Some parents are every bit as excited as their kids are for the arrival of Disney+—assuming their kids don't think a fairy godmother is behind making their every entertainment wish come true. Many of us are just resigned to it. After all, $6.99 doesn't seem like a lot, until you add it to the price of internet service, Netflix, Hulu, and all of the other streaming services.
But what if we could just get Disney+ for free?
Verizon just announced that some of its customers will get the streaming service free for 12 months. Well, by free, they mean you're basically already paying for it if you're an existing unlimited wireless customer (4G LTE or 5G). You can also get it if you're not yet a Verizon Fios Home Internet or 5G Home Internet customer and sign up for those services now. So "free" is a bit of a loose term here.
Not a Verizon customer? Don't worry, mama. Five Disney super-fans can get the streaming service for free if they win the Disney+ Dream Job contest run by Reviews.org. This dream job consists of watching 30 Disney movies available on Disney+ within 30 days and then writing a review of the new streaming service. (Seriously, so simple!) For this, they'll get $1,000, 12 months of Disney+, a mouse-themed blanket, four cups, a Pixar popcorn popper, and some popcorn—the ultimate watch party essentials.
Though it's more of a contest than a real job, Reviews.org will be picking the winners based on their qualifications, not just at random. To apply, you've got to to be 18 or older and prove you're a true Disney fan by writing why you're the ideal candidate. You can also submit a video. The application also asks which social media platforms are your "strongest" and how many followers you have on each. And by the way, considering that the average Disney movie is about 90 minutes long, and taking into account that the "review" of Disney+ will take you an hour to write, you'll be earning about $22 an hour for this gig.
For the rest of us, Disney+ will cost $6.99 a month or $69.99 a year. The service will include thousands of movies from Disney and its subsidiaries (see the list of movies here), and original series and movies, like Star Wars The Mandalorian and the live action Lady and the Tramp. Disney+ launches on November 12.
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