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What Superstitions Do You Believe In?

Do you believe in superstitions

With Halloween right around the corner, now’s the time of year when things start to get extra spooooky! We let our minds creep up on the nasty things that might rob us of our luck! Of course no one wants that to happen to them, right? We need all the luck we can get!

And yet, something still makes us think about all of the unlucky things that can trip us up…and sometimes we believe in things like that! For example, are you afraid of letting a black cat cross your path? Or maybe you’re nervous about breaking a mirror? It could be that you’re more afraid of bad luck than cleaning up broken reflective pieces of glass!

One thing’s for sure, superstitions go back hundreds of years. For example, black cats were thought to be the friends of witches, so to have one cross your path meant that there was a witch was watching you nearby!  And did you know that the horseshoe became a symbol of good luck based upon the ancient Greek’s belief that the crescent moon symbolized good fortune?

So many superstitions we have today are based on history, but you have to wonder if there is some sort of truth to it all, right?

At PCHgames, a lot of your success is based on your knowledge of the game or strategies that you figure out. But, as in every game, there is also an element of luck that is a part of it too! After all, what determines which cards you get in Tri-Peaks Solitaire? Or which gems come out next in Monkey Gems?  The easy answer is “the computer,” but could it also be fate that’s behind the scenes as well?

Do you have any lucky mementos near your computer when you’re playing PCHgames? Some people carry lucky charms with them to sporting events in real life. For example, you’ll see professional baseball players wearing special medallions or you might see other people with trinkets or statues that mean something to them. Still other folks may have a special article of clothing that they think brings them luck! But if they’re wearing lucky socks, I hope they remember to wash them!

Tell us below, what are your lucky charms? Do you believe in superstitions? Do you have routines or rituals that you think have special meaning or significance?

-Matt K
PCH Creative

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P.S. Very soon, the Prize Patrol will be on the road delivering the Halloween SPOOKTACULAR online exclusive prize! Why, you can even go to Danielle Lam’s PCH Prize Patrol Fan Page on Facebook and follow the clues …but keep your lucky charm handy. You never know if your entry will be the one that is selected!


How to earn 10,000 tokens a day for The Giveback!

You can help PCH donate up to an extra $50,000 in The Giveback
by earning 10,000 tokens a day!

Greetings, gamers!
At PCH, we love giving to charity as much as we love giving away prizes!
And that’s why The Giveback is back!

Giveback

The Giveback – which Publishers Clearing House launched on October 21st – is a way for YOU to make a difference for those in need without spending any money! It’s a way to celebrate the giving spirit of the holiday season by helping others.

The Giveback is a charitable event hosted on our fan page on Facebook. Last year we chose three charities and asked you, our fans, to vote for your favorite. The top charity you voted for received $50,000, the second charity received $35,000 and the final charity received $25,000.

Year after year, the overwhelming majority of your votes have gone to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital®. And since you feel so passionate about St. Jude® and its lifesaving work – just like we do here at PCH – we decided to devote The Giveback this year entirely to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital®! What’s more, we’re also DOUBLING our donation from last year. Instead of $50,000, we are guaranteeing a donation of $100,000!!! All I can say is “WOW!”

Now here’s where you – and your tokens – come into the picture …

With your help, PCH can raise this $100,000 donation to a $150,000 donation! Every day during The Giveback that you earn 10,000 tokens or more on PCHgames, PCHSearch&Win, PCH.com and more, we will increase our donation to St. Jude®, up to $50,000!

Yes, you heard right! For every fan who earns 10,000 tokens or more in a day at one of these sites, the donation we make to St. Jude® will grow!

So, how can you earn 10,000 tokens a day? It’s so easy! Here are just a few …

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  • Earn tokens at PCHSearch&Win: We all use search engines every day whether it’s to look up directions, a recipe, the weather, etc. Why not use your searches to help you earn tokens? That’s what your first search of the day after logging in at PCHSearch&Win does! Search for absolutely anything and you will receive a token bonus. Plus, did you know that when you search with PCHSearch&Win on your birthday or on your anniversary with PCH, you’ll receive a special token reward?

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  • Earn tokens at PCH.com: You can score tons of tokens by playing to unlock the Token Vault – simply complete all 10 games on the pch.com homepage and unlock these bonus games! Or, sign up to be a PCHSuperFan on our Fan Page on Facebook and you can play 5 exclusive scratch cards at PCH.com that could award you tokens and other prizes. Or here’s another way to get more tokens – hit the winner’s tab on PCH.com and watch our exciting “Winning Moments” videos. Every time you watch these winner videos, you are awarded tokens. Come back once a day to watch your faves and score tokens!

