Roll Up The Rim To Win 2011

It’s Roll Up the Rim To Win time – Tim Hortons’ annual contest where you roll up the rim of specialled marked red and yellow cups.
roll up the rim to win tim hortons
This year’s (2011) prizes include:

  • 2011 Toyota Matrix
  • Panasonic 3D TV Package
  • Mountain Bike

And donuts. Lots of donuts.

This year they have an online game where you can win free coffee for a year.

I tend to buy more of their coffee when the contest is around. Do you?

Roll Up the Rim, Again

It’s Roll Up The Rim To Win time again at Tim Hortons.

roll up the win to win

Their sales sky-rocket during this promotion, where customers have to roll up the rim of their beverage cup to reveal if they won anything, which includes a car, donuts, muffins, coffees, and for the first time: a boat!

I don’t drink as much of their coffee as I used to; I won’t be keeping track of my wins and losses.

My wife works at Tim Hortons now, so officially, I’m not allowed to play. If I win a boat I’ll have to trust a friend to claim the prize for me.

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Roll Up The Rim A Bit Easier

The RimrollerRimroller™:

This product makes it easy to check for prize statements hidden under the rims of paper coffee cups in various contests… it slices the cup rim twice when pushed down, and an internal lip unrolls the paper edge when it’s pulled up.

$2.50 at Lee Valley Tools for something you may use for two months of the year, if you drink Tim Hortons‘ coffee, which I rarely do now; however, it may save some frustration when trying to bend over the edge of those cups. I wonder if it will sell.

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Roll Up the Rim To Win (But Probably Lose)
Roll Up the Rim

Roll Up the Rim To Win (But Probably Lose)

As EVERY Canadian knows, Roll Up The Rim To Win is Tim Hortons’ annual contest that features their red and yellow cups labeled with prizes you can win. You peel back the rim to see if you have “WIN DONUT” or if you have to “PLEASE PLAY AGAIN / RÉSSAYEZ S.V.P. ©”

roll up the rim to win tim hortons

I’m going to try to keep track of my losing. I usually buy two cups of coffee a day. It’ll probably be three now.

Jody’s Roll Up The Rim To Win Statistics (Updated Mar. 13, 2007)

  • Number of wins: 2
  • Numbers of loses: 21
  • Total: 23

Percentage of wins: 9%

What I won

  • Donut: 1
  • Coffee: 1
  • $1000 cash: 0
  • iPod nano: 0
  • 42″ Plasma TV: 0
  • Toyota Camry Hybrid: 0

Total amount spent: $33.81
Value of amount won: $2.94

I’ve posted about the contest before, which was so popular (i.e. the post) that it received so many stupid comments that I had to shut that function off.

Update (March 13, 2007): I stopped buying Tim Hortons’ coffee. Money’s a bit tight around the house now, so I’m drinking the sludge provided for free at work instead. No more irregular updates to this post, if any at all.

Roll Up the Rim

Tim Hortons is a ubiquitous coffee and donut shop in Canada, where you can get a coffee with two cream and two sugar by just saying “large double double”.

roll up the rim to win tim hortons

Their spring ritual is to have the Roll Up The Rim To Win contest, where you roll up the rim of their cardboard cups to reveal “”PLEASE PLAY AGAIN/R’ESSAYEZ S.V.P.” or “WIN/GAGNEZ UN BEIGNE/DONUT”, or some other prize.

According to their Rules & Regulations:

24. In Canada: If you are eligible to win a MUFFIN, a DONUT, a COOKIE, or a COFFEE, complete a contest prize claim form. Canadian participants ONLY must sign the declaration and answer the skill-testing question (below on the contest prize claim form) and, together with their eligible “winning” RIM TAB, present it to a participating Tim Hortons store. Before being declared a Canadian winner, your RIM TAB and answer to the skill-testing question must be verified.

I have never filled in skill-testing question to get the donut I won, nor have I seen anyone else do that. THEY’RE BREAKING THE LAW!

Here’s the skill-testing question:

MULTIPLY 5 x 6
SUBTRACT 8
ADD 4

As a courtesy to the two people not skilled enough to figure it out, the answer is 26.

I wish they did ask me to fill out the skill-testing question so I could see what would happen if I provided the wrong answer.

Update (Oct. 14, 2005): This website is not affliated with Tim Hortons. If you wish to comment about Tim Hortons’ service, please e-mail or phone (1-888-601-1616) them. There are a few forums available that discuss their products and service; Google it, people. Comments to this post are shut off until internet users become intelligent (i.e. forever).

Update (Feb. 26, 2007): I added a new post for the 2007 contest.