Friday, February 27, 2009

FiVe-BuCK FRiDaY

AND WE HAVE A WINNER!

SCROLL DOWN TO SEE THE ANSWER ...


(and if you just got here and didn't have time to play, read on to see what you missed and see what you get to look forward to each and every Friday now on Manic Mommy!)


Introducing another new feature here on Manic Mommy ...



It's Five-Buck Friday where I'll ask a random question and the first commenter to get it correct will win a crisp (or not so crisp!) five dollar bill from me! I already tried this out on Twitter and sent the winner five bucks and it was a lot of fun so I am going to try it out here.

Here are the rules -- you can guess up to three times on the blog. After that, you can't guess any more. I think that's the only rule I have so far. If, for obvious reasons, you know the answer (like for instance, for today's question, if you were with me at lunch today!) then you can't guess!

Other than that, I'll make up rules as we go along.

So, let's play ... FIVE-BUCK FRIDAY!

I went to lunch today at Bar Louie's with six kids and one other adult. There were four kids' meals ordered, two appetizers. Two adult lunches. A shitload of pops. Some side orders of fries.

What was our total bill including the 18 percent gratuity that our server, whose name was Stephanie Rene (of course, when she said her name was Stephanie, I had to ask her middle name too!) charged us?

More clues ... when Diva grabbed the bill and announced the total, I said to her, "SHUT UP!" meaning it was higher than I expected it to be.

And I will post a photo of the receipt as proof after you enter your guesses. So, you might as well go ahead and enter in your three guesses right away! Actually, your best bet would be to enter your guess once, wait a bit and I'll come back in and maybe I'll give more clues like higher, lower, even, odd, throughout the guessing, so maybe you don't want to throw out your three guesses all at once!

Have fun! And let's play FiVe-BuCK FRiDaY!!!

AND THE WINNER IS ....

CONGRATS! TO April at OnTheVerge for guessing the right answer, and hey, isn't that an expensive lunch out for two moms and some kids?!?!? AND NO ALCOHOL!?!?

I'll be sending you your FIVE BUCKS April so be on the lookout for your crisp Manic Mommy Five Dollar BIllio! Thanks for playing!


36 comments:

Mommy Melee said...

$160

Lynn said...

$135

Travis Erwin said...

88.98

CelticBuffy said...

$102.67

ramblinrose said...

95.37

ramblinrose said...

If I win (not that I think I will ) instead of sending 5 bucks to Australia can you give it to a random person on the street??

second guess 104.97

Sarah said...

$97.58

haleyhughes said...

$175.

@jennhoop said...

$114.88

T with Honey said...

$93.14

MaNiC MoMMy™ said...

OK, here's a clue -- First of all, yes to Ramblinrose, and HEY THERE NICE TO SEE YOU! OF course, I will give it to a random person on the street cuz it would COST THAT MUCH TO MAIL IT TO YOU!... clue ... THE change is odd.

Cata63 said...

$110.95

MaNiC MoMMy™ said...

Here's another clue, out of all the guesses here so far, there is one guess that is 36 cents away from the correct answer!

morninglight mama said...

95.01

(and my word verification is bachend... if only that h were a k, it would be the best one EVER.)

april ontheverge said...

I have two things to say. One -- you said 'pops"! So cuuuute!

And .... $111.31!

Lynn said...

$97.22 (2nd guess)

Tanya said...

$103.03

MaNiC MoMMy™ said...

I know! When I moved from Chicago to Philly, for the LONGEST time I could NOT say SODA! Then I FINALLY got used to saying SODA, then we moved back here and I am FINALLY getting used to saying POP, but I really DON'T EVER SAY POP, i think I can only 'write' pop. At Panera I always just say a drink ... I am so messed up from living in the south where everything is a Coke, then in the midwest and then the east, and now back to the midwest. And boy, now I am thirsty for WATER.

And your answer is wrong.

Kirsten said...

101.02

april ontheverge said...

$110.59!

Or more clues! But no Blue's Clues!!

morninglight mama said...

Fine, I'll go the other way then with $95.73. :)

J said...

102.31

Vintage Confections said...

105.33

Vintage Confections said...

95.01

Vintage Confections said...

104.61

morninglight mama said...

the only one left is 104.61-- and that's my third guess!

april ontheverge said...

No way!! That's hilarious!!! OMG you can't send me $5! That's too weird!

MaNiC MoMMy™ said...

April won! I've updated the blog post including the photo of the receipt! Thanks everyone for playing and we'll do another fun one next Friday, which I have already thought of a great question to ask! Five dollars is coming your way April! Ready for a free latte from Manic Mommy! Or a Five-Dollar Footlong!?!?!?

MaNiC MoMMy™ said...

I'm totally sending you five dollars! YOu won fair and square and I already have your address! so hahahaha, you're getting five bucks! Isn't this HILARIOUS!!! Hey, Betty may be able to give away $1,000 a month, but I'm good for $5 a week! LOL! And now you're going to have to be featured on my blog to tell everyone how you spent that five dollars! hahahah!

Michelle said...

Hey there, it's nice to see you posting regularly again. I've obviously missed out on the $5, BUT my calculations came out to $112.92 sans seeing the answers, so I'm really hoping that $111.31 is the right one :)

Trying again tomorrow... wish me luck!

MaBunny said...

WOw, that is alot! i would have screamed too!

Feisty Irish Wench said...

Just because there's an "automatic gratuity" on the bill, doesn't ensure that my large party at the table has gotten "automatic service". That's when I've experienced the worst service actually. I hope your server was a complete gem.

Kate said...

Good times--I love this!

Eating out is fracking expensive.

WeaselMomma said...

Wow! That was high.

Amanda said...

HOW MUCH??????

My chin hit the desk and I fell off my chair! Dear God you must be minted to do that on a regular basis.

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