Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Tim Hortons 2010 Gift Card Collectors Notes



2010 Tim Cards/Envelope Covers






















In 2010 Tim Hortons had 3,649 system wide restaurants, including 3,082 in Canada and 567 in the United States.


In 2010 Tim Hortons launched the Tim Hortons CafĂ© & Bake Shop Brand 
Tim Hortons International Changes their name again From Tim Hortons Coffee & Bake Shop to Tim Hortons Cafe & Bake Shop as part of the USA and International Franchising Expansion Strategy
Although it did not reflect on the 2010 Tim Cards This new logo will start to show and reflect on USA Tim Cards in 2011

The Reloadable Symbol is added to All Cards Dated 2010
The First White Cup Core Card is Released
First Plastic Hanger Snap Cards Released in Grocery and Pharmacy Stores
First Employee Gold Cards Introduced
All Cards and Envelope Covers have a dash between VL/VLC unless otherwise stated
VL Numbers End in 2010 and FD Numbers Begin with the 2011 25 Year Roll Ups Dated 2010
More  Team Cards introduced through Tim Hortons Sponsorships.
 No "Professional League" Logos were used on Team Cards in 2010 ie. NHL/CFL/NFL/NCAA League Logos will NOT Appear on the cards

2010 Original Basic VL/FD  List
VL-10683C
2010 CDN EN $100 Rrroll up the rim to win - Dated 2009 for 2010 Contest
VL-10684C
2010 CDN FR  $100 Rrroll up the rim to win Carte Tim - Dated 2009 for 2010 Contest
VL-10685U
2010 USA  $100  Rrroll up the rim to win - Dated 2009 for 2010 Contest
VL10683C                                                                           
2010 CDN EN $25 On Line Rrroll up the rim to win  - Dated 2009 for 2010 Contest
VL10684C                                                                            
2010 CDN FR  $25 On Line Rrroll up the rim to win Carte Tim - Dated 2009 for 2010 Contest
VL10685U 
2010 USA  $25 On Line Rrroll up the rim to win  - Dated 2009 for 2010 Contest
No Release
2010 KANDAHAR Rrroll Up the Rim To Win Prize Card - No Prize Cards In Kandahar - Cash Prizes Only
VL-10784
2010 CDN EN Pink Petals
VL-10785
2010 CDN FR Pink Petals
Vl-10786
2010 USA Pink Petals
VL-10789
2010 CDN EN In Store Release Ice Capp Sand Castle
VL-10790
2010 CDN FR  In Store Release Ice Capp Sand Castle
V- 10791
2010 USA In Store Release Ice Capp Sand Castle
VL-10810
2010 Release 1  In Store  NHL CDN Buffalo Sabres -Old Yellow Buffalo "Slug" Logo CDN Version 
VL-10811
2010  Release 1  In Store  NHL USA Buffalo Sabres -Old Yellow Buffalo "Slug" Logo USA Version
VL-10812
2010 CDN In Store Release NHL Detroit Red Wings CDN Version  -This is the Only Year a CDN Version of Detroit Red Wings Was Released
VL-10813
2010 USA In Store Release  NHL Detroit Red Wings USA Version
VL-10817
2010 CDN EN We make the Difference Employee Motto Appreciaion Gold Card- With Small word "Gold" written on Top Left
VL-10818
2010 CDN FR We make the Difference Employee Motto Appreciaion Gold Carte Tim- With Small French Word "Or" Top  Left
VL-10819
2010 USA We make the Difference Employee Motto Appreciaion Gold Card - With Small word "Gold" written on Top Left
VL-10823
2010 Release 1 USA  In Store Release NHL Columbus Blue Jackets Team Logo Card
VL-10824
2010 USA  In Store Release MiLB Columbus Clippers
VL-10825
2010 USA In Store Release MiLB Buffalo Bisons
VL11138
2010 CDN EN $15 Ice Capp  Plastic Snap Hanger Letter "E" on Upper Back Portion
VL11139
2010 CDN FR $15 Ice Capp  Plastic Snap Hanger Letter "G" on Upper Back  Portion
No Release
2010 USA $15  Ice Capp  Plastic Snap Hanger Card  -Not Found!
VL11140
2010 Release 1 CDN EN $15 Brown Cup  Plastic Snap Hanger  Logo Bottom Left Letter "D" on Upper Back  Portion
VL11141
2010 Release 1  CDN FR $15 Brown Cup  Plastic Snap Hanger Logo Bottom Left Letter "F" on Upper Back  Portion
No Release
2010 USA $15 Brown Cup  Plastic Snap Hanger -Not Found!
VL11142
2010 CDN EN $25 Ice Capp  Plastic Snap Hanger Letter "I" on Upper Back  Portion
VL11143
2010 CDN FR $25 Ice Capp  Plastic Snap Hanger Letter "K" on Upper Back  Portion
No Release
2010 USA $25  Ice Capp  Plastic Snap Hanger -Not Found!
VL11144
2010 CDN EN  $25 Brown Cup  Plastic Snap Hanger Logo Bottom Left Letter "H" on Upper Back  Portion
VL11145
2010 CDN FR  $25 Brown Cup  Plastic Snap Hanger Logo Bottom Left Letter "J" on Upper Back  Portion 
No Release
2010 USA $25 Brown Cup  Plastic Snap Hanger -Not Found!
VL11159
2010 CDN EN CFL Saskatchewan Roughriders Limited Edition (100 Years) (Green)
VL11160
2010 CDN EN CFL Hamilton Tiger-Cats Limited Edition (Gold)
VL-11623
2010 USA In Store Release  NFL Buffalo Bills - White Tim Horton's Logo at bottom of card
Not Found
2010 USA NFL Buffalo Bills Regular  Season Ticketholders Tim Card  -Not Found Existence Unclear for 2010
VL-11624
2010 USA NFL Buffalo Bills VIP Season Ticketholders Card  "Bills Fans Billieve"
VL-11625
2010 Release 1 USA In Store Release NCAA Michigan Wolverines
V L 1 1 6 2 5
2010 Release 2  USA In Store Release NCAA Michigan Wolverines  VL Matches New  FD Format
VL-11626
2010 Release 2  USA In Store Release NHL Columbus Blue Jackets (2000-2010, 10 Years) (no NHL crest)
VL-11632
2010 CDN EN White Cup
V L 1 1 6 3 2
2010 Release 2 CDN EN White Cup   VL Matches New FD Format
VL-11633
2010 CDN FR White Cup
VL-11634
2010 USA White Cup (Handle and Logo Shows  On USA Version)
VL-11635
2010 CDN EN  Blue Jersey Hockey Playe
VL-11636
2010 CDN FR  White Hockey Player Carte Tim
VL-11637
2010 USA Blue Jersey Hockey Player Bright Version With Red Tim Hortons Logo
VL-11638
2010 CDN EN Red Mittens
VL-11639
2010 CDN FR Red Mittens Carte Tim
VL-11640
2010 Release 2 USA Red Mittens  - Released Previously in 2009
VLC-11974
2010 Release 1 CDN EN Red Ribbon Envelope Cover Small Rectangle FSC Box
VLC-11975
2010 Release 1 CDN FR Red Ribbon Envelope Cover Small Rectangle FSC Box
VLC-11974
2010 Release 1 USA Red Ribbon Envelope Cover-Small Rectangle FSC Box - CDN EN Used in USA
VLC-11974
2010 Release 2 CDN EN Red Ribbon Envelope Cover Long Rectangle  30% FSC Box
VLC-11975
2010 Release 2  CDN FR Red Ribbon Envelope Cover Long Rectangle  30% FSC Box
VLC-11974
2010 Release 2 USA Red Ribbon Envelope Cover Long Rectangle  30% FSC Box  - CDN EN Used in USA
F D 2 0 4 1 0
2010 USA In Store Release Michigan State Spartans
VL/FD-20410
2010 Release 2  USA  In Store Release Michigan State Spartans with dash in VL or FD ???? -
Not found - Unsure of Existence  Out of Range for VL Format (VL's end at VL-12000
Does not fit Series 6066 FD Format (NO Dashes in FD for Series 6066 cards)
F D 2 0 4 1 1
2010 Release 2 USA  Buffalo Sabres New (Current) Logo
F D 2 0 4 1 2
2010 CDN EN Release 2 Buffalo Sabres New (Current) Logo

