Are The Publishers Clearing House?
Around October, the Cranky House received a letter. It was from a company, Publisher’s Clearing House. Apparently we might have won $7000 a week for life. A WEEK! FOR LIFE! I don’t know about any of you, but $7000 a week for life would come in very handy in the Cranky household.
In order to be eligible for this Princely sum, we had to fill something out and mail it back. Mrs. C took care to do this. The next week we received another letter that we were still eligible for the big prize. We simply had to fill something out and mail it back again. Mrs. C took care of this once more and as long as she was doing it decided to also order something. Nothing big, a pen with a plastic daisy top or some such tchotchke.
The next week we received two more similar announcements from Publisher’s Clearing House. The forms in both were filled out and returned. Mrs. C may have made another small purchase. All the letters and forms clearly say purchase of any item will not increase your chance to win $7000 a week for life, but Mrs. C thinks they lie and a purchase will increase your chances to win. Hey, for $7000 a week for life, a few tchotchkes are a good investment.
It is now April, and we have received at least two such letters from Publisher’s Clearing House every week…sometimes more. They now claim the final drawing will be in May, but I think they have dangled that carrot at us before. Mrs. C thinks she has returned every entry form and she made several other purchases.
I hope they do have a drawing in May and end this relentless process of sending multiple entry forms. If I am not going to win $7000 a week for life, I would like to find out soon before I start to spend it.
I am beginning to think they do not actually have a drawing. I think they keep sending forms until only one person is left that did not fail to send in one of the entry forms, and that person is the winner. Either that or they are just going to keep sending entry forms until Ed McMahon makes a comeback.
So far Mrs. C seems to be keeping up and we are apparently still in the running. We were planning a trip in May, but we may have to postpone it so we do not miss submitting one of our weekly entry forms.
What the heck, for $7000 a week for life we could take a lot of trips.