Clearance Sale was a game where the contestant was shown three prizes. (Similar to Eazy as 1-2-3).


  • They are then given three price tags, each with "sale" prices on them, to place on each of the prizes. To win the prizes, the contestant must place each tag on a prize whose actual retail price is higher than the price on the tag. The contestant wins all the prizes as long as all three tags are placed correctly.
  • The price tags are always set such that the sale price for the most expensive prize is higher than the actual price of the second most expensive prize, whose sale price is higher than the actual price of the least expensive prize; thus, there is only one combination of price tags which result in a win. This explains why Bob Barker always told contestants that while the lowest sale price could be a sale price on any prize, they must be careful where they put that price.
  • Since the game is essentially won by ranking the prizes in order of price, the game is often seen as a carbon copy of Easy as 1-2-3 which has the same goal; however, the contestant is given additional information due to having prices with which to anchor the values of the prizes.


  • On very early performances of Clearance Sale, the Eazy az 1-2-3 Music Cue was used. On later performances, there was a different music cue introduced that sounds like the Time is Money music cue.
  • When the game premiered, the flaps flip down. The color scheme was red with the flaps in white.
  • On October 16, 1998, (#0855K), the color scheme changed to blue and red. The stands remain red while the flaps became blue and the flaps flip up to reveal the prices.
  • On October 26, 2004 (#3022K), the stands became yellow while the sale price tags remained red and the flaps remained blue.


  • Clearance Sale's premiere was delayed one day due to coverage of the Monica Lewinsky scandal.
  • This game and Trader Bob was played 99 times before it was retired.
  • The most number of times this game was played in any season was 14.


  • Clearance Sale was removed from the rotation halfway into Season 37, though its retirement was not made official until December 2009. According to Kathy Greco, the game had “run its course” and it wasn’t worth keeping around any longer.