FD 22053
2010 Kandahar Customized Christmas Personal Thank You Gift Card 
From President and CEO of Tim Hortons Don Schroeder at Christmas  
Handed out in December 2010 Christmas Week in Kandahar                                                                                                                                                                                                                        

2010 Series
Company
VL/FD- Allocation Notes
6059
Tim Hortons
VL-10683C VL-10684C VL-10685C VL--10786 VL--10789  VL--10790  VL--10791  VL--10810  
VL--10811  VL--10812  VL--10813  VL-10814 VL-10815 VL-10816  VL--10817  VL--10818  
VL--10819  VL--10823  VL--10824  VL--10825  VLC-10945  VLC-10946
6060
Tim Hortons
Unknown
6061
Tim Hortons
VL-11159  VL-11160  VL-11138  VL-11140 VL-11139  VL-11141 VL-11142 VL-11144 VL-11145
6062
Tim Hortons
Unknown
6063
Tim Hortons
Unknown
6064
Tim Hortons
VL--11623  VL--11624 VL--11625 VL--11626
6065
Tim Hortons
VL- 11632 VL--11633 VL--11634 VL--11635 VL--11636 VL--11637  VL--11638  VL- 11639 VL--11640
6066
Tim Hortons
V L 1 1 6 2 5  VL-11632  V L 1 1 6 3 2  VL-11635 VL-11636  F D 2 0 4 0 2  FD 2 0 4 0 1   F D 2 0 4 0 0
F D 2 0 4 1 0  F D 2 0 4 1 1   F D 2 0 4 1 2   F D 2 0 3 9 9
6067
Tim Hortons
VL-11140
6068
Tim Hortons
VL-11140



2010 Roll Up The Rim To Win Special Edition Prize Cards!
2 Different Roll Up The Rim Prize Cards have been found and identified for the 2010 Roll Up Contest!  It is Speculated One is for the In Store $100 Prize Card and the Other for the $25 On-line Prize Card
Something unique and interesting about the RRRoll Up The Rim Cards is that they are always dated the year before the actual contest as they are created and made about 3 months ahead of the contest. Note the 2010 Roll Up Cards are dated 2009


