PCH: Games, content and prices
DescriptionPCH is a direct-marketing company that sells merchandise, magazine subscriptions and operates several prize-based websites. It is best known for the sweepstakes and the Prize Patrol. PCH uses fun activities to promote its magazine subscriptions.
HistoryFounded in 1953 by Harold and LuEsther Mertz, PCH becomes known as the sweepstakes company, whose Prize Patrol surprises, screaming winners on their doorsteps with oversized checks in huge, life-changing amounts from $1,000,000.00 to $5,000.00. These memorable, real-life reactions of stunned sweepstakes prize winners have entertained audiences all across America. They have spawned a number of good-natured skits on such TV shows as Saturday Night Live and The Tonight Show. The Publishers Clearing House’s Prize Patrol has made appearances on the popular TV game shows like The Price Is Right, Let’s Make A Deal and Family Feud. The company has awarded over $433 Million in prizes. It has evolved to greatly expand its offerings to win online and through social media and mobile apps. The company’s online game network has more than 10 million unique monthly visitors, and someone wins a prize every 5 minutes.
PCH SuperPrizes ranging from $1 million to $10 million are awarded at least three times per year. In total, Publishers Clearing House awards anywhere from nearly $3 million to just over $13 million in prizes annually.The PCH $1,000,000.00 SuperPrize is paid $25,000.00 a year for 29 years with a final payment of $275,000.00 in the 30th year. PCH pays lifetime prizes for some of the winner, so get informed how can you get one. The winners are picked at random and made under the supervision of the PCH Board of Judges. They’re picked in two ways: Via a random drawing and by watching a winning number.