Tim Hortons to open at VivoCity on Nov 17, offers free coffee and exclusive Tims merchandise

Coffee enthusiasts and Tim Hortons aficionados, mark your calendars! The renowned Canadian coffeehouse chain is all set to make its mark in Singapore with the grand opening of its VivoCity outlet on November 17, 2023, at 10 am. Brace yourselves for a delightful coffee experience, exclusive giveaways, and a dash of Canadian charm right in the heart of Singapore.

Free Coffee for Lucky Early Birds

To celebrate this momentous occasion, Tim Hortons has a treat in store for the first 100 customers daily from November 17 to 19. Imagine sipping on your favorite Tim Hortons coffee every day for the next six months – an offer exclusive to the lucky early birds who queue up early. Whether you’re a fan of the classic Double Double or crave the indulgent Iced Capp, your daily caffeine fix just got a whole lot sweeter.

Exclusive Merchandise for the Next Wave

If you miss the first 100, fret not! The 101st to 200th customers will receive exclusive Tim Hortons merchandise, ensuring that the celebration continues throughout the grand opening weekend. From stylish mugs to cozy hoodies, these limited-edition items are bound to become collector’s items for Tim Hortons enthusiasts.

Fashion Meets Flavor

Attention fashionistas! Tim Hortons is not just about great coffee; it’s also about making a style statement. The 30 best-dressed fans during the opening weekend will be in for a treat – an exclusive Tim Hortons Swag Box filled with merchandise worth up to $80. Express your love for Tim Hortons with flair, and you might just walk away with a box full of Canadian goodness.

Sip and Save with the Tims App

As if the excitement isn’t already overflowing, Tim Hortons is rewarding tech-savvy coffee lovers. Download the Tim Hortons app, and your first reward awaits – a regular café latte on the house! It’s the perfect way to start your Tim Hortons journey and experience the convenience of ordering your favorite beverages with just a tap.

The Tim Hortons Experience at VivoCity:

The VivoCity outlet promises to deliver the authentic Tim Hortons experience, blending warm hospitality with the aroma of freshly brewed coffee. With a menu boasting an array of delicious offerings – from classic coffees and donuts to hearty sandwiches and soups – Tim Hortons is poised to become a go-to spot for coffee enthusiasts and foodies alike.

So, gather your friends, set your alarms, and get ready for a memorable coffee adventure at Tim Hortons VivoCity on November 17, 2023, starting at 10 am. It’s not just a coffee shop; it’s a Canadian tradition brewing right in the heart of Singapore. Cheers to the perfect blend of flavor, style, and community at Tim Hortons!

Address1 HarbourFront Walk, #01-207 VivoCity, Singapore 098585



9 Clever Ways to Save Money on Your Daily Coffee Fix

As someone who occasionally drinks coffee, I consider myself a moderate coffee drinker, finding myself somewhere between my friends who are frequent visitors of coffee shops and those who have never tried a cup of joe.

Although I can easily spend S$3-5 on a delicious coffee beverage at a cozy coffee shop to start my day, I understand that this can quickly add up if done on a daily basis.

For those who can’t live without coffee, exploring money-saving strategies is worth considering. After all, daily caffeine consumption can be costly, and taking steps to save money can have a significant impact in the long run. Start with these 9 hacks:


Many coffee shops offer loyalty programs to encourage their customers to come back for their special brew. While it’s not going to save you tons of money in a day, your cumulative savings and freebies can be worth it.

For instance, Flash Coffee Singapore has three rewards tiers, namely Bronze, Silver, and Gold. Bronze members can redeem a free drink after every 10 purchases. Silver members can redeem a free drink after every 7 purchases. Lastly, Gold members can redeem a free drink after every 5 purchases. Another brand that offers rewards to its members is PPP Coffee. As a PPP+ Rewards Member, you can enjoy a 3% cashback on your coffee purchases at its retail outlets, plus all food and beverages at participating cafes by PPP Coffee in Singapore (T&Cs apply).

Combining your utilization of loyalty cards with other saving strategies such as brewing your coffee at home can save you extra money on top of getting a free cup.


Kopi at Kopitiam can give you the caffeine kick you need, but for a fraction of the cost of cafe coffee. Sure, you’re missing out on the fancy latte art. But if you are drinking it down during a workday, you may not have time to savor coffee art anyway. Drink the foamy heart art coffee when you have time to indulge it.


Did you know that coffee beans retain their freshness and flavor better when stored as whole beans compared to pre-ground coffee? This is because pre-ground coffee often contains additives and fillers that can compromise its quality.

