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A different version of the Grocery Game where the contestant had to guess prices for products and get within a certain limit higher or lower to win.

GameplayEdit

  • One by one, the contestant is asked to give a price for five grocery items. After all five prices are guessed, the contestant's guesses are totaled.
  • The actual prices for the five grocery items are then announced, one at a time. If the contestant's total is within $2 of the actual total above or below, the contestant wins a prize. The words "WIN" or "LOSS" would light up showing if the contestant won or not (the display is in red).
  • This is one of very few pricing games in which the contestant can go over the actual total and still win; Spelling Bee and Rat Race, which involves pricing small prizes, have this similarity.

HistoryEdit

  • Check-Out premiered on January 28, 1982 (#4374D) and was created by Kathy Greco and Barbara Hunter, both production assistants. On its first playing, it was lost.
  • The original winning range was 50 cents. This changed to $1 on April 3, 1996 (#9923D), before being raised to its current spread of $2 on October 13, 2003 (#2631K).
  • The game's actual price display, where it was originally a vane display, is now an eggcrate display. The display for the contestant's guesses and total remains a vane display. The game was not played from September 29, 1995 (#9665D) until April 3, 1996 (#9923D) in order to fix the display. The current look debuted on December 19, 2000 (#1632K). Also, for many years, the game's set included a "calculator" that the models used to enter the contestant's guesses. The calculator was removed on February 23, 2001 (#1713K), largely because the buttons no longer actually had a functional purpose, a fact which had inadvertently been made obvious on-the-air during one of its last appearances.
  • On three occasions, including the recent occurrence on July 4, 2008 (#4405K) (see below), the contestant has arrived at an exactly correct total, though never with perfect bids on each item.
  • During Price's "Youth Week" on March 23, 2018 (#8265K), Check-Out was played for $20,000, and was won.

TriviaEdit

  • The most number of times this game was played in any season was 19.
  • The grocery bags that pop up with the actual prices on them are also used in the pricing game It's in the Bag.
  • If Check-Out is a Million Dollar Game on The Price is Right $1,000,000 Spectacular, you need your total to be within 10¢ of the actual total above or below to win the $1 million bonus.

International versionsEdit

On international versions, there was a different range featured on these versions:

  • The Price Is Right (2012, Australia): The winning range was AU$2.
  • Le juste prix (France): The winning range was 10 F.
  • El precio es correcto (Colombia): The winning range was $2000 Colombian pesos.
  • OK, Il Prezzo è Giusto! (Italy): The winning range was ₤1000. The actual prices were also revealed manually in this version.
  • Atínale al Precio (2010, Mexico): The winning range was MX$20.
  • El precio justo (1988, Spain): The contestant is shown four prizes, guessing the price of each one and giving a final total that should be within a certain margin (usually 4000 pesetas) without going over.
  • Bruce's Price Is Right (United Kingdom): The winning range was £1.

PicturesEdit

1st LookEdit

Premiere Playing (January 28, 1982, #4374D)Edit

From October 19, 1993 (#8932D)Edit

First Playing with the $1.00 Limit (April 3, 1996, #9923D)Edit

2nd LookEdit

Debut of Check-Out's Makeover (December 19, 2000, #1632K)Edit

First Check-Out Win with Makeover (October 8, 2001, #1891K, aired out of order on November 26)Edit

Last Win Under the $1.00 Limit (May 14, 2003, #2543K)Edit

Last Playing with the $1.00 Limit (June 3, 2003, #2572K)Edit

First Playing with the $2.00 Limit (October 13, 2003, #2631K)Edit

Final Playing with Bob Barker (May 18, 2007, #3995K)Edit

First Playing with Drew Carey (February 13, 2008, #4203K)Edit

A Check-Out Exacta on the 4th of July 2008 (#4405K)Edit

Check Out for a Ford Focus S Coupe (November 4, 2008, #4492K, aired out of order on October 28)Edit

Check-Out for a $20,344 Volkswagen Jetta California Edition (August 23, 2010, #5221K, aired out of order on August 27)Edit

Check-Out for a 1962 Lincoln Continental featuring Snoop Dogg (October 11, 2011, #5662K, aired out of order on January 2, 2012)Edit

Check-Out for a Ducati Monster 696 ABS Motorcycle (January 3, 2013, #6164K)Edit

Steven's One Cent Win (September 23, 2014, #6812K)Edit

Check-Out for $20,000 (March 23, 2018, #8265K)Edit

Check-Out for $15,000 (October 12, 2018, #8445K)Edit

Check-Out for a $10,000 Dream Vacation to Anywhere Around the World (October 23, 2018, #8462K, aired out of order on September 21)Edit

April Fools Check-Out (April 8, 2019, #8701K, aired out of order on April 1)Edit

Check-Out for a Icaros VR Exercise System w/VR Headset & HP Desktop Computer, and an Inspire Fitness M2 Home Gym (June 4, 2019, #8782K)Edit

Check-Out for an $18,064 Trip to Cabo (October 9, 2019, #8843K)Edit

Check-Out With Anderson.Paak (January 23, 2020, #8994K, aired out of order on January 20)Edit

YouTube VideoEdit

Check-Out Perfection (July 4, 2008, #4405K)

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