Will You Make PCH “Halloween History?”

There’s an extra special feeling going around the Publishers Clearing House headquarters here in Port Washington, NY these days. There’s a fresh crispness in the air. The leaves are changing to their beautiful fall hues. And, best of all, Halloween is almost here! Many of us are looking forward to all the fun we’ll be having with our kids and grandkids. But more than that–we’re so excited that $1 Million could be awarded this Halloween in our October 31st Special Early Look SuperPrize Event!

No tricks here! You could be “treated” to a visit by Danielle Lam, Todd Sloane, and Dave Sayer, standing at your front door with flowers, champagne and the “Big Check!” Halloween season is the perfect time of year to receive a PCH “treat!”

I have always loved Halloween because “dressing up” is one of my favorite things to do. I don’t miss a chance to wear a costume if I can. I’ve also always been curious about the history of Halloween–why do we celebrate it, and where do all those zany traditions come from? Here are a few quick facts I found:

  • Halloween originated from the Celtic festival of Samhain, a celebration of the harvest.
  • The ancient Gaels believed the worlds of the living and the dead overlapped on October 31st, and so they wore costumes and masks to thwart evil spirits.
  • The “trick-or-treat” part actually goes back to the Middle Ages, when peasants would go door to door and collect food for themselves, in exchange for prayers they would say for the dead.

Funny that the Prize Patrol will be “patrolling” like those peasants of long ago on Halloween–except their aim is to GIVE! GIVE! GIVE! The Big Prize Winner will make a little PCH Halloween History of his or her own!

Francine L.

PCH Creative

P.S. On her Fan page, Danielle Lam has proposed searching out the winner in costume that day. What do you think she should dress up as? She’s suggested wearing a tiara or even a cute set of cat ears. Do you have a better idea for Danielle–and also her Prize Patrol cohorts? Leave your suggestions here!


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Jerre LaBanca said...

Well being that you are the Prize PATROL….maybe show up dressed like a police officer or a security guard! After all you are guarding MY BIG CHECK! LOL No wait……dress up like a U.P.S. or FedX driver! You will be delivering me the best package ever! So a delivery driver fits the theme also!!!! I’ll see ya all real soon!

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Maureen Sousa said...

Hi Francine,
Thanks for the info on the origins of Halloween!!!

But to answer your question about the prize patrol dressing up for the Halloween givaway…

I think Dave should dress as Santa Clause & Todd as Rudolph the red noesed reindeer… as Todd always finds his way to the winners house.. & Dave is always giving out that BIG CHECK ( BIG GIFT to some deserving winner….)

But we must not forget the Tooth Fairy… as she always leaves some monies when we lose our 1st teeth.. So Danielle should dress as her, as she comes into play for so many who have lost their jobs..

These would be Great characters for them to play their role knocking on some Lucky winners door!!!

Just a suggestion…

Happy Halloween!!!

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Michael Rolle said...

I Think Danielle Should Wear Her Tiara this would Make a Wonderful looking Costume for Holloween, it would make her look like an Miss America beauty pagent Contestant holding the Winner Flowers, Balloons, and the Big Check so what ever the Prize Patrol wear on this Visit am Sure it would fit a Winning Occasion.

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gail block said...

no dress up as thr grim reaper because that is when i will ever win anything from here and i will lay in a coffin waiting no it is not a joke

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Nicholas J George said...

I THINK THAT DAVE SHOULD DRESS LIKE SANTA AND TODD AS THE TOOTH FAIRY.

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Lauralee Hensley said...

I Like the Tiara. It’s fitting for a princess.

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Nancy Sexton said...

Trick or treat me please!

Alright then! How about Danielle as Dave, Dave as Todd and good ‘ole Todd gets to be well you know who!! Woo Hoo, what a treat that’d be!!

God bless everyone!! Happy Halloween!

NKS

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Stancio Butler said...

Trick or treat me please!

Alright then! How about that Danielle Lam as Jane Jetson,Dave Sayer as George Jetson,and Todd Sloane as Jet Screamer gets to be well you know who!! Woo Hoo, what a treat that’d be!!

God bless everyone also!! Happy Halloween!

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Lisa Lankford said...

I Think it would be GREAT if the Danielle was dressed in a 1 million dollar outfit ( Not costing that) but actually wearing an outfit that looks like 1 million dollar bill!! and the others having to do with Money, Santa,Elves,Tooth Fairy,etc… or the others even dressed up like the most highest billionairs right now!! ;) I sure hope to see you and it’s me that wins!! Since I have been entering for 20 years now consistantly and have never won:(

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angel castillo said...

i think you guys should dress up like charlies angels

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Nina Englemon said...

I think you should dress up like the BIG beautiful PCH check with a nice red bow across it. :)

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DeLayne Perry said...

AAAahahahaha! fun reading all the suggestions above… I like Nancy Sexton’s … LOL.. If The Prize Patrol came to my door and the three were all dressed as themselves, that would be shocking enough to make me scream and faint!!! Just ‘coff up’ the $ and I will rise from the ‘debt!’

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Parish Mack said...

Will You Make PCH “Halloween History?” -YES :)

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Parish Mack said...

Btw Ms. Danielle, you can come how ever you want to come for halloween (a princess or a witch if I have to pick) as long as you are coming to me on October 31st lol :) Hope to see you, Dave, and Todd

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ANNAH WILLIE said...

