Truth in Advertising – Prize Patrol Style

Turn on your TV and I can promise you that you’ll see commercial after commercial showing a well-dressed person deliriously happy – because he or she used the right deodorant, ate the healthiest breakfast, drank the bubbliest soft drink, took the “approved” cold medicine, wore the sexiest bathing suit, drove the snazziest new car, and […]

Want a Dramatic Change in Your Life?

It’s amazing what some people are willing to do to win the Publishers Clearing House Sweepstakes.  Here is a dramatic example: The Prize Patrol is at an airport waiting to board a plane.  It’s clear to passengers standing by that they are on line with the blue-blazered trio they have seen countless times in Publishers […]

“Winning Moments” Are Hard to Predict

“You never know” are words you hear applied in many situations: in the worlds of entertainment, politics, sports, finance, human relations, even weather forecasting. We Prize Patrol’ers “never know” either and have given up trying to predict what will happen when we leave PCH headquarters to deliver a Big Check.  You think that a winner […]

Beware of Prize Patrol Imitators!

There’s an old saying that “Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.” I suppose, then, that we should be flattered — that a well-known celebrity has based a new TV show on the idea of surprising people on their doorsteps with big cash prizes.  Similarly, a major car manufacturer has recently run a TV ad […]

Meet Robb Gonzales, Our Newest SuperPrize Winner

August 31st found the PCH Prize Patrol in Lakewood, Colorado looking for Robert Gonzales.  The only trouble was: the address on his Million Dollar winning entry was an empty little house, all locked-up and being fixed-up for a new tenant.  Luckily an excited neighbor, Anita, knew where we could find her “old friend” Robb and […]

Prize Patrol Missions Go Like Clockwork – Hopefully

We Prize Patrol’ers have busy lives – at the office, at home, on the road – sometimes having two or three prizes to deliver on one trip.  As a result, every hour counts and we have to be ultra-organized. The day before we leave Prize Patrol headquarters, we prepare a timetable covering every step of […]