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How to win $100,000 playing Pay The Rent on The Price Is Right

This is a list of solutions the contestants chose or (in most cases) should have chosen to win the $100,000 in Pay the Rent (that's just ONE solution). (NOTE: If you want to win $10,000, then put the lowest in the mailbox and don't worry about the attic, but in most cases, to win the $100,000, you need one of the higher items in the mailbox). The winning strategy of 4-23-51-6 when there are only a few solutions is noted in later seasons below.

Season 39Edit

September 20, 2010 (#5231K)Edit

No. Mailbox 1st Floor 2nd Floor Attic
1 Pantene shampoo ($5.99) Red Baron pizza slices ($3.49) & McCormick cinnamon ($2.98) = $6.47 Whink cook top cleaner ($5.49) & Del Monte canned corn ($1.49) = $6.98 9 Lives cat food ($7.30)

October 6, 2010 (#5253K)Edit

No. Mailbox 1st Floor 2nd Floor Attic
1 Dixie napkins ($2.89) Smarties candy rolls ($1.69) & Hostess cupcakes ($1.49) = $3.18 Hershey’s cocoa ($3.29) & Top Ramen noodles (29¢) = $3.58 Herbal Essences shampoo ($4.19)

October 22, 2010 (#5275K)Edit

No. Mailbox 1st Floor 2nd Floor Attic
1 CoverGirl concealer ($5.49) Cheetos cheese curls ($2.99) & Mt. Olive dill pickles ($3.19) = $6.18 Hunt’s Manwich sauce ($2.09) & Febreze odor eliminator ($4.99) = $7.08 Freschetta pizza ($7.49)

October 29, 2010 (#5285K)Edit

No. Mailbox 1st Floor 2nd Floor Attic
1 WD-40 lubricant ($4.99) Lilly Miller poppy seeds ($1.79) & Reese’s peanut butter pumpkins ($3.46) = $5.25 Arrowhead water ($2.99) & Brain tonic drink ($2.59) = $5.58 Emerald mixed nuts ($6.29)

November 11, 2010 (#5304K)Edit

No. Mailbox 1st Floor 2nd Floor Attic
1 Lay’s potato chips ($3.99) CoverGirl eye pencil ($4.99) & Gerber baby food (79¢) = $5.78 Northland fruit juice ($3.39) & Krusteaz pancake mix ($2.99) = $6.38 Neo To Go pain reliever ($6.79)

The winning order was 4-15-23-6 which is what Lance Corporal Zachery Garrison chose, but he stopped on the second floor. He would have been the first contestant to win $100,000 if he hadn’t quit.

December 24, 2010 (#5365K)Edit

No. Mailbox 1st Floor 2nd Floor Attic
1 Christmas cards ($4.99) Pepperidge Farm cookies ($3.39) & Ziploc bags ($3.49) = $6.88 Heart Warming wassail mix ($7.00) & Christmas ribbon (79¢) = $7.79 Turtles chocolate ($7.99)

January 18, 2011 (#5402K)Edit

No. Mailbox 1st Floor 2nd Floor Attic
1 Pedialyte electrolyte solution ($5.29) Post Cocoa Pebbles cereal ($4.49) & Goya red beans ($1.49) = $5.98 Kernel Seasons popcorn seasoning ($2.79) & Solo plastic cups ($3.49) = $6.28 Sara Lee cheesecake ($6.69)

February 14, 2011 (#5441K)Edit

No. Mailbox 1st Floor 2nd Floor Attic
1 Foam stickers ($6.99) Hershey’s chocolate ($3.69) & Lipton herbal tea ($3.49) = $7.18 Listerine breath strips ($1.89) & Paper plates ($5.70) = $7.59 Lash Blash mascara ($7.99)

March 16, 2011 (#5483K, aired out-of-order on March 15, 2011)Edit

No. Mailbox 1st Floor 2nd Floor Attic
1 Totino’s pizza rolls ($4.49) Nissin Top ramen noodles (29¢) & Fritos corn chips ($4.99) = $5.28 Febreze fabric spray ($2.99) & Dixie plastic cups ($3.49) = $6.48 4-pack Rockstar energy drink ($6.99)

April 15, 2011 (#5525K)Edit

No. Mailbox 1st Floor 2nd Floor Attic
1 Jelly Belly superfruit ($2.49) Trader’s Choice chopped onion (99¢) & Crisco vegetable oil ($3.69) = $4.68 Kern’s nectar papaya juice (69¢) & Mardi Gras paper towels ($4.09) = $4.78 Miracle Gro potting mix ($4.99)

May 11, 2011 (#5563K)Edit

No. Mailbox 1st Floor 2nd Floor Attic
1 No Gray hair coloring ($5.99) Pepperidge Farm Milano cookies ($3.39) & Francesco Rinaldi pasta sauce ($2.99) = $6.38 Planters cashews ($6.79) & Golden Creme milk (99¢) = $7.78 Gold Bond foot cream ($8.27)

June 20, 2011 (#5621K)Edit

No. Mailbox 1st Floor 2nd Floor Attic
1 Illume candle ($8.50) Reddi-Wip whipped cream ($2.99) & P.S. I Love You bubble bath ($12.00) = $14.99 Driscoll’s strawberries ($1.49) & Personalized M&Ms candy ($13.99) = $15.48 McCormick saffron ($16.29)

Season 40Edit

October 10, 2011 (#5661K, aired out-of-order on January 6, 2012)Edit

No. Mailbox 1st Floor 2nd Floor Attic
1 Haagen Dazs vanilla ice cream ($4.49) Cheetos cheese snack (35¢) & 12-pack Sierra Mist soda ($4.99) = $5.34 Kellogg’s Pop-Tarts ($2.99) & Ortega taco shells ($2.89) = $5.88 Olay body wash ($6.49)

November 4, 2011 (#5695K)Edit

No. Mailbox 1st Floor 2nd Floor Attic
1 Sara Lee cherry pie ($6.99) Heinz white vinegar ($4.29) & Jet Dry rinse aid ($4.59) = $8.88 16 oz. pepsi cola (99¢) & Therabreath lozenges ($9.21) = $10.20 Swiffer dry sweeper pads ($10.99)

November 11, 2011 (#5705K)Edit

No. Mailbox 1st Floor 2nd Floor Attic
1 Pillsbury Funfetti icing ($2.49) Snyder’s of Hanover pretzels ($2.99) & Kool-Aid drink mix (29¢) = $3.28 Anthony’s bow tie pasta ($1.69) & French’s mustard ($1.99) = $3.68 Kingsford charcoal ($3.99)

November 29, 2011 (#5732K)Edit

No. Mailbox 1st Floor 2nd Floor Attic
1 Maxwell House instant cappuccino ($3.99) Hefty foam plates ($1.99) & Betty Crocker instant potatoes ($2.29) = $4.28 Kix cereal ($3.49) & Pedigree dog food ($1.39) = $4.88 Duraflame fireplace log ($5.29)

December 23, 2011 (#5765K)Edit

No. Mailbox 1st Floor 2nd Floor Attic
1 10 gift bows ($4.00) Bruce’s candied yams ($1.89) & Market Pantry eggnog ($2.49) = $4.38 Nabisco Oreo cookies ($3.79) & Tic Tac mints ($1.09) = $4.88 Hallmark Christmas cards ($4.99)

January 20, 2012 (#5805K)Edit

No. Mailbox 1st Floor 2nd Floor Attic
1 Glad storage containers ($3.49) Palmolive dishwashing liquid ($2.09) & Royal Crown soda ($1.79) = $3.88 Hostess powdered donuts ($3.99) & Lawry’s taco seasoning (89¢) = $4.88 Hartz flea & tick dog collar ($5.19)

February 20, 2012 (#5851K, aired out-of-order on February 22, 2012)Edit

No. Mailbox 1st Floor 2nd Floor Attic
1 Tostitos chunky salsa ($3.29) Eddy’s slow churned shakes ($1.79) & Dole canned pineapple slices ($1.99) = $3.78 Finesse hairspray ($3.99) & Pop Rocks candy (69¢) = $4.68 Udderly smooth lotion ($4.99)

March 26, 2012 (#5901K)Edit

No. Mailbox 1st Floor 2nd Floor Attic
1 Jolly Time popcorn ($1.99) Knudsen cottage cheese ($1.09) & Blue Diamond almonds ($1.19) = $2.28 Bull’s-eye barbecue sauce ($2.29) & Tina’s burrito (45¢) = $2.74 Band-Aid sheer strips bandages ($2.99)

April 30, 2012 (#5951K)Edit

No. Mailbox 1st Floor 2nd Floor Attic
1 Borden shredded mozzarella cheese ($2.99) 2-pack Hostess Twinkies ($1.49) & Softsoap liquid hand soap ($2.29) = $3.78 Anthony’s elbow macaroni ($1.99) & Mott’s Applesauce ($2.09) = $4.08 Alka-Seltzer Plus allergy relief ($4.22)

June 1, 2012 (#5995K, aired out-of-order on May 16, 2012)Edit

No. Mailbox 1st Floor 2nd Floor Attic
1 Whink toilet bowl cleaner ($9.99) Doritos cool ranch corn chips ($4.29) & Cheer laundry detergent ($7.69) = $11.98 Allegra allergy relief ($6.82) & Act fluoride rinse ($6.99) = $13.81 Capzasin HP pain reliever ($13.99)

August 14, 2012 (#6022K, aired out-of-order on August 17, 2012)Edit

No. Mailbox 1st Floor 2nd Floor Attic
1 12-pack OfficeMax ballpoint pens ($5.99) Post-It page markers ($4.60) & Hershey’s chocolate syrup ($2.29) = $6.89 Fritos chili cheese corn chips ($3.49) & Mio water enhancer ($3.99) = $7.48 Sparco dry erase board ($8.00)

Season 41Edit

February 4, 2013 (#6211K, aired out-of-order on January 28, 2013)Edit

No. Mailbox 1st Floor 2nd Floor Attic
1 Ziploc ($2.69) Funyuns onion rings ($1.49) & Mclhenny tabasco sauce ($1.69) = $3.18 Nestle Crunch (89¢) & Welch’s grape jelly ($2.79) = $3.68 Liquid Plumr urgent clear declogger ($3.99)
2 Welch’s grape jelly ($2.79) Funyuns onion rings ($1.49) & Mclhenny tabasco sauce ($1.69) = $3.18 Ziploc ($2.69) & Nestle Crunch (89¢) = $3.58 Liquid Plumr urgent clear declogger ($3.99)

March 14, 2013 (#6264K)Edit

No. Mailbox 1st Floor 2nd Floor Attic
1 Kern’s papaya juice (59¢) Allegra allergy reliever ($6.47) & Grandma’s oatmeal raisin cookies (99¢) = $7.46 Jell-O vanilla pudding mix ($1.19) & Gold Bond ultimate lotion ($7.18) = $8.37 Capzasin pain reliever ($8.49)
2 Kern’s papaya juice (59¢) Jell-O vanilla pudding mix ($1.19) & Allegra allergy reliever ($6.47) = $7.66 Grandma’s oatmeal raisin cookies (99¢) & Gold Bond ultimate lotion ($7.18) = $8.17 Capzasin pain reliever ($8.49)
3 Grandma’s oatmeal raisin cookies (99¢) Kern’s papaya juice (59¢) & Allegra allergy reliever ($6.47) = $7.06 Jell-O vanilla pudding mix ($1.19) & Gold Bond ultimate lotion ($7.18) = $8.37 Capzasin pain reliever ($8.49)
4 Grandma’s oatmeal raisin cookies (99¢) Jell-O vanilla pudding mix ($1.19) & Allegra allergy reliever ($6.47) = $7.66 Kern’s papaya juice (59¢) & Gold Bond ultimate lotion ($7.18) = $7.77 Capzasin pain reliever ($8.49)
5 Jell-O vanilla pudding mix ($1.19) Kern’s papaya juice (59¢) & Allegra allergy reliever ($6.47) = $7.06 Grandma’s oatmeal raisin cookies (99¢) & Gold Bond ultimate lotion ($7.18) = $8.17 Capzasin pain reliever ($8.49)
6 Jell-O vanilla pudding mix ($1.19) Allegra allergy reliever ($6.47) & Grandma’s oatmeal raisin cookies (99¢) = $7.46 Kern’s papaya juice (59¢) & Gold Bond ultimate lotion ($7.18) = $7.77 Capzasin pain reliever ($8.49)

This puzzle had highest/second highest of only 18%, but had a wide spread on the other prices. The puzzle had three very low priced items and three high priced items. Brandon chose 2-13-56-4 and he went for it all and lost. It had two solutions with the lowest priced item in the mailbox, but unfortunately he didn't get #6 in the mailbox. The preferred solution of 4-23-15-6 wasn't a winner in this puzzle. The large spread solution of 1-24-35-6 does win as #1.

