We saw the 6th ep. of this week just before they started their 6,000th wk. of shows, but the actual title for it is “Shop Your Way” instead of “Sears Shopping Spree”.
EPISODE #6026: SHOP YOUR WAY
VTR: Mar. 27 (second-to-last taping day)
$1K Tossup: PHRASE
_ H E / _ I G _ T
_ R _ C _
Monique may not have THE RIGHT PRICE, but she’s scored first. Meeting them in order…
Monique Bailey: retail manager of Goodwill of Greater Washington and fire dept. volunteer from Dumfries, VA
Shana Elefant: special ed. therapist from Brooklyn (she was affected by Hurricane Sandy but Sears helped rebuild her life again)
Nick Scaramuzzo: project engineer and frequent charity rider from Santa Monica
$2K Tossup: THINGS
H _ G _ / _ _ D
_ I _ _ _ _
Shana gets some HUGS AND KISSES.
FEATURED PRIZE ALL WK. LONG: Shop Your Way SS worth $7,500 (a gift tag from that company is also offered)
1/2 CAR: Chevy Spark
Round 1: SONG LYRICS
Shana first picks up the 1/2 CAR near $900 w/ two S’s, captures a $7,500 trio of T’s, and buys three A’s, then she plugs in two H’s for $1,800, a TD W, two E’s, and a $1,950 trio of R’s. She’s nodding her head at this point, so we know she’s got the right answer…
T H A T ‘ S
W H A T / _ R _ E _ _ S
A R E / _ _ R
…or so I thought — she blows the $14,250 solve w/ “THAT’S WHAT DREAMS ARE FOR”. Nick then picks up the other 1/2 CAR w/ two F’s…
T H A T ‘ S
W H A T / F R _ E _ _ S
A R E / F _ R
…he solves “THAT’S WHAT FRIENDS ARE FOR” (originally done by Rod Stewart and covered by Dionne Warwick & Co.) to also get on the board.
SOLE DQ: Shana’s blown solve
Scores after R1
Monique: $1K/Shana: $2K/Nick: $1K + 1/2 CAR
Mystery Round: BEFORE & AFTER
First from Nick are a $600 T, a $650 S, an E, and two A’s, then coming his way next are a $500 R, an H for the WC, a $400 G, three O’s, a $650 L, but then the sole dud vowel of U. Monique follows w/ a $450 C, and an N for the GT…
A / H E A R T / O _
G O L _
C O _ N S
…she picks up A HEART OF GOLD COINS worth $1,950 cash & SS.
SOLE DUD: U (Nick)
Scores after R2
Monique: $2,950 cash & GT/Shana: $2K/Nick: $1K + WC + 1/2 CAR
PP/Express Round: WAYD?
Monique gets that MDW right away w/ two N’s, then she calls a $500 G, an I, and S for sorry. Second, Shana also strikes out w/ T. Third for Nick are a $1K pair of R’s, two E’s and three A’s to clean out the vowel shop, and an $800 pair of C’s. We now have…
C _ E A R I N G
_ _ / C A _ E N _ A R
He will be “CLEARING MY CALENDAR”, because he’s won $1,300 plus a trip package to the Divi Southwinds Beach Resort in BARBADOS for a total of $7,628 that round.
DUDS: S (Monique), T (Shana)
Scores after R3
Monique: $2,950 cash & GT/Shana: $2K/Nick: $8,628 cash & gifts + WC
$3K Tossup: PERSON
_ I G U _ E
_ _ A _ E R
Monique’s now $50 shy of six grand w/ her response of FIGURE SKATER.
Round 4: AROUND THE HOUSE
Her opening letters are a $600 N, a $500 D and an obvious A, followed by two R’s for $1,600, E and I buys (the latter via FP), but then the bells for Speed-Up Mode…
_ I _ _ _ _ _ / A N D
_ _ _ _ _ R _ E R _
…consonants are worth $1,300 apiece.
_ I _ _ _ _ S / A N D
C _ M _ _ R T E R S
Monique’s pronunciation of the last word of PILLOWS AND COMFORTERS is questionable (she said it as COM-FA-TORS), but it’s acceptable for $6,100 and the win.
Monique: $12,050 cash & GT/Shana: $2K/Nick: $8,628 cash & prizes
If only Shana didn’t make that stupid mistake from R1…
GRAND TOTAL: $22,678
PENALTY SPACE-FREE EPISODE!
$100K Bonus Round
After the Ford Flex is back in play for this week, she lands on the ‘.
Let’s get this big one started…
_ N S _ L _ _ _ T E _
_ _ _ _ _ E
DHCU will add least one letter at the top…
U N S _ L _ C _ T E D
_ D _ _ C E
…but a couple more in that important bottom word — she didn’t need any UNSOLICITED ADVICE from anyone to win…well, you know what it is, so she leaves w/ $42,050 in cash & GT.
$5K SPIN ID: BW01642
All this week, go to the sweepstakes page at shopyourway.com/wheeloffortune and enter the required info for your chance to win a VIP trip to a “Wheel” taping, a chance to be a contestant and a $5K SS.
MY EP. RATING: 6