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Warning about Good Housekeeping Sweepstake

By July 28, 2007

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Yesterday, I wrote about the Live it Up Sweepstakes, a big $250,000 sweepstake that Good Housekeeping is running. I also entered the sweepstake myself, after blogging about it. When I entered, I opted out of receiving the trial copy as well as other information from the sponsor, so I was very surprised when I received an email from Good Housekeeping saying that I had signed up for a subscription, and owed $10!

Now of course, I didn't give Good Housekeeping my credit card number when I entered the sweepstake, but I've heard horror stories where people have had their credit reports damaged by magazines trying to collect on subscriptions that they never ordered, so I am far from happy with this development. I canceled the "subscription" through their online site and sent them a complaint in an email. Automatically signing me up for a subscription that I did not agree to receive is a pretty clear violation of the no consideration aspect of sweepstakes laws. I have asked Good Housekeeping for an explanation, but so far I've only received a form letter in response.

I'll let you know if I receive a more thorough response from Good Housekeeping. However, you should be on alert for subscription emails if you register for this sweepstake, and be sure to unsubscribe if you don't want to receive the magazine.

Comments

July 30, 2007 at 11:37 am
(1) Robert Hall says:

Hi, I entered too for this $250K sweep and will see. I checked no, no and no so any bill would clearly be wrong. I will let you know.
Robin

July 30, 2007 at 12:10 pm
(2) Contests says:

Thank you! I really hope it’s just me, so I’m looking forward to hearing whether you got the same email.

July 19, 2011 at 5:01 pm
(3) mary c brost says:

Interesting. I had a similar experience a few weeks ago. I had signed up at Publisher’s Clearance to subscribe to Good Housekeeping, so was surprised when I got an email demanding I pay $6.97, which was past due!! I paid it immediately and since received a bill for P. C. with my G. H, subscription attached. So now I am receiving G.H magazines within days of each other. It has really left a bad taste in my mouth for a previously well-thought of magaizine.!!!

July 30, 2007 at 1:41 pm
(4) Eve says:

I had the same problem. I actually contacted The BBB and sent a complaint through them.

July 30, 2007 at 1:42 pm
(5) Lucy says:

I had the same experience when I entered a sweepstakes sponsored by Real Simple magazine. I thought at the time I had just made a mistake and clicked on the wrong box, but maybe not…

July 30, 2007 at 1:58 pm
(6) Contests says:

Eve, I’m glad you contacted the BBB. I think I am going to as well. They finally emailed me today and said that they would cancel the order (after telling me twice I’d have to wait until next week to do it!), but what if I had overlooked the email? I’d hate to think of other people falling into this trap, and this is really not the way that they should be profiting from their sweep.

July 30, 2007 at 1:59 pm
(7) Contests says:

Lucy, I would have thought that, too, if I hadn’t just written up the sweepstakes for this site. As it was, I was absolutely sure about the link and that I opted out, which made receiving the email that I’d subscribed even more frustrating!

July 30, 2007 at 3:52 pm
(8) Karin Bales says:

the same thing happened to me when I entered for the “FREE” things that Redbook offers every month. I had to call them to tell them I just entered the sweeps and did not order the magazine. I was told I probably clicked on the wrong button. Now I will not enter any of their sweeps any more. I wll also contact the BBB—Karin

July 30, 2007 at 4:00 pm
(9) Contests says:

Karin, I’m sorry to hear about your bad experience with Redbook! I’ve been entering their sweeps for years, and so far no bad experiences (I’ll cross my fingers that that won’t change now!).

July 30, 2007 at 9:06 pm
(10) Deb says:

Now I know how I ended up with an e-mail confirmation for a Reader’s Digest subscription that I did not request. So far, I’ve received two bills and have sent both back with a big NO THANKS written on them. Someone gives me a yearly subscription every Christmas, I have no reason to ever purchase a subscription for myself. If I get another bill, I will contact Readers Digest again (I contacted them when I got the first e-mail) and tell them I’m ready to go the BBB route also.

August 2, 2007 at 4:44 am
(11) jim says:

the problem here is hearst magazines. they have no ethics. they are liars. there are other sweeps they run in which they pull these tricks.

