[August 30th, 2015]
So the results are in! Yesterday we emptied our piggy bank into an Eataly shopping bag, and lugged the coins over to the nearest penny counting machine to get the exact count, just as we promised.
For those who ever wondered what it's like to take 5-years of coin savings to the nearest penny counter (for us, it was TD Bank on Broadway and Bond St.), we took a few pictures below to document the process just for you! You're welcome. :)
The machine at the bank also gave us the opportunity to join in on the fun and take a guess at how much money we were about to feed in. Our bet was $150.00. We thought if we could get that much out of this pig, he would have been worth his while. Apparently, per the bank teller, if you guess the exact $ amount, you get a stuffed animal. The stakes were high, and we really wanted to win that ball of fluff, to say the least 😜 ...
Those of you watching on Instagram already know that what came out of this piggy bank was far more than what most of us guessed.
A whopping total of $393.73! So many coins that the bank manager had to come over to exchange the coin bag inside the machine.
Who knew that such a little pig could eat so much over the years!? It only shows us: Never underestimate a pig!
After the bank took its 8% (ouch!!) and handed over the remaining in cash, we went out and spent a quarter of it on a nice brunch at The Smile. We left more than satisfied!
Enjoy the rest of the weekend! :)