The Price is Right is well known for giving away automobiles as prizes. Whether for a well-placed Plinko chip or expertly valued Showcase Showdown, the allure of free cars has always been strong for this television game show going on its 42nd season.
The secret to hearing the announcer call you to come on down is acing your pre-show interview with the producers.
Now hosted by comedian Drew Carey, The Price is Right is giving away dream cars all this week, significantly upping the ante from its usual four-wheeled fare with prizes like the Audi R8, Porsche 911, Mercedes-Benz SL550 Convertible, BMW 640i Convertible and Jaguar XK Convertible. Contestants will play a pricing game to win one, though the show is keeping secret which games will be played to win each dream car.
We also don't know which days of the week each car will be given away, so if you arrive at the show's studio in Hollywood tomorrow hoping to win the R8, you may wind up with an XK. All we know is that the Porsche 911 was today's dream car (and wasn't won), so that car's out of the running for the rest of the week.
You might need some help preparing to collect your dream car, so we found this excellent piece on Deadspin about how to score a seat on Contestants' Row. The secret to hearing the announcer call you to come on down is acing your pre-show interview with the producers. Being over the top with enthusiasm appears to be the proven key.
Next, you'll need help winning, and for that we turn to Slate, which published a guide last week that uses game theory to help you win the show's pricing games. Sadly, Plinko is not one of the guide's 71 pricing games that benefits much from game theory – you just really have to know your prices, which in this case isn't hard since you're only after one of five prizes. You can look up their MSRPs on AOL Autos for help with that. But for other pricing games, using Slate's guide will give you a significant advantage, and in the case of a game like Now and Then, success is guaranteed 100 percent of the time. Good luck!
Every Day of the Week Contestants Compete For The Chance To Win Luxury Cars From Porsche, Mercedes-Benz, BMW, Jaguar and More
"Dream Car Week" Will Feature Special Guest Models Hunter King, Melissa Ordway and Daniel Goddard from "The Young And The Restless"
Ladies and gentlemen, start your engines! Daytime Emmy Award-winning game show THE PRICE IS RIGHT, daytime's #1-rated series and the longest-running game show in television history, will feature its first ever "Dream Car Week," beginningMonday, Nov. 18, (11:00 AM-12:00 Noon, ET; 10:00-11:00 AM, PT) on the CBS Television Network. Contestants will have the chance to play a pricing game for the chance to win a dream car each day of the week. The luxury vehicles, combined worth more than $500,000, include a Porsche 911 Carrera, a Mercedes-Benz SL 550 convertible, a BMW 640i convertible, a Jaguar XK touring convertible and an Audi R8 V8 Coupe Quattro. In addition, contestants will have the opportunity to win more than a million dollars in cash and prizes.
"Dream Car Week" will feature the following stars from THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS as special guest models:
· Monday, Nov. 18 – Hunter King
· Tuesday, Nov. 19 – Melissa Ordway
· Wednesday, Nov. 20 – Hunter King
· Thursday, Nov. 21 – Melissa Ordway
· Friday, Nov. 22 – Daniel Goddard
THE PRICE IS RIGHT is hosted by Drew Carey. Produced by FremantleMedia North America, THE PRICE IS RIGHT is broadcast weekdays (11:00 AM-12:00 Noon, ET; 10:00-11:00 AM, PT) on the CBS Television Network. Mike Richards and Jennifer Mullin are the executive producers.
CBS Daytime has been #1 in the daypart for 27 consecutive years, featuring a balance of dramas, game shows and talk. The Network's daytime lineup includes television's #1-rated daytime program and longest-running game show THE PRICE IS RIGHT, the #1 daytime drama THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS, daytime talk show THE TALK as well as THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL and LET'S MAKE A DEAL.
This past summer, CBS led all networks with a combined 21 wins at "The 40th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards." THE PRICE IS RIGHT won its sixth Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Game Show.