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Who Decides Who Wins the Publishers Clearing House Sweepstakes?

Being a dog-lover, I enjoy watching the annual Westminster Dog Show.  Like other TV viewers I look at each pedigreed pooch and think “If I was that judge, which dog would I select as ‘best in show’?”  And then I realize: “If I was that judge – what a terribly heavy responsibility!  Imagine being the one person who can change that creature’s life!  One judge – selecting the best of thousands of dogs?  That doesn’t seem fair.”

That’s why I’m glad that we don’t employ one person to decide who wins the Publishers Clearing House Sweepstakes! We do have a Board of Judges; but they do not ponder anything like “Who is the most deserving” or “Who most needs the money” or “Who will give us the best ‘winning moment’ on TV.”  They simply ensure that the winner selection is totally random and that every entry has a fair chance of winning.

Years ago an advertising biggie accurately described the results of a PCH prize drawing as “pure grace”: The winner doesn’t really do anything special to deserve such a blessing.  He or she just follows the rules to enter the sweepstakes – and then Lady Luck or fate decides the outcome.   There’s really no judging at all when it comes to deciding who wins the Publishers Clearing House Sweepstakes.

You know, some people complain saying “Young people and apartment dwellers never win” or “No one from my neck of the woods ever wins” or “Those winners don’t seem to need the money.”  Well, I can assure you that not a single one of these complaints “holds water.”  We have awarded Big Checks to every kind of person you can think of.

That should make YOU feel good.  As long as you take advantage of the opportunity you’re given to enter the sweepstakes, you have as good a chance of winning the Publishers Clearing House Sweepstakes as anybody else.

Enter to win PCH Sweepstakes

Come to think of it, there’s only one person who has the power to totally prevent you from winning – and that’s YOU.  If you never enter the PCH Sweepstakes, you will lose for sure!

With that sobering advice, let me urge you to enter today — and every day! If you do, the next person the Prize Patrol surprises with roses, balloons and a Big Check could be YOU!

Dave Sayer
PCH Prize Patrol Ambassador

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How Many Ways Can I Enter To Win The PCH Sweepstakes?

Hello, PCH friends. It’s no secret that we’re all about winning at Publishers Clearing House! That’s why we offer so many ways to enter to win a PCH SuperPrize online. In fact, if you’ve ever wondered, How Many Ways Can I Enter To Win The PCH Sweepstakes, the answer is … A LOT! And you don’t have to pick just one, so don’t pick just one. Enter as many times as you can every day.

Not sure where to start? Here’s the lowdown on ways to enter the PCH Sweepstakes. Please read carefully, because we’ve recently added some exciting FREE app opportunities and more chances to win from our online sites.

Ways to enter at – Make this your #1 daily destination to enter for the PCH SuperPrize AND many other amazing PCH sweepstakes! You can claim 3 entries to win our SuperPrize every single day on this site alone by entering on your desktop computer, mobile device and the PCH App.

PCHSearch&Win – We all need to search the web, so why not use the only Search Engine that could make you a PCH Millionaire? Enter with your first daily search after logging in – either on your desktop computer or your mobile device!

PCHFrontpage – Get news you can use and enter for the PCH SuperPrize!  Enter with your first daily search after logging in – either on your desktop computer, mobile phone or the PCHFrontpage app.

PCHlotto – Play FREE online lotto-style cards AND enter for the PCH Sweepstakes! Enter daily through desktop, mobile and the PCHlotto app!

PCHgames – Complete your daily instant win games, then get your daily SuperPrize entry! Play on desktop and mobile to claim two entries each day!

PCH Fan Page On Facebook – Enter for the PCH SuperPrize once per day on our Fan Page on Facebook!

PCH Play & Win App – Download this app from the Google Play Store or App Store on your mobile device and play every day to claim your daily SuperPrize entry and many other Sweepstakes opportunities!

PCH Cash Casino App – Use this great FREE app on your Android device or iPhone to play casino-themed games for up to 10X SuperPrize entries every day.