August 4, 2007 at 11:25 am
(12) JCS says:

I have had the same thing happen and with many magazines in recent months. You check the box for the contest only but they try to scam us and then if you don’t pay they send you a letter from their in house collection dept making you think it will go into your credit history if you don’t pay.

August 31, 2007 at 9:55 am
(13) Peter says:

I also got duped by this magazine today with their phoney sweeptake. I got so fed up!

October 21, 2007 at 7:37 pm
(14) Calvin says:

Please help me! I entered a Good Housekeeping Sweepstakes and need to know how to Unsubscribe because I forgot to check that box!

October 21, 2007 at 8:06 pm
(15) Contests says:

You need to contact their customer service department to cancel. I contacted the email address in the “subscription confirmation” and just kept sending emails until they responded.

By the way, you shouldn’t have to uncheck a box if you entered from the link I provided. It’s very frustrating that this problem is still continuing…

November 10, 2007 at 9:23 am
(16) PinkBird says:

I had this same thing happen after entering a Redbook contest. I had to go to their website and cancel my “subscription.”

December 3, 2007 at 5:17 pm
(17) eric says:

Good house keeping is still signing people up if they enter the contest.
I received my subscription confirmation yesterday in a email.

February 21, 2008 at 8:34 pm
(18) Jackie says:

I signed up for a GHK sweepstakes in December 2007. I was thrilled, as my husband is unemployed, and the kitchen could sure use a re-model – in the event we need to sell in a depressed market, and housepayments are becoming a financial stretch. Much to my dismay, in less than 24 hours I had an email saying thanks for ordering GHK, which I didn’t order, as I already had a subscription. Why would I want 2? Regardless, I emailed and cancelled the 2nd subscription. I am seriously considering not renewing – I am questioning the unethical marketing practices. Shame on GHK.

February 25, 2008 at 9:09 am
(19) Contests says:

Jackie, that is so frustrating. I was contacted by someone at Good Housekeeping a few months ago who promised to look into the problem, but apparently they haven’t done so. I agree, shame on them for trying to trick people into subscriptions they don’t really want – or at least, for not taking the problem seriously when reported.

March 6, 2008 at 4:11 pm
(20) Sandi says:

I got a bill from US Weekly for $64.00!!! I had accidentially clicked the “get 4 issues free-trial subscription” box in their sweepstakes during one entry. I got them to cancel, but not before I got an online 2nd notice on the heels of the snailmail invoice. What a shame they will ruin the fun of entering contests at best, and at worst, ruin someone’s credit.

March 6, 2008 at 8:57 pm
(21) Karen says:

This happens to me all the time. I know to check for a box for a subscription but for some reason I will start receiving the magazines. Maybe the BBB isnt such a bad idea.

March 6, 2008 at 8:58 pm
(22) Jacki says:

I also entered the contest and rec’vd a bill saying I owed. I returned the invoice saying I did not order. Days later I rec’vd a magazine that I did not read!!!!

April 13, 2008 at 4:49 pm
(23) sharon stone says:

So, if you enter and do not want the free trial magazine are you still eligible for the prize????????

April 13, 2008 at 5:33 pm
(24) Contests says:

Yes, you should be able to registers for the contest without signing up for the free trial.

November 3, 2008 at 11:11 am
(25) Jessie McCants says:

I have received the same problem. I have requested that they remove my name from there subscription list. During hard times I am unable to afford there subscription. Thanks for the info.

November 18, 2008 at 11:40 am
(26) Marie says:

I just registered for multiple Sweepstakes through the Good Housekeeping website. Shortly after I went to my email and found I was registered for 4 subscriptions. I am absolutely sure I did not check to subscribe for any subscriptions, so Good Housekeeping is definitely trying to scam. Be aware and think twice before participating in their sweepstakes. I even went back and verified it states “No Purchase Necessary TO Participate,” I have written a complaint to their Customer Service and stated that I will not be paying for the subscriptions so they should not send any magazines. We’ll see…

December 2, 2008 at 1:53 pm
(27) Eve Sing says:

Same thing happened when i entered no, no, no and now i have two invoices one for $8 and another for $10. but now when i try and log in to cancel i always get an error page.

