Red Deer women awarded vehicles in Tim Hortons promotion

Central Alberta had more than its fair share of big winners in this year’s Roll-Up-The-Rim promotion by Tim Hortons.

Above: Lana Johanson of Red Deer

Central Alberta had more than its fair share of big winners in this year’s Roll-Up-The-Rim promotion by Tim Hortons.

Of the five Toyota Venzas won across Alberta, two were driven home by Red Deer women on Tuesday.

Crystal Ledoux was handed the keys to her shiny new car at the downtown Tim Hortons location. She bought the lucky beverage on the morning of April 2 while on a coffee run for her household.

“I rolled it up and I said, ‘Woo hoo! I won a Toyota,’ ” she said, adding she hadn’t had much luck in the contest prior to winning the grand prize.

Ledoux was driving a 1998 Saturn, which she says is now for sale.

The other winner, Lana Johanson, arrived at the southeast Tim Hortons location on 30th Avenue on Tuesday afternoon with her family in tow.

She remembers grabbing her winning coffee after suffering some disappointment just hours earlier.

“I had coffee with my sister earlier that day, and she won a coffee once again and I won nothing, so she had rubbed that in my face,” said Johanson. “I stopped and got a coffee later in the day and rolled up my rim. I was little bit shocked.”

Johanson said she loves the new car, but was still considering whether to keep it.

“We’ll have to discuss it as a family,” she said.

Tim Hortons communications manager Greg Skelly was on hand to present the winners with their prizes.

“This is the easy part of my job, going out and giving people the news and handing out the keys,” he said.

As well, three Central Albertans were among the seven in the province to win a $10,000 cash prize. Erin Andrews picked up a paying cup in Blackfalds, Stacey Geldhart won in Red Deer, and Tammy MacGuire hit the jackpot in Mirror.

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