It's every Canadians favourite but most frustrating time of the year. At Tim Hortons across the country, hopeful Canadians are rolling up their coffee cup rims in hopes of finding money, car, or even just a free coffee or donut. The odds of the contest are around 1 in 6, but of course, that doesn't mean you will for sure have one winning cup in every six you buy. That, however, leads some Canadians to say that Roll Up The Rim is rigged. Others have taken it one step further and are alleging that Tim Hortons employees are pre-rolling their cups and keeping the good prizes for themselves.
Some of the accusations have aired on Twitter so far, with Canadians claiming that they have bought Tim Hortons but when they went to roll up the rim of their cup they noticed it had already been rolled up or tampered with.
So far this year, the claims have come from all across the country, including in Ontario and out on the east coast. Despite being from completely different places, they're all claiming the same thing, that the cups they got their coffee/tea in had been rolled up and rolled back down before they even received them.
@TimHortons wtf?!? I just bought a coffee at the drive thru on(354) Highland rd in Kitchener and when I went to roll up the rim it had already been rolled up and cheaply rolled back down #wheresmyrav4!!— Poké (@Pok59314936) February 21, 2019
Tim Horton's cops on Main Street Fredericton New Brunswick or tampered with they always give me a Double Cup I just thought maybe they're being courteous I roll up my I going to roll up my rim the cup splits right down the center and the thing had already been rolled up pic.twitter.com/jGEZ0DlgYc— Kaitlynn (Kiki) (@KennyNicname) February 9, 2019
So I bought a coffee today, drank it, when to roll up the rim and noticed that the cup had been clipped on both sides, and rolled up. Can we put 2 and 2 together @TimHortons Highly disappointed with this lack of someone's dishonesty. pic.twitter.com/zOwZjF0R7c— Lainey (@elaineroy324) 22 February 2019
Not surprisingly, in these three cases, all the cups turned out to be "please play again" cups.
This isn't the first time these accusations have come out either. In 2018, Canadians had the same complaints about Roll Up The Rim, and they said then that Tim Hortons employees were to blame.
Went to roll up the rim of my coffee and it was already rolled up.. ok tims 🙄— Bryanna (@bryannalively) March 12, 2018
Most of the cups I get during roll up the rim have already been rolled by Tim’s employees or managers. They get all the good prizes. You might win a coffee or a donut though. When will they make it so you can’t check the cup and just roll it back?— dave s (@Stellaten) February 10, 2018
TAKE IN, about an hour ago I went to @TimHortons and I ordered a chamomile tea. So I’m here, drinking my tea & I finally drink enough to “roll up the rim to win” ... ONLY TO NOTICE THAT THIS CUP WAS ALREADY ROLLED..— rach (@raachM) February 24, 2018
Even back in 2017 and 2016, Canadians were claiming their Roll Up The Rim cups had been pre-rolled proving if these allegations are true, that it's been an ongoing issue.
Omg @TimHortons just gave me a used prerolled roll up the rim cup! Finished my tea and went to check and it was all rolled already!! EW!!— midgetkkTV (@midgetkkTV) March 13, 2016
On Twitter, Tim Hortons responded to one of the most recent allegations, asking the customer to reach out to them privately so they can follow up on the issue.
Narcity has also reached out to Tim Hortons in regards to these allegations and will update this story as soon as a comment is provided.