2010 Shiny Foil Roll Up The Rim To Win Special Edition Prize Card!
Contest Ran March 1, 2010 25,000 $100 Tim were available to be won
This is the only "Foil" Type Gift Card Tim Hortons Has Ever Released!
Released in Canadian English, French Canadian Carte Tim and USA versions
This card had 2010 printed in the background on the front of the card
Canadian English 6059 Series VL-10683C / Canadian French 6059 Series VL-10684C / USA Series 6059 VL10685U


Online Special Edition Roll Up Contest Prize Card!
During the Contest $25 Prize Cards Could Be Won On-Line
Same VL Number as the $100 Prize Card.  $25 Canadian English 6059 Series VL-10683C


2010 Pink Petals Tim Card!
Tim Card Logo Bottom Right
Released in Canadian English, French Canadian and USA Versions
Series 6059
Canadian English VL-10784 French Canadian VL-10785 USA VL-10786

Colour Variations
Two Colour variations have been found on the Pink Petals Gift Cards Most noticeably on the pink on the flower petals and on the yellow in the bottom right corner where the Tim Card logo is.  The pink is brighter on one card and more faded on the other. The Yellow if really bright in one photo and lighter in the other

Brighter Pink Petals Cards
Lighter Pink Petals Cards

A True Set!
Only One Pin Box Variation has been found for all 2010 Pink Petals Gift Cards in the 6059 Series creating a true set
These are considered a "True" Set where the pin boxes all match within series and FD Numbers within the Canadian English, Canadian French and USA cards and all features and pin boxes match each other
6059 Series Matching English, French and USA Wavey Pin box Gift Card Set

2010 Canadian English Pink Petals Cards
Series 6059 Canadian English VL-10784 Has a Bar Code and wavey pin box

2010 Canadian French Pink Petals Cards
Series 6059 Canadian French VL-10785 Has a Bar Code and wavey pin box

2010 USA Pink Petals Cards
Series 6059 Canadian English VL-10786 Has a Bar Code and wavey pin box
The USA Version of the Pink Petals Card is Considered Very Rare To Collectors! Check Your English Cards Very Carefully To See If You Have One!

Flaw Marks
Some Cards will have them and some will not.  
If you find one they are considered a "Freak" Card and stand alone in your collection 
It has been speculated to be a completely different Run of Cards and may have been done on one particular typeset program or machine or by one particular typesetter
There are 1,000 cards done in a run but what cards were done in that run and how many runs were done with the error is unknown

6059 Canadian English Pink Petals  With A Typeset Flaw Mark Variant Card!
A Small Typeset Flaw Mark Has been found on the 6059 Canadian English Cards at the very bottom of the card right before the VL Number
TOP 6059 CDN English Pink Petals VL-10784 NO Mark
BOTTOM 6059CDN English Pink Petals VL-10784 WITH Mark
To Locate this card you are searching for Tim Card Series 6059 79









2010 Ice Capp Sand Castle Tim Cards!
Tim Card Logo Bottom Right
Released in Canadian English, French Canadian and USA Versions
Series 6059 Canadian English VL-10789 French Canadian VL-10790 USA VL-10791
Note the Sand Castle In the Background Is Tim Hortons
The Logo Used is the companys current Red Logo or the black logo seen on the back of the tim cards








Colour Variations
Two Colour variations have been found on the Ice Capp Sand Castle Gift Cards Most noticeably on the sky and sand in the photo.  The the sky is a brighter blue on one card and the sand is darker on one card and more faded on the other

Brighter Cards
The sky is brighter and the sand lighter

Darker Cards
The sky is a deeper blue  and the sand darker

A True Set!
Only One Pin Box Variation has been found for all 2010 Sand Castle Gift Cards in the 6059 Series creating a true set
These are considered a "True" Set where the pin boxes all match within series and FD Numbers within the Canadian English, Canadian French and USA cards and all features and pin boxes match each other
6059 Series Matching English, French and USA Wavey Pin box Gift Card Set

2010 Canadian English Sand Castle Cards
Series 6059 Canadian English VL-10789 Has a Bar Code and wavey pin box

2010 Canadian French Sand Castle Cards
Series 6059 French Canadian VL-10790 Has a Bar Code and wavey pin box

2010 USA Sand Castle Cards
The Canadian English and the USA cards are identical on the front but differences can be found on the backs of the cards. The Canadian Card will have a CDN monetary designation on the back bottom right of the card as the USA card will have USD on it. Both do have different FD/VL numbers on the back bottom of the card as well.
Series 6059 USA VL-10791 Has a Bar Code and wavey pin box

6059 Canadian English Sand Castle With A Typeset Flaw Mark Variant Card!
A Small Typeset Flaw Mark Has been found on the 6059 Canadian English Cards at the very bottom of the card right before the VL Number
TOP 6059 CDN English Sand Castle  VL-10789 NO Mark
BOTTOM 6059CDN English Sand Castle   VL-10789 WITH Mark
Tim Card Series 6059 794

Sand Castle Foreign Object Flawed Card!
Flawed or Freak Typeset cards are cards that obviously had a printing or processing error













In this instance a micro fibre of some sort has been caught in the photo in the clouds on the card and was not caught before the card print run.  There may be a few hundred or a few thousand of these cards in existence.  Eventually they caught it and corrected the photo for the rest of the Sand Castle Tim Cards in 2010
Flawed or Error Cards are Referred to as Freaks and Stand Alone in a Collection
Just how many were run this way is unknown but this is one of the rarest types of flawed cards you can find

Take A Closer Look!
Check Your Sand Castle Cards Very Carefully For this Flaw Mark
Most Do Not Notice It -Until It's Pointed Out!



