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    Scrap yard surprise - free coffee!

    So I had to hit up my least favored scrap yard yesterday since I cut it too close to closing times. I go through my regular rigamarole, argue about #2 vs #1 copper, walk into the office and...walk out with a Tim Horton's (coffee) gift card! Apparently, the yard offers "points" by weight now, depending on the type of scrap brought in. I'm lucky enough that they offer 1 point for every 20 lbs of copper, or every 500 lbs of shred. I don't think i'll ever have to pay for a coffee again!

    Is this a novelty, or do you guys have yards around that do the same? I tell you what, I'll take a little bit of extra time haggling for the worth of my non ferrous metals if it means I can get my caffein fix for nothin.


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    One yard in Winnipeg from 10:00am / 1:00 pm put out sandwiches sometimes dogs with a cup of soup and coffee pot is always on.
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    Quote Originally Posted by alloy2 View Post
    One yard in Winnipeg from 10:00am / 1:00 pm put out sandwiches sometimes dogs with a cup of soup and coffee pot is always on.
    The yard by me dont do anything! Darn. Sounds like a pretty neat thing to do

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    Yard I use now gives you a t shirt for a 5 star review on google. One where I used to live did a points system: one point for every dollar sold and you could get a t shirt, work gloves and something else, maybe a hat? If I was running the yard I’d do higher value items like hand tools. What scrapper wouldn’t love to be rewarded for loyalty with a new pair of pliers, wire cutters or even up to a sawzall or cordless drill. I do love me some Tim hortons coffee though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WhiteSquirrel View Post
    So I had to hit up my least favored scrap yard yesterday since I cut it too close to closing times. I go through my regular rigamarole, argue about #2 vs #1 copper, walk into the office and...walk out with a Tim Horton's (coffee) gift card! Apparently, the yard offers "points" by weight now, depending on the type of scrap brought in. I'm lucky enough that they offer 1 point for every 20 lbs of copper, or every 500 lbs of shred. I don't think i'll ever have to pay for a coffee again!

    Is this a novelty, or do you guys have yards around that do the same? I tell you what, I'll take a little bit of extra time haggling for the worth of my non ferrous metals if it means I can get my caffein fix for nothin.
    Black coffee, a mans drink.


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