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MolsonExport Mar 3, 2011 2:33 PM

RRRRRRROOOOOLLLLL up the RIM to lose
 
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Alright, 15 coffee's into the contest, and all I have won is some coffee dregs on my hands/shirt.


Four years ago, I remember winning 5 times in a row (alas, only crap like free coffee, donuts, and a bagel once). Never any of the cool shit.

So, what have you won? If anything? Tell us your odds so far.

I am currently 0/15. (sounds a bit like the Marble Loafs' record)

Calgarian Mar 3, 2011 2:50 PM

I won a free coffee by not drinking that milky crap Tims calls coffee, but by going to McDonalds to take advantage of their free coffee (which is actually pretty decent).

SteelTown Mar 3, 2011 3:06 PM

Yesterday I had a Tim Hortons franchise owner give me a free $2 Tim card. I guess this is his way competing with McDonald's free coffee.

Taeolas Mar 3, 2011 3:07 PM

I haven't been to Timmy's yet this year, so I'm oh for oh.

But one of the local radio guys is Oh for 16 at the moment.

Of course the late afternoon guy had to taunt his 1 for 1 average.

freeweed Mar 3, 2011 3:08 PM

I have never, ever, in 25 years of this contest being around heard of anyone I know personally, nor secondhand, nor thirdhand, nor anyhand - winning a single damn thing other than "free" coffee or a donut. It's like the Monopoly game at McDonald's.

Now, I'm not going to say they're a scam, but it feels like for 500 million coffee cups, they give out 6 "real" prizes. All while annoying me to death with their idiotic commercials.

I swear, back when I drank coffee I didn't mind Tim's product - but their annoying overplayed advertising completely turned me off the brand. Plus this stupid contest. I can't count the number of times people would get visibly upset with me for throwing out a coffee cup. Who the hell cares, I'm not going to carry around some dirty cardboard just for the 1:20 chance to save a damn dollar. People are stupid enough about this that guys who use re-usable insulated travel mugs actually ask for the cups during this contest. Way to think about the environment only when it's convenient, boys!

I don't think there's a Canadian institution that I loathe more than Tim Horton's. Friend in from the UK last night and it literally took 3 minutes from turning the TV on until he saw one of their commercials.

niwell Mar 3, 2011 3:17 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Calgarian (Post 5185745)
I won a free coffee by not drinking that milky crap Tims calls coffee, but by going to McDonalds to take advantage of their free coffee (which is actually pretty decent).

Yeah I'm on the free coffee train this week as well. As it would happen the lineups at the Tim Horton's in Union Station are huge and I can just run to McDonald's before my train to get a free coffee in no time. Well, I usually get a large and just pay the difference, which is nice. Their coffee is quite a bit better, though they have a habit of putting way too much milk and sugar in. I shudder to think what someone who orders a "double double" (how I loathe that expression) is drinking.

samne Mar 3, 2011 3:38 PM

Free McD's coffee train here too.

Dont like Tim's coffee and the prize of another one doesnt grab me.

mr.John Mar 3, 2011 3:40 PM

Too bad Montreal anarchists haven't taken up fire-bombing Tim Hortons, or better still the Montreal mafia puts out a contract on that singing dork who appears on their commercials...crime scene investigators " looks like the victim was killed by having his head shoved into a vat of boiling Tim Horton's coffee ...oh and the guitar sticking out of ass didn't help either"

The_Architect Mar 3, 2011 3:51 PM

I'm currently 0 for 6.

But 4 for 7 at Country Style with their version

And do you mean one of the hottest teams in the east?

haljackey Mar 3, 2011 3:53 PM

I won a coffee, and that coffee won me a doughnut!

When pulling 16+ hour days at school for a charrette, it really put a smile on my face.

But if you want a free coffee, go to Mickie-Dees! They've got free coffee right now, at least in my neck of the woods.

harls Mar 3, 2011 4:22 PM

0 for 3.

They say their odds of winning a prize are 1 in 6 this year.. weren't they 1 in 9 last time?

Jay in Cowtown Mar 3, 2011 4:28 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Calgarian (Post 5185745)
I won a free coffee by not drinking that milky crap Tims calls coffee, but by going to McDonalds to take advantage of their free coffee (which is actually pretty decent).

Yup! but of course I felt obligated to buy something, so I ordered some delicious Egg McMuffins too.

Calgarian Mar 3, 2011 4:29 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jay in Cowtown (Post 5185881)
Yup! but of course I felt obligated to buy something, so I ordered some delicious Egg McMuffins too.

I like those because they use actual eggs, not that simulated shit Tims has.

Coldrsx Mar 3, 2011 4:35 PM

Tim Hortons is the worst coffee in the world... the real 'win' is to avoid.

McDonald's coffee is far superior, along with their egg mcmuff

yaletown_fella Mar 3, 2011 4:45 PM

Does anyone find Tim Hortons doubles doubles very inconsistent in proportion depending on location? I loathe when I'm given 3 parts cream and 1 sugar and I've left the store and already on the subway. Seriously, most of the workers are retarded.

mr.John Mar 3, 2011 6:02 PM

the sausage egg mcmuffin with a hashbrown and coffee is great at McDonalds,too bad they don't serve it after 11am, I would have no problems ordering it at noon or in the evening...are you listening McDonalds?

MrOilers Mar 3, 2011 6:07 PM

1 for 3. I won a donut.

Yay me.

Smooth Mar 3, 2011 6:55 PM

My friend won a mountain bike on the roll up the rim contest. It had a Tim Hortons decal and everything. He was choked when it was stolen.

On a side note, I thought this thread might have been referring to Research In Motion doing poorly when I first saw the title.

Metro-One Mar 3, 2011 7:16 PM

Last time i was there i won an RV, because it said "win-a-bagel" :D

Terrible old joke I know, but it still works, hehe

I have never won anything beyond a coffee.

vid Mar 3, 2011 7:45 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Calgarian (Post 5185884)
I like those because they use actual eggs, not that simulated shit Tims has.

I didn't know Tim's did this. Robin's has for a while. What they use is an egg product that is packed into a chub (like a giant sausage of scrambled egg wrapped in plastic); they can cut off perfect round slices and re-animate it in the microwave. Somehow this is cheaper and easier than putting the egg into the metal loop thing.

Another reason to stay the fuck away from eggs.

Quote:

Originally Posted by MolsonExport (Post 5185726)
I am currently 0/15. (sounds a bit like the Marble Loafs' record)

I'm sorry, but complaining about Tim Hortons while still buying their product is like complaining about Walmart's corporate ethics while shopping there. If you hate it so much, why do you still go there?

And didn't this start just last week? You're buying two coffees a day from them? What the hell? You're like an abused woman sticking up for her violent boyfriend. Should we hold an intervention for you?


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