Thursday, August 02, 2007

And the winner is . . .

. . . I bet you really want to know who won. Hold in, I'll tell you in a minute. First let me tell you about our excursion to the bank. The bank is two blocks downhill from our house so DH used his briefcase on wheels to carry the jar to the bank. The minute we walked into the bank you would have thought we were going to rob it. I guess bank employees don't like people coming into the bank with luggage.

Then we're told that we have to this nifty machine to count the coins, and by the way, there's a 7% fee to use the machine. Of course, if I don't want to pay the fee I can get some coin rollers and roll the coins myself. Forget about it. Oh well, I guess we'll pay the fee.

We stood at the patiently at the machine and started dumping the bottle. Now the change goes in a lot easier than it comes out so there was a lot of bottle tipping going on. Eventually all of the change was emptied onto the little conveyor belt and we watched the digital display get larger and larger and larger.

The final count - $277.03. So the winner, with a guess of $278, is Annie from Annie's Quilting Adventures. So Annie, if you will send me your snail mail address and I will get your prize sent out to you when I return from vacation.

We haven't decided how we're going to use the money on our vacation. It will definitely cover our gas expenses or pay for our couples pedicure tomorrow morning or . . . I'll let you know what we do with it when we do spend it.

Thanks for playing everyone! I'm off to pack for vacation. Oregon here I come.


DubiQuilts - Debbi said...

Congrratulations Annie! Enjoy your vacation and have fun!

Libby said...

Yeah for Annie *s*

Like you, we keep our change in a jar to save up for something fun. Because I am cheap, I rolled them up every year and lugged them to the bank to cash in. Now our grocery store has a Coinstar machine that will do the counting for you. If you want cash you pay the fee, but you can exchange for gift cards without the fee. Now we bypass the coin rolling party and just get a Starbucks or card.

Helen in the UK said...

What a great total from tossing 'spare' change into a jar! Enjoy :)

Susan said...

That's great! Have a wonderful time, and enjoy every penny of your "savings." We have those Coinstar things in the grocery store.

Meredith said...

Enjoy your vacation. The chamge jar sure did not look taht big. It will be a nice addition to your $$ for vacation. Have fun.