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this sounds desperate...

but i've thought about joining game shows to win some big money!!!

really, i have thought about it although i haven't done it yet. lol!

here in our country, there are a lot of game shows that one can join. some game shows are those that tests one's general knowledge and IQ. others are more the physical type ones. at one time or another, i remember there were local versions of 'who wants to be a millionaire', 'the weakest link', 'the price is right', 'deal or no deal', and 'wheel of fortune'. currently, i think the only show left from among the shows i've mentioned is 'deal or no deal'.

anyway, aside from the usual game shows, there are also reality shows or talent searches. we have our version of 'big brother' and 'american idol' as well as a slew of other talent searches looking for the next big designer, model, chef. we had a local version of 'biggest loser' and then there is a local version of 'the amazing race'. of course, we also had multiple seasons of 'survivor'. and then, there are the contest segments of local variety shows that offer big prizes. some offer cash prizes as high as $70,000 along with cars and houses!!!

anyway, i've given serious thought about this and the contests that i have the most chance of winning are those that i mentioned above that have general knowledge or IQ questions. joining 'deal or no deal' is also an option but its a long shot. anyway, if i'm set on winning big in the contests that i'm planning to join and even if i don't get to win, at least it'll be a fun experience for me.

so my fellow PPers, has anyone of you thought of joining a contest to win big amounts of money? if you joined one already, share your experience. how was it for you? feel free to chime in.

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MommyCharm wrote on March 21, 2015, 8:48 PM

I only have thought of joining ' Who Wants to be a Millionaire' because the Philippines' version of the said show has Vic Sotto (my biggest crush ever!) as their host. Seeing him would be my top priority and winning some cash would only be second. lol :)

Porcospino wrote on March 21, 2015, 8:48 PM

I have never joined a game show, and I never really thought about joining one of them. My husband's brother participated in "Who wants to be a millionaire" and he won more than $8000.

GemOfAGirl wrote on March 21, 2015, 8:59 PM

I have not, but I know someone who tried to get chosen as a contestant on "The Price Is Right". He'd heard that if you dress in loud colors and have an over-the-top personality, your chances of getting chosen increase, so he wore a flowery Hawaiian shirt and tried to "make" his personality "bigger". He did not get chosen.

Also, my dad tried out for "Jeopardy" once back in the 1970's. I don't know if it's still true, but back then, he said it was a two-part process - a written test, and then a mock-up of the show where you practice buzzing in with others who are trying out. He was very smart, so he passed the written test easily, but he said that trying to get the timing right with the buzzer was extremely difficult, and he didn't pass that portion of the try-out process.

grandma20121 wrote on March 21, 2015, 9:48 PM

i have never joined any game shows but i use to watch a few of them, i wonder if you need to pay to join them?

scheng1 wrote on March 22, 2015, 2:21 AM

I have no interest in such program. I rather learn proper investing so that I can gain for the rest of my life.

BarbRad wrote on March 23, 2015, 1:49 AM

Not I. I can barely remember my name anymore, let alone all those things I used to know when I was young that one rarely uses. God luck to you, though, if you decide to go through with this.

WordChazer wrote on March 24, 2015, 3:49 PM

I was on Fifteen-to-One here in the UK in 2000. I won through to the final three then was unceremoniously dumped out by two teachers. The guy who won my heat went on to the Grand Final that year. Kudos = lots (it was rated third behind Countdown and Mastermind for difficulty.) Winnings = nothing, it wasn't a paid show. The one I really wanted to try was 100% on Channel 5; there was a guy on there who was champion for months and you won £100 a show. I did quite often play along with Millionaire but was hopeless at the Fastest Finger First bit so I wouldn't have stood a chance if I'd tried out for that.