Publishers Clearing House - PCH is a disappointment

I been entering over 30 years and haven't won a penny.As for the winners they show on TV they are paid actors.

Check it out people!!! PCH has lost me as a customer a long time ago. Promises by them you have won, is such a hook and got ya, to buy from them. A-Holes!!!

Yes! Losers us, don't buy *** from them. I am not entering any of their contest ever again.

They are full of themselves and really make good on all their promises.Stand up people and say NO to paying any thing from them.

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Apr 18, 2012 #467718

I've been entering for years, and have won nothing also. But let's face it, the odds (which they print right on the little white facts sheet)states in plain print are l in BILLIONS of winning the big prize. Even so, the odds are not even that good of winning the smaller amounts. Consider that MILLIONS of people are entering these contests daily. I have to agree that the "free" products don't usually seem to be worth the $20 or $30 they claim to be worth. But it's fun to enter anyway, so I know what I'm doing when I engage in their sales. Heaven knows I've had practice!
I have to say that I have never had a problem with returning anything and not getting charged. Again, the instructions are on the back of each bill. The trick is to read ALL the print of each mailing, to enter exactly as instructed.

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Janice Fischer

Apr 17, 2012 #467329


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Steve in Pittsburgh

Apr 17, 2012 #467112

I have been receiving the same letters and come ons. If I don't win, I'm reporting PCH to my State Attorney General's office to request an investigation into their running a scam. Most of the products they sell are cheap and do not work, but sold for much more than they are worth.

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sharon robinson

Apr 14, 2012 #465869

Im not going to say pch is a scam. However, I keep receiving the same mail. On April 14, 2012, I recieved a postcard to enter my authorization code to register. After countles attempts, the site win did not work. Im looking for a solution.

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frustrated as h- - -

Apr 06, 2012 #461774

i've been entering this daily & answering every email-still nothing. But i have realized maybe they don't want to come to louisana. As for the search & win, i can be searching the same thing & it will skip me & go to the nothern states. Wasted lot of my time,haven't I?

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Jan 19, 2012 #412345

I have played all the games. Entered all the sweepstakes. Answered all the emails and get nothing. What a joke. America lets stand up on our own two feet and JUST SAY NO to their SCAM. The only thing I ever getting is a check to buy something that I may not want or need. That i have to pay for and may not even get after that. Joke number two I guess. I will go crazy before I see any money the way I see it. Any way has anyone ever wondered were do they get this so called money they just give away?

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Jan 13, 2012 #408912

If there is no purchase to win or to play then why in the *** do you people keep sending emails about books and everything else that we don't want I just git and email about the pch diamond card that said I could use to purchase items from fingerhut but as I kept reading it them told me that I had to apply for a card from fingerhut before the card could be used......WTF!!!!....this is getting out of hand and to be honest I am so sick and tired of buying items at a chance to win big money for over 30 years to get nothing!!!! And if you really pay attention. When they show the commercials they are the same winnes from previous years you people should be ashamed....but if enough of was to do the right thing and keep filing complaints maybe this will be investigated, I know I'm about to take this to the NEWS AND SEE WHAT THEY HAVE TO SAY ABOUT THIS MAYBE WE WILL GET TO THE TRUTH

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Feb 01, 2013 #602727 Leavenworth, Kansas

PCH is no longer only in selling junk merchindise. I bought once from them $ 39 something dollars and was *** and broke right off. PCH is in adverting and gettin the people to watch the ad videos and they make money for everytime the ad plays on a persons computer through their site and when you sign up for something like that credit card through them. They make a lot of money. PCH is making BIG BUCKS and their pay offs rare and cheap. $ 5 Amazon cards that you have spend a lot more on Amazon and PCH profits off it and most likely Amazon is paying the $ 5 and not PCH. PCH= Plushers *** HOLE. Don't get caught in their HOLE.

