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Happy Halloween PCH Blog Team!


Did I scare you, PCH Blog fans?

Today everyone here at PCH Headquarters wanted to wish all of YOU a very SPOOKTACULAR Halloween! Today is a great day, not only because of all the fun, fright, and of course candy, but also because of all the costumes – am I right???

To keep the Halloween spirit alive here at Publishers Clearing House, the blog group decided, as we do every holiday, to dress up and take fun pictures with one another! And YOU get to enjoy the pictures! Adorned in orange and black, along with some costumes and props, the PCH blog group is ready for their haunting close up! Check them out!

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Halloween blog team

What did you think of the pictures? Which costume was your favorite!? Our Executive Vice President, Deborah Holland, in a full Dorothy costume? Danielle Lam with her adorable Minnie Mouse ears? Jane’s awesome Mardi Gras mask? Dillon’s spooky wings? Amanda’s witch hat? Tell us what you think!

And be sure to tell us what YOU’RE dressing up for this Halloween?

Dillon H.
Promotion Development

P.S. If you hear a ring at your door today, it might not be Trick or Treaters… just might be the Prize Patrol! That’s right, the Prize Patrol is on the road right now to deliver one lucky person our $10,000 Spooktacular Prize! Don’t forget – you can follow Danielle Lam’s PCH Fan Page on Facebook for clues and updates from the road!

P.P.S. Are you dressing up as the Prize Patrol for Halloween? If so, Danielle wants to see your pictures! Be sure to tweet them to @PCHDanielle and she may re-tweet some of them on her page!

Trick … or Treat? Take The PCH Quiz!

PCH wants to make sure you stay safe this Halloween and always by taking our “Trick or Treat” quiz!

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Hey Blog Readers,

Do you remember going door to door on Halloween with a big bag and the three magic words that always got your something sweet …?  Trick or Treat!  Some houses even had FULL SIZE CANDYBARS — remember those?  They were the coveted candy of childhood — and I remember a few tricksters who’d go back to that house 3 or 4 times to try to get away with extra goodies…

Well, we’re all grown up now and, as you know, we’ve got a different kind of treat to give away here at PCH — The SuperPrize.  And when you’ve got a treat THIS BIG, there’s sure to be a few tricksters out there who want to take advantage … not just by ‘knocking on our door’ again and again, but by knocking on your door with some tricks and disguises as well.  The question is, will you be tricked before you ever get a treat?  Take our quiz and find out!

Question 1: Would Having The Prize Patrol Show Up At Your Door With $10,000.00 A Week For Life be a Trick or a Treat?

Question 2: Would A Friend Request on Facebook From Danielle Lam be a Trick or a Treat?

Question 3: Would Scoring 5,000 Tokens at PCHlotto be a Trick or a Treat?

Question 4: Would Someone Calling and Saying You’ve Won The SuperPrize be a Trick or a Treat?

Question 5: Would Winning $1,000.00 at be a Trick or a Treat?

Question 6: If Someone Were to Ask You For Money To Collect A PCH Prize Would It Be A Trick Or A Treat?

Let me know how many “tricks” and how many “treats” you found above.  Then, make sure you go to to play all your Instant-Win Scratch-offs today — there could be a treat in it for you!

Happy Halloween!

Laurel U.
PCH Creative

Here are the answers:
Questions 1, 3 and 5 would be TREATS.
Questions 2, 4 and 6 would be TRICKS. Remember, the Prize Patrol does NOT send friend requests on Facebook. They also do not call you on the phone to tell you you’ve won. And you never, ever have to pay a fee to claim a Publishers Clearing House prize!

P.S. Don’t forget: the Prize Patrol will be on the road TOMORROW to deliver our $10,000 SPOOKTACULAR Prize! Stay tuned to Danielle Lam’s PCH Prize Patrol Fan Page on Facebook for clues and updates from the road!

Other blogs you may like:
Watch Out! Scammers Are Targeting PCH Fans on Facebook
PCH Warns: Beware of Publishers Clearing House Phone Scams!
Don’t be Fooled by PCH Scams – At PCH, The Winning Is Free!

