Didn’t Win The “Forever” Prize? Don’t Give Up!

Hello Everyone!

I hope you all had fun following the Publishers Clearing House Prize Patrol on Friday as they surprised John Wyllie of White City, Oregon as the first-ever “Forever” Prize winner! I personally had an awesome time interacting with all of you through my Natalie Bostleman page on Facebook and Twitter feed — and reading all of your fun comments here on the blog.

As with a lot of our giveaways, there’s always a big swell of energy and action leading up to the big reveal. Once that has happened, there’s a feeling of… ennui. (Don’t know what that means? Why not give PCHSearch&Win a whirl to pick up what I’m laying down).

I start seeing posts on my wall like, “See! I told you they only visit award prizes in places like so & so…!” Or…“They only give it to people who don’t really need it…” Or…“Those aren’t real winners, they’re actors!”

Hey now. I can certainly understanding feeling let-down, but you all know that is simply NOT TRUE. I’m a REAL Publishers Clearing House winner, and I can tell you first-hand: I needed the money, and I’m certainly no actor!

The other thing I want to tell you is: DON’T GIVE UP! Although the big “Forever” prize was awarded, that doesn’t mean that Publishers Clearing House is done making dreams come true. No way, no how. The Prize Patrol has LOTS more prizes to award, and big ones too! Didn’t you hear the $1,000,000.00 Plus $5,000.00 A Week For Life Mega Prize Event was back?

In my opinion, this is the time that PERSISTENCE and FAITH matters MOST. Looking back at the majority of past Publishers Clearing House winners, they all had these qualities. Upon winning they said: “I enter all the time!” In fact, more than a few had been entering for over 10 or even 20 years! I am sure that in that time period, they too had seen prizes come and go. But that didn’t stop them. They didn’t give up. And they, my friends, became WINNERS!

The same is true of me. Before my SuperPrize win in 2008, I had been entering on and off for about ten years. Sure there were times I would get let down, but with time, I actually started entering MORE. I figured that getting my name into the pot definitely couldn’t hurt. Plus, the more I did it, the more chances I had to win. Lo and behold, the Prize Patrol came a’knockin’ on my door August 2008.

Now, just a few years later, that door has been replaced with a big fancy red one. My husband and I paid off our debts, invested and built our dream home!

So you see, staying persistent and keeping the faith can definitely pay off BIG. So I ask you again: DON’T GIVE UP! Stay positive, keep on entering and maybe YOUR dreams will come true next!


Natalie Bostelman
2008 SuperPrize Winner
PCH Goodwill Ambassador

46 thoughts on “Didn’t Win The “Forever” Prize? Don’t Give Up!”

  1. Sally Rawlins says:

    What watts! & what a truly cool post.

    Also sensible,and I needed it (I consistently need inputs of sensible! Not too heavy on sensibility, am I).

    Back to Grand Winner, NB: It’s nice, to me, to read from a BIG winner…who had also …been there and done that, IE tried and lost…AND, kept on coming back!

    Thank you, Natalie. &!Thank you, PCH, for keeping on keeping on putting the stuff out for the millions (?) of us who are determined also to hang around, actively, and…WIN.

    YeeeeeeHa Natalie!

  2. Good morning Popcaan clean house This is Barbara brown I would love to win $5,000 DallasA week for life I’m not choosy Ain’t no mountain to me Enough to get on my feet If I don’t have that home Just to pay off all my debt Will make me happy I can start a clean slate I really want to Thank you Publishers Clearing HouseFor the good things you do for people God bless all of you And good luck to all of us PS Hope to hear from you soon Barbara brown Number 3080

  3. I would love to win the forever prize
    Lord help me now i need it more then ever
    thanks PCH Amen

  4. Peggy EsnRd says:

    All they want is a order fro. You, they give FALSE HOPES TO US, CHANCES OF WINNING YHE LOTTERY ARE BETTER THAN YHIS SCAM!!
    I am so done….

  5. Ronald McBee says:

    This will be my last year to enter PCH so called giveaways! Since 1954 I have been entering these contest. I started entering hot and heavy in 2012 ! returned every mail order form, and found out it was on line last year! For the last year it took three roles of stamps toanswer all of them.Just bought another roll last week. spent thousands of hours reading and playing there games! enough is enough!

  6. tony Page says:

    I think that you only say you are giving out money to lure people into buying things from you

  7. dennis klanchar says:

    N beleive me been doing this for long time everyday the mailing was truly yours

  8. dennis klanchar says:

    How do u send me things saying im a qarunteed superprize winner n dont have to send anthinv back n here it is five yrs later n nothing n it was pch n nobody else dont unerstand n very very heartbroken been out of work had to move from florida where i lived when you told me that now im in pa n lost my job here check your records i lived at 1014 wilshire dr in ft myers fl at the time of notice broken hearted fan

  9. Michaela G. says:

    Thank you Natalie, I have been entering for years now too and I just think I am doing something wrong, so I just wanted to say I love everyone that tries there best to help and encourage me to never give up from PCH in hopes that one day my dreams will come true in winning SUPER MEGA BIG from PCH!!! I am sure a lot of people feel this way too!!! Well, I am looking forward in seeing who will win the November 26, 2013 for “$7,000.00 A Week for Life” and I am crossing my fingers that it will be me. It never hurts to enter everyday and to cross your fingers!!!

    Just wanted to say “WOW” I am so very excited that it will be “$7,000.00 A Week for Life” give a way from PCH!!!

    P.S.; The answer to your question is for ennui definition: a feeling of weariness and dissatisfaction: Boredom

    I hope you and your family are having a wonderful Columbus Day and you do give us a lot of hope Natalie, thank you!!!

  10. Hello again Mr. Dave!#PCH #Brain Teaser. Now answer to your question is PUBLISHERS CLEARING HOUSE

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