1973 - 1990 (?) (Retired)
Give or Keep was another game introduced early on in the TPiR run that endured almost 18 years. In Give or Keep, a contestant is shown two small prizes and is asked to keep one and give the other one away. The object is to keep the higher priced item. If, after three sets of prizes are shown, the total value of the small prizes that the contestant has kept is higher than the total value of those s/he gave away, the contestant wins a bonus prize. The small prizes the contestant chooses to keep are won even if the contestant loses the bonus prize. Noteworthy as one of my least favorite pricing games ever.
Give or Keep is unique (ahem) in one sense, because it is the only pricing game that was ALWAYS obvious during the preceeding item up for bids. Since the turntable had to be used for the game's small items, the Give or Keep board was placed in the area to the left of the turntable--which is quite obvious in the camera shots of Bob in the previous IUFB. That meant the...uh...surprise of this game was given away long before it was played.
Set changes: The words "Give" and "Keep" increased in size and minor color changes occurred with the board itself.
|There's the tacky board...can anyone read the "Give" and "Keep" up there?||She made a good choice to keep the clock...the other prize was just $24.|
|At least we can read the "Give" and "Keep" now.||But this contesant still lost--and by just $2! But she gets to keep the recorder, the shears, and the gourmet set. Nifty!|
|Yawn...another color for the Give or Keep board back in 1986...||...and OOH...matching podiums. Be still my beating heart.|