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Jan 13, 2012 #408630

I remember my mother intering many many years ago when I was a child and she NEVER EVER OWN ANYTHING! AND now that I'm an adult in my 40's now and have been entering for years and I have never won anything either,.....BUT WHAT I HAVE NOTICED IS THAT IT'S ONLY THE ELDERLY THAT YOU SEE THAT'S WINNING WITH NICE HOUSES AND IN NICE NEIGHBORHOODS,...I HAVE NEVER SEEN ANY ANYONE UNDER THE AGE OF 50 WIN ANYTHING OR ANYONE FROM A POVERTY STRICKEND AREA!!!!!!.....

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The TRUTH about PCH

Feb 01, 2013 #602729

PCH is no longer only in selling junk merchandise. I bought once from them $ 30 something dollars and was *** and broke right off. PCH is in adverting and getting the people to watch the ad videos and they make money for every time the ad plays on a persons computer through their site and when you sign up for something like that credit card through them. They make a lot of money. PCH is making BIG BUCKS and their pay offs rare and cheap. $ 5 Amazon cards that you have spend a lot more on Amazon and PCH profits off it and most likely Amazon is paying the $ 5 and not PCH. PCH= Publishers *** HOLE. Don't get caught in their HOLE.

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Sep 29, 2011 #351739

PCH is an outstanding company. SO shut your big fat pie hole and go back downstairs watching FUll House reruns eating your big fat bag of potato chips you big fat *** AND A HALF OF A HOLE

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mike johnson

Aug 16, 2011 #329692

they said I won movie tickets never got em

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Chris Irving

Jun 17, 2011 #300662

Hello, this is Chris Irving the Assistant Vice President of Consumer Affairs from Publishers Clearing House. I was dissapointed to read the anonomyous posting from the above consumer alleging that somehow the prize awards by our famous Prize Patrol are staged. Nothing could be further from the truth! The winning moments that are broadcast live and then used in our commercials are filmed as they happen. There are no actors in these moments - the faces and screams of joy are from real people who are unaware that they have won until the moment our Prize Patrol shows up with flowers, balloons, champagne and of course that big check!

Since 1967 Publishers Clearing House has awarded over $225 million to consumers from coast to coast. No purchase is ever necessary to enter or win. All of the products we sell are backed by a 100% satisfacation gurantee. We offer a wide range of household consumer products and we are proud to have so many consumers who love what we sell. We hear time and again from customers who value the ease from being able to order from their homes knowing that they can pay in four easy installments and return any item that does not meet thier satisfaction.

If consumers have any question about our famous sweepstakes or need any assitance they can contact our customer service group either online at or toll free at 800-645-9242

All the best from the "House Where Dreams Come True."

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lisa s

Dec 15, 2012 #582425 Deckerville, Michigan

Hi my name is Lisa, I have never won anything yet but im not mad about it and i know it is real. people don't understand how many people actually sign up for this site. Its like the lotto its real but what are your chances of winning. So stop complaining and maybe one day you will be the lucky winner. I personally love publishers clearing house and im always gonna stay on there site even if i don't win

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Jun 15, 2011 #299817

I agree that their products are of inferior quality and that they can be purchased elsewhere for a fraction of what PCH charges. Some can even be found at a dollar store. With that being said, they are not a scam regarding no one ever winning a prize though. If that were true, then they would have been shut down and prosecuted for fraud many, many years ago. I am sure that you are not the first person to have made that claim over the last 30 years and you are probably not the last. But the fact is, people, very few people in comparison to the millions of entries they receive do win money. The truth is for why you have not won anything is because the odds of winning a prize from PCH are so slim that you have better chances of getting hit by lightening.

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Nov 03, 2015 #1057857

Are you aware of the congressional hearings held early in 1999 putting PCH, American Family Publishers, Time-Life, and Reader's Digest on the hot seat? I taped those hearings and play them back now and then. It was so amusing to see these company representatives squirming in their seats when their shoddy business practices were exposed. You can find this testimony online. Publishers Clearing House practices the old "bait and switch" *** game and they never give away their "mega prizes" at these "special early looks" because they obviously feed all the numbers returned into a computer and then have that computer churn out a number that does NOT match any that were returned. Just a way of drumming up business from weak-minded people who actually think they really have one chance in almost 2 BILLION to win--

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