DRONES WON’T REPLACE THE PRIZE PATROL VAN

Prize Patrol Van

I just read that Domino’s Pizza is experimenting with a new home delivery system to ensure that their pies get delivered to call-in customers fast and piping hot.  Gee, I thought that Domino’s zippy cars with their prominent logos and insulated pie containers were doing a pretty good job.  It turns out the company is trying out a “DomiCoptor,” a remote-controlled drone aircraft that can transport a pizza anywhere inside a four mile radius in just ten minutes.

Hmmm.  Could Publishers Clearing House use a drone instead of the Prize Patrol van to deliver a huge cash prize to a lucky PCH Sweepstakes winner?   Well, I guess the drone could avoid traffic jams.  Moreover, if it could travel long distances, it would definitely save PCH the high cost of hotels, meals and airfare for Todd, Danielle and yours truly.

BUT WAIT: We don’t wanna be replaced by drones!  We love traveling to cities and towns all over the USA and surprising our winners in person as the video camera rolls.  Besides, how would a drone – often not much bigger than a breadbox or a model airplane – carry roses, balloons and The Big Check?  I’m sorry you drone manufacturers: save your breath.  Don’t come trying to sell your drones to us.

Todd and Dave with Prize Patrol Van

This year Publishers Clearing House is observing its 60th anniversary, and we are also celebrating the 25th anniversary of our famous Prize Patrol.  That’s right: Todd Sloane and I started delivering Big Checks right to winners’ front doors twenty-five years ago.  Since then we have been joined by many other PCH’ers – from Gina in 1988 to today’s Danielle, the deputy who graces our web and Fan Pages.  We are proud of the nearly 1,000 Prize Patrol deliveries we have made over the years, particularly the lasting joy that the “winning moments” produce.  And our Prize Patrol van has worked just fine.

So do not fear.  A PCH drone won’t come buzzing around your house.  If you win, the Prize Patrol van will drive up, and we’ll jump out and announce “You are a winner in the Publishers Clearing House Sweepstakes!”

Just be sure you enter at pch.com — today and every day, and good luck!

Dave Sayer PCH

Dave Sayer
Prize Patrol Ambassador


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Leticia Bibo said...

Leticia Bibo Said…
Hey Dave S.!!!
- I hope I can win something I never won anything before
- Please enter me for August 29th $5,000.00 A Week “Forever” from PCH GWY.No.1830.
And I hopping to see the Van at front my door in Hartford,CT :::;;-$$$$) God Blessed Everyone

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    GWERN MONCADA said...

    WOW 25 YRS OF HELPING PEOPLE SHOULD MAKE YOU FEEL REAL GOOD THAT IS GREAT CONGRADULATIONS 25 YRS WENT TO 60 YRS OF HELPING PEOPLE HOPE TO SEE YOU SOON

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Jamie Sharb said...

Congratulations Dave on the 25 years at Publishers Clearing House! You have brought tons of joy to many families around the world. Prize Patrol has made a positive impact on many people from all walks of life. I’m so glad Prize Patrol and their van is here to stay and no drones because I hope one day I will have the honor of meeting you, Todd, and Danielle! Maybe it will be as soon as August 29th to bring me a big check and announce that I had won the PCH Forever Prize of $5,000 A Week Forever! I would love to have a memorable video of me with Prize Patrol on their 25th anniversary and Publishers Clearing House 60th anniversary. Then I could frame it and show it off to everyone who comes in my home. Let Domino Pizza keep their drones because PCH Winners want Prize Patrol to show up at their doorsteps. I know I do!

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Silvia Tinoco said...

Dear Sirs. PCH Publishers Clearing House. It is my honor to tell you, to get to be the winner of the Super Mega Prize patrol, I will perform Purposes that have led me to participate every day. On another occasion I said that the first thing will be in my spine surgeries. then my family, friends but most importantly right through my back a little of what you would receive the surgery with Cancer.If you remember My granddaughter is a CANCER SURVIVOR (BURKITS LYMPHOMA)
Silvia.

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    Silvia Tinoco said...

    Dear Sirs. PCH Publishers Clearing House. It is my honor to tell you, to get to be the winner of the Super Mega Prize patrol, I will perform Purposes that have led me to participate every day. On another occasion I said that the first thing will be in my spine surgeries. then my family, friends but most importantly right give back a little would to childrens with Cancer.If you remember My granddaughter is a CANCER SURVIVOR (BURKITS LYMPHOMA)

    Les Pido disculpa por los errores en el comentario anterior. Mi nieta es la sobreviviente del cancer. MI CONTRIUCION SERIA PARA LOS NIÑOS QUE SUFREN DE ESA TERRIBLE ENFERMEDAD.

