When you’re lucky enough to be chosen as a contestant on The Price Is Right you must then bid your way into a game, all the while keeping the thought of a Showcase Showdown in the back of your mind.
You win a game, take a spin and try to get the closest to a dollar, jumping through those hoops until you eventually land in the winner’s circle.
It’s stressful, tests the limits of your luck and makes for one of the more nerve wracking gameshow experiences, but those who win their Showcase walk away with some seriously valuable stuff.
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Since the show introduced the Showcase Showdown's current form in 1972 the value of the prizes have gone up considerably, and nowadays it's not uncommon for a contestant to walk away with a prize package valued at over twenty thousand dollars.
mental_floss examined the inflating value of The Price Is Right Showcase prizes, and adjusted for inflation to reveal what prize packages of the past would be worth today, asking How Much Are These 11 Price Is Right Showcases Worth Today?