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Smile Cookies - $1 (100% Donation to Charities) - September 13-19

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[Tim Hortons] Smile Cookies - $1 (100% Donation to Charities) - September 13-19

Tim Hortons is back with their $1 Smile Cookies next week (September 13-19), with 100% of proceeds going to charities. Not a traditional 'deal' per se, but if you are buying cookies / looking to cure that sugar craving next week, why not help out local charities at the same time?

https://www.timhortons.ca/smile-cookie

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This and steeped tea are the only 2 great things at Timmies
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JACliffe wrote: This and steeped tea are the only 2 great things at Timmies
Their cold brew hasn't been too bad, though I feel it fluctuates between different locations
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JACliffe wrote: This and steeped tea are the only 2 great things at Timmies
It's just the regular chocolate chip cookie they sell with a new fondant on top.
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More like helping tims write off taxes? Just donate to those charities directly and you could write off your own taxes
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yesstyle wrote: More like helping tims write off taxes? Just donate to those charities directly and you could write off your own taxes
But then you wouldn't have a cookie
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You can see this about every restaurant these days, as long as it tastes good
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Everytime I see the word "Donation"

It means your giving dinero's to a CEO. Not for the actual cause
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yesstyle wrote: More like helping tims write off taxes? Just donate to those charities directly and you could write off your own taxes
Isn't this baloney well debunked?
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a_L13 wrote: Isn't this baloney well debunked?
not sure

any tax experts here?
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+1 OP.

A couple years ago, I posted about DQs miracle treat day and got downvoted a lot. Rfd is a tough crowd.
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Crichtonfan wrote: It's just the regular chocolate chip cookie they sell with a new fondant on top.
I know. I was a baker there and making so many killed my hands.
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As an ex baker there the person who made that one used fondant that was too hot. Also, as someone who buys a bunch now cause I love the idea the ones that look derpy are the best. Makes me laugh and brightens up the day.
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chilli604 wrote: Everytime I see the word "Donation"

It means your giving dinero's to a CEO. Not for the actual cause
100% in this case goes to charities. They can use it as a writeoff but people don't seem to understand how writeoffs work. They eat the cost of making the cookies and don't save anywhere near what they would when making $1 each
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Crichtonfan wrote: It's just the regular chocolate chip cookie they sell with a new fondant on top.
nah its better, something about it. they taste better, fresher maybe?
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One of the few things they sell that actually tastes good.

…and the ones with one messed up faces make me smile more
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JACliffe wrote: 100% in this case goes to charities. They can use it as a writeoff but people don't seem to understand how writeoffs work. They eat the cost of making the cookies and don't save anywhere near what they would when making $1 each
It's not really that simple. Tim Horton's donates to "local charities" like it's local Timbits program, which in turn buys uniforms and buys donuts/refreshments from Tim Hortons -- which local TH profit from. The same "scam" is done with McDonald's and the Ronald's house program. It's a complicated web of in-kind kick backs, sourcing goods through the parent company, and using accumulated funds to advertise their charity works instead of actually doing anything meaningful.

Just buy a damn cookie somewhere, and donate directly through a charity that isn't bullcrap.
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Since this is an RFD thread, if you buy at least six Smile Cookies, you pay no taxes. If you buy five (> $4), you pay 13% HST. If you buy 1-4 or <= $4, you pay 5% GST.

Cookies, cakes, muffins, pies, pastries, tarts, doughnuts, brownies and croissants with a sweetened filling or coating, and similar products are taxable if: they are prepackaged for sale in quantities of fewer than six single servings. In other words, buy at least six Smile Cookies for charity instead of giving any money to Justin Trudeau or Doug Ford! Winking Face
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