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Danielle Lam of the PCH Prize Patrol Tells You About Her Week!

Hey Dan-Yellers!

We always think it’s fun to find out some interesting facts about the Prize Patrol members — don’t you?! Especially when it’s about things they normally wouldn’t share with people unless someone asked! …So with that being said, Danielle Lam of the PCH Prize Patrol Elite had some time to sit down with me to answer a few fun questions about herself and her workweek. Take a look at her answers below!

Danielle Lam PCH Prize Patrol

I hope you enjoyed getting to know Danielle better! Do YOU have any other fun questions for Danielle? Comment below with YOUR questions!
Dillon H.
Promotion Development Department


Do you Tweet and follow PCH on Twitter? I just found out how!

Marybeth learns how to tweet

I admit it: until 24 hours ago, I knew nothing about Twitter… or even WHY I should know anything about Twitter.  But, after seeing “follow us on Twitter” practically everywhere, I figured I’d give it a try. Boy, am I glad I did!

I feel like I’ve entered a whole new universe of up-to-the-second information … with the latest on what interests ME – from local and world news to movies, travel, cooking, books, crafts, dachshunds (they’re so cute) – everything!

This is where I started out:

Twitter on the web

Signing up was cool … I just went to the Twitter.com sign-on page, created an account by answering a couple of questions … and I was IN!

PCH Twitter Sign Up Page

But what next, dear reader? There I was … a stranger on “Planet Twitter”!

After a couple of clicks, things started to get a WHOLE lot more interesting.  I clicked on #Discover at the top of my Twitter homepage …

PCH Twitter #Discover

… and WOW … got a whole selection of Tweets on great topics,  including Pope Francis’ visit to the Holy Land and CNN’s checklist for visiting all 50 states.

Everything’s “tweeted” in short (140 characters or less) info-packed messages for you to scan through –– or “crack open” for more in-depth details.

NOW I know that Twitter’s where you can find breaking news BEFORE it’s in the morning paper … or even on the evening news.

SeeWhatsHappeningonTwitter

Did you know that Twitter’s where the world first found out about Captain Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger’s emergency landing of Flight 1549 in the Hudson River … and that England’s royal couple, Kate and William, were “expecting”?

Click on “Popular Accounts,” and choose from an incredible selection of hot-off-the-Web Tweets on Sports, Health, Family, Entertainment …  holy smokes – over 2,000 topics when I stopped counting

Twitter Popular Accounts

And Twitter is ALSO a great way to connect with people in your community … and way beyond. Make new friends who are “into” what you are … or reach out to explore totally new experiences.

And speaking of friends, your pals at Publishers Clearing House, would LOVE for you to “tweet” with us! So come visit us at our PCH Twitter pages for the latest scoops on all our winning ways!

@PCHdotcom

@PCHLotto

@PCHDanielle

@PCHSearchandWin

@PCHgames

Hey … I’m still a new kid on the Twitter block … but now I know what all the buzz is about! So, in case you haven’t already signed on, come experience “The Joys of Tweeting” for yourself. Take it from an ex-bird brain … you’ll be glad you did!

See you at Twitter, guys!

Marybeth H.
PCH Creative


THE GREATEST SHOW ON EARTH?

The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus has long been billed as “The Greatest Show on Earth.” I for one remember as a kid seeing it at Madison Square Garden in New York and thinking that it surely was. I’ll never forget the thrills, the chills, the unbelievable feats of daring, the wide-eyed audience taking in the fantastic spectacle.

In the last 25 years, however, I’ve seen another “show” repeated many times that also leaves spectators breathless. For the person in the middle of this three ring circus it is “the greatest show ever.” I’m talking about the Publishers Clearing House Sweepstakes “winning moment” – when the Prize Patrol shows up with roses, balloons and the Big Check. For the winner it’s a thrilling, unforgettable experience. It can be chilling – with the winner unable to stop shaking. The mouth can fall open, unable to utter anything except maybe “OMG. This is unbelievable!” People standing nearby and witnessing the event are amazed and exclaim “I’ve seen this on TV but I never thought I’d see it live and in-person, here!”

The truly remarkable difference between the world-famous circus and the PCH “show” is that one has been staged and rehearsed for years and years while the “winning moment” is totally unrehearsed, unstaged and spontaneous.

Some winners tell us they wish we had told them that the Prize Patrol was coming so they could be well-dressed and prepared to say something intelligent for our video camera and the local news reporters on the scene. But that would ruin the surprise! And believe me, you would not enjoy seeing our TV commercials if our winners stood in the doorway all made-up, coiffed and reciting well-rehearsed lines.

