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“Where in the world is Matt Lauer” was a long-running feature on NBC’s “Today Show” when he’d fly around the world to secret locations and keep viewers guessing.  Nowadays PCH fans on Facebook get to play “Where in the world is Dave Sayer?” (or some other Prize Patrol’er) as they try to figure out where we will surprise our next sweepstakes winner.

We send photo hints of our whereabouts from our smartphones to PCH headquarters for posting on the PCH Blog and the Danielle Lam PCH Fan Page on Facebook.  It’s not only fun for our fans to play along, but the shots help us remember where we are.  You see, when we have multiple Prize Patrol deliveries to make in the course of one trip, I sometimes have trouble remembering where I am. “Is this Atlanta?  Was I at home this morning? or was that yesterday?  Was I in St. Louis last night or was that Chicago?  Wait … here I am in Denver airport.  Whoops … this is Phoenix.”  After a while all the airport concourses, hotels, restaurants and shopping malls look alike.  It’s good to be in a place like Santa Fe with its distinctive architecture, or in New Orleans with its unusual food, or Florida with its palm trees so we can orient ourselves.

I don’t mean to sound blasé about traveling or put down places that are just wonderfully American.  We Prize Patrol’ers love flying all over the USA and presenting roses, balloons and – tah dah – Big Checks to winners of the Publishers Clearing House Sweepstakes!  Every “winning moment” is special no matter where it is – and as memorable for us as it is for the winner.

I’m sure you’ve seen many, many of our surprise visits on TV, and you may be thinking “Enough of those other places!  I want the Prize Patrol to come to MY town and knock on MY door!”

Well, you never know!  You could be next – and soon too, since we’ll be hitting the road again next Monday, June 30th!  With some luck, you won’t be saying “Where in the world is the Prize Patrol?” but “WELCOME Prize Patrol!  I’m mighty glad you’re HERE!”


Dave Sayer                                                                                                                         Prize Patrol Ambassador

P.S. Comment below and tell us what state YOU would like the Prize Patrol to deliver the next Big Check to!

What Do You Want To See In A Behind The Scenes Prize Patrol Video?

PCH Danielle Lam and Howie

Hi everyone, it’s me Danielle with the PCH Prize Patrol Elite team. As you know the next big PCH SuperPrize event is coming up – the highly anticipated Dream Life Prize event.  In honor of this awesome prize event, we’ve got something new and exciting in store for you the fans, and I can’t wait to tell you about it!

So many of you comment on my Danielle Lam PCH Prize Patrol Fan Page on Facebook talking about how you like the new Howie Helps video series where Howie from PCH answers commonly asked fan questions. Well, we’re always trying to think of new ways to improve our videos and we’re going to take the Howie Helps video series to the NEXT LEVEL on June 30th!

Have you ever wondered what it’s like behind the scenes as the Prize Patrol gets ready to award a PCH SuperPrize?  What do we do once the winner is selected? How is the Big Check made? What’s it like traveling to the winner with that Big Check? Do people recognize us on the road? Well, in our new video, Howie is going to bring you behind the scenes to answer ALL your questions! Isn’t that exciting?

I’ll be posting sneak peek video snippets on my Fan Page on Facebook and Twitter pages on June 30th and soon after we’ll be posting an extended, never before seen video!  So what do you think of this idea? Are you excited to see what it’s like from that moment we find out the winner until after we award the prize?

In order to make this the best video possible, I want YOUR help! Please, comment below and let us know what YOU want to see in the behind the scenes video. We’ll do our best to capture everything you ask for :)

Thanks for your help!

Danielle Lam
PCH Prize Patrol Elite

Other blogs you may like:
A Behind The Scenes Look At How Big Checks Are Made!

P.S. I can’t believe it, but our Dream Life Prize Event is almost here, and there are only 5 DAYS LEFT TO ENTER! Don’t wait a second longer! Enter NOW!


Is It True That Someone With My Initials Will Win?

YES, it’s true!  Someone with YOUR set of initials will definitely win a cool cash prize!

Is it true someone with my initials will win

The PCH Video Group recently put together a video to explain this contest. Watch it now!

