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Price Is Right Live - FAQ

How will the registration process work?

Registration takes place day of show, prior to each performance.
 Beginning 3 hours before showtime, each eligible person who would like the opportunity to be selected to play will provide their first and last name and day of birth (0-31) to producers via registration cards which are given to eligible patrons by Venue staff.
There is no ticket purchase required to register to be a contestant, and will not be considered a factor in determining eligible contestants or in the contestant selection process. Registration closes precisely at the scheduled showtime.

 

Registration process for venue:

Card Distribution:
Producer will provide venue with blank registration cards. One card only is to be given to each eligible person by venue staff. Registration is to begin 3 hours prior to showtime. For ticket holders, registration cards are given out as they present their ticket upon entering venue. Each ticket is good for only one card, in the same manner that it is only good for one admission. For non-ticket holders who make it known that they wish to register (No Purchase Necessary), cards and pencils are made available and collected at the Venue box office, one per person. A hand stamp ( provided by Producers) is used to indicate that person has received registration card. A waiting area (to be determined per venue) is be provided for patrons who wish to register but do not have admission tickets . This area will only be needed until after names are randomly selected and cross referenced with individuals waiting. Anyone selected from these individuals will be invited into an open seat. Everyone else in the waiting area can be sent home.
Tables/Staff:
Producers will setup 6' tables inside Venue lobby to distribute pencils and collect Registration Cards. One 8'x8' area is to be provided for each 500 expected patrons to the Venue.
Venue is to provide one person to staff each table and assist guests.
Card Collection:
Guests drop their cards into designated bins, and Producer collects the cards to conduct random drawing. If needed, additional collection bins may placed strategically inside venue.
Random Drawing Selection:
All contestants names are randomly drawn prior to start of show. If person selected as contestant is non-ticket holder, they will be brought inside the venue by producers to await their turn as contestant. Non-ticket holders not selected as contestants may then leave once the show has begun.

 

Will people be able to register before the night of the show?

Unfortunately not. All registration will open 3 hours prior to each show. People are encouraged to get there early to avoid lineups. Registration will remain open until the posted show time.

 

Will people be able to register more than one person at a time?

All contestants much register themselves. People will not be permitted to register additional people.

 

What is the procedure for someone who shows up to register but does not have a ticket?

By law, everyone who shows up and wants to register must be allowed to do so and have equal opportunity to be called down to be a contestant. If an individual registers and DOES NOT have a ticket to watch the show, they will be directed to a pre-determined location. All of the contestants are for the show are chosen at random as soon as registration closes. The names of all eligible registrants will be weighted equally, that is, no advantage shall be given to individuals who purchased a ticket over individuals that did not. If an individual who did not purchase a ticket is selected as a contestant, that person will be escorted to an open seat in the venue. Individuals who did not purchase a ticket and were not selected may leave the theater after the random drawing.

 

Do people need to be there 3 hours before the show in order to register?

It is ideal to arrive early, up to 3 hours, to avoid lineups, but registration will stay open until the posted show time. People may leave the theater after they have registered, but they must be present at the time of the drawing in order to be eligible.

 

When does the drawing take place?

The random drawing to determine show contestants will take place backstage during a 20 minute time period beginning at the posted show time. During that time the audience will be hearing the introduction to the show. All eligible contestants must be present at the time their name is called or they will be disqualified and another randomly selected name will be called. Eligible contestants who registered, but did not purchase a ticket will be informed in the waiting area in the first 20 minutes after the posted show time if they have been selected.

 

How do people collect their prizes if they win?

After someone wins a prize a producer will ask them to return to the front of the stage after the show where all the necessary paperwork will be done for the prizing. This takes place immediately following the show. The amount of time it takes depends entirely on the number of winners in a show. Usually not longer than 30 minutes to get through this process for the winners.

 

How are contestants selected for each show?

All contestants are selected entirely at random from the pool of registered contestants.

 

How old do you have to be to register?

You must be 19 years of age or older to be eligible to register to become a contestant.

 

Can you still go to the show if you are under age?

Absolutely. Anyone can buy tickets and watch the show. It's often a family affair, however only those 19 years of age or older can be eligible to be a contestant.

 

Who will be the host?

Todd Newton is scheduled to be the host. He recently won the Emmy for Best Game Show Host.

 

Is there a prize list available?

Prizes vary from show to show so no prize list is available, however the types of prizes are very similar to what you see on television. For example you may see a stainless steel fridge, pool table, cash prizes, and of course a car, etc.

 

How do Venues go about ordering t-shirts/name tages/etc? What all is available? What kind of cost?

Often as a promotional tool and to get their staff involved, venues will have their staff wearing Price is Right name tags and Price is Right T-shirts. Typically we would just provide you with the necessary logos to print your own T-shirts locally as we don't usually keep a large inventory and we can mail you name tags in advance if necessary. Otherwise the name tags can be given out the night of the show to staff. This really is a nice added touch that creates the right atmosphere and FOH staff typically loved to be part of it in this way.