EPISODE #6500: SEARS SECRET SANTA
$1K Tossup: PEOPLE
F R I E _ _ L Y
C A R _ L E R S
Nate doesn’t even know the second word.
F R I E _ _ L Y
C A R O L E R S
Deb hears the sound of FRIENDLY CAROLERS. Last three Secret Santas go by these names…
Deb Schartz: court reporter for two decades whose mom Verna Lee’s an avid “WHEEL” Watcher from Wichita
Jada Obaob: courtroom clerk for the Superior Court of CA from the Bay Area
Nate Osburn: nonprofit worker & Big Brothers Big Sisters representative from Philly
$2K Tossup: PHRASE
R E P E A _
_ _ T E R / M E
Jada rightly says “REPEAT AFTER ME”.
Round 1: WAYD?
She gets the sears gift tag right away w/ two T’s, buys five A’s, calls up a $500 R, but LaTs out. Second, Nate takes a $1,500 N trio, buys three I’s and two E’s, and puts up the obvious twin $500 G’s, after which he says a $900 D, two C’s for that WC, and the last vowel of U. We have…
G E T T I N G / A
_ A N I C U R E
A N D / _ A C I A _
…he might be GETTING A MANICURE AND FACIAL soon after solving for $3,650.
SOLE LaT: Jada
Mystery Round: SAME NAME
It’s all Nate — he picks a $700 N, A, three E’s, a $600 D, a $650 S, I, a $650 R, a $600 T, the last vowel of O, a $550 L, three $550 C’s, and two K’s for the 1/2 CAR near $600.
_ O C K E _ / A N D
C E L E R _
S T I C K
…he shoots, he scores a PR and another $5,400 w/ HOCKEY AND CELERY STICK.
Deb: $1K/Jada: $2K/Nate: $10,050
PP/Express Round: EVENT
Deb leads off w/ a $500 T, four FP A’s, a $3,500 R, a $600 C, E, and two O’s, followed by a $1K pair of B’s, the other two vowels, and three $650 S’s. We have…
A / _ A B U _ O U S
S A I _ B O A T
C R U I S E
…she may be taking A FABULOUS SAILBOAT CRUISE while at the Divi Village Golf & Beach Resort in ARUBA worth $6,090.
Deb: $13,640 cash & Aruba/Jada: $2K/Nate: $9,050 WC
$3K Tossup: AROUND THE HOUSE
M _ C H A _ _ C _ L
P E _ C I _
Nate gets closer to Deb via a MECHANICAL PENCIL.
Ho ho ho — $6K per consonant to wrap up this sweepstakes! Jada lights up the triple N’s midway but she’s way off w/ NATURAL ENVIRONMENTS. Nate picks off that last consonant of G…
N A T _ R A L
_ N G R _ D _ _ N T S
…these NATURAL INGREDIENTS are worth $18K and a ticket to Bonusland.
DUDS: M (Jada), C (Deb)
SOLE DQ: Jada’s missolve
Deb: $13,640 cash & Aruba/Jada: $2K/Nate: $30,050 WC
NO BANKRUPT TRASH!
Deb SPIN ID: MF2481179 (Mae F.)
Jada SPIN ID: KD7515791 (Kathy D.)
$100K Bonus Round
Nate takes the BW to the M in AMERICA’S.
RSTLNE gives us…
_ _ _ _ L S E
_ _ R _ _ _ S E
PDHI and M are very good choices…
I M P _ L S E
P _ R _ H _ S E
He makes the IMPULSE PURCHASE of this ’17 Volkswagen Golf GTI SE worth $33,120, and a final total of $63,260 in cash & car!
LAST SPIN ID OF SWEEPSTAKES: DB22599 (no name given)
Vanna acknowledges that this is the 6,500th aired episode of the nighttime syndicated series.
MY RATING: 8