Supermarket Sweep is a game show set on an actual supermarket created by retailers.
The game consists of three teams of two, each with a clock that starts with 60 seconds on it. The teams then attempt to add as much time to their clock by answering questions and riddles posed by host Dale Winton. The time they accumulate determines how long they have in the ‘Big Sweep’ round to run around a studio mock-up of a supermarket, collecting shopping items. The team with the shopping trolley filled with items of the most value wins the chance to enter the final ‘Super Sweep’ prize round.
Inflatables such as fruit, cake, wine bottles and a guitar that are littered around the “supermarket” are worth £25, £50, £75 or £100. Contestants are only allowed to collect one per team and do not know its value until after the sweep is complete.
Penalties: Dale gives a penalty of £25 to teams who leave dropped items or break store items.
The team with the higher Big Sweep total, added with their sub total from bonuses and previous rounds, keeps their money and advances to the Super Sweep. The team have 60 seconds to find the £5,000 prize (formerly £2,000), by solving three clues. The first clue is given by Dale and time doesn’t start until the clue has been read. The team must find the item from the clue to get the next clue. The second clue leads the contestants to the final item, behind which the money is found. The team has to find all three items and have their hands on the money before time expires. If they don’t, they only leave with the cash equivalent of the value of the goods in their trolley.
Fun for all the family!