A woman named Danielle Perez won two prizes on “The Price Is Right” yesterday . . . a treadmill and a sauna. The only problem is, Danielle lost her LEGS in an accident ten years ago, and uses a WHEELCHAIR.
Naturally that made it awkward when the prizes were revealed, but Drew Carey didn’t address it . . . although he seemed to speed through the pricing game. Danielle didn’t address it either . . . but she’s been Tweeting about it.
She said they don’t offer cash equivalents, and the sauna isn’t wheelchair accessible. Obviously it was all an unfortunate coincidence . . . but some people think the show should’ve made sure it DIDN’T happen.
Luckily Danielle threw water on the ‘outrage.’ She Tweeted, quote, “Oh come on! Isn’t it the most hilarious though? If winning it was wrong, I don’t want to be right. I’m still cracking up.”
She also Tweeted a screenshot of her reaction on the show, with the caption, quote, “When you win a treadmill on national TV, but you have no feet.”
(Danielle probably isn’t the first person to win prizes she couldn’t use, and she can always gift or sell them. Still, “The Price Is Right” should offer cash equivalents. And if they don’t, Ellen DeGeneres or someone else will.)
A model on “The Price Is Right” accidentally gave away a CAR yesterday. It happened when a contestant named Andrea had three chances to guess how much the car cost, and had five prices to choose from.
But after her first guess, the model revealed the actual price . . . then got so embarrassed, she hid behind the display until they went to commercial.
The producers gave Andrea the car anyway though . . . then she got to the Showcase Showdown later on, and won ANOTHER car.
Unless you’re unemployed or a 90-year-old woman, you probably didn’t catch “The Price Is Right” yesterday, and that’s a shame.
A contestant named Eliot got two really great spins on the wheel, which totaled to about $26,000 in prize money. To celebrate, Eliot did weird dances where he appeared to hump both the ground and the air around him.
On top of the 26-grand, Eliot also ended up winning an 11-night cruise to Tahiti, and a Mitsubishi Mirage.
You probably know a lot of the ways companies trick you into buying stuff . . . like making something 49.99 instead of $50. But here are three tricks you might NOT know about.
1. They put things in tall, skinny packages. In most cases, they could fit the same product in a short, wide package. But studies have found that when we see a tall, narrow box, we automatically think there’s more in it.
2. They CLAIM something’s cheap, and we believe it. In a 2007 study, researchers offered overnight shipping for “a $5 fee.” Then they changed the ad so it said “a SMALL $5 fee” . . . and suddenly 20% more people were interested.
3. Price anchoring. That’s the term they use when they put a price on something that’s way higher than they EVER planned on selling it for.
Like at a clothing store, you might see a tag that says the “original” price was $56. But in reality, the store NEVER sold it for that price. They just put it on there, because then you see $32 and think it’s a DEAL.