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Deal Addict
Nov 16, 2006
1339 posts
1267 upvotes
Toronto
DougO wrote: i see the Circle K contests start again as of March 4th. Hopefully they give out some free codes. I found a cup outside the local store, so I have at least 1 code. But the Frosters drinks are terrible. I'd buy the cups and no drink in order to enter but only when they are on sale as they are right now (about $1.60 with tax). Good luck...
I have a university student still at home and he loves this contest. I buy him a Froster once a week, and roll up the rim while I'm at the store. If I only get a free product (which I have no interest in), I give that away to a passerby, and buy an empty cup for a code to enter online.
Deal Addict
Feb 11, 2015
3206 posts
27988 upvotes
Toronto, ON
I don't recall any bigger prizes for December, and I know January and February were sparse with wins but I got at least one good one in, so I had to come up with a different mentality. My best bet: play at the time I think the least amount of people would play. It makes absolutely no sense, but I figure if I kill my desire to win, by thinking I'll never win, I may just maybe come up with a win. It's trial and error, and 3 months of close to nothing, definitely sucks. Time to roll the dice some other day and than figure out if it's too good to sell because so far, my time is just being drained down the drain with no tilling of fun. if entertainment was free, it would all be read from a book, like religion. It's gotta mean something to everyone there, and so far, this is like my attempts at contesting when I was an amateur, but I guess, you never really become a pro at contesting. You can have all the tools and time, but you still need more. Good luck all, RFD sisters and brothers! We're all in this game together, I rarely keep a contest to myself anymore, cuz I think if I don't win, what about another rfder, we should all have our chances, but you gotta lurk around some other sites for what others found. I was due for a run, but now I'm waiting for spring to bloom. And we should all check our emails with anticipation for the next time to do something entertaining where you're at!
Deal Addict
Feb 11, 2015
3206 posts
27988 upvotes
Toronto, ON
2020, the start of a stinker in contesting, started with a bad Christmas lot in December. It's a slow start, but apart from that, I'm enjoying this year so far. You can't always have it both ways, but it's nice. Hope to put my strategy to use and get a close. Willow, if you're out there, raise a branch to the sky, and let me get a parcel rained on me lol. Not great, but I can't complain. Feels like it can't go on this way forever, can it. We'll see. Time to adjust and keep trying! Good luck all entering, we should all do it casually but we all gotta win sometimes!
Deal Expert
Dec 26, 2010
18416 posts
5289 upvotes
Found this on another site vis a vis the Circle K Flip The Lip contest:

"You may enter without making a purchase. Request a pin code by sending a letter with a 50-word minimum hand-written essay about ‘Circle K Mars – the first Convenience Store on Mars’ to:

Mac’s “Flip the Lip” Contest c/o 612 Creative
#204 – 768 Columbia Street
New Westminster, British Columbia V3M 1B4"

This was from last year but we are in the 2nd phase of the same contest. I believe they also have not drawn the 2 cash prizes yet either of $15K and $5K respectively...
Newbie
Feb 22, 2015
29 posts
17 upvotes
Eastern Ontario
How do you know if an email is legit? I received an email today telling me that I've won a Nintendo Switch. They are asking for my name, shipping info and phone number. There's no actual form to fill out. I tried searching the email address on the net but I can't find anything that tells me whether its legit or a scam. Any Ideas? Sorry if this question has been asked before.
Deal Guru
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Mar 24, 2005
13451 posts
641 upvotes
Toronto
pete9876 wrote: How do you know if an email is legit? I received an email today telling me that I've won a Nintendo Switch. They are asking for my name, shipping info and phone number. There's no actual form to fill out. I tried searching the email address on the net but I can't find anything that tells me whether its legit or a scam. Any Ideas? Sorry if this question has been asked before.
what's the email address?
Deal Addict
Oct 3, 2018
2404 posts
2408 upvotes
GTA
pete9876 wrote: How do you know if an email is legit? I received an email today telling me that I've won a Nintendo Switch. They are asking for my name, shipping info and phone number. There's no actual form to fill out. I tried searching the email address on the net but I can't find anything that tells me whether its legit or a scam. Any Ideas? Sorry if this question has been asked before.
Gamespot Contest?

