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Old Dec 1st 2009, 4:41 pm
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When I lived in New England the custom there was for buy-backs. Where the bartender would give you a free drink for every two or thee you bought.
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Originally Posted by Steve_P View Post
The difference between tips based on the pre-tax amount and the total bill doesn't really amount to much in the grand scheme of things.
Fair point! Interesting to get all the different opinions!

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Old Dec 1st 2009, 4:43 pm
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Originally Posted by Oink View Post
When I lived in New England the custom there was for buy-backs. Where the bartender would give you a free drink for every two or thee you bought.
I've seen that in the US too - it's a nice custom.
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Old Dec 1st 2009, 5:59 pm
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Originally Posted by JonboyE View Post
Most people I know pay the tip on the whole bill including taxes.
Likewise.

10-15% is the norm in Canada.

10-15% in the USA flags you as a "cheap Canadian" (where 20% is expected).
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Old Dec 1st 2009, 6:47 pm
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Originally Posted by Lychee View Post
Likewise.

10-15% is the norm in Canada.

10-15% in the USA flags you as a "cheap Canadian" (where 20% is expected).
Under 15% in Canada gives you the same "cheap" name. See: http://www.tripadvisor.com/Travel-g1...Etiquette.html
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I work with a lot of Americans and they definitely tip more than Canadians. For good service I tip 15% in Canada, 20% in the US & 10% in the UK (unless service is already included).
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In Alberta I just double the GST. Nice and simple

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In Alberta I just double the GST. Naive and simple
and 5% short of the norm.

That used to be close enough when GST was 7%.
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Originally Posted by Steve_P View Post
and 5% short of the norm.

That used to be close enough when GST was 7%.
LOL never get any complaints though
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LOL never get any complaints though
Serving staff are unlikely to complain to you about how cheap you are with your tips.

But amongst themselves you are probably known if you go to the same place frequently.
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Old Dec 2nd 2009, 2:37 pm
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Originally Posted by JonboyE View Post
I only tip if the food and/or drinks are brought to your table. It you have to collect from the counter then change from the nearest dollar is adequate.

The only exception is in a bar. A good tip with the first round will ensure you get preferential service when things get busy.
...I usually order booze from the bar and keep all the change. I was a bar tender in England (British Legion) and didn't expect people to tip me just for having a pint poured. Of course, now and then they bought me a beer which might amount to the same thing.

As for tipping on food, I don't tip much. I know that's considered cheap but it's my money and I bust my nuts earning it.

I've read that legislation might be passed in the U.K. to force the restaurant trade to stop lowering staff salaries with the expectation that patrons will fill the gap. Of course, such legislation might not be practicable.
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...I usually order booze from the bar and keep all the change.
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As for tipping on food, I don't tip much. I know that's considered cheap but it's my money and I bust my nuts earning it.
God forbid that we should ever be at the same bar or table.
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Originally Posted by austinallegro View Post
...I usually order booze from the bar and keep all the change. I was a bar tender in England (British Legion) and didn't expect people to tip me just for having a pint poured. Of course, now and then they bought me a beer which might amount to the same thing.

As for tipping on food, I don't tip much. I know that's considered cheap but it's my money and I bust my nuts earning it.

I've read that legislation might be passed in the U.K. to force the restaurant trade to stop lowering staff salaries with the expectation that patrons will fill the gap. Of course, such legislation might not be practicable.
Don't ever go on vacation to an all-inclusive resort in Cuba or the DR. You'll find it hard to get served, or to get toilet paper.
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Old Dec 2nd 2009, 3:04 pm
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Don't ever go on vacation to an all-inclusive resort in Cuba or the DR. You'll find it hard to get served, or to get toilet paper.
Being as he is such a tight arse, do you think he'll need loo roll?
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Don't ever go on vacation to an all-inclusive resort in Cuba or the DR. You'll find it hard to get served, or to get toilet paper.
To each his own...but my idea of hell is an 'all inclusive' resort.
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