January 16, 2009 at 9:01 pm
(28) Mike Eckley says:

I was very surprized today to find an e-mail from Good Housekeeping telling me about the money I owed them for a magazine subscription. All I ever did was enter their contest. I was very careful NOT to check the box indicating that I was interested in their publication because I’m not. They’ll not get a penny from me.

January 22, 2009 at 7:42 am
(29) epblack says:

Wow, I thought it was just me. lol I am throwing away and paying for 2 magazine subscriptions I know I never ordered but didn’t know what to do and when I contacted the companies they would not help me…so of course I eventually paid for them. UGHHHHHH!!!

January 22, 2009 at 1:36 pm
(30) Serrana says:

I entered the Cosmoplitan contest then I get an email telling me my magazine subscription is on it’s way but all I did was enter the contest. So I will stay away from them.

January 23, 2009 at 10:27 am
(31) Page says:

Wow I wondered why I had recieved bills from them knowing I always check “NO”. I guess I will stay away from their sweeps. Thanks for the info :)

January 24, 2009 at 4:52 pm
(32) Donna says:

I finally got my subscription cancelled! I knew that I clicked on the link that enabled me to enter the sweeps without ordering from G.H. I wrote a letter to the editor and also tried to cancel on-line. When I got the bill, I wrote cancel on the bill and sent it back. I let the editor know that I thought this was an unscroupulous practice and it was not right. They have had many different sweeps called by different names….Pay-off your debt, fantasy fund etc………I don’t know if their sweeps are legimate.

January 28, 2009 at 4:27 pm
(33) Anna says:

I had the same thing happen with redbook. They made me wait a week to cancel it online and then sent me the magazine anyway.

November 23, 2009 at 9:54 pm
(34) patsy says:

I just paid $10 for a Taste of Home subscription that I didn’t think that I ordered. I just thought what the heck it is only $10. Now it makes me mad to think that the same thing happened to me. I suppose most of the magazines are doing the same thing.

December 13, 2009 at 8:47 pm
(35) Nancy says:

I had the same problem. When I called to straighten it out the rep was very rude & blamed me, never accepting blame from GH. I wrote the editors of this practice 3 times and never got an apogolgy or reply. Just the generic form letter stating they will contact me soon. HA, never heard a thing from them.. I expected better from Good Housekeeping. I’ll NEVER deal with Hearst magazines, or their contests again. What a a bunch of scams.

December 20, 2009 at 12:09 pm
(36) Tena Shelton says:

I too was signed up for the subscription and had to cancel it.

December 23, 2009 at 10:06 pm
(37) Janice says:

It is really reprehensible! It has happened to me a few times. And then, to continue the FRAUD, they tell you that you can’t cancel the subscription for a week. Then, if you even remember about it, it’s a hassle. I haven’t paid or cancelled, and I’ve been getting letters from Hearst that I have ignored. This needs to be made more public so that they are shamed into stopping this practice. Anyone have any ideas?

February 12, 2010 at 10:22 pm
(38) Laurie Mason says:

i would like to say another thing about some of these magazine subscriptions. It used to be that you got the magazine the same week or before the stores got the magazines. Now they come so late you think your subscription is done so you buy one at the store. Also, I swear that the subscriptions do not last the whole year. I think I only get about 3 magazines before they tell me the subscription is supposed to end.

April 28, 2010 at 4:43 pm
(39) emily says:

i just did tht by accident! i dont ant to magazine AT ALL. wht do i do!? step by step…

April 28, 2010 at 7:16 pm
(40) Sandra Grauschopf, Guide to Contests says:

Hi, Emily,

Here’s information about how to unsubscribe from unwanted magazines. Good luck!

May 2, 2010 at 11:23 pm
(41) Jerald says:

Have accidentially ordered magazines online. When bill came, I never paid it and my credit record was never harmed.