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    joann bosley said...

    30 years or more ive ordered and played….thinking this willl never be

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Kanika Loeung said...

The picture above that two of you did your job, I wish you do for me in some day. :)

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David Faas said...

#TGIF Today Mr.Dave Sayer,And there was a idea to actually put a surveillance balloon over Duluth,Minnesota because of fear of something bad were to happen after 9/11.But,I don’t people were that enthused about the idea.Also,Here’s an idea,Send the Check by Carrier Pigeon? Just Kidding Sir.Anyway I hope to see you on 8/29 along with Todd & the very beautiful Danielle Lam.And the PCH Cameraman if you want. Best regards,Mr.David Faas Duluth, Minnesota

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Dee Dee said...

Hi Dave!!!! I am entering daily and I would love to meet you and the other Prize Patrol members!! The van is welcome at my house anytime! lol

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maria estrella baccay platecki said...

hello sir dave i wish the 3 of you is coming to my house still here waiting my wish only is to win here this is a good blessing and my dreams come true here.i really like,love and enjoy a lot here entering sweepteek,lotto,playing games and searching in pchsearch&win even this site gave me a headache all the time but sill here kicking and breathing.to the winner who is she or he your such a bless and very lucky from our almighty god i wish thats me.good luck and god bless you to pch fans including me

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Linda Dawson said...

Greetings Dave,
Congrats on your 25th and 60th anniversaries. Are you serious about the drone? It is so funny and I am glad to know PCH will not use any drone. The PCH Prize Patrol van should have a place at the Smithsonian because it definitely has historical value and has impacted many lives. I have submitted my daily entry.I have an open door policy just for the Prize Patrol team and the famous PCH Van on 29 Aug. So, come on down to sunny Montgomery, Alabama.

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Holly Messinese said...

I think it would be nice to see the van pull up in my driveway in place of any other device that is on the market. Shady Side, MD is a lovely place in the summer time.

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Karen Shelton said...

Hi Dave,

I have entered today and everday for the Big Prize giveaway Forever Prize on August 29th

We love the van, don’t change, we love Dave, Danielle and Todd, don’t change. We/the fans are happy with what we got.

In the morning of the 29th August catch a plane to my hometown, short distance away from the airport….come to my front door…I’ll be very happy to see you with the Forever Prize…the winnings would help so much….then in the afternoon catch a plane back to New York…you’ll be home in time for dinner with your families.

This plan sound good to me, better than a drone.

Come and see us in Tennessee

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    Holly Messinese said...

    Hi Karen, I have a better idea… I would love to have the Prize patrol fly to Maryland, and stay for the rest of the week, and meals and housing will be on me. : )
    Hey, Dave can even play the piano while he’s here. However, my piano is a little out of tune. : (
    From what I here… He can still make it sound wonderful with all of his talent. : )
    I am a wishful dreamer!
    I hope whoever wins…. really deserves it! Good luck to you and all! : )

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Michael Varga, said...

Hey Dave congats on your anniversaries, I hope you guys never change,we love the way you do things, hope to see you guys soon! Godbless and have a nice day:-)

Sincerly, Michael Vargas
Albuquerque NM,87112

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marilyn thomas said...

Good morning PCH , I’m sure a lot of people like to say thank you for all the things that you have done and the things that you are still doing congratulations and thank you so much for letting some people feel like their life does matter. and even if I’m not a winner in my lifetime you have the highest regards from me and I’m sure plenty other people. so happy anniversary, god bless you and keep up the good work. you all give people hope in their life.

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Keeper of the Birds said...

Good Morning Dave, Todd and Danielle…good to hear y’all won’t be replaced by a drone….cuz if a van with balloons and a big check shows up here…well I want to hug a LIVE breathing person …lol not a drone! Congrats on giving out checks for 25 yrs,Dave and Todd, and making ripples in folks lives for 60 years now, PCH. Wow.

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JN said...

lol subject is Funny

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Mrs. A.T. said...

Hahaha! Okay Dominos does deliver in our area now, though when we moved here they wouldn’t. I don’t think they will be doing the drone thing here, to many trees and animals.. I wonder how many pizzas would make it! Or how many raccoons would be saying.. good pizza, drone doesn’t taste as good though. As far as the PCH with drones..NO thank you! I have done this to many years not to have Dave and Todd show up at my door!! Besides who would I hug or who would catch me when I faint!!:)

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susan varughese said...

congrats on your 25 years with Publishers Clearing House. PCH is a dream come true for people that needs to start a new life and to save one also. Good luck everyone on the coming up big win. God b Less on everything

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Brittany Bowen said...

