A Winner Hopeful Asks: Am I Eligible for a PCH Sweepstakes Entry?

At a recent social event I met someone with the same last name as mine. We joked about possibly being distantly related. Then, when he learned that I was the guy from Publishers Clearing House who leads the Prize Patrol to winners’ doors “as seen on TV,” his expression turned sober. He looked at me and asked, “Does this mean that I’m not eligible for a sweepstakes entry?”

I have a lot of family tree information going back a long way, and I was able to advise him a few days later that we are indeed related: “ninth cousins once removed” according to the Family Tree Maker program I have on my computer. It indicates that this man and I had the same great great great great great great great great grandfather. Hardly a member of my immediate family. He’s eligible to enter and win all right.

The point is: Don’t let the remote chance of your being ineligible stop you from entering the Publishers Clearing House Sweepstakes. Just click on over to pch.com where it’s easy to ENTER. You can also check the Official Rules just to make sure that you are eligible.

Of course, you have to enter by the contest deadline indicated. But we have so many contests that the deadlines roll around pretty frequently. So I’ll give you some really good advice: submit a PCH sweepstakes entry every day. Then you’ll always be sure that you have a valid entry — possibly multiple entries — in every contest. Make entering the PCH Sweepstakes at pch.com a part of your daily routine, and you will increase your chances of winning AND receiving a surprise visit from me and the PCH Prize Patrol!

Speaking of daily routines: I’ll bet that you conduct at least one online search a day. So check out PCH Search & Win, a handy and potentially very lucrative way to find what you are looking for.

Good luck!

Dave Sayer

Executive Director

PCH PRIZE PATROL


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Karen said...

If I saw the van in the parking lot, I would watch it until it left, and follow it to see who got the money.

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gail said...

i wouldn’t watch because it would make me more sadder knowing i wasn’t as lucky as that person to win. Well it said last chance to get in on the tax free wow that is all i need to take care of everything all i can do is hope and rub all my lucky charms.

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Jeff P said...

That was something , you where related way down on the family Tree. Heres a true story of mine, It’s said everyone has a twin right? I actually met mine through my wifes friend, who’s friends husband is my look alike and not related.The thing that makes it so strange is he lives right down the road from me and are resemblance is amazing.
Any how looking forward to winning someday.

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Ms. Daniels said...

What type of emails do you recieve and how do you know you are a winner. I got some emails about the second and third round and I just want to know what that means???

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gail said...

well can i have the van and trade it in for a ford escape u wouldn’t mind that would u?

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Deborah Holland said...

Hi Ms. Daniels,
Pch.com will send out promotional e-mail entries which provide you opportunities to enter the sweepstakes.
Please be assured, if you are one of our lucky winners you will definitely be notified. If you are picked as a winner of a prize of $10,000 or more, you will be notified in person by the Prize Patrol. Prizes of under $10,000 are notified by certified mail or by courier. These awards are done as soon as all winning entries and prizes are matched.
Our most recent winners can be found on the top of our web site on the scrolling bar and under the “Winners Circle” link. You may also view some of our winning moments at: http://www.pchtv.com.

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Deborah Holland said...

That’s an amazing coincidence, Jeff!

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Jeff P said...

Well lol,, If i Win and Be in the Pch Family of Winners/The PCH Winners Circle, I Suppose I could call Dave, uncle Dave, but what would i call you Deborah lol cousin Deb ?
I’m kidding of course, but i do know i’m eligible to play. so there for after this message i will be entering another PCH SuperPrize Entry.

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SISIFO.TAAMILO said...

WOW,IF I SEE THE VAN OF THE PCH-N- DAVE SAYER -N- HIS TEAM
I CROSS MY FINGER -N- HOPEING THAT I WAS THE ONE THEY COMING FOR,TO SUPPRIZE ME WITH THE WINNING MOMENT OF LIFE TIME,BUT IF ITS NOT ME,I JUST TURN MY BACK WALK BACK INTO MY HOUSE -N- SIT DOWN -N- CRY,-N-ASKING MY SELF WHEN IT WILL BE MY TURN,WHEN IT WILL BE ME,WHEN MY PICTURE WILL BE POST ON THE PCH WINNER BOARD,PLS DAVE WHEN,I’M HOPEING THAT MY DREAM WILL COME TRUE,THE BEST DREAM THAT I HAD BEEN LOST FOR YRS -N- YRS,THANKS PCH ND GOD BLESS.

