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Tomy wrote: some guy on a car forum claimed he won the matrix...

dunno if it's bs though
My friend was in line and a teenager (probably 14-15) won a matrix, right in front of her!

Sorry don't know the cup size but this was in Timmons, ON.
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A friend of a friend won the Matrix two weeks ago here in Niagara on a large.
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joeyjoejoe wrote: Last year's contest rules don't show breakdown the winning cup sizes... neither does 2009 rules... are you sure you aren't just making this up.


Unfortunately, so many people buy a handful of coffees and instantly assume that it's a large enough sample size to make a statistically significant point of view. :facepalm:

I can't find it through google, but I remember standing in line and reading the rules/regs and there was a breakdown in sizes. Last year/2009 it shows breakdown per region. This guy saw it too!
http://www.howardforums.com/showthread. ... ost8909658

EDIT: Look, ppl asking on Facebook!
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QUESTION: Are the winning vehicles available to be found in ALL size cups? I drink XL and in the past contests it used to be listed in the rules that no vehicles were in that sized cup (so I bought a different size during the contest) however I don't see this breakdown in the rules now.
http://www.facebook.com/topic.php?uid=9 ... opic=17812
EDIT 2: Found it!
[IMG]http://www.hoogervorst.ca/arthur/wp-con ... m_2006.jpg[/IMG]
http://www.hoogervorst.ca/arthur/?tag=roll-up-the-rim

Seems like it's gone after 2006
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when is this contest over? I bought a coffee today and they did not give me the roll up the rim cup.. is it over?
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It is until stock runs out. More busy locations would run out faster while slower locations would still have them. They accept the tabs up to May. I expect all stores to be cleaned out by either this weekend or the next.
boumbo wrote: when is this contest over? I bought a coffee today and they did not give me the roll up the rim cup.. is it over?
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express.items wrote: I can't find it through google, but I remember standing in line and reading the rules/regs and there was a breakdown in sizes. Last year/2009 it shows breakdown per region. This guy saw it too!
http://www.howardforums.com/showthread. ... ost8909658

EDIT: Look, ppl asking on Facebook!


EDIT 2: Found it!
[IMG]http://www.hoogervorst.ca/arthur/wp-con ... m_2006.jpg[/IMG]
http://www.hoogervorst.ca/arthur/?tag=roll-up-the-rim

Seems like it's gone after 2006

Well... that shut me up! :o :lol:

Actually thanks for finding this, it actually shows proof that there is no correlation... or very minor correlation between cup sizes and prizes... well at least for large prizes.

When you do the math, you will see that when you add all prizes and cups sizes, the probability of winning are as follows:

M --> 0.00426
L --> 0.00427
LX --> 0.00428

Variance is so minor that really cup size has little to no bearing on odds of winning. Now as for the caveats, this is based on 2006 data... 2011 can be very different and those odds only reflect large prizes. Food prizes make up the vast majority of prizes.
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oranr wrote: My friend was in line and a teenager (probably 14-15) won a matrix, right in front of her!

Sorry don't know the cup size but this was in Timmons, ON.
The teen power drank a hot coffee!? Too bad they're probably underage to win anything legally too......
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joeyjoejoe wrote: Well... that shut me up! :o :lol:

Actually thanks for finding this, it actually shows proof that there is no correlation... or very minor correlation between cup sizes and prizes... well at least for large prizes.

When you do the math, you will see that when you add all prizes and cups sizes, the probability of winning are as follows:

M --> 0.00426
L --> 0.00427
LX --> 0.00428

Variance is so minor that really cup size has little to no bearing on odds of winning. Now as for the caveats, this is based on 2006 data... 2011 can be very different and those odds only reflect large prizes. Food prizes make up the vast majority of prizes.

Ya, I was just looking at the numbers for the food prizes, and it seems in every region the L cup has more prizes. No clue what it is now though.
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won my 2nd free coffee on a L cup...
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express.items wrote: Ya, I was just looking at the numbers for the food prizes, and it seems in every region the L cup has more prizes. No clue what it is now though.

Thanks for the input everyone! I'm glad I wasn't the only one wondering this..

I think they have more prizes in L cups because they simply produce more of that size? At the last 3-5 Timmies that I've been to, that's the only size of contest cup left...

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