Tim Hortons Lawsuit is now settled and you can get free stuff
The Tim Hortons class action lawsuit in Canada has been resolved, and some customers are now receiving free hot beverages and baked goods.
Tim Hortons proposed a settlement in 2022 for class action lawsuits filed in Ontario, British Columbia, and Quebec related to location data collected on its app.It was claimed that the collection of user data violated their privacy rights. Prior to the proposed and agreed-upon class action settlement, Canada’s federal privacy commissioner discovered that the Tim Hortons app tracked and collected location data from users “every few minutes of every day,” even when they were not using it.
On February 1, 2023, Tim Hortons sent out an email to Canadian residents who used the Tims app from April 1, 2019, to September 30, 2020, and had their geolocation data collected at least once.
If you received this email, you are a part of the now-approved national class action settlement for the Tim Hortons app. The settlement includes two credits: one free hot beverage credit and one free baked good credit. Those credits will be automatically applied to your Tim Rewards account, ready for use on February 1, 2023. Tim Hortons stated that the credit can be used on any baked good that costs up to $2.39 plus taxes, such as a croissant, muffin, bun, biscuit, cookie, or doughnut.
Also, the credit can only be used for a hot beverage, such as brewed coffee, a hot latte, a hot cappuccino, a hot espresso, a hot cortado, a hot tea, or a hot chocolate. The hot beverage and baked good credits can only be redeemed once at a Tim Hortons location in Canada.
The class action settlement credits will expire and be deleted from your Tims Rewards account if they are not used within 12 months of their deposit. Nevertheless, if you still want to use those credits after they’ve been removed from your account, get in touch with Tim’s guest services within the subsequent year. In 2022, when the proposed settlement for the class action lawsuit was disclosed to customers, Tim’s received criticism for simply providing free baked goods and beverages.
Tim Hortons’ ongoing position on the matter is that there has been no misconduct and that the claims in the case have not been established in court.
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