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having to search for a product to buy before I can enter

Complaint Rating:  68 % with 304 votes
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Publishers Clearing House
6607 Co. Rd. 20
Orland, United States
Phone: 5308655653
This is a multi-part message in MIME format. ------=_NextPart_000_0033_01C92CA8.7B7828D0 Content-Type: text/plain; charset="utf8" Content-Transfer-Encoding: binary I really resent having to try to buy something in order to finish an entry onto PCH.com. I don't believe that is the right way to approach things. Joyce _____ From: Publishers Clearing House [mailto:PublishersClearingHouse@superprize.pch.com] Sent: Sunday, October 12, 2008 5:06 AM To: lilaclady@sbcglobal.net Subject: PCH Important Entry Message DON'T MISS YOUR CHANCES TO WIN! Add pch.com to your address book. Why? Important Message PCH.com Publishers Clearing House MARYANN CARTER Contest Department Dear Joyce Staples, The Publishers Clearing House Prize Patrol could visit the Staples home to award a $1, OOO, OOO.OO "Tax Free" SuperPrizeR from Giveaway No. 1170. I urge you to follow the instructions below so that you can claim your SuperPrize number. You see, if the SuperPrize number assigned to you matches the winning number drawn, Joyce Staples will win $1, OOO, OOO.OO from Publishers Clearing House, free and clear of State and Federal taxes. Here's what a SuperPrize winner from Giveaway No. 1170 would experience: The Prize Patrol would arrive at our winner's door with flowers and balloons to present the "Big Check" and personally congratulate the winner. Video cameras would be rolling to capture the winning moment. Our new winner would have enough money to enjoy financial security, indulge in a few luxuries ... and perhaps even travel the world. Our new winner would be in the financial position to help others by sending a child or grandchild to college or donating to favorite charities. To receive a valid SuperPrize entry that could ultimately win you a life-changing Tax Free Million Dollars, just use any of the links below to visit PCHSearch &Win -- AND THIS IS IMPORTANT -- search any topic you desire to claim your entry! And please, make sure to visit PCHSearch&Win every day for all your internet searching. Why? Because getting a daily entry for a Tax Free Million Dollar SuperPrize is just the beginning of the exciting prize opportunities that you'll get at PCHSearch&Win. You see, PCHSearch&Win also gives you chances to win instant prizes like computers, plasma TVs and lots and lots of cold hard cash every day. You search the internet all the time, and now, thanks to PCHSearch&Win, your searches could make you a winner -- INSTANTLY! Please don't miss out. Make sure we hear from you soon! If you become our SuperPrize winner the Prize Patrol will personally award you the "Big Check" and be the first to congratulate you on your good fortune! Much success in all that you strive for. Sincerely, Maryann Carter, Contest Department Maryann Carter Contest Department Click Here to Continue $15, OOO.OO Trick or Treasure Halloween Giveaway! P.S. This Halloween, the Publishers Clearing House Prize Patrol could bring you a $15, OOO.OO treat! Yes, they will personally award a $15, OOO.OO cash prize on October 31st and your first search every day gives you a chance to win! So search now, Joyce, and maybe you'll have a VERY Happy Halloween! _____ To unsubscribe from future PCHSearch&Win emails, please click here. _____ WE CARE ABOUT YOUR PRIVACY! You've received this email because you are registered with pch.com. You are subscribed as lilaclady@sbcglobal.net. If you no longer wish to receive email from Publishers Clearing House, please unsubscribe. This is a post-only message, please do not reply. If you have any question regarding Publishers Clearing House or other pch.com sweepstakes, please visit the pch.com Info Center. Privacy Policy Habeas Certified Sender Seal Publishers Clearing House, pch.com, and their agencies are not responsible for any incorrect or inaccurate information or formatting, whether caused by internet users or by any of the equipment, programming or software associated with or utilized in connection with the Sweepstakes. This offer is open to all residents of the United States, Puerto Rico and APO/FPO. C 2008 Publishers Clearing House 101 Winners Circle Port Washington, NY 11050 [08S4281] ------=_NextPart_000_0033_01C92CA8.7B7828D0 Content-Type: text/html; charset="utf8" Content-Transfer-Encoding: binary
I really resent having to try to buy something in order to finish an entry onto PCH.com. I don’t believe that is the right way to approach things.
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A  23rd of Oct, 2009 by    0 Votes
don't have any comment's sorry
N  25th of Oct, 2009 by    0 Votes
Dear Publishers,
I have been receiving notifications for many years and nothing have happen.
Is this a real contest or some to make believe.
I think that is about time that the LUCK touch my shores.
I want to believe in you and your company.

