It all started with an email asking if I wanted VIP tickets to the Price is Right and to participate in their upcoming Social Media Week! Sounded fun. Why not!? That was about a month ago and now I am addicted to watching the show and “studying” for the “just in case” I get picked as a contestant during tomorrow’s taping. I looked and looked for help on how to “prepare” and found very little advice except from a fun blogger who did win.
What I have learned so far on my own won’t be very exciting to report – yet. Yes, they like to give away a lot of cars and there seems to be required jumping and screaming involved by every chosen contestant. And, that the more “over the top your personality is” then the more likely you are to be chosen.
Sneakers and t-shirts decorated with Price of Right references appear to be the outfit of choice, so I took to decorating a few shirts for my teammates (Hubby and a couple of friends) with a hashtag #TeamDrew ( a reference to host Drew Carey). I also ordered a second shirt with my Twitter handle @LouiseASL and #411Voices as the hashtag- but not sure that it will be allowed. So, I too may adorn a #TeamDrew tomorrow during the taping. I also bought a few obnoxious head bands and one crown. Apparently those with decorative headbands or crowns get chosen as contestants, or so it seems! So I have plenty of selection for our team, including the bright red and sparkly headband to the right
To date, hubby and I have watched over a dozen episodes. Trying to be more aware of the games and techniques used by those obviously more seasoned at this game than the two of us. I must give kudos to the Price is Right procurement team as the trip to Space Camp had me jumping for joy – as if I won it!
I also have found myself wandering up and down the supermarket aisle with much more care than ever. What is the price of baby food these days? Ketchup? Pancake mix? I always buy on sale, but those prices are not helpful when it comes to guessing correctly for this show! In other words, if you are a thrifty shopper you may be handicapped from winning … A brand new car!
I plan on chronicling my adventure, from a ‘social media – educational perspective’. It will be a bit tricky to take photos, as my beloved social media tool of choice, aka my iPhone, apparently is prohibited for use and needs to be handed over to security before entering the studio.
Stay tuned for at least a Part Two – which will either be the next chapter or the “we didn’t get picked as contestants” blog. Either way- I promise to make it educational and entertaining. Wish us luck! Gotta go… I need to make one last trip to the grocery store to learn the price of paper goods!