Tim Hortons Roll Up the Rim to Win – Day 1

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Tim Hortons Roll Up the Rim to Win 2008 started today πŸ™‚ Time to start guzzling loads of coffee each day!

A blogger known as dawger started an interesting blog where he tracks his Roll Up the Rim winnings. I think it’s a fun idea so I’ve decided to compete with him. Let’s see who’s the luckier person πŸ™‚

I’ll buy one drink each day and post a picture of the cup. Today I bought a double double medium coffee and I didn’t win anything. Neither did dawger so the score’s 0 – 0.

Tim Hortons Roll Up the Rim to Win - Day 1

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33 responses to “Tim Hortons Roll Up the Rim to Win – Day 1”

  1. bz says:

    I’d like to see someone track the environmental damage this contest causes.

    Did you know the coffee cups are NOT recyclable because of the treatments on the cup paper?


    In 2008, this is a bad bad bad bad promotion that needs to be fixed.

  2. Justine says:

    ya I noticed they aren’t accepted in the blue bins at tim’s.

    However, I love this contest, the disappointment is so much fun.

  3. FreebieChick says:

    This is a neat idea.

  4. dawger says:

    Hey, Boo Radley… I look forward to the challenge!

    Today, I ran some of the odds based on the regions that Tim Hortons have distributed the cups to see the variance, check out my blog by clicking my name above.

    Oh, and I lost again today! πŸ™

  5. Good Al says:

    Boo…don’t thorw away those no winners. I heard at my local Country Style starting March 3 till 9th, all no winner tabs will get youa free medium coffee. Plus some free coupons if you submit these no winner tabs from Tims πŸ™‚ They want business.

    Hope this helps you and you win πŸ™‚

  6. mememe says:

    I won a donut. haha
    Exciting for my 4 year old!

  7. Jon says:

    Good Al, if thats the case, do I have a few dozen losers from a few years ago left behind in my drawers… I wonder if Country Style will take them if they’re a few years old.

    We need a betting pool for RUTR bloggers.

  8. Michelle says:

    Hey Boo they are offerring FREE cups again(I found this in the rules):

    2. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO PLAY: In Canada, obtain a FREE Tim Hortons contest cup and/or a copy
    of the official rules, by writing to: Tim Hortons Contest Cup, P.O. Box 9899, Saint John, New Brunswick, E2L 4P8.
    In U.S.A., to receive a FREE contest cup and/or a copy of the official rules write to: Tim Hortons Contest Cup, Box
    1315, Calais, Maine, 04619-6315.
    All requests for a Free Cup must be postmarked by May 3, 2008 and received by May 11, 2008. Limit of one request
    per envelope with sufficient postage, while supplies last. Void in Vermont, Hawaii, Florida, Alaska, and where
    prohibited by law. No mechanical reproductions of requests permitted. All requests must include a postage-paid,
    self-addressed envelope.

    It would also be interesting to see if anyone wins off of these “FREEBIES”!

  9. Justine says:

    why is country style taking tim’s garbage?

  10. Mallory says:

    I WON A GARMIN GPS TODAY!!!!! I only get coffee once or twicw month and I WON!!! WOOO!

  11. Karen says:

    I think it should be called roll up the rim to lose.

  12. Rose says:

    I’ve yet to win anything. I drink coffee at Tim Hortons everyday. πŸ™

  13. jo-jo beans says:

    I drink 3-4 a day – larges too, not even a cookie

    tim’s coffee is like dessert to me, I’m immune to it caffine content is too low, LOL

  14. trish says:

    When the contest started i got my 1st cup, won a coffee, got another cup won a coffee got the 3rd won a coffee, 4th won a coffee, 5th won a chance to play again! winning streak is over..Heres my question; my husband an i are curious to find out if anyone won one of the bigger prizes, even the gps what kind of difficulty do they put you through in order to get your prize?

  15. Kent says:

    My good friend just won the Garmin GPS unit, I was pretty shocked. He said he just brought it to the local Tims and they gave him the forms to fill out. He never complained about filling out the forms, I haven’t seen the forms but I guess they aren’t that bad.

    I’ll wait until he sends out the forms and receives the actual GPS unit, then I’ll get back to you guys about how long it took.

    For me, I’ve had no luck so far, 4 coffees bought.

  16. Angel says:

    Has anyone heard that if you rip off the winning RIM, that you cannot claim the prize? That it has to be attached to the cup to claim the prize??

  17. keith says:

    has anybody actaully know a big winner “car”

  18. Chris says:

    I think that people should bring their “Please Play Again” rims in and tell the person working at the counter that you have a chance to play again. Does it say on the cup that we are not allowed to do this?

    Do I have a point? πŸ™‚

  19. Chris says:

    Chances are 1 in 9. so just buy 9 a day, and if you don’t win, well, then Tim Hortons has a problem. πŸ˜‰

    Don’t lie Tim!

  20. Bryan says:

    I rolled up a blank cup today. I think i should deserve to win something. What are the odds of getting a blank cup.

  21. priscille says:

    hello i win 50$$ gift card on fev 08

  22. mad! says:

    k i am so pissed off at this roll up the rim to win. i bought like 123 coffes in the whole time thr winning thing gas been goin on and all i won was coffee!!!!!!!! i really wanna win a boat or a car. does any1 know any ways i can get free cups? cause i wasted enought money


  23. Scottie says:

    Man I go to timmies like 3 times a day all I have won the hole time roll up the rim was on was 3 coffees and 1 doughnut im not lucky.

