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Search and Win! Bling Bling Blingo!  Search and win prizes! And clicking the sponsored links won’t increase your chances of winning! Really! It Won’t!

Tip #5: Clicking links doesn’t help. Clicking links, whether they’re sponsored links or search results, will not help you win. …We hope you’ll find them useful, but Blingo offers no incentives or rewards for clicking on them.

Just as buying magazines does not increase your chances of winning the PCH Sweepstakes. Really!

Now we all know that PCH was sued by many states for their allegedly predatory practice that allegedly mis-led consumers (many of them allegedly elderly) into spending thousdands of alleged dollars per year on magazines and allegedly useless junk. They allegedly thought it would increase their chances of winning. It didn’t. And PCH told them so, in the fine print. But they still bought tons of stuff, and PCH was in the money.

I remember the long, convoluted instructions they provided for finding and properly placing the coupons and stickers on the entry form. It had to be properly completed, or it would be invalid. People went to great lengths to read every line of the multi-page, small print instructions. Details! Details! Details will separate the losers from the winners.

This Blingo project is powered by Google. So no need to click the ads. Really. Clicking the ads won’t increase your odds of winning. Truly.  There is no reason to click on the Sponsored Listings. None at all. If you click the ads or follow the sponsored listings, you will not increase your chances of winning. Thanks for playing!

I have little expectation of integrity from PCH, but Google…. Google you should be ashamed.
Found on John Battelle’s blog.


  1. Debbie Haynes wrote:

    I will like to win today in pch sweepstake.

    Wednesday, February 6, 2008 at 4:33 am | Permalink
  2. I Entered so many times, taht I finally got a message telling me “you have received the maximum number of entries for this promotion”, referring to the big multi million dollar giveaway for july, 2008. Additionally, as july approacohed, they sent me  “teaser” mail,cleverly prepared with my name, looking not like a mass mailing, but, rather naming the local florist from whom they would purchase my bouquet of roses, etc., even the time they would arrive at my address. They asked for the cross streets and exact directions for the prize patrol. Showing my address, the name of the florist they would use, etc.etc. They mentioned that I deserved to win, having been a good customer since 1982, and leading me to belive I was in the running, on a short list of potential winners. I Bought magazines, etc., for years, and each year rec’d a similar mailing. I Don’t think the people who really need money, not to be “rich”, but to help their ailing family members, those in poor health in the family, or job loss or potential home foreclosure, etc., due to losing jobs, etc.etc. , In this recession, all hope to win money to take care of their family and extended members, who really need it. I Wonder if any of those of us in that predicament ever win? Thank you for hosting this site, for those of us of a common mind can air our disgust.

    Saturday, August 9, 2008 at 8:05 pm | Permalink
  3. candis wrote:

    i know that pch is true.they want to help people,give them hope.i entered alot of times because i have been thorugh alot in my life. If i win i am going to give my tidings to church,go see and give money to the sick children at st.judes hospitals,and take care of my family.if i dont win i am going to keep trying because i know that god will keep blessing me.thank you pch for having this for us.some of us need hope.

    Sunday, August 17, 2008 at 7:44 pm | Permalink
  4. Babette wrote:

    I am just so frustrated with all this stuff they send me. And, it seems, that every deadline for the prize van to come to my door comes and goes…BUT,,,,there is still a chance to win! I am really beginning to wonder. I mean, I don’t for one second think that I would be the one prize winner, but when is the prize actually going to be awarded? That’s the part that gets me. The deadlines keep being extended or changed. I don’t really get it. I’d rather buy a $1 Lottery ticket and take my chances. At least I wouldn’t have all this other junk to go through just to have a valid entry.
    I don’t know how legitimate any of this is at this point anymore.

    Tuesday, September 16, 2008 at 12:24 pm | Permalink
  5. becky wrote:

    i don’t thing anyone is a winner it must be a promotional thing i think its all a big fake out

    Wednesday, August 26, 2009 at 6:33 pm | Permalink


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