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Publishers Clearing House Online Launches 24-Hour Carniball Casual Game Tournament

Sponsored by ShopAtHome.com and hosted on PCHGames.com the tournament offers players the chance to win real cash prizes of $1,000, $500 and $250

PRLog - Nov. 23, 2010 - PORT WASHINGTON, N.Y. -- Publishers Clearing House Online (PCH), a robust advertising platform of seven sites that attract more than five million unique monthly visitors, today announced a new exciting casual game tournament that will take place on PCHGames.com (http://www.pchgames.com) for 24 hours on November 30, 2010. Sponsored exclusively by ShopAtHome.com (http://www.shopathome.com), the Carniball casual game tournament will offer players practice rounds from November 23 through November 29 as they ramp up to win real cash prizes.

As the tournament sponsor, ShopAtHome.com is given exclusive access to PCHGames.com site visitors in addition to being highlighted in all PCHGames.com promotions and email programs. The company is partnering with PCH on the Carniball tournament in order to extend its brand online and reach the loyal and engaged audience at PCHGames.com.

“Tournament-based game play on PCHGames.com presents leading brands with an excellent opportunity to reach our site visitors while they are engaged and having fun,” said Josh Glantz, VP and General Manager of Publishers Clearing House Online. “Our tournaments also provide our sponsors a proven way to increase traffic to their site, increase brand engagement and build a database of opted-in consumers, while providing that extra incentive to keep site visitors coming back for more.”

The PCHGames.com Carniball tournament invites site visitors to play the classic skeeball™ game popularized by amusement parks across the country. Created by PCH Online’s casual game partner, Arkadium, Carniball entices players to play game after game in order to beat their competitors’ high scores. At the end of the tournament the players with the three highest scores will be awarded $1,000, $500 and $250. In addition, the tournament’s top 25 scorers will receive 1,000 tokens, and all players will receive 10x the normal token award throughout the practice rounds and the tournament. These tokens can then be redeemed for gift cards at a variety of popular retail stores nationwide.

“ShopAtHome.com is proud to sponsor PCH’s CarniBall tournament, an exciting free carnival game offering players a chance to win big,” according to Marc Braunstein, President of ShopAtHome.com. “We have seen a real connection between the gaming and value shopping audiences, and as the largest coupon and cash back site on the web, ShopAtHome.com is looking forward to making our value proposition more visible to the PCH audience.”

The 24-hour Carniball tournament will begin at 12:00 a.m. EST on November 30, 2010. The practice rounds will take place from November 23rd through November 29th. Players can access the practice round and the tournament here:  http://www.pchgames.com/games/carniball.aspx.

About ShopAtHome.com
Founded in 1986, ShopAtHome.com (http://www.shopathome.com) is one of the largest websites offering free online coupons, grocery coupons, cash back rewards, free samples, restaurant coupons, free shipping offers and contests.  Through its partnership with thousands of online retailers, catalogs and magazines, ShopAtHome.com fulfills its mission of offering the latest products and services, the largest collection of coupons and free shipping offers, up-to-the-minute deals and up to 35% cash back for consumers who shop online.

About Arkadium
Arkadium (www.arkadium.com) is the largest provider of game solutions for some of the biggest brands in the world. The company’s extensive library of popular games can be found on Facebook, iPhone, Android and premium websites by clients such as MSN, Hearst Magazines Digital Media, ESPN, ABC, Lifetime, and Discovery. Family owned and operated, the company has grown organically since 2001 without funding, to more than 100 employees in offices in New York City and Ukraine. With over 6 million unique users a month playing Arkadium game titles, the company is pioneering the movement to bring the best of casual online games to social. Their hit game, Mahjongg Dimensions, is one of their most popular titles on Facebook, and newer titles include Ultimate Fan, a football fan app launched in conjunction with the NY Jets, and Bingo Charms, launched with Publishers Clearing House.

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About PCH Online
Consisting of seven online properties including PCH.com, PCHCoupons.com, PCHGames.com, PCHLotto.com, PCHOnline.com, PCHOnlineSurveys.com, PCHSearchandWin.com and SayandWin.com, PCH Online is the Web destination for Publishers Clearing House, a leading multi-channel direct marketer of value-based consumer products and magazines. The company calls attention to its products by providing site visitors with a chance to win valuable sweepstakes prizes. With more than 3.5 million new registrants per year, more than five million unique visitors per month and a database of more than 10 million customers, PCH Online continues to be a viable opportunity for advertisers to reach a diverse group of men and women online. For more information about PCH Online, visit http://www.pchonline.com.

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