Publishers Clearing House Sweepstakes Promises - Sweepstakes - Publishers Clearing House Sweepstakes prize was not given in local area, despite promises from PCH

Posted on Sunday, January 7th, 2001 at 12:00am CST by a66de67a

Company: Publishers Clearing House Sweepstakes Promises

Category: Other

Complaints.com received the following e-message on January 6, 2001: From: David A. Arieno [COMPLAINTS.COM_FORM_MAIL_64997#]

RE: Publishers Clearing House Sweepstakes Promises

To whom,

This really peeves me. The PCH people are not telling the truth here.

I have never seen any rules in a PCH sweeps which state, "Due to low population density, your area may be combined with other small populated areas".

I received a PCH mailing for sweepstakes #813 which in no uncertain terms said there would definately be a winner in the Anchorage, Alaska TV area.

How can a person who lives in Illinois constitute a winner from the Anchorage TV area?

Go figure... Feel free to contact me if you'd like further info.

Sincerely,

David A. Arieno

-----Original Message-----

From:

Sent: Saturday, January 06, 2001 12:57 PM

To: COMPLAINTS.COM_FORM_MAIL_64998#'

Subject: RE: Reply : RE: Reply : Sweepstakes

I beg to differ with you! The statement, "We stated there would be a winner in your area", is NOT confusing. Informing potential sweepstakes winners of the above, is in my mind, tantamount to a legally binding statement.

I see nowhere in your sweepstakes rules for #813 that "due to low population density your area may be combined with other small populated areas".

Your company has mislead the public, and lied to your potential customers. According to the PCH.com website info, there has never been a winner from the state of Alaska.

D. Arieno

-----Original Message-----

From: COMPLAINTS.COM_FORM_MAIL_64999# [mailto:COMPLAINTS.COM_FORM_MAIL_64999#]

Sent: Friday, January 05, 2001 12:06 PM

To: COMPLAINTS.COM_FORM_MAIL_64997#

Subject: Reply : RE: Reply : Sweepstakes

We stated there would be a winner in your area but due to the population density, your state was combined with other small populated areas across the U.S.

The winner was in the state of Illinois, but if the winner was in your state, then we would have notified your local TV stations and florists as you mentioned previously.

We apologize for any confusion we may have caused.

Thank you,

Customer Service

-------- Original Message --------------------

From: "David A. Arieno"

Sent: Sun, 31 Dec 2000 09:05:47 -0900

To:

CC: Subject: RE: Reply : Sweepstakes

Unfortunately, the PCH prize winner list does not show ANY winners in the entire state of Alaska.

That was the whole point of my question. Your company advertised that there WOULD DEFINITELY be a winner in the Anchorage, Alaska viewing area; (basically the whole state), hence, my curiousity.

Your letter even named the local TV stations and florist shop who would be notified ....

Dave Arieno

-----Original Message-----

From: COMPLAINTS.COM_FORM_MAIL_64999# [mailto:COMPLAINTS.COM_FORM_MAIL_64999#]

Sent: Friday, December 29, 2000 5:20 AM

To: COMPLAINTS.COM_FORM_MAIL_64997#

Subject: Reply : Sweepstakes

As noted in the mailing, The Publishers Clearing House Prize Patrol was guaranteed to deliver a $10,000.00 prize to your local TV viewing area (or Designated Market Area as defined by Nielsen Media research).

This award could have taken place in your city or town since it is within this area.

Thank You,

Customer Service

-------- Original Message --------------------

From:

Sent: Sat, 23 Dec 2000 12:26:43 -0500

To: CC:

Subject: Sweepstakes

Name: David Arieno 8230 E. 10th Ave. Anchorage, AK - 99504 Daytime Number: Home Number:

You sent me many sweepstakes entries saying that there WOULD definately be a $10,000 prize winner in the Anchorage Alaska TV area.

According to your prize winner list, there were none! Why?


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9e24cb76, 2008-02-18, 04:57PM CST

As always PCH is just a scam to build e-mail lists, they sant the same message to me saying they have contacted the local TV stations because there would "definatly be a winner in my "area"

Shame on you PCH, what a freakin lousy scam..

Now I have a hundred spam mails per day to deal with

PCH YOU SUCK

f99d0fb2, 2008-03-14, 10:39AM CDT

I have been subjected to this as well, with promises that a winner with MY INITIALS would definitely be selected in my area. This is disturbing that they are allowed to do this. It is the state of the union, where the average consumer is consumed for the benefit of big business.

