Thursday, December 16, 2010

The #MoneyJar Clues from @RetailMeNot

I really want to win the money in @RetailMeNot's money jar.

For the Love of God, Please Someone Win This

But, if I can't win it, then I want someone else to win it really soon so I can go back to my regularly scheduled life. Yes, I know I could just stop trying to win, but that seems silly. And, of course, I could just make random guesses based on what I know instead of sorting through all the guesses that have already been guessed to make sure I'm not seconding someone else's guess, but that also seems silly.

It would go a lot faster if everyone took the clues into account, but unless you've been following, you have no way of knowing what they are. So here they are:
  1. There is more than $1,000 in the money jar. (11/3/10)
  2. Look as we turn the money jar. Ooo. Aaah. (11/10/10) I thought this was a pretty useless clue until I watched it again and realized that there were no pennies in it, only quarters. Then I watched it again and saw at least one dime. Still no pennies as far as I can tell.
  3. There is more than $2,000 in the money jar. (11/15/10)
  4. There is more than $3,000 in the money jar. (11/22/10)
  5. There is less than $10,000 in the money jar. (11/29/10) This was a mostly useless clue because only nine people in the 12 days before that had posted a guess greater than $10,000.
  6. There was a very close guess last week. An alternate view of the bills can be found at That's not really all the helpful either since they don't say what they mean by "last week." Also, because in the seven preceding days, there had been 408 guesses between $3k and $10k. And what do they mean by very close, anyway? Off by one penny? Off by one digit (so it could be a penny, a dollar, a ten, etc.)? Also, the alternate view of the bills doesn't show what many of the bills are. As far as I can tell, there are at least 250 bills in there.)
  7. There is more than $6,000 in the money jar. (12/20/10)
In short, if I am correct in all my assumptions, the amount of money in the money jar is between $3,000.05 and $9,999.95.  It does not appear to be $3,333.33, $4,444.44, $5,555.55, $6,666.66, $7,777.77, $8,888.88, $9,999.99 or $3,627.18 nor does the probability of successfully navigating an astroid field* seem to have been taken into account. 

You can only tweet once a day and your tweets have to include @Retailmenot and #moneyjar. Good luck me. Barring that, good luck everyone else.

*$3,720.21, $3,722.01, $3,720.01 And if you don't understand that, you can look it up. 

1 comment:

  1. This post inspired me to create a <a href=">MoneyJar Guess Tracker</a> to help eliminate duplicate guesses :)