Thanks to Super Coupon Lady for this post on tips. I have to agree that yes I am a very “thrifty person” but feel you should NOT skimp on a tip… but Matt on the other hand likes to go a little over board and normally leaves a 30% or more tip. We do not eat out often but I just bite my lip as he fills out the receipt. I know that he is just being kind, but I feel that 20% for standard service is plenty and more if they did an outstanding job…. am I just being cheap?I love to Save Money and, as I’m sure you all know, I am an avid couponer!! However, I am not cheap when it comes to tipping. When dining out I always tip from 18-20%. I was a server throughout college so I know what a tough job this can be and how much you rely on those tips.
I am a little perplexed when it comes to tipping in other situations. Like, haircuts for the kiddos, carryout orders at restaurants, help to your car with your groceries, etc. Recently, I went to a New Doughnut shop in town with a friend and my receipt had a place for a tip. I was really surprised since I went to the counter, ordered and waited there for my doughnut and coffee. Was I suppose to tip for that?! I didn’t see how it was any different than ordering food at McDonalds or Panera?!
So, what I’d like to know is this ~ What services do you believe require a tip, how much do you tip, what do you do if the service is horrible? Share your thoughts and comments below. Thanks so much!!!!