It’s their “Banquet Meal of Fortune” sweepstakes. We hope you’ve purchased specially marked boxes of a Banquet frozen meal w/ a puzzle inside. If it matches the special solution, you could win one of $500 cash prizes — good luck.
EPISODE #6056: BANQUET MEAL OF FORTUNE
VTR: July 11
$1K Tossup: EVENT
_ _ _ I L Y
N _ _ _ _
Ashlen solves FAMILY NIGHT. Mon.’s player roster…
Ashlen Johnson: fictional novel writer and Seahawks fan from Seattle
Jim Gates: celebrated his 50th wedding anniversary from Charleston, SC
Verniece Love: former runner who holds two VCU running records from Richmond, VA
(NOTE: The Banquet logo replaces the two-row logo on the host’s podium.)
$2K Tossup: THING
_ P T I _ I _ T I C
O _ T _ O O _
Verniece has an OPTIMISTIC OUTLOOK thus far.
FEATURED PRIZE ALL WEEK LONG: $6K from Banquet (the gift tag from said brand is also there too)
1/2 CAR: ’15 Ford Fiesta S
Round 1: WAYD?
Her first letters this evening are a $600 N, two G’s for another $1,100, and the obvious five I’s, followed by a $700 S, five E’s, and R and D triplets at $2,700 per trio. The board…
G I _ I N G
_ R E D I _ / _ _ E R E
_ R E D I _ / I S / D _ E
…she’s GIVING CREDIT WHERE CREDIT IS DUE for $7,300.
Verniece: $9,300/Ashlen: $1K/Jim: $0
Mystery Round: BEFORE & AFTER
Ashlen’s off and running w/ a $550 S, a $900 N, three E’s, four T’s for another $2,400, and two I’s, then come two $500 H’s, triple O’s, but then M for mistake while on the gift tag. Second, Jim puts in two L’s for $1,800 but then buys the sole dud vowel of A. Over to Verniece who says a $650 D, two C’s for another $1,800, the last vowel of U, and two B’s for yet another $1,800. We now have…
T H E / O L D E S T
T _ I C _ / I N / T H E
B O O _
C L U B
…she has THE OLDEST TRICK IN THE BOOK CLUB for $4K.
DUDS: M (Ashlen), A (Jim)
Verniece: $13,300/Ashlen: $1K/Jim: NOTHING
PP Round: FUN & GAMES
Jim picks up that GT right away w/ two S’s but then loses his turn just as quick w/ the E. Second, Verniece takes three N’s for $2,700, five A’s, and four I’s, then she picks up the 1/2 CAR near the pink $900 w/ three T’s and buys the other dud vowel on the board (O). Third, Ashlen picks up the WC w/ an R, lights up a $900 M, uses the WC to call an H and two G’s while on TD, and buys the last vowel of U. But after a $900 W, the BANKRUPT near TD blows up in her face and wipes out $12,550. Afterwards, Jim puts up a $600 Y and a V, but then BANKRUPTS near $650 to let $2,950 slip away. Verniece then lights up the C and D singles at $650 each…
S C U _ A / D I V I N G
W I T H / G I A N T
M A N T A / R A Y S
…she’ll be SCUBA DIVING WITH GIANT MANTA RAYS, because she’s won $4,150 and a hotwire trip to The Fairmont Orchid in HAWAII worth $7,950.
DUDS: E (Jim), O (Verniece)
BANKRUPTS: 2 (Ashlen, Jim)
Verniece: $25,400 cash & trip/Ashlen: $1K/Jim: NOTHING
$3K Tossup: PHRASE
_ _ _ / C R _ _ _ / _ F
T _ E / _ _ _ _
Verniece says she’s THE CREAM OF THE CROP.
Speed-Up Round: AROUND THE HOUSE
The consonants pay off at $1,500 per appearance. After two L’s pop up midway in the round…
S _ _ _ T S / _ N D
_ _ L L _ _ C _ S _ S
…Verniece finds another $10,500 in some SHEETS AND PILLOWCASES!
SOLE DUD: R (Ashlen)
Verniece: $38,900 cash & HI/Others: $1K each (Jim was gooseegged)
BANKRUPT TRASH: $15,500
FIRST “MoF” SWEEPSTAKES SOLUTION: CUTE AS A BUTTON
$100K Bonus Round
The other Ford vehicle that can be won this week is a C-Max Hybrid. Verniece spins up the M of GAME.
RSTLNE gives us…
_ _ _ N _
_ _ _ _ S T _ _ E
DGMA gives her at least one letter…
G _ _ N G
_ A _ _ S T A G E
…and some more for the win — she’ll be GOING BACKSTAGE to collect this from the show’s producers…
…the $32K — there’s just no excuse for that to show up!!! Anyway, she leaves w/ $70,900 cash & trip!
$5K SPIN ID: KH5910572
MY EP. RATING: 8