What Do YOU Think the Letters “PCH” Stand for?

Greetings, fans and friends,


PCH – Publishers Clearing House – means the chance at winning awesome prizes  … enjoying exciting, free-to-play games… and even a terrific place to search and win! But PCH means so much more!

In a recent blog comment, one of our enthusiastic fans told us that “PCH” stood for “Pure Caring Heart”. I think that’s absolutely beautiful – and it made me wonder, what do YOU think the letters “PCH” stand for?

“PCH” could stand for:

  • People Creating Hope
  • Prizes, Contests, Hooray!
  • Prancing, Clapping, Hugging (during a big “Winning Moment”!)
  • Please Come Here (if you’d want the Prize Patrol to come to your door!)Well, I think I’ll turn it over to you now! What fun phrases can you come up with using the letters “PCH”? We can’t wait to read them!

    Peace, Cheer, Happiness!

    Debbie K.

    PCH Creative

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The PCH Giveback … It’s A Win-Win!

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Hello, everyone! As you’ve probably heard, the PCH Giveback is in full-swing again. This year, Publishers Clearing House is donating exclusively to a charity that’s been a long-time fan-favorite, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital®. And we pledge to donate $100,000 — that’s twice as much money as last year! But there’s more! YOU can help drive our guaranteed $100,000 donation up $50,000 more … all the way to $150,000 by doing something you love to do, earn tokens at PCH!

Here’s how it works: PCH will raise the donation to St. Jude for each fan that earns 10,000 or more daily tokens on our PCH sites. The more fans who score 10,000 tokens each day, the more money will be raised – up to $50,000. Get in on the action — it’s good for charity, and it could mean something good for you, too. After all, you can use all the tokens you earn at the Redemption Center to go for amazing prizes like cash, gift cards, electronics and more. That sounds like a win-win to me!

Ready to score some tokens? You should be! Before you start, visit the PCH fan page on Facebook and “Like” the page if you haven’t already. Follow these instructions to enter to win one of FIVE $1,000 prizes AND score a Token Bonus of up to 3,000 — which goes a long way towards your daily goal of 10,000 tokens!

1. Go to the PCH fan page on Facebook and click on The Giveback Tab under APPS.
2. This brings you to The Giveback page. Click CONTINUE.
3. Now you’ll reach the Official Online Entry Form. Click CONTINUE to enter to win one of FIVE $1,000 cash prizes.
4. Finally, you’ll reach the Thank You Page. Now click on each of the buttons for, PCHgames or PCHSearch&Win. You’ll score 1,000 bonus tokens for clicking on each button that will help you reach your daily goal of 10,000. That’s up to 3,000 tokens total – just please make sure you’re logged in first to get your bonus!

It’s so easy! Don’t you want PCH to donate an extra $50,000 to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital? Get involved and do your part! Repeat the steps above every day to get chances to win AND score up to 3,000 bonus tokens, then play at, PCHgames, PCHSearch&Win and PCHlotto to reach your daily 10,000 token goal!

Will all the PCH fans out there band together and score all the tokens needed to drive the PCH Giveback donation to St. Jude up to $150,000? I have a hunch that they will! Stay tuned and find out!

Friends, don’t forget to do your part! When we all work (and play) together, it really is a win-win!

Elaina R.
PCH Online Creative

P.S. Do you know how the Giveback first got started? Watch the video below from Danielle Lam to find out more!

At PCH, Winning Begins With a Giveaway Number!

The most exciting part of our business is being able to give away millions in prize money to folks like you who really want to win. We’re always getting questions about our giveaways, and one that seems to keep coming up is: What is a Giveaway number?

Well it’s pretty simple really.  Since PCH awards so many prizes, we need a way to keep track of them all.  So immediately after the Contest Department decides on a prize amount, they assign a giveaway number.  This number identifies the prizes for us and lets you keep track of them, too! Right now, there are dozens of sweepstakes promotions of various amounts being promoted by Publishers Clearing House and they each have their own unique Giveaway Number.  The numbers are assigned consecutively because that’s the easiest way to organize them for our database.

Where you can find the Giveaway number?

