PCH – Win 1 of 7 $75 each with Search and Win Sweepstakes

Official Rules for Search & Win Sweepstakes

January 16, 2017

The Search and Win Sweepstakes (the “Sweepstakes”) consists of a series of overlapping promotional Giveaways, each with a fixed number of Prizes to be awarded over a specified Promotional Period, in which participants qualify to win Prizes by using a commonly available internet search engine. Every Giveaway is subject to these Official Rules and the Terms of Use for this Web site except as expressly stated otherwise. No purchase necessary to enter or win. A purchase or payment will not increase your chances of winning.
1. Eligibility

The Sweepstakes is open to residents of the United States who are at least thirteen (13) years old and have an Internet connection. Employees of the Sponsor and any Promoter and their affiliates, Sweepstakes supervisors and members of their immediate families are not eligible to participate or win. The Sweepstakes is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws, rules and regulations. Void where prohibited. Participant’s computer must accept cookies or any similar device used to track entries. See the Sponsor’s Privacy Policy for more information about cookies.
2. How to Enter the Sweepstakes

To enter the Sweepstakes, just access a participating website then register or sign in and search the internet using its Search and Win search services. Each time you enter a unique search term, you will be eligible to win a prize. Clicking on a link or links after performing a search is not necessary to enter and does not improve a user’s chances of winning. Clicking through to any other linked pages, including sponsored results and search results, will not result in additional Sweepstakes entries. No more than 25 searches per day will be eligible to win.
3. Current Prizes
Giveaway SW2017021

Promotional Period: Giveaway SW2017021 begins on January 16, 2017 (12:00 AM, ET) and ends on January 16, 2017 (11:59 PM, ET)

Prizes: Ten (10) prizes with a value of Twenty Five ($25) each.

Winner Selection Methodology: Computer-generated potential winning time(s) will be randomly selected for all prizes. If you are the first person to search at or after a winning time, you will win a prize. Winning times will be generated consistent with user traffic estimates and may not be evenly distributed throughout the Promotional Period (“Instant Win Method”).
4. What Happens If I Win?

You will be notified immediately if you have won a prize. All prizes under $600.00 will automatically be sent to you within 3-5 weeks. For prizes $600.00 and above, you will be contacted with further instructions on how to claim your prize. At least one prize in the amount promoted as a replenishable prize is guaranteed to be awarded during the promotional period, either as an instant win or in a random drawing at Giveaway end. All personally-identifiable information submitted by any winner to claim a prize is subject to the Privacy Policy.
5. Winner Verification; Prize Receipt

Winners may be required to sign an affidavit of eligibility and publicity release in order to claim their Prize. If you have not received your Prize within six weeks after the end of the relevant Promotional Period, you must contact Customer Service via our “Ask Us” Form at http://pchsearch.custhelp.com/app/ask/ by choosing “PCHSearch & Win” from the drop down list and filling out the given form. Failure to notify Customer Service of non-receipt within eight weeks after the end of the Promotional Period will result in forfeiture of the Prize.
6. Publicity

Participation constitutes consent to use of Winner’s name, likeness and address (city, state) for promotional purposes in any media, worldwide, without further payment or consideration.
7. General Conditions

Any Giveaway may be canceled, suspended and/or modified, in whole or in part, if in the opinion of the Sponsor any fraud, technical failure or other factor beyond its control impairs the integrity or proper functioning of the Sweepstakes. Neither the Sponsor nor any Promoter is responsible for computer malfunctions, network connections, email delivery problems, systems failure or incompatibility, typographical, technical or key-stroke errors, or interruptions in internet service.

Prizes may be offered in different promotional presentations, combined with other Prizes or substituted with another of comparable or greater value. (For example, a $10 Prize may be offered or fulfilled as cash, a gift card or merchandise of comparable value.) No other cash option for, or substitution, assignment or transfer of, any Prize is permitted. Movie ticket Prizes may be redeemed only at participating theatres. Claimed Prizes will be awarded within eight weeks after the end of the relevant Promotional Period. Unclaimed Prizes will not be awarded. Winner is responsible for all taxes.

Sponsor reserves the right, in the case where all Prizes have been awarded prior to the scheduled end of the Promotion Period for any Giveaway, either to end the Giveaway or to replace some or all of such Prizes and continue.

