**2 for the Price of 1**

(Blog post:

https://stoseontpir.blogspot.com/2019/09/the-ultimate-price-is-right-strategy_24.html)

**Random fact**

This game is occasionally played for cars. Here's an example of one such playing:

**Win-loss record**

**Actual (seasons 29-47):** 70-85 (45.16%)**What it would be by random chance:** 1/4 (25%)

**How often each combination was correct (seasons 40-47)**

**All 3 numbers on top were right:** 2 playings (2.99%) [none since season 42]**2 numbers on top and 1 on the bottom were right:** 33 playings (49.25%)**1 number on top and 2 on the bottom were right:** 32 playings (47.76%)**All 3 numbers on the bottom were right:** 0 playings (0%)

**Strategy**

If a 0 is an option for the last digit,

**choose the second digit for free.** The last digit has been 0 in every playing of this game except one since season 44, and in that playing, 0 wasn't an option for the last digit. So if 0 is a choice for the last digit, that is NOT the one you want to choose for free. Choose the second digit for free, choose 0 for the last digit, and then you only have to know the hundreds digit of the prize. Regarding the hundreds digit, no prize in this game has been worth less than $500 since season 41, so if you see a choice that's less than 5 for the first digit, it's wrong.

That one playing where 0 wasn't a choice for the last digit was the very last playing of season 47, where the choices were 2 and 5. The 2 was correct. While I hope that was a one-time aberration, my advice is that if 0 is not a choice for the last digit, then you should choose the last digit for free instead of the second digit.

Finally, make sure that your final price has at least one digit from the top and one from the bottom.