Holiday Prize Winner Letter from the PCH Prize Patrol

HAPPY HOLIDAYS

To your house — from the Prize Patrol — at Publishers Clearing House

Every year Dave Sayer, Executive Director of the PCH Prize Patrol, sends a prize winner holiday letter to winners of the Publishers Clearing House Sweepstakes – past and present. As a loyal PCH Blog reader, you might enjoy reading this year’s edition. And – who knows? – if you enter now and every chance you get in 2010, your name may appear in next year’s letter with that wonderful word next to it: WINNER!

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Dear Winners and Friends,

We hope that 2009 has been a good year for you and yours. It has been a good one for us business-wise, and a record-setting year for Prize Patrol deliveries: 225 and counting! Phew! That’s a lot of miles!

A highlight of the year was February 26th when Doris Gray, a venerated school teacher from South Orange, NJ, won our $5,000 A Week for Life SuperPrize. The excitement in the school lunchroom — where we surprised her in front of hundreds of cheering students and faculty — generated great TV footage which was featured in a TV ad, at pchtv.com and on a Learning Channel special about prize winners of $1 million plus.

A second highlight was in August when we knocked on the door of Stephanie Gornichec of Boise, ID with a Million Dollar SuperPrize. Having been laid off from work a year ago, Stephanie was thrilled that she and her husband Shaun could remove the For Sale sign from the front of their beloved house. This story – that resonates with so many folks these days – catapulted the Gornichecs onto one of America’s most popular daytime talk-shows. The Prize Patrol was also invited to appear and took the opportunity to surprise a randomly-selected audience member, Sue Draper of CA, with $25,000 and each person in the studio audience with $500. Talk about excitement!

Space here does not allow us to include the over 200 names of each prize winner in 101 TV areas that we visited on two Prize Patrol Blitzes, one in May, another in November. Half of the winners won $1,000, half won $10,000, and all were thrilled regardless of the dollar amount. Over 70 PCH employees — who were put through Prize Patrol Boot Camp training to deliver prizes from coast to coast — returned home with new friendships and memories they will never forget.

Far-flung Prize Patrol assignments took us from an “around the corner” location (Queens, NY where Marta Wolking won $10,000 on Tax Day) to the middle of the Pacific Ocean (Hawaii’s island of Oahu where Destiny Kalani won $15,000 on Columbus Day). Other holiday prizes were delivered to Gay Fairris in Romulus, MI ($10,000 – Valentine’s Day), Margaret Horn in Houston, TX ($10,000 – St. Patrick’s Day), Jane Kennedy in San Diego, CA ($10,000 – Labor Day), Hans Hamilton in Gig Harbor, WA ($5,000 – Halloween) and Kirk Edwards in Muscatine, IA ($10,000 – Thanksgiving). Memorable holidays for sure!

Geographically in between we surprised Robert Morse of Newburyport, MA ($10,000), Fred Franken of Jacksonville, FL ($10,000), Richard Zenzola of Woodbury, MN ($10,000), Mrs. John Stice of Huntsville, TX ($10,000), Erin Barnes of Taylorsville, UT ($5,000), David Mitchell of Beach Park, IL ($10,000), Melody Mulkey of Belton, MO ($7,000), Teri Zierer of Albuquerque, NM ($5,000), John Goldman of Fort Smith, AR ($10,000), Angelic Bass of Ferndale, WA ($10,000), Robin Bartlett of Brooksville, FL ($15,000), Jelaine Jaeb of Coppell, TX ($10,000), and Renae Novak of Fridley, MN ($10,000). How’s that for geographic coverage?

We still have more 2009 prize winner awards to deliver before December 30th when a new TV campaign goes on the air, promoting our popular website, pch.com, and a $10 Million InstaPrize. (Even though you’ve won before, you are still eligible to win again – so go for it!)

All of our Prize Patrol deputies and all the employees of Publishers Clearing House join me in sending you our warmest wishes for a blessed holiday season and a Happy New Year.

Dave Sayer

Executive Director

PCH PRIZE PATROL


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R. Johnson said...

Happy Holidays to you too, PCHer’s.
News about you and the wonders you do in people’s lives is surely refreshing to hear in the midst of other negative news we see and hear daily.
May you and your family be blessed as well.
GOD BLESS US EVERYONE!

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gail said...

merry xmas that tv would have been nice i spent my day laying in a bed why because i lost something very close to me and now i read all these names of people who won good for them i am so happy they could be happy on xmas unlike me

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gail said...

