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Roll up the Rim to win!

Updated on September 26, 2012

Every month of March in Canada, Tim Hortons launches their promotion ''Roll up the Rim to win''. I have to say that I am a big fan of the contest but I drink a lot less coffee than before. Sometimes I win a coffee or a muffin or a donut but nothing more. My sister won 100$ last year and I wonder what are the odds of winning something big. This year is the 25th anniversary of the contest and your odds of winning are bigger. Chances of winning are one in six and the other years they were of one in nine.

Wanna know your chances of winning a brand new Toyota Matrix Canadian fellows? Well it depends on what province you live. Why? Because the amount of prizes are not the same from one province to another. For example, there are 20 Toyotas to be won In Ontario but only 4 in Quebec and 5 in Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Northwest Territories & Yukon all together and the same goes for all the other prizes. But since Ontario have twice as much cups produced then the odds are lowered a little for them.

The real odds of winning are as followed:

  • 1 of 40 2011 Toyota Matrix: 1 in 7,148,780
  • 1 of 100 Panasonic 3D TV Packages: 1 in 2,859,512
  • 1 of 1000 Gourmet Grills: 1 in 285,951
  • 1 of 5000 Raleigh mountain bikes: 1 in 57,190
  • 1 of 25000 100$ gift cards: 1 in 11,438
  • Any food prize: 1 in 6.

Kind of depressive eh? It's even more depressive when you know that you have 1 chance in 14,000,000 to win the grand prize at Lotto 6/49 with Loto-Quebec. The only difference is that you get to win a couple of millions instead of a 25 000$ prize. So is it worth to buy more coffees in order to hope and win something big and boost the rate of caffeine in your system? My choice was made a while ago and I have decided to switch from moka to tea. If you are a regular coffee drinker well good luck and keep on rolling up those rims and good luck!

Wanna know something funny though? I bought only one coffee from Tim Hortons this year and I won a free coffee!! Maybe I should claim that coffee too since it's still sitting on my car dahsboard.


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    • The Reminder profile image

      The Reminder 5 years ago from Canada

      Hany Ali:

      Yes indeed the coffee is awesome at Tim's.

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      Hany Ali 5 years ago

      Great Coffee, even if you did not win you got nothing to lose

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      The Reminder 6 years ago from Canada


      The only think I won was a donut and a more than 100 cups.

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      Neerizzle 6 years ago from Canada

      I have horrible luck with roll up the rim, I don't think I've ever won anything lol. I don't usually drink coffee though so during roll up the rim I buy the occasional hot chocolate or something.

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      Sinea Pies 6 years ago from Northeastern United States

      At least Tim Horton's has good coffee!