Win My Darth Vader Piggy Bank!

What up, what up my sexy little friends! Any of y’all like Star Wars or Darth Vader? How about a handful of free coins?? ;)

I’ve had this Darth Vader piggy bank sitting in the corner of my house for over two years now, and every time I see it I ask myself why the heck I’m still holding on to it. Even though it seems to be worth about $80 when I researched it online ;) Unfortunately, though, I’m neither a fan of Star Wars, nor the memories it brings back when I saved it from our old office amongst paycheck-gate. AKA the suing of my ex-employer. (Remember all that? Ugh…)

But my bad memories = your gain! This fine piece of ceramic goodness could be all yours, simply by taking a little guess. Not only will one of you win this Star Wars bank itself, but also all the money that’s contained inside of it. What do you think about that?!

The one who guesses the *closest* amount of money inside wins!

Here are a few hints to get you started:

  1. It’s kinda heavy
  2. It measures about 7 inches high, and 6 and 1/2 wide (including helmet)
  3. It’s not filled to the top, but it’s also not close to the bottom either.

Think you could do it? Leave your answer in the comments below. I’ll be announcing the winner sometime after midnight, this Saturday, December, 1st, and then I’ll mail the whole ugly thing right on over to ya. Replacing the change with bills instead to cut down on the weight and/or someone shaking it and figuring out what it is ;)

Okay are you ready? Guess away and get this thing away from me! Haha…

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PS:  You can see it from the picture above, but there’s a small chip where that white little tusk thing is supposed to be on the right side of the mask.  Maybe you can’t notice it, though?

PPS:  For all those who can’t wait, or want to buy a brand new one for yourself, you can also find them on eBay where they go anywhere from $40 to $125…

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136 Comments

  1. Eric November 27, 2012 at 6:27 AM

    $74.19!

    That bad boy would go right into my office!

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  2. Sue D November 27, 2012 at 6:46 AM

    $45.56

    Not sure what I would do with it!

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  3. KimD November 27, 2012 at 7:00 AM

    $57.62! I might have to fight my husband over this little guy :)

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  4. Elle November 27, 2012 at 7:20 AM

    $72.31 – This would be perfect for my husband’s office :)

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  5. Nick November 27, 2012 at 7:46 AM

    $92.17 – Have no idea where I would put it….but I want it! Lol

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  6. moneysavingmama November 27, 2012 at 7:58 AM

    $79.12
    My husband loves star wars and always talks about buying a darth vader mask… i think a piggy bank is better :)

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  7. Christie November 27, 2012 at 8:04 AM

    $82.13. We love Star Wars and need this to go with the Storm Trooper bank my son has.

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  8. Kyle November 27, 2012 at 8:06 AM

    $56.45- would be a nice addition to my collection!

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  9. Ryan November 27, 2012 at 8:07 AM

    $68.79 This would look awesome in my office!

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  10. Sue November 27, 2012 at 8:07 AM

    $68.45…who doesn’t love Star Wars!

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  11. Mercedes November 27, 2012 at 8:16 AM

    $42.67 – I know a big Star Wars Fan that would totally love this!

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  12. chung November 27, 2012 at 8:19 AM

    89.6 would be my guess.

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  13. One Frugal Girl November 27, 2012 at 8:23 AM

    I bought my brother one of those for Christmas a few years ago. I’m going to guess $77.55.

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  14. Alexis November 27, 2012 at 8:40 AM

    I’ll go with $51.17. Gee, this is like a twisted version of The Price is Right! I love it!

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  15. Kelly November 27, 2012 at 8:51 AM

    My guess is $58.21

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  16. Megan November 27, 2012 at 8:52 AM

    83.76 – These things always have more than you think in them. :) The force for saving is strong in this one… (Super fun contest, by the way!)

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  17. Kristen November 27, 2012 at 8:58 AM

    My guess is $68.12!

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  18. Gina-Renee November 27, 2012 at 9:18 AM

    My guess is $95.59

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  19. Laura Brown November 27, 2012 at 9:29 AM

    I’m guessing $63.42. It sounds about the same size as one of my son’s piggy banks (the kid’s got 2!) and that’s about how much he has in one of them, which is more than I have! This would be a great Christmas gift for my hubby! He loves quirky little things like this, and the money inside would be cool to get too! :)

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  20. KIZZY November 27, 2012 at 9:35 AM

    I’m guessing $64.78. My son would luv luv it!