March 26, 2013 (#6282K, aired out-of-order on March 27, 2013)Edit

No. Mailbox 1st Floor 2nd Floor Attic
1 Nissin cup of noodles (59¢) Doublemint chewing gum ($1.09) & French’s French fried onions ($3.39) = $4.48 Breyers orange cream sherbet ($5.79) & Francesco Rinaldi pasta sauce ($2.29) = $8.08 Folgers instant coffee ($9.99)
2 Nissin cup of noodles (59¢) Doublemint chewing gum ($1.09) & Francesco Rinaldi pasta sauce ($2.29) = $3.38 Breyers orange cream sherbet ($5.79) & French’s French fried onions ($3.39) = $9.18 Folgers instant coffee ($9.99)
3 Nissin cup of noodles (59¢) Francesco Rinaldi pasta sauce ($2.29) & French’s French fried onions ($3.39) = $5.68 Doublemint chewing gum ($1.09) & Breyers orange cream sherbet ($5.79) = $6.88 Folgers instant coffee ($9.99)
4 Doublemint chewing gum ($1.09) Francesco Rinaldi pasta sauce ($2.29) & French’s French fried onions ($3.39) = $5.68 Nissin cup of noodles (59¢) = $0.59 & Breyers orange cream sherbet ($5.79) = $6.38 Folgers instant coffee ($9.99)
5 Doublemint chewing gum ($1.09) Nissin cup of noodles (59¢) & Francesco Rinaldi pasta sauce ($2.29) = $2.88 French’s French fried onions ($3.39) & Breyers orange cream sherbet ($5.79) = $9.18 Folgers instant coffee ($9.99)
6 Doublemint chewing gum ($1.09) Nissin cup of noodles (59¢) & French’s French fried onions ($3.39) = $3.98 Francesco Rinaldi pasta sauce ($2.29) & Breyers orange cream sherbet ($5.79) = $8.08 Folgers instant coffee ($9.99)
7 Francesco Rinaldi pasta sauce ($2.29) Nissin cup of noodles (59¢) & French’s French fried onions ($3.39) = $3.98 Doublemint chewing gum ($1.09) & Breyers orange cream sherbet ($5.79) = $6.88 Folgers instant coffee ($9.99)
8 Francesco Rinaldi pasta sauce ($2.29) Doublemint chewing gum ($1.09) & French’s French fried onions ($3.39) = $4.48 Nissin cup of noodles (59¢) & Breyers orange cream sherbet ($5.79) = $6.38 Folgers instant coffee ($9.99)

The first solution seen here was what Reeshemah Hall chose and, in doing so, would have been the first contestant to win $100,000 if she hadn’t quit.

April 10, 2013 (#6303K, aired out-of-order on April 8, 2013)Edit

No. Mailbox 1st Floor 2nd Floor Attic
1 Progresso bread crumbs ($1.49) Hawaiian Punch fruit punch ($1.99) & Tostitos bite-sized tortilla chips ($3.99) = $5.98 Gold Bond lotion ($7.18) & Icy Hot advanced relief pain reliever ($7.49) = $14.67 Schiff digestive advantage probiotic ($16.99)
2 Progresso bread crumbs ($1.49) Gold Bond lotion ($7.18) & Hawaiian Punch fruit punch ($1.99) = $10.17 Icy Hot advanced relief pain reliever ($7.49) & Tostitos bite-sized tortilla chips ($3.99) = $11.48 Schiff digestive advantage probiotic ($16.99)
3 Progresso bread crumbs ($1.49) Hawaiian Punch fruit punch ($1.99) & Icy Hot advanced relief pain reliever ($7.49) = $9.48 Gold Bond lotion ($7.18) & Tostitos bite-sized tortilla chips ($3.99) = $11.17 Schiff digestive advantage probiotic ($16.99)
4 Hawaiian Punch fruit punch ($1.99) Progresso bread crumbs ($1.49) & Tostitos bite-sized tortilla chips ($3.99) = $5.48 Gold Bond lotion ($7.18) & Icy Hot advanced relief pain reliever ($7.49) = $14.67 Schiff digestive advantage probiotic ($16.99)
5 Hawaiian Punch fruit punch ($1.99) Progresso bread crumbs ($1.49) & Icy Hot advanced relief pain reliever ($7.49) = $8.98 Gold Bond lotion ($7.18) & Tostitos bite-sized tortilla chips ($3.99) = $11.17 Schiff digestive advantage probiotic ($16.99)
6 Hawaiian Punch fruit punch ($1.99) Progresso bread crumbs ($1.49) & Gold Bond lotion ($7.18) = $8.67 Tostitos bite-sized tortilla chips ($3.99) & Icy Hot advanced relief pain reliever ($7.49) = $11.48 Schiff digestive advantage probiotic ($16.99)
7 Tostitos bite-sized tortilla chips ($3.99) Progresso bread crumbs ($1.49) & Gold Bond lotion ($7.18) = $8.67 Hawaiian Punch fruit punch ($1.99) = $1.99 & Gold Bond lotion ($7.18) = $9.17 Schiff digestive advantage probiotic ($16.99)
8 Tostitos bite-sized tortilla chips ($3.99) Progresso bread crumbs ($1.49) & Gold Bond lotion ($7.18) = $8.67 Hawaiian Punch fruit punch ($1.99) & Icy Hot advanced relief pain reliever ($7.49) = $9.48 Schiff digestive advantage probiotic ($16.99)

April 22, 2013 (#6321K, aired out-of-order on April 24, 2013)Edit

No. Mailbox 1st Floor 2nd Floor Attic
1 Dove soap bar ($1.59) Quaker caramel corn rice cakes ($2.49) & Colgate toothpaste ($2.79) = $5.28 Kraft parmesan cheese ($4.99) & Breyers mint chocolate chip ice cream ($5.79) = $10.78 Duracell D cell batteries ($12.99)
2 Dove soap bar ($1.59) Quaker caramel corn rice cakes ($2.49) & Kraft parmesan cheese ($4.99) = $7.48 Colgate toothpaste ($2.79) & Breyers mint chocolate chip ice cream ($5.79) = $8.58 Duracell D cell batteries ($12.99)
3 Dove soap bar ($1.59) Colgate toothpaste ($2.79) & Kraft parmesan cheese ($4.99) = $7.78 Quaker caramel corn rice cakes ($2.49) & Breyers mint chocolate chip ice cream ($5.79) = $8.28 Duracell D cell batteries ($12.99)
4 Quaker caramel corn rice cakes ($2.49) Dove soap bar ($1.59) & Colgate toothpaste ($2.79) = $4.38 Kraft parmesan cheese ($4.99) & Breyers mint chocolate chip ice cream ($5.79) = $10.78 Duracell D cell batteries ($12.99)
5 Quaker caramel corn rice cakes ($2.49) Dove soap bar ($1.59) & Kraft parmesan cheese ($4.99) = $6.58 Colgate toothpaste ($2.79) & Breyers mint chocolate chip ice cream ($5.79) = $8.58 Duracell D cell batteries ($12.99)
6 Quaker caramel corn rice cakes ($2.49) Dove soap bar ($1.59) & Breyers mint chocolate chip ice cream ($5.79) = $7.38 Colgate toothpaste ($2.79) & Kraft parmesan cheese ($4.99) = $7.78 Duracell D cell batteries ($12.99)
7 Colgate toothpaste ($2.79) Dove soap bar ($1.59) & Quaker caramel corn rice cakes ($2.49) = $4.08 Kraft parmesan cheese ($4.99) & Breyers mint chocolate chip ice cream ($5.79) = $10.78 Duracell D cell batteries ($12.99)
8 Colgate toothpaste ($2.79) Dove soap bar ($1.59) & Kraft parmesan cheese ($4.99) = $6.58 Quaker caramel corn rice cakes ($2.49) & Breyers mint chocolate chip ice cream ($5.79) = $8.28 Duracell D cell batteries ($12.99)
9 Colgate toothpaste ($2.79) Dove soap bar ($1.59) & Breyers mint chocolate chip ice cream ($5.79) = $7.38 Quaker caramel corn rice cakes ($2.49) & Kraft parmesan cheese ($4.99) = $7.48 Duracell D cell batteries ($12.99)
10 Kraft parmesan cheese ($4.99) Quaker caramel corn rice cakes ($2.49) & Colgate toothpaste ($2.79) = $5.28 Dove soap bar ($1.59) & Breyers mint chocolate chip ice cream ($5.79) = $7.38 Duracell D cell batteries ($12.99)

The fifth solution seen here was what Ani Khojasarian chose and, in doing so, became the first contestant to win $100,000, saving "Big Money Week" from being a total wipeout in the process.

June 4, 2013 (#6382K)Edit

No. Mailbox 1st Floor 2nd Floor Attic
1 Egg Beaters egg whites ($3.49) Titebond III wood glue ($6.42) & Green Giant green beans ($1.49) = $7.91 Gold Bond foot cream ($5.99) & Bullseye barbecue sauce ($2.29) = $8.28 Capzasin arthritis pain reliever ($8.49)

June 17, 2013 (#6401K)Edit

No. Mailbox 1st Floor 2nd Floor Attic
1 Smuckers goober peanut butter/grape jelly ($3.99) Ivory body wash ($2.29) & Pillsbury Grands! biscuit dough ($2.59) = $4.88 Crystal Light lemonade mix ($3.49) & Blue Bonnet margarine sticks ($1.59) = $5.07 Easy Off oven cleaner ($5.49)

Season 42Edit

October 30, 2013 (#6473K)Edit

No. Mailbox 1st Floor 2nd Floor Attic
1 Francesco Rinaldi marinara ($2.29) 12-pack Fanta soda ($4.99) & M&Ms candies (89¢) = $4.88 Cheez-It crackers ($4.39) & Albers quick grits ($1.79) = $6.18 Olay body wash ($6.49)

November 11, 2013 (#6491K)Edit

No. Mailbox 1st Floor 2nd Floor Attic
1 Ring Pop candy (79¢) Hunt’s Manwich sauce ($1.89) & Skippy peanut butter ($3.99) = $5.88 Wesson canola oil ($5.29) & Heinz ketchup ($2.39) = $7.68 Gold bond lotion ($8.99)
2 Ring Pop candy (79¢) Hunt’s Manwich sauce ($1.89) & Wesson canola oil ($5.29) = $6.38 Heinz ketchup ($2.39) & Skippy peanut butter ($3.99) = $7.18 Gold Bond lotion ($8.99)
3 Hunt’s Manwich sauce ($1.89) Ring Pop candy (79¢) & Skippy peanut butter ($3.99) = $4.78 Wesson canola oil ($5.29) & Heinz ketchup ($2.39) = $7.68 Gold Bond lotion ($8.99)
4 Hunt’s Manwich sauce ($1.89) Ring Pop candy (79¢) & Wesson canola oil ($5.29) = $6.08 Heinz ketchup ($2.39) & Skippy peanut butter ($3.99) = $6.38 Gold Bond lotion ($8.99)
5 Heinz ketchup ($2.39) Hunt’s Manwich sauce ($1.89) & Skippy peanut butter ($3.99) = $5.88 Wesson canola oil ($5.29) & Ring Pop candy (79¢) = $6.08 Gold Bond lotion ($8.99)
6 Skippy peanut butter ($3.99) Hunt’s Manwich sauce ($1.89) & Heinz ketchup ($2.39) = $4.28 Wesson canola oil ($5.29) & Ring Pop candy (79¢) = $6.08 Gold Bond lotion ($8.99)
7 Heinz ketchup ($2.39) Skippy peanut butter ($3.99) & Ring Pop candy (79¢) = $4.78 Hunt’s Manwich sauce ($1.89) & Wesson canola oil ($5.29) = $6.38 Gold Bond lotion ($8.99)

February 13, 2014 (#6614K)Edit

No. Mailbox 1st Floor 2nd Floor Attic
1 Thomas’ bagel thins ($4.29) Smucker’s strawberry syrup ($2.99) & Dole diced pear cups ($3.49) = $6.48 PayDay candy bar (99¢) & Castrol GTX motor oil ($5.99) = $6.98 Silver Plate stuffed olives ($7.49)
2 Dole diced pear cups ($3.49) PayDay candy bar (99¢) & Castrol GTX motor oil ($5.99) = $6.98 Smucker’s strawberry syrup ($2.99) & Thomas’ bagel thins ($4.29) = $7.28 Silver Plate stuffed olives ($7.49)

