Monday, March 12, 2007

Spike in Sales

Although I get some serious enjoyment out of their steeped tea, I'm not really a die-hard Tim Horton's fan. Strangely, roll up the rim (or in my case, gnaw up the rim) has some sort of strange hold on me that leads me to buy drinks I don't really want or need.

For example, yesterday on our ride home from Fernie I decided to buy a medium coffee despite the fact that I wasn't thirsty and the drink would more than likely give me a wicked stomach ache. I even got all creepy about it and decided that this cup "felt lucky". Indeed, my roll up the rim mojo was right on target and I won myself a doughnut. I was insanely pumped even though I haven't really enjoyed donuts since my co-op bakery days. What is it about roll up the rim?

Please play again? Oh you know I can't help myself!

18 comments:

Paige said...

It's all part of Tim's grand scheme to take over the world (or at least Canada)... I'm 1 for 5 so far in my Roll Up The Rims, does that mean I win a car if I buy 50 more teas?

Karen said...

I'm lucky, I havn't had to buy my own coffee yet, and I've won 50% of the time!

Anonymous said...

I know exactly what you mean. I always want Tim Hortons, but I can't drink any of their beverages except for herbal tea. So far I've only caved once (and lost), but I studying at least 3 hours a day within 4 meters of the Tim Hortons at school.

Amisha

Billy D said...

Jamie, pick a spelling for doughnut and stick with it.

Jamie said...

Way to sneak your way into my blog, Kyle. Or should I call you Billy D?

Paige said...

Who knew you were married to someone with multiple identities?

I'm now 1 for 6 in my winnings. Where can I get a horseshoe around this town???

Celia said...

Jamie I am the same way. I hadn't had coffee for months, and now I want to go everyday. And have yet to feel, several times I have felt 'on' but lost every time.
ps, I think its funny your husband is cyper-stalking you

Avey said...

I think the purpose of roll up the rim is to target people exactly like us. We don't go to tim's on a regular basis because we much prefer starbucks, but we're suckers for winning. I get so frusterated though because I think their coffee tastes like mud, I'm not crazy about their tea, and the rest of their drinks are way too sweet. I still go though, and order things I don't want. I often win doughnuts and coffee, but throw the cups away anyway because I'm in it for the 'big' prizes.

Jamie said...

Yeah, I just give my prizes away. Last year I gave my "free muffin" cup to a kid behind me in line and I gave Kyle the free donut. I wouldn't mind the ipod though.

Billy D said...

Tims tastes like mud? It's way better than Starbucks regular drip coffee. It sits around way too long and ends up tasting sick. And they charge more for it. Even their specialty coffee has been slipping in the last while. I think underpaid underqualified labour is the problem.

jddolsky said...

Starbucks makes my stomach hurt but Timmy's makes my tummy happy. Jamie, if you ever win a free coffee and don't want it, I would gladly take it off your hands. I will even give you all large winnings on the free cup of coffee. Can't resist that deal, can you?

Jamie said...

That sounds pretty sweet to me. But you'll have to fight Kyle for the coffee. it's not that I don't like Tim's coffee, it just gives me a stomach ache is all. I think it's delicious.

jamie said...

ok, slightly off topic with all the other comments but I love how you slid your good ol' bakery days into your blog!! Oh Co-op, how I miss you!
Did you ever meet the guy that actually called them Dog nuts? I liked him.

Jamie said...

Oh bakery/deli days. I tell EVERYONE the story about you and the dog nuts guy but I never got to meet him myself. It's probably my favourite co-op story.

Perpetualstudent said...

Where did kyles blog go?

Allejandro said...
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Allejandro said...

It's still there. Jamie just doesn't think it's link worthy quality. I guess I can't blame her though as I'm not all that committed to updating it. Maybe I'll start posting excerpts from my thesis just to have something. Concrete is exciting.

Heather M. said...

I'm rather proud to say I haven't bought one yet but if Starbucks did roll up the rim, that would be a whole different story. Plus there is that fact that I can't eat donuts...

 
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