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  • Every device makes it extra nice to earn tokens!: Did you know you can play all our games and enter all our sweepstakes at pch.comPCHgames and PCHSearch&Win from each of your devices every day? If you have played it all on your desktop, you can play everything again on your mobile device and tablet! Three devices means three times the chances to score tokens.

Earn tokens on mobile device

  • Play PCHlotto for FREE!: Don’t forget to earn tokens at the new PCHlotto! It’s a sight-and-sound experience not to be missed!

Well, what are you waiting for?! With so many ways to earn tokens every day, why not start right now earning some tokens on behalf of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital®?

Do it now! And let us know how it goes – comment below!

Have fun!

Debbie K.
PCH Creative


What Can You Do with PCH Tokens?

Don’t you love playing games? If you’re reading this blog, there’s a good chance you’re a big fan of the exciting games from the PCHPlay&Win family of sites. In fact, it is so easy to get caught up in the thrill of the games and all of the instant win opportunities that you nearly forget you have all of these awesome PCH tokens pilling up in your account!

Sooner or later you have to ask yourself, what am I going to do with all of these tokens?

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So, what can you do with PCH tokens?

Well for starters, PCH Tokens are a virtual currency used at many of the Publishers Clearing House sites. They don’t have a real world monetary value, so you can’t use them to purchase products. But they can be used to go for huge, exciting prizes at the PCH Redemption Center! At PCHgames, you can score tokens by playing our token games like 52 Card Pick Up, Black Jack, Crossword and more. And, if you check the Events tab at PCHgames, you’ll discover that on certain days, you can score even more tokens with a token multiplier or log in bonus!

And guess what, you DON’T have to write down your token amount when you earn them. We’ll keep track of it for you!  All you have to do to check your token stash is to look in the upper right hand corner of your screen. You’ll see your current total listed there for your convenience!

Once you have your token amount handy, there’s plenty of ways you can put them to good use!  In fact, we’ve made it so simple by creating a one-stop-shop for all of the ways you can spend your hard earned tokens on things you can get excited about!

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Your next stop is the PCH Redemption Center! The Redemption Center is where you can redeem your tokens. Your tokens can be redeemed for chances to win amazing prizes like cash, electronics, gift cards and more. Different prize opportunities have different token values — you can even try to get more tokens! All the prizes featured at the Redemption Center are guaranteed to be given away in daily drawings.

All you need to do is find something you want …then click it to enter! And if you you’ve used all your tokens, you can go play some games to earn more!

It really is that simple!  So what are you waiting for? Don’t let your tokens collect virtual dust in your account. They don’t do you any good just sitting there! Go out and “spend” them on these fantastic winning opportunities!

Matt K.

PCH Creative

P.S. – If tokens were real coins, where would you put them in your home? In a piggy bank? In a special safe?  Tell us in the comments below!


How to Improve Your Score at PCHGames Token Games

Hey there, PCHgamers! Have you ever wondered how to improve your score at the PCHgames token games? Well, then this blog is just for you! I’ll be providing lots of Hints, Tricks & Tips for all our Trivia and Word games. So put on those thinking caps – and get ready to score some major tokens!

TRIVIA GAMES

Prize Patrol

Prize Patrol

  • The “PCH Tunnel” doesn’t count as a space – but it does show you that you’re halfway through the board!
  • The van will continue to use up gas, even when you’re answering questions. While there’s no timer on each question, you do want to answer quickly in order to have enough gas to get to the end of the road!

Choose a category

  • Prize Patrol, Pyramid Trivia, and Trivia Rush all use the ‘Choose a Category’ menu before the game starts. Although you may be tempted to pick the same topics over and over again, why not try something new? You may surprise yourself at what you know (or how well you guess) at a different topic!

Pyramid Trivia

Pyramid Trivia

  • Speed is key! Try to read the question as quickly as possible. If you can, try to even think of the correct answer before the choices appear. The faster you make your selection, the more points you get to keep.
  • The number of incorrect guesses are not per game, but per row. If you’re a little brave, go ahead and take a few guesses (2-3) in each row as quickly as you can – without even reading all of the answers. If you’re wrong, you only exhaust one guess, but if you’re right, you can score the maximum amount of points! Since you can’t use the guesses after you’ve left the row, why not give it a shot?
  • With the final question, you only get one chance to answer it correctly. It’s better to take a few extra seconds and get it right, instead of rushing a guess and not scoring any points.

