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Old 10-02-2012, 11:45 AM
 
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I enter some of these sweeps, but hate that they want you to buy all that junk or magazines. In my life, i've actually won a cheeseburger at Burger King for a coloring contest when I was 9, a few "family portraits", which I never claimed, a couple of spelling bees, fifty dollars from a scratch ticket, about $175 dollars at a casino (made off of $20), a t-shirt and a giant chocolate bar. Nothing even remotely exciting. But i'll enter sweeps here and there, but hold little hope of really winning something substantial.
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Old 01-18-2013, 11:54 PM
 
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I have been playing for over 4 years on a daily basis send in entries and order things every once in a while, have not one anything, wonder if they even pay out except for the big 5k for life, seen entries, suspect they are from pch employees saying they know a neighbor, really they make million every year, just play enjoy and don't order nothing, we will see how long they last then.....
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Old 02-05-2013, 01:27 PM
 
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You guys have to do what I do. Since they say that no purchase necessary. I don buy I thing.
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Old 05-01-2013, 10:07 AM
 
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Default PCH actual Winners?

Really,
Does anyone know of or ever seen, or heard / read , published, an actual winner of ANY grand prizes from PCH in the last 20 years?
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Old 05-01-2013, 10:39 AM
 
Location: Finally made it to Florida and lovin' every minute!
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As I mentioned in a previous post, one of the members of our community won $10,000 a couple of years ago. They gave it all to their kids.

Disclaimer: I am not, and have never been, an employee of PCH.

Last edited by nomoresnow; 05-01-2013 at 10:40 AM.. Reason: Had the amt. wrong. Sorry.
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Old 05-01-2013, 10:56 AM
 
Location: Looking over your shoulder
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^^^ If anyone in your community is wondering and want kids ,,,, “Yes” I am available for adoption.
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Old 05-01-2013, 06:53 PM
 
Location: Finally made it to Florida and lovin' every minute!
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Good try, Aks, but the bucks are gone. Sorry, bud.
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Old 08-26-2013, 10:04 AM
 
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How come there is never a year on after the date like Aug 26 but no year. Is it this year next year what year
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Old 08-26-2013, 06:07 PM
 
Location: Stuart, FL
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Reading through the thread, I got the answer to one question that had been gnawing at me for years. When I was younger, we received their mailings a few times, and all I recalled about them was that they wanted us to subscribe to various obscure magazines (thus a "clearing house for publishers"). As the years rolled on, I continued seeing ads for PCH and its competitor, American Family Publishers (the one with Ed McMahon), but we'd fallen off the mailing list. In recent years I wondered just how they managed to stay in business, since the magazine industry is basically deader than disco. Hearing that these people also try to sell you various second-rate merchandise answers my question, of course; they must be the sweepstakes equivalent of the Lillian Vernon catalog (remember them?).

I must say, however, I think their whole "$5000 a month for life" or whatever payment plan it is they publicize would be a more well-advised way of awarding these kinds of lottery/sweepstakes winnings, since it effectively stops the individuals from going out and blowing their millions in a matter of months with nothing to show for it.
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Old 08-26-2013, 06:28 PM
 
Location: Out there somewhere...
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^^^ Those millions are paid out over a period of 40 years. You need to read the teeny weeny fine print to see the details.
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