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Tim Hortons Launches New Loyalty Rewards Program And It's Actually Amazing

Tim Hortons is launching a brand new loyalty rewards program starting today.

The number seven is lucky for a reason, especially for coffee and donut lovers.  Not only was the number seven the retiring jersey number of our beloved Tim Horton, the Canadian hockey legend and namesake of Canada's favourite coffee shop, but beginning today, Canadians will redeem a reward after every seventh visit to Tim Hortons through the company's new loyalty rewards program.

Tims Rewards, Tim Hortons' brand new loyalty rewards program, will reward Canadians with a free hot brewed coffee or hot tea of any size or baked good (with the exception of Timbits and bagels) after every seventh visit.*

READ ALSO: There's An Adorable Multi-Level Tim Hortons In Barcelona And Locals Absolutely Love It

According to a press release from Tim Hortons, Tims Rewards is straightforward for customers to use.  All you have to do is visit any participating Tim Hortons restaurant in Canada to receive a reusable loyalty card or download the Tim Rewards app to your digital wallet on your iPhone or Android device.

Tim Hortons also provides a third option of downloading the updated Tim Hortons mobile app, which allows you to monitor your status, scan for rewards, and order directly through the app to earn points and redeem rewards.

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Alex Macedo, President of Tim Hortons, said in a press release, "Tim Hortons has some of the most loyal guests in Canada and Tims Rewards allows us to say thank you.  We heard from our guests that a new rewards program had to be easy to use and redeem, that's why we offer both a reusable card and a digital friendly app."

Customers can register their card online or through the app to monitor their visit count and balance. For just a limited time only, you will also receive a free reward following your first purchase greater than $1.50.

READ ALSO: The Co-Founder Of Tim Hortons Has Died And Canada Is Heartbroken

Tims-fans can also look forward to the unveiling of new personalized mobile offers and discounts in the coming months, Tim Hortons told the public in a press release.

*A visit is a purchase of 50 cents or more and must be a least thirty minutes after the previous visit. The Tims Rewards card must be presented and scanned before paying.

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Nobody Won The Lotto Max $70 Million & The Record-Breaking Jackpot Has Soared Once Again

A historic $128 million in prizes can be won in the next draw.

There was no Lotto Max winner for the $70 million jackpot on June 11, so the next draw will offer yet another record-breaking amount of prizes to be won.

Just like the previous two draws, the June 15 prize has broken the record for the biggest lottery jackpot ever offered in the history of Canada.

A total of $128 million is up for grabs now, including a grand prize jackpot of $70 million and 58 Maxmillions that are worth $1 million each.

If you haven't checked your tickets for the Lotto Max draw on June 11, there's still a chance you could be getting some cash. While the jackpot wasn't won, 20 Maxmillions were snagged by Canadians all over the country.

According to Loto-Québec, the odds of winning the jackpot with a single play are about one in 33 million but the odds of winning anything with just one ticket are one in seven. Tickets are sold until 10:30 p.m. ET on draw nights.

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Prejudice To Pride: The History Of The Church-Wellesley Village

The origins of the Village can be traced back to the early 1800s.

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While Torontonians may know the Church-Wellesley Village as the home of the LGBTQ2+ community, it wasn't always the welcoming and vibrant neighbourhood it is today.

With pride month underway, Toronto historian Morgan Cameron Ross looks back at the popular neighbourhood and how it has changed over the past two centuries.

The roots of the Village can be traced back to the early 1800s and a man sometimes referred to as a "gay pioneer" named Alexander Wood, who would purchase a large chunk of land in the area.

Although there has been a statue honouring Wood at the corner of Alexander St. and Church St. since 2005, there have been recent calls for its removal from the Church-Wellesley Village BIA because of ties to the residential school system.

Since Wood's time, the Village has undergone many changes that have affected the community, but perhaps most notable among them were the 1981 Toronto Bathhouse Raids which saw police officers target the gay community by raiding multiple bathhouses and arresting roughly 300 people.

