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IT’S PRIZE DAY! WHO WANTS TO BECOME A MILLIONAIRE?

Prize Day
 

Good morning, PCH Fans!!!

Prize day is here, it’s finally here! Today’s the day the Prize Patrol will DEFINITELY give out a BIG CHECK to one lucky winner, and I have one very important question to ask all of you: WHO WANTS TO BECOME A MILLIONAIRE?

If you answered “I do! I do,” well then listen up, because in just a few hours, someone will definitely become ONE MILLION DOLLARS richer.

Excited? Can’t wait? Ready to celebrate? We’ve got just the thing for you. All day long here at the PCH Blog we’ll be posting clues about where the Prize Patrol is headed. Let’s get started!

***FIRST CLUE: 12:00 AM ***
When the Prize Patrol arrived in the winner’s state, they entered a different time zone

***NEXT CLUE: 9:00 AM***
The winner’s state is bordered by 3 or more states

***NEXT CLUE: 10:30 AM***
The winner’s state is one of the top 20 biggest states in the USA (by size)

***NEXT CLUE: 12:00 PM***
The winner’s state name is made up of 2 words

***NEXT CLUE: 1:00 PM***
The winner’s state bird is known for its speed

***NEXT CLUE: 2:45 PM***
The winner’s city is known as an “outdoor recreation paradise”

***WINNER ANNOUNCEMENT: 5:15 PM***
CONGRATULATIONS TO LAURIE ARAGON FROM FARMINGTON, NEW MEXICO! We are so happy to welcome you to our ever-growing family of winners. And THANK YOU to all our PCH Fans who entered and followed along with our clues all day. We have another HUGE prize event coming up real soon, so PLEASE STAY IN IT TO WIN IT! 

Think you know where the Prize Patrol is headed? Comment below and let us know! And remember to keep coming back all day long for more clues and updates from the road. By the end of the day, we’ll even post the exciting winner announcement.

Prize Patrol
 

Until then, good luck everyone! I’ll be wishing on my lucky stars for all of you…

Amanda C.
PCH Creative

P.S. Want more clues? Check out the PCH Prize Patrol Fan Page on Facebook!

 


Which Surprise Item Do YOU Want The Prize Patrol To Bring on December 30th? Comment Now!

PCH Prize Patrol Surprise

 

We are just SO excited to be hitting the road during the holiday season to award a very lucky PCH entrant with a $1 Million Big Check on December 30th! It’s always amazing to deliver a life-changing prize, but it feels even more like a present when we get to do it during the holiday season.

Of course, in addition to the Big Check, we’ll also be carrying a dozen red roses, a bottle of champagne and a colorful bundle of PCH balloons for our lucky winner. But this time, we wanted to also add in ANOTHER fun holiday surprise!

Yes, for this prize, we decided to throw in an extra item for the winner! BUT, we can’t decide on our own which item to bring – WE NEED YOUR HELP! We’re turning to you, our loyal fans and PCH Blog readers, to ask which item you want us to bring on our December 30th prize delivery.

Should the Prize Patrol bring:

  1. Candy Canes – For some tasty holiday cheer!
  2. Noise Makers – For celebrating winning AND the New Year!
  3. A Mystery Gift – What will be inside? It’s a secret!

COMMENT BELOW AND LET US KNOW, and we’ll bring whichever item gets the most comments by the end of today with us this Wednesday!

PCH Prize Patrol

 

Happy Holidays everyone!

Dillon H.
Promotion Development


Behind The Scenes At Our 2015 PCH Holiday Party

It’s the holiday season – a time to enjoy with friends and family. Here at PCH, we look forward to our annual celebration with co-workers, who are like “work-family.” The 2015 PCH holiday party was filled with fun, good cheer, and a whole lot of surprises! Lucky you, since you’re a reading the PCH blog, you get a sneak peek behind the scenes!

PCH Holiday Party

Hey, follow me inside the PCH holiday party!

 

What an event it was! Over 500 PCH employees made their way down the “red carpet” into the elegant venue. Then, we entered the gorgeous ballroom to feast on a buffet of delicious food and enjoy music, dancing and entertainment.

Our very own blog editor, Amanda C. with Danielle Lam and party-goers, Shannon W. and Glenn T.

Our very own blog editor, Amanda C. with Danielle Lam and party-goers, Shannon W. and Glenn T.

 

Danielle Lam and Susan S. from Marketing smiling for the camera.

Danielle Lam and Susan S. from Marketing smiling for the camera.

 

Oh yes, we’ll be talking about the entertainment for quite some time.