Only the first 25 legitimate searches across all Promoter Web sites (as defined in Section 10 below) each day during the Promotional Period will qualify as entries (the “Daily Entry Limit”); any additional searches will not be eligible to win. All days begin at 12:01 am ET and end at 11:59 pm ET on the date specified in each Giveaway. Searches for the same word, or for the letters of the alphabet, and other irrelevant search queries and similar schemes, will not be deemed to constitute legitimate searches. You may not enter with multiple identities or use any automated system or other device or artifice to enter or obtain more than the maximum number of qualified entries. If the Sponsor changes the number of qualifying searches per day, or elects to shorten the Promotion Period, it will provide at least one day’s prior notice through these Official Rules. You and your entries may be disqualified if you attempt to circumvent these Official Rules or the Terms of Use of this Web site. At PCH’s sole discretion, we may take action, including disabling a user’s account, if we deem that a user is exhibiting unusual patterns of behavior and/or randomly and/or excessively clicking on a link or links after performing a search.
8. Limitations of Liability

If for any reason an entry is confirmed to have been erroneously deleted, lost or otherwise destroyed or corrupted, the entrant’s sole remedy is another entry in the same or a comparable Sweepstakes (or, if that is not possible for any reason, in a random drawing from among other eligible entries for any or all of the unclaimed prizes offered in a Giveaway). No claimant in any dispute involving the Sponsor or any Promoter shall be entitled to claim or obtain indirect, punitive, incidental or consequential damages. Liability of the Sponsor or any Promoter on a claim is limited to the value of the Prize in question.
9. Disputes

Decisions of the Sponsor’s Board of Judges are final. In the event of a dispute as to any entry, the authorized account holder of the email address used to conduct a search will be deemed to be the entrant. Failure by the Sponsor to enforce any provision in these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision.
10. Sponsor; Promoters

The Sweepstakes is sponsored by Publishers Clearing House, 101 Winners Circle, Port Washington, NY 11053-4016. The Sponsor may contract with others (each, a “Promoter”) to make the Sweepstakes available through Search and Win opportunities offered on their respective Web sites (each, a “Promoter Web site”). All Participants have the same chance to win and the Daily Entry Limit applies at all times regardless of the Promoter Web site through which they enter. See Sweepstakes Facts for estimated odds of winning and other important messages. The Sponsor and some Promoters may offer additional benefits or features to Participants, but such benefits or features are independent of the Sweepstakes, do not affect the odds of winning a Prize and are not the responsibility of any other person.
11. Sweepstakes Results; Official Rules

For Sweepstakes results and/or a copy of these Official Rules, send a hand-printed, self-addressed, stamped envelope to the Sponsor at the address above within thirty (30) days after the end of the Promotional Period. VT and MA residents may exclude return postage.
Sweepstakes Facts for PCH Search & Win Prizes
Search & Win Sweepstakes
Prize/Value Giveaway Number Ending Date Estimated Odds of Winning Per Search
$250 (10 prizes with a value of $25 each.) SW2017021 01/16/2017 1 in 195,000

You Have Not Yet Won. All Entries Have The Same Chance Of Winning. The winner has not been identified. We don’t know who the winner is. If you enter our Sweepstakes, your entry will have the same chance to win as every other entry.

Enter For Free. You don’t have to buy anything to enter. Just follow the instructions in the Official Rules.

Enter The Search & Win Sweepstakes Up to 25 Times Per Day. Your first 25 searches each day qualify as entries in the Sweepstakes.

Buying Won’t Help You Win. Your chances of winning without a purchase are the same as the chances of someone who buys something. It would not be lawful to give any advantage to buyers in a Sweepstakes.

A limit of one online entry per day is allowed per individual and per e-mail address for each separate online promotion unless otherwise specified. Subsequent entries determined to be submitted from the same email address or from the same individual using multiple email addresses in violation of this rule will be declared ineligible.

