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Topic: Amazing, Once In A Lifetime Competition
Username: Nighthawk
Posted 2009-01-09 14:43:29 and read 2145 times.

Fellow A.netters,

Here is your chance to win the ultimate prize - a free pint, bought by me. Yes, thats right, for the one lucky winner, I will open my wallet and purchase a beer with my own money.

Ok, contain yourselves, I know its hard.

Heres the thing, I hate loose change. Every time I go to the pub I end up coming home with a pocket full of change. Some of it gets thrown into the vending machine at work, but the majority of it ends up in the pringles pot shown below. After two years, the pringle pot is now full to bursting point, and its time to cash it all in.

So I thought I would post it here as a competition, I will buy a pint of Beer/Cider for whoever has the closest guess to the value of coins in the pot. An additional bonus pint will be awarded to the winner if they guess the amount exactly, ie to the exact penny. In the event of a tie, whoever posts the answer first wins. All prizes must be collected at either the Spring LHR meet or the Summer MAN meet. The winner will be responsible for transportation to the event of their choosing to collect their prize.

Ok, heres a few photos to help you guess from:



A few tips: there are a number of £1 and £2 coins in there. There are also a couple of foreign coins - these will not be counted. All guesses must be in Pounds Sterling. All guesses in foreign money will be ignored. Only one guess per person. A.netter members only. Other conditions apply.

Good luck. The winner will be announced when I finally get round to counting the money (probably tomorrow)

[Edited 2009-01-09 14:45:13]

Topic: RE: Amazing, Once In A Lifetime Competition
Username: ZBBYLW
Posted 2009-01-09 15:19:27 and read 2108 times.

Well I get first dips on answering. I am going to say 70 pounds. Hopefully I am close.

Topic: RE: Amazing, Once In A Lifetime Competition
Username: Hywel
Posted 2009-01-09 15:21:54 and read 2108 times.

I'd guess at £48.05

Topic: RE: Amazing, Once In A Lifetime Competition
Username: YooYoo
Posted 2009-01-09 15:27:52 and read 2099 times.

I'll guess 62 pound even.

If i win, will you also buy the flight over to your country?  Wink

Topic: RE: Amazing, Once In A Lifetime Competition
Username: Dougloid
Posted 2009-01-09 15:28:27 and read 2097 times.

54 pounds 20p

You will have to bring the pint to me.


 drunk   drunk 

Topic: RE: Amazing, Once In A Lifetime Competition
Username: Cedars747
Posted 2009-01-09 15:35:37 and read 2092 times.

I would say 64 pounds  crossfingers 

Alex!!!

Topic: RE: Amazing, Once In A Lifetime Competition
Username: B747forever
Posted 2009-01-09 15:38:27 and read 2089 times.

I will go for 74.50 pounds!!

Topic: RE: Amazing, Once In A Lifetime Competition
Username: Vikkyvik
Posted 2009-01-09 16:48:52 and read 2057 times.

41 pounds.

As I don't drink, you may donate my drink to any good-looking woman of your choice.

Topic: RE: Amazing, Once In A Lifetime Competition
Username: JFKTOWERFAN
Posted 2009-01-09 16:50:41 and read 2057 times.

Hmmmmm....

34.50

Corey

Topic: RE: Amazing, Once In A Lifetime Competition
Username: Cadet57
Posted 2009-01-09 16:51:38 and read 2057 times.

55 pounds.

Can we guess more than once? haha

Topic: RE: Amazing, Once In A Lifetime Competition
Username: AerLingus747
Posted 2009-01-09 17:06:37 and read 2039 times.

I'll go with £27.50

Topic: RE: Amazing, Once In A Lifetime Competition
Username: IH8BY
Posted 2009-01-09 17:13:48 and read 2033 times.

I'll go with £37.20, though with all those coins stacked up on one another, it's sure hard to tell that it's not on a bed of 1p coins. Incidentally, £1 or £2 coins never make it as far as the "loose change" pot for me (but then again, I am a student!).

The question is what to do with it. The advert at the top of the page tells me you should gamble it away on "King Jackpot", but the advert below the topic suggests that you should get free impartial advice about how to make the most out of it, courtesy of NatWest.

Topic: RE: Amazing, Once In A Lifetime Competition
Username: Dazed767
Posted 2009-01-09 17:31:34 and read 2023 times.

£53.19

my guess...

Topic: RE: Amazing, Once In A Lifetime Competition
Username: ANITIX87
Posted 2009-01-09 17:33:52 and read 2021 times.

Slight disadvantage for foreigners as we may not be as familiar with what each coin denomination looks like. That looks similar to the pile of coins I usually end up with my coin jar is full, but in dollars it's only about 26, and we don't have coins for $1 and $2.