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Lisa Campbell said...

did I win …. can I say I WIN I WIN… PUBLISHERS SUPERPRIZE $10 MILLION..?
I AM EXCITED AND HOPE THIS WILL RESCUE ME AND MY SON FROM LOSING OUR HOME MAYBE INTO SAVING OUR HOME…! IM DISABLED AND ONLY HAVE 671 A MONTH FOR INCOME…! PLEASE LET ME WIN…NOWHERE TO GO..! PLEASE PUBLISHERS I BELIEVE THIS IS REAL …. DID I WIN THE SUPERPRIZE OF PUBLISHER CLEARING HOUSE ,,? GOD BLESS YOU
YALLS SONG SHOULD BE LIFE IS A HIGHWAY!!!! PCHWINNERS CIRCLE NEXT?

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Lisa Campbell said...

PUBLISHERS CLEARING HOUSE… SUPERPRIZE PRIZE PATROL LIVE!!!
GOD BLESS YOU

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thomasgiarrusso said...

sounds great

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Vickie Plasterer said...

Publishers Clearing House makes entering sweepstakes and contests FUN !; even if you do not win (this time). I have been entering PCH Sweepstakes for years. Even though I have not won, to date, I still look forward to playing. Now that PCH has updated to the Internet, verses so many snail mailes, I enjoy the entry process even more. In addition to entering every sweepstakes opportunity PCH offers, I also like viewing the products offered much better than the sheets of products and the stamps you had to affix, if buying, or having to find the Special Sweepstakes stamps to file an entry. I REALLY ENJOY PCHGAMES.COM where I get to play a variety of games FOR FREE!!!. I have ‘met’ people that share the same game interest, and over time you get to know eac other. Many of us game players are looking forward to when we can CHAT ‘LIVE’. Right Now we ‘chat’ using the Five Word Review we enter prior to beginning game play, then we re-enter these ‘chat’ reviews during our games play, to boast about our game play, or our weather, conditions, offer support if one of us is sick or having a Bad day. In addition to playing games, we are rewarded points to use to enter sweepstakes specific to pchgames.com. PLUS, we have poll questions to answer (while earning points for doing so) and can enter some sweepstakes by playing WONDERLAND. PCH has come a long way from the good ol’ days of snail mail. It is easy to register and begin playing games. Try using PCH Search to Win (another opportunity to win) as your home page and your everyday Search Engine to find pchgames.com. You can even win the Prize of the Day, which can be Cash, a Great Prize, Gift Cards and more. Plus when using PCH Search to Win as your Search Engine, you are also registering to win current Swepstakes Opportunities. See what I mean when I say PCH has COME A LONG WAY from the GOOD OL’ Days?

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MARIA BRYAN said...

I HAVE BEEN ENTERING ALL OF YOUR SEARCH AND WIN AND FOUND IT TO BE FUNNY HOW MANY SEARCHES I HAVE DOWNLOADED AND I AM NOT A COMPUTER PERSON BUT GETTING INVOLED WITH PCH HAS MADE ME BE ON THE COMPUTER MORE AND MORE IT IS A CHALLEGEN FOR ME AND WOULD LIKE TO SEE MY NAME BEING YOU SAY YOUR IN MY AREA,YES I HAVE JOINED EVERY GAME YOU SENT TO ME AND HOW MANY MB PERSON ARE OUT THERE I WONDER , THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME AND YOUR EMAIL LOOK FORWARD TO HEARING FROM YOU

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ANNAH WILLIE said...

i am tired of searching the same thing over and over how does anyone know if its the same entry or not? will i ever win anything i gess the good lord only knows i sure wish i did then mabe i wouldn’t haft to try so hard your faithful friend

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    PCH Customer Service said...

    Hi Annah,

    You can enter once per day per each PCH entry site and each email communication. You can enter via http://www.PCH.com, plus the Facebook Daily Entry Application, PCH Search & Win and our newsletters.

    Here are three easy ways to enter the Publishers Clearing House Sweepstakes:

    ENTER ONLINE
    Visit our website at http://www.pch.com. Enter anytime at your convenience. Just click on “Begin” and follow the easy instructions to submit your entry.

    ENTER BY PHONE
    Call us toll-free at 1-800-645-9242 to use our automated phone service anytime. After our opening message, follow the appropriate prompts. You will be asked to enter your 11-digit Customer Identification number to enter the sweepstakes. Your Customer ID can be found on your order acknowledgements and invoices from PCH.

    ENTER BY MAIL
    You may enter by mail any time by simply writing to us at the following address:

    Publishers Clearing House
    101 Winners Circle
    Port Washington, NY 11050

    Each entry request must be mailed separately and we do not accept entries from third parties, entries sent in bulk, or entry via e-mail.

    You may enter up to once per day by the website, promotional e-mail, telephone or mail. Any duplicate entries from a specific method of entry will be discarded.

    And remember, at Publishers Clearing House no purchase is ever necessary to enter or win!

    Although we can’t guarantee that you will win the PCH Sweepstakes as the winner is selected by a random drawing, please keep in mind that every entry has the same chance of winning, so keep trying!