This year, we were joined by three Hollywood stars – Lady Gaga, Beyonce and Austin Powers. OK, well, not exactly stars, more like celebrity impersonators. In any event, we had a great time posing for pictures with these special guests and enjoying their antics!

Is that Lady Gaga at the PCH Holiday Party?

Is that Lady Gaga at the PCH Holiday Party?

 

This year the company also held our first-ever lip-sync competition, and eight of our brave coworkers took the stage to perform! While they were all amazing, Matt S. of Interactive Development took home first prize with his hilariously entertaining version of Mambo Number Five.

Will F. gave a great lip sync performance!

Will F. gave a great lip sync performance!

 

Matt S. won First Prize in the lip sync contest!

Matt S. won First Prize in the lip sync contest!

 

For us PCH employees, the PCH holiday party is our yearly chance to win a prize delivered by the PCH Prize Patrol, since we are not eligible to win PCH Prizes. Yes, Todd, Danielle and Howie, the newest Prize Patrol member, were on hand to award some fantastic prizes to lucky employee winners, like big-screen TV’s, a Kindle Fire, gift cards and more!

Todd of the PCH Prize Patrol announcing lucky winners!

Todd of the PCH Prize Patrol announcing lucky winners!

 

Danielle and Howie ready to award prizes!

Danielle and Howie ready to award prizes!

 

At the end of the night there was one last surprise. We were all escorted from the ballroom to into an adjoining nightclub, where we were treated to coffee, and a beautiful array of delicious desserts, and of course, more music and dancing! As always, the PCH crowd hit the dance floor and continued to dance the night away!

Every great party needs a chocolate fountain!

Every great party needs a chocolate fountain!

 

The PCH dance party continued for hours!

The PCH dance party continued for hours!

 

“What a fun party! I had an amazing time!” said Nicole M.

“What a fun party! I had an amazing time!” said Nicole M.

 

While all the festivities were a blast, one of the nicest parts of the 2015 PCH holiday party was getting all our “work family” from all our different locations — Long Island, New York City, Boston, Portland, Maine and San Francisco –all under one roof to spend time together. I hope you enjoyed this sneak peek behind the scenes at the PCH Holiday Party. By all accounts, it was a huge success, and we all left feeling like winners to work for such a great company.

Happy holidays!

Elaina R.
PCH Online Creative

P.S. What do you think you would have enjoyed the most at the PCH Holiday Party?


2015 Year In Giving – PCH Gives Back All Year Long!

In 2015, PCH has given away countless prizes, including 6 Millionaire-Making fortunes — with one more to go on December 30th! While we do love awarding prizes to lucky winners, giving back to the community is also very important to us at PCH and is a long-standing tradition established by the founders of our company, Harold and LuEsther Mertz. This past year, our PCH family has been honored to give back in a variety of ways. Here’s a look at our 2015 Year In Giving.

PCH Gives Back At Susan G Komen® During the month of October, PCH “Went Pink” and our fans had an opportunity to create breast cancer awareness by sharing badges on Facebook. We were so impressed by the outpouring of support from you, our fans. The event culminated when a team from PCH travelled to the Dallas, Texas offices of Susan G. Komen® to show our support in their fight for a cure with a $25,000 donation.

PCH Gives back to Susan G. Komen®

Danielle B. and Lauren W. of PCH presented our friends at Susan G. Komen with a “Big Check” for $25,000.

 

PCH Gives Back At St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital® PCH and our fans have been enthusiastic supporters of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital since they were added to our annual charitable event, The Give Back, and this year was no different. This past October, PCH committed to donate $100,000, and then PCH fans helped “unlock” an additional donation of $50,000 by sharing The Give Back with their family and friends on Facebook. We couldn’t be happier to deliver a “Big Check” for $150,000 to them this January to support the remarkable St. Jude mission: Finding cures. Saving children.®

Plus, our PCH family participated in great volunteer events!

PCH Gives Back At North Shore Animal League America – This year, PCH started the new PCH Volunteer Initiative that gives PCH employees the opportunity to band together and volunteer at local charities. The first volunteer day took place at the North Shore Animal League America, the largest no-kill animal rescue and adoption organization in the world. Over 20 PCH volunteers helped the charity prepare for its Pet Adoptathon® event by bathing some of the puppies and dogs, cleaning cages and more. Then, more PCH employees lent a hand on the day of the event, which was a huge success with nearly 500 animals adopted.

PCH Gives back to North Shore Animal League America

Our PCH team volunteering at North Shore Animal League America.