With all that in mind, my official shot-in-the-dark guess is: 48.52 pounds.

TIS

Topic: RE: Amazing, Once In A Lifetime Competition
Username: AF340
Posted 2009-01-09 18:26:32 and read 1997 times.

52.30 quid?



Liam spin 

Topic: RE: Amazing, Once In A Lifetime Competition
Username: WILCO737
Posted 2009-01-09 18:31:04 and read 1992 times.

I am brave (or stupid) and say 123.45 pounds.

wilco737
 box 

Topic: RE: Amazing, Once In A Lifetime Competition
Username: ZuluAviator994
Posted 2009-01-09 18:40:44 and read 1983 times.

57.75 pounds.
Filler
Filler
Filler
And more filler

Topic: RE: Amazing, Once In A Lifetime Competition
Username: Kmh1956
Posted 2009-01-09 18:56:44 and read 1972 times.

24.38 pounds...don't know how to find the pound sign...sorry.
I'll be in London next month.

Topic: RE: Amazing, Once In A Lifetime Competition
Username: Skytrain
Posted 2009-01-09 22:39:02 and read 1936 times.

Hmmmm, Iast time I did this with a friend I severely underestimated and lost myself a coffee, (and some pride!) so hopefully I will redeem myself with this estimate:

So I will say... 42.43 GBP  crossfingers 


Skytrain

Topic: RE: Amazing, Once In A Lifetime Competition
Username: NorthstarBoy
Posted 2009-01-09 22:59:22 and read 1932 times.

100 pounds

(unless i can be like a contestant on the price is right and say 1 pound, in which case, according to TPIR rules, if everyone else is over i win haha)

Topic: RE: Amazing, Once In A Lifetime Competition
Username: An-225
Posted 2009-01-10 01:06:55 and read 1908 times.

I'd say 29.77 pounds.

Alex.

Topic: RE: Amazing, Once In A Lifetime Competition
Username: AviationMaster
Posted 2009-01-10 02:41:43 and read 1893 times.

My guess: 87.50 pounds.

Topic: RE: Amazing, Once In A Lifetime Competition
Username: EXTspotter
Posted 2009-01-10 03:22:59 and read 1886 times.

£36.77

-Insert pint here-

Topic: RE: Amazing, Once In A Lifetime Competition
Username: Bartonsayswhat
Posted 2009-01-10 03:38:01 and read 1871 times.

23.50 pounds is my guess

Topic: RE: Amazing, Once In A Lifetime Competition
Username: Ndebelebev
Posted 2009-01-10 07:06:01 and read 1827 times.

£58.93

And mines a Stella...

Topic: RE: Amazing, Once In A Lifetime Competition
Username: Moo
Posted 2009-01-10 07:10:12 and read 1823 times.

£28.50

     

Topic: RE: Amazing, Once In A Lifetime Competition
Username: Bio
Posted 2009-01-10 07:58:53 and read 1870 times.

33.69 GBP

Guinness for me!!!

Topic: RE: Amazing, Once In A Lifetime Competition
Username: MWHCVT
Posted 2009-01-10 08:15:21 and read 1857 times.

I guess £87.55 plus some euros and fluff

p.s. I have a similar arrangement for spare change but find a 3 ltr vodka bottle to be a nice solution  Wink  drunk 

Topic: RE: Amazing, Once In A Lifetime Competition
Username: GLAGAZ
Posted 2009-01-10 08:27:16 and read 1846 times.

£38.74 doogie.

Gaz

Topic: RE: Amazing, Once In A Lifetime Competition
Username: Sketty222
Posted 2009-01-10 08:44:51 and read 1833 times.

I'll go for £27.14

When we will find out who the winner is? PS, mines a Stella

Topic: RE: Amazing, Once In A Lifetime Competition
Username: BristolFlyer
Posted 2009-01-10 12:12:57 and read 1769 times.



Quoting Nighthawk (Thread starter):
Amazing, Once In A Lifetime Competition

This truly is amazing - a Scotsman offering to buy someone a drink  wink 

Topic: RE: Amazing, Once In A Lifetime Competition
Username: Nighthawk
Posted 2009-01-10 14:05:48 and read 1769 times.

