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Posted by Chaser324 (6713 posts) -

The Intro

Here's the deal, since I guess I have more money than sense, I've decided that I'm going to try giving away one game a month by way of some simple contest. The contest could be just about anything from guessing the number of jelly beans in a jar to winning a small StarCraft 2 tournament. Prizes will vary in quality from month to month, but I don't think you can really complain when it's free.
 

The Contest

For this month's contest, your challenge is to tell me the amount of money in the jar pictured below. It's filled with 100% US currency. Pennies, nickels, dimes, quarters, and maybe even a half-dollar or two. Honestly, I can't even fathom a good guess. That's why I'm leaving it up to you to do the guessing, and I'll do the counting. Is it $1.89, $54.21, $212.10, or some other random number I can make up by pounding on the numpad? I have no clue!
 

 

The Prize

This month, your money counting skills will net you a Steam code for Recettear: An Item Shop's Tale. Capitalism, Ho!! 


The Rules

  • Get your guess and Steam username to me by Midnight EST January 28, 2011. You can post it here or private message me if you want to keep it just between us.
  • Please post your guess in US dollars and cents. I'm not converting your crazy space bucks. (Yes, I'm looking at you Sweep)
  • The winner is whoever gets closest to the actual value. I'm not Bob Barker, so I don't care if you go over.
  • In the case of a tie, the winner will be randomly selected from those tied entries.
  • Only one guess allowed per user. If you try to sneak multiple guesses in, I'll only count your first one.
  • Winner will be announced on January 31, 2011.
 

The Results

Congratulations to Dalai for his incredibly close guess of $30.48, only one cent away from the actual value of $30.49. Below is the break down of the top ten entries. Thanks to everyone who entered! I'll see you all again in Free Stuff Get! 2 which I'll create at some point in the next week or so.
 
UserGuessDifference
 Dalai
 30.48 0.01
 nywt 29.86 0.63
 Vao 29.75 0.74
 fazzle 32.14 1.65
 tobygw 28.50 1.99
 Shademonger 28.32 2.17
 KillyDarko 28.28 2.21
 Conker 28.02 2.47
 wwfundertaker 27.86 2.63
 CoheedFavorHouse 27.74 2.75
 baconbringer 27.28 3.21
#1 Edited by Chaser324 (6713 posts) -

The Intro

Here's the deal, since I guess I have more money than sense, I've decided that I'm going to try giving away one game a month by way of some simple contest. The contest could be just about anything from guessing the number of jelly beans in a jar to winning a small StarCraft 2 tournament. Prizes will vary in quality from month to month, but I don't think you can really complain when it's free.
 

The Contest

For this month's contest, your challenge is to tell me the amount of money in the jar pictured below. It's filled with 100% US currency. Pennies, nickels, dimes, quarters, and maybe even a half-dollar or two. Honestly, I can't even fathom a good guess. That's why I'm leaving it up to you to do the guessing, and I'll do the counting. Is it $1.89, $54.21, $212.10, or some other random number I can make up by pounding on the numpad? I have no clue!
 

 

The Prize

This month, your money counting skills will net you a Steam code for Recettear: An Item Shop's Tale. Capitalism, Ho!! 


The Rules

  • Get your guess and Steam username to me by Midnight EST January 28, 2011. You can post it here or private message me if you want to keep it just between us.
  • Please post your guess in US dollars and cents. I'm not converting your crazy space bucks. (Yes, I'm looking at you Sweep)
  • The winner is whoever gets closest to the actual value. I'm not Bob Barker, so I don't care if you go over.
  • In the case of a tie, the winner will be randomly selected from those tied entries.
  • Only one guess allowed per user. If you try to sneak multiple guesses in, I'll only count your first one.
  • Winner will be announced on January 31, 2011.
 

The Results

Congratulations to Dalai for his incredibly close guess of $30.48, only one cent away from the actual value of $30.49. Below is the break down of the top ten entries. Thanks to everyone who entered! I'll see you all again in Free Stuff Get! 2 which I'll create at some point in the next week or so.
 
UserGuessDifference
 Dalai
 30.48 0.01
 nywt 29.86 0.63
 Vao 29.75 0.74
 fazzle 32.14 1.65
 tobygw 28.50 1.99
 Shademonger 28.32 2.17
 KillyDarko 28.28 2.21
 Conker 28.02 2.47
 wwfundertaker 27.86 2.63
 CoheedFavorHouse 27.74 2.75
 baconbringer 27.28 3.21
#2 Posted by Ineedaname (4319 posts) -

$18.34

#3 Posted by Thoseposers (789 posts) -

$23.18 
username:
thoseposers

#4 Edited by KarlPilkington (2769 posts) -

12 of your American Dollars. 
 
Username: Chabbs0

#5 Posted by Rattle618 (1463 posts) -

Cool idea, I have no clue so I´ll just guess: 
$52.14 
The user is same as my GB one, Rattle618

#6 Posted by mracoon (4976 posts) -

I'm loving all these giveaways, just goes to show how cool the GB community is.

Moderator
#7 Posted by Jack268 (3387 posts) -

$63.12 
 
I'll give you my ID when I win

#8 Posted by JTHomeslice (240 posts) -

$52.09 
jthomeslice on the steam

#9 Edited by dungbootle (2458 posts) -

$19.19 
http://steamcommunity.com/id/essess/

#10 Posted by KaosAngel (13765 posts) -

16.69 
 
I also own the game, so don't take this post seriously.

