Check Your Tim Hortons Gift Card Balance and Redeem It for Cash!

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How To Check Your Tim Hortons Gift Card Balance Without a Hassle

Do you have a stash of used Tim Hortons gift cards that you want to throw away because you’re done with your caffeine addiction? If you want to let go of your card, don’t do it before checking the remaining balance! In case you’re looking for a way to do that, we’ve got you covered!

In this article, find out how to check your Tim Hortons gift card balance without breaking a sweat and get the leftover balance back in cash. and discover how to:

What Is a Tim Hortons Gift Card?

A Tim Hortons gift card—or a Tim Card—is a prepaid card to use for buying food and drinks from Tim Hortons restaurants in the U.S. and Canada. The card value ranges from $5 to $100, and there are no fees associated with using the card.

Are Tim Cards Reloadable?

Tim Cards are reloadable, so as soon as the balance goes low, you can go to their restaurant and ask a Tim Hortons employee to reload it with the amount you choose. If your card is registered online, you don’t need to go anywhere and can reload it with your credit card.

Do Tim Cards Have an Expiration Date?

The Tim Card does not have an expiration date, so you don’t have a time limit to bind you. If the card has zero balance for two years, it will automatically be considered inactive and invalid, and you will need to get a new card.

Ways To Perform a Tim Hortons Gift Card Balance Check

Currently, there are only two ways of doing a balance check on your Tim Hortons gift card:

  1. At a Tim Hortons location—You do not have to make a purchase to check your balance. Go to the nearest Tim Hortons cafe and present your gift card to the cashier. They will check the remaining balance on your card
  2. Over the phone—If going out seems too much of a hassle, pick up your phone and dial 1-866-TIM-CARD (1-866-846-2273). Press the extension that will allow you to speak to a customer support agent. Provide them with your name, PIN code, and gift card number, and ask them to check the balance for you

The PIN is hidden under a metallic strip at the back of the card. Scratch it off to reveal the number. In case the metallic strip has already been scratched off or the PIN is still not visible, contact customer support immediately.

You Have Some Remaining Balance on Your Gift Card—What Should You Do With It?

You’ve checked your balance using the methods mentioned above to find that there are still a few dollars on your card? Are you confused about what to do with the card? Here are some recommendations:

RecommendationBrief Explanation
Merge the cardsIf you have multiple Tim cards with several dollars remaining, merge all of them into a single card. All you need to do is register your cards online and select Transfer or Merge Balance. Once you’ve completed the merge, unregister the empty cards in your account
Get some coffeeGet one more cup of Tim Hortons coffee with the leftover balance on your gift card before throwing it away. In case your order amount is greater than the amount on your card, you can pay the rest in cash or with a credit card
Sell it onlineOnline platforms are full of coffee junkies willing to buy Tim Hortons gift cards. Put up your card on eBay or Craigslist for sale but beware of scammers!
Exchange it for cashAccording to Tim Hortons, you cannot return your gift cards for cash unless stated by law. This means that you can get your leftover balance in cash in the states with a cash back policy

Do you want to redeem your gift card for cash but don’t know where to start? Don’t worry because DoNotPay is here to help you out!

Exchange Your Tim Hortons Gift Card for Cash With the Help of DoNotPay

The process of redeeming your gift card for cash can be complicated and exhausting. Why go through the frustration when DoNotPay can do the work for you? You only have to follow these instructions:

  1. in your web browser
  2. Search for the Gift Card Cash Back feature
  3. Enter information about the gift card

DoNotPay will check if your state has a cash back policy. Don’t fret if it doesn’t. In that case, we will forward the request to a Tim Hortons office in one of the cash back states. Your cash or check should arrive by mail within 14 business days.

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