Publishers Clearing House - I WENT HUNGRY! WE WOULD HAVE HAD PLENTY IF IT HADN"T ALL BEEN SPENT ON CRAP FROM PUBLISHER'S CLEARINGHOUSE!
That's exactly what they did with my mama. She would wait all day for the prize patrol to show up with the flowers from the local florist and she would get all fixed up real nice with nice clothes and make up waiting for them.
She also was so sure that she had won because of course she had ordered tons of crap from for years. She would be very sad and disappointed when they didn't show up. It always made me mad when I saw firsthand the very poor quality of all of the overpriced crap that she would order all the time. Plus she had to pay alot for all of the shipping and handling charges.
We were very poor, and really could have used all the money she was spending at PCH on stuff like food. I remember many a time going hungry because there was nothing to eat when we would have had plenty if it hadn't all been spent on crap from publisher's clearinghouse!