Lake Shore Students and Tim Hortons Spending

February 7, 2020

Every morning, we see students and teachers alike flood the nearby Tim Hortons for a delicious cup of coffee. Most people don’t give this a second thought; getting coffee has become a part of many people’s daily routine, but at what cost to us? 

In a survey, I asked 100 people how many times a week they go to Tim Hortons, and about how much they spend each week. 

  • 60% of people surveyed said they go to Tim Hortons 5-7 days a week and spend around $5.00-$10.00 each day.
  •  30% of people say they go 2-3 days a week and spend about $5.00, while only
  •  10% of people surveyed said they go 0-1 times a week, spending less than $5.00.    These results may not faze you now, but the money adds up.

 For those of you in that 60%, let’s say you go to Tim Hortons before school every day and spend around $5.00. In a month, you would spend $100.00 and in a whole school year, you would spend around $900.00 on Tim Hortons. Of course, this number isn’t exact since some days may be more or less expensive than others.

Knowing how much money you spend, are you going to cut back on your coffee addiction? You could try putting away the money you would have spent on a coffee and start saving for that car you’ve always wanted, or if giving up that jitter juice isn’t an option, try a cheaper and more efficient alternative by making your own iced mocha coffee, iced caps and french vanilla lattes at home. 

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