############# COMPETITION CLOSED ##############

Right - the coins have been counted now, so no more entries will be taken after this post. The results will follow in a few minutes. But first, to wet your appetite, the total of foreign coins found:

Euros: 1.55
Polish Zlotych: 5.20
Czech Koruna: 1.00
Ukrainian Hryvnia: 1.60

Accepted Entries (GKirk - too slow!)
Bartonsayswhat £23.50
Kmh1956 £24.38
Sketty222 £27.14
AerLingus747 £27.50
Moo £28.50
An-225 £29.77
Bio £33.69
JFKTOWERFAN £34.50
EXTspotter £36.77
IH8BY £37.20
GLAGAZ £38.74
Vikkyvik £41.00
SkyTrain £42.43
Hywel £48.05
ANITIX87 £48.52
AF340 £52.30
Dazed767 £53.19
Dougloid £54.20
Cadet57 £55.00
ZuluAviator994 £57.75
Ndebelebev £58.93
YooYoo £62.00
Cedars747 £64.00
ZBBYLW £70.00
B747forever £74.50
AviationMaster £87.50
MWHCVT £87.55
NorthstarBoy £100.00
WILCO737 £123.45

[Edited 2009-01-10 14:16:41]

Topic: RE: Amazing, Once In A Lifetime Competition
Username: Gkirk
Posted 2009-01-10 14:05:00 and read 1750 times.

£17.63

Not too many £1 coins in there  Wink

Topic: RE: Amazing, Once In A Lifetime Competition
Username: IH8BY
Posted 2009-01-10 14:21:46 and read 1732 times.



Quoting BristolFlyer (Reply 30):
This truly is amazing - a Scotsman offering to buy someone a drink   

Yes, but he makes you work for it... you have to count his money for him without even being there!

Topic: RE: Amazing, Once In A Lifetime Competition
Username: Nighthawk
Posted 2009-01-10 14:27:37 and read 1763 times.

........... and the amount of money in my pot is:

*drum roll*

*drum roll*

*drum roll*

£52.60

Congratulations to the winner, AF340 who wins the free pint, and narrowly misses a second free pint by just 30 pence!

Well done everyone who participated, there were a few close entries, and a few not so close  Silly

Topic: RE: Amazing, Once In A Lifetime Competition
Username: YooYoo
Posted 2009-01-10 14:33:48 and read 1724 times.

I think Wilco737 should buy everybody a pint with a guess like his !!  Wink

Topic: RE: Amazing, Once In A Lifetime Competition
Username: Cadet57
Posted 2009-01-10 14:37:50 and read 1718 times.



Quoting Nighthawk (Reply 34):
£52.60

Holy crap, I was closer than I anticipated!

Topic: RE: Amazing, Once In A Lifetime Competition
Username: WILCO737
Posted 2009-01-10 14:48:40 and read 1709 times.



Quoting YooYoo (Reply 35):
I think Wilco737 should buy everybody a pint with a guess like his !! Wink

Yeah, I was way off indeed.... I guess I am not good in such things  Wink

Congrats to AF340 and cheers  drunk 

wilco737
 cool 

Topic: RE: Amazing, Once In A Lifetime Competition
Username: Vikkyvik
Posted 2009-01-10 15:34:09 and read 1685 times.



Quoting WILCO737 (Reply 37):
Yeah, I was way off indeed.... I guess I am not good in such things

I wouldn't worry about it too much - you get to fly MD-11's and we don't.

Topic: RE: Amazing, Once In A Lifetime Competition
Username: YooYoo
Posted 2009-01-10 15:35:33 and read 1683 times.



Quoting Vikkyvik (Reply 38):
I wouldn't worry about it too much - you get to fly MD-11's and we don't.

Makes you wonder about his judgment.  biggrin 

Topic: RE: Amazing, Once In A Lifetime Competition
Username: WILCO737
Posted 2009-01-10 15:38:47 and read 1683 times.



Quoting Vikkyvik (Reply 38):
I wouldn't worry about it too much - you get to fly MD-11's and we don't.



Quoting YooYoo (Reply 39):
Makes you wonder about his judgment. biggrin

I hope I am better in flying than in doing this here...  Wink

Judgement? Me? Nah, that's why I have the captain next to me  Smile

wilco737
 drunk 

Topic: RE: Amazing, Once In A Lifetime Competition
Username: BNE
Posted 2009-01-10 16:01:03 and read 1663 times.



Quoting Kmh1956 (Reply 17):
24.38 pounds...don't know how to find the pound sign...sorry.
I'll be in London next month.

Easiest way to write a letter you don't have is just copy and paste it from a previous post. In the starting post the £1 and £2 were written so you just use those symbols and post in your answer.

I am surprised that Gkirik didn't get in earlier as he is always looking for beer.  Wink

Topic: RE: Amazing, Once In A Lifetime Competition
Username: Vikkyvik
Posted 2009-01-10 17:51:18 and read 1633 times.



Quoting WILCO737 (Reply 40):

Judgement? Me? Nah, that's why I have the captain next to me

Well, you still have to judge when his coffee is hot enough.... duck 

Topic: RE: Amazing, Once In A Lifetime Competition
Username: Longhornmaniac
Posted 2009-01-10 18:56:24 and read 1601 times.