HALLOWEEN IS A TIME TO GET TOGEATHER AND HAVE FUN EVEN THOW EVERYONE HAS ALMOST LOST THERE MINDS SO MUCH VIOLENCE AND CRIME MAKES IT HARD FOR ANYONE TO HAVE FUN SO IF I SHOULD WIN THAT WOULD REALY BE A BIG TREAT FOR ME AND MABE I COULD PLAN TO HAVE FUN NEXT YEAR I COULD HAVE A FUN HOUSE FOR ALL THE KID WHO ARE MISSING OUT ON WHAT WE HAD WHEN WE WERE KIDS .JUST ANOTHER GREAT IDEAL IF I SHOULD WIN

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ANNAH WILLIE said...

I THINK YOU ALL SHOULD BE YOUR BEAUTIFUL SELVES AND MAKE SOMEONE VERY HAPPY,BUT IF YOU MUST BE SOMEONE ROBINHOOD IS NICE HE GIVES TO THE POOR AND LADY GADIVA SHE STANDS UP TO MAKE PEOPLE LISTION TO OTHERS AND ALL THAT APPLYES AND LAST BUT NOT LEAST A LEPERCONE WITH HIS POT OF GOLD THAT WOULD PUT A SMILE ON ANYONES FACE.

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Mary Lafranchise said...

I think you should dress up as the

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Louise Pavlusky said...

I dont even remember if Im registered for this Halloween Prize think I am but not even sure. The cat ears would be cute but it prolly all depends on how you feel that morning. lol giggle giggle. We dont get any trick or treaters here we have lots of candy just incase but dont see any stopping here unless you have plans to come to our house. Everyone thinks our house is haunted beings it was built in the 1840′s during the Gold Rush era here in little ole Placerville. CA. Come see us we would love to have company. Be safe and lots of prayers to you all.

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Jasmine White said...

OMG how nice it would be dressing up my 3 little children into their halloween costumes with the help my of hubby!! While bundling up my pregnant belly so No one catches a cold, and the prize patrol arrives to Washington state to hand my family the big check!! How much excitment would be going on that day/night!! hopefully not enough to put me in premature labor…However I know how I would really react.. I think I would first think its a TRICK AND NOT A TREAT!!! lol!!! At this point all I can do is hope and pray we will be blessed with an extra treat that day!!!

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mary colbert said...

Is this the early look for the November 31 drawing ? And will the prize of aillion dollars and the 5000 a week be awarded too? I am a bit confused….help! Far as being dresses up for the day…..play yourselves…..

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    Victoria At PCH said...

    Hi Mary,

    October 31st is a special early look opportunity for a $1,000,000.00 prize. If the matching winning number is not drawn, then an alternate prize of $10,000.00 will be awarded. The $1,000,000.00 plus $5,000.00 A Week For Life prize is guaranteed to be awarded on November 30th, 2011.

    I hope this helps,
    Victoria At PCH

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maria estrella platecki said...

i have my story for my experience that happened today i know is not halloween yet .my brother and his son is come to the house of my sister and ill be there.the is 7 pm today they go t6o the back house and my nephew is standing in the front door then he is wearing mask skeleton and clothes skeleton i look in the door then i shout oh my god oh my god who is that then suddenlly im sweating and im shaking for scared.i told to my cousin aND MY SISTER TOO.THEY ARE SHOUTNG TOO OH MY GOD WHO IS THAT MY SISTER IS SITTING DOWN THEN SHE STAND AND SHOUTING TOO SHE SAID WHO IS THAT.THEN SUDDENLY ITS ONLY MY NEPHEW.THATS MY STORY HAPPENED ONLY TODAY

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ANNAH WILLIE said...

pch will i be a trick or a treat?treat i will win trick i will be the but of a bad joke ha ha that wont be funny.

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Jeanette Lane said...

I don’t kanow if I will make history Oct.31 but to the best of my knowledge that I have entered every one since the first mailing !Am almost certain that I ordered often at my office. Bet I orded before that,too Like Even to the point of correcting the errors and alway’s tried to get them right This internet has been a challange as much as entering!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Jeanette Lane said...

I KNOW I HAVE ENTERED > NOW YOU KNOW THAT I WORK OVERTIME TO GET IT RTGHT> THANKS FOR THE MEMORIES! u EVEN HAD TO DO THE COMMENTSS OVER SO I COULD BE SURE YOU GOT IT. IT IS DIFFICULT TOO SINCE I HAVE A COUPLE OF EMAIL ADDRESSES AND PASSWORDS. HOPE THIS GOES THRU.

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robert e. rogers said...

danielle should like catwoman an dave like batman an todd like robin this halloween. an spoke me with that big check.

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Shadae Miranda said...

Do potential winners get a short list through the mail for the 2012 oct 31st early bird look?

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jeremy laird said...

I thank she should be a angel

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Gwendolyn Pryor Cook said...

Dave as a lion since hes king and has a new heart. Danielle the good witch because she helps put the blessings together and Todd the wizzard because he helps make it happen for me to be 7000 a week for life a new home and my two sons for their future too. Happy Halloween Guys!

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randy viola said...

I liked danielle as a jeni.

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