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  21. Randall November 27, 2012 at 9:36 AM

    $54. Even. Thanks for your generosity, J!

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  22. Mark November 27, 2012 at 9:43 AM

    $40.71, thanks J!

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  23. Kelsey November 27, 2012 at 9:53 AM

    $32.23 is my guess. I love Star Wars.

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  24. m1nt5 November 27, 2012 at 9:58 AM

    $50.25 !!!
    (all quarters :P)

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  25. Peter November 27, 2012 at 10:04 AM

    $40. My son would love this!

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  26. Jon B November 27, 2012 at 10:04 AM

    I’m going to say $37.97 because that’s how much was in my change cup that last time I went and that would be awesome if we had the same amount of change.

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  27. Jonathan November 27, 2012 at 10:13 AM

    $38.28

    Can’t wait to see what the total is

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  28. Brandy November 27, 2012 at 10:14 AM

    $43.27 – I think my kids might end up stealing it from me :)

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  29. John S November 27, 2012 at 10:16 AM

    $38.17 – pretty sweet bank!

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  30. Stacey November 27, 2012 at 10:18 AM

    $47.74 – my hubby would love it!

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  31. Linda L November 27, 2012 at 10:20 AM

    I’m thinking $63.77. My husband would love this! :)

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  32. AverageJoe November 27, 2012 at 10:30 AM

    I’m gonna pull a Price Is Right: $.01!!!!

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  33. Debtzilla November 27, 2012 at 10:31 AM

    $49.00 even. I have xray vision and a calculator btw.

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  34. Rebecca November 27, 2012 at 10:38 AM

    $98.14 – My son is a huge Star Wars fan and would love this!

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  35. Jan November 27, 2012 at 10:41 AM

    My guess is $93.45. Would love to win this :)

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  36. Clark November 27, 2012 at 11:09 AM

    $27.39! I am a huge fan!

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  37. Emily November 27, 2012 at 11:14 AM

    My guess is $24.87!

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  38. Eric November 27, 2012 at 11:19 AM

    $42.64? If I don’t win it I’m going to seriously consider buying one.

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  39. Talley November 27, 2012 at 11:19 AM

    I’m going to guess that there is $39.17 in the Sith Lord savings!

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  40. jaythebanker November 27, 2012 at 11:21 AM

    58.25!

    Momma needs a new pair of shoes..

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  41. Loretta November 27, 2012 at 11:21 AM

    $102.24 May the force be with me. Always.

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  42. Pamela November 27, 2012 at 11:23 AM

    I’ll say $76.87. I enjoy reading your blog, thanks!

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  43. Amy Sampson November 27, 2012 at 11:27 AM

    I think there is ….. $83.37 in it.

    My BF would love it…he already lives in a Star Wars Museum.

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  44. Brenda Miller November 27, 2012 at 11:27 AM

    $62.47 is my guess

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  45. Marcia November 27, 2012 at 11:28 AM

    Mt guess is $28.32. My son would love this little guy so I hope I am close.

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  46. Niko November 27, 2012 at 11:33 AM

    $65.62 – thanks for the contest!

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  47. phriot November 27, 2012 at 11:35 AM

    Guess for phriot: $39.42

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  48. Nick November 27, 2012 at 11:43 AM

    $73.89 sounds about right

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  49. Chase Tippens November 27, 2012 at 11:52 AM

    My guess is $77.88 that will look fantastic in my office.

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  50. Kevin Vesga November 27, 2012 at 11:52 AM

    $60.01

    It’d be nice to have a piggy bank instead of having to use sandwich bags and a box.

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  51. Amy Lou November 27, 2012 at 11:54 AM

    My guess is $352.46…

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  52. Yana November 27, 2012 at 11:54 AM

    My guess is $28.35

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  53. Erin November 27, 2012 at 12:04 PM

    $116.93 – It would live in my cubicle :)

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  54. Christopher November 27, 2012 at 12:06 PM

    $72 even. I could use $72 right about now.

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  55. Angella November 27, 2012 at 12:10 PM

    $25.71 Not a star wars fan either, but my kid would love it!

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  56. Sarah November 27, 2012 at 12:19 PM

    I am guessing 91.22. My son would LOVE that piggy bank too :)

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  57. Robin November 27, 2012 at 12:34 PM

    My nephew would FLIP over this. I’m going with $45.01.

