Tuesday, July 19, 2005

Wise 'ol Ben

About a year ago, I started throwing all my coins into a bottle.  A 5 gallon (18.9 litres) Culligan water bottle.  It was Suzy Ormand who gave me the idea; according to Suzy it's amazing how those coins add up over time.  Want to save a little money every day?  Her advice on this particular show was simple, don't spend your coins.  When you get change back, save it.  It adds up.  I thought, okay, I'll give it a shot.

Today, I decided it was time to cash in the stash.  Had to, as the bottle was getting very heavy.  So, I emptied my stash into something a bit more portable and headed down to one of those CoinStar machines I'd seen around town.

Now I know how much I saved during the past year.  And thanks to that CoinStar machine, I know exactly how many quarters, dimes, nickels, and pennies I saved.  For the record, there are no half-dollars in the bottle.  I keep those in a separate stash.  :)

So all you puzzle lovers, care to take a stab at it?  Yes, I did throw some $1 bills in as well, for good measure.  I'll post the answer in a few days.
 

Takes me back to my days waiting tables in my late teens.  Only there was more paper than metal in my stash.

8 comments:

stupidsheetguy said...

417.63  that's my guess!


Jimmy


PS I got mine in three large take-out soda cups!

cathyterv said...

Here's my stab at it...
$217.19

Cathy  (who throws her change into a ceramic pitcher!)

happysunshien said...

$193.42....

kelly

karebear4x4 said...

$245.14....~kbear

emfeasel said...

I recently did the same thing ..Coinstar rox! I'll say around $80....  :)  E

bleupentacles said...

126.85!!!

robinngabster said...

Um, I guess $167.00

delela1 said...

Robin, note the timestamp?  Hmmmm.....

Nice try, but your too late my friend.