The contestant is given a coin to put in the slot of a giant vending machine. Three grocery items are displayed. A certain number of each grocery item appears in each row of the vending machine (example: 8 of one item, 6 of another item, and 3 of a third item). The contestant has to pick which row of items in the vending machine is the most expensive of all (the one with the biggest total price) in order to win the prize. They do this by pulling on the lever of their choice. All three rows have a different item in a different amount (blue is most, orange is fewest) and they range from low (blue) to high (orange). Each item's individual price is revealed and then multiplied by the quantity of items to determine their total.
- One unwritten rule is that among the three rows in every playing of Vend-O-Price, the top row always contains the highest quantity and the lowest unit price, and the bottom row always contains the lowest quantity and the highest unit price.
- The sound heard when revealing the total of each set of items was revived from the retired pricing game Penny Ante, but only heard the first three times it was played and also when played specially in the CBS talk show The Talk. A rattling sound (mainly what vending machines do when dispensing a product) replaced it thereafter.
- After the contestant makes their decision, they check the prices like in Bullseye 'II' and Grocery Game to see how much each cost and Most Expensive hoping the contestant's choice is the highest of the bunch.
- All the grocery items used in this game are food products, just like you would find normal food products in any vending machine.
- Vend-O-Price is the newest pricing game to be played on the turntable since Coming or Going.
- The game was won on its first playing.
- On November 11, 2015 (#7283K), the game received its first loss, on its fourth playing.
- During a Big Money Week episode (aired on October 28, 2016, #7665K), Vend-O-Price was played for a cash prize of $10,000, but unfortunately it was not won.
- The game has been lost 39 times, most recently on February 11, 2020 (#9022K).
- Vend-O-Price has been played for a car five times, most recently on February 22, 2019 (#8635K, aired out of order on May 31).
- Normally, Drew asks George Gray to describe the products in the vending machine before the contestant inserts the coin, and the machine opens up, revealing how many of each product there are. On at least one playing, the contestant has put their coin in first.
- On the Back To School special on August 21, 2017 (#8001K, aired out of order on September 8, originally rescheduled to air on August 25), the top shelf was 22 packages of ramen noodles (the other items being Red Bull energy drinks and frozen pizza, the theme being that the items were the staples of a college student's diet), the largest number of items on the top shelf. Despite being such a large number of items, the 22 packages of ramen noodles were the cheapest item in the game, coming out to only $5.50. (The 7 cans of Red Bull were by a wide margin the most expensive.)
- On November 22, 2017 (Thanksgiving College Rivals), a kitchen and cooking lessons were played by a boy named Adam Bourson (Michigan), but it was lost, and Megan Denison (Ohio State) gets $1,000.
- On February 19, 2018 (#8221K, aired out of order on February 22), during Big Money Week, Vend-O-Price was played for $40,000, but unfortunately, it was lost.
- On March 6, 2018 (#8242K, aired out of order on January 9) during Publishers Clearing House week, contestant Nathan Crockett won a $20,000 bonus for being the first contestant to win a pricing game. It was played in the first slot.
- On April 27, 2018 (#8315K) during the Bachelor/Bachelorette Special, Vend-O-Price was played for a trip to the Bahamas worth $46,315, but unfortunately, it was lost.
- This game is created by producer/director Adam Sandler.
Premiere Playing (September 25, 2015, #7215K)Edit
First Vend-o-Price Car Playing (October 14, 2015, #7243K, aired out of order on October 12)Edit
Vend-o-Price for a $15,408 Trip to South Africa (October 20, 2015, #7252K)Edit
First Vend-o-Price Loss (November 11, 2015, #7283K)Edit
Vend-o-Price for $10,000 (October 28, 2016, #7665K)Edit
Vend-O-Price for a Fiat 500 Easy (November 1, 2016, #7672K)Edit
Andrew Plays Vend-o-Price with Jack Black (February 22, 2017, #7823K, aired out of order on February 20)Edit
Vend-o-Price for a Toyota 86 (May 15, 2017, #7941K)Edit
Vend-O-Price for a T@G XL Teardrop Trailer and 2 Adirondack Chairs (December 19, 2017, #8132K)Edit
Vend-O-Price for $40,000 (February 19, 2018, #8221K, aired out of order on February 22)Edit
Nathan's $20,000 PCH Win (March 6, 2018, #8242K, aired out of order on January 9)Edit
16-Year Old Olivia Plays Vend-o-Price (March 22, 2018, #8264K)Edit
Vend-o-Price for a $46,000 Trip to the Bahamas (April 27, 2018, #8315K)Edit
Vend-O-Price for a Jeep Compass Latitude (February 22, 2019, #8635K, aired out of order on May 31)Edit
A 6th Grader Plays Vend-o-Price (March 20, 2019, #8673K, aired out of order on April 24, originally rescheduled to air on March 13)Edit
Robert's Prize and Bonus $25,000 Cash Win (September 23, 2019, #8821K, aired out of order on September 24)Edit
Vend-o-Price With 2 Australian Male Models (November 6, 2019, #8883K)Edit
Vend-o-Price With Tiffany Coyne from Let's Make a Deal (November 21, 2019, #8904K, aired out of order on March 26, 2020)Edit
Vend-o-Price With Meghan Trainor (January 24, 2020, #8995K)Edit
Vend-O-Price first playing (September 25, 2015, #7215K)
Vend-O-Price for a Car (October 14, 2015, #7243K, aired out of order on October 12)
Vend-O-Price for a trip to South Africa (October 20, 2015, #7252K)