Dumb Answer of the Week
What Happens When You Speak Before You Think

January 15th - January 27th, 2011

Text by: Jim Williams

Life is a lot like a line graph. We all have our ups & downs. This week's Dumb Answer isn't so much a story of a dumb answer as it is a story of really bad luck.

Say hello to Margaret. She won her way on stage at the last possible moment and has a chance to win...


We'll be tracking her Price Experience Index throughout the course of this article.

So, to win a new 2011 Honda Civic LX Coupe she has to play...

Ah yes, Gas Money.

If you haven't watched the show in awhile, Gas Money is essentially a quasi-Deal or No Deal game where you're given 5 prices that may be the price of the car. You must pick the prices that ARE NOT the actual retail price (ARP) of the car. Behind each car price that isn't the ARP of the car, you get "gas money" ranging from $1,000-$4,000. So, if you play your cards right you can win the car and $10,000.

There are your prices.

Margaret opts to eliminate $17,555.

*TPiR Losing Horns*

That hurts. But, remember she still gets to spin the big wheel.

Since the 2 previous contestants in her half of the show won their pricing games, Margaret spins the wheel first and lands on...

"Your luck has just changed." - Drew Carey

Way to bounce back, Margaret! She's in a great spot to get to the showcase. After all, the odds of someone getting $1.00 in one or a combination of two spins when the first person gets .95 are so minuscule that...

"Your luck has just changed." - Drew Carey


For her efforts, Margaret takes home a Yamaha digital piano worth over $2,500, a whole lot of bad luck and the final Dumb Answer of the Week for January 2011.

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