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You Don't Get Paid Unless You Win is the seventh episode of The Amazing Race: Unfinished Business.


Route Markers

The order of departure from the Fountain of Joy are as follows:

  1. Gary & Mallory (1:18 pm)
  2. Jet & Cord (1:52 pm)
  3. Ron & Christina (1:53 pm)
  4. Zev & Justin (1:54 pm)
  5. Kent & Vyxsin (1:55 pm)
  6. Kisha & Jen (2:03 pm)
  7. Flight Time & Big Easy (3:45 pm)

Teams must fly to Varanasi. Upon arrival, teams must make their way to a marked tonga stand, where they would find their next clue.

"Who's ready to search for the meaning of life?"

The team member assigned to perform this Roadblock must use a series of photographs for reference to search the streets of Varanasi for six different sadhus who will give out one of six pieces of a phrase described as "the meaning of life": "Once you're over the hill you pick up speed". Once they have all six fragments of the phrase, they would have to provide the phrase to a seventh sadhu, who will then give them their next clue.

The Roadblock performers per team are underlined:

Teams must make their way to Tulsi Ghat and find the Swaminath Akhara, a wrestling and strengthening club, and find the strongman to locate their next clue.

Choice A: Feed the Fire
Teams must travel down the Ganges to Sakka Ghat to the home of a milkman and make 50 traditional fuel patties made from water buffalo manure and then slap them against a wall to allow them to dry. When the supervisor is satisfied with their work, teams must then light a stove with dried fuel patties to boil milk for local children to receive their clue.

Gary & Mallory, Kent & Vyxsin, and Kisha & Jen chose this task.

Choice B: Feed the Buffalo
Teams must cross the Ganges to collect two bales of hay, which are to be delivered to the addresses attached to them. They must then return over the Ganges to Ksameshwar Ghat and locate the address to which they are to deliver the hay. Upon completing their delivery, they will receive their next clue.

Flight Time & Big Easy, Jet & Cord, Ron & Christina, and Zev & Justin chose this task.

Teams must cross the Ganges to the city of Ramnagar, Varanasi and find Ramnagar Fort to check in.
For coming in first place, Flight Time & Big Easy won a trip for two to Hawaii, provided by Travelocity.


     First Place •      Eliminated     Last placer on a Non-Elimination Leg     Season winner •      Season 2nd place •      Season 3rd place • Used the Fast Forwardϵ Used the Express Pass User of the first Double U-Turn slot • Recipient of the first Double U-Turn slot • User of the second Double U-Turn slot • Recipient of the second Double U-Turn slot• Was penalized with an automatic U-Turn
Flight Time & Big Easy
 1st place 
Flight Time & Big Easy
Harlem Globetrotters
Zev & Justin
 2nd place 
Zev & Justin
Best Friends
Kisha & Jen
 3rd place 
Kisha & Jen
Gary & Mallory
 4th place 
Gary & Mallory
Jet & Cord
 5th place 
Jet & Cord
Kent & Vyxsin
 6th place 
Kent & Vyxsin
Dating Goths
Ron & Christina
 7th place 
Ron & Christina



  • Andy Dehnart at realityblurred (04/11/2011): "Annoying Amazing Race team goes home, but not Kent and Vyxsin, ugh"


The Amazing Race: Unfinished Business Episodes

"Head Down and Hold On" · "I Never Looked So Foolish in My Whole Entire Life" · "We Had a Lot of Evil Spirits Apparently" · "This Is the Most Stupid Day Ever" · "Don't Ruin the Basketball Game" · "I Feel Like a Monkey in a Circus Parade" · "You Don't Get Paid Unless You Win" · "I Cannot Deal with Your Psycho Behavior" · "We're Good American People" · "Too Many Cooks in the Kitchen" · "This Is Where It Ends"