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Publisher's Clearinghouse . . . is it for real? Know anyone who won?

Started 1375904537.84 in Viewpoints | Last reply 1376019339.433 by Shorty2U

Don't ask me how or why, but I keep getting emails from PCH to enter. Must be that time of year again. The van that pulls up in front of your house. They knock on your door. What do you do if you haven't showered yet? Or you're on vacation?

Is it for real? Do people really win from them? Where do they get their money from?

Life's a beach!

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happy hous­ewife1375904816.732009 PostsRegistered 1/4/2007

I get about 10 e mails a day too. I keep sending them to junk - some day the computer will decide Ireally don't want e mail from them.

When faced with senseless drama, spiteful criticism or misguided opinions walking away is the best way to defend yourself.To respond with anger is an endorsement of their attitude. -Dodinsky

missyw11375904870.13732399 PostsRegistered 3/4/2007
No.

LyndaGee1375904933.1634529 PostsRegistered 10/19/2004

I tried it for a while last year, but the constant emails became a pain and I never won anything.

WOW!!!
They aren't living in an evidence-based world.<

lulu21375905008.2621479 PostsRegistered 8/1/2007

I believe there was a BIG winner in Philipsburg, NJ (quite) a few years.

They did knock on the door and surprise them.

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Peachysue1375906163.73313663 PostsRegistered 10/6/2004

Wonder if you're not home they leave a posty like FedExp. or UPS?

Go VOLS.. Go Big Orange ...

saralinda1375906805.34760 PostsRegistered 6/25/2012Coast of Somewhere Beautiful

I think there is a real Publishers Clearinghouse sweepstakes but there are also scams that use the name or a similar name, so be careful about giving out your information.

croemer1375907820.73775797 PostsRegistered 1/29/2009
On 8/7/2013 Suzie said:

Wonder if you're not home they leave a posty like FedExp. or UPS?

Yep...saying it Suks to be you. You weren't home... so we passed the check on to the next person.

"Well Bless Your Pea Pickin' Heart."

Peachysue1375908190.78313663 PostsRegistered 10/6/2004
On 8/7/2013 croemer said:
On 8/7/2013 Suzie said:

Wonder if you're not home they leave a posty like FedExp. or UPS?

Yep...saying it Suks to be you. You weren't home... so we passed the check on to the next person.


That would be just about my luck too. {#emotions_dlg.crying}

Go VOLS.. Go Big Orange ...

SugarBabyJ1375910433.9032060 PostsRegistered 1/7/2008

Of course people really win it - they show all those people in the commercials winning - Bonjour!!

Mysterri1375911055.56933 PostsRegistered 4/4/2009San Diego

I don't know anybody who has won, but being on the Publisher's Clearinghouse Prize Patrol is my dream job. Working out the logistics of surprising someone and being able to change their life for the better would be incredible.

MamaWick1375912877.1175072 PostsRegistered 10/6/2004I will always be from St. Louis, but I now live in WI
On 8/7/2013 SugarBabyJ said:

Of course people really win it - they show all those people in the commercials winning - Bonjour!!

I almost spit out my diet Coke with your Bonjour! It must be true, yes? {#emotions_dlg.lol}

Peace, Love and Dogs! Lynne.....

When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace ~ Jimi Hendrix

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SugarBabyJ1375913422.672060 PostsRegistered 1/7/2008
On 8/7/2013 MamaWick said:
On 8/7/2013 SugarBabyJ said:

Of course people really win it - they show all those people in the commercials winning - Bonjour!!

I almost spit out my diet Coke with your Bonjour! It must be true, yes? {#emotions_dlg.lol}

Yes!

mp1111375928195.16150 PostsRegistered 8/10/2010
I won a few months ago. Ok, I played some spin and win thing and won $25.00. They sent me a check in the mail. The check cleared, so that was a good thing.

vicki is ok1375952332.1671502 PostsRegistered 11/21/2005michigan

Actually yes I do know someone who won although it was back in the early 80s. At that time they won $50,000. That was a whole lot back then, heck I'd take that now, lol. It was so funny because they went to a banquet for all the winners and when their name was called they were suppose to go up and put a stick pin on a U.S. map of the state they were from. They were so excited that instead of putting the pin in Indiana, they stuck it in Ohio!!!

I never believed in the PCH until I knew someone who won it. I do wonder now about winners as it seems like they are always talking about a new contest and I never see where anyone won the other contest. You would think with the $5000.00 a week forever, that it would be newsworthy.

Vicki{#emotions_dlg.biggrin}

Hope everyone has a great day!!!

Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen-Winston Churchill

AuntG1376008872.8276331 PostsRegistered 1/31/2009Wisconsin

Nope, don't know anyone who has won but know of people who enter and dream about spending the money.

circles1376011954.44317555 PostsRegistered 5/11/2005N.J.

I usually throw the stuff away....but this last time I decided to mail it in...without ordering anything, of course...

My grands are hoping I win...though I told them there is no chance...but ever hopeful they said well you could....I told them they would be my first call if I win....so cute..

graycatsru­le1376012598.0235615 PostsRegistered 7/3/2013

Don't know anyone who won. I really want to believe, but have lost some faith. I used to fill out the forms from time to time, but then you'd just get more. It all seems too crazy finding all the special stickers and putting them in the right spot, so now I just throw them out.

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mistriTsqu­irrel1376018721.3610647 PostsRegistered 7/17/2010Purgatory, USA

I know someone who they sent copious amounts of junk mail and e-mails to because I made the mistake of signing up for a chance to win... {#emotions_dlg.glare}

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Shorty2U1376019339.4314918 PostsRegistered 6/24/2007PA

I don't get emails from them but we did get snail mail from them in the past. I tossed them. I think people who win probably order tons of magazines. I could be wrong but anyway I never entered. PS I used to think no one won BIG prizes via McDonalds Monopoly (I don't eat there but my kids used to play it when they were little). Well some lady was on our news and she won a CAR the other year..lol

"And in the end, the love you take is equal to the love you make"

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