March 10, 2014 (#6651K, aired out-of-order on January 24, 2014)Edit

No. Mailbox 1st Floor 2nd Floor Attic
1 Soft Scrub cleaner ($5.29) Fritos Hot Bean Dip ($2.99) & Blue Diamond cracker snack ($3.29) = $6.28 Beech Nut baby food (69¢) & Sensodyne toothpaste ($6.49) = $7.18 Dimetapp children’s cough medicine ($7.99)

May 1, 2014 (#6724K)Edit

No. Mailbox 1st Floor 2nd Floor Attic
1 Annie’s lite vinaigrette salad dressing ($3.79) Aspercreme pain relieving creme ($5.49) & Krusteaz honey cornbread mix ($2.59) = $8.08 Walgreens Ology laundry liquid ($6.79) & Hungry Jack diner-style hashbrowns ($1.49) = $8.18 Nivea men shave balm ($8.99)
2 Aspercreme pain relieving creme ($5.49) Krusteaz honey cornbread mix ($2.59) & Annie’s lite vinaigrette salad dressing ($3.79) = $6.38 Hungry Jack diner-style hashbrowns ($1.49) & Walgreens Ology laundry liquid ($6.79) = $8.28 Nivea men shave balm ($8.99)

May 26, 2014 (#6761K)Edit

No. Mailbox 1st Floor 2nd Floor Attic
1 1 pound Tillamook butter ($5.19) Gold Medal ‘Wondra’ flour ($4.19) & 3Pk Zest ‘Ocean Breeze’ soap ($2.49) = $6.68 Method spray steel cleaner ($6.49) & Joray apricot fruit roll (59¢) = $7.08 ElMonterey chicken taquitos ($7.99)
2 Gold Medal ‘Wondra’ flour ($4.19) Method spray steel cleaner ($6.49) & Joray apricot fruit roll (59¢) = $7.08 1 pound Tillamook butter ($5.19) & 3-pack Zest ‘Ocean Breeze’ soap ($2.49) = $7.68 ElMonterey chicken taquitos ($7.99)

June 6, 2014 (#6775K, aired out-of-order on May 16, 2014, originally scheduled to air June 13, 2014)Edit

No. Mailbox 1st Floor 2nd Floor Attic
1 Allegra intensive relief anti-itch cream ($5.43) Febreze fabric spray ($3.99) & Reese’s Nutrageous candy bar ($1.59) = $5.58 2-liter Mountain Dew ($1.99) & Butterball sliced turkey ($6.98) = $8.97 One-a-Day teen advantage for him vitamins ($11.99)
2 Allegra intensive relief anti-itch cream ($5.43) 2-liter Mountain Dew ($1.99) & Febreze fabric spray ($3.99) = $5.98 Reese’s Nutrageous candy bar ($1.59) & Butterball sliced turkey ($6.98) = $8.57 One-a-Day teen advantage for him vitamins ($11.99)
3 Reese’s Nutrageous candy bar ($1.59) 2-liter Mountain Dew ($1.99) & Allegra intensive relief anti-itch cream ($5.43) = $7.42 Febreze fabric spray ($3.99) & Butterball sliced turkey ($6.98) = $10.97 One-a-Day teen advantage for him vitamins ($11.99)
4 Reese’s Nutrageous candy bar ($1.59) 2-liter Mountain Dew ($1.99) & Butterball sliced turkey ($6.98) = $8.97 Febreze fabric spray ($3.99) & Allegra intensive relief anti-itch cream ($5.43) = $9.42 One-a-Day teen advantage for him vitamins ($11.99)
5 2-liter Mountain Dew ($1.99) Reese’s Nutrageous candy bar ($1.59) & Allegra intensive relief anti-itch cream ($5.43) = $7.02 Febreze fabric spray ($3.99) & Butterball sliced turkey ($6.98) = $10.97 One-a-Day teen advantage for him vitamins ($11.99)
6 2-liter Mountain Dew ($1.99) Reese’s Nutrageous candy bar ($1.59) & Butterball sliced turkey ($6.98) = $8.57 Febreze fabric spray ($3.99) & Allegra intensive relief anti-itch cream ($5.43) = $9.42 One-a-Day teen advantage for him vitamins ($11.99)
7 Febreze fabric spray ($3.99) Reese’s Nutrageous candy bar ($1.59) & Allegra intensive relief anti-itch cream ($5.43) = $7.02 2-liter Mountain Dew ($1.99) & Butterball sliced turkey ($6.98) = $8.97 One-a-Day teen advantage for him vitamins ($11.99)
8 Febreze fabric spray ($3.99) 2-liter Mountain Dew ($1.99) & Allegra intensive relief anti-itch cream ($5.43) = $7.42 Reese’s Nutrageous candy bar ($1.59) & Butterball sliced turkey ($6.98) = $8.57 One-a-Day teen advantage for him vitamins ($11.99)

July 3, 2014 (#6804K, aired out-of-order on July 4, 2014)Edit

No. Mailbox 1st Floor 2nd Floor Attic
1 Green Giant Steam Crisp Southwestern-style corn ($1.99) Reddi Wip topping ($4.09) & Twizzlers cherry candy ($2.19) = $6.28 Heinz cocktail sauce ($3.69) & Arm & Hammer AdvanceWhite toothpaste ($4.99) = $8.68 Breathe Right nasal strips ($14.99)
2 Green Giant Steam Crisp Southwestern-style corn ($1.99) Twizzlers cherry candy ($2.19) & Reddi Wip topping ($4.09) = $6.28 Arm & Hammer AdvanceWhite toothpaste ($4.99) & Heinz cocktail sauce ($3.69) = $7.88 Breathe Right nasal strips ($14.99)
3 Green Giant Steam Crisp Southwestern-style corn ($1.99) Twizzlers cherry candy ($2.19) & Arm & Hammer AdvanceWhite toothpaste ($4.99) = $7.18 Heinz cocktail sauce ($3.69) & Reddi Wip topping ($4.09) = $7.78 Breathe Right nasal strips ($14.99)
4 Twizzlers cherry candy ($2.19) Green Giant Steam Crisp Southwestern-style corn ($1.99) & Heinz cocktail sauce ($3.69) = $5.68 Reddi Wip topping ($4.09) & Arm & Hammer AdvanceWhite toothpaste ($4.99) = $9.08 Breathe Right nasal strips ($14.99)
5 Twizzlers cherry candy ($2.19) Green Giant Steam Crisp Southwestern-style corn ($1.99) & Reddi Wip topping ($4.09) = $6.08 Heinz cocktail sauce ($3.69) & Arm & Hammer AdvanceWhite toothpaste ($4.99) = $8.68 Breathe Right nasal strips ($14.99)
6 Twizzlers cherry candy ($2.19) Green Giant Steam Crisp Southwestern-style corn ($1.99) & Arm & Hammer AdvanceWhite toothpaste ($4.99) = $6.98 Heinz cocktail sauce ($3.69) & Reddi Wip topping ($4.09) = $7.78 Breathe Right nasal strips ($14.99)
7 Heinz cocktail sauce ($3.69) Green Giant Steam Crisp Southwestern-style corn ($1.99) & Twizzlers cherry candy ($2.19) = $4.18 Reddi Wip topping ($4.09) & Arm & Hammer AdvanceWhite toothpaste ($4.99) = $9.08 Breathe Right nasal strips ($14.99)
8 Heinz cocktail sauce ($3.69) Green Giant Steam Crisp Southwestern-style corn ($1.99) & Reddi Wip topping ($4.09) = $6.08 Twizzlers cherry candy ($2.19) & Arm & Hammer AdvanceWhite toothpaste ($4.99) = $7.18 Breathe Right nasal strips ($14.99)
9 Heinz cocktail sauce ($3.69) Twizzlers cherry candy ($2.19) & Reddi Wip topping ($4.09) = $6.28 Green Giant Steam Crisp Southwestern-style corn ($1.99) & Arm & Hammer AdvanceWhite toothpaste ($4.99) = $6.98 Breathe Right nasal strips ($14.99)
10 Reddi Wip topping ($4.09) Green Giant Steam Crisp Southwestern-style corn ($1.99) & Twizzlers cherry candy ($2.19) = $4.18 Heinz cocktail sauce ($3.69) & Arm & Hammer AdvanceWhite toothpaste ($4.99) = $8.68 Breathe Right nasal strips ($14.99)
11 Reddi Wip topping ($4.09) Green Giant Steam Crisp Southwestern-style corn ($1.99) & Heinz cocktail sauce ($3.69) = $5.68 Twizzlers cherry candy ($2.19) & Arm & Hammer AdvanceWhite toothpaste ($4.99) = $7.18 Breathe Right nasal strips ($14.99)
12 Reddi Wip topping ($4.09) Twizzlers cherry candy ($2.19) & Heinz cocktail sauce ($3.69) = $5.88 Green Giant Steam Crisp Southwestern-style corn ($1.99) & Arm & Hammer AdvanceWhite toothpaste ($4.99) = $6.98 Breathe Right nasal strips ($14.99)
13 Arm & Hammer AdvanceWhite toothpaste ($4.99) Green Giant Steam Crisp Southwestern-style corn ($1.99) & Heinz cocktail sauce ($3.69) = $5.68 Twizzlers cherry candy ($2.19) & Heinz cocktail sauce ($3.69) = $5.88 Breathe Right nasal strips ($14.99)
14 Arm & Hammer AdvanceWhite toothpaste ($4.99) Twizzlers cherry candy ($2.19) & Heinz cocktail sauce ($3.69) = $5.88 Green Giant Steam Crisp Southwestern-style corn ($1.99) & Reddi Wip topping ($4.09) = $6.08 Breathe Right nasal strips ($14.99)

The first solution seen here was what Kevin Van Stone chose and, in doing so, became the second contestant to win $100,000, helping give The Price Is Right its second perfect show of Season 42 (its first since December 31, 2013). This was the first win by someone who put the cheapest item in the mailbox.

Season 43Edit

September 29, 2014 (#6821K)Edit

No. Mailbox 1st Floor 2nd Floor Attic
1 Snuggle fabric softener sheets ($5.99) = $5.99 Finishing Touch Elite hair remover ($9.99) & Mezzetta jalapeño peppers ($2.99) = $12.98 Plus White 5-minute teeth whitening system ($8.80) & Lay’s French onion dip ($4.49) = $13.29 Allegra allergy relief ($13.99)
2 Plus White 5-minute teeth whitening system = ($8.80) Snuggle fabric softener sheets ($5.99) & Lay’s French onion dip ($4.49) = $10.48 Finishing Touch Elite hair remover ($9.99) & Mezzetta jalapeño peppers ($2.99) = $12.98 Allegra allergy relief ($13.99)
3 Finishing Touch Elite hair remover = ($9.99) Snuggle fabric softener sheets ($5.99) & Lay’s French onion dip ($4.49) = $10.48 Mezzetta jalapeño peppers ($2.99) & Plus White 5-minute teeth whitening system = ($8.80) = $11.79 Allegra allergy relief ($13.99)

October 28, 2014 (#6862K)Edit

No. Mailbox 1st Floor 2nd Floor Attic
1 Act Total Care mouthwash ($4.99) Near East couscous mix ($2.99) & Kraft Shake ‘n Bake coating mix ($4.49) = $7.48 Gerber 2nd Foods pears (2-pack) ($1.29) & Downy Infusions fabric softener sheets ($6.99) = $8.28 Capzasin pain relief applicator ($8.49)
2 Kraft Shake ‘n Bake coating mix ($4.49) Near East couscous mix ($2.99) & Act Total Care mouthwash ($4.99) = $7.98 Gerber 2nd Foods pears (2-pack) ($1.29) & Downy Infusions fabric softener sheets ($6.99) = $8.28 Capzasin pain relief applicator ($8.49)

December 10, 2014 (#6913K)Edit

No. Mailbox 1st Floor 2nd Floor Attic
1 Claussen sauerkraut ($4.99) Gold Bond Ultimate Diabetic lotion ($6.49) & Cesar Savory Delights dog food (99¢) = $7.48 El Torito salad dressing ($4.29) & David pumpkin seeds ($3.49) = $7.78 Dunkin’ Donuts coffee ($9.49)
2 El Torito salad dressing ($4.29) Gold Bond Ultimate Diabetic lotion ($6.49) & Cesar Savory Delights dog food (99¢) = $7.48 David pumpkin seeds($3.49) & Claussen sauerkraut ($4.99) = $8.48 Dunkin’ Donuts coffee ($9.49)
3 David pumpkin seeds ($3.49) Gold Bond Ultimate Diabetic lotion ($6.49) & Cesar Savory Delights dog food (99¢) = $7.48 El Torito salad dressing ($4.29) & Claussen sauerkraut ($4.99) = $9.28 Dunkin’ Donuts coffee ($9.49)