As Howie explained, we call it our “Initials Giveaway,” where prizes of $100 are awarded randomly from all 676 unique two-letter combinations of the alphabet.

Let’s see …  676 two-letter combinations multiplied by $100 adds up to a whole lot of cash – yep, $67,600 – that we’re definitely giving away!

So whether your name is John Doe (J.D.), Valmont Questar (V.Q.), Inez Carstairs (I.C.) or Korinna Irrawaddy (K.I.) – someone with YOUR initials is going to become a winner!

Don’t let some other guy with your initials get that
$100 cash – enter our Initials Giveway whenever you get the chance!

Could you do your friends here at PCH a favor? Could you let us know whether I’ve answered any questions you may have had about our Initials Giveaway? Please post an answer in the Add your Comments: section below.

Don’t miss out on all our other amazing Giveaways, too!

Go for ALL our exciting prize opportunities – including our tremendous Sweepstakes (see my “P.S.” below) – every chance you get! Respond to our mailed Bulletins and to our online “prize ops” at, PCHSearch&Win, PCHgames and PCHLotto.

Good luck!

PCH Creative

P.S.  ALERT! ALERT! ALERT! There are only 8 days left to enter to win our amazing Dream Life Prize event!

Be sure to activate an entry each and every day through Monday, June 23rd.


Publishers Clearing House: 2014 Online Trust Alliance Honor Roll Recipient!


For the fifth year in a row, Publishers Clearing House has been recognized by the Online Trust Alliance (OTA)  for best practices in brand, privacy, security, and consumer protection. We are very proud to be distinguished in the OTA’s Honor Roll and among only a handful of leaders who supported and developed key technologies to protect our consumers.

Sal Tripi, our AVP of Digitial Operations and Compliance said: “Publishers Clearing House is proud to be part of OTA and even more proud to be the recipient of the 2014 Honor Roll. Maintaining consumer trust is critical to our continued success. As a major online brand, we understand the role and responsibility we have to our members, as well as the online marketing place. We would like to thank OTA for their leadership in this area.  Each year OTA raises the bar for inclusion in the Honor Roll. Their commitment to providing prescriptive and actionable advice to members has shown not only do they talk the talk, but they are willing to walk the walk with each of their members.”

Being an Honor Roll recipient really demonstrates our ongoing commitment to the safety of our fans. Our number one priority, 365 days a year, is your internet safety, and we work hard to ensure that your information is always secure. Whether you’re submitting a Sweepstakes entry at, searching on PCHSearch&Win or playing a game at PCHgames, we want you to know that you can trust interacting with us.

“In an effort to ensure that our loyal members are visiting safe and secure sites across the PCH network, our technology and compliance teams are constantly working to implement the important guidelines that the OTA has developed and is continually revising,” said Sal Tripi. “We are committed to the OTA and distinguishing our network as one of the most secure and compliant online.”

As Sal said, you can rest assured that Publishers Clearing House will continue to take on a leadership role in this area and encourage others in the industry to do the same. We want you to feel more confident every time you surf the web, and are doing everything we can to make sure that happens.

Once again, Publishers Clearing House is proud to be a part of OTA and very honored to be a recipient of the 2014 Honor Roll for the fifth year in a row!

Andre H.
PCH Social Media Team

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Publishers Clearing House Makes The Online Trust Alliance Honor Roll!

Publishers Clearing House Practicing Cyber Security All Year Long



Tell Us, What’s Your Favorite Part of the Dream Life Prize?

Win It All

Let’s face it. We all have dreams. They inspire us to work hard toward achieving a better life, for ourselves and those we love. Sometimes using our imagination to think of a brighter future can help renew our hope and faith and keep us going.

Well, our fans now have something really big to imagine — winning an incredible prize that combines the best of both worlds into one. We’re ready to award both a lump sum payment upfront AND the financial security of a lifetime prize in our Special Early Look Event on June 30th! Yes, you could truly WIN IT ALL!

Of course I’m talking about our exciting Dream Life Prize, a prize that includes all the ingredients for the life of your dreams.

First of all, you could win $2 Million Dollars immediately to do whatever you want.

Imagine all of the possibilities that would open up for you should you be given the financial freedom to finally get out from under debt … travel the world … buy a new home … pay off medical bills … donate to your favorite charity … the list goes on!

