Goody bag

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An example of the goody bag from 2003.

The goody bag is the colloquial term for the prizes given to contestants after they have appeared on Countdown. The prizes are different depending on whether the player won a game, or even made the Series finals. The current goody bag includes:

Those who also win at least one game get:

Prizes for finalists are usually trophies of some sort, such as an engraved silver tray or a cut-glass trophy. Series winners get the full Oxford English Dictionary, although as of Series 63, the dictionaries are no longer gold-leaved, but the champion also receives a laptop computer.

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