  24. Dean says:

    It should be called Lift up the Lid to Loose!

  25. Rui says:

    Bought a cup today, just like I do every morning. When I went to roll it up there was a little crack on the lip of the cup, and I was able to roll it up way too easy. “Please Play Again” it said. Usually I need my teeth to roll it up.

    Just wondering if this has happened to anyone else.

  26. Chi says:

    Roll up the rim and Please Play Again

  27. lyndsay says:

    I’ve work at tim hortons for 8 years and every year we get the same complaints. the odds sre 1 in 9 meaning every ninth cup in a sleeve is a winner. If you want to win everytime you would have to buy nine coffees everytime you come in.
    And nobody at tim hortons is rolling up the rims before they give you your coffee. We work there we’re sick of the coffee and donuts.
    It’s only a contest and people go crazy over it every year.

  28. Eric says:

    What I do once in a while is that I rip off a “Play it again” Go through the drive through, Order my Large Double Double give them my play it again cup and by the time they find out its a “losing cup” I am long gone with a free coffee and another chance to win a prize.

    Its not honest I know but Tim Hortons makes Millions off of us a year. Its nothing to them.

    When you claim your free coffee they wont give it to you in a “Roll up the rim to win” cup so what I do is go to the drive through and not advise them that its a “free coffee” (like you are suppose to do before hand). Once I get to the window I will give them my winning cup and get my free coffee in a another “Roll up the rim to win” cup. They will sometimes bitch at me saying “you have to tell us first”. I usualy reply “Im sorry I didnt know”.

    Works every time.

  29. Karen says:

    Nothing to them?? It matters to the independent OWNER that you just ripped off. So you are basically saying that anyone that works hard and makes a decent living should be able to be ripped off by the likes of you? Theft is theft buddie and we folks in the drive thru have to explain your stupid actions. Grow up!

  30. Eric says:

    Geez What are you talking about Karen?

    Ive worked at Tim Hortons and thats how I found out that people can do that. We use to get the odd “last years cup” and we use to take it as a loss. I never had to pay anything and the Owner either.

    I use to even gave donuts to friends becuase they were going to throw them out either way (might as well give them to someone that will eat them). Other places gives them to homeless shelters…

  31. Eric says:

    Karen has to grow up

  32. Andrew says:

    yeah i have rolled up the rim with cups that have obviously been tampered with and they have always been play agains. im sure there are some people who work at tim’s who hate donuts but not everyone has been working there for 8 years like lyndsay… i mean look at eric… there always someone who tries to screw the system.

    i have also got a blank roll up the rim and in previously years i have had the prize message located in the wrong spot like way off where it should be. i figure if the blank ones should be treated like a wild cards… like insert your prize here. maybe i should just write on it “car” or something and bring it in. i sent an email to tim’s customer support but no one has gotten back to me… im going to bring it into a store and see what they have to say.

  33. Eric says:

    I have complained a few times of rude service at the Tim Hortons across the street from where I work and customer support doesnt seem to care. Ive noticed a steady decrease in service and caring. Because Tim Hortons is so popular, they can afford losing customers and not care about things like that. Look at McDonalds, its the same deal.

    I have had a few tampered cups and even once they gave me a double cup on a coffee (very unusual because they only do that with tea or if you specifically ask). It turns out that the roll up the rim cup was re-used (had lipstick marks and traces of coffee on it) and of course I didnt win anything. I went to complain and all that customer service said was “im sorry”. I could have caught something from the other person that drank out of that cup.

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Tim Hortons Roll Up the Rim to Win – Day 1

Tim Hortons Roll Up the Rim to Win – Day 1

7 responses to “Tim Hortons Roll Up the Rim to Win – Day 1”

  1. j brown says:

    stupid contest

  2. AngryInRegina says:

    I’ve unrolled 93 cups and have not won a thing, i harassed one employee to give me a free cup just to roll… i didnt count that, so i have had 923 xl tripple tripples and won nothin, nada, zip
    Im planing on boycoting them if i dont win one little tim bit… really thats all i want, i dont even really like there coffees that much, all that mean is i have to wake up and extra 15minutes to have a cup of coffee in the morning

  3. Tired Fingers says:

    I’m not sure about anyone else, but I’ve rolled up hundreds of cups and only won a coffee twice and doughnut once. 1 out of 9? I think not. Anyone else care to comment? I smell a class action… ;-O

  4. Jeff says:

    100$ tim card today.. booya. Also won the bike a few years ago.

  5. Norma says:

    Hey….never win anything….always please play again…

  6. kim says:

    I work at Tims and here are a few facts….Tims would love to recycle thier cups…the problem is there is no facilty who is willing to recycle them for Tims…they have been working on this for years. The cups that you mail in for are the same cups that are at the stores so there are winners. I personally know someone who won a car and two customers at our store won 10 grand this year.

    And yes theft is theft…who do you think pays for all of those prizes the store owners…yes Tims corporate makes millions OFF the store owners by taking up to 25% of the profit…. but some store owners…and you have no idea how much my store onwers work…shame on you for stealing. I

  7. Steve says:

    Tin Hortons has had Their 15 min of fame!I predict they will fall from Grace anytime soon, so sell your stock now.

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