Short-lived 1987 Creator/{{ABC}} GameShow created by Creator/MerrillHeatter and hosted by [[Series/PressYourLuck Peter Tomarken]] which tried to combine the essence of the increasingly-popular home shopping craze with that of a certain other game show.

Three pairs of contestants competed in three separate minigames, always in this order:
* '''Bargain Quiz''' - the players had to guess whether an item at a certain price was a bargain; first to three won the game and a bonus prize.
* '''Bargain Trap''' - the players alternated picking from five prizes, avoiding the one marked up from its actual price; the winner kept the prizes they chose.
* '''Bargain Busters''' - the players tried to correctly guess the closeout price a certain store gave a stated item; best-of-three won the game and the prizes.

The three winners then played Super Savers, where each player chose three bargain-priced prizes from a group of seven. The player who saved the most won the three prizes they chose, plus a grand prize.

In case you haven't noticed yet, that "certain other game show" was most likely ''Series/ThePriceIsRight'', but that's just the tip of the iceberg every round was followed by a "Bargain Shopper" segment, where the show magically turned into the Home Shopping Network and offered viewers a chance to buy an item from the preceding round at a discount by calling the onscreen phone number.

Aside from the fact that it was three parts game show and two parts {{infomercial}}, ''Bargain Hunters'' wasn't really that good, with Tomarken apparently going so far as to call it a "piece of shit". While the series debuted on July 6, it was preempted frequently during its first few weeks by special coverage on the Iran-Contra affairs, which meant it never really gained a foothold with viewers. The show ended on September 4, and was replaced by reruns of ''Series/MrBelvedere''.
!!GameShowTropes in use:
* BonusRound: The Super Savers round, in a way.
* HomeParticipationSweepstakes: Actually closer to a Home Participation Offer.
* Personnel:
** TheAnnouncer: Dean Goss.
** GameShowHost: Peter Tomarken.
** LovelyAssistant
** StudioAudience
* ProductPlacement: ''Price'' has PromotionalConsideration in its prize descriptions pretty much by design, but they don't turn into QVC and give you a phone number to buy the items featured on the show. They've done HomeParticipationSweepstakes on their website with a similar concept, but its still nothing like this.
!!This series provides examples of:
* {{Expy}}:
** ''Price'' has done two games prominently involving bargains: Barker's Bargain Bar (now simply called Bargain Game) and the now-retired $uper $aver. The bonus round of ''Hunters'' is very close to the latter, which involved picking four grocery items marked down to various degrees and trying to save a certain amount, except ''Hunters'' was competitive and didn't have a target amount.
* MinigameGame
* {{Pilot}}: Taped May 28, 1987, with some different graphics and a slightly different format for Bargain Quiz.
* RecycledSoundtrack: The music cue for the home shopping segments turned up again on ''The Last Word'', a short-lived Heatter word game from 1989.