    To determine which draws you are entering, when their end dates are and what your odds of winning are, please review the “Sweepstakes Facts” pamphlet that came with your entry or click on the “Sweepstakes Facts” link on your online entry form.

    Best of luck to you!
    Jodi @ PCH

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      Andrea Springer said...

      Hello, am I allowed to enter via multiple email communications in one day or am I only allowed to enter through one email communication every day? If I enter through an email communication would I be ineligible if I entered through the PCH search site and/or PCH.com in the same day as well? Thanks for your help and clarification! I’m confused about how I can enter and not be declared ineligible.

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        Victoria At PCH said...

        Hi Andrea,

        You can enter once per day per promotion. That means that you can enter from each email you receive as well as on http://www.pch.com, as well as on any of our other properties that offer sweepstakes entries. They will not be considered duplicates unless you enter from the same website, link, or email twice in one day.

        Victoria At PCH

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      taylor reed said...

      The entry procedures are rather confusing, I keep seeing once per day, yet at that bottom on the rules it says you can enter as often as you want, then it says you can mail in additional entries, but each must be mailed seperate, then it says you don’t accept bulk entries. so clarify bulk entries. I’m just a tad confused. re: mailing entries in, there are no instructions other then an address. are we to mail empty envelopes? or a 3×5 in an envelope? just wondering as it’s not very clear. thanks.

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Debra Pelkey said...

I could sure use a new home,

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wilma diserio said...

the rich get richer and the poor gets poorer

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    Victoria At PCH said...

    Hi Wilma,

    Financial status is not a factor in winner selection. There is no way for PCH to know a person’s financial or economical status as he or she enters the sweepstakes. PCH Sweepstakes winners are chosen at random, and each entry has the same chance of winning. You never know who will become the next BIG winner, so don’t lose hope!

    Victoria At PCH

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georgena alvarez said...

heres what im gonna say pch please give a knock knock at my door so come on to arizona you will love the weather so please come on my way

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frank fernandez said...

I accidently hit from my email one extra entry ..Will I be disqualified ? I got acceptance for deposit to sweepstakes # 1830

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Aysha Fraire said...

Not sure if i will ever win anything but i do enjoy entering everyday thinking maybe one day you will be at my door. I am 20 years old and my mom will be quitting her job to attend school and we will be struggling to support my little brothers and sisters, i’ve read people have been playing for years and complain about not ever winning. I still have hope maybe i have the slightest chance even if not know maybe in years to come.

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beverly mcclure said...

CAN’T WAIT UNTIL THE 26TH TO SEE IF I AM A LUCKY WINNER!
THANK YOU. PCH

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Dean Brownell said...

Greetings, PCH PRIZE PATROL…

Here’s to a wonderful holiday to all the staff at Publishers Clearing House. May your Christmas be filled with love and joy, in the holiday spirit, and my you all of your New Year wishes come true!

Merry Christmas, from us to you!

The Brownells,
Dean & Michelle

PS: In response to your blog… Just goes to show how truly small the world is, and how connected we all really are! Cheers!

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Janet Bereznik said...

add your comment here

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Janet Bereznik said...

I sure woulod like to win the “Forever”prize, and pass it on to my daughters in the future.

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howard anderson said...

Thanks for the info dave and is ed micmann still alive??

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Cathey Morris said...

I have been trying for a Win, a very long time now.
Things in my life, During this time. I have always taken care of Someone..
For just once, could I have something Nice and Easy.
But, don’t we All!. Good luck For Everyone who is still Trying.

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Josh labovitz said...

I wish to god I hear the knock on my door, with a massive check in hand and cameras flashing and clicking vigorously, oh god.

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Robert D Gonzales said...

Im I in or not how many times do I have to enter

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Jason Costello said...

I was notified that I was a winner in the Portland area in an email is this true ??????instant winner???????

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Juan Arturo Guerra said...

IF I SEE THE TRUCK I WILL BE SO HAPPY TO THE PRISE PATROL PLUS ALL THEIR Sponsors

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MARILYN JOAN HADEY said...

I KEEP PRAYING, WISHING, HOPEING, AND DREAMING 24/7 THAT I CAN BECOME THE NEXT BIG WINNER HERE ON PUBLISHERS CLEARING HOUSE SWEEPSTAKES ON THE 30TH OF THIS MONTH. GOD ALWAYS SAYS THAT DREAMS DO COME TRUE. I HOPE THAT MINE DOES REAL SOON SO I CAN GET MY TRUCK OUT OF MAACO, I MISS MY BETSY SO MUCH. THERE IS NOTHING LIKE DRIVING YOUR OWN VECHILE, JUST LIKE I DO MINE. YA ALL ENJOY THIS WEEKEND NOW YA HEAR

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