Following the raids, the community came together with Church St. eventually becoming the heart of the LGBTQ2+ community in Toronto.

Summer means sunflowers, and you can get lost in this breathtaking yellow field near Toronto soon.

The Sunflower Farm is located about an hour outside of the city, and this year, its fields have doubled, making it the size of approximately 50 hockey rinks.

You can wander through nearly 400,000 golden blooms and stop to snap some Insta-worthy photos along the way.

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This year, the farm has a brand new trail that's shaped like a giant sunflower, and guests can stroll along the stem and petals as they explore the stunning fields.

The farm is also introducing elopements this season, and couples can get married surrounded by thousands of sunflowers.

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Other events include morning yoga and professional photography sessions, with dates to be announced soon.

The experience plans to open in July, and tickets, which will be available in July, must be booked online in advance.

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Price: $15 per adult

When: Opening July 2021

Address: Hwy. 48 & Sideroad 17, Beaverton, ON

Why You Need To Go: The brand new sunflower-shaped trail will take you through golden fields, and it's like nothing you've experienced before.

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Toronto restaurants are officially allowed to reopen for outdoor dining on Friday, but the task of resuming operations in a post-lockdown world is proving to be a difficult one.

Nicki Laborie, the owner of Bar Reyna, told Narcity that she has struggled to hire enough staff ahead of step one due to many of her former employees leaving the food industry during the pandemic.

"It's very stressful, I would say 30 percent of them have left the industries as a whole, and then there is the dog-eat-dog side of it, where I would say we pay very fair, normal salaries, but right now people are overpaying cooks who have less than five years of experience just to get people into their kitchens," she said over the phone.

"We've hired numerous people who have called us up to say 'oh I took a job somewhere else,' or not shown up to their first day of work, it's absolutely crazy how COVID has affected the hospitality industry," she added.

As a result, Laborie says she was forced to push back the reopening date of the restaurant's outdoor patio until Tuesday.

Bar Reyna isn't the only restaurant struggling to hire kitchen staff; Gusto 101 has also found it tough to fill up their kitchen after three lockdowns.

"The last more than a year has been tough on people's mental health and a lot of people are electing to play it safe with their financial income by remaining on the elevated EI or leaving the industry totally for more job security," Tyler Rutherford, director of operations and culture, told Narcity.

"We are fortunate that some have seen the benefits of health and wellness insurance we provide and joined our team but hiring for kitchen roles, in particular, has been tough. The city hasn't made it much easier with decisions shielded by the guise of helping business but really creating too much red tape to juggle along the way."

Winnipeg

Maxime Bernier Has Been Arrested At A Freedom Rally In Manitoba (VIDEO)

The People's Party of Canada leader was apparently arrested for "attending rallies with supporters."

On Friday, June 11, Maxime Bernier, the leader of the People's Party of Canada, was reportedly arrested after leaving a freedom rally in Manitoba.

CBC News reported that the politician had gotten into his vehicle after the rally when he was approached by RCMP officers and taken into police custody.

A video of the events was posted to Mernier's official Twitter account by the People's Party team.

"Our Leader Maxime Bernier was wrongfully arrested this afternoon by the RCMP in St-Pierre-Jolys, Man., for attending rallies with supporters," read the caption.

In the video, an officer asks Bernier if he has any weapons on him. "Just my words" he replies. This isn't the first time that the politician has been penalized at one of his freedom rallies.

Si, dans les derniers mois, les seuls voyages que tu as pu faire c'était tes allers-retours de la cuisine au salon, tu es sans doute impatient.e de dépoussiérer tes valises et partir explorer le monde. Et pourquoi ne pas commencer pas trop loin, en découvrant le Canada? Air Transat offre présentement des vols de Montréal à Vancouver à moins de 300 $ pour la fin de l'été.

