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”.
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
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.