January 8, 2015 (#6954K)Edit

No. Mailbox 1st Floor 2nd Floor Attic
1 Luvsome Natural cat food ($4.99) Baker Mills Kodiak Cakes whole wheat oat and honey flapjack and waffle mix ($6.49) + Italia Garden lime juice (99¢) = $7.48 Sun-Maid raisins ($4.29) + Swiss Miss hot cocoa mix with marshmallows ($3.49) = $7.78 Hefty Odor Block drawstring trash bags ($8.99)
2 Sun-Maid raisins ($4.29) Baker Mills Kodiak Cakes whole wheat oat and honey flapjack and waffle mix ($6.49) + Italia Garden lime juice (99¢) = $7.48 Luvsome Natural cat food ($4.99) + Swiss Miss hot cocoa mix with marshmallows ($3.49) = $8.48 Hefty Odor Block drawstring trash bags ($8.99)

February 6, 2015 (#6995K, aired out-of-order on January 23, 2015)Edit

No. Mailbox 1st Floor 2nd Floor Attic
1 Caress daily silk body wash ($4.29) Liquid-Plumr Slow Flow Fighter drain care ($6.49) & Jiffy golden yellow cake mix (99¢) = $7.48 Oral-B Glide dental floss ($4.99) & Saran premium plastic wrap ($3.79) = $8.78 Scotch-Gard fabric and upholstery protector ($9.99)
2 Oral-B Glide dental floss ($4.99) Saran Premium plastic wrap ($3.79) & Jiffy golden yellow cake mix (99¢) = $4.78 Caress daily silk body wash ($4.29) & Saran premium plastic wrap ($3.79) = $7.98 Scotch-Gard fabric and upholstery protector ($9.99)
3 Saran premium plastic wrap ($3.79) Liquid-Plumr Slow Flow Fighter drain care ($6.49) & Jiffy golden yellow cake mix (99¢) = $7.48 Caress daily silk body wash ($4.29) & Oral-B Glide dental floss ($4.99) = $9.28 Scotch-Gard fabric and upholstery protector ($9.99)

March 2, 2015 (#7031K, aired out-of-order on April 6, 2015)Edit

No. Mailbox 1st Floor 2nd Floor Attic
1 Puffs Plus facial tissues ($3.29) Orville Redenbacher's salty and sweet kettle korn microwave popcorn ($3.99) & Monster energy drink ($1.99) = $5.98 Wonderful pistachios ($5.49) + Campbell's condensed chicken noodle soup (99¢) = $6.48 Ace self-adhering elastic bandage ($6.99)
2 Orville Redenbacher's salty and sweet kettle korn microwave popcorn ($3.99) Puffs Plus facial tissues ($3.29) & Monster energy drink ($1.99) = $5.28 Wonderful pistachios ($5.49) & Campbell's condensed chicken noodle soup (99¢) = $6.48 Ace self-adhering elastic bandage ($6.99)

April 14, 2015 (#7092K, aired out-of-order on April 28, 2015)Edit

No. Mailbox 1st Floor 2nd Floor Attic
1 Ben & Jerry’s Cherry Garcia ($4.99) Wheat Chex ($4.49) & Gold Peak iced tea ($2.99) = $6.48 Spot Shot odor remover ($6.99) & Clif Mojo bar ($1.29) = $8.28 Just for Men hair color ($8.99)
2 Ben & Jerry’s Cherry Garcia ($4.99) Gold Peak iced tea ($2.99) & Wheat Chex ($4.49) = $7.48 Spot Shot odor remover ($6.99) & Clif Mojo bar ($1.29) = $8.28 Just for Men hair color ($8.99)
3 Wheat Chex ($4.49) Ben & Jerry’s Cherry Garcia ($4.99) & Gold Peak iced tea ($2.99) = $7.98 Spot Shot odor remover ($6.99) & Clif Mojo bar ($1.29) = $8.28 Just for Men hair color ($8.99)
4 Wheat Chex ($4.49) Gold Peak iced tea ($2.99) & Ben & Jerry’s Cherry Garcia ($4.99) = $7.98 Spot Shot odor remover ($6.99) & Clif Mojo bar ($1.29) = $8.28

June 3, 2015 (#7163K)Edit

No. Mailbox 1st Floor 2nd Floor Attic
1 Rolaids Advanced antacid tablets ($4.99) Oregon blueberries ($4.19) & Krusteaz Snickerdoodle cookie mix ($3.19) = $7.38 Pantene NatureFusion moisturizing shampoo ($6.99) & Kern’s Nectar fruit drink (59¢) = $7.58 Listerine whitening dental rinse ($9.99)
2 Oregon blueberries ($4.19) Pantene NatureFusion moisturizing shampoo ($6.99) & Kern’s Nectar fruit drink (59¢) = $7.58 Rolaids Advanced antacid tablets ($4.99) & Krusteaz Snickerdoodle cookie mix ($3.19) = $8.18 Listerine whitening dental rinse ($9.99)
3 Krusteaz Snickerdoodle cookie mix ($3.19) Pantene NatureFusion moisturizing shampoo ($6.99) & Kern’s Nectar fruit drink (59¢) = $7.58 Rolaids Advanced antacid tablets ($4.99) & Oregon blueberries ($4.19) = $9.18 Listerine whitening dental rinse ($9.99)

Season 44Edit

Starting in Season 44 the most likely win of 4-23-15-6 is noted with ** and another usually good one of 3-24-15-6 is noted with *. The best way to win with a close spread is to put items #1 and #5 on the second floor and #6 on the top. Then put #3 or #4 in the mailbox. Not a guarantee, but much better than putting #1 in the mail box as most contestants do. The solutions above also fit this pattern, but it would be a lot of work to edit them to note this. They rarely make it easy as in the first game of season 44. If it is a special episode or the most expensive item is a lot more than the second, then the solutions above aren't the best, but as you can see, if the spread is tighter, items #1 and #5 on the second floor almost always wins.

October 1, 2015 (#7224K)Edit

No. Mailbox 1st Floor 2nd Floor Attic
1 Sheba cat food (79¢) Skinny Cow candy ($4.99) & Tree Top applesauce ($2.99) = $7.98 Mr. Clean ($3.99) & Raisin Bran ($5.49) = $9.48 Pro-Clean Spinbrush ($9.99)
2 Sheba cat food (79¢) Tree Top applesauce ($2.99) & Raisin Bran ($5.49) = $8.48 Mr. Clean ($3.99) & Skinny Cow candy ($4.99) = $8.98 Pro-Clean Spinbrush ($9.99)
3 Tree Top applesauce ($2.99) Sheba cat food (79¢) & Skinny Cow candy ($4.99) = $5.78 Mr. Clean ($3.99) & Raisin Bran ($5.49) = $9.48 Pro-Clean Spinbrush ($9.99)
4 Tree Top applesauce ($2.99) Sheba cat food (79¢) & Raisin Bran ($5.49) = $6.28 Mr. Clean ($3.99) & Skinny Cow candy ($4.99) = $8.98 Pro-Clean Spinbrush ($9.99)
5 Mr. Clean ($3.99) Sheba cat food (79¢) & Raisin Bran ($5.49) = $8.48 Tree Top applesauce ($2.99) & Skinny Cow candy ($4.99) = $7.98 Pro-Clean Spinbrush ($9.99)
6 Mr. Clean ($3.99) Sheba cat food (79¢) & Raisin Bran ($5.49) = $6.28 Tree Top applesauce ($2.99) & Skinny Cow candy ($4.99) = $7.98 Pro-Clean Spinbrush ($9.99)
7 Skinny Cow candy ($4.99) Sheba cat food (79¢) & Raisin Bran ($5.49) = $6.28 Tree Top applesauce ($2.99) & Mr. Clean ($3.99) = $6.98 Pro-Clean Spinbrush ($9.99)
8 Raisin Bran ($5.49) Sheba cat food (79¢) & Skinny Cow candy ($4.99) = $5.78 Tree Top applesauce ($2.99) & Mr. Clean ($3.99) = $6.98 Pro-Clean Spinbrush ($9.99)

They made it easier with eight possible solutions-- two of which with the cheapest item in the mailbox-- and Nicole Butler became the third contestant to win $100,000. The most expensive Pro-Clean was 81% higher than the second-highest priced item, so this made it much easier. For once, the small spread in price choice of 4-23-15-6 doesn't win in this case.

November 9, 2015 (#7281K)Edit

No. Mailbox 1st Floor 2nd Floor Attic
1 Quaker Oats ($5.29) Trident ($2.99) & Vanity Fair napkins ($3.49) = $6.48 Ranch beans (99¢) & Four color eyeshadow ($5.99) = $6.98 Aspercreme ($7.49)
2 Four color eyeshadow ($5.99) Ranch beans (99¢) & Quaker Oats ($5.29) = $6.28 Trident ($2.99) & Vanity Fair napkins ($3.49) = $6.48 Aspercreme ($7.49)

Back to being difficult-- can’t put the lowest in the mailbox which is what she did. This was extra hard as item #4 or #5 had to be put in the mailbox. The audience would have booed. Most expensive Aspercreme was only 25% more expensive than the second-highest priced item. The preferred choice of 4-23-15-6 would win as #1.

January 22, 2016 (#7375K, aired out-of-order on January 29, 2016)Edit

No. Mailbox 1st Floor 2nd Floor Attic
1 Del Monte sweet peas ($1.29) Nutter Butter cookie bites ($2.19) & Birdola Plus bird feed ($7.99) = $10.18 Pillsbury pie crust ($3.99) & Coricidin HBP cold medicine ($6.59) = $10.58 Green Mountain specialty coffee ($10.99)
2 Nutter Butter cookie bites ($2.19) Del Monte sweet peas ($1.29) & Birdola Plus bird feed ($7.99) = $9.28 Pillsbury pie crust ($3.99) & Coricidin HBP cold medicine ($6.59) = $10.58 Green Mountain specialty coffee ($10.99)
3 Pillsbury pie crust ($3.99) Del Monte sweet peas ($1.29) & Coricidin HBP cold medicine ($6.59) = $7.88 Nutter Butter cookie bites ($2.19) & Birdola Plus bird feed ($7.99) = $10.18 Green Mountain specialty coffee ($10.99)
4 Pillsbury pie crust ($3.99) Nutter Butter cookie bites ($2.19) & Coricidin HBP cold medicine ($6.59) = $8.78 Del Monte sweet peas ($1.29) & Birdola Plus bird feed ($7.99) = $9.28 Green Mountain specialty coffee ($10.99)

This one doesn’t match either preferred solution, but it did have one solution with the least expensive in the mailbox.The preferred choices of 4-23-15-6 doesn't win and the large spread solution of 1-24-35-6 also misses. It did have the 2nd preferred solution of 3-24-15-6.

February 25, 2016Edit

No. Mailbox 1st Floor 2nd Floor Attic
1 Ore Ida tater tots ($1.99) Italia lemon juice (99¢) & Neosporin first aid spray ($5.19) = $6.18 Country Crock spread ($2.69) & Fancy Feast cat food ($3.99) = $6.68 Starbucks hot cocoa mix ($6.99)
2 Country Crock spread ($2.69) Ore Ida tater tots ($1.99) & Fancy Feast cat food ($3.99) = $5.98 Italia lemon juice (99¢) & Neosporin first aid spray ($5.19) = $6.18 Starbucks hot cocoa mix ($6.99)
3 Fancy Feast cat food ($3.99) Ore Ida tater tots ($1.99) & Country Crock spread ($2.69) = $4.68 Italia lemon juice (99¢) & Neosporin first aid spray ($5.19) = $6.18 Starbucks hot cocoa mix ($6.99)

Three different solutions, each with either the #2, #3 or #4 item in the mailbox. There also wasn’t a huge spread in prices which made it much more difficult to guess the most expensive item. The preferred choice of 4-23-15-6 would win as #3.

