PCH Sweepstakes: Myths vs. Facts

Ever wonder how PCH is able to giveaway so much money? How about whether or not making a purchase can help you win? Or maybe you’re curious about the winners featured in PCH commercials – are they real or just actors? With so many myths swirling around Publishers Clearing House for so many years, how do you know what’s really true? It’s easy. Visit info.pch.com and you’ll find it all explained; here’s a sampling.

One question PCH has always found to be quite popular is if purchasing a magazine or product helps you win. Truth be told, the answer is NO. It never has helped and never will. Why? Because No Purchase Is Necessary to enter to win our famous Publishers Clearing House sweepstakes. Your chances of winning without a purchase are the same as the chances of someone who buys something. And, yes, PCH has had many SuperPrize winners who did not order when they entered!

Next up:  How can Publishers Clearing House afford to give away so much money? Simply stated:  All prizes are funded by company revenues derived from the sale of our varied merchandise and magazine offers. Since 1967, PCH has awarded over $226 million in prizes. And, that’s a fact! We’ve evolved from being a magazine agent to a company that is largely product driven. PCH ShopandWin is a fantastic resource for a wide variety of merchandise, where you’ll find everything from housewares, DVDs and books to jewelry, personal care products and collectibles. Plus, you could win prizes instantly when you browse the ShopandWin site!

Another myth that has made its way around is whether or not winners featured in Publishers Clearing House commercials are real winners or actors. Guess what? They’re real winners who have been surprised “live” by our famous PCH Prize Patrol. A great place to see the Prize Patrol in action, awarding Publishers Clearing House sweepstakes prizes, is to visit PCHtv.com.

You can best believe Publishers Clearing House has a whole lot more Myths vs. Facts for you, but you’ll have to visit info.pch.com to read more about them as I’m running out of space here. We’d also like to know if you’ve heard any myths about Publishers Clearing House that we have not addressed on info.pch.com. You can leave them in the comments section below, and if it’s something we’ve never heard before or haven’t covered on our website, we’ll check it out.

Feel free to stop by our Fan page on Facebook and leave a big, “Hello!” As always, Publishers Clearing House loves to hear from you. And, that’s a fact!

Until next time…

Leslie Jaye

PCH Creative

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  1. Yes I know everything is as it appears I like the new grafic but I so sick of tokens I would love to play again and win cash

    1. Hello John, while I can understand that it may get discouraging at times, you’ve got to be “in it to win it”. Keep in mind that we do receive millions of entries, but only one person can win each giveaway. However, every entry you submit has the same fair chance as every other entry we receive, so keep trying. Our winners are randomly selected and there’s no way to know who we’re going to surprise next. To see all of your entry options each day, click here: http://bit.ly/Enter-A-PCH-Sweeps. Good luck to you and all who enter!! 🙂

  2. I have been playing for years with the hope of someday winning the grand prize. So far no luck. I buy often from PCH but only if I can truly use the product. My objection is that the shipping charges are too much for the products.

    1. Hi Rose, we are so glad you are finding merchandise from PCH that you truly enjoy. In order to continue to bring our customers the unbeatable deals they’ve come to expect from us, we must charge each customer the appropriate shipping and handling costs – as all other catalog companies do. For future reference, these charges are detailed on the back of our product bulletins, on our product flyers, and in the middle of the magazine stamp sheets, depending on the mailing you receive. You may also view our current shipping and handling charges in our Frequently Asked Questions, or by clicking here: http://pch.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/160. Keep in it to win it all and never give up hope!

  3. I have been playing since 2009, may family doesn’t believe I will ever win. I hope I can prove them wrong. I order when I see something I can use, and am very satisfied with my purchases.

    1. Same here Alma..I have been playing since 2009 and my family feels about the same. I Chose to believe it will happen when it’s supposed to.. 🙂

  4. Just stopping by to say ” Yes I Want to win big on December 30th and have PCH bring me a big check to my home in PA !

  5. Pch myth vs fact. Fact is if you don’t enter you can’t win.Myth real people don’t win .
    You must be in it to win it.