Thursday, April 15, 2010

Houston, I have a prrrrrrroblem.

Warning: If you have no idea what Roll up the Rim to WIN is, please just ignore this (you will think I am crazed person, and I'd like you to think of me kindly). And if you have won on a roll up the rim to win cup, I also ask you to please skip over this whole post... well because I want to like you. I really do.

But my obsession won't let me.


You see, I get a medium cup of cafe mocha every. single. day.
and
I
have
NOT
won!!!
Believe me, I have checked the facts and I think I am probably the only person with over 30 consecutive loses. Perhaps my ritual of not rolling the rim until the last drop has been drunk is what's throwing my batting average?
I have become frighteningly obessed to the point that poor Sean has resorted to rolling rims on cups that:
a. may or may not be his
b. possible might have been found in a gutter?
c. all the above
All in an effort to finally just shut me up.
Tim Horton's, if you are reading this can you tell me what's the deal???? Have you already given away all the winning cups? Am I trying too hard? Should I be ordering XL's? L's? A different drink?
Tomorrow I am going back to Starbucks. I just don't have the time to deal with a mental breakdown over an over-sweetened and heavenly hot beverage right now.

41 comments:

ourthreesons said...

Roll up the Rim is definitely not what it used to be. Back in the old days when we just got Timmy's out here in the west, every other cup was a winner! Rumor has it there are more winners in the large & xlarge sizes, so maybe try that.

dutchbritishlove said...

It's a message from the Universe telling you to stick to Starbucks lol.
Thanks for telling this story, b/c I do know what you're talking about and it made me laugh on a night when I needed it! You're hilarious!

jennifer lynn said...

lol! i haven't commented on your blog yet, although i follow it faithfully and love seeing what you do. and this is the post that has made me comment. because just this past weekend i was in canada and heard my sister complain about this very thing! she gets coffee from timmy's all the time and nothing!
so anyway - you made me laugh. thank you!

Melodie said...

I thought I was the only one! I do the daily double-double and I have never, ever won. Apparently, the odds of winning are 1 in 9...so how can it be that I always get the dreaded "play again" message? lol Good luck next time!

cranberry cottage said...

Sorry your not going to like this post at all but this is the absolute truth...It is hard to believe but 100% truth my daughter has won 21 times in this very roll up the rim to win contest. she just kept winning off her winnings.....my husband even bought her one and she won off it. Her friends would get her to roll up their cups and she won 2 times...I told her to go buy a lottery ticket....I won 3 times and my husband won 3 times....really sorry but maybe she won all of yours...

Linda @ Painted Whyte said...

OMG Holly you are so funny! Aren't you scared that if you stop it could have been the next one and you could have won. Just kidding... well maybe... that is totally something that would happen to me. Thanks for the giggle!!!

Tamstyles said...

Dang girl...you got it bad...

Lauren said...

Nothing for me either - and I get 4-5 a week :(

Andréann said...

My BF used to get a XL every lunch time last year; Not won ONCE. Not even a timbit.
And I got with him one night, and get a free donut. oh, how I felt special!

Tracy said...

Haha!! I'm a daily "large double double please"....and I too have yet to win! no coffee. no donut. nothing!! come on Timmy's!!
If Whitecourt had a Starbucks, I would have traded up a long time ago ;)

Rhiannon Nicole said...

haha ok first of all, youre CANADIAN!? or is there Timmies where you are? Second of all I have NEVER ever won. And yes I went back to Starbucks today too hehe Hope you win if you try to roll up the rim again! xo

Amanda said...

Agreed! Not fair at all. Do you still even have the roll up cups in the west? Every Tim's I've been to in ON is out of them...

So Not Martha said...

Rumor has it that size Large has more winning cups. It's probably all crap, but I always get a large anyway just in case :)

snowboardersm said...

I know how you feel! but i heard that alot of the big wins are actually in Quebec because tim hortons wants to increase the market there due to low sales. I still havent won! After almost 40 cups of coffee i havent even won a freakin donut. Anyways i love what you do and I look forward everyday reading your blog.

lena said...

I haven't won any either! And I get the XL almost every day!

Don't you hate how they made the sizes smaller now? At least where I am-I used to get a medium size but now a medium is like a child's cup.

Amber said...

LOL I have no idea what this is bu t I am googling now

The Chatty Housewife said...

You aren't the only one! We've noticed that most of the winners are in certain areas... maybe areas with more locations? I dunno. It's frustrating though!

Funky Junk Interiors said...

LOL!!

Never shop with a roll up the rim unattended. I left mine on a shelf to look at something an isle down and when I returned, someone rolled up my rim!!! On a full cup of coffee! How rude! :)

Donna

carolyn said...

I don't drink Timmy's but my son gets an XL several times a week and he's the same - no wins. Funny story though - we were at a hockey game (Go Sens!) in a box when the kids were young and stayed for a while after. So the boys started trolling the empty aisles and my cousin's kid starting picking up timmy cups and rolling up the rim with his MOUTH. Yes, other people's cups off the floor! Didn't win anything either.