May 5, 2010 at 12:57 pm
(42) sonja says:

I also entered the Better Homes & Garden and Good Housekeeping Sweepstakes…just to name a few. I started receiving magazines also even though I declined the subscription offer! I received a collections letter and had to personally contact the magazine by phone. Since then I have had to “cancel” over 10 subcriptions that I never even wanted. They were all affiliated with a magazine sweepstakes. Needless to say, I stay away from them now. Too much headache!

May 7, 2010 at 6:45 pm
(43) JJ says:

You will find that a FEW of the sweeps this year by the magazines from Hearst and Good Housekeeping are not allowing you to opt-out of subscribing for their respective magazines – just get your free mag and CANCEL when they send you a bill. That’s about all you can do until the programmers fix the problem. It does state in their rules that you will be required to do certain things on some of their titles.

May 7, 2010 at 6:51 pm
(44) JJ says:

To cancel HEARST magazines – click on the Customer Service button of the magazine you want to cancel on this site: http://subscribe.hearstmags.com/circulation/shared/index.html

May 8, 2010 at 1:14 am
(45) HalandT says:

I am getting more and more confirmations of registering for magazines after unchecking the boxes for them. I want to enter but save buying the ones I can afford only. The only thing Iknow to do since contacting them to cancel is getting harder and harder is to let them send them and then mark cancel and send back. I DONT wanna do this. Sigh I think since my eyes are going now I gotta stop even trying and I didn’t want to do that until my fingers wouldn’t type. I never dreamed my eyes would go. Off to another doctor soon as I can get a ride.

May 8, 2010 at 9:39 pm
(46) To Jane says:

Jane They(magazines) are still doing that!
I run through hoops to cancel when I enter a contest and I am sure I opt out! You wrote this 2007 and they haven’t fix the
problem” (scam) The last one was Redbook!

May 13, 2010 at 9:06 pm
(47) Joyce Gilliam says:

Herst Magazines – every time I enter a contest sponsered by Herst – I get the magazine and the bill even tho I ALWAYS opt out. I have quit entering Redbook for that reason and a dozen other magazine sweeps for the same reason.

May 20, 2010 at 8:11 am
(48) Robin says:

I received a bill in the mail stating I owed $7 but, after reading the very fine print it stated that if I accept the offer I need to pay the $7. At this point I have done nothing but if I receive another bill I will go online to cancel & complain. I did nothing just to see what the outcome would be, I figured it wouldn’t hurt my credit after only 2 attempts to scam me.

May 26, 2010 at 5:52 pm
(49) lolita Arquette says:

These are bogus contests. Oprah Winfrey or some organitzation representing her, supposedly, also had win Big Cash sweepstakes. I opeted for NO magazine subscription and the next day received a thank you for the years subscribtion and requesting, I believer $25.00? for payment. Of course I had to quickly cancel. they did this twice so I now avoid any contest with Oprah connected to it. This should be illegal and companies fined.

May 26, 2010 at 7:30 pm
(50) Julie says:

This happened to me as well with Good Housekeeping and Cosmopolitan. I was able to cancel them both online after receiving the bill… haha. what a joke that was. I’m very disappointed in these magazines.

June 7, 2010 at 11:00 am
(51) Janis says:

Same thing happened to me…..I am looking for where to cancel. I checked all the “no” responses too.

June 26, 2010 at 4:45 pm
(52) Barbara Jo Ghiselin says:

This has happened to my MANY times- sometimes I get bills for as many as 5 magazines at the same time. I have contacted them several times- but it doesn”t do any good!

June 30, 2010 at 8:31 am
(53) Stephanie says:

I entered this sweepstakes too and was charged even though I checked all “No”s. So I cancelled the subscription and it still said I owed the money!

June 30, 2010 at 10:43 pm
(54) Stephanie says:

Hi, I also had issues with this contest. I went and cancelled my order, it said I owed money still, but went back a day later and I no longer owed anything anymore. I know I clicked all “No”s, so it must be a glitch.

July 15, 2010 at 11:28 pm
(55) angel8304 says:

I entered a contest and did NOT order a subscription to Redwood and the next thing I know I rec’d an email that said thanks for subscripting to Redbook. How do you unsubscribe from it? I tried to return it and it came back.

