I Need A Vacation! Do You Need A Vacation?

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Dear Winter,

It seems that every year we do this dance. You show up, uninvited like the world’s worst house guest and then you stay. You know I don’t want you, but you stay anyway. I welcome you in the beginning with thoughts of years past and happy memories of beautiful snowfalls. And maybe you’re easy to live with at the beginning. Maybe you’re not too cold, maybe I can get away with just wearing a hooded sweatshirt.  But then winter, you outstay your welcome. My love of hot cocoa is diminished as I wake to blistering temperatures and the need to scrape ice from my car. Those beautiful snowfalls are quickly ruined as the pure white powder is darkened by street salt and general grime. You winter are a liar! You are dirty and cold and I DO NOT LIKE YOU!

Sincerely,

Bitter Cold in NY.

The above message was brought to you courtesy of freezing fingers that flew across the keyboard. In case you couldn’t tell, I’m really not a fan of winter. I have friends who have always said that they’d much prefer to be cold than warm, because they can always put more layers on. Well, call me crazy but I’m not the biggest fan of wearing 3 pairs of pants. Bottom line here searchers: I need a vacation.

Oh, how I would long for a cruise right now. Especially because everyone around me seems to have vacations booked and I don’t have the money! In my dreams, I’m hopping a flight to Miami to board a ship bound for some place warm and tropical. I’m laying on a deck chair. I’m feeling the warm sun on my skin while sipping from a coconut.

I know that winter will be over soon enough, but my beachy dream will forever be in my mind. And if a vacation is on YOUR mind as well, you can always enter to win $10,000.00 towards your Dream Vacation! You can also enter to win $5,000 A Week “Forever” on February 28th! If you win you’d get $5,000 a week for your life, plus $5,000 a week for the life of someone you choose – certainly enough to plan a REALLY good dream vacation! Being a PCH employee, I don’t have that luxury since employees aren’t eligible to win. But my hope is that one of you will enter and will win. You’ll go to a beach somewhere and relax. You’ll sip from that coconut and you’ll enjoy the feeling of your feet in the sand. And you’ll do it all in my honor!

So, if you answered “YES” to “do you need a vacation?” and you don’t have one planned, spend the next 5 days until the February 20th deadline entering to win “forever”. Who knows, you could end up with the best vacation of all, a vacation FOR LIFE!

Sarah S.
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P.S. You heard all about MY beachy dream vacation, now it’s your turn. What’s yours? Comment below!

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Tahisha Bullock said...

I would love to win that Forever Prize. I would love a vacation. I would love to share my winning with people who needs it. I always wish and pray that my dreams will be answered. Publishers Clearing House always make it happen. I love you all from Publishers Clearing House.

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Juste Rêve said...

My dream is a beautiful home of my own. Courtesy of PCH and Lucky Windfall!

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gary cooper said...

everything first class and very nice

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allen choy said...

Sarah,
My drram Vacation is the very Beach in the photo above. Warmth, beach, beauty, seclusion, peaceful:)
Allen

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Delayne Perry said...

I like the idea of nice soft breezes in tropical setting with warm sun.. and by all means ~beautiful~ sunsets and sunrises.. :) … no cruise ships: even if I was brave enough, my husband is adamant ..no.. LOL
Oh well, we agree to disagree but I usually see it his way..
Your winter words made me decide not to move anywhere cold. We both have enough aches and pains.. haha!

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Teri Hairston said...

Sarah I know how you feel I could really use a wonderful vacation away from my home town area for about 2 weeks. A warm sunny place at a Beach. Fruity flavored drinks
and cherries dipped in warm melted chocolate,yummy! I hope I Win a Big Check soon. Hope you get your dream vacation soon. If I win I’ll dedicate it to you. ;)

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Teri Hairston said...

Sarah I know how you feel. I could really use a vacation about now also. I’m tired of being cold. I’m ready for some warmth. Sunny Days and fruity drinks with cherries dipped in melted chocolate. I’ll dedicate my vacation to you if I win the $10,000.000 for a dream vacation. ;)

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Dina Hollenquest-Woods said...

AHH,THIS BLOG SOUNDS SO BEAUTIFUL,BUT ALAS I MUST WAKE UP AND LIVE MY REALITY OF MY LIFE TODAY,AND IT IS COLD,I AM TIRED AND DOING MY BEST TO FIGHT OFF A COLD.THE DREAM IS WHAT I PRAY FOR.THE PICTURE YOU HAVE IN THE BLOG,LOOKS LIKE A PLACE THAT WOULD BE LOVELY WITH THE HOUSE OF MY DREAMS OVER LOOKING THOSE BEAUTIFUL VIEWS,,,CAN YOU JUST PICTURE IT?,I CAN!!!!ME, WAKING UP IN THE MORNING STANDING ON MY DECK,AND THANKING THE LORD FOR ALL HIS BEAUTY AND GIVING ME THE OPPORTUNITY TO ENJOY ALL OF IT!!!!!HOW GREAT THIS IS GOING TO BE!!!!

