It's that time of year again when Canadians are literally dumpster diving for Tim Hortons coffee cups because of Roll Up The Rim. The annual promotion began yesterday meaning under the rim of every coffee cup you buy there could be a great prize.
This year the prizes include 40 Jeep Compasses, 100 pre-paid $5000 CIBC cards, 1000 sport bikes, 50,000 $50 Tim Hortons gift cards, and of course over 43 million food and coffee prizes. With millions of prize-winning cups out there you definitely wouldn't want to forget to roll up your cup rim.
Unfortunately, for the numerous Canadians who fill up on Tim Hortons every day, throwing out your cup immediately after finishing your coffee may be second nature, especially if it's early in the morning and the caffeine hasn't hit you yet. That's why every year a countless number of Tim Hortons cups are thrown out without ever being rolled up.
With a 1 in 6 chance of winning something, that means it is almost certain that some of those cups have some sort of prize on them, even if it is just a coffee or a donut. It's that mindset that is sending Canadians dumpster diving for Tim Hortons cups right now.
i have thrown out TWO (2) roll up the rim cups so far without rolling them up so i just don’t deserve to win at this point— lyn Z (@HeyyLynds) February 7, 2019
can someone remind me to roll up the rim for my coffee cups every morning now cause my dumbass forgot to do that today AND I KNEW THE CUP WAS DIFFERENT— aerielle (@ohohaeri) February 7, 2019
In most cases, people are going into the garbage after their own cups after they forgot to roll them up.
A few co workers searching through various trash bins at work for the roll up the rim cups they forgot to roll up today! 😆 It's always the car prize too— Ben Leow (@Astr0b0y8) February 6, 2019
update on roll up season: accidentally threw the cup away instead of rolling the rim. if anyone needs me i’ll be digging through the garbage— Taylor Rozumniak (@taylorrozumniak) February 6, 2019
Straight up just watched a lady dig her Tim’s cup out of the garbage because she forgot to roll up the rim— maggie (@maggie_pierce) February 6, 2019
Then there are some Canadians who take it to the next level, going into the garbage in hopes that some random stranger accidentally threw out a winning cup.
The only time I don't mind cleaning up garbage after customers is when it's roll up the rim at timmies and they forget. Won me free coffee today.— Chronic Blasphemer (@GreenBlasphemy) February 7, 2019
Roll up the rim started today, and someone has to tell me I'm not the only one who checks other people's garbage to make sure they didn't leave behind a winning doughnut.— 102.7 THE PEAK (@THEPEAK) February 7, 2019
Roll Up The Rim is scheduled to run until April 17, 2019, or when all the cups run out, whichever one comes first. This makes it the longest roll up the rim promo ever. If you do win you have until May 3 to redeem any prizes.