2009 Release 2 Series 6059 Store at Dusk White Backed Cards Fit 2010 Series and VL Numbers
All Cards in Release 2 of Store at Dusk Evening Sky Gift Cards are Series 6059 and Have WHITE Backs with a Wavy Pin Box 
Released in Canadian English, French and USA Versions.  All Versions of cards in Release 2 HAVE the Re loadable symbols on the cards 
Series 6059 VL-10814 Canadian English Store at Dusk Evening Sky
Series 6059 VL-10815 Canadian French Store at Dusk Evening Sky
Series 6059 VL-10816 USA Store at Dusk Evening Sky



We Make The Difference Employee Appreciation Gold Card
In 2010 Tim Hortons Created their Sustainability and Responsibility Report called:
"Making a True Difference"   This 2010 Report won the international ARC Gold Award hosted by MerComm, Inc.  and Why the 2010 Version of this Card has the small letters of "Gold" on the upper Left hand corner

This card is awarded to employees for exemplary customer service and is Referred To as the Employee Gold Card wth the words "We Make The Difference" repeated over and over behind the Tim Hortons Logo in the Centre of the Card. The Word "Gold" is Stamped in Gold on the upper Left Hand Corner of the 2010 Version card 
  
Released in Canadian English, French and USA Versions
All Gold Cards in 2010 are Series 6059 and have a wavey pin box

Canadian English Gold Card

6059 Series 2010 CDN EN We make the Difference Gold card - With Small word "Gold" written on Top Left Corner With bar Code















The words "We Make The Difference" repeat over and over behind the Tim Hortons Logo in the Centre of the CDN EN Card









Canadian French Gold Carte 
6059 Series 2010 CDN FR Nos Gestes Comptent Vraiment Gold Carte Tim- With Small word "Or" written on Top Left Corner With bar Code (Or is Gold in French)
VL-10818








The French Version of the Gold card is in French and States:  Nos Gestes Comptent Vraiment (You Make The Difference) 

USA Gold Card
Series 6059 VL-10819 USD$ is on the bottom right hand corner of the back of the card









2009 GOLD RIBBON ENVELOPES FIT INTO VL ORDER OF THE 2010 TIM CARDS
It has been noted that Release 2 Gold Ribbon Gift Card Cover VL Numbers must have been re-ordered very late or near the end of the year in 2009 when 2010 cards were being prepared as although dated 2009 the VL numbers actually land it in the middle of the 2010 VL batch run of gift cards
VLC-10945 Canadian English Gold Ribbon Gift Card Cover -Release 2 -Beige Box on Back
VLC-10946 Canadian French Gold Ribbon Gift Card Cover -Release 2 -Beige Box on Back
USA Gold Ribbon Envelope Cover -Release 2
The USA Release was identical to the Canadian English Gift Card Envelope Cover but had a "U" after the VL code instead of a "C"
VLU-10945 USA Gold Ribbon Gift Card Cover -Release 2 -Beige Box on Back




In 2010 Tim Hortons Introduced Hanger Gift Cards To their Tim Card Line!
Hanger Gift Cards Or “Break Away” Card hangers conveniently hang on display near a cash or check out area and are used widely in Grocery and Drug stores simplifying merchandising and providing added promotional sales for the supplier
Just like a regular stand-alone in-store cards, the card portion of the hanger is scored to easily detach or snap the card from and can include a barcode or magnetic stripe  

2010 Ice Capp With Shovel Hanger Cards were The Very First Hanger Tim Cards Released!
Released in Canadian English and French in $15 and $25 Denominations
The $15 English and French Versions of these cards are the Very First Hanger Tim Cards released.  
This can be verified by the numeric sequential VL numbers on the VL/FD Collectors Card Tracking List Log
No USA Version of this card has been found to date
Special Notes
All of the Iced Capp 2010 Hanger Cards are Extremely Rare to find as they were only released for a short time in 2010 
If you are lucky enough to find one of these ice capp Hanger cards they are Considered Very Rare in a collection!

All 2010 Ice Capp Cards Are the Same Image!
The image of the 2010 Ice Capp Hanger Card has been cropped from the image used on the in-store Ice Capp Gift Card
Take A closer Look!
The Ice Capp with Shovel Part of the Image is used for the Ice Capp Hanger Cards released in 2010

Ice Capp Shovel Hanger Card Colour Variations
Two Colour variations have been found on the Ice Capp Hanger Gift Cards Most noticeably on the sky and blue Band on the Ice Cap Cup in the photo.  The the sky is a brighter blue on one card and the band is darker on one card and more faded on the other

A New Feature Is Added To Hanger Card Gift Cards!
Something Very Interesting About Hanger Gift Cards That Discerns Them From In-Store Cards is that they Denote the Language with an "E" For English and "F" For French and state the Original Dollar Value of the Gift Card on the bottom of the card Beside the TH Numbers
THE15 = English $15 Hanger Card
THE25 = English $25 Hanger Card

