Thursday, June 25, 2009


From tampamomof573

I knew they got some freebies but this list is unbelievable! Once they started making big bucks with the show they should NOT have kept taking the free stuff. And churches pay for her to fly? What are those churches thinking? I hope that with the direction the show has taken people stop giving them free stuff. Are the companies making that much from the exposure on the show?

Below, a sample of just some of the swag they've scored:

- Free beds
- Front-loader washing machines
- New furniture
- Free solar panels for "Going Green" episode
- Clothes from Gymboree and Gap
- Mady & Cara birthday at American Girl Place (2 dolls and birthday package for 2 adults & 2 kids): $710
- Trip to Florida Key's for Jon's 30th birthday
-Tickets to Dutch Wonderland amusement park: $309.50
-1/2 an organic cow from Natural Acres Farm: $1,395.00
-Tickets to Philadelphia Zoo: $104.00
-Tickets to Walt Disney World: $654.00 per day
- Utah house rental (estimate: $5,000), ski lift tickets $72 for six days), ski school lessons ($140 per child)
- Upright piano, which they got rid of when they moved into their new $1.1 million home : $5,550-$6,350
- Violin: $100-$300
- Old house re-carperted
-Crayola Factory Tour: $90.00
-Teeth Whitening (for Jon & Kate): $1,310 (average price for 2 adults)
-Hair plugs (Jon): $5,200 (average cost)
-Sesame Street Place tickets: $509.50
-Day with Thomas the Tank Engine: $180.00
-Beach trip to North Carolina, house rental, Jeep tour
-Sight & Sound Christian theatre tickets: $236.00
-SkyBox at Phillies game
-LegoLand tickets: $550.00
-San Diego Zoo tickets: $278.00
-Grand Wailea Resort (Hawaii) for 2008 vow renewal: Suites range from $725-$1,080 per night.
-2 purebred German Shepherd puppies: $1,000-$3,000 per dog
- Please Touch Museum tickets: $150.00
- Giants grocery store: $5,000 in gift cards and a year's supply of diapers

In order for the show to survive, Mediaweek's Berman says the Gosselins need to be upfront with the audience.

"They're now a celebrity couple," says Berman. "The emphasis of the show has changed, and they need to address how they've evolved."

"If they don't evolve the show, I think the audience is going to be upset,"
he tells Us. "You can't fool an audience.

1 comment:

Cee said...

They make **$75,000** PER EPISODE. Some people don't even make that much per year.

Some of that stuff I can kind of understand - like the diapers. I don't have kids, but a friend of mine had twins and they go through diapers like nobody's business!

But HAIR PLUGS?!?! Seriously?

I'm pretty sure Kate's plastic surgery was free of charge. IIRC, she got a massive "mommy makeover" after the sextuplets were born because her stomach was so ginormous and she had all that extra skin, but I'd say that was kind of necessary. I would gladly take any plastic surgery someone wanted to throw my way for free after toting around 6 babies in my belly for the better part of a year!

It's pretty obvious Jon is done w/ the show... but it seems Kate wants to charge ahead for the money.