July 16, 2010 at 6:43 am
(56) Sandra Grauschopf, Guide to Contests says:

Hi, Angel8304,

Click for information about how to unsubscribe from unwanted magazine subscriptions. Good luck!

July 16, 2010 at 9:53 am
(57) zizi says:

thanks for the heads up. I had this same thing happen to me with reader’s digest.. makes me so angry

July 17, 2010 at 2:54 pm
(58) Edna Willadsen says:

Every now and again I get a bill or a magazine that I did not order. I take the bill and write cancel all over it, take a copy for my records and return to the magazine who is sending me the bill.
I was told that if the cancellation is in writing (Email or snail mail) they have no legal grounds to continue requesting the payment, and if they do so it would be a voilation of the harrasment law.

July 23, 2010 at 1:08 am
(59) BARBIE HAMPTON says:

tHE SAME THING HAPPENED TO ME. i SENT THE BILL BACK STATING i DID NOT ORDER. WAITING TO SEE WHAT HAPPENS

August 12, 2010 at 1:28 pm
(60) Joan Juner says:

I recomend to all that they contact their senators and/or represenatives. Info how is
http://www.senate.gov/general/contact_information/senators_cfm.cfm
If enough people do it maybe somebody will payattention

August 14, 2010 at 1:48 am
(61) pizzed@GH says:

all i did was sign up for a free sweepstakes with them (goodhousekeeping).. never ordered a magazine or nothing and the next page after i gave my address for the sweepstakes says “we will be sending you your magazines and invoice soon! ” “thanks for ordering our magazine” … i even clicked the link right that showed upon the screen right after that was supposed to “opt you out of the subscription”…. that was over a month ago and today i get 2 invoices in my box saying i owe them $8.00 for magazines i never order or recieved…. so theyre tricking people into signing up for a free sweeptsakes and then billing us for their magazine instead… prob just lo0king to get collections from sweepstakes entries… im suing em

September 6, 2010 at 2:06 pm
(62) gail says:

I just entered the contest myself. I did not order the magazine but promptly got a feed back sayig I would be billed for $7.95.
I had actually gone on the site to find out who was the winner of the $25.000 dollar kitchen contest I had entered (was to have ended 8/30/2010.) I could not find any results and then!! saw the contest applications were still up and running??

October 25, 2010 at 5:37 pm
(63) Brianna says:

Same thing happened to me! Just barely cancelled it.

November 17, 2010 at 2:52 pm
(64) Bonnie Tooley says:

I receive a thank you every once in a while for a subscription
that I did not order. I immediately go to customer service and cancel it. I usually have to do it two or three times before they cancel it. I too thought that I made the mistake.
But no. Readers digest did me that way a couple of weeks ago. I got an issue. I returned the bill with a cancel on it.

February 9, 2011 at 10:13 pm
(65) Marla LaNinfa says:

The same thing happen to me.

February 11, 2011 at 9:20 pm
(66) Mary Frances says:

I entered a sweepstake at Elle Decore on 2/09 and accidentally subscribed to Elle Magazine. When I received their acknowledgement, I e-mailed that it was an error, that I did not wish to subscribe. On 2/10, I received a response that my unpaid subscription was cancelled, to ignore any invoices, and to keep any copies of their magazine with their compliments. At last, an honest sweepstakes.

February 13, 2011 at 6:53 pm
(67) Theresa says:

On any sweeps I get a magazine I did not order, I just put cancel on the magazine and send back. Return to sender. You will not get billed and if the bill comes first….just write cancel on it and mail it back…. Whether I did or did not order it…. it has the best outcome this way :o ) No bill.

July 14, 2011 at 10:38 am
(68) Lisa says:

This happened to me last year and it turned out to be a nightmare. I entered and was somehow automatically signed up for a subscription to GH after hitting the enter key. I sent an email asking for an explanation and for them to cancel my sub., mailed a letter, and still received 4-5 BILLS in the mail demanding payment !! I wrote DID NOT ORDER on each bill but they kept coming. Be careful when entering this contest!! Very disappointing from such a reputable magazine!

