How to Cancel Publishers Clearing House

If you do not wish to use our do-it-yourself guides, we suggest this cancellation service:

Publishers Clearing House is a direct marketing company that offers sweepstakes and prizes via merchandise and magazine subscriptions. It was founded over six decades ago, in 1953, by Harold Mertz. It is headquartered in Jericho, NY. The current CEO and President is Andrew Goldberg. The chairman is Robin B. Smith. To date, the company’s revenue is over $800M and has a staff of over 500 employees. The company’s official website was launched in 1999. The sweepstakes is available for citizens of the United States and Canada.

Out of his basement, Harold Mertz started the company with the ultimate goal being to sell magazine subscriptions. Today, the company sells books, magazine subscriptions, jewelry, household items, collectibles, and other consumer-based products. Publishers Clearing House also manages eight prize-based websites, including PCH Search & Win, PCH Lotto, PCH Games, and Candystand. The acquisition of various mobile apps has allowed PCH to appeal to younger audiences.

Additionally, one of the most notable departments of Publishers Clearing House is the Prize Patrol. The Prize Patrol was introduced in 1989. The Prize Patrol is famous because they surprise and notify sweepstakes winners at their homes, capturing the moments on t.v. for the world to watch. The recording is usually aired on NBC Networks. The Prize Patrol has given away millions of dollars in prizes to various individuals around the world.

Of course, it is understood that sometimes personal issues arise. If for any reason you would like to cancel one of your Publishers Clearing House subscriptions, please see the step-by-step instructions below on how to do so.

Info you will need:
  • First Name
  • Last Name
  • Address 1
  • Address 2
  • City
  • State/Province/Region
  • ZIP/Postal Code
  • Email address on the account
  • Name of Magazine(s)
  • Phone Number
Steps to cancel by Web Form
  1. Visit http://pch.custhelp.com/app/ask
  2. Insert your information in the fields provided
  3. Request that the agent cancel your account
  4. Request that the agent provide you with a confirmation number or email
  5. Click the orange “Continue” button at the bottom of the page
  6. Retain any confirmation numbers or emails you receive for your records
Steps to cancel by Phone (Live Agent)
  1. Call 1-800-566-4724
  2. Request that the agent cancel your account
  3. When asked, give the agent your account information
  4. Request your final balance, and ensure you won’t be charged again
  5. Request that you be given a refund
  6. Request that the agent provide you with a confirmation number or email
  7. Retain any confirmation numbers or emails you receive for your records