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Old 09-25-2013, 11:53 PM
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Default What things do you tip for?

When Rick moved here, he had NO idea that leaving tips for haircutters was a thing.

I tip waiters, haircutters, if my dogs needed professional grooming, I would tip for that as well. I tip Starbucks' workers. I would likely tip for petcare if I needed it, as well.

What things do you tip for?

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Old 09-26-2013, 12:02 AM
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Anyone in the physical service industry that works personally with me really.

Pet groomer, hair stylist, waitress, movers, hotel staff, manicurist, guy at the grocery store that walks bags to my car, baby sitter, dog sitter, nanny, valet parker, bartender, housekeepers/room keepers, doorman, mover

I don't usually tip baristas or food take-out orders beyond what change goes in the tip jar.

some tips I believe are more priority than others, Waitresses of course get number one tipping priority since their wages are about $2/hr so tipping is basically their wages. Waitresses are my one thing, if I can't afford to tip my waitress, I don't eat out. period. Otherwise your waitress is basically paying for your meal. Not cool.

Hair stylists/pet groomers/manicurist come soon there after.

everything else is kind of just by ear.. some get tipped once around holidays, some not every time etc..

Disclaimer: I work for Trupanion and love it/our policy! But I do not speak for the company or as the company.
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Old 09-26-2013, 12:10 AM
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Groomer, waiters, and pizza deliveries are the only things I can think of that I use that require tipping.

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Old 09-26-2013, 12:42 AM
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Dog groomers, waitresses/bartenders, any food delivery, hair cutter/stylist.

I would also tip doormen, valets, movers, dog walker, etc, but I don't ever use those services lol.

At a restaurant/coffee place (or when I'm picking up food to go) where they're not actually serving you while you're seated, I'll round up the total on a credit card or put the change in a tip jar.
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Old 09-26-2013, 02:15 AM
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Essentially every one. I'm loose with the tips. Hell, if Fedex drivers wouldn't drop things at the barely visible side door and run without even ringing the bell I would tip them too. Hair stylist, baristas, servers, food delivery, the liquor store fellows, my tattoo artist, etc.
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Old 09-26-2013, 05:50 AM
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Hairdressers, waiters/waitresses, motel housekeepers - everytime. I hit the coffee shop with a few dollars once or twice a week. I can't think of anything else I use that requires tipping. My life is pretty 'self-service'. Hotel/motel housekeepers are a big one to me. I can't believe how many people I room with who don't know that their pay is tip based like wait staff. Plus I usually have dogs, and I want those places to love dog owners!

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Old 09-28-2013, 10:57 AM
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I tip when a tip is earned and allowed.
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Old 09-30-2013, 10:48 AM
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I tip my waitress/waiter. I also tend to leave a small tip in the tip jar at my local Biggbys. ONLY because when I walk in there, they are friendly and they know what I want. It doesn't matter if I have been there yesterday or 2 weeks ago. I do not tend to tip at my hairdresser. If I am in there doing something complicated and time consuming then yes, but for a general hair trim that takes 10 minutes no I don't tip.

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