RealBucksGo App – When you participate in daily polls, you’ll get a daily SuperPrize entry, plus RealBucks you can use towards gift cards for free.

Wow! Now you can see why the answer to the question How Many Ways Can I Enter To Win The PCH Sweepstakes is A LOT! And, PCH is adding new ways to win all the time! While there’s no secret to winning, one thing a lot of our past winners have in common is that they entered often and they didn’t give up! Here’s a fun challenge for you – find a way to enter that you’ve never used before and give it a try! Comment below and let us know how it goes!

Have a great day!

Elaina R.
PCH Online Creative

P.S. Have a question about downloading apps? All the apps mentioned above can be downloaded for FREE at Google Play for android devices and the App Store for apple devices. Read this blog for downloading instructions.

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The New PCH App Is Taking Over And Here’s Why You Should Download It Today
Can I Enter More Than Once Per Day
Fans Want To Know “What’s The Secret To Winning” At PCH?



Top 5 Things A $5,000 A Week “Forever” Winner Could Buy

Holy Moly! We will DEFINTELY have a winner of a “Forever” Prize this Friday! Yes, that means we will be giving away $5,000 A Week for Life to a winner on Febuary 26th! Then after that, the winner’s chosen beneficiary will receive $5,000 A Week for THEIR Life, too!

The winner, and even the winner’s family, could feel a financial stability that most only ever wish for! With that sort of windfall, you could finally fulfill your dreams and make those purchases you’ve always thought about!

So what would YOU buy first? Let’s pretend that you’ve already gotten the boring things out of the way; you’ve caught up on your bills, taken care of those loans, etc. What’s first on your purchase list?

Here’s our list of the top 5 things a “Forever” Prize winner could buy!

5) Fancy Meal!  Some people think with their stomach, and we can’t blame them! Your first purchase could be as simple as a FANCY meal for everyone you love. Lobster? Steak? Why not do both? After all, a little celebration would definitely be in order should you become the “Forever” Prize winner this Friday!

4) New Wardrobe! Whether it’s some new threads or fancy bling, we can all do with a nice wardrobe upgrade! You could pick out the clothes yourself, but when you have $5,000 A Week going to your bank account FOR LIFE, why not hire a fashion consultant? That’s a decision that I’m sure you would agree is on-trend for the season!

3) Gadgets & Gizmos! Upgrade that phone! Get that new Ultra 4K TV! Why ever go out to the movie theater again when you can have a home theater installed in your house? For many that’d be a celluloid dream come true!

2) A New Car! At the top of a lot of winners “buy first” lists are a new set of wheels! Recent SuperPrize winner Boris Clinton comes to mind with his slick BMW! And that’s what he bought with a second chance $1 Million…imagine what a “Forever” Prize could get you!

What would you buy first

1) A Brand New House! This is probably the number one purchase that our winners tell us about! Everyone wants to buy (or build) the house of their dreams, and with a “Forever” Prize, that certainly can happen pretty easily!

So that’s OUR Top 5 things to buy first list! Now we want to hear YOURS. So comment below and let us know. And have some fun with it – you can never think TOO BIG!

Matt K.
PCH Creative

P.S. Speaking of dream homes, did you know you could win money for your dream home from Publishers Clearing House? Check out today’s article on the PCHPlay&Win Blog to find out more!

A Labor of Love: PCH Donates Food to the Needy!

Greetings, fans and friends,

Yesterday, of course, was Valentine’s Day, and I’m pretty sure lots of you gave or received a box of chocolates, or some other candy or sweet treat.


Well, I recently learned that PCH gives away treats, too – sweet, savory, and above all, satisfying!

As you may know, PCH sells a variety of food items among its many must-have products. In December of 2015, Publishers Clearing House began a new initiative of donating our excess food inventory.

Our first donation was just shy of 5,000 pounds of food and was given to the chapter of Catholic Charities local to our Minnesota distribution center. We will be expanding this initiative for 2016 and expect to at least double or triple that amount. We will also be building relationships with other local charities that distribute food to those in need.