1915f388, 2008-03-15, 02:06PM CDT

Since 1998 i have ordered from publishers clearing house because they made me believe if i ordered i would have a better chance of winning. I too received a mailing from pch which stated "someone from your zip code with your initials is definately a winner". Then I was sent the following week a letter to sign to give permission to use my name and photo as a winner. Hmm would that make you think you won? Since they told me to stay home in a letter the 29th i thought i'd won. I typed in on the search bar "p.c.h. is a scam" sure enough iowa lawsuit. p.c.h. paid a settlement to consumers and the state. EVERY STATE NEEDS TO BAN PUBLISHERS CLEARING HOUSE. They are fraudulantly scaming people there practices are actually saying people have won in my zip code THEY SAID A WINNER IN MY ZIP CODE 84651. I wish to join a class action suit if anyone knows of one please let me know. I think they owe me about $1500.00 dollars i've spent just this year on junk that falls apart and i only bought because they made me believe through deception that i would have a better chance of winning.

f91738d1, 2008-08-16, 04:14PM CDT

Dear David,

Thank you for calling PCH on their business practices. I can confirm other comments about suffering huge amounts of spam following an entry into the PCH sweepstakes. I've written to PCH about this - no response.

Of course they need to make money - but is it within the law to make statements and promises that are not true? And boy are they persistent!!!

c3f211b1, 2008-09-12, 06:49AM CDT

My certificate claims someone in my area will definitely be a winner also...but if you read ALL the information it says will definitely be a winner...IF THE NUMBER SELECTED MATCHES THE WINNING NUMBER. It's called fine print...ever heard of that term?

Stop being so negative because you didn't win a fortune. It's a game of chance. Just because YOU didn't win doesn't mean it's a scam. And as far as the emails and junk mail, there is a place to "check" if you agree to receive that stuff. If you don't want it...DON'T CHECK IT, if it's already checked, uncheck it. It's that simple.

DUH!

43da6d1e, 2008-11-25, 06:20AM CST

I have registered many time for a PCH sweepstakes and have NEVER gotten spamed as a result. If you do not click on any of the sponsors offers, they will not and cannot "spam" you. "Spam" is in quotation marks because when you clicked on the offer you were in essence ASKING for further info. and allowing them to email YOU!( you did it to yourself)...so don't blame PCH,or the sponsors. Clicking on a sponsors offer is NOT required to enter the sweepstakes,and by law cannot reduce your chance of winning.

9cbeb229, 2008-12-22, 10:09AM CST

PCH is definetly BS. I live in a small town in Iowa. They say Someone with the initials NC will be visited by the prize patrol. We have notified the local Des Moines tv stations. BS!!!!!! PCH IS BULL S---!

d62dacde, 2009-09-18, 08:06AM CDT

Dear David;

All these Sweepstakes,Contest and even Lotteries are all scams. Do you really think people win them. I mean really, really. How many people do you know that have actually won? It is something to take your money or get you to buy something you really don't need or want so someone else can get rich or richer. It is all a nice dream being spoonfed to all of us. What do we do? We fall for it every time. I know no-one wants to believe it and there will be someone who will come along and say they won. They are the one in a Billion. No ones luck is that bad including a whole State. Believe!

2a16644f, 2009-11-12, 10:51PM CST

From DUNDADAGAR W TURNER CAPITAL REGION

PO BOX 10712 ALBANY NY 12201

ON 2009/10/10 I RECEIVE A INVENTATION FROM PCH FROM PUBLISHERS CLEARING HOUSE.

ALONG WITH THIS INVENTATION FOR THE SWEEPSTAKES GIVEAWAY NOTICE#1400 I WAS INFORM BY PCH THAT ON THE DATE OF 11/11/2009 THAT SOME ONE WITH THE NAME OF DUNDADAGAR FROM AREA 12201 WAS DEFENITLY GARRANTEED GOING TO WIN

$10,000.00 OR $1,000,000.00 WITH A

PO BOX 10712 ALBANY NY 12201 ADRESS AGAIN WITH THE NAME DUNDADAGAR W TURNER.

I WAS ALSO TOLD THAT IF YOU SCRATCH OFF AA PLAYING CARD THAT CAME ALONG WITH

YOUR ENTRY AND A SILVER ACE IS REVEALD THAN YOU AUTOMATICLY WIN $15,000.00

WITCH I HAD SCRATCH OFF A SILVER ACE.

I SUBMITTED MY ENTRY FORM ALONG WITH MY

SILVER ACE WINNING CARD AND TO BE GENEROUSE I PLACE A ORDER FOR SEVERAL THINGS THAN SENT EVERYTHING BY OVER NIGHT DDELIVERY AND CERTIFIED MAIL.

