Carolyn Kruse

Carolyn Kruse

Finally, something that can get me excited for the end of summer. A company called FinanceBuzz wants to pay to pumpkin,at Trader Joe’s! If you love the taste of Fall, you will love this gig. Trader Joe’s will pay you to eat and rate pumpkin foods.They are looking for people to taste and rate various pumpkin foods from raviolio to waffles. How about pumpkin cinnamon rolls, apple cider, cereal and ice cream. Sounds like a dream job, right?

Your opinions on the pumpkin flavored foods will help future shoppers make their decisions at the popular food chain. Be warned, it involves a lot of tasting! According to FinanceBuzz, if you are chosen to be a “Pumpkin Spice Pundit, they will actually pay you for your taste buds and opinions. And wait, there’s more. The company will also cover the cost of the food you are tasting.

You need not feel guilty about feasting on fall flavors, but you will actually be helping other people. Shoppers will be able to make the best decisions on their grocery spending because you put in the work! You will help them get more pumpkin spice for their money, and help them choose the highest quality products.

  • Let's Talk Money

    The bottom line: If you are chosen to be a pumpkin pundit,¬†FinanceBuzz will pay you $1000 to taste test. The company will also cover the cost of foods with a $500 Trader Joe’s gift card.

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  • The Rules

    Here’s the deal. You have to live near a Trader Joe’s and you also have to go there and shop in person, using the gift card to purchase your pumpkin delights. Just pick one of each seasonal selection available. Like to snap photos? Good, because you will be required to take a picture of each product, and write up a descriptions of it. Of course, you will also have to rate it, using the criteria provided to you. FinanceBuzz will be sharing all your results. That way future shoppers can make the best decisions, based on your research.

    (FinanceBuzz would like you to know: “This side hustle is not affiliated with or endorsed by Trader Joe’s. We’re just big fans of their products.”)

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  • Apply Now

    If this Fall fantasy feeds your soul, you better act quickly. You wil need to fill out the form HERE, scroll to the bottom of the page, where it says “How To Apply.” Just complete the form and let them know a little more about you. You must get your application in by August 28, 2022. That’s next Sunday. If you are chosen to be a taste tester candidate, you will be notified by email by September 2.

    Your next step will be to go shopping! Be sure and use the Trader Joe’s gift card you were given and be sure and do your shopping and submit your results betweenSeptember 2nd – 18th. It all seems easy enough.¬† You have to be 18 or older and live in the U.S.A. Be sure and check the FinanceBuzz page for updates and results.

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    FinanceBuzz wants to pay a Pumpkin Spice Pundit to taste and rate all of the seasonal fall foods at Trader Joe's. Last updated Aug. 12, 2022 | By Maya Siman FinanceBuzz is reader-supported. We may receive compensation from the products and services mentioned in this story, but the opinions are the author's own.

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