If you search the internet often — and who doesn't, these days? — how would you like to win big prizes while you do it? That's right, all you need to do is use PCH Search & Win for your regular internet searches and you'll be in the running to win everything from small gift cards to the massive PCH SuperPrize Drawing. Here's how it works.
What Is PCH Search & Win?
PCH Search and Win is an internet search engine owned by Publishers Clearing House. It started out as an independent search engine called Blingo until PCH bought the company in 2006.
Many people run internet searches every day, either for work, to research personal interests, or to satisfy their curiosity. By choosing to use PCH Search and Win over standard search engines like Google, you can not only get excellent search results, but you can also win prizes effortlessly, making it a fun way to get reliable answers.
If you're wondering whether Google has more results or is more accurate, the answer is no. PCH Search & Win sources its search results from Google and Yahoo, so the results are similar to the ones you are used to seeing. But PCH Search and Win has an advantage over everyday search engines: by using it, you can instantly win prizes.
How to Enter PCH Search and Win Giveaways
One nice thing about PCH Search & Win is that you don't need to fill out an entry form every day for your chance to win prizes. Just sign up for a free account, then all you need to do is to make sure you're logged in before you enter your internet search terms.
It doesn't matter what you search for, any topic counts. You can search for new sweepstakes to enter, delicious new recipes to make, funny cat videos, or whatever else catches your interest. Furthermore, if you don't like the results, you're under no obligation to visit the websites. Whether you click on the results of the search or not will in no way affect your chances of winning.
However, you'll want to be sure that you are performing legitimate searches, not simply entering gobblygook for a chance to win. You can be disqualified, or even banned from PCH Search & Win altogether, for searching for the same term over and over again, or for running nonsensical searches.
You can find more Do's and Don'ts on the Search and Win website.
Who Can Enter, and How Often?
You can enter the PCH Search and Win giveaways if you're a resident of the United States who is at least 13 years old. Although you can perform as many searches as you like, only the first 25 searches each day are eligible to win prizes. Check the PCH Search and Win Rules for more details, updates, and restrictions.
What Can You Win from PCH Search & Win?
There are three different ways to win prizes through PCH Search and Win: instant prizes, SuperPrize entries, and tokens.
The instant prizes that are available to win change every day. Typical prizes include Amazon gift certificates, music downloads, cash in various denominations, and even larger prizes. You can view a list of winners to get an idea of the prizes that have been given away recently.
If you win an instant prize, a congratulations screen will pop up and let you know how to claim your prize. Prizes worth less than $600 will be sent to you automatically. PCH will contact you with information about claiming more valuable prizes.
As mentioned earlier, PCH Search & Win also earns you entries into the PCH SuperPrize Drawing, which has prizes worth at least a million dollars or more. In fact, million-dollar winner Natalie Bostelman won her prize with a simple search.
You will also receive tokens with your first search each day, as well as for your membership anniversary and birthday. You can redeem tokens for additional chances to win prizes at the PCH Redemption Center. These prizes include gift cards, cash, and much more. They have a variety of giveaways running at any given time.
How Are PCH Search and Win Winners Determined?
As with many instant sweepstakes, a winning time will be randomly drawn for each prize to be given away. The first eligible person to perform a qualifying search after each predetermined time will be a potential winner.
For some tips on how to tweak your entries to increase your odds of winning, see how sweepstakes drawings work.
Are PCH Sweepstakes Legit?
If you're concerned about getting scammed for entering Publishers Clearing House's sweepstakes, you don't have to be. PCH sweepstakes are legit, though the odds of winning a SuperPrize are very low. However, scammers do misuse the Publishers Clearing House name to trick people into thinking they've won a prize when they haven't. It's a good idea to learn how to tell the difference between a real PCH win and a scam.