All entries received by 11:59 P.M., ET, 1/16/17 from this online promotion will be eligible for a Publishers Clearing House $5,000.00 A-Week-“Forever” Prize (Giveaway No. 6900), a $1,000,000.00 SuperPrize® (Giveaway No. 8035), a $100.00 prize from our Initials Contest (Giveaway No. 6650) and $1,000.00 from Round 1 of Giveaway No. 9181. You will automatically be entered into these Giveaways by registering and/or signing-in at this Search & Win Website and conducting a search (one entry per day). Upon timely entry, your assigned Prize Number(s) will be fully eligible to win. On days when you are eligible for multiple entries, multiple Prize Numbers will be assigned to you. Entries submitted from this Promotion after the deadline will be deemed invalid.

The SuperPrize Number associated with the winning Bulletin/promotion that matches the winning number for Giveaway No. 6900 wins. The Prize Number associated with the winning Bulletin/promotion that matches the winning number for Giveaway No. 8035 wins. You will win $100.00 cash from Giveaway No. 6650 at Giveaway end if your entry is selected as the winner in a random drawing from among all eligible entries with the same first initial and last initial as you have. All timely entries from this promotion will be eligible to win $1,000.00 in Round One of Giveaway No. 9181 and will compete in Round Two for eligibility to win prizes of $2,000.00, $2,450.00 and $25,000.00 that will be awarded in Round Three. Less than 50% of Round One entries will be randomly selected to enter Round Three.

You may receive multiple entry opportunities into our ongoing Giveaways. Various presentations of these Giveaways using various prizes/prize values may be presented to the public. The winning entry will be eligible for the prize configuration promoted in the Bulletin or pch.com offer from which it comes. A winner’s prize may be supplemented up to the maximum amount of the Giveaway at PCH’s option.

Unless otherwise specified, if the matching winning number from a Giveaway has not been returned at giveaway end, the minimum registered prize amount alone is guaranteed to be awarded to an alternate winner by second chance random drawing among eligible entries at giveaway end. In the event that the winning number from a winning Bulletin/promotion is duplicated, there will be a random drawing among such inadvertently duplicated numbers to determine a winner. In case of a dispute, winning entry will be deemed made by the holder of an established e-mail account associated with the entry. Full prize value will be awarded in alternate drawings for Giveaway Nos. 9181 and 6650.

Prizes will be paid as follows: If the matching winning number for the Forever Prize from Giveaway No. 6900 is assigned to a timely entrant from this promotion, the winner will receive $5,000.00 a week for life with a guaranteed minimum of $1,000,000.00. The prize will be paid for life to the winner and thereafter to one other natural person designated by the winner. The winner must designate the person who will receive secondary weekly payments after the winners death within thirty (30) days after prize award. The secondary recipient must be alive at the time of designation, must be identified by name and address, must meet all applicable eligibility requirements and must consent in writing to receive the continuing weekly prize payments within thirty (30) days after designation. If the person is a minor, acceptance must be by parent or guardian. Designation of secondary recipient is irrevocable after acceptance. Winner may elect to take a lump sum cash payment in lieu of all weekly payments (in which case there would be no secondary recipient). Periodic payments (eg. daily, weekly, monthly) may be paid in advance for up to one year, for any year during which such periodic payments are due to be made. Win $1,000,000.00 from Giveaway No. 8035 and you will receive $25,000.00 a year for 29 years, and a final payment of $275,000.00 in the 30th year. Present value of Giveaway Nos. 6900 and 8035 will vary depending on interest rates and market conditions at the time of the award. All other prizes will be paid in full by check at time of award, unless otherwise noted.

Winners will be notified by mail or in person at our option. Prize award date(s) promoted may be adjusted to accommodate travel arrangements and scheduling conflicts. The entrant named on the winning entry form will be considered the winner. Award subject to verification of identity and eligibility. Winner must be located and sign an Affidavit of Eligibility within 30 days or we will select an alternate winner. Acceptance of prize constitutes permission to use winner’s name and photograph in television commercials, in website promotions, and for other promotional purposes, unless prohibited by law. Parent or Legal Guardian must act for a minor.