It’s true that by not tipping-off the winners in advance we risk arriving and finding no one home. That’s OK; we are up to the challenge and will make sure that the Big Check finds the rightful recipient.

How about you? Would you like to have a “winning moment” performed on your doorstep? Then don’t delay! Enter the Publishers Clearing House Sweepstakes — today and every day, and the Prize Patrol could surprise you with the greatest show of your life!

Good luck.

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Dave Sayer

Prize Patrol Ambassador


Do You Believe In Miracles? We’d Love To Know!

Hi there faithful blog readers. When the Prize Patrol surprises big winners with a knock on the door and a Big Check, they often hear words of shock and amazement, like “I can’t believe it” and “Is this for real?” There are tears of joy and then profound thanks that it couldn’t have come at a better time. In fact, sometimes we hear the words: “It’s a miracle”!

If you won, would this be something you would say? Do you believe in miracles? From the comments we see coming in from our readers, it looks like many of you out there really do believe that there’s a “higher force” out there watching over us, guiding us and protecting us, even when we think things look hopeless.

In fact, our most recent big SuperPrize winner, Penny Pompa of Monroe, CT, actually did say “This is truly a miracle”  after she was handed the “Big Check” for $1 Million.  She had been praying just that morning for help because she was losing her house.

Do you believe in miracles

Have You Had A Miracle In Your Life Lately?

Sometimes we might feel that God is watching over us … and sometimes it feels like a departed loved one may be guiding us … or even a guardian angel.  It’s hard to explain the feeling, but when it happens, you just know that something just touched your life from “beyond” to help you along and shape your destiny in either a small way or a very deep and lasting way.

I asked around the PCH office to see if any staff members had experienced a “little miracle” lately and here’s what they had to say:

Debbie K. from Creative recalls:

“A few years ago my house was robbed. All my jewelry was stolen. But when I looked at my ransacked drawers and jewelry boxes, my very favorite religious necklace was left on the carpet. I feel that it was definitely a sign that someone above was watching after me.”

Now that would have sent chills down my spine!

Here’s another inspiring story, this one from Mary Beth H:

“I’ll never forget cycling in Ireland, veering the wrong way and seeing myself pitch forward over the handlebars, thinking, ‘Wow, this could be very bad’. I landed full on my head. Even though I was wearing a helmet, it was miraculous that I escaped serious injury. I just sat on the side of the country road afterward, crying and thanking God and my guardian angel.” I’m sure a lot of us can relate to that!

And Emmi H. had this to share:

“I often drive to the dock with my elderly dad to gaze at the sea and listen to soft music on the car radio. One grey October afternoon, when it was time to go home, the car wouldn’t start. No one was around. The town was too far to walk to, especially with my dad. And it was getting cold. Suddenly, and literally out of the blue, a lone fisherman appeared in a rowboat, headed toward the dock. He came out of the water directly in front of our car and I explained my problem. He said his truck was parked nearby, and with his cables, my car engine started humming. He was more than a hero. I truly believe he was there to help us that day. And that is a miracle.” Talk about good timing!

I hope you enjoyed reading these touching stories from the staff here at PCH. We would love to hear about your own inspiring stories! So tell us – do you believe in miracles? Comment below!

Jane M.

PCH Creative

P.S. Don’t forget to enter to win The “Dream Life” Prize — $2 Million immediately PLUS $10,000 A Month for Life PLUS a brand new Lincoln MKZ worth over $37,000! As SuperPrize winner Penny Pompa and the staff at PCH have discovered, miracles CAN happen. So keep on entering every chance you get  and you could “Win It All” on June 30th as part of our Special Early Look Event!

 

Other blogs you may like:

Keep the Faith in Sweepstakes from Publishers Clearing House

The PCH “Reflections” Video – What The Dream Life Could Be


How Can I Find More Of The Merchandise PCH Sells?

If you’re a regular reader of the PCH blog, you’ve probably seen reviews of some of the amazing products available at Publishers Clearing House. But, have you ever wondered: How can I find more of the merchandise that PCH sells? Well, I can point you in the right direction.

But first, I’m going to take you on a little walk down PCH memory lane to 1953 when Harold and LuEsther Mertz started Publishers Clearing House by featuring deeply discounted magazine offers, eventually becoming a household name.  Then in 1985, the company expanded their offerings by adding a wide variety of merchandise to the mix. And what a wonderful selection of items PCH carries!  Some of our most popular merchandise categories are horticulture, kitchen items, books and those amazing  “As Seen On TV” products!

Interested in finding more of the magazines and merchandise that PCH sells?