LOL. What I get for not reading the thread...

[Edited 2009-01-10 18:57:44]

Topic: RE: Amazing, Once In A Lifetime Competition
Username: Cadet57
Posted 2009-01-10 18:56:34 and read 1596 times.



Quoting Longhornmaniac (Reply 43):
£71 47p

Cheers,
Cameron

You do know he already posted the total, right?

Topic: RE: Amazing, Once In A Lifetime Competition
Username: Longhornmaniac
Posted 2009-01-10 18:58:36 and read 1596 times.



Quoting Cadet57 (Reply 44):

Heh heh. Already edited...

Oh well, I wasn't close anyway.

Cheers,
Cameron

Topic: RE: Amazing, Once In A Lifetime Competition
Username: Dougloid
Posted 2009-01-10 20:29:22 and read 1568 times.

For a guy who doesn't know shit about British currency I think I was close enough to claim the consolation prize whatever that is.


 Wink  Wink

Topic: RE: Amazing, Once In A Lifetime Competition
Username: AF340
Posted 2009-01-10 20:59:12 and read 1568 times.

Ha ha ha!!!

Quoting Vikkyvik (Reply 7):
As I don't drink, you may donate my drink to any good-looking woman of your choice.

I think I will take Vikkyvik's advice and let you give it to any lass you see fit as I live on a different continent!


Thanks though for the retorical pint!


Liam spin 

Topic: RE: Amazing, Once In A Lifetime Competition
Username: IH8BY
Posted 2009-01-11 05:12:31 and read 1499 times.



Quoting Dougloid (Reply 46):
For a guy who doesn't know shit about British currency I think I was close enough to claim the consolation prize whatever that is.

A bottle of Irn-Bru, perhaps?

Topic: RE: Amazing, Once In A Lifetime Competition
Username: Dougloid
Posted 2009-01-11 07:56:31 and read 1462 times.



Quoting IH8BY (Reply 48):
Quoting Dougloid (Reply 46):
For a guy who doesn't know shit about British currency I think I was close enough to claim the consolation prize whatever that is.

A bottle of Irn-Bru, perhaps?

That sounds an awful lot like Iron City.....lemme try my parts box German

Eisernstadt?

It sounds ever so much better that way, and I am quite sure that a lot of cork sniffing types would say it tastes much better.

Topic: RE: Amazing, Once In A Lifetime Competition
Username: Cadet57
Posted 2009-01-11 08:33:07 and read 1452 times.



Quoting Dougloid (Reply 49):
, and I am quite sure that a lot of cork sniffing types would say it tastes much better.

Fancy name= 40% price increase.

Topic: RE: Amazing, Once In A Lifetime Competition
Username: Dougloid
Posted 2009-01-11 10:01:41 and read 1431 times.



Quoting Cadet57 (Reply 50):
Quoting Dougloid (Reply 49):
, and I am quite sure that a lot of cork sniffing types would say it tastes much better.

Fancy name= 40% price increase.

Here's how you and me get rich. We buy Iron City, soak off the labels, attach our Eisernstadt labels, put it in a container, send it to Germany and back again, and then tell everyone it's very rare, hard to get, only for those in the know, and it's not cheap either mind you.


 Wink  Wink  Wink

Topic: RE: Amazing, Once In A Lifetime Competition
Username: ThePRGuy
Posted 2009-01-11 14:04:06 and read 1379 times.

£59.72

100%

Alex

Topic: RE: Amazing, Once In A Lifetime Competition
Username: EXTspotter
Posted 2009-01-11 14:37:36 and read 1364 times.

I am having a second guess at £52.60.











Yes, I am being serious :P

Topic: RE: Amazing, Once In A Lifetime Competition
Username: MarSciGuy
Posted 2009-01-12 09:33:44 and read 1316 times.

33.17 pounds (Sorry, don't know how to get the pound symbol  Wink)

Topic: RE: Amazing, Once In A Lifetime Competition
Username: Birdwatching
Posted 2009-01-12 09:43:40 and read 1315 times.

One thing's for sure: Your £52.60 is worth less and less every day, so you better spend it quickly or exchange it into a strong currency like the Euro  duck 

LOL sorry but I had to say it...  Smile

 santahat 

Topic: RE: Amazing, Once In A Lifetime Competition
Username: Lowrider
Posted 2009-01-12 11:44:47 and read 1277 times.

77.01 pound

filler

filler

Topic: RE: Amazing, Once In A Lifetime Competition
Username: ThePRGuy
Posted 2009-01-12 11:56:23 and read 1265 times.



Quoting Lowrider (Reply 56):

Unfortunately, and I too was too late - this has been done!


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