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Thursday, May 1, 2014

TPiRecap: 1 May 2014 (MAYDAY MAYDAY MAYDAY)


How appropriate that today is May Day -- because that's exactly what we're calling out here at the Towers. This whole week so far has been just one disaster after another, with only three games and $121,662 won out of a possible $388,629. We are currently on pace to post the lowest week so far this season (currently $205,428, achieved during Week 42-13 -- a week that, incidentally, consisted of only four first-run shows).

So, yeah, to say the least, we're looking for some serious redemption here today. Time to see if we can get it.

Episode #
6784K
Airdate
1 May 2014
VTR
10 March 2014
First Four
Tiffany, Janet, Vinson, Margaret
Lineup
L-R
Models
Manuela Abreález, Rachel Reynolds

1. Trip to Palm Springs, CA (limo, 3n, Aqua Soleil, 1 facial, couples' massage; MA)
Tiffany
Janet
Vinson
Margaret
999
750
1100
1101



$1882

Oh, Margaret, is that a green dollar sign you're standing on? That must mean Pay the Rent:

As long as Margaret doesn't take any foolish chances, this could help our weekly total tremendously -- even in the (extremely likely) event she doesn't win outright.

(MA pitches, RR receives)
  • Annie's Lite vinaigrette salad dressing
  • Hungry Jack Diner Style hashbrowns
  • Nivea Men post shave balm
  • Walgreens Ology laundry liquid (33 loads)
  • Aspercreme pain relieving creme
  • Krusteaz honey cornbread mix

My Arrangement:
Mailbox: Bread mix
1st Floor: Pain relief + Dressing
2nd Floor: Laundry liquid + Hashbrowns
Attic: Shave balm


Cornbread mix
$2.59

$1,000
$2.59
Go on...
Dressing
$3.79
Hashbrowns
$1.49
$5,000
$5.28
Go on...
Shave balm
$8.99
Detergent [sic]
$6.79
$10,000
$15.78
"I am so done!"
(Pain relief: $5.49)

Solution:
Mailbox: Dressing = $3.79
1st Floor: Pain relief ($5.49) + Bread mix ($2.59) = $8.08
2nd Floor: Detergent [sic] ($6.79) + Hashbrowns ($1.49) = $8.18
Attic: Shave balm = $8.99

There may be other solutions too, but this is the only one I've time to find today.

Now let's just hope that wasn't the high point of the episode...

2. Pair of Nintendo 2DS game systems w/games & accessories (MA)
Tiffany
Janet
Vinson
Anthony
700
701
702
180



$606

Joe the C.'s old "Smeghead Gambit" pays off for Anthony, who gets to play Money Game:
2014 Dodge Dart SE (2.0L, convenience grp, 6AT, paint/fabric prot; RR)

$
$
18
42
94
$
$
31
17
19
$
$
65
88
70
$
$
F
9
B

I like -31 for the end digits this time.

19: FRONT
$
$
18
42
94
$
$
31
17
F
$
$
65
88
70
$
$
19
9
B

42: $
$
42
18
$
94
$
$
31
17
F
$
$
65
88
70
$
$
19
9
B

"But that trick never works!" - Rocket J. Squirrel

70: $
$
42
18
$
94
$
70
31
17
F
$
$
65
88
$
$
$
19
9
B

65: $
$
42
18
$
94
$
70
31
17
F
$
65
$
88
$
$
$
19
9
B

94: $
$
42
18
$
$
$
70
31
17
F
$
65
$
88
$
$
94
19
9
B
Win $271
($19,931; Portal-Mobile, The Recap is Right)

I'm gonna need some really strong coffee, I think, in order to get through this...

3. Apple iPhone 5s w/2 leather cases & 1yr calling plan (450 mins & 3GB data/mo) (JE)
Tiffany
Janet
Vinson
Anna
720
750
751
700


$1567


Pick-a-Number:
Ashley 6pc bedroom group (Comfortaire Q) & Samsung 32" LED Smart HDTV (MA)

Golden Road, Jr. w/Rachel:

2
6
9
$
4
?
5
8


Gut says 9 here... so it's probably 2, the way my gut's been.


6

$
4
9
5
8
THEN AGAIN...

Man, when we can't even give away a cheapo Ashley suite, we are in dire straits. And I don't mean "Money for Nothing," either.

(CC1: CTT)
Showcase Showdown #1

Anthony
15
40
.55

$877

Vinson
55
85
1.40

$1,567
P
Margaret
60
.60
WIN


4. Four TW Steel designer watches (RR)
Tiffany
Janet
Stephanie
Anna
1100
1000
800
2100
$2070




One Wrong Price:
  1. Inspire recumbant elliptical trainer (MA)
  2. Kate Spade designer accessories (RR)
  3. Honda CRF-125FB Big Wheel offroad motorcycle (RR)

$1095
$2486
$3199
Elliptical trainer
Accessories
Offroad bike
$1795
$2486
$3199
LOSS

I haven't been feeling well this week at all (the usual winter-to-spring respiatory blues), and continued losses like these aren't helping matters. C'mon, guys!

