Starbucks vs Tim Hortons vs the Muffin Man vs Running… I ‘RRRoll up the rim to win’ and all I ever get is the chance to play again!
The question I have for you; do you drink coffee? Do you drink it before you run? Where do you buy it?
At the office today I was simultaneously on Google while attempting to perform the duties of my job, and came across an interesting Wikipedia page on Tim Horton’s; (Google won)
– Tim Horton’s owns 62% of the Coffee market in Canada
– Starbucks owns 7%
– It has taken over McDonald’s as Canada’s largest food service operation
– Controlled 22.6% of all fast food revenues in Canada in 2005http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tim_Hortons
I love my coffee as I am sure many of you do too. I don’t dispute that Tim Horton’s offers terrific coffee, I just despise how cheap they are in awarding prizes in the ‘RRRoll up the rim to win’ blitz. Everyone in Canada, and the Northern U.S., waits patiently all year for this bi-annual rolling frenzy. It is difficult making it through an entire coffee as the anticipation grows with each sip in rolling up that coffee stained rimmed to see if you are a big winner! In years past, this contest has been plagued with more “Please play again” then winners.
I decided this year to take the analysis into my own hands. I have collected my cups since the contest began, and have stored them on my desk (at work). So far I am batting 4 for 9, which has been a surprise. The Tim Horton big wig exec’s have smartened up. With the cost of beans rising year after year, and the out of control inflation rate of a cup of coffee, I am more than pleased to roll up the rim and win a free coffee.
At this point I returned to Google and found a comparison from 2010 to 2011…in 2010 out of 279 Million cups produced, 31 million were prize winners and from the same number of cups produced for 2011, 47 million are winners. Out of all this useless information, you can see you have a better chance at winning in 2011…This information was courtesy of; http://ca.finance.yahoo.com/news/Tim-Hortons-Roll-Up-The-Rim-yahoofinanceca-98103610.html
An 8 mile tempo run is in the books for today… Really, nothing is in the books because I fly by the seat of my pants. This is the run I have planned for tonight, so I am going to complete it. I think it’s going to be a good one… I received some good news today from the Tax Man when I electronically filed this afternoon.