Sophie and Dale have come from behind to top the leader board — and now they've got more money than they know what to do with.
"About midway through we really started to struggle," Sophie admits. "Then we got a room win and some challenge wins, so we felt okay again. We didn't plan on spending any more than what we had won."
But now, after more wins, they've found they have quite the little piggy bank stash!
"It's funny, because we didn't plan on having anything," Sophie laughs. "We ended up having between $5000 and $7000. I guess I just stopped counting the dollars so stringently!"
So how will they go about spending this unexpected windfall?
"If I see something I like, I’ll just buy it," says Sophie, admitting that at one point, they considered tacking bank notes to a pin-up board in their study as an added incentive for their buyer.
"It's been good to have the extra money," Dale adds. "We've paid our trades a bit more like what they should have been getting and we've been able to get more trades in, which has taken the pressure off."
And who knows, it might just be those last-minute luxury purchases that translate to extra dollars on Auction Day? They certainly hope so.
"It's been really great," Dale says.