https://www.gamespot.com/articles/you-c ... 0-6473900/
Newbie
Feb 22, 2015
29 posts
17 upvotes
Eastern Ontario
mzmoney wrote: Congrats!
Thanks. Everything points to it being real but I'm paranoid about phishing scams and identity stealing, that's why I was asking. Also, I've never won a North American contest before or any contests of this value ($450 US).
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Sr. Member
Nov 9, 2005
937 posts
12626 upvotes
North York, ON
"Tim Hortons cancels the paper cup portion of Roll Up the Rim amid coronavirus fears"

https://www.theglobeandmail.com/busines ... -rim-amid/

Tim Hortons is pulling 81-million cups designed for its Roll Up the Rim to Win promotion, amid concerns about the coronavirus.
The news comes just a day after the coffee-and-donuts chain confirmed it had cancelled a plan to give away 1.8-million reusable cups as part of a plan to give the contest a more environmentally-friendly focus. Tims is one of a number of coffee chains that confirmed this week they have temporarily suspended their usual practice of allowing customers to bring their own reusable cups for beverage orders. Starbucks, Second Cup and McDonald’s have all said they will put the practice on hold due to worries about the spread of COVID-19.

The withdrawal of the Roll Up cups differs from the approach that Tim Hortons took in 2003, when the outbreak of severe acute respiratory syndrome [SARS] also coincided with the promotion. At the time, the chain placed containers by cash registers and asked customers to show their prizes to staff before putting them in the containers, rather than handing them over.

“Seventeen years later, we have the benefit of a digital solution that we did not have back then," Duncan Fulton, chief corporate officer of Tim Hortons parent company Restaurant Brands International Inc. said in an interview on Saturday. “In the current public health environment, it just doesn’t seem like the right solution to run the cup program, where people are using their mouths to roll up the rim and tearing it off to give it to team members, and having team members need to dispose of those."

Worldwide, more than 101,000 cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed and more than 3,400 deaths have been reported. In Canada, there are at least 51 confirmed and presumptive cases of the virus.

There were 4,014 Tim Hortons locations in Canada as of Dec. 31. The company has ordered extra gloves and hand sanitizing gel, and has reminded staff at all locations of the importance of regular hand washing. Staff regularly clean frequently-touched areas of the restaurants such as door handles and pin pads, Mr. Fulton said.

The annual Roll Up promotion is scheduled to begin on Wednesday, and runs until April 7. The company was already planning to encourage customers to participate digitally, distributing the paper cups with prizes hidden in the rims for only the first two weeks of the contest. Customers could also play through the chain’s mobile app, with an extra digital “roll” given to customers who brought their own cups. The chain is still granting the extra roll but will not fill orders in those cups. Now that the paper cups have been withdrawn, it will instead provide beverage giveaways at the cash at its stores for the first two weeks. The cash registers are being programmed to randomize the giveaways.

Roughly $16-million in prizes will be available through the digital contest, a slight increase from previous plans since bigger prizes that were hidden in cups -- such as cars, televisions and gift cards -- have been transferred to the digital platform. The in-store giveaways will be worth roughly $14-million in total, with the same chance of winning a free drink at the cash as customers would have had via the cups, roughly one in nine. Those who win at the cash will automatically receive the credit for their drink purchase.

The optics of disposing of so many unused cups could be an issue for Tim Hortons, which last year faced criticism for a contest centred on promoting single-use cups. Its parent company, Restaurant Brands International Inc. blamed weak quarterly results partly on waning interest in the contest.

The paper cups for hot beverages that fast-food chains distribute are generally lined with plastic, and many municipalities do not process them for recycling. Mr. Fulton said the company is collecting the cups from stores and will take them to a warehouse while it assesses the best way to make sure they are recycled.

“We’ve asked our sustainability team to find us a range of options,” he said. “...We’re the largest restaurant company in the country, and we take our responsibility for health and safety very seriously."
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Newbie
Nov 20, 2015
4 posts
1 upvote
I was a weekly winner in Snack Season contest 5 times. I received 1 prize containing 2 hats, 1 shirt, 1 long sleeve shirt and 1 hoodie. I reached out to them regarding the rest of the prizes and they told me that prize I received contained all of my prize winnings. I understood the weekly prize value was $100. Anyone else have any issues with this?
Newbie
Nov 20, 2015
4 posts
1 upvote
I won 5 times. They sent me 1 prize containing all of my winnings for the entire contest.

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