March 28, 2016 (#7471K)Edit

No. Mailbox 1st Floor 2nd Floor Attic
1 Pineapple/lime Jello cups ($3.49) Mentos fruit mints ($1.29) & Ballpark beef hot dogs ($6.99) = $8.28 Aussie hair gel ($4.19) & Froot Loops cereal ($4.99) = $9.18 Bertolli olive oil ($9.49)
2 Aussie hair gel ($4.19) Mentos fruit mints ($1.29) & Ballpark beef hot dogs ($6.99) = $8.28 Pineapple/lime Jello cups ($3.49) & Froot Loops cereal ($4.99) = $8.48 Bertolli olive oil ($9.49)
3 Froot Loops cereal ($4.99) Pineapple/lime Jello cups ($3.49) & Aussie hair gel ($4.19) = $7.68 Mentos fruit mints ($1.29) & Ballpark beef hot dogs ($6.99) = $8.28 Bertolli olive oil ($9.49)

Again, three different solutions, each with either the #2, #3 or #4 item in the mailbox. Back to being difficult-- can’t put the cheapest item in the mailbox, which is what he did. Needed to know that the olive oil was the most expensive. The preferred choice of 4-23-15-6 would win as #3.

April 27, 2016 (#7513K)Edit

No. Mailbox 1st Floor 2nd Floor Attic
1 Voskos 16oz Greek yogurt ($2.99) Snack Factory pretzel crisps 7.2oz ($3.49) & Hormel pepperoni 6oz ($4.69) = $8.18 Arizona green tea 23oz w/ginseng (99¢) & Jif creamy peanut butter ($7.99) = $8.98 Marie Callender’s chicken pot pie for 6 ($9.99)
2 Snack Factory pretzel crisps 7.2oz ($3.49) Voskos 16oz Greek yogurt ($2.99) & Hormel pepperoni 6oz ($4.69) = $7.68 Arizona green tea 23oz w/ginseng (99¢) & Jif creamy peanut butter ($7.99) = $8.98 Marie Callender’s chicken pot pie for 6 ($9.99)
3 Hormel pepperoni 6oz ($4.69) Voskos 16oz Greek yogurt ($2.99) & Snack Factory pretzel crisps 7.2oz ($3.49) = $6.48 Arizona green tea 23oz w/ginseng (99¢) & Jif creamy peanut butter ($7.99) = $8.98 Marie Callender’s chicken pot pie for 6 ($9.99)

Again, three different solutions, each with either the #2, #3 or #4 item in the mailbox. Most expensive Marie Callender’s was only 25% more than the second-highest priced item. Also, the least expensive and #5 combined on the second floor in all three solutions. Putting the lowest priced item on the second floor wouldn’t be easy to do. Again, tough to win $100,000. He picked 1-34-25-6 and collected $5,000. He could have won $10,000, but would have lost the $100,000. The preferred choice of 4-23-15-6 would win as #3.

May 31, 2016 (#7562K)Edit

No. Mailbox 1st Floor 2nd Floor Attic
1 32oz Heinz white vinegar ($3.29) 14-piece Stride gum ($1.29) & 8oz Folgers coffee crystals ($7.99) = $9.28 Entenmann’s 32-count mini-muffins ($4.49) & Dial body wash ($4.99) = $9.48 Allegra gelcaps ($9.90)
2 Entenmann’s 32-count mini-muffins ($4.49) 32oz Heinz white vinegar ($3.29) & Dial body wash ($4.99) = $8.28 14-piece Stride gum ($1.29) & 8oz Folgers coffee crystals ($7.99) = $9.28 Allegra gelcaps ($9.90)
3 Dial body wash ($4.99) 32oz Heinz white vinegar ($3.29) & Entenmann’s 32-count mini-muffins ($4.49) = $7.78 14-piece Stride gum ($1.29) & 8oz Folgers coffee crystals ($7.99) = $9.28 Allegra gelcaps ($9.90)

Again, three different solutions, each with either the #2, #3 or #4 item in the mailbox. Most expensive Allegra was only 24% more than the second-highest priced item. The least expensive was on the second floor in two of the solutions with the second-most expensive item. Again, tough to win $100,000. She picked 1-24-56-3 and won the easier $10,000. The muffins on the top was obviously wrong and she stopped. The preferred choice of 4-23-15-6 would win as #3.

Season 45Edit

October 18, 2016 (#7652K)Edit

No. Mailbox 1st Floor 2nd Floor Attic
1 20oz Panda Express orange sauce ($4.49) 4.2oz box Blue Diamond nut thins crackers ($2.99) & 8oz unsweetened Hershey’s cocoa ($4.99) = $7.98 3.9oz pack Knudsen cottage cheese snack ($1.29) & 18oz Tone mango splash body wash ($6.99) = $8.28 Aspercreme lidocaine pain relief patch ($8.99)
2 8oz unsweetened Hershey’s cocoa ($4.99) 4.2oz box Blue Diamond nut thins crackers ($2.99) & 20oz Panda Express orange sauce ($4.49) = $7.48 3.9oz pack Knudsen cottage cheese snack ($1.29) & 18oz Tone mango splash body wash ($6.99) = $8.28 Aspercreme lidocaine pain relief patch ($8.99)

Extra hard, only two solutions, with either the #3 or #4 item in the mailbox. Most expensive Aspercreme was only 29% more than the second-highest priced item. The least expensive was on the second floor in both solutions with the second-most expensive item. Again, tough to win $100,000. She picked 1-24-56-3 and collected $5,000. Good thing, too, because she would have lost on the second floor. The pain relief patch in the attic was the only thing she had right, as it was the most expensive item. The preferred choice of 4-23-15-6 would win as #2.

November 18, 2016 (#7695K)Edit

No. Mailbox 1st Floor 2nd Floor Attic
1 6oz Stacey’s pita crisps ($3.99) 6oz Shake & Bake mix ($4.49) & Act dry mouth rinse ($6.49) = $10.98 2oz Airheads Extreme Bites candy chews ($1.29) & 38ct Folgers coffee bags ($9.99) = $11.28 Capzasin cream ($12.99)
2 6oz Shake & Bake mix ($4.49) 6oz Stacey’s pita crisps ($3.99) & Act dry mouth rinse ($6.49) = $10.48 2oz Candy Chews ($1.29) & 38ct Folgers coffee bags ($9.99) = $11.28 Capzasin cream ($12.99)
3 Act dry mouth rinse ($6.49) 6oz Stacey’s pita crisps ($3.99) & 6oz Shake & Bake mix ($4.49) = $8.48 2oz Airheads Extreme Bites candy chews ($1.29) & 38ct Folgers coffee bags ($9.99) = $11.28 Capzasin cream ($12.99)

Again, three different solutions, each with either the #2, #3 or #4 item in the mailbox. Most expensive Capzasin was  30% more than the second-highest priced item. The least expensive was on the second floor in all three solutions with the second-most expensive item. There were three ways to win $100,000 and the clue was to put the #1 and #5 items together on the second floor so any other lower combo won. He picked 2-13-45-6 and collected $10,000. Good thing, too, because he would have lost on the attic since the arthritis cream couldn’t beat the $6.49+$9.99 sum he put on the second floor. The preferred choice of 4-23-15-6 would win as #3.

December 22, 2016 (#7734K, aired out of order on December 19)Edit

No. Mailbox 1st Floor 2nd Floor Attic
1 Muir Glen pizza sauce ($2.59) Freshley’s cupcakes ($2.99) & 20ct Hefty Bags ($3.19) = $6.18 Just Water (99¢) & Gold Bond body lotion ($7.99) = $8.98 Emetrol nausea relief ($9.99)
2 Freshley’s cupcakes ($2.99) Muir Glen pizza sauce ($2.59) & 20ct Hefty Bags ($3.19) = $5.78 Just Water (99¢) & Gold Bond body lotion ($7.99) = $8.98 Emetrol nausea relief ($9.99)
3 20ct Hefty Bags ($3.19) Muir Glen pizza sauce ($2.59) & Freshley’s cupcakes ($2.99) = $5.58 Just Water (99¢) & Gold Bond body lotion ($7.99) = $8.98 Emetrol nausea relief ($9.99)

Again, three different solutions, each with either the #2, #3 or #4 item in the mailbox and either the #1 or #5 item on the second floor. He did do better than most, though, in that he didn’t have the least expensive in the mailbox, but he put the least expensive item on the first floor instead of the second, so he missed the chance to win $100,000. The most expensive Emetrol nausea relief was only 25% more than the second-highest priced item, so still a tough puzzle. He chose 2-13-45-6 and collected $10,000. Good thing, too, because he would have lost since the nausea relief couldn’t beat the $7.99+$3.19 sum he put on the second floor. The preferred choice of 4-23-15-6 would win as #3.

January 18, 2017 (#7773K)Edit

No. Mailbox 1st Floor 2nd Floor Attic
1 2-liter Pepsi ($1.99) 2-pack Sheba cat food (99¢) & Bisquick pancake batter mix ($5.49) = $6.48 Ocean Spray cranberry sauce ($2.79) & Reynolds Wrap aluminum foil ($3.99) = $6.78 Johnson’s vapor baby bath wash ($6.99)
2 Ocean Spray cranberry sauce ($2.79) 2-liter Pepsi ($1.99) & Reynolds Wrap aluminum foil ($3.99) = $5.98 2-pack Sheba cat food (99¢) & Bisquick pancake batter mix ($5.49) = $6.48 Johnson’s vapor baby bath wash ($6.99)
3 Reynolds Wrap aluminum foil ($3.99) 2-liter Pepsi ($1.99) & Ocean Spray cranberry sauce ($2.79) + $4.78 2-pack Sheba cat food (99¢) & Bisquick pancake batter mix ($5.49) = $6.48 Johnson’s vapor baby bath wash ($6.99)

One solution each with either the #2 or #3 item in the mailbox. He did do better than most, though, in that he didn’t put the least expensive in the mailbox, but he put the second-most expensive item there instead of either the first or second floor, so that doomed him. The most expensive body lotion was 27% more than the second-highest priced item, so still a tough puzzle. He chose 5-13-26-4 and became the first contestant to quit with $1,000. Good thing, too, because he would have lost on the first floor. The preferred choice of 4-23-15-6 would win as #3.

February 13, 2017 (#7811K)Edit

No. Mailbox 1st Floor 2nd Floor Attic
1 Windex glass wipes ($3.99) Heath candy bar ($1.19) & Tiger Balm ointment ($7.99) = $9.18 Windex glass wipes ($3.99) & Tropicana Farmstand fruit/veggie juice ($5.49) = $9.48 Planters dry roasted pistachios ($10.99)
2 Mrs. Butterworth’s syrup ($4.79) Heath candy bar ($1.19) & Tiger Balm ointment ($7.99) = $9.18 Windex glass wipes ($3.99) & Tropicana Farmstand fruit/veggie juice ($5.49) = $9.48 Planters dry roasted pistachios ($10.99)
3 Tropicana Farmstand fruit/veggie juice ($5.49) Windex glass wipes ($3.99) & Mrs. Butterworth’s syrup ($4.79) = $8.78 Tiger Balm ointment ($7.99) & Heath candy bar ($1.19) = $9.18 Planters dry roasted pistachios ($10.99)

Again, three different solutions, each with either the #2, #3 or #4 item in the mailbox. Back to being difficult-- can’t put the lowest in the mailbox which is what she did. The most expensive Planters was 37% more than the second-highest priced item, but there were still only three correct solutions. Again, tough to win $100,000. She chose 1-34-26-5 and collected $5,000. She could have won $10,000, but would have lost the $100,000 because the ointment couldn’t beat the $3.99+$10.99 sum she put on the second floor. The preferred choice of 4-23-15-6 would win as #3.

March 21, 2017 (#7861K)Edit

No. Mailbox 1st Floor 2nd Floor Attic
1 Martinelli’s sparkling juice ($2.99) Hunt’s tomato paste ($1.29) & Crest 3D White toothpaste ($6.99) = $8.28 OxiClean MaxForce stain remover ($3.79) & Cream of Wheat hot cereal ($4.79) = $8.58 Anacin pain reliever ($9.49)
2 Cream of Wheat hot cereal ($4.79) Martinelli’s sparkling juice ($2.99) & OxiClean MaxForce stain remover ($3.79) = $6.78 Hunt’s tomato paste ($1.29) & Crest 3D White toothpaste ($6.99) = $8.28 Anacin pain reliever ($9.49)
3 Cream of Wheat hot cereal ($4.79) Martinelli’s sparkling juice ($2.99) & OxiClean MaxForce stain remover ($3.79) = $6.78 Crest 3D White toothpaste ($6.99) & Hunt’s tomato paste ($1.29) = $8.28 Anacin pain reliever ($9.49)

Again, three different solutions, each with either the #2, #3 or #4 items in the mailbox. Like almost everyone, she listened to the audience and put the lowest item in the mailbox-- a big mistake. The most expensive Anacin was 36% more than the second-highest priced item, but there were still only 3 solutions. Again, tough to win $100,000. She chose 1-45-26-3 and collected $5,000. She could have won $10,000, but would have lost the $100,000. The preferred choice of 4-23-15-6 would win as #3.

