Would You Like to Meet the “Mad Men” of PCH?

Two Publishers Clearing House employees who “invented” the PCH Prize Patrol are veteran advertising men. Over the years, Todd Sloane and yours truly have both seen a lot of Madison Avenue – the legendary birthplace of thousands of TV ad campaigns. But we are not literally “mad” men, and we didn’t come up with the Prize Patrol idea in bustling New York City but in the calmer suburban town of Port Washington where PCH was founded in 1953 and is still based.

Until 1989, PCH Sweepstakes winners were notified by phone that they had won big cash prizes. Todd thought an in-person surprise visit with the good news would generate extremely watchable TV commercial footage, and – boy! – was he right. For over 20 years now, major prize winners have been shocked by the PCH Prize Patrol knocking on the door with roses, balloons and –ta-dah! – The Big Check. And our TV ads featuring sweepstakes winning moments are classics of “reality TV.”

How would you like to meet the “mad men” of PCH? With this fall’s Prize Patrol Blitz – with 101 prizes of at least $10,000 in 101 towns and cities across the USA — the chances of a visit are better than you might think.

Of course, the first step to winning is to enter the PCH Sweepstakes. And online sweepstakes entry is easy at pch.com.

At pch.com you can also find out if the Prize Patrol is coming to your area. Play the PCH contest often — every day if you want – and improve your chances of winning. But the entry deadline is approaching fast, so don’t delay!

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Good luck!

Dave Sayer

Executive Director

PCH PRIZE PATROL


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gblock said...

Sure send the two mad men to my place as long as they have a check for 10,000 i won’t call the fuzz or the 50 r the pigs as they r known as hell i would have them escort them to my place.

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William Weybright said...

If I Ever Won Pch My Familys Financial Problems Would Be Solved. Im Not Afraid Of Mad Men My Brother Was A Crazy Man In A Good Way LOL.I Think What You Guys Do Is A Great Job. Making People Have A Reason To Finish The Journey Of Life As Hard As It Is Today.I Keep Praying Someday It Will Be Us.But Keep Up The Good Job.You Put Smiles On People’s Faces.

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Doris Alexander said...

Winning a prize on the Search and Win is great because I was notified I had won a $1,000 Wal Mart Gift card. I do not feel I have to buy something to win. And this proved me right. I have been filling and mailing off entries for many years. I hope this doesn’t cause me to quit.

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Jeff Petree said...

I understand the reason for saying Mad men.
I prefer to call you the GOOD MEN..
Yes of course im Hoping to meet the men behind this. Everyday, i fill out the PCH Entry.Hoping, day dreaming, will i be the (WON) to say “IT’S TRUE!!”
Your the ones Who Made it happen from the beginning ,the ones with the crazy, mad idea of doing this.
Your the ones making DREAMS COME TRUE for people,getting out there to meet the people, shaking there hand and celebrating the moment of suprize on are faces.
You make WINNERS,AND MILLIONARES WOW!! I sit here thinking this entry maybe the one where you guys show up To make me a millionare or some other fantastic super prize, how beyond the word of WOW !! that would be for me and my family if you only really new. Thanks for making this a great opportunity….Jeff

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Jeff Petree said...

NOV 11th if the Mad Men do come to see me.Its going to be a life changing reality!
All my debts will be vanished, gone, paid in full. I’ll be able to think clearly with none of the heavy worrying any more. Like where’s the money going to come from to pay these bills.lol sometimes you gotta laugh.
NOV 11th PCH Prize Patrol knocks
“I can see clearly now the rain has gone.”

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RUBY ARCHER said...

IAM HOPEING TO WIN SOME BIG MONEY WHEN MY HUSBAND PASSED AWAY I DON;T KNOW WHAT HAPPENED BUT I CAME UP WITH NOT ENOUGH MONEY TO PAY MY BILLS. I HAVE A HANDICAPPED SON AND I DON;T WANT HIM TO DO WITHOUT ANYTHING I;M REALLY IN DESTITUTE RUBY A.

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Jeff Petree said...

ITS NOV 4TH , I JUST HAVE A GOOD FEELING THAT I WILL MEET THE MAD MEN OF PUBLISHER CLEARING HOUSE THIS NOV 11TH.I JUST BELEAVE MY DREAMS OF BEING A PCH SUPER PRIZE WINNER WILL COME TRUE!! READY TO SHOUT OUT ITS TRUE!!!

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JEFF PETREE said...

I WANT TO SEE THE MAD MEN MORE THEN SANTA CLAUS LOL
PUBLISHER CLEARING HOUSE MAKES DREAMS COME TRUE!!!

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JEFF PETREE said...

IT’S NOT OVER TILL THE FAT LADY SINGS!!
YES I WILL SEE THE MAD MEN HERE IN NOV 2009
IT’S TRUE!!

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Wendy said...

I wasn’t sure where to put this comment, so this seems as good a place as any. I’ve never won any of the prizes, but I really like your search engine. I’ve found some interesting things and it comes with the extra perk of getting my name thrown into the drawing of the moment. That’s kind of like getting an extra cookie for desert.
So although I may never win any of your prizes, I’m having fun with your search engine.
Just thought I’d let you know.
Wendy

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JEFF PETREE said...

WELL FROM WHAT IVE READ I KNOW THE MAD MEN ARE GOOD PEOPLE. WITH BIG CHECKS AND SUPERPRIZES,AND YOUVE MADE PEOPLE VERY RICH.
SO COME ON OVER ANY TIME! MAKE OUR DREAMS ALL COME TRUE..THE SOONER THE BETTER, ALSO, I THINK YOU’LL LIKE ME AND MY WIFE KATHIE TOO LOL

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Jeff P said...

WOW!!! IT’S DECEMBER ALREADY, WE WANT TO MEET THE MAD MAN, EVEN MORE THEN SANTA THIS DECEMBER.
HOPEFULLY MY MAD MEN ENTRIES WILL MATCH UP TO ONE OF THE SUPERPRIZES, IT’LL BE A JOLLY OLE TIME!

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Roas Chhim said...

I want to win ten million dollars!

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Jeff P said...

Yes i’m hoping the Mad Men will be Knocking at my door i need some money lol Very True ,i don’t lie. I even have a bit of mad men madness with my entries ive been sending in. I’m sure you see,Prize department. It’s all about winning.
This Gigantic Fortune, will make my whole family’s life A Dream Come True Forever!
The contest is about to end soon and i just hope i can be the 2010 Publishers Clearing House SuperPrize $10 Million Dollar Lucky Winner.
All Respect to everyone at PCH.
Now, I’m Ready to be in the Winners Circle!
and the luckest person in the world when it happens!

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RUBY ARCHER said...

I HOPE THE MAD MEN WILL COME TO MY HOUSE .I AM STILL IN NEED OF HELP, I WILL NOT SPEND THE MONEY IN A BAD WAY I HAVE A LOT OF FRENDS AND FAMILY THAT NEEDS HELP. AND I WILL BE SO HAPPY IF I CAN HELP THEM.GOD BLESS ALL OF YOU RUBY ARCHER

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RUBY ARCHER said...

i’m still looking for the mad men, i hope i get to meet them i still need help do you ever get tired of hearing that. i’m sorry but i really do theres a building in carbon i want to buy to make a store i would fill so good if i could do that . see you? ruby archer

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