Fernando Vidal
3125 Denham Court,
Orlando, Fla, 32825
N  29th of Oct, 2009 by    0 Votes
pch sent me some papers with the right address they was coming on the 11 of november I sent it back now every time I check my email poohdipie@yahoo.com they have the wrong address I respond to them with the right address and they send the wrong address I believe they are not true any more I believe they tell people this so they think they won are you true
N  29th of Oct, 2009 by    0 Votes
everything i order come to the right address
N  29th of Oct, 2009 by    0 Votes
I have been recieving papers from pch for some years different address I haven't won anything how do I suppose to believe you my lease is not over until May false advertising
A  31st of Oct, 2009 by    0 Votes
sorry to say my dad this for years but wher it got him is in the graveyard and my mom
is in a nursing home and i was ship off to some freinds house to live so what does this tell you this is a major scam all they do is take the public money and leave you in the poor house i wish i could belive their ads but there nothing here to belive in

sincerly nancy thomas
68 washington ave
south amboy nj 08879
N  4th of Nov, 2009 by    0 Votes
I to am fed-up with PCH. They say that you don't have to order/buy anything to enter but that's all you see is ads. So you try to enter buy skipping all of the offers and you NEVER get anywhere it's like your computer just freezes; and day after day it's the same thing "HURRY UP AND ENTER SO YOU WON'T MISS YOUR CHANCE TO WIN!!!" but you just entered the day before . How many times do you have to enter? All they want to do is fill-up your inbox with ads. I'm sorry that I ever logged on in the first place! If I had to do over again I wouldn't do it!
A  15th of Nov, 2009 by    0 Votes
I submitted my entries by postmail and email for years and have never even received honorable mention. You send me so many emails and the search and win is defintely a fraud. I don't order as I do not need anything you are selling and besides it is less expensive to buy in the store. You should be ashamed of yourself for raising people's hopes and then smashing their dreams. I can't figure out why someone has not found a legal loophole against you. PW
N  16th of Nov, 2009 by    0 Votes
I have been playing since 1998 and haven't won a dime either, keep in mind this sweepstakes is for the entire country, well I don't know where your from but, in connecticut, not the rich parts, but the small town I'm from we even have are dog looking out the window for balloons, he's so confused he attacks our mailman, I just think he's getting tired of waiting for that new shinny doggie collar and lady boxer girlfriend. That's the kind of dog we own. (for those of you who didn't get that) well keep your head up and remember you can't win it if your not in it, even if it takes 20 years.

N  16th of Nov, 2009 by    0 Votes
I try every day to win a prize and some how I have a hard time to get on to recieve anything. no matter what I do its not easy. please help me recieve my winnings their this to much garbage to get through. I try every year and still get nothing. I think the best way should be notify is calling.

carl lewis
Monroe, ct
A  3rd of Dec, 2009 by    0 Votes
I have been playing PCH games for 15 years. First by mail, then by email. I have moved around from state to state and have never won anything nor do I know anybody who has!
Why isn't this a classified as a fraud site? Hell, they don't even tell you about who, supposedly, did win or where they were from. As much junk mail and email that everyone receives from their site, they must be making a killing off of people! I think they should be shut down.

