This evening I was playing one of PCH's solitaire card games -- "Tri-Peaks Rush." There was a tournament in effect with a prize of $100 each for the highest token earner, and for the highest scorer. I got lucky (I thought).
The cards just came out right. I had 50,000 points for playing, a time bonus of 7,000, and a cards-remaining bonus of 14,000, for a total of 71,000 points. That total topped all other scores recorded for the tournament.
But, before my score was recorded, (and before I could make a screen shot) down dropped the PCH all purpose get-out-of-paying screen: "Sorry, we are experiencing technical difficulties. Try again later."
Product or Service Mentioned: Publishers Clearing House Game.
Reason of review: Fraudulent contest.
Monetary Loss: $100.
Preferred solution: If no real person in the tournament legitimately tops my score, aware prize.
Publishers Clearing House Pros: Dreams of possibilities enjoy token games.
Publishers Clearing House Cons: Too many ads interrupting game play.