An awesome experience’: Nebraska woman to appear Friday on ‘The Price is Right’

An awesome experience’: Nebraska woman to appear Friday on ‘The Price is Right’
Contestant Connie Kulwicki of Ravenna, Nebraska, with “The Price is Right” host Drew Carey. She’ll appear on the show Friday. CBS

RAVENNA, Neb. — A Ravenna woman will “come on down” on Friday’s episode of “The Price Is Right.”

Connie Kulwicki was one of several people chosen from an audience of about 300 people to play on the popular daytime game show hosted by Drew Carey.

The show airs at 10 a.m. on CBS.

Kulwicki, a nurse at Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney, and her husband, Ken, a farmer, got tickets to the show on Nov. 26-27 in Los Angeles.

It was Ken’s longtime dream to be on the show, but Kulwicki believes her energy helped her get a spot on contestants’ row.

Kulwicki isn’t allowed to reveal how far she made it on the show or if she won any prizes. But Kulwicki could say that it was an “awesome experience.”

“And if anybody ever says, ‘No, I’ll never get to be a contestant on “The Price Is Right,” ’ they are wrong, because I never would have thought in a million years I would have ever been chosen,” she said.

Kulwicki also met Carey on the show, and though her husband didn’t make it on stage, Kulwicki was able to get him a hug from one of the show’s models.

One difficult part about being on the show, Kulwicki said, is trying to bid on the prizes while everyone in the audience is yelling out their own suggestions.

“I couldn’t see my husband because he was sitting way up toward the back on one of the sides, and he couldn’t even see me with what I was bidding on,” she said.

However, Ken Kulwicki told his wife that she appeared relaxed.

“Well, I didn’t have time to be thinking about being nervous,” she told him.

Kulwicki’s strategy was to bid 10 percent higher on items than what she thought they would sell for in Nebraska.

As far as watching the show, Kulwicki doesn’t know if she and her husband will watch it live because Ken feeds cattle in the mornings.

Kulwicki said they may record the episode on their DVR and watch it later with friends.