TLC kicks off the Season 5 premiere of Long Island Medium with another Long Island Medium Tweet to Win sweepstakes. The live event begins Sunday, March 9 at 8pmET where Theresa Caputo will randomly select winners during live segments of the premiere episode. Winners will be announced live during the show and will win an all-expenses paid trip for two to meet Theresa in addition to a private reading. The value of the trip is listed as $3,500 and includes a three day/two-night stay in New York, as well as $500 spending cash.
According to the official rules, you must be 21 years of age or older to enter. Because the show starts at 8pm ET and is live, entrants residing in Mountain and Pacific time zones will not be able to see Theresa making the live announcements but are obviously eligible to enter during the Sweepstakes Period of 8pm ET until 11pm ET on March 9, 2014. Regardless of your time zone all winners will be notified through Twitter immediately. If you are one of the lucky winners, you will be required to provide written consent to be filmed during your private reading and most likely will appear on a future show.
Last year’s stats for the Tweet to Win sweepstakes were reported as generating more than 1 million Tweets throughout the day. The network estimated that upwards of 165,000 fans of Theresa tweeted while watching the show — so your chances of winning aren’t that bad when you think about it. The #LongIslandMedium hashtag, which was a requirement for entry, was used more than 880,000 times — so what that means is Tweet often! There are no limitations on how many Tweets you send during the time period. It was unclear what tweets actually won last year’s contest, as numerous entrants tweeted multiple times. Here’s what a few of last year’s winners tweeted after they won?
“I’m still in disbelief … I can’t believe it! … I’m so happy,” tweeted one of the winners — @Emma25KY — who said she was trying to win a reading for her husband and tweeted about 52 times. @AVirtuousWoman1 tweeted “I won!!!!!! OMG!!!!!! … Thank you. Forever grateful.”
“OMG!!! Screaming in the living room!!!! Woo hoooo!!!! I can’t believe this! Thank you @Theresacaputo and @TLC! #LongIslandMedium,” tweeted @alimichelle76. “When I wake up tomorrow someone will have to remind me that it wasn’t a dream. ”
To enter the 2014 Long Island Medium Tweet to Win Sweepstakes you need to do the following. For complete and official rules on entering the Long Island Medium Tweet to Win Sweepstakes you can visit their website, but the gist of the sweepstakes entails the following:
1. Before or during the Sweepstakes Period (8pm ET to 11pm ET), you need to sign into your Twitter account. If you aren’t familiar with Twitter or need to establish an account, it costs nothing so you become a member of Twitter.com and create a Twitter account. Twitter actually offers some basic tutorials on how to tweet, as well. It’s not overly complicated.
2. If you don’t already, you must “follow” @TLC on Twitter.
3. During the Sweepstakes Period, Theresa Caputo will request followers to tweet about the season premiere of Long Island Medium. In your tweet you must include the hashtag #LongIslandMedium.