“Winning Moments” Are Hard to Predict

“You never know” are words you hear applied in many situations: in the worlds of entertainment, politics, sports, finance, human relations, even weather forecasting. We Prize Patrol’ers “never know” either and have given up trying to predict what will happen when we leave PCH headquarters to deliver a Big Check.  You think that a winner […]

Beware of Prize Patrol Imitators!

There’s an old saying that “Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.” I suppose, then, that we should be flattered — that a well-known celebrity has based a new TV show on the idea of surprising people on their doorsteps with big cash prizes.  Similarly, a major car manufacturer has recently run a TV ad […]

Meet Robb Gonzales, Our Newest SuperPrize Winner

August 31st found the PCH Prize Patrol in Lakewood, Colorado looking for Robert Gonzales.  The only trouble was: the address on his Million Dollar winning entry was an empty little house, all locked-up and being fixed-up for a new tenant.  Luckily an excited neighbor, Anita, knew where we could find her “old friend” Robb and […]

Prize Patrol Missions Go Like Clockwork – Hopefully

We Prize Patrol’ers have busy lives – at the office, at home, on the road – sometimes having two or three prizes to deliver on one trip.  As a result, every hour counts and we have to be ultra-organized. The day before we leave Prize Patrol headquarters, we prepare a timetable covering every step of […]

THE PRIZE PATROL THANKS THE WRIGHT BROTHERS

I’m reading David McCullough’s terrific best selling biography of the Wright Brothers who ushered us into the era of flight about 112 years ago. Thank you Orville! Thank you Wilbur! Without you, we Prize Patrol’ers would have to drive and drive and drive all across the USA delivering Big Checks to lucky Publishers Clearing House […]

No Deep Pockets Required Winning The $5,000 A Week “Forever” Race

There’s always lots of media buzz about how much money will be raised to support the campaigns of congressional hopefuls, incumbents and candidates for national office. Pundits wonder, for example, whether winning U. S. Senate candidates will spend more than the $10.3 million average they did in 2012.  Phew! Now I’m not trying to discourage […]