Magazine Values at Publishers Clearing House

Magazine values, such as reading well-written, in-depth exploration of topics, can’t be equaled on-screen or online.

Promotions of magazine values abound here at Publishers Clearing House, but have you ever thought about the real value of magazines?

The other morning when I sat down with my bowl of steel cut oatmeal, sliced over-ripe banana and mug of freshly brewed French roast coffee, instead flipping on CNN for the latest headline news I flipped open a magazine. Piled atop a heap of mail on the kitchen counter, its red-framed cover with a black and white silhouette of a pregnant woman and a headline touting the first nine months’ influence on one’s eventual adult health caught my eye. Relishing in the nostalgic silence of an announcer-free breakfast, I embarked on my mission to speed-read the featured story, not really thinking about magazine values or any other values for that matter.

En route to destination page 51, I paused to read a thought-provoking article on the meaning of free speech under the First Amendment. Next, I shuddered through must-know facts about the recent bed bug epidemic. Shaking off that crawly feeling, I started turning again, only to encounter another “deep dive” detour at a report about the inspiring efforts of a female oceanographer to protect diverse undersea species and their ocean habitat.

Page after page of well-written articles about super-interesting topics, and I hadn’t even made it to the feature story yet! Upon arrival, page 51 didn’t disappoint, either. I was genuinely impressed by the amount of value in this magazine. I hadn’t read an issue of TIME magazine cover to cover in quite a while but right then and there I decided to get back in touch with my values.

The ever-present stream of news and information on television and online has many benefits, and I’m a big proponent of the easy access! On the other hand, the pure joy of reading well-written, in-depth exploration of topics like those found in this magazine is one of the magazine values that can’t be equaled on-screen. It’s a different kind of entertainment – probably stimulates a different part of the brain – maybe there’ll be an article about this in the next issue of TIME magazine.

Of course, if you’re looking to explore the entertainment value of magazines and other magazine values, there’s no place better known for magazine values than Publishers Clearing House. Why not try out a magazine subscription at pch.com?

Happy reading!

Deborah Holland

Executive Vice President

PCH Publishers Clearing House

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  1. I’ve tried several times over the last half hour to figure out how to order magazines through the pch website—every page I try prompts me to sign up for sweepstakes or intrusive pop ups want me to apply for instant wins. The popups won’t let me close them, and the sweepstakes entry won’t let me last it, either, without filling it out.. Sheesh–all I wanted was to order some magazine subscriptions. What a waste of time. I see other comments here from frustrated users, too. I’ll order magazines from somewhere else and caution others I know not to buy anything through pch. I strongly suggest you allow people to bypass the entries to win stuff so that people who want to pay you money to subscribe to magazines can actually do that.

    1. Trying to Order Magazine(s), Impossible to do. I see others having same problem. Painfull the amount of time, They need to Address this, they could sell Millions More. Last hour couldn’t order, hit the tabs, Googled PCH and Magazines, none of those links worked?

  2. I am extremely frustrated with your site. I simply want to order National Geographic magazine but am unable to locate any magazines.

  3. So this is just something you do not care to address! I googled how to go through the magazines, “go to pch.com and click the magazine link at the bottom. THERE IS NO LINK. Your comments on here are the same or make a call. Why can’t we just browse through your selections?