But the donations of food don’t stop there. Each November, PCH employees embrace the spirit of Thanksgiving by participating in a food drive for those in need. In 2015 we collected about 15 boxes of food donations along with $1,280 in gift card donations from a local supermarket. Food items collected in our Port Washington headquarters and at our Melville mail facility are donated to Island Harvest; food collections from our New York City office go to the Bowery Mission; items collected by our Portland, ME office are donated to Preble Street; and food donations from our Boston office go to Lazarus House.

PCH Donates Food Drive

Thanksgiving Food Drive

Publishers Clearing House’s giving spirit has been apparent in programs you may already be familiar with by reading our blogs – like our annual Giveback. This year, our fan base enabled us to donate $150,000 to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital®.

PCH Donates to St Jude

Whether it’s helping to build a home with Habitat for Humanity; collecting, sorting and bundling baby supplies for Baby Buggy; helping rescue animals at the North Shore Animal League; or participating in other worthy causes, PCH employees just love to volunteer and give back! Because helping someone in need, really feels GOOD, doesn’t it?

We’ve read your comments on the blog and know that you fans love giving back just as much as we do. Comment below and let us know how you like to make a difference and what giving means to you.

Debbie K.
PCH Creative

P.S. Here’s something else that feels really GOOD – winning! Remember, fans and friends, On February 26th, someone very fortunate will definitely win the life-changing $5,000 A Week “Forever” Prize – $5,000 every week for life for the lucky winner, and after that, $5,000 every week for life for someone the winner chooses.

And all you need to do to “be in it to win it” is to enter. So enter today! Like Valentine’s Day candy, winning the “Forever” Prize would be SWEET … SWEET … SWEET!

P.P.S. Have you checked out our RealBucks Go! App yet? We’re talking more about it on today’s Play&Win blog, so be sure to take a look.

Happy Valentine’s Day from Publishers Clearing House!

Happy Valentine's Day

PCH Fans,

We’re sending lots of love your way today. We hope you’re spending this special day with those near and dear to you. Thank you, once again, for being the best fans ever. You mean so much to us, and are all “winners” in our book!

The PCH Blog Team

PCH Donates $150,000 to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital®

Publishers Clearing House Donates Big Check to St Jude

The 2015 PCH Giveback has officially ended, and it was a huge success.  With the help of all of you, we were able to make a donation of $150,000 to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital®.

Founded in 1962 by TV legend Danny Thomas, St. Jude is leading the way the world understands, treats and defeats childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases.

On Wednesday, January 20th, Brooke, Lauren and I headed to Memphis, Tennessee to visit St. Jude. We were greeted by the hospital’s staff, then presented 2 Big Checks (one for $100,000.00 and the other for $50,000.00), to Laura, Steele and Kelly from the St. Jude team.

The presentation was not a total surprise as seen in our “winning moments” TV advertising; but it was exciting and heartwarming nonetheless.

After the presentation, we were given a tour of the St. Jude facility and research labs.  What is most extraordinary about the place is that every member of the staff is always smiling and working hard to make the young patients’ hospital visits as warm and comfortable as possible.  One can see costumed characters happily greeting visitors, waiting rooms decorated like cheerful parks, and hallways displaying the young patients’ colorful artwork.  Truly significant and a welcome benefit for the patients’ families is that they never receive a bill for treatment, travel, housing or food – so they can focus on what matters most: their children’s healing.

Back in 1962 the overall childhood cancer survival rate was 20 percent. Treatments invented at St. Jude have helped push that overall survival rate to more than 80 percent. And St. Jude is working to increase that rate to 90 percent. St. Jude won’t stop until no child dies from cancer.

All of us at Publishers Clearing House have been humbly honored to have such an internationally recognized institution as St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital receive Giveback support — for the fourth year in a row, all made possible by YOUR Giveback participation.  To one and all, our sincere thanks.

Dave Sayer
PCH Prize Patrol Ambassador

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PCH Gives Back To St Jude Children’s Hospital®

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