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  58. Kristyn November 27, 2012 at 12:45 PM

    I am horrible at guessing games, but I am going to go with $57.88

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  59. Kristi November 27, 2012 at 12:55 PM

    My guess is 107.69

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  60. Elyse November 27, 2012 at 1:07 PM

    34.15 sounds like a pretty good # to me :)

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  61. Sarah November 27, 2012 at 1:17 PM

    120.12 thanks!

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  62. Little Miss Moneybags November 27, 2012 at 1:24 PM

    I guess $84.23. This is my favorite giveaway ever!

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  63. Dr. Sheba November 27, 2012 at 1:27 PM

    My guess is $102.46

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  64. Garrett November 27, 2012 at 1:41 PM

    How about $66.35

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  65. Kathy November 27, 2012 at 1:58 PM

    $87.12

    This would be a great gift for my brother!

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  66. Aaron November 27, 2012 at 2:11 PM

    $52.35.. Man – you always have fun posts/giveaways :)

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  67. Jennifer November 27, 2012 at 2:16 PM

    This is hilarious! I would guess $42.75

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  68. 20's Finances November 27, 2012 at 2:31 PM

    54.01 (and yes, I do expect to win.)

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  69. Katie November 27, 2012 at 2:43 PM

    If it’s anything like my piggy bank, there will be a whole bunch of pennies. So, I’ll guess around 23.01. Fun game!

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  70. Allison November 27, 2012 at 3:16 PM

    $37.12 Go Darth!

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  71. StacknBills November 27, 2012 at 3:25 PM

    $44.77 is my estimate.

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  72. Maggie November 27, 2012 at 3:28 PM

    My guess is $26.22 !!

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  73. dg November 27, 2012 at 3:28 PM

    $111.12. I hope its not all quarters :)

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  74. Jenn November 27, 2012 at 4:00 PM

    $92.64 and it will go in my cube

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  75. MuchMoore November 27, 2012 at 4:08 PM

    $123.74

    Looks a lot cooler than the Crown Royal bags that I use.

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  76. Brittany November 27, 2012 at 4:14 PM

    $27.27

    Bringing lurkers out of the woodwork!

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  77. david November 27, 2012 at 4:14 PM

    38.43 and i want it because it matches my darth vader kids laptop

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  78. Jaimie W November 27, 2012 at 4:57 PM

    My guess is $83.37 :-)

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  79. Lori November 27, 2012 at 4:58 PM

    $78.20

    My husband loves star wars!

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  80. Kari November 27, 2012 at 4:59 PM

    My guess is $64.28!

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  81. becca November 27, 2012 at 5:08 PM

    $63.61, because I’m testing the wisdom of crowds hypothesis. I’d do something boring, like give it to my kid.

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  82. Kelli November 27, 2012 at 5:10 PM

    Awesome contest idea! :) I’ll say $63.08.

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  83. Emily November 27, 2012 at 5:11 PM

    $87.22 :) Huge Star Wars geek over here!

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  84. Alicia November 27, 2012 at 5:12 PM

    I’m going to guess $86.63. Thanks J!

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  85. sharon whipple November 27, 2012 at 5:45 PM

    $29.95 would love to finish filling it up :)

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  86. Russ Gardner November 27, 2012 at 6:19 PM

    $35.01 (all pennies).

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  87. Wendy November 27, 2012 at 6:32 PM

    My guess is $49.15

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  88. Kerry November 27, 2012 at 6:43 PM

    Hmm…let’s see….$125!

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  89. Melissa November 27, 2012 at 6:54 PM

    My guess is $88.12

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  90. Samantha November 27, 2012 at 7:04 PM

    $46.00 ?

    Very awesome giveway!

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  91. Bobby November 27, 2012 at 7:35 PM

    My guess is $63.47

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  92. Sarah November 27, 2012 at 7:40 PM

    Now you have to scroll through all these and sort! Well, here is my guess.. $83.29.

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  93. Lynn November 27, 2012 at 7:54 PM

    I guess 28.69 is in the bank. I have no idea what I would do with Darth

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  94. Katie November 27, 2012 at 8:02 PM

    I’m guessing $60.26. This will be under the tree for my husband if I win :-). Fingers crossed!

