Start practicing your facial contortions and excited outbursts of enthusiasm if you want to be a contestant on The Price Is Right. While they won’t guarantee you’ll win anything, they’re likely to get you noticed, explains one winner. Oh and bringing a box of donuts to hand out in line isn’t a bad idea, either. [More]
All of your wildest dreams have come true, and there you are, on The Price Is Right, spinning that wheel, bidding your heart out and maybe, just maybe, winning it all in the Showcase. But with all that glory comes the cold hard tax facts — winners have to pay the government a portion of their haul, which can be a turnoff. One man who won the show last year held an “Ask Me Anything” thread on reddit (with his son’s help) and delved into the cold hard reality of paying for playing.
Even the hearty television presence of Alan Thicke couldn’t help Consolidated Resorts, Inc., a company owned by Goldman Sachs that sold timeshares, from going belly up. An anonymous tipster emailed us yesterday to say that they “just laid off most of their staff, including all collections, customers service, marketing, information technology departments.” And according to this insider, this is good news for consumers.