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Host
Larry Hoff
Broadcast
$pend it Fa$t!.png
WE: 2002
Packagers
Atlas Media Corporation
Telepictures Productions
Warner Bros. International Television

Spend it Fast! (stylized as $pend it Fa$t!) was a short-lived reality game show where contestants would have five minutes to purchase the largest number of items at an exclusive store (similar to Shop 'til You Drop).

Format[]

Hoff would be taken by a limo to a random home, where he would knock on the door and offer the woman of the house a chance to compete in an elaborate shopping spree at a nearby department or specialty store. Once there, the contestant would pick a card which determined the amount they had to spend (within $300, but without going over), and some other condition (for example, a minimum number of items). The spree lasted five minutes, but at the halfway point, Hoff would stop the contestant and ask a multiple-choice question, which would either raise/lower the time by 15 seconds, or the winning range by $50. At shopping's end, if the contestant reached the target range and fulfilled any other rules, she would win everything; if not, she was allowed to pick one prize as a consolation gift. Before the final total was revealed, though, Hoff would bribe her with $500 cash, and then a trip, to call off the game.

After the main spree, Hoff would go about the store looking for someone to go on an "Instant Spree" where they would have 90 seconds (1:30) to grab as much of what they could, again, winning the items if it fell into a range.

Stores[]

Store sponsors included Bloomingdale's, Burlington Coat Factory, and Linens N' Things.

Inventor[]

Bruce David Klein

Link[]

WE: Women's Entertainment to Produce Reality Game Show "Spend It Fast"

YouTube Video[]

Series Premiere (September 30, 2002)

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