“Winning” Tips from a Real Winner

Natalie Bostelman

Hello everyone! It’s Natalie Bostelman, your friendly, neighborhood Goodwill Ambassador checking in! We’re getting close to the next big PCH prize event. I am sure everyone is gearing up for the end of August.

A few days ago, I reflected upon my own win in August of 2008. What was on my side to get the Prize Patrol to knock on my door and make me a real winner? What “winning” tips could I share with you? With a bit of thought, I figured out that it was the two “P”s. Granted, Publishers Clearing House winners are always chosen at random, but I cannot help but believe that the two “P”s put me on a path to winning. So…what are the two “P”s?

BE PERSISTENT

I first started entering the Publishers Clearing House Sweepstakes upon entering college. I entered fairly consistently for the first few months. However, due to my heavy course load, working part time and writing for my University’s Student Newspaper, entering took a back seat.  I was entering very sporadically.

Almost 10 years later, I noticed that PCH had gone online. I started making entering at pch.com a habit as soon as I logged in to my computer. Yes, I was definitely entering more. And then one day before I knew it, I became a real winner!

So PCH fans: be persistent! Enter to win the PCH Sweepstakes every single day. And don’t just enter at pch.com. You can enter at PCHSearch and PCHLotto, too! You know what they say: you have to be in it to win it!

BE POSITIVE

I can’t tell you how many times I hear these statements over and over.

“I’ll never win.”
“No one ever wins.”
“Only old people win.”
“This is stressful!”
“Why bother?”
“It’s all set up ahead of time. They pick who they want to win.”

Negative, negative, negative! I am a pretty optimistic person. When I started entering more frequently, I did it with more of a positive spin. During my breaks at work, I would think of how a large windfall would help me. I’d think small. “I’ll only have to work one job!” I’d think medium. “I’ll wipe away our debt!” I’d think large. “We’ll build our dream home!” I’d think practical. “I’ll be able to donate to charities.” I’d think fun. “I’ll buy a backwards-compatible Playstation3!” (OK, that’s practical AND fun! Hehe!)

Having a little plan in the back of my head kept me going, even during the rough days at work. It was a nice little escape.

Whatever you do, make sure to stay positive and HAVE FUN. I cannot stress this enough! Talk with other fans on our Fan Page and follow clues from the road on Danielle Lam, Dave Sayer and Todd Sloane’s Fan Pages. And of course, don’t forget to friend me on Facebook and follow me on Twitter.

There’s ONLY 3 DAYS LEFT to enter for the August 31st prize event which means your 2 P’s are more important than ever! Remember my “winning” tips everyone: BE PERSISTENT AND STAY POSITIVE!

GOOD LUCK!

Natalie Bostelman
2008 SuperPrize Winner
PCH Goodwill Ambassador

P.S. The PCHGames Treasure Hunt Practice Rounds are on! Head over now to get in on the fun before the big tournament on Wednesday!

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  1. Yes I hope I won in Days from now to Win $5,000.00 to win for Life so could Paid off what I Owe and fixed Myself Teeth and My Husband Teeth and buy Land to build our 1st Home a Beautiful Love Cabinet Home a 4- Bedrooms and 3 1/2 Bathrooms 4- Car Garage and a Brand New Luxury RV Motorhome a Black & Silver and Brand New His & Her The News Dodge Durango in Black & Silver. Thank You. Mrs Grimes

  2. I have been playing consistantly since 1967…no door knocking have I heard. I play all the time. My bucket list is to win and share with lots of folk that would like to have a beautiful few days with their families. So many have never had that chance.

  3. I have 1055 Billion tokens that I have won on PCH. Why have I never won anything. Is it because I am disabled?
    I have emails from PCH looking into over 23 million that were taken from me. I was told it was sent to Home office and they would get back to me. That was over 1year ago April 22. I requested up date and they said they would contact me. Still nothing. Why the lies.

    1. Hi Gale! Thank you for contacting PCH. In order for us to assist you with your question we will need a bit more information. We kindly ask that you contact us by phone at your convenience. Our customer service representatives may be reached at http://bit.ly/ContactPCH between Monday through Friday, 8:30 AM to 11 PM & Saturday 8:30 AM to 5 PM Eastern Time. We look forward to hearing from you.

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  5. I CANT TRY ANY HARDER. I PLAY EVRY DAY . HAVE SINCE 2007. IT SEEMS LIKE IF IDOT BY SOMTHING I WILL NEVER HAVE A CHANCE TO WIN. I AM 82 YEARS OLD. I AM IN NEED OF A MIRACLE TO GET ON WITH MY LIFE. MINEN IS VERY TIGHT.I WONT TO HAVE A GOOD LIFE BEFOR I DIE.

  6. Hello Everyone at Pch I Denise M wants to win 15,000,000.00 num 19500 have a lovely Day everyone at Pch

    1. Hello Denise, I encourage you to keep entering for your chance at becoming one of our lucky winners. The best part about all of this is that it’s always free to enter and free to win. You never have to purchase anything as it will not increase a person’s odds. We want our sweepstakes to be a fun and exciting opportunity for our fans to participate in at their leisure. We hope that you’re enjoying your PCH experience and we truly appreciate all of your support!

  7. When you win a big contest must you give them $80,000 first before accept their their prize?I was told I would get a million
    dollars a car but HAD TO produce 88 thousand first? Another told me he could go to the bank and have the total split so two others could get patr .True?