August 9, 2011 at 12:39 pm
(69) Linda says:
August 14, 2011 at 7:51 am
(70) Judi Johnson says:

This same thing happened to me with O magazine. They offered free copies and then sent me a bill. I did not pay it and the “pay or else” letters began. I finally sent the last bill back saying this was a free offer and I would not ever pay the bill. No more bills. Be careful what you sign up for

August 25, 2011 at 10:34 pm
(71) mae1975 says:

Every magazine has a small section that says,” if you already get the magazine click here to enter” and that is where you click to enter because the are saying you do not want to subscribe.

September 10, 2011 at 9:49 pm
(72) connie Hunt says:

So glad I read your blog before I entered the 250k sweepstakes from GoodHousekeeping. How sad this is how these magazines operate. I’m sorry, but there is always a catch to these sweepstakes.

Thanks for keeping us updated. You just saved me!

September 19, 2011 at 12:13 pm
(73) Marion says:

This happened to me also, and I cancelled on line but still got a bill in the mail. I cancelled and sent the bill back, but it still cost me a first class stamp. I wrote on the bill that I though it was wrong of them to run a contest like this. Some of the magazine contests let you click on a box if you don’t want to subscribe or already do. But you have to read the fine print.

December 5, 2011 at 5:22 pm
(74) Christina says:

Looks like this thread is turning into a legacy. arrrgh, I just got my first Good Housekeeping magazine with a big fat turkey on it. It’s past Thanksgiving and I don’t eat meat- thank you GH!
I thought to myself, “maybe I DID forget to uncheck a box refusing a trial subscription’ but after reading the comments here, I’m thinking that’s less than likely.
I shouldn’t be this upset, but I am. What a waste of paper and resources.

March 11, 2012 at 12:35 pm
(75) Carole says:

I enter a lot of sweepstakes I usually opt out on the subscription. If I get a bill I just send it back marked a mistake, I did not order and please cancel.

June 4, 2012 at 10:17 pm
(76) KATHY COALE says:

THIS HAS HAPPENED TO ME THREE TIMES RECENTLY WHEN ENTERING ANY OF THE ELLE MAGAZINE SWEEPS SITES – AND THERE WAS CLEARLY A SEPARATE SECTION TO FILL OUT WHEN OPTING OUT OF THE SUBSCRIPTION – I FINALLY WROTE THE EDITOR. ACTUALLY, I HAVE RECEIVED A NUMBER OF MAGAZINES I NEVER CHOSE AND WITHOUT GIVING A CREDIT CARD – JUST A BILL.
KATHY

June 22, 2012 at 1:52 am
(77) Erica says:

I wish i had the money for a lawyer, sounds like if we all pulled together we could sue. Or at least get all them to stop scamming people..

November 21, 2012 at 7:56 pm
(78) rwhisk says:

And I’ve just received word from whomever that I’ve won Good Housekeeping prize of $495,000 and was given names and phone numbers of these prize callers, Consumer Trade response, Claim # of prize and of course what I owed in cash before prize money would be turned over to me, and they would have forms for me to fill out to say no taxes owed on the prize. Plus many more calls for acceptance and how to get my pay amount since I’ve moved to another State where there is no bank relating to my checking. Am so glad I came to web to read many of the above comments. I am one who notifies the Federal Consumer Trade and BBB of these calls. Hope the above 77 commentors did too. Nov.21,2012

February 26, 2013 at 12:04 pm
(79) renee says:

This just happened to me.I think I ordered it thru PCH( promo offer) but never intended on keeping it more than one year.
I started getting the collection notices..I finally just put in a cancellation order.Will wait and see what happens.
Will be the last time I order anything from Hearst
Definitely not a good way to run a business!

February 26, 2013 at 5:10 pm
(80) renee says:

Anyone who says you have won Anything but need to pay the “taxes” or any fees for it(up front) is a fraud! Beware ! My parents have recieved checks from big companies,calls saying they have won cars..much more.Not from Hearst but other Companies.All they needed was to have a western Union for a certain amt of money to claim the prize…Its all a scam! A lot of the TV ads for vitamins,magazines..etc..are doing this same thing that Hearst is doing. You order a months supply and if you don’t cancel within a week your billed for up to 6 months supply on a auto payment.BUYER BEWARE!