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Angelia Warren said...

Last year I saved up enough money to take my son on a cruise to the Bahamas for Christmas. That was our first cruise ever. I wasn’t able to buy him any gifts though. Being a single mother is hard I don’t have any money saved up for a rainy day. If I win $5,000 a wk for life, I am gonna take my son on plenty of cruises buy him plenty of gifts and enjoy life.

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Diana Morales said...

Come to Puerto Rico on February 28 with the PCH Patrol! You will have your vacation and I will get my forever price!

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Jeanette Saint Luc said...

yes i do want a vacation and have pina coladas:)

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Mrs. A.T. said...

Hi! I would love hubby to have a vacation for life, and of course I would go along. Our last vacations have been at home and our friends/family come here. This year we will be going up north for a family reunion, and friends can come down here late summer. We really don’t do anything, just enjoy each others company and have cookouts, but it’s wonderful to see each other again. Someday maybe the beach…until then we enjoy life and vacations differently.

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Kamie cook said...

That is a BEAUTIFUL picture!!!! But my world looks nothing like that! I have never been on a vacation… EVER! My family never had the extra money so I know nothing about these annual family trips everyone keeps talking about! I have always seen those commercials for Atlantis where it is beautiful, fun, and RELAXING!! I would love to go there or Australia. I need a little warmth and comfort in my life!! But until then I will sit here in my cold world of 4 jobs and no sleep dreaming of warm sunshine!!!! I REALLY REALLY HOPE TO SEE THE PRIZE PATROL HERE IN TEXAS ON FEBRUARY 28TH!!!!!!!! ***fingers crossed and praying for a miracle***

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a.b said...

I NEVER HAVE THE TASTE OF A VACATION IN MY LIFE. I WILL LOVE TO FINALLY ENJOY FOR THE FIRST TIME A FAMILY VACATION. MAKE MY DREAM COME TRUE

THE OCALA WOMAN

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monique braswell said...

Hummm my dream vacation
Where would I go??
I would love to take
My little girl all around the world
But if I had to choose just one
I would love to go to Brazil or England or Africa
I wish I could get some stamps in my passport, instead I just stare at it wishing and waiting for my chance at a moment of happiness.

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monique braswell said...

Hummm my dream vacation
Where would I go??
I would love to take
My little girl all around the world
But if I had to choose just one
I would love to go to Brazil or England or Africa
I wish I could get some stamps in my passport, instead I just stare at it wishing and waiting for my chance at a moment of happiness

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M.M. said...

Bora Bora or Tahiti

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Regina L.Tucker said...

Are you still giving away the house (3 million dollar dream home)?

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TERRI OLSON said...

Hi PCH,My husband is my world and he has had several surgy in the past 3 years,which has caused him to take off work for almost 2 years.He just recently went back to work feb,1,2013.John(my husband) has not had a REAL Vacation in 8 years due to ill,ness surgy,finance.My has is a fishman i would love to win this dream vacation to him a 16 day fishing trip for life.That would make me the wife of a life time hahaha.Of course i would go with him i have to cook the fish haha.This would be awesome

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Karen Shelton said...

Sarah,

First thing first

1. Save for my mortgage to be paid off.

2. Payoff the rest of my bills.

3. Save to take my children and grandchildren on a nice trip/vacation, undecided on where we would go.

When I see Danielle, Dave and Todd on the the 28th, they will give me some good suggestions on where to travel. I know they are goooooood about making people happy.

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Michael Rolle said...

YES A BEAUTIFUL DESTINATION VACATION LIKE THE ONE SCENE HERE BASK-IN-THE WARM SUN!

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Ricardo Wiliams said...

Hi Sarah, I’d like to order a couple products that I saw on a friends account while he was entering the sweeps. But I guess I don’t have the same account type or something? Because I never get the page where I get to look at pictures and descriptions of merchandise anymore like it used to and when I click on the merchandise link from the PCH homepage, I don’t get to see what the different products look like only there name and product number. So is there maybe another link I should be aware of? There’s at least a couple things I was interested in but I don’t know how to access it from my account. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Diana Hanlon said...

