Publisher's Clearing House Reviews
About Publisher's Clearing House
The Publisher's Clearing House is a well known direct mailing company which offers its customers discounted magazine subscriptions, as well as a wide array of various merchandise.
The company was founded by the Mertz family in 1953, and originally only offered discounted magazine subscriptions, though in the 1980s they expanded to offering a wide selection of merchandise.
This merchandise ranges from DVDs to household items and personal items to collectibles. They have also recently included direct, discounted access to many popular “As Seen On TV” infomercial items.
PCH says they place a lot of importance on community and family, and to this end they claim to give almost half of their profits to charitable organizations, like the New York Botanical Garden and the Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders Association.
But Publisher’s Clearing House is perhaps most famous for the Publisher's Clearing House Sweepstakes that was introduced in 1967 and has given away over $223 million in prizes over the past few decades. Their “Prize Patrol” videos, which show a spokesman showing up at people’s doors with large checks, are widespread and well known.
A sweepstakes is a type of marketing promotion. In exchange for a customer’s purchase, or other action, their name and information will be placed in a random drawing for a prize.
Publisher’s Clearing House allows you to enter the Sweepstakes without purchasing anything. All you have to do is provide them with your name, mailing address, and email address.
This information will be used to add you to their direct mailing and email services, unless you specifically choose to opt out. Members who purchase items from PCH are automatically entered into the drawing as well.
Publisher’s Clearing House promises that members who enter their sweepstakes without purchase as just as likely to win as those who enter with purchase, as they maintain their drawing is completely random.
If you have any experience with this company, please leave your Publisher’s Clearing House reviews below.