The lure of the Prize Patrol

  • Article by: PAMELA HUEY , Star Tribune
  • Updated: January 14, 2013 - 7:32 PM

I entered again, and again, and again, and again, and again, and again. Mailings were multiplying faster than rabbits.

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SylvaniaJan. 14, 1311:31 PM

I agree completely with this article..I finally started to file the entry in my waste basket and shred anything with my name on it. It just became so annoying I had to quit and my stress level went way down. I read the odds of winning and realized My house had been hit with lightening once and I had the same chance of that happening again as I did to win this...............Sylvania

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eurotravelerJan. 14, 1311:32 PM

My wife used to also follow all the complicated instructions for those who don't buy something, over a number of years. She finally got tired of filling out the forms and stopped. I always figured your chances of winning were the same whether you entered or not.

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SylvaniaJan. 14, 1311:35 PM

P.S. from Sylvania...Anything I ordered from them was just junk!!! Not worth the money I spent.....

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chucke99Jan. 14, 1311:45 PM

Hi. That's a great article. That last letter you got? Did they mention that the list of potential winners has 100 million names on it?

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erikj3Jan. 15, 1312:07 AM

My grandma died last year and still gets tons of junk mail from PCH. Stop, stop indeed.

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mvcurtisJan. 15, 13 2:51 AM

I made the mistake abd ebtered on line, now I get 2 or 3 E-mails a day asking to buy something, or do something to keep my name on list. Bought one thing once and it was like opeing a pandora's box. Unless you like E-Mails filling your box .... Beware

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kleinerpJan. 15, 13 6:24 AM

Yup, enteing on line is just as bad. I think I entered but really have no idea since I get several e-mails per day asking me to confirm various things. It is delete PCH time.

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elkiddJan. 15, 13 6:38 AM

been there done that, also giving money to places that mail and ask for money and then they start coming out of the woodwork and yearly gives become weekly

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bigbadbeanJan. 15, 13 7:16 AM

Day after day I sit by my window watching for the prize patrol to stop by my house... I need another hobby.

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justincase12Jan. 15, 13 7:28 AM

don't give up trying. I did'nt and won the million dollar prize. Not that much work for the big payout.

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