Supermarket Sweep Wikia

Pricing Games were played during the Question Round of Supermarket Sweep. Each correct answer was usually worth 10 seconds.


10 seconds of sweep time.


During each segment, different pricing games were played involving everyday groceries and items found in a supermarket. If a player was correct, that team earned 10 seconds; however, if all three players were right, 20 seconds were also added to all three teams' times. In 1990, however, all games, excluding the "on sale" version had a bonus of 10 seconds added to all three teams if all three players were right.


These games varied from day to day and generally involved the following objectives:

Single Items[]

  • Exact Retail Price - Guessing the exact retail price of an item without going over.
  • Correctly Priced - Guessing whether the actual price for a product was displayed correctly.
  • Incorrectly Priced - Guessing whether the actual price for a product was displayed incorrectly.
  • Higher or Lower? - Guessing whether the actual price for a product was higher or lower than the price displayed.
  • Bought For a Certain Amount - Determining how much of one item could be bought for a certain amount of money.

Multiple Items[]

  • Above or Below - Selecting which of three items was priced above or below a certain amount.
  • Not a Given Price - Selecting which of three items was not a given price.
  • Item on Sale - Selecting which of three items was on sale.
  • What's Wrong? - Selecting which of three items was incorrectly priced.
  • What's Right? - Selecting which of three items was correctly priced.
  • Most Expensive - Selecting which of three items was the most expensive.

Games Played[]

Episode 1989-12-18

  • Exact Retail Price: Under $3.00
  • Exact Retail Price: Over $3.00
  • Exact Retail Price: Special Gourmet Foods

Episode 1990-02-05

  • Higher or Lower than $2.29
  • Higher than $2.00

Original (ABC version)[]

In the first part of the game, the teams were shown a grocery item or combination of two closely associated grocery items and were asked to guess the retail price. As host Bill Malone instructed the contestants to "Please checkout on your machine what you think is the exact retail price", the housewives would mentally calculate the price of all items shown and type the amount on their registers. Each player's totals were revealed followed by Bill Malone resorting to the automatic counter which displays the items exact retail price. The team who came the closest won the item, and an additional 15 seconds to their time. Four items were played and each item revolved around a central household-related theme, such as items for washing, like laundry soap, to the items needed to created the associated "wash day" soup, a soup generally made at the same time washing was being done, like potatoes and gravy.


See also[]

Question Round
Pricing Games Exact Retail Price · Correctly Priced · Incorrectly Priced · Higher or Lower? · Bought For a Certain Amount · Above or Below · Not a Given Price · Item on Sale · What's Wrong? · What's Right? · Most Expensive
General Games Name the Product · Product Origins · Four of a Kind · Mystery Product · Slogans · Multiple Choice · Three Right · Word Games · Random Reveal · Reverse Reveal · First and Last · Random Letters · Scrambled Letters · Fill in the Blank · Two Phrases, One Word · Before and After · This or That · Fact or Not a Fact · Animal Sounds · Twisted · Opposites · County Fair · Household Hints · Supermarket Trivia · Fat Chance · Pass Up The Salt · Counting Calories · Checkstand Headlines · Proverbs · Video Rental · Odd One Out
Special Games 30-Second Shootout · Snack Attack Movie Game
Mini-Sweep Round Robin
Tournaments Twin Car Giveaway · Gourmet Week · You Can't Lose! · Double Your Money Week · Mother-Daughter Week · Family Week · Cruise to Paradise · Cruise Week · Tournament of Heroes · TV and Movie Week · Second Chance Week · Everything is Super!
Big Sweep Bonus Specials · Super Bonus · Super Super Bonus
Coffee Grinder · Candy Corner · Shopping List · Alphabet Game · Magazine Display · Jelly Belly Display · International Bread Center · Fruit Fantasy · Breakfast Break · Instant Coupon Machines · Frozen Yogurt Machine · Decorate Your Own Cake · TV Mystery Product · Splitting the Name · The $300 Movie · Manager's Special · Red Tag Special · Stack Job · Recycling Center · Super Sandwich · Sweep Swipe · Market Madness · CrackerJackpot! · Jolly Time Is Money! · Bonus Envelope · Video Envelope · Giant Box of Laundry Detergent · Pop Goes the Money · Double and Triple Coupons
Bonus Sweep
Hosts David Ruprecht · Bill Malone · Leslie Jones ·
Announcers Wally King · Richard Hayes · Johnny Gilbert · Randy West
International Versions Argentina (1987-88) · Argentina (1996) · Australia · Brazil · Canada/English · Canada/French · Chile · Greece · Japan · Mexico · Spain · Thailand · Turkey · Ukraine · United Kingdom
International Hosts Christian Tétreault · Dale Winton · Enrique Simon · Erdinç Doğan · Ian Turpie · Juan La Rivera · Pablo Krögh · Pierre Pagé · Ricardo Corte Real · Rylan Clark-Neal · Tino Monte · Yiğit Alici

International Announcers Dave King
Merchandise Board Game · Video Slot Machine
Other Mini-Baskets · Pilot · Video Archive · Video Gallery · Market Monsters · Phone Game · Supermarket layout · Bonus Sweep items
Episode Guide 1967-07-14 · 1989-12-18 · 1990-02-05 · 1990-02-06