Best life: Tips on tipping

Published: Jun. 28, 2023 at 7:04 AM CDT
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ORLANDO, FL (Ivanhoe Newswire) - As prices for goods and services have skyrocketed over the past few years, should you also tip more? And who should you tip?

The answer is different depending on who you ask, but it seems lately, no matter what you do or where you go, you’re asked if you would like to leave a tip.

Where do tipping experts say to leave some appreciation for a job well done? Aim for $20 per person for movers or home deliveries like furniture and appliance. For mail carriers, no tip is acceptable for individual deliveries, but a small holiday gift under $50 is okay.

Tip $5 to $20 for Amazon deliveries only if the package is large. For nail technicians, restaurant takeout, food delivery, and dog sitters, aim for at least a 10 percent tip.

At least 15 percent for dine-in restaurants, massage therapists, hair stylists, uber drivers, and house cleaners is considered proper education.

Bartenders should get two dollars per drink or at least 10 percent of the bill. Baristas should be tipped one dollar per drink. For hotel workers, tip one to three dollars per night and five dollars for any extra services.

If you don’t have cash on hand, you can use payment apps such as Venmo, Zelle, Cash App, Apple Pay, and PayPal.

Beware, though, before you tip, check the bill. A growing number of businesses and restaurants are incorporating a service charge into the check.

Contributors to this news report include: Marsha Lewis, Producer; Roque Correa, Videographer and Editor.

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