Sunday, February 24, 2013
Tune in to find out if she made it to the Showcase Showdown.
Pamela Gackstetter, an Inver Grove Heights resident and the Apple Valley city clerk, will be on "The Price is Right" on Tuesday, according to the Pioneer Press. Contestants try to guess the price of goods without going over on the Drew Carey gameshow. Gackstetter's episode will air at 10 a.m. Tuesday on WCCO.
Friday, August 31, 2012
Nancy Tepley-Mimbach, who has been in the "Price is Right" audience a dozen times, got to "come on down" during her first visit to the show in 1994.
Eighteen years ago, newly hired by Northwest Airlines and with travel benefits burning a hole in her pocket, Nancy Tepley-Mimbach did what any sensible person would do: She flew to Los Angeles with her sister for a taping of The Price is Right. “My sister [who also worked at Northwest Airlines] was of the opinion that I should start traveling,” says Nancy, a Simley High School graduate who now lives in Hastings. “She thought she needed to initiate me.” Not only was Patty Bledsoe also a Northwest employee, she was a Price is Right veteran who quickly got hooked after her first visit to the show (and has since been in the audience 30 to 35 times, by Nancy’s estimate). So Nancy and Patty flew to Los Angeles, accompanied by their mother, …
Friday, August 24, 2012
Here is the letter that Nancy Tepley-Mimbach sent to producers of “The Price is Right” who were seeking previous winners for the 40th anniversary reunion show.
I began my job with Northwest Airlines in May 1994 and was anxious to use my new “flight benefits” to go to “The Price is Right” and fulfill a longtime dream. My sister, Patricia Bledsoe, who also worked for Northwest Airlines, began to plan the trip. We were excited to include our mother, her sisters and some cousins in our travel plans. We got our tickets and we were OFF! Bound for California and “The Price is Right!” We got up very, very early and took a couple of taxis (to accommodate all of us) to the studio. Despite the long wait in line, we had a lot of fun and enjoyed getting to know some of the people in line with us -- one group was even from a town that is near my home town. I exchanged name, address, etc., with another …