Tried of being Disappointed,
S Chambers
A  3rd of Dec, 2009 by    0 Votes
I also have played PCH Sweepstakes for 15 years. Many of those years, I used the postal service and bought stamps and now I use email. I have moved to different states and never ever have I won or have ever heard or met of anyone that has won anything. Why isn't this considered a scam or fradulent site! That's exactely what it is!

S Chambers
N  7th of Dec, 2009 by    0 Votes
N  22nd of Dec, 2009 by    0 Votes
This is unbelieveable to be able to enter this way as I am computer illiterate.
A  30th of Dec, 2009 by    0 Votes
I agree with most of the posts. PCH is a SCAM AND A RIPOFF!! Please do not get sucked into this scam. I have been entering for over 4 years now and have not won a single thing. I tried to enter on the net without buying anything but of course it was impossible. For all of last year I entered through the mail and even ordered a product which I am pretty happy about except that it was $12.00 plus S&H and the add said that it would be 50% off if I ordered before the deadline. Yeah! Right. Recently, I got a envelope in the mail stating that I was one of 3 people to share the $1, 000, 000.00 prize receiving $333, 333.00 at the most if I sent it in within 48 hours. The deadline was Dec. 10, 2009. I sent it in the day after I got it, which was way before the deadline. Two days later they sent me another envelope with a NEW NUMBER and more products to buy and stated that I need to send that in within 48 hours. I haven't purchased any more products because I don't really like what they have and can't afford them. It is now after Christmas and I haven't heard who won or anything else about the prize!! I wish that they would just stop sending me these things with their cheap (made in China) products. PHC is a big SCAM AND A RIPOFF!!

ld from Michigan
N  1st of Jan, 2010 by    0 Votes
I am also having trouble trying to get my entries submitted. I can get most of the way through and then an ad will come up and you cannot get past it to submit you entry. I have had trouble with the last 3 Search and wins, they did not get submitted. This is getting to be very annoying! I like PCH very much and enjoy the sweepstakes, games, etc.
A  7th of Jan, 2010 by    0 Votes
I agree PCH is a scam these people are so dumb they have nothing better to do with their lifes then to mislead people into believing they could win all this money.. Liars, you don't win Anything besides more email junk mail lol...
D  13th of Jan, 2010 by    0 Votes
Whats all the fuss about... You dont have to enter if you dont want to and they nevver made order anything. If I want to order I do if I DONT THEN I dont. I have been rceiving pchouse since 1980 and I never had a problem with the orders and if I DIDNT LIKE A PRODUCT I would send it back with no problems you know it says that you dont have to order to think your chances of winning will be better. so if you like the fun and like to order products then this is the place. I LIKE THE BARGINS ON THEIR MAGAZINES BUT I realize that not everyone is going to win but you just never know . I THINK PEOPLE THINK THAT they will win but alot of people enter the sweepstakes to begin with so look at the odds. I LIKE PCHOUSE AND WILL ORDER MAGAZINES OR WHAT i want at a fair price. A Happy customer since 1980 from PA.
D  13th of Jan, 2010 by    0 Votes
I have been getting info from pchouse since 1980 and never had a problem with my orders and I THINK ALOT OF PEOPLE dont realize that their are alot of people that do send in their sweepstakes so the odds of everyone winning big is slim. On the other hand noboby is making you order to think you will win. It says right on their ordering will not improve your chance of winning. Sounds like poor sports all that whining. I do like the bargins on their magazines and if I want to order I do if not hen nobody is making me...I DONT HAVE A Problem with my orders and if I dont like a product I can return it. No one is forcing you to play but the old saying is you gotta play to win!!! A HAPPY MAGAZINE CUSTOMET SINCE 1980. REDRAY
N  14th of Jan, 2010 by    0 Votes
its all a scam people get over it there its out hello open ur ###ing eyes ur not getting a truck to go see ur sister...u better go buy ur own and ur not getting a house for your kids you better go buy that to. open your eyes people

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