Buc-ee’s Bud-ee: Get Paid $1,000 by FinanceBuzz to Taste-Test Roadtrip Snacks

FinanceBuzz is looking for the ultimate road-trip warrior to taste and rate iconic snacks from the beloved roadside attraction.
Updated Sept. 14, 2023
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Note: This side hustle is not affiliated with or endorsed by Buc-ee's. We're just fans looking for another fan who can help us put a list together of their best snacks. Please do not contact Buc-ee’s directly about this opportunity.

At FinanceBuzz, we love a good side hustle, and this one is sure to fill your cheeks (and belly).

We’re looking for one hungry traveler to taste-test 25 popular foods from America's most beloved roadside stop: Buc-ee’s.

From Beaver Nuggets to brisket sandwiches and jerky, our "Buc-ee’s Bud-ee" will sample it all. And as a good road trip companion, we’ll use our expert’s official market research to steer FinanceBuzz readers in the right direction on their next journey.

If selected as our taste-tester, we’ll pay you $1,000 for your efforts, plus $250 to cover the cost of snacks and merch.

In this listing

Why we want to pay you to eat snacks

From buckets of bacon fat to homemade fudge, a Buc-ee’s convenience store is a must-visit stop for anyone traveling in one of the seven states with a Buc-ee’s location.

But most road trippers don’t have the budget (or car space) to try every snack. At FinanceBuzz, we help people save and spend their money wisely, and we want to know which foods are worth the bread.

So what’s bussin’ at Buc-ee’s? What’s worth a pit-stop, and what should our readers turn down? We need your help to find out.

What you’ll get

If selected, you’ll get paid $1,000 to complete our taste test, plus $250 to cover the cost of food, gas, and some very-necessary Beaver-themed merchandise.

The assignment

To be eligible for this side hustle, you must live near (or be willing to travel to) a Buc-ee’s location, and be willing to try almost any snack they offer. (But don’t worry — we won’t make you eat anything gross.) Here are just some of the items we’ll have you sample:

  • Buc-ee’s Beaver Nuggets
  • Sweet and savory kolaches
  • Hippo tacos
  • Barbecue sandwiches
  • Buc-ee’s Lemon Crisps
  • Homemade fudge
  • Buc-ee’s Gummi Bears
  • Banana pudding
  • Biscuits and gravy

We’ll give you a shopping list (with some blank spaces for you to improvise), and count on you to document your experience through written product reviews and photographs. We’ll use your notes as the basis for an upcoming FinanceBuzz story.

How to apply

So, are you feeling lucky?

If you’re already hungry, fill out the form below and tell us why you’re the perfect fit.

Applications are due by Sept. 11, 2023, at 11:59 p.m. Eastern. The chosen candidate will be selected by Sept. 18 and contacted via email. From there, the person will have two weeks to complete their taste test.

Applicants must be based in the United States and at least 18 years of age. Applicants must also live near (or be willing to travel to) a Buc-ee’s location. We will update this page to announce our newest team member, as well as share the final results.

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