WELL I JUST COULD NOT WATE TO

NOVEMBER 11th 2009.UNTO I PANIC AND

CAME TO MY SANCES I SAID OH ****

NOVEMBER 11th 2009 IS VETERINS DAY

PCH HAD EVEN TOLD ME THAT THE LOCAL

MEDIA NEWS OF MY 12201 AREA WAS INFORM

THE NEWS OF MY AREA IS WTEN-TV WNYT-TV

WRGB-TV ON NOV-11-09 I WATCH ALL MY

LOCAL NEWS AND SORE NO ONE AS A WINNER

NOT ME AT ALL I CHECKED MY FRONT DOOR ALL DAY AND MY POST BOX THOE I KNOW

POST OFFICES IS ALWAYS CLOSED ON

VETERINS DAY I EVEN CALLED THE LOCAL AREA NEWS ONLY TO DESCOVER THAT I WAS

DUPED BY PCH AND THAT THERE WERE NO

WINNERS FROM 12201 AREA AND MY AREA NEWS

DID NOT UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES

ACKNOWLEDGE OF ME OR ANY CAPITAL

REGION RESIDENTS AS A POTENTIAL

WINNER OF PCH ON VETERINS DAY

I WAS ANGRY AND CALD PCH FOR A

EXPLANATION THEY TOLD ME SEVERAL LIES

(1)THAT THE WINNING NUMBER WAS NOT

TURNED IN (2)THAT SOME ONE WON SOMEONE

WON SOME WARE IN NEWYORK THEY JUST

CANT PRONONCE THE NAME OF THE LOCATION

I TOLD THEM THAT MY NEWS TOLD ME THAT

NO ONE AS FAR AS THEY NO OR DID NOT

HEARD OF ANY WINNERS IN THE STATE OF

NEWYORK AT ALL LIE #(3)I WAS TOLD ON MY

FOURTH CALL TO PCH THAT THERE WAS NO

WINNERS BECOUSE THE WINNING NUMBERS

WAS NOT TURNED IN AND THAT THE CONTEST

MUST BE DUNN ALL OVER AGAIN SO KEEP

ORDERING PALE THE MORE YOU ORDER THE

GREATER YOUR CHANCES WILL INCREASE O.K

LIE #(4)ON MY FIFTH CALL TO PCH I ASK

FOR A COPY OF WHO WON THE CONTEST

ON NOVEMBER 11th 2009 on VETERINS DAY

AND THEY TOLD ME THEY CANT DO SUCH A

THING DO TO THE FACT THAT THEY MUST GET

PERMISSION FIRST FROM THE WINNERS I

TOLD THEM THAT SUCH AS OTHERS DID I ALSO

WHEN I SUBMITED MY ENTRY FORM READ

THE FINE PRINT WHEN IT JUST CLEARLY

STATES THAT THAT BY SUBMITTING AND

SIGHNING THIS SWEEPSTAKES ENTRY

FORM YOU GIVES THE SOLE PERMISSIONARY

PERMISSION.FOR PCH TO GIVE INFOMATION

ABOUT YOU PUBLICLY OR MEDIALY OR

POBLICITYLY THE MAN FOR CUSTOMER SERVICE

THAN HUNG UP THE PHONE ON ME.LIE#(4th)

I CALLED PCH AND TOLD THEM THAT THOE IVE

BEN HANDID IN MY SWEEPSTAKES ENTRY FORM

I DECLAIR THAT I IS YOUR WINNER AND

PROUDLY THIS DAY I GIVE YOU MY WINNING

NUMBER FROM GIVEAWAY#1400 THE CUSTOMER

SERVICE REP HAD THAN ASK ME TO GIVE HIM

THE WINNING NUMBER SO I DID WHICH WAS

016000091619 AS I WAS READING THEES

NUMBERS TO THE CUSTOMER SERVICE REP

I NOTICE I DID NOT HEAR ANY KEYS FROM

THE COMPUTOR KEYBOARD BEING TYPED AT ALL

BUT JUST SUCH A RAPID RESPONCE NOPE YOUR NOT THE WINNING NUMBERS I REPLIED

AND RECITED TO HIM FROM PAPER COPY

THAT IT CLEARLY STATED THAT (1) I WAS

THEE GARANTEED WINNER AND (2)THAT I

WOULD DEFINITLY WIN NOVEMBER 11th 2009

HE TOLD ME WE DONT GARRANTEE WINNERS

OR SAY DEFINITLY YOU IS THE WINNER I

TOLD HIM THAT WHEN I WOKE UP THIS

MORNING AND LOOK IN THE MIRROR MY EYES

DID NOT DECEIVE ME AT ALL FOR I SORE ME

AND ONLY ME BECOUSE A LIE PERMIATES THE

THE TRUETH.HE TOLD ME THAT HE CANT

HELP ME THAN HUNG UP THE PHONE ON ME.

PCH HAS ALSO OVERCHARGE ME SEVERAL

TIMES AFTER I WOULD SEND THEM THE EXACT

MATHEMATICALLY MONEY DUE THEM WHEN

ORDERING FROM THEM PCH HAS SENT ME

DAMAGE FOOD PRODUCTS SUCH AS PEANUT

BRITAL WHICH IS ADVERTISE TO LOOK

PRITTY IN A CAN IN THE CATALOG

AND WHEN YOU ACTAULY GET IT,YOU WILL

DISCOVER ITS NOT SO ATRACKTIVE AT ALL.