#11 Posted by BraveToaster (12588 posts) -

$15.25 

#12 Posted by HHAP (214 posts) -

16.66

#13 Posted by Sweep (8948 posts) -

I guess 22 English Pounds. You will have to convert that as I have no idea how your space money works. 
 
SweepOnSteam is the name 

Moderator
#14 Posted by Video_Game_King (36272 posts) -

I'll guess $12.40. I'm only giving you my Steam name if I win, since I fucked up Steam on the site. I don't remember how these two events connect, so I'll pretend that they actually do.

#15 Posted by Dalai (7053 posts) -

$30.48 is my guess. Just a quick recommendation... spend the change on a cheap whore.

#16 Edited by SMTDante89 (2611 posts) -

$19.84   I also fully expect some Price is Right garbage to happen soon.
 
SMTDante

#17 Posted by LosDub (198 posts) -

$47

#18 Posted by Chaser324 (6713 posts) -
@Sweep: 
Come on Sweep! I'm not going to do this money conversion nonsense for every non-American user that wants to enter. Oblige me and post your guess in US dollars if you actually want me to count it.
#19 Edited by Teptom (2047 posts) -

$25.42 seems like a good guess. 
 
Username: TheModestRadio

#20 Posted by Meltbrain (2975 posts) -

$34
Steam user: Joshel

#21 Posted by yoshimitz707 (2453 posts) -

$23.20 and my name is yoshimitzu707

#22 Posted by Sweep (8948 posts) -

Alright, alright, but only because it's you asking! 
 
£22 converted is $34.91 
 
If I win then I win in pounds, however. God save the Queen!

Moderator
#23 Posted by DJRamshackle92 (10 posts) -

I'll say 15$.  
 
Steam ID is djramshackle

#24 Posted by SirFratley (12 posts) -

I could not even hazard a decent guess, being English and all. 
i'll go 19$ 
 
ID when i win :D

#25 Posted by Chaser324 (6713 posts) -
@SMTDante89: 
I'll have none of that Price is Right nonsense here. The closest guess is the winner, regardless of if the guess is over or under.
#26 Posted by fazzle (309 posts) -

$32.14 
 
Also I already own the game, I'm just posting this for posterity when it turns out I was 3 cents away.

#27 Posted by ZeForgotten (10397 posts) -

$77.5 
Steam name is pretty obvious

#28 Posted by Nat3TheGreat13 (260 posts) -

$26.50 
Steam Username: nat3thegreat13

#29 Posted by Pickingwings (182 posts) -

$49.52 Username: cheese3053
You can take that to the bank.

#30 Posted by A_Dog (744 posts) -

$37.90 
 
Steam ID is ryrulez.

#31 Posted by GlenTennis (3145 posts) -

15.00
hotcheesebandit007

#32 Posted by ch13696 (4582 posts) -

The amount is $78.39 
 
Steam username - ch13696 (if that doesn't work then try pw2566ch)

#33 Posted by MadeinFinland (839 posts) -

$26.74 
 
Steam: Fimoreth

#34 Posted by fishmicmuffin (1044 posts) -

$43.28 
 
Steam Name: fishmicmuffin

#35 Edited by csl316 (9228 posts) -

$17.63, definitely
 
Steam name: csl316

#36 Posted by Solarus (269 posts) -

Hmm this is interesting. Before I'm going to take a guess, I was wondering if I could get 3 pieces of information: 
 
1. What is the radius of the bottom of the jar? 
2. What is the height of the jar? 
3. Is it the closest value period, or the closest without going over (if it's the latter, I'm sure lots of people will start pulling the price is right screw job shenanigans as mentioned above) 
 
Thanks!

#37 Posted by EuanDewar (5090 posts) -

$26.53 
 
Steam: EuanDewar
#38 Posted by TJ311 (415 posts) -

$1 Bob 
 
steam: WR311

#39 Posted by KillyDarko (1888 posts) -

I've no idea about the "size vs value" of US coins, so this will be completely random ^^
$28.28
 
Steam username: Killy_Ashitaka

#40 Posted by ShaunassNZ (2128 posts) -

$12.84  
 
Username: Shaunass

#41 Posted by President_Barackbar (3469 posts) -
@SMTDante89 said:
" $19.84   I also fully expect some Price is Right garbage to happen soon.
 
SMTDante "
Oh you are so right about that! $19.85 is my guess. Steam info here
#42 Posted by abdo (1037 posts) -

8 dollars and 12 (twelve) cents 
 
Steam ID: gameovermangameover

#43 Posted by Korolev (1722 posts) -

$16.38 cents.  
 
Steam ID: Korolevmp5

#44 Posted by Soap (3629 posts) -

$22.53?

#45 Posted by s7evn (1072 posts) -

$34.33 
 
username: dude43345

#46 Posted by Chaser324 (6713 posts) -
@Solarus: 
  1. Diameter = 3.5"
  2. Height = 5.5"
  3. I updated the first post to say this, but there's no Price is Right shenanigans going on here. Whoever gets the closest, regardless of being over or under, will win.
#47 Posted by Fallen189 (5050 posts) -

$26.65 
 
Fallen189 
 
IM GONNA WIN IT

#48 Posted by Emilio (3380 posts) -

I'm going to say 7 dollars 13 cents.

#49 Posted by Rapid (1386 posts) -

$23.57

#50 Posted by BeachThunder (12270 posts) -

$14.27 :o