April 28, 2017 (#7915K)Edit

No. Mailbox 1st Floor 2nd Floor Attic
1 Yoplait yogurt (70¢) Duracell batteries ($6.99) & Nesquik drink mix ($8.99) = $15.98 All-Bran Buds cereal ($4.99) & Persil laundry detergent ($12.99) = $17.98 Allegra allergy relief ($18.99)
2 Duracell batteries ($6.99) Yoplait yogurt (70¢) & Nesquik drink mix ($8.99) = $9.69 ($4.99) & Persil laundry detergent ($12.99) = $17.98 Allegra allergy relief ($18.99)
3 Same Same All-Bran Buds cereal ($4.99) & Nesquik drink mix ($8.99) = $13.98 Same
4 Same Yoplait yogurt (70¢) & Persil laundry detergent ($12.99) = $13.69 All-Bran Buds cereal ($4.99) & Nesquik drink mix ($8.99) = $13.98 Same
5 Nesquik drink mix ($8.99) All-Bran Buds cereal ($4.99) & Duracell batteries ($6.99) = $11.98 Yoplait yogurt (70¢) & Persil laundry detergent ($12.99) = $13.69 Same

Finally, one that was easier-- five solutions, three of which with either the #3, #4 or #5 items on the first floor. TPIR must be getting tired of no one winning the $100,000. The most expensive Allegra was 46% higher than the second-highest priced item-- a good spread. They made it possible to win with the least expensive in the mailbox, but he didn’t. He chose 1-24-35-6 and collected $10,000. Good thing, too, because he would have lost since the Allegra couldn’t beat the $6.99+$12.99 sum he put on the second floor. The preferred choice of 4-23-15-6 would win as #5.

May 22, 2017 (#7951K)Edit

No. Mailbox 1st Floor 2nd Floor Attic
1 Vita Coco coconut water ($2.49) Philadelphia cream cheese ($2.99) & Clorox dishwashing liquid ($4.19) = $7.18 David sunflower seeds (99¢) & Friskies cat treats ($8.99) = $9.98 Marie Callender’s chicken pot pie ($9.99)
2 Philadelphia cream cheese ($2.99) Vita Coco coconut water ($2.49) & Clorox dishwashing liquid ($4.19) = $6.68 David sunflower seeds (99¢) & Friskies cat treats ($8.99) = $9.98 Marie Callender’s chicken pot pie ($9.99)
3 Clorox dishwashing liquid ($4.19) Vita Coco coconut water ($2.49) & Philadelphia cream cheese ($2.99) = $5.48 David sunflower seeds (99¢) & Friskies cat treats ($8.99) = $9.98 Marie Callender’s chicken pot pie ($9.99)

Again, back to three solutions, each with either the #2, #3 or #4 item in the mailbox. He did do better than most, though, in that he didn’t put the least expensive in the mailbox, but he made the mistake of putting the cat treats in the attic, thinking they were the most expensive, but it was the Marie Callender’s that was 25% more expensive than the second-highest priced item. Again, tough to win $100,000 when the key was figuring out the least-expensive and second-most expensive items. He picked 2-13-46-5 and should have quit with $10,000 instead of going for it all and becoming the only contestant this season to leave with nothing. The preferred choice of 4-23-15-6 would win as #3.

Season 46Edit

September 27, 2017 (#8023K)Edit

No. Mailbox 1st Floor 2nd Floor Attic
1 17oz Sparkling ICE drink ($1.29) 13.3oz Idaho mashed potatoes ($2.19) & Barbasol razors ($7.99) = $10.18 15.5oz Mission cheese salsa ($3.99) & 8.5oz Pantene hairspray ($6.49) = $10.48 Woolite DryClean cloths ($10.99)
2 13.3oz Idaho mashed potatoes ($2.19) 17oz Sparkling ICE drink ($1.29) & Barbasol razors ($7.99) = $9.28 Pillsbury pie crust ($3.99) & 8.5oz Pantene hairspray ($6.49) = $10.48 Woolite DryClean cloths ($10.99)
3 15.5oz Mission cheese salsa ($3.99) 17oz Sparkling ICE drink ($1.29) & 8.5oz Pantene hairspray ($6.49) = $7.78 13.3oz Idaho mashed potatoes ($2.19) & Barbasol razors ($7.99) = $10.18 Woolite DryClean cloths ($10.99)
4 15.5oz Mission cheese salsa ($3.99) 13.3oz Idaho mashed potatoes ($2.19) & 8.5oz Pantene hairspray ($6.49) = $8.68 17oz Sparkling ICE drink ($1.29) & Barbasol razors ($7.99) = $9.28 Woolite DryClean cloths ($10.99)

Finally, one that was easier-- four solutions, each with either the #1, #2 or #3 item in the mailbox. TPIR must be getting sick and tired of no one winning the $100,000. The most expensive Woolite was 37% higher than the second-highest priced item-- a good spread. They made it possible to win with the least expensive in the mailbox, but, thinking that solution was very tight, he didn’t. He chose 1-23-46-5 and collected $10,000. Good thing, too, because, despite making the first playing of Pay the Rent of Season 46 easier, he still would have lost since the Woolite couldn’t beat the $6.49+$10.99 sum he put on the second floor. For the first time since October 1, 2015, the preferred solution of 4-23-15-6 wouldn't have won, but neither would the large spread solution of 1-24-35-6. The solution of 3-24-15-6 with items #1 and #5 on the second floor would have won as #4.

October 26, 2017 (#8064K)Edit

No. Mailbox 1st Floor 2nd Floor Attic
1 Heinz savory beef gravy ($1.79) Jarrito’s fruit punch soda (79¢) & evol frozen entree ($6.99) = $7.78 Nabisco fig newtons ($3.99) & Spray & Wash stain remover ($4.19) = $8.18 Mane ‘n Tail conditioner ($8.49)
2 Nabisco fig newtons ($3.99) Spray & Wash stain remover ($4.19) & Heinz savory beef gravy ($1.79) = $5.98 evol frozen entree ($6.99) & Jarrito’s fruit punch soda (79¢) = $7.78 Mane ‘n Tail conditioner ($8.49)
3 Spray & Wash stain remover ($4.19) Nabisco fig newtons ($3.99) & Heinz savory beef gravy ($1.79) = $5.78 evol frozen entree ($6.99) & Jarrito’s fruit punch soda (79¢) = $7.78 Mane ‘n Tail conditioner ($8.49)

Again, three solutions, each with either the #2, #3 or #4 item in the mailbox. Back to being difficult-- can’t put the lowest in the mailbox which is what she did, but she made it even tougher picking #4 for the attic. The most expensive Mane ‘n Tail was only 21% more than the second-highest priced item, so that doomed her. Again, tough to win $100,000. She picked 1-23-56-4 and collected $5,000. She could have won $10,000, but would have lost the $100,000. The preferred choice of 4-23-15-6 would win as #3.

December 8, 2017 (#8115K)Edit

No. Mailbox 1st Floor 2nd Floor Attic
1 V8 Healthy Greens juice ($3.49) Goldfish crackers ($1.29) & PureSilk razors ($7.99) = $9.28 4-pack Pearls Green olive cups ($3.99) & Nature's Nate raw honey ($5.99) = $9.98 OxiClean detergent ($10.99)
2 4-pack Pearls Green olive cups ($3.99) Goldfish crackers ($1.29) & PureSilk razors ($7.99) = $9.28 V8 Healthy Greens juice ($3.49) & Nature's Nate raw honey ($5.99) = $9.48 OxiClean detergent ($10.99)
3 Nature's Nate raw honey ($5.99) V8 Healthy Greens juice ($3.49) & 4-pack Pearls Green olive cups ($3.99) = $7.48 Goldfish crackers ($1.29) & PureSilk razors ($7.99) = $9.28 OxiClean detergent ($10.99)

Again, three solutions, each with either the #2, #3 or #4 item in the mailbox. Back to being difficult-- can’t put the lowest in the mailbox which is what she did listening to the audience, but she made it even tougher picking #5 for the attic. The most expensive OxiClean was 37% higher than the second-highest priced item, so that doomed her. She picked 1-34-26-5 and collected $10,000. Good thing, too, because she would have lost since the razors couldn’t beat the $3.49+$10.99 sum she put on the second floor. The preferred choice of 4-23-15-6 would win as #3.

December 21, 2017 (#8124K)Edit

No. Mailbox 1st Floor 2nd Floor Attic
1 TastyKake chips ($2.99) Prell shampoo ($3.49) & 3-pack Glad storage containers ($4.99) = $8.48 Libby's sweet peas 15oz ($1.29) & Blue Diamond almonds ($9.99) = $11.28 Garlique ($12.36)
2 Prell shampoo ($3.49) TastyKake chips ($2.99) & 3-pack Glad Storage containers ($4.99) = $7.98 Libby's sweet peas 15oz ($1.29) & Blue Diamond almonds ($9.99) = $11.28 Garlique ($12.36)
3 3-pack Glad storage containers ($4.99) TastyKake chips ($2.99) & Prell shampoo ($3.49) = $6.48 Libby's sweet peas 15oz ($1.29) & Blue Diamond almonds ($9.99) = $11.28 Garlique ($12.36)

Again, three solutions, each with either the #2, #3 or #4 item in the mailbox. She put the lowest priced item in the mailbox and stopped after the second floor. She also put #5 in the attic. The most expensive Garlique was 24% higher than the second-highest priced item, so it wasn't easy. She picked 1-34-26-5 (interesting-- just like the previous time this was played) and collected $10,000. All of the solutions needed the lowest and second-highest priced items on the second floor. The preferred choice of 4-23-15-6 would win as #3.

February 23, 2018 (#8225K)Edit

No. Mailbox 1st Floor 2nd Floor Attic
1 Dentyne Ice gum ($1.59) Hefty storage bags ($3.19) & Pagoda egg rolls ($3.99) = $7.18 Dry Idea deodorant ($4.99) & Don Francisco's ground coffee ($6.99) = $11.98 150-count vitamin supplement ($14.99)
2 Denytne Ice gum ($1.59) Hefty storage bags ($3.19) & Dry Idea deodorant ($4.99) = $8.18 Pagoda egg rolls ($3.99) & Don Francisco's ground coffee ($6.99) = $10.98 150-count vitamin supplement ($14.99)
3 Denytne Ice gum ($1.59) Dry Idea deodorant ($4.99) & Pagoda egg rolls ($3.99) = $8.98 Hefty storage bags ($3.19) & Don Francisco's ground coffee ($6.99) = $10.18 150-count vitamin supplement ($14.99)
4 Hefty storage bags ($3.19) Dentyne Ice gum ($1.59) & Pagoda egg rolls ($3.99) = $5.58 Dry Idea deodorant ($4.99) & Don Francisco's ground coffee ($6.99) = $11.98 150-count vitamin supplement ($14.99)
5 Hefty storage bags ($3.19) Dentyne Ice gum ($1.59) & Dry Idea deodorant ($4.99) = $6.58 Pagoda egg rolls ($3.99) & Don Francisco's Ground Coffee ($6.99) = $10.98 150-count vitamin supplement ($14.99)
6 Hefty storage bags ($3.19) Dentyne Ice gum ($1.59) & Don Francisco's ground coffee ($6.99) = $8.58 Pagoda egg rolls ($3.99) & Dry Idea deodorant ($4.99) = $8.98 150-count vitamin supplement ($14.99)
7 Pagoda egg rolls ($3.99) Dentyne Ice gum ($1.59) & Hefty storage bags ($3.19) = $4.78 Dry Idea Deodorant ($4.99) & Don Francisco's ground coffee ($6.99) = $11.98 150-count vitamin supplement ($14.99)
8 Pagoda egg rolls ($3.99) Dentyne Ice Gum ($1.59) & Dry Idea Deodorant ($4.99) = $6.58 Hefty storage bags ($3.19 & Don Francisco's ground coffee ($6.99) = $10.18 150-count vitamin supplement ($14.99)
9 Pagoda egg rolls ($3.99) Hefty storage bags ($3.19) & Dry Idea deodorant ($4.99) = $8.18 Dentyne Ice gum ($1.59) & Don Francisco's ground coffee ($6.99) = $8.58 150-count vitamin supplement ($14.99)
10 Dry Idea deodorant ($4.99) Dentyne Ice gum ($1.59) & Pagoda egg rolls ($3.99) = $5.58 Hefty storage bags ($3.19) & Don Francisco's ground coffee ($6.99) = $10.18 150-count vitamin supplement ($14.99)
11 Dry Idea deodorant ($4.99) Hefty storage bags ($3.19) & Pagoda egg rolls ($3.99) = $7.18 Dentyne Ice gum ($1.59) & Don Francisco's ground coffee ($6.99) = $8.58 150-count vitamin supplement ($14.99)

TPIR must have wanted another Pay the Rent winner, since the last time there was one in this game was October 1, 2015, so for Big Money Week 2018, they were desperate for one, because there were 11 ways to win with today's items! The last time they had this many ways to win was July 4, 2014 (the game's second win), when there were 14 possible solutions. The most expensive vitamin supplement was a whopping 214% higher than the second-highest priced item, so this was hard to lose! Once again, three possible solutions, each with the cheapest item in the mailbox-- and Jody Jarmuzek became the first contestant to win $200,000 (as the top prize was doubled for this playing). Of the four wins, the last three happened with the cheapest item in the mailbox (the only time the game was won with the cheapest item somewhere else was April 24, 2013), but only because there were so many solutions in that puzzle. The large spread solution of 1-24-35-6 wins as #2. The small spread preferred choice of 4-23-15-6 still wins, as #11 in this puzzle.

