Blind Bargains

Blind Bargains Qast 108: Blind Bargains Game Show Live!


From a room somewhere within the Nugget Casino in Sparks Nevada comes the first ever BBQ Game Show. Recorded in front of a live studio audience, and thankfully edited for podcast presentation by Mr. Derrick Lane, our announcer Joe Steinkamp provides the info for our Master of Ceremonies J.J. Meddaugh. Join the BBQ Crew in a series of pricing games that bear little resemblance to those you might have heard on other popular nationally syndicated programs. Ahem, cough cough, hear members of the studio audience compete for valuable prizes. Also, for stuff we didn't want to pack up with us for the trip back home.

Before we begin, we would like to thank immensely those who provided prizes to the event. Speed Dots and Ginny Owens are fine folks. So please check out their pages linked within our show notes to learn more about what they do and offer. Prize pricing was based on product pricing from A.T. Guys, Speed Dots and GinnyOwens.com. Food item pricing came from time of purchase prices at the local chain Smart And Final
Food item links listed below do not match with prices mentioned during the show and are provided for those who wish to experience the possible deliciousness of them for themselves.

4 items below

Our first contestant is Wendy. There are six items on display. Can she guess which ones are under $3.00? If she can, she will win up to $100 in A.T. Guys spendable cash.

Air Heads Xtremes Sweetly Sour Candy Rainbow Berry

Two Bite Watermelon Cupcakes

Nabisco Oreo Chocolate Firework Limited Edition Sandwich Cookies

Cheetos Flamin' Hot Chipotle Ranch Crunchy Cheese Flavored Snacks

Barcel Corn Snack, Hot Chili Pepper & Lime, Takis

First Street Black Cherry Sparkling Water

The Human Clock Game

Marco came down to the podium for our second game. He must guess the prices correctly within 30 seconds. If he can, he will win a bunch of musical swag, and a Bluetooth Remote

First, a Ginny Owens prize pack
This includes a Love be the Loudest T-Shirt,
a USB drive loaded with music and videos,
and a copy of her latest CD.
Courtesy of Ginny Owens.

Then, control this music with
a Bluetooth Remote Control
Play music, control the volume
even activate Siri with this remote
Connect to your mobile phone for wireless control of
your tunes, BARD, and more.
from A T Guys

Pick a Number

Cathy steps up for the third game of the day. She must guess numbers from 0 to 8. Each number represents a number in the price of a prize or the pig-shaped bank where we keep our change at the A.T. Guys booth. If Cathy guesses correctly she will win the following...

first, a tumbler emblazoned with the hotel logo. It is tall with red lettering on a solid black background.

Next, a SpeedDots prize package!

This package includes:
A 5 port rockwall USB charger
This compact charger will charge and power 5 of your devices.
Use it on your desk, or night stand, or take it with you on your travels.
Even use it while Traveling abroad!

A three in one durable charging cable.
Stop carrying bags of cables.
Charge all your devices from a single cable,
whether it's Micro USB , lightning, or the new USBC, you can charge them all.
all aluminum construction so it won't fray
6-foot length
and Apple certified.

Finally, a SpeedDots tempered glass screen protector bundle.
This bundle combines everything people have asked for in a screen protector.
Not only do you get the speedDots screen protector of your choice for faster navigation or typing,
you also get a high quality glass screen protector, so your screen is protected against drops and bangs.
All of this, from Speed Dots.

plus 2 shiny pennies courtesy of J.J. and Joe.

A Show Off Showcase

Our last game features Sandi and Karen. Whoever guesses a number that is closest to the price, without mentioning a larger number than the price itself, will win. here is what items are on display.

A Cone-shaped Bluetooth Speaker
along with a gaggle of items we found in the Nugget gift shop. Such as magnets, shot glasses and nifty pen-sized flashlights that said "Reno" and "Nugget" on them.

Let's have a hand for Wendy, Marco, Cathy, Sandi and Karen for being our first ever game show contestants. They were great sports and it made this event a real thrill for us.

We'd really like to thank everyone for helping us make this first outing a fantastically fun night. Dave Wilkinson, our human clock and random number generator, was a last second addition to the proceedings. And, as stated during the program we could not have captured this on audio without the help of the talented Derrick Lane!

Visit his site to learn more about how you can harness the power of his audio production.

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Joe Steinkamp is no stranger to the world of technology, having been a user of video magnification and blindness related electronic devices since 1979. Joe has worked in radio, retail management and Vocational Rehabilitation for blind and low vision individuals in Texas. He has been writing about the A.T. Industry for10 years and podcasting about it for nearly 5 years.


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