THE PEANUT BRITAL COMES IN A PLASTIC

BAG ALREADY MIC TORN RIPED AND WITH

A RED FIRE TRUCK LOOKING RED CAN ANMD

DELIVERD IN A SUPER OLD LOOKING ORDER

BOX THE BAG OF THE PEANUT BRITAL

LOOK LIKE IT HAS BEN ON THE SHELVES

SANCE THE EARLY 80s AND WAS EXTREAM

DISCUOSTING I WILL NEVER ORDER FROM

THEM AGAIN.ALSO AFTER I SENT PCH THE

EEXACT DOLLAR AMOUNT FOR ALL MY

PURCHASES THEY SENT ME WHAT CAME TO ME

AS A POST CARD AND ATTACH TO IT A POST

CARD FORM TO FILL OUT YOUR NAME AND

ADRESS AND PHONE NUMBER SO I FELD IT

OUT AND DROPED IT IN THE POST BOX

THE VARRY NEXT DAY IT CAME BACK TO ME

I LOOKED AT IT AGAIN I HAD TO PUT A

POSTAGE STAMP ON THE QUESTIONAIRE POST

CARD THATS HOW CHEAP PCH IS AND BEFORE

I PUT THE QUESTIONAIRE POST CARD BACK

INTO THE POST BOX I SADE OH **** I SORE

SOMETHING I NEVER SEEN IN MY WHOLE

ENTIRE LIFE A SO CALD POST CARD CHECK

THAT HAD WETTIN ON THE COVER FACE

THIS IS A CHECK PLEASE SIGHN THE BACK

I FLIPP THE PCH SO CALD POST CARD CHECK

OVER AND THAIR WAS NO LIGHN TO SIGHN

ON AND THERE WERE OTHER PCH OFFERINGS

ON IT THE SO-CALD POST CARD CHECK WAS

FOR A SO-CALD OVER PAYMENT ON THE NASTY

TTASTING OUTDATED PEANUT BRITAL THAT WAS

PROBABLY SOLD AT WOODSTOCK 1969.I tried

to make a deposit at my local bank

no can do i tried to cash it no can do

i was told that it was a scam check by

pch and to check to see did i receive

a 75cents to 1 $1.00 more bill of the

sso-cald check .

yup they was right and pch is also trying to over charge me on DEEP FRY PAN

INWHICH I ALREADY PAID INFULL THE EXACT

DOLLAR AMOUNT INCLUDING THE TAXES AND

SHIPPING AND RECEIVING ECT THEY IS

TRYING TO GET ME TO TRIPPLE PAY ON A

DEEP FRYING PAN AFTER I PAID FOR IT IN

FULL THEY SENT ME A BILL FOR IT OF

$14.00 THAN ANOTHER BILL FOR THE

SAME THING FOR $25.00 WHICH AFTER

WAITTING FOR 1MONTH1/2 THEY NEVER

CALD ME TO INFORM ME ABOUT THE STATUS

OF THE MERCHANDISE THATS HOW MUCH

RESPECT PCH HAVE FOR THAER CUSTOMERS

I CALD THEM ONLY TO DISCOVER THAT

THE MERCHANDISE WAS ON A BACK ORDER

I TOLD PCH WHY WOULD YOU HAVE A

PRODUCT OR MERCHANDISE ADVERTISE

IN A CATALOG OR BROWSHER FOR

CONSUMERS TO BUY AND NOT HAVE IT IN

STOCK WHY DO YOU TAKE PEOPLE MONEY.

THEY SAY THEY DONT TAKE PEOPLE MONEY

I THAN ASK THEM WHY AM I BEING BILLED

FOR SOMETHING YOU JUST DONT HAVE IN

STOCK.THEY BSAID YOU WILL RECEIVE IT

WHEN WE GET IT I SAID WHEN YOU WILL

HAVE IT THEY SAID WE DONT KNOW

I TOLD THEM THANK GOD I WAS NOT

PLANNING ON GIVING THAT DEEP FRYING

PAN AS A GIFT FOR CHRISTMAS TO

SOME-ONE.I THAN CAME UP WITH A IDEA

I TOLD CUSTOMER SERVICE SANCE THAT IS

A BACK ORDER AND IT HAS NOT BEN

SHIPT OUT JUST CANCELL THE ORDER

THEY SAID THEY CANT DO THAT I SAID

YOU GOT TO BE KIDDING ME THEY SAID

NO THEY CANT DO THAT.

I TOLD THEM YOU MEAN TO TELL ME THAT

I AM A VICTIM OF A HOSTAGE SELL

AND THAT I AM OR IS BEING FORCED

AGAINST MY WILL TO MAKE A PURCHASE

THEY THE CUSTOMER SERVICE CARE REP

SAID NO BUT YOU CANT OPT-OUT YOU

DONT HAVE A CHOICE WE DONT CANCELL

ITS WITHIN THE PCH PLICIES I REQUESRED

FOR A COPY OF THAT POLICIE AND WAS TOLD

THEY CANT DO THAT.

