PCH Prize Patrol Stops at a Local Florist

When the PCH Prize Patrol goes on the road to a surprise a cash prize winner, they usually stop at a local florist to buy a dozen roses before the big winning moment. From time to time in our PCH mailings and PCH online promotions, we tell folks about this, to give them a glimpse of what goes on behind the scenes.

This week one of our PCH Blog readers asked about these local florist PCH promotions and I thought you might be interested in hearing the answers, too.

Where do we get the names of the local florists? The information is all publicly available, and is collected and made available to us by a recognized list compiler.

Do we get permission from the businesses? We have a program in place to notify the florists ahead of time and give them a chance to opt out of the promotion if they do not wish to have the names of their businesses appear in the PCH promotions. Most local florists are not only willing to go along with the PCH promotions, but they are very excited to be part of the prize award action if the PCH Prize Patrol comes to their town for a surprise cash sweepstakes award.

Dozen roses HJ Florist

How do we match the name of your local florist to you in our promotions? We program the computer to match the zip codes of the florists with the zip codes of PCH customers, so the geographically correct information can be automatically filled in on the promotions.

Will the PCH Prize Patrol stop at the local florist mentioned in our promotions if you win? The PCH Prize Patrol makes every practical attempt to go to the florist talked about in our promotions prior to prize awards. Usually it works out; but, sometimes the florist ends up being too far away from the actual winner’s location, or the florist is closed and we’re not able to use them, or some other glitch occurs. In any event, the PCH Prize Patrol finds a local florist to make a beautiful bouquet of roses to present to the PCH winner along with balloons, champagne and the Big Check, so the surprise winning moment will be memorable for the PCH cash sweepstakes winner.

We’ve heard from many prize winners that the bouquet of roses made their winning moment extra special, and we’ve heard from some entrants that they like to imagine what it would be like to be given the “royal treatment” with a huge bouquet of roses along with the Big Check, if they win the PCH cash sweepstakes.

So, what do you think? Let us know if you would like a big beautiful bouquet of roses from your local florist to go with your Big Check if you’re our next lucky big cash prize winner!

Hoping to hear from you,

Deborah Holland

Executive Vice President

PCH


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melinda olinger said...

flowers a big check and
Dave S I’d be in heaven who would care about all that other stuff just put Dave on my door step ALOHA

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gail said...

I wish i could of won the dell but as always never poor me poor me :(

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Natalie B At Pch said...

@ Gail –
Keep on entering! I won a $5 Amazon Gift Card using PCH’s Search and Win. Months later, I won the $1Million Dollar SuperPrize!!
GOOD LUCK!
~Natalie Bostelman
2008 SuperPrize Winner
PCH Goodwill Ambassador

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Jeff P said...

I won a $5 Amazon Gift Card long time ago,It’ll Be wonderfull to be a PCH Search and Win ,Prize Winner !

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Brian P Kirby said...

I would not mind the flowers as long as Dave and Eve and Todd were there to present them. I am certain my mother
could find some good use for them in her planters.

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Jeff P said...

Bring The Roses Publishers Clearing House!

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Jeff P said...

Florist smells so good. I bet PCH money smells good too

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Jeff P said...

Let us know if you would like a big beautiful bouquet of roses from your local florist to go with your Big Check if you’re our next lucky big cash prize winner!
“Well You Bet i do lol” Ive been waiting for a long time i want my Roses ! and the Balloons,alot of Blue Ones! Since I’m demanding don’t forget the check and champagne.

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Elaine Dyer said...

**** Answered by email **** Dear Deborah
A Entry for the May 30th, Prize contest was sent to me today, April, 29, by e-mail. The deadline is May 2 nd. I have not been able to submit my entry because their is an error on the web site. I have tried several times, and I still can’t submit it. can you help me?
Thank you,
Elaine

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Ellen King said...

I play the PCH games and redeem tokens for gift cards.With allthe junk mailI get how will I know if I won something? How do I know that notification from allthe junk surverys and stuff???

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Deborah Holland said...

Hi Ellen,
If you have won on PCH Games, you will receive an email addressed from PCH Games that will ask you to confirm your address, that you are a citizen of the United States and that you are 18 years of age or over. Best of luck!

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Vickie Plasterer said...

I have received an e-mail asking me to verify my address and mt telephone number; just last week. I always get excited and day dream just a bit, about the Prize Patrol knocking upon my door. We have had a very difficult last ten and a half years, and it continues. It would be a dream come true if Dave Sayer, and all of the Prize Patrol delegates happened upon our door step. A Woman can Dream can’t she. I know but maybe one day… I’ll conrtinue to play, because you just never know… You can not win if you do not play…

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Deborah Holland said...

Hi Vickie,
Please copy the text of the email you received and send it to us via the following page: http://pch.custhelp.com/app/utils/login_form/redirect/ask/site_id/1 so that we can verify if it was from the real Publishers Clearing House.

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MELINDA OLINGER said...

MELINDA FROM KAPOLEI HAWAII HERE STILL WAITING FOR YOU DAVE

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Charlene L.Wilcox said...

Now Your sweet talkin Us Pch!I’ll take my Roses with the PCH Balloons and Prize Patrol lol.Have A Good Day Fans,friends and All at PCH.com
P.S.Dave Sayer were waiting patiently to here that knock.

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Marilyn Joan Hadey said...

Sure I would love A Dozen Roses, do they also come with the PCH Balloons. If so, you can bring them the Middletown NY way. I will have a nice Big Vase just waiting for them. I would really love to ACHIEVE MY DREAM, GOAL, & PLAN in our Lives. LIVE OUR LIVES IN LUXURY, including our Black Lab Bingo.

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Mary Gilstrap said...

I sure hope I win. I don’t have anyone in my life and with 7 sliped discs, a crack in my spine and the doctors wanting to do surgery I scared. My sister had back surgery and she killed herself because her husband left her with no way to get her pain medication. I am headed that way but would NEVER kill myself. But, with me on disability and no other income I con’t know what is going to happen to me. Left of the streets in umbarrible pain.

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Darla Laughlin said...

yes! roses, champagne, a true dream with the prize.. were all dying to be the next big winner!

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Denise Thomson said...

Oh YES, I would love it! Have been entering daily, though sometimes it didn’t show my clicking or I had to refresh the page and reload, hence, lost what was actually on first.
Can’t wait to see you, Danielle, Todd and Dave!!! Safe travel to 430 Temple Ave.!!!!

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Denise Thomson said...

Actually, I had quite a few of those emails already and did confirm my address. In the same token, I often get also emails saying that my file will be closed unless…… Have been on PCH daily for a long time. Unfortunately, I did not save these emails, so I cannot send you a copy. Just would like to know what’s true and what not.
Thanks!

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Denise Thomson said...

ENTER: Can’t wait to welcome all of you at 430 Temple Ave. Looking forward to thanking you in person.
Happy and blessed Easter to all of you!

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