Just when I thought we were up a creek without a paddle, along comes our next IUFB...
5. Jackson Kayak 8'6" creek boat w/paddle (RR)
Michael
Janet
Stephanie
Anna
2199
800
1300
1301

$1268



Speaking of bodies of water, no Ohio River today, at least...

Coming or Going:
Trip to Maui, HI (6n, Lumeria Maui, daily breakfast, yoga & meditation classes, 1 dinner; MA)

An easy one at least...

COMING
GOING

5
9
8
4


$5984
WIN!

A slight difference in the ARP reveal this time, as Manuela holds two tags -- one covering the other, with the "underneath" tag showing us the good news, that we avoided a bona fide skunkjob.

But oi gevault, why does it always have to be such a Herculean effort to get even one win this week?

6. Canon HD camcorder (RR)
Michael
Annette
Stephanie
Anna
902
800
900
901
$1100




Just in time for Derby Day this weekend, it's Rat Race:
Win: 2014 Volkswagen Jetta S (2.0L, 5MT, FWD; $16,895 [1]; RR)
Place: Groceries for 1 year ($1,347 [2]; MA)
Show: Danby bottom-mount refrigerator ($679 [3]; MA)

(MA with the small stuff)
$1: Campbell's Slow Kettle chili w/beans
$3.50
$3.99
49¢
Blue rat
$10: Libman Freedom spray mop
$21
$22
$1
Pink rat
$100: Weber portable gas grill
$150
$219
$69
Yellow rat

Been a while since we've seen that!

In honor of the Derby, the five most recent winners:

Orb (2013)

3
Refrigerator
I'll Have Another (2012)



Animal Kingdom (2011)

2
Groceries
Super Saver (2010)


DNF
Mine That Bird (2009)

1

Win foodstuffs & the place to put them

Super Saver and I'll Have Another ran out of steam literally inches short of the finish line, allowing the crawlalong Orb to catch up and eventually overtake them both. Mine That Bird, meanwhile, came from almost out of nowhere to snatch first place from Animal Kingdom right at the last furlong.

One decent bailout from the House of Pain and two out of three rats here... I'll consider that an improvement over the way things've been going this week, albeit only slightly.

[1] Source: VW.com
[2] Source: Ask.com (monthly average × 12)
[3] Source: HomeDepot.com (MSRP)

(CC2: VetIQ / Werther's Original)
Showcase Showdown #2

Tiffany
10
90
1.00
$1,000 Bonus
P
Michael
95
75
1.70

$3,371
Janet
70
60
1.30

$7,252
Bonus Spin
35



Showcases: Margaret (true) top winner, Tiffany runner-up.

1. The Ride of Your Life
  • Suzuki Quad-Sport Z90 ATV (RR)
  • Trip to Smithfield, VA (6n, Smithfield Station; RR)
    • Daily breakfast
    • 1 dinner
    • 1 private evening cruise
    • 2 Busch Gardens tickets
  • 2014 Hyundai Accent GS (1.6L, MT, mud guards; MA)
Margaret passes; Tiffany bids $22,000.
(My bid: $26,463)

2. Monkey Business
  • Hatteras pillow-top hammock (RR)
  • Trip to Iquitas, Peru (5n, Treehouse; MA)
    • Daily meals
    • Excursions
  • West Wight Potter Premium Edition 15' sailboat w/trailer (RR)
Margaret bids $21,000.
(My bid: $24,071)


Moment of Truth
2. Tiffany
Virginia/Car
1. Margaret
Peru/Sailboat
Bid
$22,000
$21,000
ARP
$26,978
$27,301
Result
$4,978
$6,301

Tiffany wins!
$30,048
$11,882
My result
$515
$3,230


LEADER BOARD: Episode #6784K
Tiffany

$30,048
Margaret
P
$11,882
Janet

$7,252
Michael
P

$3,371
Vinson


$1,567
Anthony


$877
Offered
$220,543
Won
$54,997
Pct.
24.48%
Bonus
$1,000
Avg.
$9,166
Median
$5,312


1 comment:

  1. PTR Winning combinations:

    1.

    TOP: Shave balm (8.99)
    2nd floor: Detergent and hash browns (8.28)
    1st floor: Corn bread mix and dressing (6.38)
    Mailbox: Aspercreme (5.49)

    2.

    TOP: Shave balm (8.99)
    2nd floor: Hash browns and detergent (8.28)
    1st floor: Aspercreme and corn bread mix (8.08)
    Mailbox: Salad dressing (3.79)

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