I would love to go on a vacation but can’t afford it yet if I win this pch my dream is to go to Two places like Boston Mass and Walt Desney world in florida.

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Brenda Hodge said...

Sarah, I have the perfect solution for both of us. When you come with the prize patrol to deliver my “BIG” check in South Carolina my dream of financial freedom will come true and your “beachy” dream will also come true. It’s all here for you to enjoy!

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Gina Castanza said...

PCH sweeps deadlines help me get my stuff in order; win or lose. Thank you for keeping me on my toes.
I always welcome another chance to be a winner. I would love a vacation to see my sis in Texas and worry not about work or flights that always have a deadline too.

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Angie Vaughan said...

I am also NOT A FAN of winter!! Or wet yucky mold that comes w winter on Whidbey Island, WA!! If I won I would move back to Phoenix, AZ and reunite my sons for the first time in 11yrs!! We lost my oldest son 11yrs ago in an ugly custody battle (not having had the expensive fancy lawyer my ex had) we lost our Caylan for 11 yrs!! Last year he turned 18 and called us!! He has been BEGGING US TO MOVE DOWN AND BE WITH HIM!!!!! But, I just can’t afford it. As I just had emergency abdominal surgery for internal bleeding and they found chronic liver cirrhosis. (And I don’t drink!!) After losing my job last Oct, and unemployment at $143/week..I have no medical insurance. So IF I WON…I’d pay the hospital..pay for a liver transplant..and get my lungs healthy (9mos of pneumonia from old moldy windows/walls in my house…the fun never stops!! Haha!!) but neither does GOD or PCH….so I have FAITH!! And with Gods will and a lil’ “lady needs a liver” luck…it’ll happen!! Ill be able to afford surgery/specialists and move away from this COLD WET WINDY CLIMATE…back to the HOT DRY ARIZONA SUNSHINE!!! Where my lungs and my sons will be happy happy happy!! ;) ;) ;) ;) ;) my bday is 11-11-76(armistice day/bicentennial) ..so that HAS TO MEAN I HAVE LUCK RUNNING THROUGH MY VEINS RIGHT??? Hasn’t happened yet..but who knows what the future holds right?? PCH MAKES MIRACLES HAPPEN…AND THIS HERE MOMMA NEEDS A BONAFIED MIRACLE…PCH STYLE!! C’mon Dave…you KNOW you & Danielle wanna come see Whidbey Island and the world famous Deception Pass…I’ve got my vase ready for the roses!! :)

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Pamela Crutcher said...

We should be thankful of all seasons!!

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julia justice said...

hi p.c.h. yes i ned a vacation. so pick me and my family. so we and baby paco our dog can go on vacation. i hope i next. julia justice. 2/16/13. time is 5:28p.m.

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sandy b. said...

Hope and pray I win to make life easier for me and my kids. Can someone please tell me, is there a shortlist for Feb.28 th giveaway?

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Deborah Lamash said...

Sarah,
I would love to go on a cruise to the Bahamas or somewhere where there is blue water~~~but right now what I need is prayers for my cat who we were told yesterday has kidney disease, I will help him with the IV treatments for as long as god gives me with him. he is very special and we love him so much.Thanks and also good luck everyone~~~

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julia justice said...

hi pubishers cleraring house and prize patrol; i am a fan. i would like to be next to win so come and knock on my door. and say congratulations. to me have a good day. sincerely. julia justice. 2/17/13. the time is 1:23p.m.

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Lois Hussey said...

I more than need a vacation,I’m ready to win PCH giveaway #1830 on February 28,2013….

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Joye Hamilton said...

Hello Folks At PCH…

Haven’t Had A REAL Vacation since my mom died in September 2006 at age 79!

My only child, Now 19 & A Full 40 Yrs Younger Than Me, was born in Guam in 1993! I brought him to Oklahoma City, Oklahoma where my immediate family lived just before his 1st birthday! And we’ve been here ever since!

If I could have a vacation Anywhere – I’d Take him to Guam & Show Him Where He Was Born & Teach Him How To Scuba Dive ~ The Best Diving In The World!

Best Regards, Joye H :)

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Lois Hussey said...

I’m ready,ready,ready to see PCH Prize Patrol on February 28,2013 to Win #1830 “Forever” prize.

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Shyhidah Akbar said...

It would be a wonderful blessing to win money forlife what a life changing for me as a young adult that has so much potential in my life cause I’m so blessed yes,yes amen for that everyday that is.

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June Isbel said...