I think this whole thing is FIXED don’t tell me a rating system it don’t fly with me and on twitter and other sites on the net there r 1,000 and more people who r thinking the same thing something funny is going on here rigged fixed

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gail said...

OH MY GOD YOU HAVE A FORD ESCAPE GIVEAWAY AGAIN YES YES YES I WILL PLAY UNTIL UNTIL I CAN’T ANYMORE TO WIN THAT I REALLY REALLY REALLY WANT TO WIN THAT SUV

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Jeff P said...

THATS A NICE THING TO DO TO KEEP IN TOUCH WITH PAST WINNERS AND PRESENT.
THATS ONE OF THE RESONES WHY IT WOULD BE GREAT TO WIN AND TO BE IN THE PUBLISHERS CLEARING HOUSE WINNERS CIRCLE.
I LIKE TO SAY FAMILY CIRCLE, CAUSE YOU DO BECOME FOREVER PART OF PUBLISHERS CLEARING HOUSE BIG FAMILY OF WINNERS.
BY SENDING HOLIDAY LETTERS SHOWS A MORE HUMAN SIDE OF THINGS,INSTEAD OF JUST A REGULAR SWEEPSTAKES OR LOTTERY.

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sarah pearson said...

thank you ,iam still waiting on you dave and the rest of you, i wont give up

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irene santoyo said...

First of all Happy New Year I hope you are coming to huntington park in 2010 and making me a very happy millionaire correct Dave and pch crew

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Diane Stevens said...

Redeem tokens? I am a US Resident . Reno,Nevada

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Deborah Holland said...

To redeem tokens you may need to select a country of residence on your profile. While logged in to PCH Games, click “My Account”, then click on the blue “Info” tab. This will direct you to “My Basic Information”. Click on the “Edit” button beside this section, and select the United States as your country. Be sure to “Save Changes” when completed.
D. Holland @ PCH

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dpaldridge!@yahoo.com said...

I have been trying to enter on-line for the last 2 days with no luck. When I get close to the end of the entry process, I end up in a page offering me info that I do not want but can’t bypass! This is a horrible waste of time and seems to discriminate against those that don’t purchase products! PCH this really stinks and I will never access your site again!!!

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Ronald B. Hull said...

I have entered online with Pch for about 12 years and in 12 years the online entry process has had a face lift a change in some colors better graphics but it is all exactly basicaly the same.
If it works don’t fix it right! Well your PCH I think you could fancy it up a bit!
not all the adds and the marketing part. The actual online entry page the *entry form* itself
Happy Holidays and be well!

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Deborah Pagan said...

Why is it that I have been entering for almost 17 years and I never ever saw anyone from an inner city winning the big prize I am losing all faith in this game I know its just luck but everyone who wins is either from some country town or a nice prominent location never from a city in which where I live?

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Ronald B. Hull said...

This is for those that think this is a scam! I lived in a house in Austin Tx “1988″ with a really big drive that the nabor kids always did the skate board thing on, the side walk and drive was ramped up. They said it was a great place for boarding! Down the street was a 13 year old boy last name Yance! hense I called him
kid Yancy! Well one day kid Yancy tells me that dear old dad had won 1 million dollars from PCH! Old man Yancy had lost his job in the massive layoffs of the 80′s so it was a life changeing event! 2 weeks later they moved up north and bought a nice house!
Kid Yancy got togo to collage.
It was a very happy beginning! For them! And it put a big smile on my face! and an after thought for me was that farry tails can really come true!

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Deborah Holland said...

PCH has awarded over $220 Million in sweepstakes prizes to REAL people from all walks of life.
All the winners shown online and in our TV commercials are real winners, not paid actors, and they represent all age groups, ethnic backgrounds and geographic areas. If you would like to see for yourself what some real Publishers Clearing House winners look like, you can go to http://pchtv.com/ and you can see locations where PCH prizes were recently awarded at http://prizepatrol.pch.com/.
D. Holland @ PCH

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Deborah Holland said...

You may rest assured that you did receive a valid entry in the Publishers Clearing House sweepstakes prior to being redirected to another offer. Your entry qualified you to win before the redirect occurred. Your acceptance of any of the offers in the promotion is completely optional! If you prefer not to take any of the offers, simply scroll to the bottom of each page and click “Skip”. There is no obligation to provide any information or make any purchase – if you do not wish to do so.
Deborah Holland @ PCH

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Gladys Mitchell said...

I am waiting for Dave to knock at my door. The blessing from God would be the win. It has been a rough year. Tragedy has been non stop in my life for 2 years. My girls would believe in miracles. Our health would improve. I am waiting for the prize patrol(smile).

