But there is one thing that troubled us — what happens when you only have a few cents left on the card? Can you still use it?
Well, we put it to the test today.
We had a card that had 75 cents left on it. I used it to buy a coffee and a bagel. I swiped the card, and the Tim’s girl said “you still $1.60 more.” So I found another card and paid the balance. So there you have it, you can run down a Tim’s card to zero.
Just buy something that costs more than your card’s balance. Make sure you have another one (or an Interac card, or cash) to pay the difference. I’m sure Tim Hortons is betting that you won’t, though.
This is what the internet is all about: useful information.