Tim Hortons

If you’re looking to order your morning Tim’s in your favourite reusable mug, you’re out of luck – at least for the time being.

Tim Hortons announced on March 6th that they will temporarily stop accepting reusable cups at their stores due to the rising health concerns over COVID-19.

“Although experts continue to indicate a low risk in Canada, we are taking a measured, reasonable approach and will continue to monitor, evaluate and update our procedures should it become warranted,” Tim Hortons stated in a release.

The news follows another popular coffee shop chain doing much of the same – household name Starbucks Coffee announced just yesterday that they will also be hitting pause on all reusable mugs being used in store as well.

This also will affect the company’s upcoming Roll Up The Rim, which kicks off on March 11th – and this time included an incentive to be more sustainable.

During the four-week contest, bringing in a reusable cup gets you more rolls on the app.

Even with the new measures being taken because of the virus, Tims will still honour the three digital rolls.

In order to take advantage of them, bring your travel mug to a store, buy a hot beverage and when you scan your Tims Rewards card, you’ll still get the rolls on the app.

Coincidentally, Tim’s was also planning on giving out 1.8 million reusable cups across the country to promote this new Roll Up The Rim element. However, due to coronavirus health concerns, it will be delayed until later in the year.