So we all know it’s customary to leave a tip or give a tip for a service provided to you, but how much should you tip? You don’t want to over tip or under tip, 10% or 20% how much should you tip for a job well done… Recently the consumerist put together a guide for tipping, we have pulled out the main tipping points for you.
First the pizza delivery person, according to the consumerist you should tip between $2 and $5 depending on distance but find out if the tip was included in the price first and if there is a service fee not shared with the driver. If you’re getting a cup of coffee from a mom and pop cafe a $1 per drink is fine. For take out food is 10% of the total bill.
Having furniture delivered $5 is fine unless there is a lot of extra setup required then you may want to add a little bit more. Need a ride? customary tip for a taxi is 10% to 15%, if your driver helps with heavy bags go for 20%. When it comes to housekeeping services at a hotel $1 to $5 is perfectly fine and it’s better to leave the tip in a marked envelope. And what about your tattoo artist? you should tip them 10% to 20%.
Bottom line is the holidays are not the only time you should tip for a job well done and even if you don’t have a lot of money a smile, a handshake, and even a thanks goes a long way.