Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Tell Me How Much!......

One Gallon Milk Jug Appears to be Approximately 70% Full of a Mixture of Pennies, Nickels, Dimes and Quarters

Eight years ago, when Cindy and I moved to north Texas, we began collecting our spare change in an old 1-gallon milk bottle.  At the end of each day, we would put whatever coinage we had in our pockets into the milk jug for safekeeping.

Well, as the days, weeks and years went by, we saw our milk bottle begin to fill up with pennies, nickels, dimes and quarters.

As moving day approaches, yesterday was the day that we "cashed in" our coins at the bank.  I emptied the contents of the bottle into the automatic change counter, and presto!----we were given a check for the amount of money in the jug.

My friends---here is the challenge:  guess the amount of money in the bottle.  The person who comes closest to the actual amount will win a Starbucks $10 gift certificate from me.  If the winner lives in a country where there are no Starbucks, I will award him/her a $10 U.S. bill.  One guess per person.  Entries must be received by 12:00 Noon on April 21, 2011.  Guesses must be made here on Blogger---not on Facebook or Twitter.  Let the guessing begin!


  1. heheheheh what for a nice idea Clint!! You are really great!

    I have no idea with cent in dollars... unfortunately...

    I want to do many good wishes to the participants


    good luck to all!

  2. $210.24. Quarters add up fast.

  3. $288.29. And if I win, I want YOU to use the Starbucks gift card as I'd love to buy you a cup of coffee! :)

  4. What a cute game. I never win these things but it's always fun to try.


    We have no Starbucks up here. :(

  5. I have absolutely no idea. Guess $ 220.
    Greetings Sabine

  6. oh oh oh /hand raised $150 :) How fun!

  7. My guess $77.77 Thanks for letting us play :)

    PS. Part of my dad's side of the family have red hair and my dad's nickname is "Red" and he has played a role of Santa for over 40 years and uses his own hair! As far as the Ellison name: researching family lines show that the name was Ellisor but during either a census or something major the "r" became a "n". Because of the civil war in South Carolina there were several records burned at the courthouse so tracing some of the generations has been difficult. We believe that when the family came to America they were Eleazor (sp? might have to ask my dad) but had issue with name so changed it to Ellisor. We have traced some family to Alabama also but I don't have the information in front of me. Fun!! I love genealogy.

  8. $94.73. I'm coming in low because of the large number of pennies I see. I do better with jelly beans :-). Have a great day. Blessings...Mary

  9. I guess $150
    though I am no good at guessing.


  10. hmmm... i just cashed in a gallon bag filled about 1/3 and got $121 for it. looks like you have about double the amount so my guess is $242!

    fun game!=)

  11. How wonderful,I love guessing comps, but don't live there...never mind I will still make a quess...No one dollar or two dollar coins like us...so I guess... $286.00.
    My best friend Nancy lives in TN so she would be the winner for me....If you and Cindy get to Rogerville I would love you to meet her and her hubby John..They are the best!!!

  12. I'll guess $252.52. Maybe it will be enough to buy gas for you to get half way to Knoxville! Best wishes, Clint.

  13. Ohhh...I love Starbucks but there isn't one here. But I will make a guess just for the fun of it! Let's see now.....hmmm... $275! :)
    Have a great day Clint!

  14. Oh man, what a question *laugh* I guess bad .....but just for fun I would say: $ 55.55

    I'm curios how much it was.

    Have a beautiful Wednesday

  15. $420.00 i once guessed how many m&m's in a candy jar won our family a pizza

  16. Sometimes, we can't see the worth of a penny until a penny become pennies. A simple container can already make a difference in terms of saving money. Next time, try to use a colored jug; something that will not let you see the coins inside. The “cash in” day will be more anticipating!

    Harriett Faulks @Bank Mart Direct