A Man Won A $50 Tims Gift Card From Roll Up The Rim And Tim Hortons Refused To Give It To Him For This Reason
One of the best things about being Canadian is when Roll Up The Rim season comes back. Even if you don't end up winning, 90% of the fun is just the excitement of rolling it up anyways, whether you get a free donut or not. Though you may want to be wary of what you do if you win something bigger than the smaller prizes such as a donut or a free coffee as one man from New Brunswick learned the hard way.
The man, Stan Aubie, from Saint John got a coffee from Tim Hortons like any other usual day, though when he rolled up the rim he found he won a $50 gift card. Naturally, he ripped off the tab and kept it for when he would go back to Tims to redeem his price.
Unfortunately, when he did go to a Tim Hortons, they turned him down. Saying that because he had ripped off the tab without the PIN number, he couldn't redeem his prize. He was then sent to a different Tim Hortons location where the manager on staff gave him a form to send to Tim Horton's HQ with the tab that set him back $11.60 to mail.
Then earlier this week he received a letter back from Tim Hortons saying they were sorry but that he was "disqualified as a potential winner." Naturally, he was pretty upset and once word got around to others, they were just as pissed. It definitely comes from a good place though considering Tim Hortons doesn't remotely publicize the need to make sure you unroll the entire cups rim to find the PIN as well- that detail is hidden in the fine print of the contest rules.
Thankfully Tim Hortons ended up calling Aubie and apologizing for what happened and gifted him a $70 gift card. While this ends well for Aubie, it serves as a great example as to why you should always keep the whole cup when it comes to the bigger prices in Tim's Roll Up The Rim Contest- imagine you had been disqualified from winning a car!