Saha,
Anywhere would be fine with me if all of my kids and Grandkids could be with me. I would not travel alone. I do love the beaches with white silk sand surrounded by crystel blue water. Yes, this would be great! Why dont you pack up your suitcases and the dogs and meet up with us? We would have a great time! Besides my older son would love you! Let Me know! We will be waiting! You choice of Beaches! LOL

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Luann Reniska said...

Sorry to keep bothering ya all but i found another issue on a page ya all have. I have been trying to register on this site with my address http://www.pchprizes.co.uk/instant-win-games/ but only to find that they are showing my zip code doesn’t match with the address, lol. Go figure this out. There are 2 addresses i can give you to find out my address is what it is. First one is Google Maps pulls me up, the second one is http://www.whitepages.com/search/FindZip?site_id=10583&where=3096+new+dallas+hwy%2C+waco+texas which list a total of 17 zip codes for my address. But my mail lady told me this zip code is for my address. So what is up with this??? Thanks for any info & take care and ride safe, Luann

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Luis Becerril said...

Hi princes how are you well I think hit pch lotto. My numbers are#1-7-8-9-25-28-33-48

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nancy p grider said...

I just need a rest from this place that I am at. I am 67 years old and never had a chance to travel much. I would like to be able to do just that. thanks

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Jorge Ramirez said...

never had enough funds to leave my area, so its a dream within a dream, would be nice to reunite with family members on a massive vacation trip one for the history books for our family on a nice trip to a beach feel the sun hit my body , smell the salty air, and a nice cold, cold drink. everyones happy and worrie free, but the reality is off from my dreams and thats why i have hope one of these days ill hit it big, no risk, no reward! thanks PCH staff for the daily updates

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rexhep said...

actualy vication and honey moon together seans We never went any where for all my life with my spouse I would love to win hopping every day to come pch patrol let see

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Milton McGuire said...

Me an my wife have been married for 47 years. we have never been on a real vacation. Something has always come up,to where we could not take one. It would thrill her so much to be able to see the world!!! P.S. Me to.

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Jose Hernandez said...

I think hope WIN . ME just happen none WIN . I Know safe pray to GOD . Why Deaf people against to me . I am deaf only want move north but I am deaf poor . I try pay to GOD . I know keep LIVE safe . I say not worry ! Me care good live cool ! . I think try where Deaf people School GED Get for me . I want Future college to HOUSE ART DESIGN OR Car ART DESIGN and FUTURE KIND any ART DESIGN . I hope JUST GOOD LUCK Thank’s to GOD . College pass get paper show find Rigth my OWN make FUTURE ?? I not know FUTURE?? THANK’S to GOD .

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Joe maldonado said...

I have the most amazing women who gave me the best gift that any women can give a man . My daughter madison! I am at the bottom trying to climb up! a vacation is what my girls have been dreaming of !

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Tina Thomas said...

Is the $5,000.00 A week for life Sweep Stakes Still Here To Play i Just Wondered because i come up on it on Game Play Bingo If so i would love to put my name in the hat for that !

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kathy smith said...

A few birthdays for my grandchildren…a light…a great idea to add that for a Disney dream vacation…especially one of them is due a party since last she can remember was to long ago!…Wishin’ in TX!

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Brenda Liz martinez said...

yes yes i really need vacation yes would be nice ♥♥♥♥………:)

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Deborah Secours said...

My vacation *)…OK Publishers Clearing House Picture This me in a mini bus going to as we say old folks place( my friends)I say*)…just Smiles4Miles2You*)…bringing happy smiles4miles2you*)…singing and doesn’t cost much …99cent store has Hawaii lays cups flip flops dancing hip wraps all in all its all just a Smiles4Miles2You bring love Holliday’s I have all kinds of places to go I want 2 live*)…

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Deborah Secours said...

Puerto Rico Mexico Colorado Utah Hawaii Brazil Hawaii California Washington

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carl holland said...

I wood help my kids and flamie

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Debbie Reisland said...

if I should ever when that kind of money for life I would seriously share it with my daughters that are trying very hard to get masters degrees and then share it with a lot of the homeless people that really need help to get us to start back into life I live across the street from a park and I really think if they get a second chance they would make something out of them selfs and for me I would move away from the park cuz I live in a low-income area right now and been here for a long time

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Kristi Burkhalter said...

I want to win more money

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Kristi lynne burkhalter said...

I want to win

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Angelia Heinold said...

I think I would be a great winner of the PCH. But only God knows what’s best for me. However, it would be super fun just to meet the PCH PEOPLE!!

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Billie Day said...

Hawaii would be cool!!!!!

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