How to Activate Final Activation Code Online [2023]


Publishers Clearing House is a leading direct-to-consumer company that offers multi-channel shopping and free-to-play sweepstakes. The company is prominently known for selling magazines. With its prize-based games (where the prizes are delivered to the doorsteps), customers are attracted to PCH. Thus, PCH has a base of loyal customers that helps marketers (PCH’s partners) in making their conversions shorter. Here, in the article, we will be covering how you can register for the PCH services and activate your PCH subscription via or

How to Register for PCH Services?

If you want to register yourself for the PCH services, you can do it easily at the official website. Complete the following process:

  • Visit the official website at
  • Click on the ‘Sign In’ button in the top corner.
  • Click on the ‘Register’ option (at the top corner or above the Sign In button) and follow the on-screen prompts.
  • You will reach an application form wherein you will be asked to enter data such as Title, First name, Last Name, Address, State, Date of Birth, Email, Zip Code, etc.
  • Submit the details and complete the registration process. 

Activating PCH Account via using the Activation Code

If you received an activation code in your inbox (registered email ID), you must follow the steps provided below to activate your PCH account immediately.

  • Open the email message and look for the five-digit activation code.
  • Now, visit the official link at or and you will see the activation screen.
  • Enter the activation code in the space provided and click the ‘Submit Code’ button.
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  • Now, you will be asked to fill out the application/ registration form and complete the activation process.
  • Now that your activation process is complete, you can access the PCH services.

Note: For completing the activation process, you are required to log into your account. The steps to sign in are mentioned below. 

If you Received the Activation Code via Postcard

Received a PCH postcard in your mail? And, don’t know what to do further. Don’t worry! We will assist you. The PCH postcard in your mail will have an activation code along with the steps for activation. However, we have still covered the activation process here for your convenience.

  • Open the PCH postcard and locate the five-digit activation card.
  • Now, go to the activation page at and type the activation code in the given space. Click the ‘Submit Code’ button.
  • A registration page will open. Answer the questions with your details and click the ‘Continue’ button to complete the registration process.

Note: Complete the activation process as soon as you receive the code to avail the limited-time offers.

Steps to Sign Into PCH Account

Here is how you can sign in to your PCH account and complete the activation process:

  • Visit the official PCH website at
  • Now, look for the ‘Sign-In’ option on the top-right corner of the home page and click it.
  • A new log-in screen will open, enter your email Id and password to sign in to your account.

Have a Technical Issue While Accessing PCH? Try these Fixes

If you are facing any technical issue while accessing the PCH official website, contest, game, or email, you can try the following fixes:

If accessing via a computer

  • Clear the browser’s cookies and cache. This often fixes most of the issues.
  • Disable any third-party plug-ins. They cause conflict with the PCH site.
  • Disable ad blocker.
  • Sometimes, the incorrect time in a system also causes the sessions to time out. So, check the date and time settings of your computer.
  • Update your browser and try again.

Via Mobile device

  • Clear cookies and cache. 
  • Disable ad blocker.
  • Restart your mobile device.
  • Install a different browser and try accessing the PCH website again.

If the issue is not yet resolved, visit the PCH Help page, enter your customer ID, and select the ‘Technical Issues’ option under the ‘General Information’ section from the drop-down. Provide the complete details to report your issue.

Reporting a Scam to PCH

There are a lot of elements in the market who scam people in the name of PCH. Please identify them and report them to PCH. A scam can be identified as if someone is claiming to be a PCH employee and asking you to send money, a check, a prepaid gift card, a Green Dot MoneyPak card as a payment to claim your prize. If you encounter such a situation, report the scam through our Scam Incident Report. In case you received a spam email or Facebook message, forward the same to as well as file the scam report.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Q. How can I retrieve/ reset my PCH account password?

Here is what you need to do:

  • Go to the official PCH website and click on the Sign In option.
  • On the log-in screen, click the ‘Forgot Password or Username’ option.
  • Follow the on-screen instructions and reset your password.

It is advised to keep your username and password safe in order to avoid future inconvenience.

Q. Where can I view the winners’ list?

You can view the winners’ list here. The winners’ list is updated every day.

Q. How will the PCH winners be notified?

PCH winners are notified live and in person by the Prize Patrol. The winners of $10,000 or less may be notified via an overnight express carrier viz. FedEx, UPS, or USPS Express Mail. Prizes are awarded within eight weeks of the final winner selection.

Q. My address has changed. Will I still be notified if I win?

Yes. We make every effort to contact all our winners. However, it is advised to update your address via chat and also through the ‘Account Updates’ settings in your online account. This will make it easier for us to notify you about your win.

Q. How long does it take for the address change to take effect?

The address change takes effect as per the type of update. For instance:

  • If the address is changed through, the address will update immediately after you make changes via the ‘My Account’ page. However, it may take up to 10 days for the change to reflect on your email bulletins.
  • If you are updating the address for an existing magazine subscription, it will take from six to eight weeks for the change to reflect on your magazine’s mailing label.
  • If you are updating the address for your merchandise items, contact your local Post Office to ensure that your package reaches your new address. And, after that, you can update the address for the future.
  • If you are updating the address for PCH Sweepstakes bulletins, it will take around eight to twelve weeks for the new address to appear on your mailing label.
Q. How can I unsubscribe from the promotional emails I receive from

Open any one of the emails you have received and look for the ‘Unsubscribe’ link at the bottom. That’s it. It will take up to seven to ten business days for the process to take effect.


  1. This is the worst site to submit on. Could not get the submission area to allow me to enter my number. Follow the complete instruction step by step and it just sat there. If you are going to rig the entries just don’t send them out.

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