Like drinking beer? Like getting paid for stuff?
Combine those two things and step this way you employable reader, as Hoegaarden – the popular brand of Belgian wheat beer – are looking for someone they can send to their hometown of Hoegaarden in, surprisingly, Belgium, to try beer, enjoy the Belgian way of life and basically chill for a bit.
In a press release, the company wrote, via Metro:
Yes, you can get paid to go on spring break this year.
Hoegaarden will pay you $1,445 (£1,111) to experience a slowed down life in Hoegaarden — what this rustic, quaint village has to offer — an abundance of nature, cloud watching, cobblestone skipping, and savoring the smooth, citrusy Hoegaarden.
The beer company is offering four travellers and their friends all they could want to spend a relaxing spring break in Belgium, including flights, accommodation, and $1,445 to spend while there – because Hoegaarden was founded in 1445.
The company added:
We believe that spring, the time of renewal and appreciation, is the perfect moment to return the simple things in life.
As the original Belgian wheat beer, born in the village of Hoegaarden, Belgium, we know that a life lived slowly is something hard to find these days. So we’d like to bring that life to you with the Hoegaarden Slowed Down Spring Break.
This alternative spring break is a chance to enjoy a respite from modern stresses. To disconnect. To recharge.
In our quaint village in Belgium, you’ll find an overflow of green spaces, charming cafes, and of course, our famous wheat beer.
Here, life moves a little slower, beer is brewed a little longer, and we prioritize conversation over wi-fi connection.
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Spring break is the perfect time to slow down and enjoy the simple things in life. So we’re sending 4 lucky winners to do just that in the village of Hoegaarden, Belgium. Enter for your chance to win at HoegaardenSpringBreak.com. Link in bio! *open to US citizens, ages 25+. . . #AllIsWell#Sweepstakes #SlowDown #SpringBreak #Since1445 #Belgium
Of course, they’re not offering the holiday and spending money to just anyone, the competition is open to US citizens aged 25+ (damn that small print).
Also, you need to be free from May 11 to 15 this year to go.
Still, it’s worth a shot. Enter here if you fancy it, and good luck!
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Charlie Cocksedge is a journalist at UNILAD. He graduated from the University of Manchester with an MA in Creative Writing, where he learnt how to write in the third person, before getting his NCTJ. His work has also appeared in such places as The Guardian, PN Review and the bin.