I sure am glad to hear that. If I win, I want to be surprised by Todd, Danielle, and you of course! Save the drones for the pizzas!

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Stancio Butler said...

Well Dave Sayer, congratulations on your 25th Anniversary as being a Prize Patrol Ambassador. If I win a mega prize which is $37,000,000.00 + $250,000.00 a year for life & never work again, You & your Prize Patrol crew will surprise me & meet me for the first time ever! Save those Prize Patrol drones to have breakfast, lunch, & dinner at a restaurant called IHOP!

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Michaela G. said...

Hi Dave,

I just wanted to say “Congratulations” for both 25 years of the Prize Patrol and the 60th anniversary of PCH!!!

I am always excited to see the next BIG MEGA SUPER Prize winner from PCH and I am looking forward in seeing who will be the next PCH BIG Check winner, one can only hope it will be them, like I do every time I enter, so I just wanted to say “GOOD LUCK” to all that enter!!!

Well Dave, I hope you are not working that hard and taking sometime off to go to the shore to get some sun!!!

I hope you have a wonderful and safe summer!!!

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Kanika Loeung said...

Please come to Oregon again! :)

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Stancio Butler said...

Please come to Fairfax,Virginia for the first time ever!

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kim king said...

I would ensure that our community would be helped mainly because of the kids here. We have an abundance of kids who need our help in all areas,and one of those kids is.

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kasha frye said...

Wow drone delivered pizza WEIrd…. pch I know the logo and the van please don’t change because it will take away from the winning moment we fans love to see…….:-) Aug 29 coming fasttttt get your entry’s in NOW

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kim king said...

Keep going pch followers. I am still a big fan,be safe everybody stay allert and have fun.God bless you all.

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Demetrius hunter said...

Hey my name is Demetrius hunter I enter pch.com daily 7 days a week my pch and I trying to pch give away #1830 and I enter ever day online at pch.com and I enter by mail and phone

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Gina Castanza said...

Glad I enter too. Glad of this funtivities!

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William Buchner said...

Would be nice to win and enjoy
a few new things in later life.
This has been a long game,God Bless who ever wins

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Nettie Jenkins said...

Dave happy anniversary. I can’t imagine the Elite Team without Dave ! Thanks for all you do ….the song,the smiles! You have such a comforting way about you .When I see you in the videos you really seam to put the winners at ease. Thank goodness there are no “drones” to replace the “Prize Patrol” (Smiles)

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Debbie Salaices said...

Thanks Dave for your 25 years. Please come to my house next. LOL

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Melissa Torres said...

It would be so impersonal, that’s what makes PCH unique, The personal Ambassadors of good news and good fortune. .. to everyone.

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eyvonne kerns said...

Hi Dave I’m so happy The PCH been around for 60 years that is a blessing.I Pray when I win you, Danielle and Todd knock on my
door.No one will never take you all place. The PCH just will not be the same.I’m a big Fan and I will be very happy when I get to meet you, Danielle and Todd in person.Dave, you do a good I love to see people win I pray I’m next I NEED help so very much. I been out of work for two years and now because of my health I can not work.Thank you Dave and have a blessed day.

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Lauralee Hensley said...

Drones, robots, biomedically produced memories. Pretty scary stuff if ability is in the wrong hands. Granted helpful in good hands where they could do good things, but drones, robots and such can also put people out of work. Glad the PCH Prize Patrol won’t be out of work due to a drone. Even heard about drone bees to pollinate vegetation. Crazy!

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Annah willie said...

If i win or loose i would like to wish the ones who do the very best wishes and hope there dreams all come true. so good luck to all and God bless you all.

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Cory Harrison said...

my name is Cory Harrison and I need some good news please.

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Brenda Liz martinez said...

I’M VERY READY PLEASE GUYS I NEED SOME GOOD NEW THIS TIME …..PLEASE :):):):):):):)

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Johnaany Mayfield said...

yes I want to win the first $5,000.00 and prizes

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Barbara said...

PRIZE PATROL VAN FOR ME ME ME THANKS DAVE :)

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John Culbertson said...

I was hoping to win enough to save my home and it didn’t happen hard to believe in PCH rite now :(

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