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Tim Hortons hikes prices thread (updated)

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I find the frozen donuts from Tim's make me sick afterwards. I don't have that reaction to any other donut. Just Tim's. I throw up in my mouth a little thinking about it.
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I just don't get how people pay $2.30 for powder and water for a hot chocolate
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ericlewis91 wrote:
Nov 7th, 2017 8:43 am
I just don't get how people pay $2.30 for powder and water for a hot chocolate
Not just any powder:
Hot Chocolate: Sugar, creaming agent (hydrogenated oils [coconut or palm kernel and/or soy oils], corn syrup, modified milk ingredients, sugar, dipotassium phosphate, mono- and diglycerides, sodium aluminum silicate, acetylated tartaric acid esters of mono- and diglycerides, salt), cocoa, salt, sodium carboxymethyl cellulose, tricalcium phosphate, artificial flavour (contains calcium stearate), soy lecithin.
https://www.timhortons.com/ca/en/pdf/In ... Canada.pdf

Coffee shops are the “3rd place” away from home and work. $2.30 is cheaper than what you’d pay for a beer in a bar.
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Why is there no news on TH changing prices? They jacked up the Boston Cream donut from $0.99 to $1.19, calling it a "premium" donut. Supposedly, the apple fritter is also a "premium" donut. They are a private corporation and sure, they can raise prices however they want, but I find it kind of ridiculous that these are "premium" donuts. I guess only the classic donuts are the plain donuts with no icing or anything added. They might as well have a new category for "premium hole-filed donuts" since they require more material. Ok, just ranting a bit :)
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I guess they gotta get ready for the new minimum wages and those benefits and sick days and all mandated by the govt for the workers. Pass the costs to customer.
I'm surprised its nor jacked upto 1.50 or 2 bucks already, but maybe in 2019.
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The Boston Cream price increase is only in Alberta and Ontario.

Tim Hortons donuts are more expensive in the US and the UK. Given the rediculous lineups, Tim Hortons can probably get away with charging more. You can easily compensate for the price increase by skipping the donut once in a while.

What I don’t get is why Ontario still exempts “meals” under $4 from provincial sales tax.
Toronto is a very small part of Canada
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apnayloags wrote:
Nov 17th, 2017 7:26 pm
I guess they gotta get ready for the new minimum wages and those benefits and sick days and all mandated by the govt for the workers. Pass the costs to customer.
I'm surprised its nor jacked upto 1.50 or 2 bucks already, but maybe in 2019.
That's just the current excuse. If they lowered the minimum wage would Tim Hortons lower the prices for their customers? Nah. They will keep raising it regardless of minimum wage because so many people still buy their garbage.
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hotsaucepls wrote:
Nov 17th, 2017 1:08 pm
Why is there no news on TH changing prices? They jacked up the Boston Cream donut from $0.99 to $1.19, calling it a "premium" donut. Supposedly, the apple fritter is also a "premium" donut. They are a private corporation and sure, they can raise prices however they want, but I find it kind of ridiculous that these are "premium" donuts. I guess only the classic donuts are the plain donuts with no icing or anything added. They might as well have a new category for "premium hole-filed donuts" since they require more material. Ok, just ranting a bit :)
I'd be happy if they actually started making donuts again instead of shipping in frozen crap. If they were good like they used to be I'd pay more.
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Omg, get your shizz together TH. Don’t make Canada look bad.
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hotsaucepls wrote:
Nov 17th, 2017 1:08 pm
Why is there no news on TH changing prices? They jacked up the Boston Cream donut from $0.99 to $1.19, calling it a "premium" donut. Supposedly, the apple fritter is also a "premium" donut. They are a private corporation and sure, they can raise prices however they want, but I find it kind of ridiculous that these are "premium" donuts. I guess only the classic donuts are the plain donuts with no icing or anything added. They might as well have a new category for "premium hole-filed donuts" since they require more material. Ok, just ranting a bit :)
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Do you tip at Tim Hortons? I wonder if the more expensive donut prices in Alberta and Ontario has anything to do with the lack of tipping, making recruitment and retention in those markets more difficult. It is still a common practice in small towns and anywhere east of Ontario, but obviously less common with cashless payments, although Starbucks does a good job at prompting for tips via their app.
Toronto is a very small part of Canada
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Any loose change I get from a Timmies purchase usually goes in their camp fund box.
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Funny, I was at TH yesterday and saw the prices and thought "wow they still only charge $0.99 for most of the donuts?"

I guess I haven't been in a while...
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MonctonMan wrote:
Nov 17th, 2017 9:09 pm
What I don’t get is why Ontario still exempts “meals” under $4 from provincial sales tax.
It's a very old rule and it needs an increase to $6 (or so) to get with the times.
When that rule was first introduced, I was able to get a Big mac fries and a drink for $3.99.
Inflation kicks in, but that $4 rule stays the same? It's so stupid...
(Better yet, update that rule to be $10 or less with all the inflation that is about to hit to pay the $14/hr wage in January 2018)
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Some of the specialty donuts at $1.59 are way too much just for different sprinkles.

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