The Price is Right will honour prizes for contestants for episodes that may not go to air, following the game show being featured by A Current Affair.
TV Tonight was also contacted by a contestant concerned who claimed to have been told on Friday that changes to episodes meant they would not be receiving prizes.
But by late yesterday afternoon, production sources had been in touch to confirm contestants would be receiving them.
Last night ACA featured a story on the game show reboot about the disappointing prizes and the shop website selling sponsor products. It also claimed to have received complaints about prizes not being honoured but by yesterday afternoon there was advice confirming prizes would now be honoured.
The rule of thumb in game shows (and it’s usually in Terms and Conditions) is that if your episode does not air a network is not obliged to reward the prize.
But as we’ve seen in the past, it’s very bad for PR.