My Day As A “Let’s Make a Deal” Contestant – Part 16 (Signing Some Papers)

March 6, 2015

Aurora De Lucia looking offscreen on Let's Make a Deal
Credit: CBS/Freemantle

(Missed any part? Here’s the whole series.)

Picking up from last time

Thankfully, I was soon rescued from my obnoxiousness, as everyone who got zonked was processed first (being that there wasn’t much to process there).

Before that happened, though, I wondered who was listening to our conversations – and who was making decisions when it came to coming back for Zonk Redemption.

Had I just purposefully chosen a zonk in order to try to come back for a second chance, only to ruin that by not acting correctly in a room where important people are watching? Oh the stress of it all!

In the room, we were told you’re not offered copies of your show. If you want a copy, you’re gonna need to record it. I was a bit surprised by that.

Not to go back to the whole, “Well, it’s not like Price” thing. Of course it’s not like Price! It’s a different show, and I don’t need to compare them at every turn. Buuuuuut, on The Price is Right, they let you buy the DVD of your show – which I totally did.

Maybe they don’t even do it on Price anymore. After all, it’s been a while since I’ve been there.

I thought it must be somewhat lucrative for the show to sell those DVDs. I think it was sort of expensive for a DVD, and I assumed many people bought it just to make sure they had a perfect tangible copy (that you could also order on Blu Ray!).

But it must not be lucrative after all, or else Let’s Make a Deal would be doing it.

We were also given a number of papers to sign (just as we were on Price). One thing I found interesting with the LMAD paperwork was the forfeiture sheet (the one that asks us to list any prizes we want to forfeit).

Aurora De Lucia laughing while scratching her face on Let's Make a Deal
Credit: CBS/Freemantle

It had a big black line through all the blanks – assuming we wouldn’t want to pass on any prizes.

On Price is Right, when you see the paper, I feel like it gives you reason to pause, and it helps remind you about the tax issues you may be facing.

I feel like probably brain-wise when people see a big black line through something, they assume they’re not to fill out that thing. (Though I have no science to back that up. So, why am I even talking here?)

Of course probably the majority of people will not fill it out… But some people might want to.

In Let’s Make a Deal’s defense, they give you two copies of that paper. The second one has blanks available to you, instead of crossed out lines.

The example they have taped to the wall, that shows what they want you to turn in, includes the one with the big black lines. (I’d guess that’s maybe just an extra precaution for them to prove you’re definitely not turning any prizes away.)

Anyway, you still have the option to turn down prizes if you wish (and you technically have 10 days to decide, it says at the top). I just thought that difference was interesting.

That’s a really small point. But since my time at Price was so etched into my head, it’s hard not to compare the shows. Hopefully at least one of these random details is interesting.

And this is where we’ll pick up next time.

5 thoughts on “My Day As A “Let’s Make a Deal” Contestant – Part 16 (Signing Some Papers)”

  1. Hi we were just on the mother-daughter show which was yesterday December 14, 2015 I was wondering we want to car and he did an interview with my daughter and I after I can’t seem to find it I was wondering if you might have any clue where we can find that interview and also if it is too late to buy the end of the individual pictures that they take inside the tent if you can help me it would be greatly appreciated

    1. Hey there Rita! Thanks for writing and congratulations! 🙂 I don’t know how to track down interviews from commercial breaks or after the shows. I guess maybe write in to whatever contact you have there and ask… or hope that it becomes extra content when the show airs and just check all the internet-y places 🙂

      As far as the pictures, if I remember correctly, I bought my Let’s Make a Deal pics like months after the show taped. And I think I looked at my Price ones also months later. So, if you still have the business card or whatever it is they give you, you probably are still able to find it… You may be able to by going to and browsing. Good luck! 🙂

  2. The taping was aired April 22,2016, I had won a $100.00 at the end of the show this wasn’t aired as it was not enough time? I was wondering how long it takes to receive my money?

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