THF15 = French $15 Hanger Card
THF25 = French $25 Hanger Card

2010 English Ice Capp With Shovel Hanger Gift Cards
Two Canadian English Ice Capp with a Shovel Hanger Cards Were Released in 2010 in a $15 and $25 Denomination
THE15 = English $15 Hanger Card
THE25 = English $25 Hanger Card

Back of Intact English Ice Capp Hangers
The Break-Away Portion of the Upper Hanger Card Snap Off Portion always denotes a Different Letter For Each Hanger Card Released
$15 English Ice Cap Hanger =E
$25 English Ice Cap Hanger =I


2010 $15 Canadian English Ice Capp With A Shovel Hanger Card
The $15 Ice Capp Hanger Gift Card is the Very First Tim Hortons Hanger Gift Card Released!
Series 6061 $15 Ice Capp With Shovel Hanger VL-11138
Has a Barcolde Very Large Truncated (RaceTrack) Circle Pin Box THE15
Detached From Hanger

2010 $25 Canadian English Ice Capp With A Shovel Hanger Card
Series 6061 $25 Ice Capp With Shovel Hanger VL-11142
Has a Barcolde Very Large Truncated (RaceTrack) Circle Pin Box THE25
Detached From Hanger


2010 French Ice Capp With Shovel Intact Hanger Gift Cards
Two French Ice Capp with a Shovel Hanger Cards Were Released in 2010 in a $15 and $25 Denomination

Back of Intact French Ice Capp Hangers
The Break-Away Portion of the Upper Hanger Card Snap Off Portion always denotes a Different Letter For Each Hanger Card Released
$15 French Ice Cap Hanger =G
$25 French Ice Cap Hanger =K

2010 $15 French Ice Capp With A Shovel Hanger Cards
Series 6061 $15 Ice Capp With Shovel Hanger VL-11139
Has a Barcolde Very Large Truncated (RaceTrack) Circle Pin Box THF15
Detached From Hanger
2010 $25 French Ice Capp With A Shovel Hanger Cards
Series 6061 $25 Ice Capp With Shovel Hanger VL-11143
Has a Barcolde Very Large Truncated (RaceTrack) Circle Pin Box THF25
Detached From Hanger
A True Set!
If you are lucky enough to find all 4 Cards in the 6061 Series Ice Capp With Shovel Hanger Cards you have a true Set!
Only One Pin Box Variation has been found for all 2010 Ice Capp with Shovel Hanger Gift Cards in the 6061 Series creating a true set
These are considered a "True" Set where the pin boxes all match within series and VL Numbers within the Canadian English and French cards and all features and pin boxes match each other

2010 Brown Cup Hanger Gift Cards
Released in Canadian English and French in $15 and $25 Denominations
 No USA Version of this card has been found to date

2007 Original Brown Cup Card and 2010 Brown Cup Hanger Card Comparison
Although both cards appear similar there is one main difference to tell the cards apart from one another.
A Logo Adjustment Occurs on the 2010 Brown Cup Hanger Cards. 
In the Original Release in the 2007 Brown Cup Card the Quickpay TimCard Logo appears on the Top Right of the Card as on the 2010 Brown Cup Hanger Release the Quickpay TimCard Logo is moved and appears on the Bottom Left of the card

2010 Brown Cup Hanger Card Colour Variations
Two Colour variations have been found on the 2010 Brown Cup Hanger Gift Cards 
One a brown shade the other with a more reddish brown shade



























A New Feature Is Added To Hanger Gift Cards!
Something Very Interesting About Hanger Gift Cards That Discerns Them From In-Store Cards is that they Denote the Language with an "E" For English and "F" For French and state the Original Dollar Value of the Gift Card on the bottom of the card Beside the TH Numbers
Take A Closer Look!
THE15 = English $15 Hanger Card
THE25 = English $25 Hanger Card

THF15 = French $15 Hanger Card
THF25 = French $25 Hanger Card

2010 English Brown Cup Hangers
The English Version of Brown Cup Hanger Cards came in $15 and $25 Denominations


Back of Intact English Brown Cup Hangers
The Break-Away Portion of the Upper Hanger Card Snap Off Portion always denotes a Different Letter For Each Hanger Card Released
$15 English Brown Cup Hanger =D
$25 English Brown Cup Hanger =H

$15 English Brown Cup Hangers
The English $15 Version of Brown Cup Hangers Has Been Found With 3 Different Series Numbers
Series 6061 Series 6067 and Series 6068

Series 6061 $15 Brown Cup Hanger
Detached From Hanger

Series 6067 $15 Brown Cup Hanger
Detached From Hanger

Series 6068 $15 Brown Cup Hanger
Detached From Hanger

$25 English Brown Cup Hangers
The English $25 Version of Brown Cup Hangers Have Been Found With 2 Different Series Numbers
Series 6061 Series 6068

Series 6061 $25 Brown Cup Hanger
Detached From Hanger

Series 6068 $25 Brown Cup Hanger
Detached From Hanger

French Brown Cup Hangers
The French Version of Brown Cup Hanger Cards came in $15 and $25 Denominations

