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