Want to Get Paid $1,000 to Watch Hallmark Christmas Movies? Welp, There's a Catch

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Sam Page, Maggie Lawson in Story of Us
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Most of us have been watching Hallmark Christmas movies for weeks at this point, but now, there's a way to binge our favorite romantic flicks and get paid, all at the same time. There's a company offering to pay someone $1,000 to watch Hallmark movies this holiday season, but it's not that easy.

... it never is.

  • A tech company is looking for a fan who can watch 24 Hallmark movies in 12 days. 

    Melody Niemann, Duane Henry A Gingerbread Romance
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    That's two a day -- child's play! 

    According to the site running the contest, CenturyLinkQuote, it's looking for someone who's 18 or older from the United States, loves Christmas, savvy with social media, and loves sharing thoughts and opinions on what he or she is watching without holding back. 

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  • The chosen applicant will be paid $1,000 and given a streaming service subscription, plus a bunch of other prizes.

    Jen Lilley, Brant Daugherty Mingle All the Way
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    Those prizes include hot cocoa, Christmas cookies, a string of fairy lights, a mini Christmas tree, and tons of Hallmark swag -- basically everything anyone would need to live their best Hallmark holiday lives. 

    Yep, sign us up. This sounds like heaven!

  • Does this all sound too good to be true? Well, that's because there's a catch ... a couple, actually.

    Daniel Lissing, Brooke D'Orsay Christmas in Love
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    For starters, only one fan can win (womp, womp), so if you thought you and your bestie could cozy up and secure the bag, think again. 

    There's also some responsibilities the chosen one must take on. CenturyLink wants the winner to tweet, Instagram, or Facebook every time they watch a movie, use hashtags #CountdowntoChristmas and #HallmarkDreamJob when they post, and finish watching all the movies by Christmas Day.

    Fast Company advises Hallmark fans to tread with caution as the companies (Internet Services Partners and CenturyLink) are third-party providers not a part of any Hallmark business. As great as the opportunity sounds, the cost might be more than $1,000 as everyone who enters must give up personal information to companies many of us are not familiar with -- or knew existed.

  • Applications are open now.

    Jill Wagner, Mark Deklin Christmas in Evergreen: Letters to Santa
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    Still interested in trying your luck? Those interested can fill out the form here explaining their love for these movies. (CenturyLink encourages applicants to submit a video showing off how much holiday spirit they have.)

    Best of luck!

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