 

PCH Gives Back At Baby Buggy – PCH Volunteers spent a rewarding day giving their time at Baby Buggy, a charity that recycles baby clothing and gear, such as cribs, strollers and more, and distributes them to over 100 community-based organizations across the country. Our team spent the day sorting donations to prepare them for shipment.

PCH Gives Back to Baby Buggy

The PCH team had a rewarding day volunteering at Baby Buggy.

 

PCH Gives Back At Habitat For Humanity – This summer a team from PCH spent a (super-hot) day volunteering with Habitat For Humanity, an organization that builds homes for families in need. Because there were so many employees from PCH who wanted to help, they were able to make progress on a number of different projects, from insulations to siding to installing a cement walkway!

PCH Gives back to Habitat for Humanity

Our volunteer team from PCH set a record for the most volunteers in one day!

 

Plus, PCH employees continue to give back to the community through our Blood Drives, with three held this year! In 2015 we collected 237 pints of blood –over 700 lives saved! Plus, PCH employees participate in our yearly food drive, and more.

There are many other charitable organizations that benefit from the philanthropic spirit established by the founders of our company. These range from the arts, to social services and the environment through charitable trusts established by the company’s founders and their families. Among these trusts is the Mertz-Gilmore Foundation, which funds a grant program that focuses on climate change solutions.

As you can see, from this PCH 2015 Year In Giving overview, the spirit of giving is alive and well here at PCH, just as it should be. Since we know you PCH fans are as invested in giving as we are, we look forward to continuing the tradition in 2016.

Wishing you a wonderful New Year!

Elaina R.
PCH Online Creative


Real People Don’t Win from PCH, Do They? Of Course They Do!

If you think real people don’t win from PCH, think again! In this blog you’ll hear from tons of real fans who are proof-positive that people can (and do!) win at Publishers Clearing House!

Greetings, fans and friends,

“PCH is real!”

I read more and more comments like that from fans like you every time I write my monthly blog about folks who win smaller prizes from PCH! Whether you win $25 … $50 … $100 … or even a valuable gift card, you’ve let us know that small prizes are big blessings!

Real people win at PCH

“Real people do win PCH prizes,” says Joanne B. (pictured above), who’s been entering the PCH sweeps since 2002 and has been playing PCH online games regularly for 2 years. She says, “I went to my mailbox and found a check from PCH. I kept a copy of the check and the envelope it came in. Then, I was playing a game – I play all of them – and a ‘congratulations’ message came on the screen that I won $50.00. I kept a copy of that check and envelope, and email as well. I am in it to win it. I believe my turn will come. I truly have the faith that it will.”

“There are so many ways to enter for prizes and for the SuperPrize,” Joanne continues. “I won a $10 prize for being a Power Player. Of course, I have the PCH app on my phone and iPad, and therefore enter every chance I get. I search daily on PCHSearch&Win and on PCHfrontpage. One of my favorite apps is the Play & Win app. I make sure I play it from start to finish daily. I also enter on PCHTV.com every day on my phone, iPad and PC. But I do enjoy those PCH games and racking up the tokens. I am getting very good at Tri-Peaks Solitaire and Sunken Treasures. I also play Lotto Blast day and night. I always say ‘I am in it to win it.’ So, the skeptics can say what they will, but how can we win if we don’t enter?”

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Vanessa H. enters every way she can, including on PCH’s Fan Page on Facebook, PCHfrontpage, through our exciting emails, and more!

I enter every day,” says Vanessa. “I have for three years now. I won $10 but I’m going to win big one day! My mom used to enter, and I’m going to win for her. All the games are fun and free – you just can’t beat free.”

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“Do real people win PCH prizes?” asks Michael R. “Absolutely! Because I am one of them!” Michael won a gift card from PCH with a $500 cash value, and tells me that he is truly grateful to this day that PCH is really real.

Michael also participated in a PCH Blog contest last year, in which he won an awesome Prize Patrol T-shirt, a Prize Patrol pen, and an autographed photo of Danielle Lam. Look! Here’s his name in the list of winners!

“I can say it is REAL! That is why I am still in it to win it. Thank you, PCH!” says Michael.

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PCH Winner

Last, but certainly not least, is Regina G. (pictured above), who has won several gift cards and small cash prizes by searching on PCHfrontpage and from playing her PCH Superfan VIP scratch-off cards. Her latest win was $250 in November playing the Lucky Loot Wheel on the PCH Facebook fan page.

“Yes, everyone, Publishers Clearing House is for real,” Regina wants you all to know. Her advice: “Please play, and have fun while doing it! I play religiously every day from my mobile phone and desktop, to maximize my chances of winning. I also play PCH Blackjack at casino.pch.com on my mobile device every day because it gives me up to 10 Jackpot entries each and every day. I just love that!”

