What is your take on Publishing clearing house is it for real???

@mtdewgurl74 (18118)
United States
October 5, 2006 12:37am CST
Do you think its a real deal or a hoak to get people to buy more stuff??Spend more money on a dream that may never come to light??
6 responses
@ilse72 (1453)
• United States
16 Oct 06
Yes, it is definitely real but your chances of getting hit by lightning are greater than your chances of winning...especially if you are me! I'm not normally a lucky person when it comes to things you can win.
@mtdewgurl74 (18118)
• United States
17 Oct 06
well kowing my luck i'd get hit by lightening and die and then they come to my house to announce me the winner lolol.If i'm not having bad luck I wouldn't have no luck at all lol.thanks for the reply. I appreciate it.
@ilse72 (1453)
• United States
17 Oct 06
LOL...we must be sisters! Your luck sounds just like mine. :)
@mtdewgurl74 (18118)
• United States
19 Oct 06
well mamma always said the more the merrier...lol
@JoyfulOne (6242)
• United States
16 Oct 06
I think Publishers clearing house is for real. They've been around for many, many years. About 20 years ago, or more, the government in the US investigated them, along with many other places that do this kind of thing on a routine basis. As a result, the government keeps a close eye on these places just to make sure that there is a winner, and that they are actually paid. They also make sure that when it says 'no purchase necessary' that those entries are not thrown out if they indeed didn't buy their magazines or whatever. Believe me, they wouldn't have been able to stay in business for so long with the government hanging over their heads over it. I don't believe they're fraudulent, and do deliver on their prizes. Do I enter...you bet!
@mtdewgurl74 (18118)
• United States
17 Oct 06
Thank you for your very informative reponse it is greatly appreciated.thanks..Atleast now i can tell my hubby to stop throwing them away.
@JoyfulOne (6242)
• United States
17 Oct 06
Mtdewgurl, I not only get the chances in the postal mail, I also get them right to my inbox 3 - 4 times a week. Of course you get the choice to buy magazines, and other stuff, but there is always a way to enter on the form if you are NOT ordering. I've been getting them a long time this way, and I've never ordered a single thing. On each entry there is always a disclaimer stating that 'no purchase is necessary to enter', that is one of the rules that the US government made them change to so that no contest like that could force you to buy something in order to enter or win. Sure the odds are high on winning, but lots of people merely throw theirs away. Same with the online entries, I figure if anything it ups the odds some. I may never win, but it's free, and it's fun, and I don't blow money on our state's lottery where the odds are really high too. Good luck!
@mtdewgurl74 (18118)
• United States
19 Oct 06
yeah i get them in my inbox to.. thanks ..
@BuffMom (2215)
• United States
17 Oct 06
I dont know.. i always thought of it as a rip off
@mtdewgurl74 (18118)
• United States
19 Oct 06
thank you BuffMom for your opinion...thanks.
• Hyderabad, India
17 Oct 06
for that i have to pay milion of $
@mtdewgurl74 (18118)
• United States
19 Oct 06
thank you for your reply...
@srhelmer (6930)
• Beaver Dam, Wisconsin
17 Oct 06
I think they do pay someone millions of dollars each year but I also think the odds of winning it are so great you'll never see me winning.
@mtdewgurl74 (18118)
• United States
17 Oct 06
probably me either you probably have to spend thousands to be able to win and i just don't have that kind of money to waste on magazines lol...
@Tanya8 (1734)
• Canada
16 Oct 06
I agree with the above response. If you're interested in ordering a magazine, you may be able to get a good rate. The chances of winning the sweeptakes are very remote though.
@mtdewgurl74 (18118)
• United States
17 Oct 06
thank you for your repsonse. I agreed to but hubby didn't so he always tossed them..thanks again