Wednesday, September 16, 2009

I'm Onto You....Publisher's Clearing House!


The normal stuff came in the mail yesterday: bills, fliers, and magazines promoting gadgets I'll never use. Then of course there was the famous "Yellow Envelope."


I don't remember the envelope always being yellow. In fact, as a child I remember a large brown envelope with the faces of Dick Clark and Ed Mcmahon pasted on the front. Who couldn't trust those guys?


For the past year these yellow envelopes have been plaguing my mailbox. In fact, I sometimes get a letter days before that warn me not to throw the envelope out. Now that's advertising.


So like the sport I am, I delve into the stack of papers found inside. In a nutshell, it's a smaller version of all the crap magazines that go directly into the recycling bin. Everything from Wonder Hangers, Wonder Bras, to Wonder Purses. Honestly, it all makes me wonder.


Wrapped nicely within all the "wonderful" things are the directions and a lovely letter. The letter tells me that the famous Prize Patrol will definitely be in my local TV area on November 11th to award the $10,000 prize or a $1,000,000 prize.


So which one is it boys? Both prizes sound nice, but you must admit,there is a large difference between the two. Winning the first would definitely excite me. I may take a few pictures, pay a few bills, and get a small write up in the local paper. The second prize however would require the TIKI bar to be pulled onto the front lawn, a bullhorn to notify the neighbors I'm moving, and maybe a bit of streaking down the middle of my street.(Hey, I have bail money now!)


If you're lucky enough to find one of these envelopes lurking in your mailbox let me be the first to warn you to set aside a good hour. It takes at least that long to find all those darn stickers that need to be affixed to the "alleged winning envelope."


Don't forget to order something. I mean technically they tell you that you're chances are no better than someone who does order. But really, what would it hurt? As I was looking at all the fabulous junk, Scooter spilled his cup of chocolate milk. Not a little spill mind you. The whole 8ozs. And then, he just sat in the mess. If I only had an 8 pack of Sham Wow's.


Wait just a darn minute! Where's that sticker? I'm a lucky girl today. A very lucky girl!


13 comments:

Erin said...

Sham Wow = more sham, less WOW!

i was not thrilled to find that it's just another towel...if you disagree, what exactly do you use it for that it works so well?

Orange Juice said...

Start stickin!!!!

Cara said...

Stopping by from SITS! I am anit PCH...I cannot stand all that paperwork...though I must admit that when I see the commercial if the person getting surprised with balloons and a check for millions it does make me wince a little!
have a great day!
Cara from
Cara&Jenn
Forwardmom.blogspot.com

Cara said...

erg..I meant anti PCH...sorry for typos no coffee in my brain yet today!!!

:)

Cheryl said...

Just so you know, I completely blame this post for my nearly burning my house down yesterday evening :)

http://crispy-not-crunchy.blogspot.com/2009/09/fire-safety-homeschool-style.html

Crystal said...

Great post. :) Enjoyed reading it...I'll be on the lookout for my yellow envelope. :)

Jennee said...

Hi from SITS. I need to go check my mailbox too! Maybe it's my lucky day too! Great post!

Melissa B. said...

Too funny...SITS sent me over, and I'm glad they did. Happy Saturday Sharefest!

Jennifer said...

Oh, those people are so sneaky! ...but I'm going to subscribe to a magazine just in case, too... ;-) LOL!

Debbie said...

I remember playing with that packet when I was a little girl and it would come in the mail. I love to put the stickers on!

Angie Vik said...

I found this post from Cheryl's Crunchy Mama Blog. Thanks for making me smile. You have a nice blog. God bless.

ethelmaepotter! said...

You know, I'd completely forgotten about Publishers Clearing House - I guess they finally took me off the mailing list, since I always entered without purchasing!
My kids sure did enjoy putting all those magazine stickers on every single toy they owned, though!

Juliet Grossman said...

I actually know someone who won a big screen TV from Publisher's Clearinghouse, so you never know...

Thanks so much for swinging by my blog on my Sits Day last week:-)