Ashley's Thrifty Living said...

There used to be waaaay more winners! I am 3 for 6 this year so that is pretty good...free coffees and a doughnut........not trying to rub it in though! I swear!!!


p.s I only ever get medium!

40daysof said...

I have actually eaten at a Tim Horton's and I've never been to Canada. There's one in Dublin, OH. Or at least there used to be.

Just Beachy said...

Its a pathetic scam ...

Giggles said...

We've always been huge Timmy's supporters in this house. Two within walking distance of our home. But as of late the quality and service hasn't been up to snuff! Upon complaint, which was only after continued issues they never compensated us, or followed through with customer service. I think they've gotten a little too big for their britches....so Starbucks now gets their business. Starbucks has ramped up service. Quality and generosity has my non coffee drinking daughter now enjoying a daily brew!

Ps. Hope you win Holly!!

Hugs Giggles

Grace said...

I was born in Canada and now live in the states...never won anything with roll up the rim...whenever I visit and buy some Tim Horton's, I still hope that maybe I'll be that lucky person:)

Razmataz said...

That is too funny! I think the winning cups are staggered over the month with most at the end so you keep buying and they don't want the biggies won early. I used to win every 3 or 4 cups a doughnut or coffee, and my friends husband won a bike. Maybe you should try just ONE more time???!!

susanburke said...

I really thought it was ordering the XL that did the trick. After reading through some of these comments I am not sure, but this has been my experience. I usually drink the medium, double double, and last year was not a winner once, so I can totally relate to how you are feeling. So this year I thought to try something different, and it was order the XL, and I have won more than half the time!! seriously! ok coffee and doughnuts are my prizes! but I have become a winner, so maybe worth a try! good luck!

pixie said...

Oh the frustration ... DH goes daily, sometimes 2 times and gets his XL coffee! NOTHING as of yet. For all the dang money he spends there, I could of bought him that darn RAV.

I cringe when I see the "winners" sign that says 12000+. I'm sure they just add a few everyday to make it look good. If just isn't possible that with all that coffee he hasn't won a thing.

Mrs. Fitz said...

My husband buys a large coffee almost every day and he's won several (6?) free coffees. I've still got my fingers crossed for that $10k!

Also, we may or may not find random cups in the garbage at work and roll up the rim to check :-/ It did get us one free coffee though!

**Frugal Contessa** said...

Hilarious! I'm obsessed too! I won one lousy doughnut this year. I'm drinking mediums too - double double is my drug of choice. I think I'm go for larges from now on to change my luck!

SallyB said...

But where does it end? What if you only won a muffin....would you just keep trying and trying until you won something bigger? Break the cycle!

Elizabeth (blue clear sky) said...

I usually buy 3 cups (m,l,xl, covering all bases) a day during Roll Up the Rim, and this year I have won less than any other year
(5). My brother in law (same area) never won in previous years and is winning almost everytime (over 30 he thinks!) Cups are almost gone in our general area. I check now before I order to see what sizes are left, pathetic huh?

Lorrie said...

Not to depress you or anything but I rarely visit Timmy's. I was there with a friend recently, bought a cup of tea for me and coffee for her, and wouldn't you know it - she won a free cup of coffee!

theroses said...

I may be the only person on the planet who hates Tim Horton's coffee. I can only secretly say that on a blog post for fear of people shunning me. I am a Second Cup or Timothy's girl (actually hate Starbucks too...don't judge me!)
But, back to Tim's...my neighbour won a car two years ago. I kid you not. And to top it all off...he hardly ever goes there. Such is life in the fun lane.

Ivy Lane said...

Too funny! We do not have Tim Horton's here.... nice lift to my day! Happy Friday!

HUMBER said...

Oh, that's normal! Hon, I no longer expect to win. In fact over the last three years I have not met anyone who has won even a lousy timbit! Each time it's just Play Again.
Perhaps we all should just switch over to Coffee Time where each cup is a winner?
LOVE your projects!

Hopeless Chest said...

def switch to large

Jessica said...

My boyfriend went into Tim's the other day and asked if he could buy some cups...the girl must have thought he was cute because she gave him 5 empty cups for a dollar! We only won a coffee but it was still kind of fun. You should try it...except ask a guy!

Shelley said...

I've won 2 out of 6 times and they were both mediums, but it's hard to feel like a winner when it's a donut!

Sarah said...

We've won 2 coffees and 1 donut and we go every Saturday and Sunday for coffees. I'm surprised you ahven't won a coffee at least!

But ohhh..I love Tim Hortons. :)

Katie Bug said...

I'm just jealous that you can go to Tim's everyday! I live in Texas, so no Timmy's for me:( My family lives in Ontario, though, and we hit up Tim's every morning when we visit.

Casey said...

I am a consecutive loser in the Roll up the Rim too! pisses me off so much. yesterday, I went to get a hot chocolate and only realized when I was finished that there was no more Roll up the Rim :( I would have liked a truck

 
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