watch all 11 “Star Wars” movies and Disney-plus series “The Mandalorian” in just four days, which comes out to about $30 per hour of watch time.

The EduRef application for what they’re calling the “Ultimate Dream Job” closes on May 3, and the winners will be notified of their selection on May 4, which is often known as “Star Wars Day” as it bears resemblance to the popular “Star Wars” admonition, “May the force be with you.”

“Here at Education Reference Desk, we realize that most people could use a new hope right now,” the Herriman, Utah-based company said in a statement announcing the contest. “Most of the world is struggling with self-isolation and not having a normal routine — like we’re all living on Tatooine with nothing to do except fix our vaporators on our moisture farm.”

Recipients need only be United States citizens over the age of 18, have access to a way to watch all the “Star Wars” content, and be active on social media, although the application says they’re looking for an “outgoing social media personality” to live-tweet or livestream their experience while tagging @edurefdesk — meaning a larger following likely means a better chance of being selected. But at the end of the day, EduRef says “the right candidate will be chosen by the Jedi Council.”

In addition to the $1,000, EduRef will be sending participants a “Star Wars Smuggler Kit” composed of the following:

  • A “Star Wars” R2-D2 Mini Stir Popcorn Popper
  • Six bags of popcorn kernels
  • A Jay Franco “Star Wars” Millenium Falcon blanket
  • A “Star Wars” Tiki Tumbler
  • A $100 Grubhub gift card, or a one-year subscription to Disney Plus

All the “Star Wars” films are available through Disney Plus streaming. For those who prefer to own their own copies, the Verge reports that 4K versions of the nine-film “Skywalker Saga” are currently selling at half price to celebrate “Star Wars” Day.