Get ready for your chance to win a reading with Long Island Medium Theresa Caputo during TLC’s live Long Island Medium Tweet to Win event on Sunday, Oct. 6 beginning at 9pm ET. So how exactly do you enter this Long Island Medium tweet to win sweepstakes? First, you’re going to need to sign up for a Twitter account.
Based on all the letters and comments we get from viewers who are desperate to get on Theresa’s waiting list, I’m anticipating this will be a sought-after prize; however, I’m also anticipating many of Theresa’s fan base may not be all that Twitter savvy — so that could either increase your odds or cause you some frustration, but either way it’s a new opportunity to get you a reading.
The Long Island Medium tweet to win sweepstakes is tied around the season premiere of Long Island Medium, which begins Sunday, Oct. 6 at 9pm ET. Viewers who Tweet using the hashtag #LongIslandMedium while watching the premiere episode of Long Island Medium or while watching TLC’s new series Alaskan Women Looking for Love, immediately following at 10pm ET, could be eligible to win. During this period you also must be following @TLC on Twitter to see if you won. The sweepstakes period is from 9pm ET to 11pm ET. What’s great about this sweepstakes is there will be multiple winners — at least three people are going to win the grand prize, which consists of round-trip tickets to New York City (provided you live farther than 100 miles from NYC), hotel accommodations, some spending money and a private reading with Theresa Caputo. Another perk about this sweeps is the immediate gratification of knowing whether or not you won. Theresa will be randomly selecting winners (that probably means you can say just about anything) during commercial breaks and will be announcing them live on Oct. 6.
Here’s what the official rules have to say about the winner determination: “Theresa Caputo will randomly select at least three winners during the Sweepstakes Period from among all eligible Entries received as of the time of selection. Theresa will announce the Twitter handle of the winners on air during the live segments of the Long Island Medium premiere night broadcast on October 6, 2013 from 9 PM ET to 11:00 PM ET. Potential winners will then be notified on Twitter by Direct Message to their Twitter account. Note that if your Twitter handle is announced on air and you receive a Direct Message to your Twitter account, you are not a winner until your eligibility has been verified and you have complied with these Official Rules. Entrants residing in the Mountain and Pacific time zones will not be able to see the live announcement but are eligible to enter during the Sweepstakes Period and if deemed a winner will be notified through Twitter.”
There’s no guidance on what to Tweet or what not to Tweet detailed in the rules, so Tweet as often as you can and don’t forget to use the correct hashtag!
The rules also add that Theresa — at her sole discretion — also has an option to offer a live reading over the phone during the show’s broadcast for the potential winners, which could get very interesting. Talk about an immediate win, right!? [When I first interviewed Theresa, before her show even debuted, she connected with my departed mother over the phone (read the story here) — so the phone is an option.]
If you are a winner you will need to sign off on all sorts of paperwork, including being filmed and/or recorded and possibly being featured in a future episode.
So here’s a quick recap on how to enter the Long Island Medium tweet to win sweepstakes:
1. Sign up or log on to Twitter
2. Follow @TLC on Twitter
3. During the sweepstakes period (Oct. 6 from 9pm ET to 11pm ET) Tweet using the hashtag #LongIslandMedium
4. Watch the show and your Twitter account to see if you won.
To get the complete details, check out the official rules.
What’s new this season of Long Island Medium?
The new season kicks off with a Long Island Medium: On the Road episode, where Theresa heads to Philadelphia to surprise her fans with messages from their loved ones. While exploring the best of what Philly has to offer, Theresa helps a mother heal from her son’s tragic passing, she helps a young widow to reconnect with her true love and she gives a little girl closure on the loss of her baby sister. This season also will find the Caputo house under construction AGAIN. Apparently, Theresa couldn’t stop after the bathroom and closet renovations. The new house project, however, requires Theresa to relocate to her father’s house (remember Theresa’s adorable dad, Nick, last season?) for readings. Victoria’s back this season (yay!!), at least for an episode, when she comes home from college and brings an unannounced friend. Prepare yourself for some emotional readings, too, as the press materials hype the stories of a devastated man who finally releases the guilt he feels from his parents’ tragic passing, and another man who hears validations from his wife that no one else would know.