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Deal or No Deal, Baby!

Em’s and I have been keeping this one secret from you.

Life Drawing with $30 Date Night

6 weeks ago we went to the studios of Channel 7 and made it on Deal or no Deal!

The episode airs tonight (Thur 15th July) – in Australia – 5.30pm EST on Channel 7.

Em’s was the lucky one to be on centre stage with Andrew O’keefe and the lights the cameras and the butterflies – I spent my time conveniently hiding behind my case.

You don’t know if you’re going to be on until they yell out your name, then BAM the camera is in your face and you’re jumping up and down like a clown. Emma and I had already spent the cash in our heads well before we got to the studio, and we were sure that we would walk away with a cool $40,000. It seemed like most people in the audience had the same idea!

We thought we could easily walk away with $40,000 – this kinda cash could make a huge difference in our house hunting extravaganza which is a whole other post… still to be written! And it would pay for a nice getaway which we’ve been wanting for a very long time!

They film 5 episodes in a day – so whichever way you look at it, it’s a very long day – lunch was provided and they gave us cookies in between shots as well.

This type of date idea isn’t one that you’ll do spontaneously. Emma applied for a bunch of game shows and studio audiences in 2009 – and it took Deal or No Deal over 9 months before we were contacted. And after that you still have to go through an interview process and then wait more time etc. Even with such a long lead – it’s still a great type of date idea, and experience you should try.

So, what do you reckon? Could you do it? Could you get up there in front of everyone and the cameras and take a shot at the $200,000? Has anyone else been up? How well did you do?

Stay tuned – we’ll get some footage of Emma’s game up within the week.

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Writer, dating columnist, wife, coffee addict, foodie, fashionista... Melburnian through and through. Muser, dancer, blogger, tweeter. Likes to get her head on telly now and again. Sleeper, dreamer, a sucker for romance. And of course... a cheap date.


6 comments for “Deal or No Deal, Baby!”

  1. Posted by Darren | July 17, 2010, 4:59 pm

    Very BIG thanks to you for being on deal n not deal.
 I watch and now i am on my to start good fun dates.

    Thanks again


  2. Posted by Kat | July 17, 2010, 5:00 pm

    Good for you guys. Saw you on the show tonight and thought I would check out your site.
We have been married 39 years and one of our very best, romantic dates was about 6 years ago, when on a week day, we went into a bush camp and made a very simple BBQ, and just wandered through the bush holding hands, sneaking kisses, and marvelled at the wild flowers and the dozens of bluebirds that darted about. Very simple, incredibly cheap but just magic.
Have fun and remember marriage is like a good wine or an acorn. In the right conditions and nurturing it will turn into something priceless over time.

  3. Posted by Ashvin Nursing | November 26, 2010, 12:24 am

    I was up there!!Lol.. I was on of the last 2 unlucky groups which didnt get the chance to go up there:(

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