As a matter of fact, Regina has 3 Publishers Clearing House apps downloaded on her mobile device – as she says, “for more chances to win BIG” – the PCH App, the Play&Win app, and the PCHfrontpage app!

“I do believe that I’ll win BIG someday,” Regina adds. “I have faith.”

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WOW! I love hearing these wonderful winning stories from our fans. And, I especially enjoy reading about how many ways in which they enter to win! Our fans are so dedicated! You all rock!

So, if you ever find yourself thinking, “Real people don’t win from PCH,” just take a look at this blog post, and the ones below. Because real people do win from PCH – and you could be next!!!

Stay in it to win it,

Debbie K.
PCH Creative

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Motivational Monday: How Winning Could Help YOU Make A Difference!

Motivational Monday is here again! Time sure does fly. Last week we visited with some of our past winners to see how their big prizes had changed their lives for the better. I hope it was very inspirational for all of you, and fun to read.  Isn’t it fascinating to see how winning a big prize can give anyone the money, freedom and opportunity to enjoy all that life has to offer? Whether that means a new home, a new car, travels far and wide, or taking up a hobby they’ve longed to pursue, the possibilities can be endless!

But this blog is all about how you could change other people’s lives, too, once you finally had the money to do it. Sure, we all wish we could make someone else’s life easier when we see that he or she is struggling. It’s not easy to just stand by helplessly, when we know we could help them, if only we had the money.

Now I want to share some stories from our PCH Sweepstakes winners to show you just how much of a difference they’ve been able to make, not just in their own lives, but in other people’s lives, too!

LeRoy Faulks PCH Winner

Leroy Faulks, Sr. comes to mind immediately. He won our Mega Prize of $1 Million All At Once PLUS $5,000 A Week For Life! He likes to say, “I’m set for life” and is able to take lots of pleasure cruises now with his sweet wife Cecilia (who was volunteering at a local soup kitchen when the Prize Patrol arrived with his Big Check!)  He’s so happy to report: “We donate money all the time. We give to St. JudeSickle Cell Anemia foundations, the American Cancer Society, churches, our local soup kitchen. In fact, last year we were visiting a youth program in Jacksonville, and we loved what they were doing so much we gave them $500.00 on the spot. It was just such a good feeling to be able to help spontaneously like that.” They also financially assist family members when they need it. And with 8 grandchildren and 8 more great-grandchildren, that certainly adds up!

I think we all dream about saving enough to help out our children after we’re gone. That’s just what happened in one day to Tamar Howard when she won our $5,000 A Week “Forever” Prize!

Tamar Howard PCH Winner

Her lucky windfall not only gives her weekly checks of $5,000 each, but she got to choose a beneficiary to receive $5,000 weekly checks after that! In this case, Tamar chose her eldest daughter, who will be attending college in the near future.  This is one huge prize that truly keeps on giving! In fact, she says  “The first two things I thought about doing were buying a house and then helping my three daughters with college tuition.” We’re sure that she and her family will be well taken care of now and in the future!

Gerard Rivera PCH Winner

What about Philadelphia winner Gerard Rivera? He won $1.25 Million through PCHLotto.  Gerard’s life’s mission had always been to help others, and he had been employed as a health aid worker. But an illness forced him to take a leave of absence, and his financial situation was grim. His big win couldn’t have come at a better time! He moved to Florida and says,  “I wanted to be really smart with my money. I didn’t go on any crazy vacations. I started my own company and bought an apartment building. That’s where I live, and I work on taking care of my tenants. Things are so much better now!” Helping others is still a big part of his life and he hopes that others will be blessed like him. He hopes to see the Prize Patrol again, but this time “I’d love for them to come to my apartment building and give a big prize to one of my tenants.”

What about you? Would you help others if you won a BIG prize from Publishers Clearing House? Is there someone in your life who needs a helping hand? Or do you have a favorite charity in mind? Let us know in the comments section below.

Jane M.
PCH Creative Dept.

P.S. Don’t forget to enter every chance you get to win our incredible SuperPrize Event coming in just a few weeks.  Don’t miss any chance to go for our “Double The Cash” $10,000.00 A Week For Life prize – remember, that’s DOUBLE our standard weekly prize. This Special Early Look Prize Event is happening THIS December, so be sure to get in as many entries as you can. Remember, we’ll definitely award a $1 Million prize in a second chance drawing on 12/30/15 if there’s no match to the winning number.


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