Star Quiz

Star Quiz

  • You will need to bump up your bet several times during the course of the game. If you keep your increments small, you won’t be able to bring in the most tokens.
  • The timer here doesn’t affect how many tokens you earn. You still need to answer the question, but you shouldn’t feel rushed to answer right away.
  • By answering 3 questions correctly in a row in a category, you will enter “Master Mode”. This mode contains 5 questions focused in that category at the hardest level. With the Master Mode, each correct answer is worth 3 times your bet. Additionally, the Master Mode is a great place to rack up on extra WINNER letters.

Star Quiz Token Game

Star Quiz Token Games

Token Game Star Quiz

  • Blitz Mode is very similar. It contains up to 5 questions in rapid succession, each with a progressive payout. These questions can be from any category, so be on your toes. Be careful with these! Answering one question incorrectly will end the Blitz Mode.

PCH Star Quiz

  • Collect all of the correct letters to spell out WINNER and you will be able to earn some bonus points! The WINNER wheel isn’t a random spin wheel. You’re able to decide when to stop spinning. With some practice, you may be able to get it to land where you’d like!

Trivia Rush

Trivia Rush

  • Read all of the answers. Picking the first one to jump at you after that may lead to a right answer!
  • Like many multiple choice questions, any numerical answer is most likely NOT the highest or lowest number.
  • The rounds of this game are very short. Don’t be discouraged! A new chance to do well is always just a minute away!

WORD GAMES

Crossword

Crossword

  • The game will default to only saving your correct letters. Even if you only can get a couple correct, it may help you solve a different word.
  • When you begin the game, don’t struggle to answer any single question for too long. Make two or three guesses, and then move on. Any correct answers you get will help you to fill in the rest of the blanks later on.
  • Use the tab key to move from one word to the next. Use the spacebar to switch between moving across and down.

Hangman

Hangman

  • ‘E’, ‘S’, and ‘R’ are among the most common letters in the English language. Don’t miss out on guessing them!
  • Every word needs vowels. These 6 letters also carry a high guess value.
  • Did you know you can use your keyboard instead of clicking on the letters?

Spellbound

Spellbound

  • Extensions of words are still words. If you can make a word plural or add any other prefix or suffix, they’ll count as new words!
  • They keyboard can be used for more than just typing letters. The backspace and enter keys will work in-game.

Spliterature

Spliterature

  • Start by clicking the very first letter. It must be the first letter in one of the two words you will be building.
  • Feel free to take a breather between rounds. The timer won’t count down until you click “OK” and begin with 2 new words.
  • As soon as your 1st word is built, hit that “ENTER” button! Any remaining letters will be added to the second word. This is the quickest way to snag that time bonus!

Word Search

Word Search

  • This game doesn’t include diagonal words. Only look for words in columns and rows, forward and backwards.
  • A good hint for all word games is to read the whole search list before you start looking for words. If you know in advance what words are in the puzzle, the more likely they’ll jump out at you!

Word Search 2

Word Search 2

  • You will earn more Hints as you continue to play. Try to hold off using the hints unless you’re really stuck and won’t finish the level.
  • A general hint for all word search games is to look for double letters. If your word is “door” for example, scan the play area for two ‘O’s next to each other. Looking for a pair of matching letters will more likely catch your eye.
  • After grabbing the first letter of a word, I usually don’t look at the puzzle anymore. Instead, I watch as the word lights up letter by letter. It’s much faster to see when you’ve circled the whole world this way. (Otherwise, your brain may want to spellcheck the word before you release your mouse button!)

Feeling smarter already? I bet! These tips, tricks and hints will certainly help you improve your score and earn lots of tokens! Plus, they’re sure to give you a mental workout! Do you have a favorite tip for working through these token games? We’d love to read it in the comments below!

Good luck, and happy gaming!

-Greg L.
Game Designer

P.S. Don’t forget to check out the Instant Win Games, too! Games like Word Roundup Frenzy, Universal Crossword, and Word Roundup Challenge are more great ways to try out these tips, AND get a daily chance to win up to $250!!!


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