April 23, 2018 (#8311K)Edit

No. Mailbox 1st Floor 2nd Floor Attic
1 Rolaids antacid ($2.50) Froot Loops cereal 1.5oz ($1.49) & Oxi-Clean stain remover ($7.99) = $9.48 Vlasic pickles 16oz ($4.69) & Girard's dressing 12oz ($4.99) = $9.68 Neutrogena men's face wash 5.1oz ($9.99)
2* Vlasic pickles 16oz ($4.69) Rolaids antacid ($2.50) & Girard's dressing 12oz ($4.99) = $7.49 Froot Loops cereal 1.5oz ($1.49) & Oxi-Clean stain remover ($7.99) = $9.48 Neutrogena men's face wash 5.1oz ($9.99)
3** Girard's dressing 12oz ($4.99) Rolaids antacid ($2.50) & Vlasic pickles 16oz ($4.69) = $7.19 Froot Loops cereal 1.5oz ($1.49) & Oxi-Clean stain remover ($7.99) = $9.48 Neutrogena men's face wash 5.1oz ($9.99)

Difficult again, back to three solutions, each with either the #2, #3 or #4 item in the mailbox. She put the lowest priced item in the mailbox and stopped after the second floor. She also put #5 in the attic. The most expensive face wash was 25% higher than the second-highest priced item, so it wasn't easy. She picked 1-23-46-5 and collected $10,000. The preferred choice of 4-23-15-6 would win as #3.

May 25, 2018 (#8355K)Edit

No. Mailbox 1st Floor 2nd Floor Attic
1 Russell Stover candy 3 oz ($2.49) Cutex nail polish remover 6.7oz($3.69) & Skinny Pop popcorn 3ct ($4.99) = $8.68 McCormick gravy mix 0.87oz ($0.99) & Rayovac batteries 10ct ($7.95)= $8.94 Aleve pain reliever ($9.86)
2* Cutex nail polish remover 6.7oz($3.69) Russell Stover candy 3 oz ($2.49) & Skinny Pop popcorn 3ct ($4.99) = $7.48 McCormick gravy mix 0.87oz ($0.99) & Rayovac batteries 10ct ($7.95)= $8.94 Aleve pain reliever ($9.86)
3** Skinny Pop popcorn 3ct ($4.99) Russell Stover Candy 3 oz ($2.49) & Cutex nail polish remover 6.7oz($3.69) = $6.18 McCormick gravy mix 0.87oz ($0.99) & Rayovac batteries 10ct ($7.95)= $8.94 Aleve pain reliever ($9.86)

Again, three solutions, one each with either the #2, #3 or #4 item in the mailbox. Back to being difficult-- can’t put the lowest in the mailbox which is what she did listening to the audience and didn't stop until she lost (too bad she has likely never visited this page). She also put #5 in the attic and so had no chance of winning. Joanne picked 1-34-26-5. In this case, the most expensive pain reliever was 24% higher than the batteries, so again, it was a difficult puzzle. All of the solutions needed the lowest and second-highest priced items on the second floor, always a good strategy. The preferred choice of 4-23-15-6 would win as #3.

June 20, 2018 (#8403K, aired out-of-order on August 21, 2018)Edit

No. Mailbox 1st Floor 2nd Floor Attic
1 Pompeian olive oil 16 oz ($5.99) Quaker granola bars 8 ct ($2.99) & Seattle's Best coffee 12oz ($6.99) = $9.98 7th Gen paper towels 120ct ($3.49) & Oxyclean stain remover 45 load ($7.99) = $11.48 Aspercreme foot pain cream ($11.99)
2* Pompeian olive oil 16 oz ($5.99) 7th Gen paper towels 120ct ($3.49) & Seattle's Best coffee 12oz ($6.99) = $10.48 Quaker granola bars 8 ct ($2.99) & Oxyclean stain remover 45 load ($7.99) = $10.98 Aspercreme foot pain cream ($11.99)
3 Seattle's Best coffee 12oz ($6.99) Quaker granola bars 8 ct ($2.99) & Pompeian olive oil 16 oz ($5.99) = $8.98 7th Gen paper towels 120ct ($3.49) & Oxyclean stain remover 45 load ($7.99) = $11.48 Aspercreme foot pain cream ($11.99)
4** Seattle's Best coffee 12oz ($6.99) 7th Gen paper towels 120ct ($3.49) & Pompeian olive oil 16 oz ($5.99) = $9.48 Quaker granola bars 8 ct ($2.99) & Oxyclean stain remover 45 load ($7.99) = $10.98 Aspercreme foot pain cream ($11.99)
5 Oxyclean stain remover 45 load ($7.99) Quaker granola bars 8 ct ($2.99) & Pompeian olive oil 16 oz ($5.99) = $8.98 7th Gen paper towels 120ct ($3.49) & Seattle's Best coffee 12oz ($6.99) = $10.48 Aspercreme foot pain cream ($11.99)
6 Oxyclean stain remover 45 load ($7.99) 7th Gen paper towels 120ct ($3.49) & Pompeian olive oil 16 oz ($5.99) = $9.48 Quaker granola bars 8 ct ($2.99) & Seattle's Best coffee 12oz ($6.99) = $9.98 Aspercreme foot pain cream ($11.99)

They made this last one a bit easier, with six solutions, but different from most with #3, #4, and #5 items in the mailbox, two solutions each. He did do better than most, though, by putting the #2 item in the mailbox, usually good for one solution, but not this time. He chose 2-14-35-6 and lost $10,000 because the foot pain cream couldn’t beat the $7.99+$5.99 sum he put on the second floor. The foot pain cream was 50% higher than the second most expensive item, but it still wouldn't have helped him. The preferred choice of 4-23-15-6 would win as #4.

Season 47Edit

September 17, 2018 (#8411K)Edit

No. Mailbox 1st Floor 2nd Floor Attic
1 Yoplait yogurt ($0.70) Aunt Nellie's pickled beans ($1.89) & Swiss Miss hot chocolate ($3.49) = $5.38 Rolaids antacid tablets ($4.99) & Gold Bond ultimate lotion ($9.99) = $14.98 Allegra allergy relief = $18.99
2 Yoplait yogurt ($0.70) Aunt Nellie's pickled beans ($1.89) & Rolaids antacid tablets ($4.99) = $6.88 Swiss Miss hot chocolate ($3.49) & Gold Bond ultimate lotion ($9.99) = $13.48 Allegra allergy relief = $18.99
3 Yoplait yogurt ($0.70) Swiss Miss hot chocolate ($3.49) & Rolaids antacid tablets ($4.99) = $8.48 Aunt Nellie's pickled beans ($1.89) & Gold Bond ultimate lotion ($9.99) = $11.88 Allegra allergy relief = $18.99
4 Aunt Nellie's pickled beans ($1.89) Yoplait yogurt ($0.70) & Swiss Miss hot chocolate ($3.49) = $4.19 Rolaids antacid tablets ($4.99) & Gold Bond ultimate lotion ($9.99) = $14.98 Allegra allergy relief = $18.99
5 Aunt Nellie's pickled beans ($1.89) Yoplait yogurt ($0.70) & Rolaids antacid tablets ($4.99) = $5.69 Swiss Miss hot chocolate ($3.49) & Gold Bond ultimate lotion ($9.99) = $13.48 Allegra allergy relief = $18.99
6 Aunt Nellie's pickled beans ($1.89) Swiss Miss hot chocolate ($3.49) & Rolaids antacid tablets ($4.99) = $8.48 Yoplait yogurt ($0.70) & Gold Bond ultimate lotion ($9.99) = $10.69 Allegra allergy relief = $18.99
7 Swiss Miss hot chocolate ($3.49) Yoplait yogurt ($0.70) & Rolaids antacid tablets ($4.99) = $5.69 Aunt Nellie's pickled beans ($1.89) & Gold Bond ultimate lotion ($9.99) = $11.88 Allegra allergy relief = $18.99
8* Swiss Miss hot chocolate ($3.49) Aunt Nellie's pickled beans ($1.89) & Rolaids antacid tablets ($4.99) = $6.88 Yoplait yogurt ($0.70) & Gold Bond ultimate lotion ($9.99) = $10.69 Allegra allergy relief = $18.99
9** Rolaids antacid tablets ($4.99) Aunt Nellie's pickled beans ($1.89) & Swiss Miss hot chocolate ($3.49) = $5.38 Yoplait yogurt ($0.70) & Gold Bond ultimate lotion ($9.99) = $10.69 Allegra allergy relief = $18.99

TPIR must have wanted another Pay the Rent winner, since the last time it had one was February 23, 2018 (#8225K), so to kick off the 47th season, they were desperate for one, because there were nine ways to win with today's items! The last time they had this many ways to win was back in February with the last winner, when there were 11 possible solutions. The most expensive Allegra was a whopping 191% higher than the second-highest priced item, so this was hard to lose! There were three possible solutions-- all with the cheapest item in the mailbox-- and Rocco R. Santangelo used the first one, 1-23-45-6 (what most contestants choose, but usually doesn't work), to become the fifth contestant to win $100,000 and the second this year. Of the five wins, the last three happened with the cheapest item in the mailbox, but only because there were so many solutions in those puzzles. The large spread solution of 1-24-35-6 wins as #2.

Chosen: 1-23-45-6; Winners: 1-23-45-6, 1-24-35-6, 1-34-25-6, 2-13-45-6, 2-14-35-6, 2-34-15-6, 3-14-25-6, 3-24-15-6*, 4-23-15-6**

October 5, 2018 (#8435K)Edit

No. Mailbox 1st Floor 2nd Floor Attic
1 Pillsbury funfetti cake mix ($2.29) Daisy low-fat cottage cheese ($3.49) & Ken's honey mustard ($4.99) = $8.48 Fancy Feast cat food ($0.35) & Zantac 150 antacid ($8.99) = $9.59 Jimmy Dean breakfast sandwiches ($10.99)
2* Daisy Low Fat Cottage Cheese ($3.49) Pillsbury Funfetti Cake mix ($2.29) & Ken's Honey Mustard ($4.99) = $7.28 Fancy Feast cat food ($0.35) & Zantac 150 antacid ($8.99) = $9.59 Jimmy Dean breakfast sandwiches ($10.99)
3** Ken's honey mustard ($4.99) Pillsbury funfetti cake mix ($2.29) & Daisy low-fat cottage cheese ($3.49) = $5.78 Fancy Feast cat food ($0.35) & Zantac 150 antacid ($8.99) = $9.59 Jimmy Dean breakfast sandwiches ($10.99)

Again, three solutions, each with either the #2, #3 or #4 item in the mailbox. Back to being difficult, although Brian did do better than most in not putting the cheapest item in the mailbox, but he made the mistake of putting the breakfast sandwiches on the second floor, thinking the antacid was the most expensive. Again, tough to win $100,000. He almost won $10,000, but he didn't stop while he was ahead. In this case, picking the medicine for #6 wasn't in any winning solution. The most expensive breakfast sandwiches were 22% higher than the second-highest priced item, so it wasn't easy.