Back of Intact French Brown Cup Hangers
The Break-Away Portion of the Upper Hanger Card Snap Off Portion always denotes a Different Letter For Each Hanger Card Released
$15 French Brown Cup Hanger =F
$25 French Brown Cup Hanger =J
Series 6061 $15 French Brown Cup Hangers
Detached From Hanger

Series 6061 $25 French Brown Cup Hangers
Detached From Hanger

A True Set!
A True 4 Card Set Can Be Found in the 6061 Series Brown Cup Hanger Cards
Only One Pin Box Variation has been found for all 2010 Brown Cup Hanger Gift Cards in the 6061 Series creating a true set
These are considered a "True" Set where the pin boxes all match within series and VL Numbers within the Canadian English and French cards and all features and pin boxes match each other

All 2010 Hanger Gift Cards Are A True Set!
When you Have Collected All of the 6061 Series $15 and $25 English and French Hanger Tim Cards from 2010 You have a True 8 Card Set!
All are Series 6061 With the Same Long Truncated (Race Track) Pin Box and all VL's run consecutively

Series 6061 $15 Hangers Were Released Together Consecutively in the Following VL Order:
Series 6061 VL11138 $15 CDN EN ICE CAP HANGER
Series 6061 VL11139 $15 CDN FR ICE CAP HANGER
Series 6061 VL11140 $15 CDN EN Brown Cup Hanger 
Series 6061 VL11141 $15 CDN FR Brown Cup Hanger

Series 6061 $25 Hangers Were Released Together Consecutively in the Following VL Order:
Series 6061 VL11142 $25 CDN EN ICE CAP HANGER
Series 6061 VL11143 $25 CDN FR ICE CAP HANGER
Series 6061 VL11144 $25 CDN EN Brown Cup Hanger
Series 6061 VL11145 $25 CDN FR Brown Cup Hanger




2010 Tim Hortons First Release White Porcelain Cup Company Core Tim Cards!
Core Cards are specific integral branding company gift cards that are utilized to promote the company logo, brand and/or its products and are easily identifiable to their customers
In 2010 Tim Hortons utilized their famous in-house or in-store white porcelain mugs to promote their number one company product "Coffee" 
These cards are often referred to as "White Cup" Coffee cards to collectors
Released in Canadian English, French and USA Versions


Canadian English and USA White Cup Tim Card Comparison
The Canadian English and USA cards are very discernible from each other as the USA version shows both the handle and the Tim Hortons Logo on the front of the cup  as the Canadian Card does not














2010 Canadian English White Cup Cards
Two Different Series Numbers have been Found on the 2010 CDN White cup Cards Series 6065 and Series 6066

Special Notes on Discerning White Cup Cards VL Differentials
All cards that have the VL with a dash between the VL and numbers ie. VL-11132 have a bar code and a small pin box!
All cards that do not have the dash between the VL and numbers ie. V L 1 1 1 3 2 have no bar code and a very long pin box!



Identifying Specific Cards in a Specific Series Run Release
Identifying Specific Cards in a Specific Series Run Release is a very efficient and effective way to locate and find with uncertainty a specific type or variation of card by identifying the First 6 Digits of the Tim Card Series Run Number 
By tracking a card by the first 6 digits of the tim card number you can locate specific variant pin boxes, error cards or even specific runs of cards to locate a specific colour of tim cards released


Series 6065 2010 CDN English White Cup Cards
2010 White Cup VL With A Dash and Bar Code!
All Series 6065 CDN English White Cup Cards with the VL Format with a Dash between the VL and numbers have a bar code on the back bottom of the card and a wavy pin box

 2010 CDN English White Cup VL-11632 Wavy Pin Box Series 6065 00 




2010 CDN English White Cup VL-11632 Wavy Pin Box Series 6065 01 


2010 CDN English White Cup VL-11632 Wavy Pin Box Series 6065 98 













2010 CDN English White Cup  VL-11632 Wavy Pin Box Series 6065 99 





Series 6065 2010 CDN French White Cup Cards
Two different Pin Boxes have been found on the 2010 Canadian French White Cup Cards one a Wavy Pin Box and the other a Rippled Pin Box. Both Card Types have a Bar Code

Series 6065 Type 1 CDN French White Cup Wavy Pin Box
2010 French White Cup Type 1 Wavy Pin Box VL-11633 Series 6065 02





2010 French White Cup Type 1 Wavy Pin Box VL-11633 Series 6065 97



Series 6065 CDN French White Cup Type 2 Rippled Pin Box
2010 French White Cup Type 2 Rippled Pin Box VL-11633 Series 6065 98






Series 6065 2010 USA White Cup Cards
The USA Version shows the Tim Hortons Logo on the Cup and the Cup Handle on the image, The USA Version has been found with a wavy pin box and has a bar code

2010 USA White Cup Wavy Pin Box  VL-11634 Series 6065 02 



A True Set!
A true set can be found on the 6065 Series White Cards with the Wavey Pin Box creating a true set
These are considered a "True" Set where the pin boxes all match within series and FD Numbers within the Canadian English, Canadian French and USA cards and all features and pin boxes match each other
6065 Series Matching English, French and USA Wavey Pin box Gift Card Set