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Veronica Yamagata said...

I am ready to receive the $10,000,000.00 check on February 25, 2010. Made out to Veronica Y. in Honolulu, Hawaii..BTW, I will probably be at work, so please come to 900 Fort Street Mall, Suite 700! I hope to see you on February 25, 2010!

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Jeannette Schwab said...

I have been told 6 times that PCH Prize Patrol was coming to my house but they didn’t, I just don’t understand why they didn’t come, they told me on their emails that they were coming to Austin, TX with my superprize, I have prayed so much that they would really come but they didn’t, I am all alone with no help so I guess I just have to die now, JS

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Deborah Holland said...

PCH does not tell a winner they have won ahead of the delivery date. Winners are selected via random drawing from all eligible entries. In order to win a prize award at PCH, one would need to return their entry by the specified deadline date and have it selected as a winner. Prizes of $1,000.00 and up may be awarded either by overnight mail (or UPS) or in person by the PCH Prize Patrol, depending on location and availability of the Prize Patrol. SuperPrizes of $1 Million or more are awarded in person by the PCH Prize Patrol. For more clarification please call our customer service team at (800) 645-9242. You may also contact our customer service team by visiting: http://pch.custhelp.com/app/utils/login_form/redirect/ask.

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AmyL.Hutchinson-Todd said...

Amy, I’m 43 years old a almost three year survivor of breast cancer.Our family has a strong awful history of breast cancer.My grandmother, my mom, and my middle sister had cancer. .We are strong people and we are here to talk about it. My grandmother died when I was 9 years old of this illness,she was only in her mid fifties.Strong people can over come plus taking care of one self that’s the key.Since then life has changed i enjoy life more, friends, family , work everything.I also have entered your contest in hope to win something for myself and to share with my family.

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Martha Lopez said...

Hello all PCH fans I would like to congrat all the winners!!! woooohoooo!!!!
As for me well what can I say bummer!! I have never won with PCH yet I wont give up the hope that maybe just one day my turn will come I have been a fan of PCH since I was 19yrs old I am now 45 yrs old I remember when PCH was only threw the mail.I will always be a Fan of PCH and like I said before just maybe one day I will see Mr. Dave Sayer knocking at my door with the other workers from PCH with wonderful roses and ballon. Until then hopefully I wont die waiting to win lol!however I guess I will continue this journey of dreaming of becoming the next millioniare. I would like to wish all PCH fans good luck. And god bless all PCH fans and workers. Everyone please have a bless day. Smile :)

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shirley berry said...

i search and search so i can have a brighter future than what i am stuck with. and if i give up hope of a brighter day,than i might miss that van or a call from pch saying i won pch sweepsteakes i will continue to search and pray that i will win so i can have a great future and a better life because pch gave me this great opportunity to over come all the negatives of this world. and to give me hope…..

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shirley berry said...

i am glad that i am blessed with this opportunity to have a chance of winning the pch sweepsteakes thank you i work hard and search through the internet so i can have a great futureand a better tomarrow….

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shirley berry said...

i am hoping that i will be the winner of the christmas holiday pch sweepsteaks. i have worked hard learning how to do this computor, i found my self searching more and more hopeing for a brighter future, to become a winner i found out you have to work at something and i worked.i pray in jesus name i will be blessed and awarded this prise thank you for the opportunity and have a blessed christmas and holiday.

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Charlene Wilcox said...

Have The Most Wonderful Blessed Merry Christmas to All:
I have a Christmas Prent for Anyone that interested in Art Work,Poetry and Indian Craft Making:
http://originalpoetry.com/poet/blackfootlady

Love You Friends and Have missed You Alot! God Bless ALL.

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Ramy Kupukaa said...

Christmas Day December 25, the day we celebrate the birth of our Lord Jesus ! Yes it is a very Merry Christmas with or without PCH checks, ballons, and roses. My heart is filled with all that and more . may God Bless you and keep you safe ! aloha

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Suresh Rao said...

Dave Sayer

Your face is the first friendly face I saw on TV when I moved into my first residence at Cleveland OH after crossing 7 seas from a foreign country.

You were perhaps a TV anchor then, perhaps just a celebrity.

It is 30+ yrs since then. I have been here at New Jersey for last 25yrs; never been blessed with a win at PCH.

In any case, all I wanted to say is I remember your smiling face; it is time we actually met, don’t you think so! Have a Merry XMAS, Happy Holidays and New Year for both of US!

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Maria Gonzalez said...

