Roll Up The Rim

First I must preface this post by stating unequivocally that I am not a Tim Horton's person.

Gasp you may (I heard you), but this Canuck prefers Starbucks. And not just because my daughter is a Barista (but it helps when you get your coffee and tea free). I was a fan of Starbucks before she was hired there over two years ago - I was so proud, * sniff *.

But I will admit the only time I DO go to Timmy's is during "Roll Up The Rim" time.

Although I really don't know why I bother. The last time I spent a fortune played, I went down to our small in-hospital Tim's on a daily basis for weeks on end, only coming out with three freebees. Two coffees and a donut, I believe.

Oh sure, you may say, "well, at least be satisfied you won something you ungrateful twit!". And you'd be right (except for the twit part), I SHOULD have been satisfied.

Until I heard that someone here won a car.

That someone was a doctor.

Damn you Timmy's.

Now if you'll excuse me, I need to go get my double-double.



36 People would rather be commenting:

The Green Stone Woman said...

It's always people who don't need them that win the big prizes. Miljonairs that win the jackpot. Doctors that win cars.

ReformingGeek said...

I think you become very friendly with that doctor!

;-)

Babs-beetle said...

I wouldn't even win a coffee! Oh wait, I did get a buy one get one free pizza the other day, from O2 (mobile supplier).

Sadly, the saying 'money goes to money' seems to be true.

nonamedufus said...

Just curious, what's more popular up here. I never seem to see an ad for Starbuck's in Canada, but Tim ads are everywhere. Just sayin'.

Daisy said...

I do not think they have that store where I live. Rats!

SWUBIRD said...

Maureen:

I'm lost. I've never even heard of Tim Horton. Help me out. Is it coffee, tea or insect repellent?

Happy trails.

Jackie said...

NoOO don't say that! Starbucks is terrible. Tim HOrtons is a canadian institution. We love Timmy's! My boyfriend takes 4 or 5 of them practically every mornin to work with him . It's usually extra large triple triple . yummm! they are so good ,and yes the roll up the rim to win is just a perk. I have won free coffees and donuts but that's about it .

VE said...

Just like when the 90 year old wins the lottery. There's no justice...

Sistertex said...

Roll up the Rim...a cool promotion! I'd be there!

You know I *never* win anything. I can't even *think* of a time when I won something.

So yeah....I'd go for the coffee, couldn't eat the donut, but a free coffee yeah that would work. Of course I agree a car would be nice *if* it had enough cup holder. If it didn't have enough cup holders it would be a pretty lousy prize from a coffee place!

You might check that over before thinking that doctor who won the car was so lucky! The dude may have had to pay taxes on a large prize that he couldn't even sit his cup of coffee in! Wow...now that would just ruin a person's day!

pinklea said...

I don't go Timmy's on a regular basis either, but I do buy copious amounts of their coffee to brew at home. Other than that, it's a Starbucks latté for me.

Oh yeah - I did win a free coffee at Timmy's once. My daughter worked there at the time. Coincidence? Perhaps ...

Ann Elle Altman said...

I am so jealous. I love Timmys. I miss their coffee so much because I'm in Mexico. My Canadian visitors always bring me down coffee though. It's not so much the coffee as the memories and the fact that T.H's is what I consider Canadian.


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Perpetual Chocoholic said...

I knew there was a reason I liked you! I too am a Starbucks fan. Tall, non-fat, no-whip, extra hot mocha! Timmy's makes me jittery and shakey all over. Since I don't win ever I don't bother trying. I don't even win so much as a donut.

JoJo said...

Starbux is everything that's wrong with America. Timmies has slowly made it's way into New England but not to Washington yet. I do love the Timbits though!! I try to get some whenever I'm in Canada.

Junk Drawer Kathy said...

I used to hate it when other people won big prizes. Until I won a trip to Paris on a $10 raffle ticket. It. Was. Awesome.

Not a car, but still.

Ashley said...

