[Resolved]  Reader's Digest — sweepstakes readers digest lottery gifts

few weeks ago i have received a letter which states that i'm the lucky winner of a draw held on feb, 2008 and i had won an amount of money, a surprise gift and a toyota corola. as per as the given informations i had send a positive reply to it the next day i.e.02/04/2008 by speed post. but i havent got any reply back from the readers digest associates. please do mail me the exact time and related informations as soon as poosible.
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Aug 14, 2020
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i recieved a letter telling abt that i hv won a toyota corolla car and i want to know what i hv to do with these posts and should i send the money to subscribe for the book how to write and speak better
i received a letter as you have a chance to win gifts as per the instructions i sent the letter with positive reply and when will be the draw date...
For about a year and a half i am hearing about the sweepstakes.Is it only a advertising gimmick.even i was cheated out of a free travel bag along with the book.
For about a year and a more I was receiving documents as winner and getting monthly books, the sweepstakes.I was declared supreme winner and I dont find any more documents when I didnot accept books worth more than 500Rs - 1000Rs which is sent as free.Is it only a advertising gimmick.Even i was cheated out of a free travel bag along with the book.
PROF. KESHAVA NIRESHWALIA, M.Sc., M.Ed., D.F.P.Tech., M.I.S.T.E.( A/c[protected].947)
Consultant/Trainer/Auditor of Quality & Safety Management Systems;
Advisor for Management Systems on Quality, Safety, Environment
and Accreditation of Educational Institutions, Laboratories & Bio-industries
Res:"Nireshwalias", 221, CFTRI Colony,
High Tension Road, Bogadi 2nd Stage, Mysore – 570026,
Karnataka State, INDIA; Tel:[protected] ; Cell:[protected];
Email: [protected]
Retd Sr Scientist, Food Microbiology Dept., CFTRI, Mysore;
Ex - Visiting Professor in Env.Science (UGC), UOM, Mysore & Kuvempu University;
Ex-HOD & Sr Professor in Biotech, KU, Nepal; &
Ex -Emeritus Fellow (AICTE) Biotech- SJCE, Mysore & Visiting Professor, JSS Univ., Mysore.
A second subscription was requested to be delivered to our daughter at the following address, is being delivered at the original subscriber, that ids, at my address - thus making it useless. This is to please despatch it to her address s follows:
Gayathri S. Anchan, C-15, Anjana Building, Mahal;axmi Housing Society, Off Veeradesai Road, Andheri(W), Mumbai- 40058.
It is indeed a surprise how this company could repeatedly ignore the request of the subscriber for despatch of the gift subscription top thge to the subscriber himself, in repeat years at least since two years!
Solicit the favour of immediate corrective action with intimation to me via email.
i am member to your digest family

my subscription no-08-M294EM[protected]Oct'09

no received list of draw on 22 jan 2009

pl. send detail of draw


balwinder tyagi
please let me know the status of the sweepstakes that concluded just now
i have been actively replying to all your marketing letters right thru the year 2008
i win super premeum prize but u not give me that prize. please call me .why ? [protected]
i have received a mail stating that i have win the prize amount of Rs.3000000
please let me know the authenticity of this mail?
is it fraud?
if not..
than how and when the prize amount will be given
what is the latest position of my account
my details is given below:-
Name- K Duhoon S/o Narendra Pal
Nangal, Chhaurprauli,
Baraut 250617
PK :[protected]/[protected]
Mob- [protected] please reply urgently
Dear Sirs, it is to inform you that i had received a pink envelope marked URGENT REPLY REQUESTED, with the closing Notice-Express Registration Seal on 23.03.2009 and the reply envelope alongwith after affix the seal in the space provided on my reply envelope and i also return my certificate for Super Premier Prize winnings of Rs. 26, 00, 000 with all the three thank you seals (exciting privilege Benefit) for maximum benefits and has already been sent you on 23.03.2009. I have returned my Toyota Altis Sticker together with my other Sweepstakes Documents on the same date.

Therefore, it is requested that the present status of my account may please be provide to me urgently.

Thanking you

my details is given below:-
Name- K Duhoon S/o Narendra Pal
Nangal, Chhaurprauli,
Baraut 250617
PK :[protected]/[protected]
Mob- [protected]
I too been receiving similar kind of mails & Registered post that been shortlisted for 1000000/- Toyoto Corolla, seems luring the customers, please revert whether how Geniune it is!

Ravi Babu
Dear sir,
Iam Kumareshan.A kumar who is reading the reader digest since 4years >
I am getting fooled always that your prize is at your door step and receiving all sorts of documents>
Pl give me advise whether i have to continue OR stop reading>OR it's a Fraud Documents>
I have purchased lot of Products, Books and CD 's but still no gifts & prizes>
In my home they are fighting with me that your are spending lot of time in this >
But they is no gift OR prize still, i couldnot concentrate in any work and getting fooled always>
Let me know whether what ever iam getting letters are true OR false>
Thanks >
Awaiting for your reply>
A/C:[protected] E-42932
Dt: 05/05/2009.

Ref: Unique Subscription Number: 08-MI[protected]/1-0906

Mr. Vikas Malhotra,
Sweepstakes Director.

I have been a subscriber for the past 4 years (ie., from 2005) in a row, only because the contents in the book are worthwhile reading and also gives good knowledge for elders as well as children.

From the last 4 years, I am getting these types of Certificate of Benefits, flyers etc., telling that you would be eligible for some prize or something if you would purchase some books or CD’s….… even you purchase or not. This looks something like cheating, as people who are in dire needs, though they need the book or not, subscribes and later repent.

Why does Readers Digest do these types of things????? Is it for publicity/fraud or is there some thing real? Readers Digest is supposed to be very authentic, but these types of things somehow dampen the good idea RD has in the minds of people.

As the book is good, people will subscribe automatically. Anyways, as I know the use of the book, I shall renew my subscription from July 2009.


P N Pavan
You people everybody getting lakhs of rupees even more than 1 crore and costly cars. So how many times Readers Digest company need to sell themselves?
i have been a reader of reader digest from 1985 onwards. i have spent nearly 30 to 40thousands rupees on your product over these years.i am also recieving the all sorts of benifits documents, flyers.cerificates of entry over the years promising prizes of various amount. and of various kinds, but not materializing.i hope that all this will not remain a distant dream and finally materilize.
Respected Sir,

I received a letter and printed cheques of Rs.11, 00, 00/-. and you told to send by return mail. I send by post. What about the status.

Thanking you sir,

Yours faithfully,
K.Subba Rao
Near Vanuvulamma Temple,
Church Road,
Narsapur-534 275
W.G.Dt., A.P.
I too have received some kind of documents which convey that i would be getting some przes... These guys have taken my personal information from my ICICI bank credit card and mailed me the informations... Have they ever paid any prize monies?????? Jiby Jacob, Bangalore...

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