I hope everyone had a warm Christmas!

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Maria Gonzalez said...

Looking forward to a good New year and new beginning with the help of PCH!!

God Bless You all =)

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natasha norwood said...

I’M SO TIRED OF SEARCHING & NEVER WINNING NOTHING. I SHOULD BEABLE 2 WIN SOMETHING IN ALL THESE YEARS EVER SINCE 1992 & I NEVER WON ONE RED CENT.

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    PCH Customer Service said...

    Hi Natasha,

    Each day PCH Search & Win’s prize program chooses a bunch of winning times (usually several per hour). The first person to search after a winning time wins the prize. If you were not the first person to search at this time, you would not be selected as the winner. The most recent winners are displayed in the scrolling banner on our homepage.

    Best of luck!

    Regards,
    Rebecca @ PCH

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Suresh Rao said...

Dave

I have been waiting for your visit for last 30yrs… ever since I first saw you on TV at Cleveland OH.

Now at NJ for last 25yrs… I have been in touch with PCH sweeptstakes continually for atlest last 4yrs!

It is time we met & time for OUR win!

God Bless America

Suresh Rao

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LOMAS PEETE said...

dear pch staff, i’m lomas peete, i live in old apartment and washington,d.c. iwant move out from old place i’m looking for new place to fort washington,md this year i like to be a new millionaire for publisher clearing house i’m really wanting to be a pch superprize winner this year i’m ready for a forever life to be publisher clearing house first 2011 $ 10million superprize dear sir i would like to win the superprize $1000000 thanks as soon possible callme i needs to win this

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    PCH Customer Service said...

    Hi Lomas,

    Our mailings are opportunities for a chance to win, and provide clear information that the recipient has not yet won any prize, must enter by the deadline, and must be chosen to win. In order to win an entry must be selected by random drawing or match the winning number selected. Please remember that while we receive entries from all across the land only one individual can actually win each giveaway.

    While we have promoted our famous sweepstakes for over 40 years as a way to draw attention to our unbeatable magazine deals and value-based merchandise offerings no purchase is ever necessary to enter or win. You may be interested to know that majority of our major prize winners have not ordered with their winning entry! We do wish you and everyone participating Good Luck!

    Regards,
    Addison @ PCH

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Suresh Rao said...

God Bless America, Publishers Clearing House, Suresh Rao @NJ with a promising next 3 decades kickoff for PCH and RAOs so their fortunes multiply for the benefit of fairness in society all over the world!

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JOHN J MITCHELL JR. said...

I WILL ALWAYS SEE HOW GOD IS DOING BEFORE I PRAY FOR SOMEONES HELP NEEDED, BEFORE MYSELF. ASKING FOR WINNING, IS LIKE ADDING MORE FOR SOME SAUCES ON YOUR SUBS. I THINK AFTER MY BRAIN INJURY 8 YRS AGO I SEE THINGS DIFF. WHAT COMES MY WAY I ALWAYS THINK ABOUT SOMEONE ELSE FIRST. MY PRAYING TO GOD CHANGES FROM LEARNING EVERY DAY. SO IF I EVER DO WIN @PCH, MY FAMILY AND BRAIN INJURY @ CAREGIVERS WILL BE BY MY SIDE.

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Janie Reyes said...

Winning would be awesome, that is the only way I could help the needy in our country. The US does not need to help other countries financailly, they need to look at there own country and help US citizens first, other country folks after. Unfortunately they do the opposite. It is like helping a strangers first and than your own blood folks eventhough they are in the same need.

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sonamford@yahoo.com said...

I would love the opportunity to win PCH sweepstakes .But I don’t know how to search and win, I ‘ve tried to submit every entry and Blog when I can. I know that there are real people that are out there that actually really do win , And I day dream everyday about PCH coming to my door and I actually did win. So I’ m going to continue searching until I win.

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jesus barraza said...

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bildouglas edwards said...

after playing every day Ive yet to win any money, its not worth playing

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barbara collins said...

happy holidays to Dave and everyone and I want to win thanks

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Victoria Crites said...

Wow!!! I’m a widowed mom and I could send my kids, all three to college. If I won the million for life.

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Rebecca Ambrose said...

Like this looking forward for my name to appear in a write up at Pch as a winner

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dawn Vanderpool said...

Thank you for the OPPORTUNITY for letting me be a part of your game!! god bless you all and any god keep you all safe always!!!!
dawn

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mary phillips said...

I don’t know if i’m in the right spot but I’m here <still tryin to claim $10,000.00 cash prize ,Love to see the prizepatrol

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