"This One's On Us." Tim Hortons Spreads Holiday Cheer with Random Cups of Kindness

"This One's On Us." Tim Hortons Spreads Holiday Cheer with Random Cups of 
Kindness 
Thousands of random guests at Tims Hortons restaurants across Canada to be 
surprised with free orders from December 18 to December 22. 
OAKVILLE, ON, Dec. 18, 2012 /CNW/ - The best gifts are the ones you get when 
you least expect them. So, Tim Hortons wants to help make "the most wonderful 
time of the year" even merrier with Random Cups of Kindness. Beginning 
today, through to Saturday, December 22, thousands of randomly selected guests 
at more than 3,000 participating restaurants across the country will receive 
their order for free. 
"At Tim Hortons we have the honour of serving millions of guests each and 
every day," says David Clanachan, COO, Tim Hortons. "With the hustle and 
bustle of the season upon us, we thought this would be the perfect time to 
show our appreciation and randomly surprise many of our loyal guests with a 
free order." 
When the randomly selected guests are served, they will be handed a red 
bracelet as a memento. They are also being encouraged to share their 
experiences on Twitter using the hashtag, #randomcupsofkindness, or to post 
their experiences and photos on the Tim Hortons Facebook page 
(www.facebook.com/TimHortons). 
"Our guests regularly connect with us in a variety of different environments, 
whether online at home, in restaurants or on-the-go with smart phones," says 
Clanachan. "They place orders, share experiences and give us great feedback. 
We want to thank them all and share Random Cups of Kindness with as many as we 
can." 
With that in mind, the fun of Random Cups of Kindness is also being extended 
online. Each day during the five-day campaign, 100 Canadians who mention Tim 
Hortons in their Tweets will be randomly selected and surprised with a Tim 
card. 
The Tim Hortons Random Cups of Kindness program is also being carried out 
across more than 300 participating U.S. restaurant locations. 
ABOUT TIM HORTONS INC. 
Tim Hortons is one of the largest publicly-traded restaurant chains inNorth 
Americabased on market capitalization, and the largest inCanada. Operating 
in the quick service segment of the restaurant industry, Tim Hortons appeals 
to a broad range of consumer tastes, with a menu that includes premium coffee, 
espresso-based hot and cold specialty drinks including lattes, cappuccinos and 
espresso shots, specialty teas, fruit smoothies, home-style soups, fresh 
Panini and classic sandwiches, wraps, hot breakfast sandwiches and fresh baked 
goods, including our trademark donuts. As ofSeptember 30th, 2012, Tim 
Hortons had 4,138 system-wide restaurants, including 3,365 inCanada, 755 in 
theUnited Statesand 18 in the Gulf Cooperation Council. More information 
about the Company is available at www.timhortons.com. FollowTim Hortons on 
Twitter: www.twitter.com/timhortons. 
For more information or to arrange an interview, please contact: 
Michelle Robichaud Tim Hortons robichaud_michelle@timhortons.com 905-339-5047 
Kathleen Adams Paradigm Public Relations kadams@paradigmpr.ca 416-413-5131  
Image with caption: "From December 18 until December 22, Tim Hortons is 
spreading holiday cheer with Random Cups of Kindness at more than 3,000 
participating restaurants across Canada. Thousands of randomly selected guests 
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