How to Roll Up the Rim Without Buying Coffee

CBC News shared a story about how you can Roll Up The Rim without buying coffee. Well, we sweepers already know that. We also know, due to the price point of the beverages, it’s not worth it.

How to roll up the rim without buying coffee

Why is there even a No Purchase Entry option? It’s the law. Really.

Contests and sweepstakes are governed by promotional laws. They vary from country to country and state/province by state/province, but all companies running a sweepstakes must follow them. It’s why contests by a sponsor, whose products have a low dollar value, allow you to mail-in to garner an entry. Some add you in the drawing. Some will mail or email you back a code for you to enter.

Last year I wrote this blog post: Why I Rarely Submit No Purchase Entries Any More outlining the fact postage rates have now outstripped the cost. The article repeats what I have said for years. Unless the dollar value of the purchase is higher than postage, spend your money on the coffee, chocolate, soda pop, etc.

Read more posts here about how to get codes without mailing away or buying the product:

How often do you take advantage of the No Purchase Entry rules clause?

2017-03-31T10:13:23+00:00March 26th, 2017|Contesting, Sweepstaking|2 Comments

About the Author:

Carolyn Wilman (aka @ContestQueen) is a Digital Marketing Strategist and Sweepstakes Specialist. Carolyn teaches others how to Find, Organize, Enter and Win giveaways along with working with companies to create, and viral market, winning promotions maximizing ROI and loyal customers.


  1. Linda Klages April 2, 2017 at 8:41 am - Reply

    I have done the Amazing Race Canada Chunky soup without purchase by doing the 50 words online. I won a $100 ecard and 3 Metro giftcards (had to to an additional 50 words about Metro for those daily prizes). Was that worth it? You bet. Online is free. Shoppers drugmart has the online 50 word option too. I haven’t won anything thru it.

    • Carolyn
      Carolyn April 2, 2017 at 10:30 am - Reply

      I agree it is worth it if it costs less to buy then mail away. If like you the cost is higher, then I mail away too.

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