1. Go to PCH.com and click “Begin.”

Register at pch.com

2. If you don’t already have an account at PCH.com, fill out the subsequent registration form and make sure that the first box (circled below) is checked off before you hit continue. By doing this, you are agreeing to receive regular emails from PCH.com that include exciting chances to win our millionaire-making SuperPrize(R) and other smaller prizes.  (If you do already have an account at PCH.com, but you have never signed up for emails from PCH.com, continue down the path by clicking the continue button, and you should get a message asking if you want to sign up.)

Win It All

3. Within a few days, you’ll begin to receive emails from PCH containing amazing sweepstakes opportunities. These email notices can be accompanied by merchandise and magazine offers, and sometimes even amazing offers from our partners. But, please keep in mind that you NEVER need to purchase anything in order to enter to win. Entering the PCH sweepstakes is always free — and that’s the law!
But, back to our PCH merchandise!  Our buyers travel the world to select items they think our customers will enjoy — it’s a job they take very seriously. PCH products are selected with our customers in mind with special attention to quality, value and style.

PCH Kate Everett

I’ve tried a number of PCH products. Personally I think the kitchen gadgets are the best. What about you? Have you tried any of the PCH merchandise? If yes, let us know what you think!
All the best!

Elaina R.
PCH Online Creative


PCH Blog Shout-Outs to Two of Our Biggest PCH Fans!

We sure do love our fans!

One of the most fun things I get to do on my job is review the comments you all post on the PCH Blog,the PCHSearch&Win Blog and the PCHPlay&Win blog. Many of you give us such interesting stories – and I can always count on seeing so many of the same folks commenting every day when I read the blogs. Thank you so much for your support and enthusiasm!

So today, I thought I’d do a “shout out” to 2 fans whose names always appear in the comments section of the blogs: Natasha D. and Marianne C.

Fan Shout-Out

Natasha is one spirited lady! She always comments with a “Woo Hoo!” and it always makes me picture her with a BIG smile on her face. In fact, take a look at her photo … why, there it is!

Natasha PCH Fan

I contacted Natasha after reading her comments on our blog about “winning streaks.”. Natasha told us she DOES believe in winning streaks and that she is definitely “in it to win it.” A mother of 3 from Indiana, Natasha says she enters the PCH Sweeps every single day, on all sites including PCH Lotto, PCH Online Surveys, PCH Bingo, PCH Slots, and she’s been entering for 3 years! Like many of us, she thinks about winning all the time and would be “shocked, happy and nervous” if she met the Prize Patrol.

Natasha says, “If I won BIG I would pay my debts, bills and taxes, and get a new home for me and my family, and a car, of course. I would love to go back to school online and get my Associate’s Degree and start over with a fresh life.”

What’s her advice to our blog readers and fans? “Never give up on anything in life!”

I LOVE that!

Marianne also responded to our blog on “winning streaks.” Marianne makes Publishers Clearing House a part of her daily life! Years ago, she tells us, she entered the PCH sweeps through the mail, and since 2007 she has been entering all the PCH online sweepstakes.

Marianne PCH Fan

“I enter all the sweepstakes every day!” she tells us. I start out on Prize Central in the morning, go to PCH search & Win, PCH Frontpage and work my way to PCH.com and enter all the game plays all the way to PCH Games. Then at night, I enter PCH Twilight Lotto!!

Marianne felt like her “winning streak” began when she won $50.00 on PCHSearch&Win. She was so excited she almost couldn’t believe it. She then won another $25.00 on PCHSearch&Win! Her favorite prize, however, was the $5.00 Amazon Gift Card she won on Edwin’s Hatch & Win, with which she bought a gift for a relative. And … just recently, Marianne won $10.00 cash on PCHLotto and another $5.00 gift card from the Lucky Loot Wheel on the PCH Fan Page on Facebook.

“I’m in it to WIN BIG!” exclaims Marianne. “And one day I will!! When I see the Prize Patrol at my door I will sit down and cry!”

Marianne’s advice to our blog readers and fans: Don’t give up, keep positive thoughts!!  All it takes is to win is to enter and play for fun … plus it’s all free!!”

Our fans are super-positive, and they’re super-nice, too! I think that one of the nicest comments we’ve received lately was from our fan Dennis S., who enjoys being part of our blog community.

Dennis finds our fans’ comments on the PCH blog helpful through stressful days, and they help him with a positive outlook throughout the day. Although he believes that the money PCH gives away is worthwhile, he feels that our fans’ encouragement to never give up is even better. He wants everyone out there to “never quit believing,” and as he says, the Prize Patrol van is “always around the corner.”

I couldn’t have said it better.

Keep commenting, dear fans and friends, and who knows, we could feature YOU in a PCH Blog “Shout-Out” next!

Debbie K.

PCH Creative

P.S. Does reading other fans’ blog comments inspire you? Comment below!


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