Contestants Don’t Get to Take Their Prizes Home the Same Day
Do contestants have to arrive with giant trailers in case they win a ton of stuff? “The Price Is Right” wants to ensure contestants don’t ruin the illusion and only gift their prizes after the episode has aired. It turns out they don’t get them that night – or sometimes for weeks.
As if that’s not enough, if the episode is pulled, the contestant might never get their prizes. The show wants to make sure the audience’s reactions are authentic and haven’t been affected by someone in the neighborhood with brand new items.