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Publishers Clearing House - chance me!

speckledeggspeckledegg Registered User Posts: 366 Member
edited April 2009 in Parent Cafe
I usually just throw it out but the possiblity of winning $5,000 a week for life sounds rather appealing at the moment. The main letter from the executive director of the "prize patrol" has so much mock highlighting/underlining/scribbling that I think I have grasped what a mistake it might be to fail to enter and have the prize patrol go to the home of an alternate winner... apparently this happens "often." Is there a downside to entering, such as joining the mothership of junk mailing lists?
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Replies to: Publishers Clearing House - chance me!

  • harvardmumharvardmum Registered User Posts: 87 Junior Member
    OK, I loved the title to this...thanks for the laugh!
  • scansmomscansmom Registered User Posts: 1,553 Senior Member
    I was going to say, "when hell freezes over" - but Wikipedia probably knows best!
    In 2009, the odds for the top prize in Publisher's Clearing House Giveaway #1400 (a prize of $1-million) were 1 in 1.75-billion, the highest the odds have ever been for a PCH giveaway.

    Publishers Clearing House - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
  • atomomatomom Registered User Posts: 4,130 Senior Member
    Good one!

    You can't win if you don't enter. Send it in!!
  • aibarraibarr Registered User Posts: 4,248 Senior Member
    OK, I loved the title to this...thanks for the laugh!

    Me too. =)

    This past year, my brother and a friend and I were the Prize Patrol for Halloween.
  • mousegraymousegray Registered User Posts: 1,642 Senior Member
    Gave me a laugh too.
    I entered it once. I also was so amazed by all the urging -- so many exclamation marks!!! -- that I thought, what the hell. The prize patrol did not materialize for me though.
  • ellemenopeellemenope Registered User Posts: 11,380 Senior Member
    If the odds of winning are 1 in 1.8 billion, then a lot of people must enter multiple, multiple times. We don't have near 1.8 billion people in the US. Heck, even the July 2008 estimate of the population of China was 1.3 billion.
  • astrophysicsmomastrophysicsmom Registered User Posts: 4,326 Senior Member
    And, here I thought that underlining and highlighting was especially for me. I was convinced THIS IS IT, and yes, I searched through all that crap to find the right sticker to put there, the right stamp to put there.....are you guys telling me not to plan how I'm going to spend my $$?!!!
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