Celebrity chef Pat Neely and Family Dollar team up for a new game show premiering Saturday, Nov. 5 as part of the “One Magnificent Morning” block on The CW Network. The show, “Save to Win”, is a fast-paced game show where savvy shoppers can win fabulous prizes simply by showcasing their knowledge of America’s favorite household brands.
During the show, two teams of two will go head-to-head as they play shopping-themed games in a studio modeled after their neighborhood Family Dollar. Along the way, Pat dishes out his southern charm as contestants compete in three rounds testing their brand knowledge. The show culminates with a final bonus round where picking the right items off a product-themed prize wall can result in one team walking away with a $5K jackpot.
“I am super excited to branch out from just being a celebrity chef and hosting a cooking show. I decided to spread my wings a little bit. Three and half years ago I started a relationship with Family Dollar and became their national food ambassador. I created recipes and we did several campaigns over the years,” shares Neely.
The campaigns included a holiday campaign, one contest where two winners were invited to Neely’s home to prepare a dish using the Family Dollar recipes and a summer campaign, which was a family reunion for one winning family. Their partnership yielded over $4.5M raised for Feeding America and a relationship with the Boys & Girls Club of America.
“It’s a fun, fun show. I’m beyond thrilled to open this new chapter in my career by hosting such an incredible, engaging and just plain fun game show,” says Neely who is the executive producer. “I’ve had a fantastic time taking on a completely different type of television challenge with ‘Save to Win’ and it’s truly an honor to continue my relationship with Family Dollar. As a loyal Family Dollar shopper, I’m also excited to showcase the incredible deals shoppers can find in every aisle at their local Family Dollar store! I know our viewers at home will have a blast watching and learning all the ways to save!”
He adds, “No one goes home empty handed, even the losing family goes home with a $500 Family Dollar shopping spree.”
This marks the first time a major retailer like Family Dollar has created their own game show. It also marks the first time Neely hosts a show solo. There will be a few shows where fans will witness the charismatic chef preparing a meal in the kitchen.
“It’s truly an exciting time. It’s a new adventure in my life and a new, fresh start for me. I want the viewers at home to like this and participate,” he closes.
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