March 1, 2013 at 11:05 am
(81) Jean M Miller says:

I did not want to subscribe to Gh either,but it apprears that I have. I already get the magazine so I will just send then back REFUSED,They then have to pay to get them back and should take care of it. I HOPE. It is sneaky that they do not give you a way to unsubscribe. You have to wait 6 to 8 weeks. Very poor customer appreciation.

May 16, 2013 at 9:36 pm
(82) Patricia Jackson says:

OMG!!! This has happened to me sooo… many times. I have entered contests and have been sent many magazines that I didn’t want or sign up for. I also get the bill for these magazines. I just send the bill back and write on the envelope, “you sent me magazines I did not order. I will not pay to send them back!! so this bill is on you”. I tried to enter a contest (Good Housekeeping) and was somehow switched to a survey. It was said that the survey would take 25 minutes, earning me 1000 pts.that I could use to buy items off of this site. well, I had nothing to do, so I went all the way through the survey (which took not 25 minutes, but about 1.5 hours). A message appeared at the end that said, “sorry, you did not qualify for this survey”. You talking about someone ready to jump through my computer !!!!!. I am done with GH and it’s surveys.

June 3, 2013 at 4:49 pm
(83) krista romano-frye says:

i also entered a contest with good housekeeping.com and was told that i would be charged 10.00 for it i am already a member,how do i cancell this order?

June 3, 2013 at 4:49 pm
(84) krista romano-frye says:

i also entered a contest with good housekeeping.com and was told that i would be charged 10.00 for it i am already a member,how do i cancel this order?

June 7, 2013 at 1:44 pm
(85) Cat says:

I have the same complaint. I entered a $250k sweepstakes on Good Housekeeping. Choose NO for the subscritpion and I am now recieving threatening letters demanding payment from them.

Looks like it’s time to put a company (Good Housekeeping) on a Time-Out by way of a Class Action Lawsuit!!! What do you say?

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August 17, 2013 at 10:00 pm
(87) d berry says:

They’re still at it. I thought surely all of this would be worked out. However, I just entered one of their sweeps and immediately received an email thanking me for ordering a trial issue after I had chosen the option to not receive a trial issue. I already have a subscription. Why would I want another one. I think this may also be something we can report to the state’s Attorney General. It’s obvious reporting it to the BBB isn’t doing any good. I’m not sure if anyone is still administrating this but if they are, it might help to move the newer postings to the top, if possible.

August 30, 2013 at 6:59 pm
(88) Rese Dent says:

I just entered a sweepstakes over at Good Housekeeping, too, and I KNOW I did NOT ask for a free trial as I already have a subscription! Based on the comments here, I went searching to see what magazines were Hearst–and came up with: http://subscribe.hearstmags.com/circulation/shared/index.html . Sounds like maybe we should skip all of sweepstakes from any of these mags.

September 15, 2013 at 11:07 am
(89) jmc says:

I received emails from Good Housekeeping that I won a refrigerator worth $2,999. They required me to send in my personal information including my I9 and it has been over a month since they sent the congratulations email. After several weeks I emailed the person who contacted me but she would not respond to emails or phone calls. After faxing a letter that I felt that I had sent my info only to have it compromised I received to nasty emails from the original person and some other woman that I would receive a phone call about my prize in 4-5 weeks. To date I have heard nothing and am really concerned about what has happened to my personal infor. Any suggestions on what I can do?

October 28, 2013 at 1:01 pm
(90) mike says:

Got the bill today for $7.97 for Good Housekeeping. I never order it or entered the sweepstakes.

November 22, 2013 at 12:04 pm
(91) Jeanne says:

What I’d like to know is – does anyone ever really win these sweepstakes? These magazines and companies are not really interested in making you rich or even remodeling your kitchen – they want your information so that they can make money off of you, ethically or otherwise! I’d really love to hear a response from anyone who has actually won something and received it!

December 1, 2013 at 4:47 am
(92) Sandra Grauschopf, Guide to Contests says:

Jeanne, I’ve won a lot of things and received them. Every month, I also put up a post where people talk about the prizes they’ve won. Winning really happens.

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