I have that board game "Cranium" but it's the Canadian Edition. One time with friends here in CA we decided to play, and the opposing team got one of those fill in the blank clues. It was basically "Rrr___l __ _h_ Rrrr_m to W__!" And the clue was "Coffee Cup Contest". I was in hysterics as they pondered the clue ("no words start with multiple r's!") and of course once they saw the answer they were just angry. The next clue they got was to whistle or hum the theme tune to "The Littlest Hobo" (something this Canadian could never even do). Needless to say the game ended there and has never been resurrected since.
Good luck with those double doubles!

Kate said...

I get unreasonably excited during roll up the rim.
It might be all the coffee I'm drinking

VioletSky said...

I keep rolling, and drinking. Not a huge fan of Timmy's, but even less of Starbuck's. Haven't one a thing yet. One year, I won three coffees in the first three days. I was insanely thrilled.

Richard said...

Well my theory is that the people that don't need them have more disposable income, therefore, can play more, and therefore, have higher odds of winning. ;)

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Ed said...

The only thing I ever get during roll up rim time is hot coffee in my lap!

Kisma said...

I adore Starbucks but miss this little place in Allen, TX that made a delightful white chocolate mocha.

As for winning, I agree with what Richard said. Those who have more $$$ in their accounts can afford the odds in the winning.

sharonheg said...

Found you via HumorBlog.com...first-time poster.

Anyway yeah, talk about irony. Down here in Florida, some dermatologist won the largest Lottery jackpot ($189M U.S.) in the state's history.

No justice, I tell ya...

Good blog. Will visit again.

Janet said...

Okay, being from Iowa, it took me a minute to figure out what Tim Horton's is. I must say that from the cup (colors and all), I thought perhaps Tim Horton was some type of cleaning product! lol Thanks for educating me, Maureen!

Anahid said...

Is that their coffee cups? When I saw the picture I thought it was Raid lol. Don't throw rocks at me, but I hate Starbucks! I think they are rather overrated. I prefer Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf (although they only exist in certain states like CA) & Dunkin' Donuts. :)

Vegas Princess said...

I never knew what Tim Horton's was until they featured it on an episode of How I Met Your Mother when Robin and Barney went to Canada. They got coffee there in the morning. And I think Barney said something snarky about the place and got beat up for it. :)

Jill/Twipply Skwood said...

I don't think we have that here. We just have Starbucks and then local places. I think. But then, Houston's really big. So you just unravel your cup and maybe win something?

peggysue said...

Very cute blog! I'm lucky I don't even like coffee, see? No temptation to play and then no letdown because I would have the luck to win a donut while a colleague won a cat. You need to get chummy with the doctor!

Dorky Dad said...

I'm still trying to get over the fact that you're Canadian and yet you are not a Tim Horton's person.

Karen W said...

I am in North Carolina now, but I love coming home to Canada to find out it is 'Roll Up The Rim' (can you hear me rolling my 'rrrrr's') time.

Thanksn for the kind commets on my bog

Jay said...

I'm not a Canuck, but I prefer Starbucks too. Probably because I'm really not a coffee drinker!

I remember when McDonald's had some kind of scratch card game when the boys were young. Boy, did we go in there a lot, and seldom won anything. LOL!

Karen MEG said...

Sorry, I'm a Tim's girl. Starbucks is a little too steep for me most of the time... I might change my tune if one of my kids were a barista.

The most I've ever won is a coffee. Whoot!

Stine in Ontario said...

Ha! So I'm not the only one rolling up the rim with "Please try again" results. A doctor? Proof that my mother was right - Life really isn't fair! :)

Gayle Herbert Robinson said...

I fought the Starbucks bandwagon for a long time, and then one day, minding my own business strolling along in a supermarket, I sipped a Frappuccino sample. That was it for me. I'm still not a fan of their brewed coffee ... too strong for me. But when it's mixed into a Latte, forget about it! It's really good. My favorite Starbucks poison is Berry and Creme Frappuccino. It's hard to pass it up. Maybe there's a 12-step plan.

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Bruce said...

I will never pay more than $1.50 for a cup of coffee....I don't care how good it tastes......I have to have limits somewhere......coffee is a start.

Frank Michaels said...

I came across your blog completely by accident, what a pleasant surprise starting out with Tims' place article (it seems everyone who lives in WNY is employed by Tim, Tops, or the IRS) then Avatar, anyway love your sense of humor and the design of your site, definitely bookmaking this site

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