So many common misconceptions about Publishers Clearing House. Find out what’s real and what’s not. Publishers Clearing House Sweepstakes real facts. The Publishers Clearing House (PCH) sweepstakes is a contest that is open to residents of the United States of America and also Canada. The sweepstakes has some incredible prizes up for grabs, and one thing that many people don’t realize is that there is no minimum spend, or even any purchase at all, required to enter.
Anyone who lives in a qualifying country can enter the Publishers Clearing House Sweepstakes. All you need to do is contact the Publishers Clearing House to request your entry be registered. Americans can enter by post, telephone or online. Canadians must telephone the Publishers Clearing House to enter, and can use the automated system to register for the next sweepstake draw. You can find the telephone number for the Publishers Clearing House on the PCH website.
The Sweepstakes are free to enter, and are not the same as a lottery. While the goal of the Sweepstakes is to promote products sold by the Publishers Clearing House, and you can register your desire to enter while you make a purchase, you are not obliged to buy anything. Buying Won’t Help You Win. Your chances of winning without a purchase are the same as the chances of someone who buys something. Of course, if you do make a purchase you may qualify for a premium offer. The premium offers are not the same as winnings, they are awarded to people who comply with the offer’s instructions and are more like a “free gift”.
Anyone who wins a Publishers Clearing House prize of more than $500 will be notified by post, or via the PCH Prize Patrol, in person. All of the winnings go straight to you, with no processing fee, handling charge or tax coming out of the winnings. Note that no-one except the Publishers Clearing House is authorized to contact winners, so if you get a message claiming to be from a celebrity, or a third party that is processing your winnings “for a fee”, ignore it – the message is a scam.