Consumer Support

Publishers Clearing House has a number of industry leading programs and policies that provide extra help to any consumer or their representative who may need special assistance regarding sweepstakes, direct mail, or shopping with PCH.

SweepSmarts® - The Sweepstakes Education, Awareness & Assistance Program

SweepSmarts® Hotline – 1-877-3SWEEPS (1-877-379-3377)

Publishers Clearing House cares about consumers and realizes that from time to time there may be a need to provide extra assistance to consumers or their representatives who have questions or concerns. These services are all part of our comprehensive SweepSmarts® consumer care program. At the core of this program is our toll free SweepSmarts® line devoted to providing specialized assistance. Call us with any questions or concerns you may have about our sweepstakes. Our specially trained representatives are standing by to help. If you believe a close friend or relative may need assistance with the offers they are receiving, we urge you to contact us. We will provide you with helpful information and take whatever special steps may be appropriate to assist.

SweepSmarts® “Purchase Patrol”

Publishers Clearing House surveys our customer file on a regular basis to identify customers with unusually high order levels. These customers are then proactively contacted to determine if they understand that no purchase is necessary, and they are asked if there are any problems with their purchases from us. If the consumer is having any difficulties, we will remove the customer from our mailing list and provide them with appropriate information and assistance.

SweepsSmarts® No Purchase Reminders

As part of our continuing communications with our customers, Publishers Clearing House sends a non-promotional stand-alone letter, once a year, to remind our most active customers that no purchase is ever necessary in order to be eligible for any of our sweepstakes prizes.

If we can provide you or a loved one assistance, don’t hesitate to take advantage of the many services we offer under our SweepSmarts® program. Contact us at 1-877-3SWEEPS (1-877-379-3377) or email us at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . These are just a few of the ways that PCH has become the most trusted and consumer friendly sweepstakes in the industry!