Coffee that has lost its aroma and flavor may end up going unused or being discarded, which means that you’re essentially pouring money down the drain along with your brew. By grinding your own beans, you can enjoy fresher coffee and lessen your waste.


Perhaps, your own brew does not appeal to you because of its taste. If you’re not satisfied with the taste of your homemade coffee, it might be time to invest in higher quality coffee beans. Spending a little more on quality beans can save you money by providing you with a more satisfying, enjoyable coffee.

To get the most out of your beans, start by selecting the right grind size for your coffee brewing method. For instance, a coarse grind is ideal for a French press, while a medium-coarse grind is suitable for automatic drip. Next, experiment with different coffee-to-water ratios to find your preferred strength. Lastly, make sure to use the best water temperature for your chosen brewing method.


Don’t set yourself up for failure by using a cheap coffee maker. Get a coffee maker that you are excited about! It will inspire you to drink more coffee at home and improve your overall coffee experience.


Drinking your coffee black may seem like a simple choice, but it can actually help you save money on buying milk, sugar, or creamer. By drinking black coffee, you can avoid these additional costs and appreciate the true flavor of the coffee. Plus, black coffee is a healthier option that eliminates the added sugar and calories from milk or creamer.


The difference between buying a small and a large-sized coffee can set you back by S$1 or more. For example, %Arabica Singapore’s Caffe Latte is priced at about S$7 for a short and S$8 for a tall order. Opting for a smaller size can save you approximately S$5 in a week or a yearly savings of S$240. Can you imagine what you could do with the S$240 you save?


For special occasions such as birthdays or anniversaries, include a coffee gift card on your wishlist. A Starbucks gift card in Singapore can be purchased with a minimum value of S$10 and a maximum value of S$300. Use your gift card to fuel your weeks’ worth of coffee fix, or to treat yourself to a special drink without worrying about the cost.


To make the most of your coffee budget, keep an eye out for freebies and exclusive discounts at your favorite coffee shops. One way to do this is by following their social media pages, where they often announce monthly specials and offer freebies to their loyal customers.

Another way to save on coffee purchases is to download apps such as the CoffeeBean SG Rewards App by The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf Singapore. These coffee shop apps often provide discounts and coupons that can be used on your purchases, allowing you to enjoy your favorite drinks without going over budget.

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Use all these nine strategies to maximize your caffeine savings and indulge in your favorite beverages, guilt-free!

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Bacha Coffee opens new Takeaway & Boutique at Takashimaya Department Store B2

Takeaway their 100% pure Arabica coffees to-go and their signature croissants!

Bacha Coffee has opened their first coffee Boutique and Takeaway at Takashimaya. This is in addition of their 8-seater Coffee Bar and boutique located at Takashimaya, Basement 1.

You can now shop their entire collection of coffee, lavish hampers, beautifully packaged gift sets and timeless coffee accessories.

What’s more, you can takeaway their 100% pure Arabica coffees to-go, paired with vanilla speckled chantilly cream, a raw sugar candy stick and an amber glass straw for iced coffees.


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Last, but not least, you want to takeaway a couple of their signature croissants to go with your coffee!

Address: Takashimaya Department Store, 391A Orchard Rd, Basement 2 Singapore 238873 (+65) 6756 1910

Opening Hours: Monday to Sunday from 10am to 9.30pm.


The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf offering 50% off ALL lattes on 1 Oct 21

Celebrate International Coffee Day with The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf

There’s no better time to pick up a cuppa. The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf Singapore has announced in a Facebook post that they will be offering all lattes at 50% off on 1 October 2021 to celebrate International Coffee Day. In other words, pay half the usual price for your favourite latte including Café Latte, Mocha Latte, Vanilla Latte, Caramel Latte and more!

The promotion is valid at all outlets except Beanstro at Marina Bay Sands.

Each customer can redeem 2 per transaction.

Click here to locate the nearest store.

Terms & Conditions

  • Available on 1 October only, while stocks last
  • Not available at Beanstro at Marina Bay Sands
  • Limited to 2 redemptions per transaction
  • Not applicable with any other promotions, discounts and/or vouchers
  • In lieu of Safe Management Measures, we reserve the right to end the promotion for crowd management


Coffee and chocolate-flavoured Coca-Cola now available at 7-Eleven

New Coca Cola Batch Blends

Caffeine lovers can now look forward to a new drink. 7-Eleven Singapore announced in a Facebook post that they will be introducing the new Coca Cola Batch Blends in stores for a limited time.

The new coffee drink blend will see your favourite cola infused with coffee and chocolate, or the coffee and caramel. You can enjoy the drink on its own or have it as a mixer or in a cocktail.

Would you try it?