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  95. Judy B. November 27, 2012 at 8:30 PM

    My guess is $69.52 <<>>

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  96. Lisa B. November 27, 2012 at 8:30 PM

    I guess $40.18. Fingers crossed!

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  97. Patrick F. November 27, 2012 at 9:09 PM

    $115.22. I’d rather win the PowerBall jackpot, but this would be a great consolation prize if I don’t.

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  98. Matt November 27, 2012 at 9:17 PM

    $26.78 is the winning guess. And it happens to be mine.

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  99. Dan Byrd November 27, 2012 at 10:04 PM

    J – you are da MAN! Hope you had a great holiday. Me – I’m stuffed to the gills.

    I’m guessin’ $48.48. If you’re like me – you throw most change into the bank, but keep the quarters for machines.

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  100. Alexa November 27, 2012 at 11:47 PM

    My guess $53.47

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  101. Faith November 28, 2012 at 1:08 AM

    Okay, I’m not going to read the comments because it will sway my guess. I’m going for $20.35. I really, really hope I win because my boyfriend would DIE for that. Here’s hoping :)

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  102. Daniel November 28, 2012 at 1:09 AM

    That’s great stufffff! Who doesn’t like Star Wars?! Especially Darth Vader! Man, this is tuff to guess. I’ll say $69.93! ;>}

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  103. Fleamon November 28, 2012 at 7:38 AM

    32.64 Flea market value of bank is $17

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  104. Jennifer Helton November 28, 2012 at 8:05 AM

    $15.32 – going on the low end…. Great game J!

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  105. Candy November 28, 2012 at 10:12 AM

    $80.24 – my son would love this!!!

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  106. John November 28, 2012 at 10:19 AM

    $42.42 – come to daddy.

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  107. Finding My Way November 28, 2012 at 10:37 AM

    A Star Wars Piggy Bank would out me as a complete geek, and look really really great with my Star Wars Potato Head Collection!
    My guess is $102.76

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  108. Derek November 28, 2012 at 1:21 PM

    Couldn’t pass this up. $132.29. Thanks.

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  109. Sarah November 28, 2012 at 1:50 PM

    I am hoping $53.23 will bring me a very cool piggy bank.

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  110. Sarah November 28, 2012 at 1:52 PM

    Ooohhh… or maybe $67.45. Yes, I change my guess to $67.45. Final answer.

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  111. kristin November 28, 2012 at 5:50 PM

    $103.00. Everyone needs a Darth Vader piggy bank in their lives. If they say otherwise, they’re lying.

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  112. Kim November 28, 2012 at 8:06 PM

    $432.27 I wanna win!

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  113. Brian November 28, 2012 at 8:33 PM

    J, I am your father!

    $25.02

    Thanks for another great contest

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  114. J. Money November 28, 2012 at 8:58 PM

    Haha… you guys are too funny. Keep the guesses coming though! I can tell you that we already have one person who’s the closest! But then again someone is *always* the closest, haha… Good luck guys – hope it goes to someone who really geeks out with this thing ;)

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  115. Jennifer November 28, 2012 at 9:27 PM

    $48.76. And I think my odds of winning this are a ka-jillion times better than they are of me winning the powerball. I’m hopeful!

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  116. audrey November 28, 2012 at 10:58 PM

    $71.86 is my guess

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  117. Suzanne November 29, 2012 at 5:39 AM

    I’m guessing $123.42. Thanks for holding the contest!

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  118. Amanda Talbert November 29, 2012 at 9:28 AM

    I’ll guess $93.25. I don’t THINK anyone has guessed that yet! Thanks for the chance!

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  119. Ryan November 29, 2012 at 9:58 AM

    $52.18 May the force be with me!

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  120. Melissa November 29, 2012 at 10:14 AM

    My guess is $95.17.

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  121. Evan November 29, 2012 at 11:42 AM

    I’d give my right arm for it – $27.42

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  122. Jeff November 29, 2012 at 1:44 PM

    My guess is $39.67

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  123. Melissa November 29, 2012 at 3:33 PM

    This is great. My guess is $58.16

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  124. Melissa Moll November 29, 2012 at 9:04 PM

    $97.68! Did anyone say that yet? There’s too many comments to keep track of so I’ll leave that to you!

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  125. Elana Z November 30, 2012 at 12:13 PM

    My guess: $26.14

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  126. kyle December 1, 2012 at 12:30 AM

    $23.88 -Am I too late?

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