Les départs à bas prix à destination de la Colombie-Britannique sont prévus vers la mi-août 2021 et tu peux avoir le choix de partir une ou plusieurs semaines, selon les disponibilités.


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À titre d'exemple, au moment d'écrire ses lignes, des billets à partir de Montréal le 17 août sont offerts à 140 $ avec un vol de retour le 10 septembre à 126 $. Avec les taxes et les frais, le total pour cet aller-retour se détaille à 266,83 $. À noter que des frais de bagages additionnels et de sélection de sièges peuvent s'ajouter, si tu choisis ces options.

En raison de la situation actuelle, la compagnie aérienne propose le programme Réservez en toute confiance.Celui-ci te permet, si tu réserves avant le 30 juin 2021, de modifier les dates et/ou la destination de ton voyage jusqu'à 24 heures avant ton départ.

Tu peux aussi annuler tes réservations et, selon le type de tarifs que tu as pris, tu pourras recevoir un crédit pour un voyage futur.

Rappelons que pour prendre l'avion actuellement, il y a de nombreuses mesures sanitaires à suivre. Celles-ci peuvent changer au courant des prochaines semaines, suivant les décisions gouvernementales.

Vols Montréal-Vancouver

Prix : Environ 270 $, selon les disponibilités

Détails : Plusieurs vols aller-retour à moins de 300 $ pour aller découvrir la côte du Pacifique du Canada.

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If there's one thing that can make life difficult, it's banking. How many accounts should you open? Who has the best interest rate? What are the different types of savings accounts and which one is right for you?

If banking has always felt like an overwhelming topic for you, then it might be time to consider an alternative option.

KOHO, for example, is a Canadian fintech company with a mission to democratize anything to do with personal finances, from financial literacy to providing money-saving tools. It all starts with a free chequing and savings account, which is connected to a reloadable prepaid Visa card and a user-friendly app. Together, they're designed to help you save faster, spend smarter, and budget better.

KOHO isn't a bank — in fact, it's proud to be quite the opposite. Boasting no hidden fees and no complicated jargon, KOHO is a "no-BS" banking alternative that offers simple financial products that help you live a better life by making day-to-day finances stress- and fee-free.

A huge part of KOHO's product offering is theirapp, which comes with tons of useful financial tools to get you budgeting like a pro.

If you like to put away your spare change for a rainy day, you might like the "RoundUps" feature. As its name suggests, it rounds up your every purchase to the nearest $1, $2, $5 or $10, then sends those "RoundUps" straight into your savings.

In the app, you can also build your credit score, set up savings goals, set up payroll, pay your bills, create a joint account, transfer money and more — right from your phone. KOHO's mission is about providing transparency, so there will never be any hidden fees.

As for extra perks, KOHO's cards deliver a minimum of 0.5% instant cashback on all purchases. For $9/month or $84/year, their Premium account earns you 2% cashback on groceries, transportation and dining out. You can also earn up to 12.5% cashback when you shop with KOHO's brand partners like Baskin Robbins, Frank and Oak, and Indigo as part of the "PowerUps" program.

And while many banks only reward you with interest on balances in your dedicated savings accounts, KOHO earns you 1.2% interest on both your spending and saving balances — which means you won't lose out on earning interest on your chequing account.

Perks aside, KOHO just makes banking super easy. The app is engaging, friendly and makes managing your finances something everyone can easily do — and in a way that feels customized to your individual banking needs.

KOHO's Banking Alternative

Price: It's free to sign up, and there are no hidden fees

Where: Canadians can start by simply downloading KOHO on their phones through the app store, or by visiting the KOHO website.

Details: Make saving easier with instant cashback, a 1.2% interest rate on every penny deposited into your KOHO account, and tons of useful financial tools in the KOHO app.

To learn more about KOHO's free chequing and savings account, visit the KOHO website or follow them on Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, and Twitter.

This content is for general informational purposes only and does not constitute financial, investment, legal, tax or accounting advice.

