“Winning” Tips from a Real Winner

Natalie Bostelman

Hello everyone! It’s Natalie Bostelman, your friendly, neighborhood Goodwill Ambassador checking in! We’re getting close to the next big PCH prize event. I am sure everyone is gearing up for the end of August.

A few days ago, I reflected upon my own win in August of 2008. What was on my side to get the Prize Patrol to knock on my door and make me a real winner? What “winning” tips could I share with you? With a bit of thought, I figured out that it was the two “P”s. Granted, Publishers Clearing House winners are always chosen at random, but I cannot help but believe that the two “P”s put me on a path to winning. So…what are the two “P”s?

BE PERSISTENT

I first started entering the Publishers Clearing House Sweepstakes upon entering college. I entered fairly consistently for the first few months. However, due to my heavy course load, working part time and writing for my University’s Student Newspaper, entering took a back seat.  I was entering very sporadically.

Almost 10 years later, I noticed that PCH had gone online. I started making entering at pch.com a habit as soon as I logged in to my computer. Yes, I was definitely entering more. And then one day before I knew it, I became a real winner!

So PCH fans: be persistent! Enter to win the PCH Sweepstakes every single day. And don’t just enter at pch.com. You can enter at PCHSearch and PCHLotto, too! You know what they say: you have to be in it to win it!

BE POSITIVE

I can’t tell you how many times I hear these statements over and over.

“I’ll never win.”
“No one ever wins.”
“Only old people win.”
“This is stressful!”
“Why bother?”
“It’s all set up ahead of time. They pick who they want to win.”

Negative, negative, negative! I am a pretty optimistic person. When I started entering more frequently, I did it with more of a positive spin. During my breaks at work, I would think of how a large windfall would help me. I’d think small. “I’ll only have to work one job!” I’d think medium. “I’ll wipe away our debt!” I’d think large. “We’ll build our dream home!” I’d think practical. “I’ll be able to donate to charities.” I’d think fun. “I’ll buy a backwards-compatible Playstation3!” (OK, that’s practical AND fun! Hehe!)

Having a little plan in the back of my head kept me going, even during the rough days at work. It was a nice little escape.

Whatever you do, make sure to stay positive and HAVE FUN. I cannot stress this enough! Talk with other fans on our Fan Page and follow clues from the road on Danielle Lam, Dave Sayer and Todd Sloane’s Fan Pages. And of course, don’t forget to friend me on Facebook and follow me on Twitter.

There’s ONLY 3 DAYS LEFT to enter for the August 31st prize event which means your 2 P’s are more important than ever! Remember my “winning” tips everyone: BE PERSISTENT AND STAY POSITIVE!

GOOD LUCK!

Natalie Bostelman
2008 SuperPrize Winner
PCH Goodwill Ambassador

P.S. The PCHGames Treasure Hunt Practice Rounds are on! Head over now to get in on the fun before the big tournament on Wednesday!


648 thoughts on ““Winning” Tips from a Real Winner”

  1. Donna says:

    Pch I am in it to win it somewhere you will be our next winner good luck everyone

  2. YES PCH GWY 4900 3818, W3305,, I AM CLAIMING 3X ENTRIES TO WIN $ 5,000,00 ONLINE EXCLUSIVE GWY 5326 10,000.00.A WEEK FOR LIFE SWEEPSTAKES PLUS GWY 4950, $1,000.000.00, PLUS $ 5,000.00 A WEEK FOR EVER, PCH, I REALLY NEED TO WIN THIS AMAZING PRIZE CARD 4900, 3080, PRIZE STAMP 4900 PRIZE ACCESS 4900, PCH MRS DEBORAH HOLLAND I WOULD BE HAPPY TO HEAR FROM THE PUBLISHER CLEARING HOUSE RESPONDING TO MY CRYING OF CLAIMING MY 3X ENTRIES PRIZE I AM SEARCHING WITH THE PCH SEARCH AND WIN TO WIN SEARCH ENGINE, YES MY VERIFICATION CODE 34 101 (1829 , I AM RESPONDING TO MY LETTER O INTENT, AND I CLAIM 3X ENTRIES TO ENSURE THAT MY PRIZE NUMBER WILL BE DELIVERED TO MY LOCAL TV.AREA 02340406467, 03062, AND BE FULLY INCHARGE OWNER SHIP, GWY 4900, 3080 ,1830 #$5,000.00 A WEEK FOR LIFE PLUS $ 1 MILLION CASH AT THE EARLY SPECIAL SELECTION LOOK EVENT ,INCLUDING ANY BONUSES AND TOKENS AND LOYALTY BENEFITS AND VIP REWARDS, PAY OTHER ELIGIBLE NUMBERS, PLEASE ACTIVATE 4900 ,5035, TO WIN MY $3,000.000.00 DREAM HOME AND DREAM BRAND NEW FORD CAR PLUS DREAM VACATION,$10,000.00, I AM ASKING MRS DEBORAH HOLLAND TO LOOK INTO MY SITUATION AND PLEASE DO SOMETHING ABOUT MY SITUATION, BECAUSE I HAVE MY HOPE AND FULL TRUST IN YOU AND THE PCH OFFICIALS, I KNOW MY PRIZE NUMBER WILL WIN ,AT THE EARLY SPECIAL SELECTION LOOK EVENT ON 31ST AUGUST, LET MY NAME JOSEPH NSOAH ON THE BIG CHECK TO ME PERSONALLY WITH THE BALLOONS AND CHAMPAIGN AND THE ROSES AT MY LOCAL FRONT DOOR, THANKS FOR YOUR HELP,

  3. Erica F says:

    I am going to win.

  4. Kimberly Araujo says:

    I would love to win pch I have been entering for a very long time I know I will win soon

  5. Tiara says:

    It would be a blessing to win. I could use the money raising four kids and three step children isn’t easy by the grace of God Im glad im able.

  6. juan pablo oliva says:

    I need to win as soon as possible

  7. Cynthia Bailey says:

    I have been dealing with cancer , after two rounds of radiation I am in remission and Causley optimistic. but I’m not out of the wood yet . I am in despite need of a metrical . A win at this time would take a lot of weight off my shoulders and relieve a lot of my worries, I know all I can do is to keep playing and praying and if God sees fit I will some day be a PCH winner.

  8. C Stone says:

    I want to Win. I also would like to have my Winning Prize number Please. You all ways send me Bulletin’s saying ‘One Final Step’ & ‘Official Audit’ You make me Believe I have a Winning Prize Number. My Question to PCH, Do I have a Winning Prize Number on the Winners Selection List in the Generator or not. Because I running out of things to Search For. And with that said. I hope I Win August 31

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