Second, as a lucky Dream Life winner you would also receive $10,000 A Month For Life! Can you imagine a monthly check for $10,000 coming into your bank account —for as long as you live! And you wouldn’t need to lift a finger! An automatic cash windfall month after month for as long as you live. Think of what it could do for you and your family. Or the good you could do for others less fortunate!

Dream Life Prize

Third, you could then enjoy your newfound fortune in a brand new Lincoln MKZ, valued at $37,085.00! After all, who wouldn’t want to drive in the lap of luxury all the way to the bank?

New Lincoln MKZ

So which part of this awesome prize would YOU want to win the most? Let us know in the comments section below. But remember: the best part of the Dream Life prize is that you don’t have to choose. Our Dream Life Prize Special Early Look Event will be here in just a few short weeks and you could “WIN IT ALL” on June 30th. So be sure to enter every chance you get!

Best of luck to you all!

Jane M.
Creative Dept.

P.S. You can’t miss today’s Play&Win blog! For the first time EVER, we’re doing a PCHlotto Fan Appreciation contest. All you have to do to enter is comment on the blog. It’s so easy – and the prize is just AWESOME! Check it out now!

PCH Big Check Is Better Than Chocolate For Hershey, PA Winner!

Publishers Clearing House $10,000 Prize Patrol Party Prize goes to Hershey, Pennsylvania man!

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Hershey, Pennsylvania doesn’t just have the famous Hershey Theme Park, it now also has a lucky Publishers Clearing House WINNER! The Prize Patrol was in Hershey this Tuesday to award Nelson N. with the $10,000 Prize Patrol Party Prize!

The Prize Patrol went on an adventurous road trip from our headquarters in Port Washington, New York to Pennsylvania with great anticipation of meeting and surprising Mr. Nelson N. Once we arrived at Maria’s Flower Shop, which was a few minutes from Nelson’s house, we grabbed the balloons and roses and set off to surprise him. With some local media in tow, we knew this was going to be a good award with lots of attention! We received enthusiastic honks and waves from neighbors and locals who saw our Prize Patrol van driving through town on our way to award the winner. The buildup was getting bigger and bigger!

It was finally the moment of truth when we arrived at Nelson’s front door. We knocked for about 5 minutes, and it seemed as though no one was home. Danielle decided it was time to ask a neighbor if they knew where we could find Nelson! That’s when we saw a lovely woman dressed in gardening gear come to the front of the house from Nelson’s backyard! Relieved, the Prize Patrol asked, “Hi! Are you Nelson’s wife? Do you know who we are?!” Practically speechless, Mary said YES! We told her to go get Nelson and tell him there was a “package waiting for him!” With great excitement, Mary ran to the backyard and grabbed Nelson.

Soon enough, Nelson came to the front of his house where we were all standing there waiting for him with the PCH BIG CHECK. Dirtied with motor oil and soot from working on his car, Nelson stood shocked while staring at the back of the BIG CHECK.  When we finally revealed the check was in HIS name for $10,000, Nelson nearly fell backwards! He was blissfully befuddled that HE of all people had won $10,000 from the PCH Sweepstakes. Nelson and Mary kept looking at each other, both in complete shock and awe of this amazing moment!

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Nelson told us he was a retired engineer who works on vintage cars in his spare time. He said he uses PCHSearch&Win everyday to look for car parts he needs, while also getting his entry into the sweepstakes! When asked what he would do with his winnings, Nelson simply answered, “pay some bills!” GOOD ANSWER!

We also asked Nelson and Mary if they had any kids, and in response, Nelson replied, “No kids, just a Cocker Spaniel! I’ll be able to buy a lot of dog treats with this money!”

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Nelson and Mary gave us a good laugh. They were such a genuine couple who deserved this amazing surprise! We’re so happy for them, and hope they enjoy their winnings as much as we enjoyed giving it to them! This winning moment was one truly sweeter than Hershey’s chocolate!

For more details about Nelson’s happy winning moment, check out the news article.

And to all you PCH fans, remember to enter each and every day…who knows, it could be YOUR winning moment next!

Dillon H.

Promotion Development Department

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