INCONCLUESION I ASK WHY COME PCH HAVE

CUSTOMERS SEND MONEY ORDERS OR

PPERSONAL CHECK TO PCH 101 WINNERS

Circle,Port Washington,N.Y.11050 TO

PURCHASE WHAT EVER MERCHANDISE THAT

THEY FIND APPEALLING THAN SEND THEM

A TRIPPLE PURCHASE AMOUNT BILL.

BY SAYYING AFTER YOU FOLLOWED THE

RETURN INSTRUCTIONS THAT IT WAS DUE

TO TAXES OTHER S/H AND APLIED FEES ECT

THAN ONCE YOU RECEIVE YOUR TRIPPLE

CHARGED BILL THEY TELL YOU TO SEND

YOUR PAYMENTS TO PCH PO BOX 4002936

DES MOINES IA 50340-2936 WHICH I HAVE

DONE SEVERAL TIMES ONLY TO DESCOVER

THAT PCH HAVE USED THAT TACTIC AS

A STRATEGY TO MAKE MORE MONEY THEY

GET THE COLLECTION AGENCY ON YOU

SUCH AS THEY DID ME AND SAY THAT YOU

OWE THEM MONEY WHEN YOU ACTAULLY OWE

THEM NOTHING AT ALL THIS IS WHAT I

DIRECTED TO THE CUSTOMER SERVICE REP

WHO SEEMED NOT TO HAVE A CARE IN THE

WORLD BECOUSE OF PCH I KNOW HAVE

BAD CREDIT AND WAS TURNED DOWN A HOUSE

LOAN JUST FOR SENDING MONEY TO DES

MOINES IA 50340-2936 IF YOU IS

READING THIS I DO NOT ADVISE TO SEND

ANY MONEY AT ALL TO THAT ADRESS

REGARDLESS WHAT PCH TELLS YOU DONT

LET THEM FOOL YOU IF YOU SEND THEM

MONEY THOE I DON,T ADVISE YOU TO

DO SO SEND IT TO PCH 101 Winners

Circle,Port Washington,N.Y.11050.

INCONCLUESION I AM FILEN A MAJOR SUIT

AT UNITED STATES DESTRICT COURT

AGAINST PUBLISHERS CLEARING HOUSE.

BY THE WAY DID YOU FOLKS NO THAT

THE TIMES UNION NEWS PAPER OF THE

CAPITAL REGION ALBANY NY REPORTED

A 36 MILLION DOLLAR SETTLEMENT SUIT

THAT PCH MUST PAY BACK THE EXACT DOLLAR

AMONT TO ALLCUSTOMERS IN ALBANY NY

AND SOME OTHER STATES DUE TO THE FACT

THAT THEY GARRANTEED THAIR CUSTOMERS

WOULD WIN THE SWEEPSTAKES CONTEST

FOR MORE INFO PLEASE LOG ON

WWW.NY/TIMES/UNION.COM AND WATCH OUT

FOR PCH THEY IS TRYING NOT TO PAY

PEOPLE THAIR MONEY BACK THAT THE

JUGDE ORDERD THEM TO DO SO INWHICH

THEY HAD AGREED FAITHFULLY TO DO SO

I AM DUE MONEY FROM THEM TO IN THAT

CIVIL SUIT AND WHEN I CALD THEM ON

THE 11/18/2009 FROM MY ORDERS FROM

2004 THEW 2009 THEY CLAIM NOT TO NO

LONGER HAVE DATA ANYMORE.SO DON,T

LET THEM SAY THAT TO YOU TO JUST GET

A CIVIL ATTORNEY OR US ATTORNEY AND

JUST TAKE THEM TO COURT I KNOW I AM.

bb3e6fd4, 2009-11-25, 10:13AM CST

I have to say that I have never won either, But as said before. it's just a chance. it has never said you were the winner. The numbers have to match. have you ever read the brochure inside of the PCH documnets you have a chance in like a million. I never get my hopes up becuase I have been doing these's for over 7 years now and never have won. But you know what I don't think PCH sucks because I only have a chance. I am not guarenteed. So please no more negative talk about PCH. they have wonderful items. And so what you don't win. I win by all the great items I recieve. it's a great way to get chridtmas shopping done early.

3f57ccf0, 2010-01-09, 06:33PM CST

why did every SINGLE STATE around w.va have winners some had 6 winners. w.va NOTHING, why is that???????. i enter and enter and enter, i never ever never win never ever will EVER,???????. I enjoy pch games, pch lotto, my entries. they are fun. but i keep entering sweepstakes and never have won anything.

34cf2431, 2010-01-25, 11:44AM CST

My comment is when ever you see a winner from P.C.H. they are never from a bad part of a town. I have never seen a poor person win anything from them.I have seen their commericals showing people winning but not one of them has been from a very bad part of town. None of the winners look as if they need the money. Of all the winners they show, they all look like they live in decent homes and nice neighbor hoods. Also alot of them do not seem to be as excited as I would be to win ten million dollars or actually any money from them. I also recieved an e-mail from them stating that someone from my area with the initals J.V would win and did not see anyone win here with those either.

