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17 Tips on Tipping!

Here are 17 helpful tipping guidelines...

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    Bartender
    $1-2 per drink or 15-20% of the tab.
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    Bellhop
    $2 first bag, $1 per additional bag.
    $2-3 for each additional service, such as room delivery.

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    Wait service (buffet)
    10%, pre-tax.
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    Concierge
    No obligation for answering questions.
    $5-10 for tickets or restaurant reservations.
    $15 for hard-to-get tickets or reservations, or 10-20% of the ticket price.

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    Doorman
    A smile and a "thanks" when he opens the door!
    $1-$4 for carrying luggage.
    $1-$2 for hailing cab (add an extra $1 if it's raining).
    $1-$4 beyond the call of duty.

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    Hair Salon
    15-20%, ask to be split among those who served you.
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    Housekeeper
    $2-$5 per day, left daily with a note marked "Housekeeping - Thank you."
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    Host or Maitre d'
    No obligation for greeting you and showing you to your table.
    $10-$20 for going above and beyond to find you a table on a busy night or on occasion, if you are a regular patron.

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    Manicurist
    15-20%.
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    Home Delivery
    10-15% of the bill, $2-5 for pizza delivery depending on the size of the order and difficulty of delivery .
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    Restroom Attendant
    $0.50-$3, depending on the level of service.
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    Skycap
    $2 first bag, $1 per additional bag.
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    Taxi driver
    15-20% of the fare, but minimally $1.
    $2 for the first bag, $1 for the second.

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    Tipping jars
    No obligation.
    Tip occasionally if your server or barista provides a little something extra or if you are a regular customer.

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    Valet
    $2-$5.
    Tip when the car is returned to you.

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    Wait service (sit down)
    15-20%, pre-tax.
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    Facial, Waxing, Massage
    15-20%.
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