Publishers Clearing House - on the level or pushing the scam scene?

@coffeebreak (17829)
United States
December 31, 2007 5:40pm CST
I don't enter the Publisher's Clearing House sweepstakes, I am not going to win. Never hear of anyone that does, but I guess they have to have someone, but in all the years of watching the commercials this time of each year, and again in August, from the winners they show on the commercials, all the winners are around 50 or older. Granted i could be wrong on the age a bit, but from the looks of the person in the commercial - 50 years or older are the only "winners" they ever show. Oh, take that back, did see a woman that looked maybe 40 but still, is it a scam that Pub Clear Hse only has "older" winners so that hopefully, they don't have to pay out so long? Now, don't get me wrong - I'm not putting anyone down on age or anything like that. I am just stating what every commercial PCH has shown. Do you know someone that has won PCH? Do you enter? Do you wonder if it is stream lined to the elderly? Not saying they shouldn't win or anything like that, just that according to the commercials, "seniors" are 9 out or 10 winners . What are your comments?
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@my52cents (569)
• United States
1 Jan 08
Well, I hope you're right about the older folks winning - 'cause we're in that category and my husband always sends in those entries! Seems that might increase our chances, you think? LOL I'm sure it's regulated somehow, so there really are winners, but I've never known one. We do leave our porch light on, though, for Ed McMahon or whoever would like to deliver us our nice, big check. We'll take it!
@coffeebreak (17829)
• United States
1 Jan 08
Hadn't thought of it that way! I'm at that age too, so I guess maybe I should start sending them in! Course that and 99ยข will get you a cup of coffee at McD's and since I dont' drink coffee...
• United States
20 Aug 08
I wonder if their more likely to win because they are the segment of the population to enter. You have to play to win!
@jillhill (37358)
• United States
2 Jan 08
I used to look forward to getting their contest entries and ordering magazines. But I haven't done it for years now. I always had a problem getting all of the magazines and then before the subscription was even near ending they were sending me reorder forms. I think they probably have winners....but like you said they mostly are older and until you brought it up I hadn't noticed that they are that old! That was a very good point to bring up. I don't care now if they send me another entry in my lifetime....I won't enter again!
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@arkaf61 (10891)
• Canada
1 Jan 08
LOL I"m getting close to that age too, so I better start sending those entries hehehe I don't know of anybody that one but since I don't have to buy anything it doesn't really matter:)
@artemis432 (7396)
• United States
20 Aug 08
I enter usually through the Search and Win site, I just do a serach and I'm automatically entered. Sometimes I enter through the site and it takes about half a minute to do a robo fill of the fields or sign in and then press skip skip skip through all of the offers. I've seen some younger winners. I'm getting older now, even though I have a toddler - I'm 38 and wouldn't mind winning. I wouldn't take the annunity even though that means you risk getting less money and paying more taxes...who knows what this ecomomy is going to bring, if its true we're heading for another Great Depression. And if so, I wouldn't want to risk PCH going out of business before I got my money. The funny thing is how many people complain because they don't understand the subtlies of the English language and thing "You might be the winner" actually means you are and how many think they have to pay - children of older parents outraged because of the amount of money their parents have paid, why didn't they pay attention sooner? And many of their winners - never paid a cent! I've only won little prizes so far, I've only seriously been "sweeping" for three to four weeks but I've already won three dvd sets, a t-shirt a flash card set on a ring for my baby and a book a cd for him, a t-shirt and an excercise set...I use OLS and MR sweepy, I love the sweepstakes sponserd by tv stations the most, like HGTV, DIY and HSN. But then, the blogger sweepstakes - I've won two prizes from these - offer better odds.