143f4fab, 2010-02-02, 01:34PM CST

Yes, OCH is a waste of tim. They are a marketing company, trying to sell NUMEROUS PRODUCTS!! dont get sucked in, they are a fake and should be shut down by authorities!! Its a scam, over floods emails with bull shit as ads!! DONT WASTE YOUR TIME THIS IS A FAKE WEBSITE MARKETING GROUP!!! IT SAYS IT ON THE CAREER PAGE! THEY ARE IN THE MARKETING INDUSTRY THAT WANTS YOUR MONEY FOR STUPID ITEMS SUCH AS MAGAZINES>

HahA.. did pch really think they would succeed? They set you up, so that you would become brainwashed and interested in there old ass out dated magazines!! dont get fooled...just go on the casino ro sumthin!!

-Ms.Wine Fine Of Saint Louis, MO

ea9509a7, 2010-02-02, 01:35PM CST

Yes, PCH is a waste of time.!!! They are a marketing company, trying to sell NUMEROUS PRODUCTS!! dont get sucked in, they are a fake and should be shut down by authorities!! Its a scam, over floods emails with bull shit as ads!! DONT WASTE YOUR TIME THIS IS A FAKE WEBSITE MARKETING GROUP!!! IT SAYS IT ON THE CAREER PAGE! THEY ARE IN THE MARKETING INDUSTRY THAT WANTS YOUR MONEY FOR STUPID ITEMS SUCH AS MAGAZINES>

HahA.. did pch really think they would succeed? They set you up, so that you would become brainwashed and interested in there old ass out dated magazines!! dont get fooled...just go on the casino ro sumthin!!

-Ms.Wine Fine Of Saint Louis, MO

f6863e69, 2010-03-25, 12:21PM CDT

the more i enter the more junk and scam emails i recieve PCH is not real you have better luck getting hit by lighting just go get another job if you need money. I even got a scam saying i had won a million from pch turns out you are to get certified mail if! you win. Not an email from joe blow from nigera. I get these at least 10 aday

b9e9f1f1, 2010-04-26, 09:44PM CDT

I won a PCH prize and got it. I won the jackpot in the spin game. they sent me paperwork to sign by FedEx. When I returned it, I got my check immediately. Quit complaining just because you haven't won yet.

ece5c9a2, 2010-05-02, 01:42PM CDT

A person's chances of winning a million dollar pch prize is most alway's (as stated in the rules) A one in one billion, one hundred and seventy million chance....yet someone will indeed win.... gotta just keep praying for a financial miracle.... and keep on entering to have that one chance....

b9e9f1f1, 2010-05-08, 10:20AM CDT

Idiot! Learn to read!

c3e08caa, 2010-06-12, 05:18PM CDT

They aren't the DEVIL.... lol If you don't like it and you think its SPam dont do it...DOn't rain on our Parade because you dont have faith...... I believe God bless others so we could be blessed... My aunt is a finalist in our area.... Learn the steps b4 you down PCH... They arent that bad...Even if they are Y do YOU care!!!

a56e0663, 2010-06-15, 10:43AM CDT

Hello all,you people in Alaska sure are NEGATIVE !!! You people should sit back ,relax and play some PCH games and enjoy making new friends. One day will be your lucky day and maybe you will win, you must think positive, and that goes for anything in life. Too bad you all are full of *#@$ that won't get you anywhere !!! Those of you who enjoy PCH, GOOD LUCK TOO YOU ALL !!! Those of you who don't, STOP your crying and move on !!!

Thank you,

Peter Goldsmith, Ohio

2c97a19d, 2010-06-17, 07:39AM CDT

You know what? I have suspected this for a very long time. Between the snail mail offerings and the email campaign, I have long suspected that no company on earth can give away this much money this often and still stay in business. For the record, every piece of merchandise I have ever bought from them has proven to be garbage--works for a very short time, then breaks. As soon as I get them to resolve my current issue, I am taking myself off their mailings.

152cad62, 2010-06-20, 09:22AM CDT

Im 100% shur that pch & the whole sweepstakes thing is 1 of the bigest scames in the US . i dont now why the feds havent takin a hard look @ this co.

sence its a big lie & froud i have been told the same as a lot ove ppl. that i or some one wih my enitchels have wone the large prize but after thay come out with the socaled winner thare not evne close to my enchels.

1b18b9ec, 2010-08-03, 05:25PM CDT

Hey hey hey,

Don't be so sad Eeyore!

I'm 19, Inupiaq, And I actually won $10,000! I am indeed from Alaska, right now, I am still tryna chance for more, with 'search&win' oppurtunities! :)

Keep on keeping on!

36db8ac2, 2010-08-24, 07:23PM CDT

Why are their never been a winner at Puerto Rico ,Ihave been more then ten years and at the circle winner PR does not have none.Its 2010 will be have one now.We have great hotels and flower shop hope to see MR.Dave Sayer at my door knock knock, Love you

037de012, 2010-10-26, 09:46PM CDT

PCH is not a scam, if it was it would have been shut down a long time ago. Although, there are people trying to use their name in order to get into people's bank accounts. Though, again the real PCH is not a scam. I actually know someone who has won and seen the truck driving within the tri-state area on quite a few occasions.

