Big Deals on the 1963–1976 version varied in value, but generally ranged from $1,500–$5,000. The weekly syndicated version featured Big Deals worth $7,000–$15,000, with the runner-up deal frequently featuring prizes such as cars, furs, or trips, that would normally be part of a Big Deal on the daytime version. During the 1975–1976 syndicated season, Big Deals were worth between $8,000–$10,000, meaning a trader could leave with almost $30,000 if they also won the Super Deal.
The 1980–1981 syndicated version featured Big Deals worth $4,000–$6,000. Also, as the show was seen in both Canada and the United States, cash prizes were offered in the form of "Monty Dollars" or "Let's Make a Deal Money", and traders could accept the amount in either U.S. or Canadian currency.
The 1984–1986 syndicated version offered Big Deals worth $6,000–$10,000 in the first season and $8,000–$12,000 in the second season. The 1990–1991 version that aired on NBC Daytime featured Big Deals worth $12,000–$20,000.
In 2003, NBC aired three episodes of a weekly version hosted by Billy Bush that featured Big Deals worth over $50,000. The current CBS version, airing since 2009, features Big Deals worth $18,000–$50,000.
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“And those handmade presents that children often bring home from school: They have so much value! The value is that the child put whatever he or she could into making them. The way we parents respond to the giving of such gifts is very important. To the child the gift is really self, and they want so much for their selves to be acceptable, to be loved.”
—Fred Rogers (20th century)