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Timmies Roll Up the Rim drawing blanks

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Timmies Roll Up the Rim – They say there is $36 million prizes available to be won: 1 in 6 odds of winning coffee and food prizes, 50 Honda Civics, 500 Prizes of Free Coffee for a Year, 100 $5000 prepaid credit cards, 50,000 $50 Tim Cards… and ‘Millions of Coffee, Lattes and Food Prizes’ – but it seems people have been drawing blanks, literally.

Tim Horton’s is a Canadian icon, up there with maple syrup, hockey and the maple leaf. ‘Double-Double anyone? Their traditional ‘RRRoll Up The Rim’ promotion is back with people ‘rolling’ back the top of the cup in anticipation of winning one of the prizes they are offering. It is more often than not to see ‘Please Play Again’, or a ‘Free Coffee’ and perhaps a free donut once in a while.

One very rarely hears of someone winning the big items like a New Car or a $5000 Pre-Paid Credit card. In fact, lately some people have been rolling away only to find the rim blank – with nothing to win, but a messed up cup. They say ‘one in every six cups is a winner’, but since these blanks have been popping up, many are starting to wonder about it.

After a man from St. John’s, Newfoundland posted pictures via Twitter of cups that he collected with no message under the rim (or the message appearing to be cut off), creating a storm of complaints – a spokesperson for Tim Horton’s confirmed that a small batch of extra-large size cups, distributed in Atlantic Canada and Alberta were misprinted. But that also received a ‘blank’ in response from customers.

He also said none of the major contest prizes have been affected by a ‘supplier’s misprint’ assuring customers that the odds for all the prizes remained the same – and if anyone finds a misprinted cup, they can get a free replacement cup ‘filled with a hot beverage of their choice’.

How many of our readers who hold a Timmie’s coffee in high esteem have ever won a new car or a prepaid credit card – or for that matter anything more than a cup of coffee and a donut? Please feel free to let us know if you did!

Bonnie Wurst – info@mtltimes.ca

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