Series 6066 2010 CDN English White Cup Cards
The Series 6066 Canadian English White Cup Cards had two variations Released in 2010. Both cards looked identical on the front but very different on the back. The differences in release lays in the font and format of the VL card numbers on the back where one had a dash between the VL and numeric data and the other did not.
Two different Pin Boxes have been found on the 2010 Series 6066 Canadian English 
White Cup Cards.  One a Wavy Pin Box and the other a Long Rippled Pin Box. The Wavy Pin Box card has a Bar Code the Long Rippled Pin Box card Does Not
Series 6066 CDN English Wavy Pin Box
2010 CDN English White Cup  VL-11632 Wavy Pin Box Series 6066 26







2010 CDN English White Cup  VL-11632 Wavy Pin Box Series 6066 27 

Series 6066 CDN English Long Rippled Pin Box No Bar Code
2010 CDN English White Cup  V L 1 1 6 3 2 Long Rippled Pin Box Series 6066 64 
2010 CDN English White Cup  V L 1 1 6 3 2 Long Rippled Pin Box Series 6066 66 





 2010 CDN English White Cup Typeset Flaw Mark Variants
Small Typeset Flaw Marks have been found on the 6065 and 6066 Series Canadian English White Cup Cards at the very bottom back of the cards right before the VL Number.  Some Cards will have them and some will not.
Typeset flaws are a kind of printing processing error that classify these cards as "ERROR" CARDS OR "FREAKS" to Some collectors and make these cards a Stand Alone Card in a collection


2 Different 2010 White Cup Cards have been found with Typeset Marks in each of the Series Releases
Series 6065 CDN English White Cup VL-11632 WITH Mark
Series 6066 CDN English English White Cup VL-11632 WITH Mark

6065 Series White Cup Canadian English Typeset Flaw Mark Variant
6065 CDN English White Cup VL-11633 WITH Mark Series 6065 01
6066 Series White Cup Canadian English Typeset Flaw Mark Variant
6066 CDN English White Cup VL-11633 WITH Mark Series 6066 27
















Series 6066 White Cup Diamond Bullet ERROR Card
Processing Error cards are cards that obviously have a printing or processing error
In this instance a small Diamond Bullet ERROR is found before the Tim Card Number and was not caught before the card print run. 
2010 CDN EN White Cup Long Rippled Pin Box V L 1 1 5 3 2 Series Run 6066 6448








2010 CDN English White Cup Ommission Error 
Blank Tim Card Numbered Cards!
In 2010 a block of CDN English White Cup Tim Cards were Run without the Tim Card Number!
CDN English VL-11132 With a Wavy Pin Box.  It is unknown which Series or Series Run this occurred in





2010 White Cup Colour Variations
The white cup Tim Cards range in colour from an olive gold to a warm golden brown and dark taupey beige colour as seen below from left to right. These are referred to as light and dark colour variations when two cards of different colours are released with the same VL format and numbers


Series 6065 CDN English Light and Dark Colour Comparison

Series 6065 CDN French Light and Dark Colour Comparison

Series 6065 USA Light and Dark Colour Comparison

Series 6066 CDN English Light and Dark Colour Comparison 
VL-11632

Series 6066 CDN English Light and Dark Colour Comparison 
V L 1 1 6 3 2







Series 6065 2010 Timbits Number 11 Jersey Hockey 
Player Tim Card
This is the Third Timbits Hockey Player Card Released!
Released in Canadian English Canadian French and USA Versions Once again speculation on the Canadian English in Blue is the Toronto Maple Leafs Colours and the French in white,Blue and Red for the Montreal Canadiens.  Further speculation on the Red Logo USA card was that it signified the Buffalo Sabres.  (This was never confirmed by Tim Hortons)
Canadian English VL-11635 Canadian French VL-11636 USA VL-11637

Canadian English and USA Number 11 Blue Jersey Tim Card Comparison
The Canadian English and USA cards are very discernible from each other as the USA version has the RED Tim Hortons Logo on the front bottom of the card and the Canadian Card does not
Colour Variations
Colour Variaitons have been noted on this card from a sharp vivid image to a faded version

Canadian English Number 11 Blue Jersey Hockey Player Tim Card
Two different Series Numbers have been found for the Canadian English Number 11 Hockey Player Card Series 6065 and Series 6066

Series 6065 Canadian English Blue Hockey Player VL-11635 Wavy Pin Box

Series 6066 Canadian English Blue Hockey Player VL-11635 Wavy Pin Box


Canadian French Number 11 White Jersey Hockey Player Tim Card
The French Version of the Number 11 Hockey Player was wearing a white Jersey
Series 6065 Canadian French VL-11636 Wavy Pin Box









USA Number 11 Blue Jersey Hockey Player Tim Card With Red Tim Hortons Logo!
The USA Version of the Number 11 Hockey Player was wearing a blue Jersey like the Canadian English Card and has a Red Tim Hortons Logo on the Bottom Left of the Card
Series 6065 USA Blue Hockey Player with Red Logo VL-11637 Wavy Pin Box


A True Set
6065 Series Matching English, French and USA Wavey Pin box Gift Card Set
Only One Pin Box Variation has been found for all 2010 Timbits Hockey Player Gift Cards in the 6065 Series creating a true set
These are considered a "True" Set where the pin boxes all match within series and FD Numbers within the Canadian English, Canadian French and USA cards and all features and pin boxes match each other


Series 6065 2010 Red Mittens Tim Cards!
Released in Canadian English Canadian French and USA Versions
Canadian Englisdh VL-11638 Canadian French VL-11639 USA VL-11640

2009 and 2010 USA Red Mittens Comparison
An exclusive release of the USA Red Mittens card was previously released in 2009 with a Grey Back.  The second USA Release of this card was released with a White Back. These Two USA cards are different and do have different VL numbers.  The USA 2009 release had a more turquoise blue hue than the 2010 card and has a lower Series  number than the rest of the red mittens cards.  Please check your cards carefully to see which USA version you have.