PCH Board of Judges’ decisions are final. Giveaways may be ended early for promotional purposes, and if so, all eligible entries will be included and the winner selection method will not change. Taxes are winner’s responsibility. Giveaway Nos. 8035 and 9181 are limited to U.S. and Canadian residents who are physically located and residing within their respective country of residence; except that Canadian residents will not be able to enter this Giveaway via this Search & Win website. Giveaway Nos. 6900 and 6650 are limited to U.S., U.K. and Canadian residents who are physically located and residing within their respective country of residence; except that U.K. and Canadian residents will not be able to enter this Giveaway via this Search & Win website. U.S., U.K. and Canadian residents can enter ongoing giveaways open to them by writing to the address shown below. Void where prohibited. All Giveaways are void in the province of Quebec and residents of that province are not eligible to enter or win. Principals and employees of Publishers Clearing House, their affiliates and subsidiaries, their contest processors, their immediate families and the Board of Judges are not eligible. All federal, state and local laws apply.

By entering this promotion, each entrant accepts and agrees to be bound by these official rules and the decisions of the Board of Judges. Publishers Clearing House and their agencies are not responsible for any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by website users or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Sweepstakes or by any technical or human error which may occur in the processing of submissions in the Sweepstakes. Publishers Clearing House and their agencies assume no responsibility for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, communications line failure, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to, or alteration of entries. Publishers Clearing House and their agencies are not responsible for any problems or technical malfunction of any telephone network or lines, computer systems, servers or providers, computer equipment or software on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or combination thereof, including injury or damage to participants or to any other person’s computer related to or resulting from participating or downloading materials in this Sweepstakes. If, for any reason, the Sweepstakes is not capable of running as planned, including infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes beyond the control of Publishers Clearing House and /or PCH Search and Win which corrupts or affects the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of this Sweepstakes, Publishers Clearing House reserves the right to terminate the online portion of the promotion. Entries become the property of Publishers Clearing House and will not be returned.

Publishers Clearing House reserves the right through decision by the Board of Judges to disqualify any entry determined to be the result of tampering with the Publishers Clearing House online system and/or Search and Win search services in violation of the letter and spirit of the official rules. Any use of programmed, automatic or scripted entry methods will void all associated entries and individuals using such methods may be disqualified for future entry opportunity.

Write-In Entry Instructions. You may write in as often as you like to enter our ongoing Publishers Clearing House sweepstakes at the address below. Sweepstakes eligibility will be based on date the write-in entry is received. Just mail each entry separately. We do not accept entries from a third party or entries sent in bulk.

Publishers Clearing House
101 Winners Circle
Port Washington, NY 11053-4016

To receive future Sweepstakes opportunities, to obtain our most recent list of winners, or if you wish to stop receiving Bulletins from Publishers Clearing House, just let us know by calling the number or writing to us at the address above.

Sweepstakes Facts for Publishers Clearing House Prizes
Prize/Value Giveaway Number Ending Date Estimated Odds of Winning
A-Week-Forever* 6900 2/18/17 1 in 2,600,000,000
$1,000,000.00 8035 **6/1/18 1 in 3,478,000,000
$100.00 6650 **12/31/17 1 in 320,000***
(1 @ $25,000.00; 1 @ $2,450.00;
1 @ $2,000.00; 1 @ $1,000.00) 9181 **12/31/18 1 in 165,500,000

* Weekly payments will continue for the life of the winner and after that for the life of one other person designated by the winner as the secondary recipient.
** Winner may be determined earlier. See Official Rules for details.
*** Odds are an average of the estimated odds of winning from all first and last name initial combinations involved in this promotion (676 prizes of $100.00). Actual odds of winning will fluctuate depending on response to this and other selected promotions.

You Have Not Yet Won. All Entries Have The Same Chance Of Winning. The winner has not been identified. We don’t know who the winner is. If you enter our Sweepstakes, your entry will have the same chance to win as every other entry.

Enter For Free. You don’t have to buy anything to enter. Just follow the instructions in the Official Rules.

Enter As Often As You Like. You don’t have to wait for us to e-mail you an entry opportunity. You may submit additional entries simply by writing to Publishers Clearing House at: 101 Winners Circle, Port Washington, NY 11053-4016. Each time you write to Publishers Clearing House you will be entered once into each ongoing sweepstakes. Each entry request must be mailed separately.

Buying Won’t Help You Win. Your chances of winning without a purchase are the same as the chances of someone who buys something. It would not be lawful to give any advantage to buyers in a Sweepstakes.