The New Owner of My Darth Vader Bank!

UPDATE: I was a turd and ran the numbers wrong on this — The actual winner is JENNIFER HELTON! Sorry for the confusion all! That’s what I get for putting this up in a rush…


You ready to find out who won my Darth Vader bank and all the money inside it? Okay here we go… Let’s first show you the breakdown of all the coins and what the *correct* total amount was:

# of Pennies: 59 x $0.01 = $0.59
# of Nickels: 26 x $0.05 = $1.30
# of Dimes: 31 x $0.10 = $3.10
# of Quarters: 16 x $.25 = $4.00

Making a grand total of $8.99! Which was wayyyyyy lower than 99% of you guessed unfortunately… My wife said it apparently looked MUCH bigger in the picture than in reality? It’s too bad she didn’t catch it BEFORE I POSTED IT UP!! Haha… So you can blame her if you lost ;)

But one person DID win! And that was with the lucky (or smart?) guess of a measly $0.01! Way to go AverageJoe, you win the bank and the cash! And you barely beat out Jennifer Helton who had guessed the 2nd closest at $15.32 :) I’ll shoot you an email for your contact info soon…

Thanks for playing everyone!

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  1. AverageJoe December 3, 2012 at 5:11 AM

    I’d like to thank all the little people, my parents, and the organizing committee (J$). This brings a tear to my eye….I knew all those back episodes of the Price is Right would come in handy one day.

  2. Wess Stewart December 3, 2012 at 8:55 AM

    “My wife said it apparently looked MUCH bigger in the picture than in reality?”


    Sorry…couldn’t help but laugh a bit. :D

  3. J. Money December 3, 2012 at 9:28 AM

    @AverageJoe – Hahahaha.. indeed my friend! You played the game well ;)

    @Wess Stewart – Wowww I didn’t even catch how sexual that sounded! Haha… that’s what I get for posting it up at like 1 a.m. ;)

  4. K December 3, 2012 at 12:00 PM

    Man.. I wish I would have been that person to say 2 cents LOL

  5. J. Money December 3, 2012 at 1:59 PM

    Hah! That would have been the easiest win ever actually ;) Or at least shut down the one right off the bat!

  6. Bloggingforme December 4, 2012 at 12:48 PM

    Wouldn’t the other person be closer? The guess of 1 cent is $8.98 cents away from the actual value. The person who guessed $15.32 would have been only $6.33 away from the actual value. Could the guess not go over? It didnt say it couldn’t go over from what I had read? Just curious as I was looking at the numbers!

  7. Jack B December 4, 2012 at 1:49 PM

    The other person is actually closer to the actual total, not the guy that guessed a cent.

  8. J. Money December 4, 2012 at 5:47 PM

    Ack! You guys are right! Nice catch – I could have sworn I ran the numbers but I must have missed it so late at night :( I’ll have to reach out to Jennifer and give her the heads up – thx! AverageJoe was kind enough to offer it all to charity, so I actually haven’t shipped it yet :)

    And I call myself a finance blogger…