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PostPosted: Fri Aug 01, 2014 1:58 pm 
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So we leave tomorrow (!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!).

We are having family pictures done on Tuesday evening, 30 minute session. What should I tip the photographer?

I'm curious about other MB tipping customs as well.

What's the standard tipping rate for full service restaurants? Buffets?

What about housekeping? Concierge? Other services at the resorts?

Usually, I tip 15% regardless, 18% for great service, and 20% for outstanding service when it comes to restaurants.

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 Post subject: Re: Tipping?
PostPosted: Fri Aug 01, 2014 2:35 pm 
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We almost always leave 20% for wait staff, unless they are horrendous! 2-3 dollars a night for housekeeping, since we don't create too much of a mess for them! Concierge gets $5, unless it is a special situation!

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 Post subject: Re: Tipping?
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I'm usually a 20% for good service. I do 15% if it's just typical and not that outstanding. I do around a $1.00 a bag for resort or hotel staff.

Not to start an argument or hijack this thread, but I am getting a little tired of the overuse of the tip jar. They are everywhere these days!!!


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I agree with the tip jar! Very seldom drop anything in, unless I feel it warranted!

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 Post subject: Re: Tipping?
PostPosted: Fri Aug 01, 2014 9:32 pm 
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Ah.......the ever-popular (not) tip jars. They are everywhere. I'm trying to figure out how to put one on this message board. But that would require a trip to the dreaded database, so I guess it's better to forget it! :dontknow:

Seriously, I hate them.

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 Post subject: Re: Tipping?
PostPosted: Fri Aug 01, 2014 11:50 pm 
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Notice I didn't ask about what to put in a tip jar... lol. Also hate them. There's one in the window of a drivethru Subway by my house!

The guy I talked to with the photography studio said I would pay my balance owed to the photographer, and that it is customary to tip. For just a 30 minute session that I paid $150 for... I'm thinking $10, if that.

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 Post subject: Re: Tipping?
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I'm not so keen on someone telling you that you should tip :dontknow: ! $150 is a respectable price already, but if the photographer goes above and beyond, I suppose a small stipend wouldn't hurt! Most articles I looked up say no tip, but the ones who did tip said they waited to see the pictures first!!

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 Post subject: Re: Tipping?
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The tip jar debate reminded me of Garden City trip a few years back.

Small bar on the pier we frequented that week. We usually sat out by the pier railing and went to bar for refueling.
Tip jar on the bar. Beer was already a tad pricey and tips added to that.....Tipped every other trip to bar vs every trip.
On a non-tip trip she set the bottles on the bar. Before I could pick them up she pulled them back and opened them. I said it wasn't necessary. She slid tip jar over to me and informed me that was how she made tips.........
Ruann and Sharon went for refills after that......

There is one tip jar I love to throw money in. At Hillbilly Hot Dogs. Tip jar by cash register and when tipped the cashier has to sing "The Weenie Song". Love letting rookies go before me and tell them to be sure and tip.......
http://www.hillbillyhotdogs.com/song.php


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 Post subject: Re: Tipping?
PostPosted: Sat Aug 02, 2014 8:37 am 
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I agree with Ron. Tip if you want, after you've seen the photos. Unless it's a big wedding, I don't think the photographers expect to be tipped, and that
is why it's difficult to google much information.

>...Photographer and Videographers - 15% to 20% if you feel they have done an outstanding job but is not required.
http://tybeeislandwedding.com/info/faqs/

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 Post subject: Re: Tipping?
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I usually tip 20% in restaurants unless the service is really lousy; then I tip 15%. The buffet question is interesting, though. I'd always heard (does anyone here know for sure?) that workers at buffet restaurants are paid more (minimum wage?), and since they do less (just refill drinks and remove plates), you don't need to leave as much of a tip. I believe wait staff in a regular restaurant only make around $2 per hour and depend highly on their tips. I hope some of you have input on this.

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A couple buffets by me pay minimum wage (I asked annonymously) and the wait staff there only refill drinks and remove plates so we tip 10%.

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 Post subject: Re: Tipping?
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I would say it would depend on what kind of Buffett you were visiting....i mostly only do prossers and I would never leave less than 20% there!

As for pictures...was it a company , not an individual photographer? I can't imagine tipping the owner of the photography business. A small something ....like a special gift sent to the studio but not a tip.


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 Post subject: Re: Tipping?
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pop2748 wrote:
There is one tip jar I love to throw money in. At Hillbilly Hot Dogs. Tip jar by cash register and when tipped the cashier has to sing "The Weenie Song". Love letting rookies go before me and tell them to be sure and tip.......
http://www.hillbillyhotdogs.com/song.php


Made our first ever trip to Hillbilly hotdogs a couple of weeks ago, and sure enough we put money in the tip jar and got a song!

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