EPISODE #6455: SHOPPING SPREE
$1K Tossup: WAYD?
N _ G _ _ I A T I _ G
_ H E / _ R _ _ _
Stephanie’s wrongly NEGOTIATING THE TRADE. Jared, however, is NEGOTIATING THE PRICE. Trying to stop our current skid are these people…
Jared Hagemann: software eng. from Sacramento (he and wife Laura lived in NZ for about a yr.)
Kristi Gurule: retail sales worker for 21 yrs. and also plays poker from Santa Fe (also lived in Phoenix)
Stephanie Sayegh: third year dental student at Loma Linda Univ. (her dad & sister are dentists) from West Covina
$2K Tossup: FOOD & DRINK
_ A L T _ _
A _ M _ _ _ S
Jared eats some SALTED ALMONDS to triple up.
Round 1: TITLE
His first pick of T is a miss. Second, Kristi calls up a FP E, four S’s for 10 grand, two A’s and I’s, and five O’s to clean out the vowels. But she then strikes out w/ R to leave $9,250 on the table. Stephanie then gets the SS w/ two N’s, and a $1,200 pair of C’s…
C O N _ E S S I O N S / O _
A / S _ O _ A _ O _ I C
…she solves “CONFESSIONS OF A SHOPAHOLIC” for $8,200 cash & SS, which is from Brad’s Deals.
DUDS: T (Jared), R (Kristi)
Mystery Round: BEFORE & AFTER
Kristi’s off and running w/ a $600 T, three E’s, a $500 S, a $700 R, but then A for awful. But she quickly gets her turn after the other players LaT out back-to-back. Next on her list are two I’s, two $650 N’s, the last vowel of two O’s, but then L for loss while on the MW near LaT. Stephanie then SPINGLES for a J while on the WC…
N O S E
J O _
I N T E R _ I E _
…a NOSE JOB INTERVIEW seems complicated, but she’s correct for the house minimum.
DUDS (both by Kristi): A & L
LaTs: 2 (Kristi’s opponents)
Jared: $3K/Kristi: ZIP/Stephanie: $9,200 cash & SS
PP/Express Round: EVENT
An $1,800 N trio gets her going, followed by two A’s, but then the BANKRUPT near TD to lose $1,550 and the WC. Second, Jared uncovers a $1K pair of T’s, six E’s, but then S for sorry while on the Furn. of America gift tag. After Kristi LaTs out, Stephanie plucks two R’s and GOES ABOARD the EXPRESS.
Next Choices: L…I…C…P...D for dud (she loses $4,750)
Jared then comes up w/ a $600 F, an X for that MDW, and a $600 G…
_ N F _ R _ E T T A B L E
E X P E R I E N C E
…he’s won $1,950 plus AN UNFORGETTABLE EXPERIENCE on the caravan.com PANAMA TOUR worth $6K.
SOLE NON-BANKRUPT DUD: S (Jared)
SOLE LaT: Kristi
BANKRUPTS: 2 (both by Stephanie)
Jared: $10,950 cash & tour MDW/Kristi: ZILCH/Stephanie: $9,200 cash & SS
$3K Tossup: PHRASE
_ _ ‘ V _ / _ _ M _
F U _ _ / _ _ _ _ _ E
WE’VE COME FULL CIRCLE and Jared‘s close to $14K.
Round 4: THING
All Jared here — he picks a $700 S, two E’s, a $700 R, three A’s and O’s, a $600 N, and a $500 L…
_ A S _ _ O N A _ L E
_ O O _ _ E A R
…he can buy some FASHIONABLE FOOTWEAR w/ another $1,750, bringing him up to $15,700 cash & trip.
Speed-Up: FUN & GAMES
This isn’t good news for Jared — we have our first $6K Final Spin of the season! After Kristi questionably calls the G…
_ _ L L
…she gets over a ROCK-CLIMBING WALL for $12K; the C’s would’ve given her the win.
INSTA-DUDS: S (Kristi), T (Stephanie)
Jared: $15,700 cash & tour MDW/Kristi: $12K/Stephanie: $9,200 cash & SS
BANKRUPT TRASH (excluding WC): $6,300
MILLION DOLLAR BONUS ROUND #2
Holding Jared’s million dollar key are Laura as well as parents Bill & Colleen. He lands on the ***.
This 16-letter answer begins like this…
_ _ _ L _ _ N _
_ _ _ R S E L _
PHGI pretty much gives him the first word…
_ P P L _ I N G
_ _ _ R S E L _
…Jared, I hope you’re APPLYING YOURSELF for the victory…he does! But has history of the first-ever male million dollar winner been made tonight?…
…not even close — it was under the G. But he does win this ’17 Ford Explorer XLT worth $40,140 for a final total of $55,840 cash & prizes.
MY RATING: 7