Each email is another entry to a grand prize. There's only 25 prizes given out a year and only 1 grand prize that happens every 6 months or 2 years. And if you people really did READ all the rules and guidelines you'd know that all the advertisement is to help small businesses and get you a daily deal on insurance to help LOWER your costs for healthcare and way of life.

4ea42085, 2010-11-26, 09:17PM CST

I totally agree. PCH says someone in my zip code would definitely win. I don't thinkt that's the truth

83a76e80, 2010-12-07, 12:03AM CST

wow, please dont say they should be shut down just because you havent won. People do win, and one day maybe I'll be one of the winners:) and as long as they are around then I can still hope to be the next big winner. AS LONG AS I HAVE HOPE, I HAVE SOMETHING!!

If you dont like the products they sell dont buy them, you dont have to purchuse to enter. Ive been satisfied with the stuff Ive gotten, and if I wasnt I would send it back.

Dang, just have some faith or at least some fun, go to pchgames and play for free, they have alot of really great games.

and ya know what else, pch doesnt need to catch a bunch of grieve from you debbie downers, they have enhanced some many peoples lives....they dont have to have the drawings ya know, they could just sell stuff and never give anything away.

a7a50b83, 2011-01-13, 09:38AM CST

I can't believe u don't understand that there is a very large volume of ppl entering and praying for the same as u,if u don't want to play the game all u have to do is ask for your name be removed,I get the same mail saying the same thing,[if]is a little word but carries alot of information if u win if u send in your entry,we r all doing the same as u,quit hating on a company just for doing business that everyonce in awhile makes one of us wealty,I am gonna win this year,[IF] MY ENTERING IS PICKED,NOW HOW EASY IS THAT TO UNDERSTAND,

4e73fb66, 2011-02-09, 03:16PM CST

dont worry man i live in lima ohio and we are a high population area and i recieved a similar message a few days ago better have a winner in lima or im suing as we are a high pop area try saying you merged us due to low population lol

9d144656, 2011-03-25, 02:28PM CDT

When they say that there will be a winner in your area, they don't necessarily mean a GRAND prize winner, just a winner - which could be a number of different prizes. Why don't you people work on your comprehension skills (and writing skills!) and stop blaming PCH because you didn't win. Also, I've been entering PCH sweepstakes for years and I've never been spammed because I don't click on the affiliated business' links. Finally, the person that posted that PCH is a scam because they are a marketing company, YOUR AN IDIOT! What, you think they give out millions of dollars to be nice? They are a company in business to make money.

e5bf70a5, 2011-05-19, 05:59PM CDT

The problem with the fine print is that they don't really want anyone to read it. I have to use a magnifier with my reading glasses to barely make out the words and 1/2 way through, my head is pounding so I give up. Its much too easy to click on the big bright iPad. At least I made it to where it says 'sponsor' offers. It really should be easier to read. PCH does not deceive, they just make it challenging beyond reason.

fa06bf35, 2011-07-27, 04:10PM CDT

Your wrong about PCH, they do SUCK. I think I have the right to my opinion the same as you do, since I have been sucked into entering their socalled sweepstakes since 1973. So how's that jr. You probably wasn't born when I started down this winless road!

70a4fb2c, 2011-09-21, 04:16PM CDT

I live in Alaska myself and all I have to say is that the more of you that quit trying the better my chances of winning. So by all means please quit.

e6ec143b, 2012-01-04, 09:58PM CST

I know how he feels cause the same happen to me and it didn't happen I won once,but pch took away from me

4fe6b8d6, 2012-01-16, 08:25AM CST

Mirale, Fate, Luck, Chance, roll the dice! I have played every game that PCH has, sence about 1985. Never, not one penny have I WON, But heck that sounds FAIR??????????

18a107df, 2012-04-20, 12:12PM CDT

They keep making me feel like I'm going to be a winner and tell me that they could come to my residence in Walbridge,

Ohio to award me a prize. Problem is I moved to LaPorte, Indiana over 5 years ago. I probably won't win anything, but if I did I can I be sure I would receive the prize?

eba23814, 2012-04-23, 01:01PM CDT

I think the trick is in the phrasing "your local TV area". The emphasis being on the inclusion of the word "TV". If I understand them correctly, what they mean by this is--if it is in any way possible for any of your local TV stations to broadcast news of a PCH winner (anywhere in the world) winning their prize, that puts you in the same "local TV area" as the winner. In other words, it's a meaningless phrase designed to make you keep playing, by making you feel like you've already won something that you might forfeit if you stop.