We never want good friends like you to be confused about what prizes you’re going for, so whenever you see a promotion from us with more than one prize featured, you’ll see the giveaway number close by.

Online, there are a number of different ways to check the giveaway number.  Often times, especially with our big multi-million dollar prizes, the giveaway number is right next to the prize amount.  For Instant Win, Scratch Off games and other Sweepstakes prizes, you can just click on the Official Rules or Sweepstakes Facts link to get all the information about the prizes you want to win.

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In the mail, the numbers appear in different places throughout the bulletin.  But they can usually be found on the letter within the bulletin or the official entry form.  Of course, complete details about any giveaway we promote can always be found in the sweepstakes facts booklet.

Can the same Giveaway number promote different prize amounts?

Yes, the same giveaway can promote different prize amounts.  At the outset of a giveaway, we plan the number of prizes and the value.  Some giveaways feature multiple prizes like 10 prizes at $100.00 or even 210 prizes at $1,000.00.  Others, like giveaway 4900, have a range, which lets us give you different winning options for the same giveaway — from $1,000,000.00 instantly and $10,000.00 A Week Life . . . to $5,000.00 A Week “Forever” and $7,000.00 A Week For Life. We keep track of what prizes were offered in each different promotion.  When a winner is selected, we will offer the prize promoted to the winning entry as set forth in the Official Rules.

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So now that you know what a giveaway number is, you can get back to the fun of trying to win.  And if you have any other questions about how our Sweepstakes work, please comment below and let us know.  We would love to hear from you.

All the best,

Matt L.

PCH Creative

Other blogs you may like:

How Does the PCH Sweepstakes Work?

 What is a Publishers Clearing House Giveaway Number?

 How is the PCH SuperPrize Winner Selected?

P.S. I know sometimes our PCHSearch&Win friends think that doing a search for the giveaway number is the secret to winning, but that’s just not the case.  It’s so much better to use Search&Win to search for things you need to know like today’s weather, a local restaurant menu, or what’s going on in town this weekend.  The real “secret” to maximizing your chances of winning is to enter as often as you can.  Remember, PCH is all about winning and offers so many great opportunities to cash in – from everyday instant wins to multi-million dollar SuperPrizes and so much more in between!

The Giveback Is Here And We Need Your Help To Donate To St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital®!

It’s our favorite time of year! At PCH, we love giving to charity and we especially love supporting our friends at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital®. Based off your blog comments, Facebook posts, and tweets, we can tell that you really love supporting St. Jude as well.

The past few years PCH has hosted a special charity event called The Giveback. Since we love St. Jude so much, and we know you do too, PCH is guaranteeing a donation to St. Jude for $100,000!!! That’s DOUBLE the donation from last year! Want to TRIPLE it? With your help, we will pledge up to another $50,000 to St. Jude!

You can help increase our donation to St. Jude just by playing the PCH games you love. For every 10,000 tokens or more you earn on, PCHgames, PCHSearch&Win, and PCHlotto, we will increase our donation to St. Jude, up to $50,000. Sounds like fun, right?!

Here’s how it works:

1. Visit The Giveback tab on our fan page on Facebook.


2. Enter for your chance to win one of five $1,000 prizes.


3. Click through to your favorite PCH properties to earn a token bonus and begin your goal of 10,000 tokens for the day!


4. Come back again the next day (and every day until November 4th!) to enter for another chance to win and earn another 10,000 tokens or more for St. Jude.

Want more information? Check out the video below to hear all the details about The Giveback from your favorite member of the Prize Patrol, Danielle Lam!

Well, what are you waiting for?! The Giveback is live RIGHT NOW so enter for your chance to win and start earning tokens for St. Jude!

Cara F.
Social Media Manager

P.S. Comment below if you’ve earned your 10,000 tokens today!

P.P.S. Why not share this blog to encourage your family and friends to get in on the giving?

Other blogs you may like:
What Charity Do YOU Want To Win The Big Check For $50,000.00?
The Give Back Is Back! Vote For Your Favorite Charity Now!
PCH Has Really Got Into The Give Back Spirit! Have YOU?

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