Chosen: 3-14-26-5; Winners: 2-34-15-6, 3-24-15-6*, 4-23-15-6**

October 30, 2018 (#8472K)Edit

No. Mailbox 1st Floor 2nd Floor Attic
1 Solo cups 30ct ($4.19) Nissin cup of Noodles soup ($0.35) & Mrs. Meyer's cleaner ($7.99) = $8.34 Tic-Tac mints ($3.29) & Coricidin HBP cold relief ($6.25) = $9.54 Nivea body lotion ($9.99)
2** Coricidin HBP cold relief ($6.25) Tic-Tac mints ($3.29) & Solo cups 30ct ($4.19) = $7.28 Nissin cup of noodles soup ($0.35) & Mrs. Meyer's cleaner ($7.99) = $8.34 Nivea body lotion ($9.99)

Real tough, only two solutions, one each with either the #3 or #4 item in the mailbox. Mackenzie did do better than most, though, in that she didn’t put the soup in the mailbox, but she had 3-25-16-4 for her solution and needed to stop, but she kept going and lost because the soup and lotion couldn’t beat the $7.99+$3.29 sum she put on the first floor. The most expensive Nivea was 25% higher than the second-highest priced item, not easy.

Chosen: 3-25-16-4; Winners: 3-15-24-6, 4-23-15-6**

December 19, 2018 (#8543K)Edit

No. Mailbox 1st Floor 2nd Floor Attic
1 Campbell's soup bowl ($2.39) Hostess Ho-Hos snack cakes ($1.00) & Neutrogena cleanser ($7.99) = $8.99 Lactaid eggnog ($3.49) & Spicely ground ginger ($5.99) = $9.48 Vicks NyQuil ($9.97)
2* Lactaid eggnog ($3.49) Campbell's soup bowl ($2.39) & Spicely ground ginger ($5.99) = $8.38 Hostess Ho-Hos snack cakes ($1.00) & Neutrogena cleanser ($7.99) = $8.99 Vicks NyQuil ($9.97)

Again, only two solutions, one each with either the #2 or #3 item in the mailbox. Can’t put the cheapest item in the mailbox, which was what Kenneth did when he went with the audience. His choice of 1-23-45-6 was classic. He kept going and collected $10,000. Good thing, too, because the Vicks couldn’t beat the $7.99+$5.99 sum he put on the second floor. The most expensive Vicks was 25% higher than the second-highest priced item, which was not easy.

Chosen: 1-23-45-6 Winners: 2-15-34-6, 3-24-15-6*

January 24, 2019 (#8594K)Edit

No. Mailbox 1st Floor 2nd Floor Attic
1 Guerrero tostadas ($2.99) Beech-Nut baby food ($0.94) & Vicks VapoRub ($6.79) = $7.73 David sunflower seeds ($3.49) & Cracker Barrel cheese sticks ($4.99) = $8.48 Folgers coffee ($8.99)
2 David sunflower seeds ($3.49) Beech-Nut baby food ($0.94) & Vicks VapoRub ($6.79) = $7.73 Guerrero tostadas ($2.99) & Cracker Barrel cheese sticks ($4.99) = $7.98 Folgers coffee ($8.99)
3** Cracker Barrel cheese sticks ($4.99) Guerrero tostadas ($2.99) & David sunflower seeds ($3.49) = $6.48 Beech-Nut baby food ($0.94) & Vicks VapoRub ($6.79) = $7.73 Folgers coffee ($8.99)

Back to three solutions, one each with either the #2, #3 or #4 item in the mailbox. Can’t put the cheapest item in the mailbox, which, like Kenneth did in the previous playing, Levi did in this one. His solution was 1-24-36-5. He stopped after the first floor and won $5,000. He could have won $10,000, but the audience convinced him to quit early. The most expensive Folgers was 32% higher than the second-highest priced item-- still difficult. He wouldn't have won the $100,000 even if he did go for $10,000 because the Vicks couldn't beat the $8.99+$3.49 sum he put on the second floor.

Chosen: 1-24-36-5; Winners: 2-15-34-6, 3-15-24-6, 4-23-15-6**

March 4, 2019 (#8651K, aired out of order on February 25)Edit

No. Mailbox 1st Floor 2nd Floor Attic
1 Brillo sponges ($2.69) Beech-Nut baby food ($0.62) & Coricidin HBP ($6.25) = $6.87 Traditional stuffing ($2.99) & Boca burgers ($4.49) = $7.48 Olay body wash ($8.49)
2 Traditional stuffing ($2.99) Beech-Nut baby food ($0.62) & Coricidin HBP ($6.25) = $6.87 Brillo sponges ($2.69) & Boca burgers ($4.49) = $7.18 Olay body wash ($8.49)
3** Boca burgers ($4.49) Brillo sponges ($2.69) & Traditional stuffing ($2.99) = $5.68 Beech-Nut baby food ($0.62) & Coricidin HBP ($6.25) = $6.87 Olay body wash ($8.49)

Again, three solutions, one each with either the #2, #3 or #4 item in the mailbox. Can’t put the cheapest item in the mailbox, which, like Kenneth and Levi did in the previous two playings, Rhonda did in this one. She chose 1-23-64-5 and lost $10,000 because the foot pain cream couldn’t beat the $4.49+$8.49 sum she put on the second floor. The most expensive Olay was 36% higher than the second-highest priced item, but it still didn’t even help her. The preferred choice of 4-23-15-6, which won the last playing, would win as #3.

Chosen: 1-23-46-5; Winners: 2-15-34-6, 3-15-24-6, 4-23-15-6**

June 3, 2019 (#8781K)Edit

No. Mailbox 1st Floor 2nd Floor Attic
1 Parm-Crisps cheese snacks ($3.99) Lay's French onion dip ($4.29) + ice pops ($4.99) = $9.28 Muir Glen organic diced tomatoes ($2.39) + Tide detergent ($7.99) = $10.38 Aspercreme ($10.99)
2* Lay's French onion dip ($4.29) Parm-Crisps cheese snacks ($3.99) + ice pops ($4.99) = $8.98 Muir Glen organic diced tomatoes ($2.39) + Tide detergent ($7.99) = $10.38 Aspercreme ($10.99)
3** Ice pops ($4.99) Parm-Crisps cheese snacks ($3.99) + Lay's French onion dip ($4.29) = $8.28 Muir Glen organic diced tomatoes ($2.39) + Tide detergent ($7.99) = $10.38 Aspercreme ($10.99)

Again, only three solutions, one each with either the #2, #3 or #4 item in the mailbox. Can’t put the cheapest item in the mailbox, which, like Kenneth, Levi and Rhonda in the previous three playings, Jill did in this one. The most expensive Aspercreme was 38% higher than the second-highest priced item. Again, difficult to win $100,000, especially with the Aspercreme being only 61¢ more than the diced tomatoes and detergent on the second floor in all three solutions. Her solution was 1-23-45-6 and won $10,000. The Aspercreme couldn’t beat the $4.99+$7.99 sum she put on the second floor. The preferred choice of 4-23-15-6, which won the last two playings, would win as #3.

Chosen: 1-24-35-6; Winners: 2-34-15-6, 3-24-15-6*, 4-23-15-6**

Season 48Edit

September 30, 2019 (#8831K)Edit

No. Mailbox 1st Floor 2nd Floor Attic
1 Treetop applesauce packets ($2.99) Le Preferieda refried beans ($1.49) + Red Bull ($7.79) = $9.28 Werther's Original caramel popcorn ($3.79) + Honey Bunches of Oats ($5.99) = $9.78 Sudafed ($9.99)
2* Werther's Original caramel popcorn ($3.79) Treetop applesauce packets ($2.99) + Honey Bunches of Oats ($5.99) = $8.98 Le Preferieda refried beans ($1.49) + Red Bull ($7.79) = $9.28 Sudafed ($9.99)
3** Honey Bunches of Oats ($5.99) Treetop applesauce packets ($2.99) + Werther's Original caramel popcorn ($3.79) = $6.78 Le Preferieda refried beans ($1.49) + Red Bull ($7.79) = $9.28 Sudafed ($9.99)

They started the season with a 3 solution puzzle, with the #2, #3 or #4 items in the mailbox. Can’t put the cheapest item in the mailbox, which, like Kenneth, Levi, Rhonda and Jill did in the previous four playings, Diana, who said Pay the Rent was the hardest game, did in this one. The most expensive Sudafed was 28% higher than the second-highest priced item. Again, difficult to win $100,000. Her solution was 1-24-35-6 and, like Rhonda two playings ago, lost $100,000 because the Sudafed couldn’t beat the $3.79+$7.79 sum she put on the second floor.

Chosen: 1-24-35-6; Winners: 2-15-34-6, 3-24-15-6*, 4-23-15-6**

October 29, 2019 (#8872K)Edit

No. Mailbox 1st Floor 2nd Floor Attic
1 Mott's applesauce ($3.99) SunnyD juice ($1.49) + Listerine cool heat ($6.49) = $7.98 Mahatma rice ($1.99) + Aspercreme pain relief ($7.66) = $9.65 Glad trash bags ($9.99)
2* Mott's applesauce ($3.99) Mahatma rice ($1.99) + Listerine cool heat ($6.49) = $8.48 SunnyD juice ($1.49) + Aspercreme pain relief ($7.66) = $9.15 Glad trash bags ($9.99)

This was real difficult with only two solutions, both with the #3 item in the mailbox. The most expensive trash bags were 30% higher than the second-highest priced item, but they had two low-priced and two medium-priced items close in price which made it very difficult. Cynthia did do better than most, though, in that she didn't put the cheapest item in the mailbox, but putting the second-cheapest item didn't work this time, either. She chose 2-13-46-5 and won $10,000. The Aspercreme couldn’t beat the $6.49+$9.99 sum she put on the second floor. The preferred choice of 4-23-15-6, which won the previous four playings, wouldn't win this time, but the second-best choice with #3 in the mailbox would.

Chosen: 2-13-46-5; Winners: 3-14-25-6, 3-24-15-6*

December 11, 2019 (#8933K) Edit

No. Mailbox 1st Floor 2nd Floor Attic
1 Kleenex Wet Wipes ($2.49) Skinny Pop Popcorn ($3.49) + Lundberg Risotto ($4.29) = $7.78 Gerber Baby Food ($1.39) + SpotShot Carpet Cleaner ($6.99) = $8.38 Jimmy Dean Pancakes and Sausage ($8.99)
2* Skinny Pop Popcorn ($3.49) Kleenex Wet Wipes ($2.49) + Lundberg Risotto ($4.29) = $6.78 Same Same
3** Lundberg Risotto ($4.29) Kleenex Wet Wipes ($2.49) + Skinny Pop Popcorn ($3.49) = $5.98 Same Same

Back to three solutions with the #2, #3 or #4 items in the mailbox. The most expensive Pancakes and sausage was 29% higher than the second-highest priced, not an easy puzzle. Amanda, having never seen the game before, did the typical thing and put the cheapest item in the mailbox. She chose 1-24-36-5 and won $10,000 because she listened to the audience and stopped after the 2nd floor. The Carpet cleaner couldn’t beat the $3.49+$8.99 sum she put on the second floor. The preferred choice of 4-23-15-6, which wasn't a solution last time, would have won as the #3 solution above. This had the same solutions as the last game of the previous season, with the -15- combination in all of the winning solutions on the 2nd floor.

Chosen: 1-24-36-5; Winners: 2-34-15-6, 3-24-15-6*, 4-23-15-6**

January 10, 2020 (#8975K) Edit

No. Mailbox 1st Floor 2nd Floor Attic
1* Delallo Egg Pasta ($4.49) Krusteaz Waffle Mix ($3.29) + Breyers Ice Cream ($5.49) = $8.78 Big League Bubble Gum ($1.99) + Herbal Essence Conditioner ($6.99) = $8.98 Neosporin Pain Relief Ointment ($9.59)
2** Breyers Ice Cream ($5.49) Krusteaz Waffle Mix ($3.29) + Delallo Egg Pasta ($4.49) = $7.78 Big League Bubble Gum ($1.99) + Herbal Essence Conditioner ($6.99) = $8.98 Same
3 Herbal Essence Conditioner ($6.99) Big League Bubble Gum ($1.99) + Breyers Ice Cream ($5.49) = $7.48 Krusteaz Waffle Mix ($3.29) + Delallo Egg Pasta ($4.49) = $7.78 Same

Still three solutions, but this time with the #3, #4 or #5 items in the mailbox. The most expensive Neosporin was was 37% higher than the second-highest priced, but still only three solutions. Lisa had doubts, but followed the crowd and put the inexpensive bubble gum in the mailbox. She chose 1-23-45-6 and won $10,000 because she stopped after the 2nd floor. Her second floor total ($12.48) was almost $3 higher than the Neosporin in the attic. The preferred choice of 4-23-15-6 would have won as the #2 solution above.

Chosen: 1-23-45-6; Winners: 3-24-15-6*, 5-14-23-6**

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