Il n'est pas nécessaire de se ruiner pour faire une excursion dans la métropole et en profiter au maximum. Voici d'ailleurs l'itinéraire parfait pour apprécier pleinement Montréal avec un budget de 49 $.

Non seulement cette journée te permettra de te promener et de visiter plusieurs quartiers, mais tu assisteras à 100 % à la vie urbaine avec ces suggestions de places à visiter et d'activités à faire, autant à l'intérieur qu'à l'extérieur.

Les moutons du Repaire Biquette

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Coût : Gratuit

Quand : Du 13 juin au 5 septembre 2021, de 9 h à 19 h

Adresse : Parc Maisonneuve, 4601, rue Sherbrooke E., Montréal, QC

Pourquoi tu dois y aller : Quoi de plus joyeux que de commencer la journée en se baladant dans le parc Maisonneuve du quartier Rosemont avec des moutons. Il ne faut cependant ni les toucher, ni les nourrir, mais tu peux les contempler prendre soin de la pelouse.

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Te promener à bord d'un vélo BIXI

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Coût : 50 sous pour le déverrouillage et 10 sous par minute pour un vélo régulier

Quand : Jusqu'au 15 novembre 2021

Adresse : Plusieurs stations de vélo partout dans la ville

Pourquoi tu dois y aller : Histoire de pouvoir te déplacer plus rapidement afin de visiter le plus d'endroits possible, l'utilisation des vélos BIXI est l'une des meilleures alternatives et, en plus, ça te permet de voir la ville pendant tes déplacements plutôt que d'être dans les souterrains en prenant le métro.

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Essayer le fameux bol de crème glacée en ananas

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Coût : 21 $ plus taxes

Quand : Du mardi au dimanche de 12 h à minuit et le lundi de 12 h à 23 h

Adresse : 150, av. du Mont-Royal E., Montréal, QC

Pourquoi tu dois y aller : Il s'agit de la parfaite gourmandise glacée à partager avec ta personne préférée alors que l'ananas est rempli de crème glacée, de sorbet, de friandises et d'autres garnitures. Tu es certain.e d'avoir le ventre bien plein avec ça!

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Traverser ce tunnel illuminé dans le Vieux-Port

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Coût : 16 $ pour les personnes de 13 à 30 ans et 24 $ pour les adultes de 31 ans et plus

Quand : Du mardi au vendredi de 10 h à 17 h et du samedi au dimanche de 11 h à 17 h

Adresse : 350, place Royale, Vieux-Montréal, QC

Pourquoi tu dois y aller : Qui dit découvrir la ville dit aussi de s'aventurer dans les souterrains pour voir une autre facette de la métropole. C'est au musée Pointe-à-Callière que se trouve le magnifique tunnel illuminé de toutes les couleurs où tu peux découvrir une partie de l'histoire de la ville.

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Admirer le coucher de soleil au phare de Lachine

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Coût : Accès gratuit

Quand : Tous les jours de 6 h à 23 h

Adresse : 25, 34e Avenue, Montréal, QC

Pourquoi tu dois y aller : Le quai du parc Saint-Louis avec le grand phare blanc et rouge au bout offre un panorama magique quand vient le temps du golden hour ainsi que du coucher de soleil. C'est définitivement la place où tu dois t'arrêter pour prendre quelques photos et apprécier le moment.

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Prendre un « drink » funky en fin de soirée

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Prix : 💸

Type de bouffe : brunch, dîner et souper

Adresse : 3141, rue Masson, Montréal, QC

Pourquoi tu dois y aller : Le Pot Masson est l'adresse par excellence en ce qui concerne les fins de soirée avec leur grande variété de cocktails géants servis autant avec de la barbe à papa, qu'une montagne de fruits ou qu'un Mr. Freeze sur le dessus. Les prix varient de 10,90 $ pour un demi-pot à 19,90 $ pour un complet.

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