It's not quite a swindle, although it is underhanded. I would call it counterfeit encouragement.

d3070983, 2013-03-15, 10:51AM CDT

Im new pch follower and customer.. But wow after reading all this comments just made me think its all the same issue and same promises .. Now i feel like its all about scam giving people hope With same promises like mine...... Teasing public people for a big win so they can sell you more of there stuff since thats the way they make money as well to think about.. Its all READErs DIGEST new version again.... ;( i just loss hope. It seems like another online scam to ripoff people .. But then again benefit of the doubt to pch... Cross finger and I hope OPRAH WINFREY did not lie to public people... God speed pch..

2530f47c, 2013-04-19, 04:05PM CDT

Today ended my association with PCH. They did the usual daily waste of time to look at a zillion things for one entry. Normally, I don't even look at the products, just scroll as fast as I can. Today, I did see something that my daughter would like, so clicked on it. Unlike what they claim, it did NOT go to any "place order" page, where I would have had the chance to preview the total cost, then decide if I'd order. I NEVER hit a "place order", despite what Maria, the "internet specialist" said. She was VERY RUDE to me, would NOT give me the total cost. The email confirmation of the order didn't have an order number. They wouldn't give me my customer number. She keeps telling me it's on the email. NONE of this is true. I said just CANCEL PLEASE. She tells me I won't let her talk. NO, I ask questions and she wouldn't answer. I probably cost her a commission or something.

About 3 years ago, I was informed I won a $25 gift card from Amazon, via the games sweeps. After over 3 months, I emailed and was told I'd get it "within a week." I didn't. I contacted them again. I got a similar response. It took nearly 2 more months to get my prize.. a $5 check!! I quit the games for a while then, but went back, dumbly.

But, I will now NOT go back again. All of their email will be blocked or marked as spam.

To the "big winners" here.. yeah, right.. the Easter Bunny told be someone else won!

3cf9b919, 2013-07-01, 04:28PM CDT

there will be a winner in your area ????? so just wondering where does Hawaii fall? it sure isn't California, the last time I checked there's an OCEAN around the state and nobody has ever won anything from Publisher F______g house ..., I mean PCH

f80dd130, 2013-10-10, 07:10AM CDT

I agree it is all a hoax no one from Dayton,Ohio has ever won either, but of course they lied and said someone with the initials PL here would. I am so done..

9c4e6ef9, 2013-12-13, 01:44PM CST

Like you said,no one from ohio has or ever will win 1 of their"Sweepstakes",you have to actually give away the prize to have a contest.It is nice to dream about something though,so I am not hoeless,just hopeful that THE LORD,will provide me with my life changing surprise.

Timothy B., 2014-01-23, 02:46AM CST

I entered for over 10 years, tried buying product & sent in $25.00 dollars thinking I was going to get the product & continue paying for this! This was all by postal mail with PCH. PCH told me it was 3rd party associates. Recently I bought to other products that were just junk that didn't last at all. I don't click on anything for their advertisements & never will buy their products. They send me the same emails that someone will win in my area! I haven't won a dime & will never buy their 3rd party products! I enter, enter, enter & don't win a dime doing everyting! I get on facebook with Danielle Lams & tell her its a big big scam! She assures me its not! Well it is even though its free to enter! You just don't hear of anyone winning even though she's on facebook & comes up with all the winners & where from! Are they all actors? I bet they are!!

ee1b02ec, 2014-02-08, 05:24AM CST

Whhoooaa hold on to many people you don't judge ,complaning, telling different stories about past either future

Ain't warth it to say past stories or future

This suppose be happiest to your new life ahead that Speical Spiritual will decided to pick and come over there in anywhere with doorr ring bell you'll know Who is at the door at last

The Negtive is not working for anybody its just wasting ur blaming on each other nothing

The Very Special Spiritual will come to right person (not wrong person) No matter What race is or What complain or get along ? Spiritual don't work that way. Spiritual is more friendly, caring, happiest, comforty love like family

Spiritual is more speical than this people don't have that speical like the very Spiritual

Spiritual is a very unquie PCH TEAMS. That's What they are... I hope that anybody will like this one too

I had suurgery last feb 4th, 2014 I am very struggle with my hands to learn I LOVE ALL the PCH TEAMS

New House to win plus Dobule millionaire Maybe will be more. You never knowj LOL. :-)

a32bba6f, 2014-04-06, 10:20AM CDT

The only thing I see here are people writing that never made it out of the 3rd grade!

Your odds of winning somewhere around 170 million to 1.

As they say "Shit in one hand and wish in the other and see which fills up faster".

Besides by the time you ever get a prize, US money won't be worth anything, it's already on the way to costing a million dollars for a loaf of white bread! I know I am a struggling disabled veteran struggling to make it in a country that operates only for the rich.

My advice, time to start killing these fat, greedy, capitalist pigs! They raped your bank accounts, sold ridiculous loans to the uninformed, and was wholly responsible for the destruction of the economy. Some day you assholes will be found hanging in a gambrel, gutted, skinned, and your guts fed to the dogs.

America is a nation of idiots!

PCH. ...You have a better chance of being hit by lightning. ...TWICE!

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