PCH Sweepstakes: Myths vs. Facts

Ever wonder how PCH is able to giveaway so much money? How about whether or not making a purchase can help you win? Or maybe you’re curious about the winners featured in PCH commercials – are they real or just actors? With so many myths swirling around Publishers Clearing House for so many years, how do you know what’s really true? It’s easy. Visit info.pch.com and you’ll find it all explained; here’s a sampling.

One question PCH has always found to be quite popular is if purchasing a magazine or product helps you win. Truth be told, the answer is NO. It never has helped and never will. Why? Because No Purchase Is Necessary to enter to win our famous Publishers Clearing House sweepstakes. Your chances of winning without a purchase are the same as the chances of someone who buys something. And, yes, PCH has had many SuperPrize winners who did not order when they entered!

Next up:  How can Publishers Clearing House afford to give away so much money? Simply stated:  All prizes are funded by company revenues derived from the sale of our varied merchandise and magazine offers. Since 1967, PCH has awarded over $226 million in prizes. And, that’s a fact! We’ve evolved from being a magazine agent to a company that is largely product driven. PCH ShopandWin is a fantastic resource for a wide variety of merchandise, where you’ll find everything from housewares, DVDs and books to jewelry, personal care products and collectibles. Plus, you could win prizes instantly when you browse the ShopandWin site!

Another myth that has made its way around is whether or not winners featured in Publishers Clearing House commercials are real winners or actors. Guess what? They’re real winners who have been surprised “live” by our famous PCH Prize Patrol. A great place to see the Prize Patrol in action, awarding Publishers Clearing House sweepstakes prizes, is to visit PCHtv.com.

You can best believe Publishers Clearing House has a whole lot more Myths vs. Facts for you, but you’ll have to visit info.pch.com to read more about them as I’m running out of space here. We’d also like to know if you’ve heard any myths about Publishers Clearing House that we have not addressed on info.pch.com. You can leave them in the comments section below, and if it’s something we’ve never heard before or haven’t covered on our website, we’ll check it out.

Feel free to stop by our Fan page on Facebook and leave a big, “Hello!” As always, Publishers Clearing House loves to hear from you. And, that’s a fact!

Until next time…

Leslie Jaye

PCH Creative


31 thoughts on “PCH Sweepstakes: Myths vs. Facts”

  1. Mrs.P says:

    Louis, we are not alone but at the end of the day, there is hope.

  2. Mrs.P says:

    I have been with you since 1995 and the year you have documented is wrong. I have yet to win anything ever from Publishers Clearing House but Iremain hopeful.

  3. Thomas says:

    I have entered every time there was an e-mail went to me through PCH I pray that one day I will win I am in a financial mess with so much going on, it would sure be a blessing to win such an amount of money to solve all my worries, thank you PCH for giving hope to me and Millions like me God Bless America and PCH for hope …………………….

  4. DAVE says:

    BLESS YOU ALL
    MAYBE YOU WILL WIN

  5. ROBERT C RODRIGUEZ
    BACK IN 1980 I ORDER MAGZINES
    UNTIL THIS I DID TAB FOR TO A ORDER YOU DID ASK ME TO I DID MY TO HELP .I LIKE HELP OTHERS .WHEN SOME TRYS TO HURT ANY I WILL WALK BUT KEEP ON .IT WOULD GET HAIRS STANDING NONE STOP . THAT ALL HAVE TO SAY .I HOPE YOU WOULD UNERSTAND.NEVER NEVER EVER GOTTON TREAT THAT WAY .WHO EVER THAT PERSON IS I HOPE GOD HELP HIM THE PERSON .MY FREINDS TREAT LIKE A DOG .

  6. Virginia Adams says:

    I lived in Long Island NY, For so many years ago, My Mother and I use to mail it in, I was surprised to see how far you have come and I’m a Believer!Just wanted to say Thank You for your patience with me as I still have some struggles on the Web? I will try my local library to become more knowledgeable, Virginia

  7. Whoa! This mature blog looks just like my old one! It’s on a entirely different subject but it has pretty much
    the same page layout and design. Outstanding choice
    of colors!

  8. Jean Ganje says:

    I have enjoyed entering PCH sweepstakes.I can not afford to order anything as I am just starting out financially after leaving the convent. I have to save my money for the future.I do not make a lot of money and worry if I will be able to get on my feet I presently live with my mom in a 2 bedroom house which we pay rent for. I need someway of getting more money to live. Thank You

  9. I have been with PCH for more than 30 years , I have never won a dime or prize I have bought things over the years and spent months of time in mailers and internet.
    Now PCH has me as a loyal customer for only 3 years. well i’ll probably continue this with some false hopes.
    Louis F

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