Left:  2009 Red Mittens Exclusive USA Release Tim Card -This card will be dated 2009 and is Series 6056 VL-10284U - Have a Grey Back NO Bar Code
Right:  2010 Red Mittens Tim Cards - These cards will be dated 2010 and are Series  6065 VL-11640 -Have a white back and Have a Bar Code

Colour Variations
There are Two Colour Varitaions on the Red Mittens 2010 Tim Card
One the blue in the back ground was a brighter slightly cornflower shade of blue while the other was a deeper faded shade of blue.  One the the Red in the Mittens is Brighter and a deeper fushia red toned than the other one
Series 6065 Canadian English Red Mittens Tim Card
Series 6065 VL-11638 Wavy Pin Box



Series 6065 Canadian French Red Mittens Tim Card
Series 6065 VL-11639 Wavy Pin Box







Series 6065 2010 USA Red Mittens Tim Card Re-Released!
Series 6065 VL-11640 Wavy Pin Box
6065 Canadian English Red Mittens With A Typeset Error Flaw Mark Variant Tim Card
A Small Typeset Flaw Mark Has been found on the 6065 Canadian English Card at the very bottom of the card right before the VL Number in the center of the card This Typeset Flaw mark has been verified to Run consecutively from Series Run 6065 27 to 6065 28

2010 CDN English Typeset Flaw Series 6065 27





2010 CDN English Typeset Flaw Series 6065 28

A Series 6065 2010 Red Mittens True Set!
Only One Pin Box Variation has been found for all 2010 Red Mittens Gift Cards in the 6065 Series creating a true set
These are considered a "True" Set where the pin boxes all match within series and FD Numbers within the Canadian English, Canadian French and USA cards and all features and pin boxes match each other














The 2010 Series 6065 Hockey Player and Red Mittens Gift Cards Are A True Set!
When you Have Collected All of the 6065 Series English, French and USA Hockey Player and Red Mittens Tim Cards
You have a True 6 Card Set! 
The Cards Run Consecutively on the Series Runs wherein the USA Hockey and Red Mittens Ran First.  Followed by the French Hockey Player and Red Mittens Cards and Finally the Canadian English Hockey and Red Mittens Cards were released





2010 Red Ribbon Gift Card Envelope Covers
There were Two Separate and Different Releases of Red Ribbon Envelopes in 2010 with different sized boxes on the back of the envelopes The VL Codes for each Release were identical However the colouring on the two envelopes seemed brighter on the second Release.  It is speculated that the second release is actually the Envelope for 2011
Release 1                                                            Release 2



2010 Annual Companion Gift Card Covers
Gift Card envelopes that match or accompany the gift cards released create a mini sub set when combined together.  Just like gift cards some envelope covers are rarer than others and were only released for a very short time to accompany the gift card and because of that are well sought after by many collectors

Recording Matching Companion Items on the VL/FD List
In the earlier years gift card envelope covers have a VL/FD number just like the gift cards and are recognized and recorded for tracking purposes by collectors whether they collect them or not

2010 Release 1 Red Ribbon Gift Card Envelopes
VLC-11974 Canadian English Red Ribbon Gift Card Cover -Release 1 with Small Rectangle FSC Box
VLC-11975 Canadian French Red Ribbon Gift Card Cover -Release 1  with Small Rectangle FSC Box
The Canadian English was also used in the USA

2010 Release 2 Red Ribbon Gift Card Envelopes
These Envelopes Used For the end of 2010 and into 2011. 
This is THE MISSING 2011 Tim Card ENVELOPE!!!
VLC-11974 Canadian English Red Ribbon Gift Card Cover -Release 2 with Long Rectangle FSC Box
VLC-11975 Canadian French Red Ribbon Gift Card Cover -Release 2 with Long Rectangle FSC Box
The Canadian English was also used in the USA


Back of Release 1 and Release 2 Envelope Comparison


2010 Christmas Cups
The Father Figure Caused quite a stir this year as he looks like Wayne Gretzky!























VL NUMBERS END! - FD NUMBERS BEGIN!

Kandahar Christmas Personal Thank You Gift Card 
From President and CEO of Tim Hortons Don Schroeder at Christmas 



During the two day trip, Schroeder handed out hundreds of Special Tim CardsDecember 2010 Christmas Week in Kandahar
It is "Speculated" this is a personalised version of  the 2011 Your Next Visit is on Me Series of Cards 

Series 6068 FD 22053 Personalised Your Next Visit Is On Me! (NOT Verified)









More Information on this card can be found on Tim Hortons.com verifying it WAS Released December 2010