SiegfriedRoy
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January 30th, 2020 at 1:30:52 PM permalink
I am having a debate with my friend on how much to tip at various situations in Vegas. Iíve realized that I differ in tipping pilosophy in many ways. I am not going to open a can of worms on tipping dealers, but based on below assessment, am I off? Do I need to recalibrate?

Hotel housekeeping : $2 a day
Valet attendant : $2-$3
Bell man : $1-2 a bag and no less than $5
Comp Limo: $50 if going to or from the airport, and $30 - $40 around town based on distance
Cab hauler : $1
Fancy restaurant : 18 - 20%
Buffet : 10% - 15%. If itís self-serve drinks, I tip 10%.
Cocktail waitress: $2 a drink or $3 a drink if I want her to keep bringing drinks
Poker dealer : $1-$3 a game I win

Am I over tipping or under tipping? I donít mind recalibrating.
rsactuary
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January 30th, 2020 at 1:53:48 PM permalink
I've never had a comped limo but your rate seems outrageous.

All the others are fairly reasonable, but for cocktail waitresses, I"m typically a dollar a drink.
SOOPOO
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IndyJeffrey
January 30th, 2020 at 1:56:47 PM permalink
Quote: SiegfriedRoy

I am having a debate with my friend on how much to tip at various situations in Vegas. Iíve realized that I differ in tipping pilosophy in many ways. I am not going to open a can of worms on tipping dealers, but based on below assessment, am I off? Do I need to recalibrate?

Hotel housekeeping : $2 a day
Valet attendant : $2-$3
Bell man : $1-2 a bag and no less than $5
Comp Limo: $50 if going to or from the airport, and $30 - $40 around town based on distance
Cab hauler : $1
Fancy restaurant : 18 - 20%
Buffet : 10% - 15%. If itís self-serve drinks, I tip 10%.
Cocktail waitress: $2 a drink or $3 a drink if I want her to keep bringing drinks
Poker dealer : $1-$3 a game I win

Am I over tipping or under tipping? I donít mind recalibrating.



If those numbers work for you, so be it. I tip less, he tips more, The thought that if I have a $700 silly expensive dinner for 4 that the waiter has earned $140 is crazy to me. For his 8 tables that night he makes $1k? And at Cracker Barrel for the same number of plates the bill is $80, and that waiter only gets $16? I think there are around 10 threads on this already by the way.....
Ace2
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January 30th, 2020 at 2:12:26 PM permalink
An Uber from the airport to the strip is $16 including tip.

$50 for a ďfreeĒ ride seems nuts.
Itís all about making that GTA
SiegfriedRoy
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January 30th, 2020 at 2:22:15 PM permalink
Quote: Ace2

An Uber from the airport to the strip is $16 including tip.

$50 for a ďfreeĒ ride seems nuts.



I donít always take it. I use it when Iím traveling with a big group of 5-8. I know it still cost more, but itís less of hassle and easier to swallow when the cost is divided.

As far as SOOPOO, when you go to a nice restaurant, how much do you tip?
SOOPOO
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January 30th, 2020 at 2:52:15 PM permalink
Quote: SiegfriedRoy

I donít always take it. I use it when Iím traveling with a big group of 5-8. I know it still cost more, but itís less of hassle and easier to swallow when the cost is divided.

As far as SOOPOO, when you go to a nice restaurant, how much do you tip?



I feel I am ruled by rules I don't agree with. I tend to tip 15+% on the after tax amount, so somewhere between 16 and 17%. Last big bill was around $670 after tax. I left $105. Most of my colleagues/friends would have left between $125 and $150.
I get these great sushi and sashimi lunch specials for like $12. I'll leave a $3 tip. The waitress always remembers me and brings me a side of spicy mayo.
Lovecomps
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January 30th, 2020 at 2:55:29 PM permalink
Quote: SiegfriedRoy

I am having a debate with my friend on how much to tip at various situations in Vegas. Iíve realized that I differ in tipping pilosophy in many ways. I am not going to open a can of worms on tipping dealers, but based on below assessment, am I off? Do I need to recalibrate?

Hotel housekeeping : $2 a day
Valet attendant : $2-$3
Bell man : $1-2 a bag and no less than $5
Comp Limo: $50 if going to or from the airport, and $30 - $40 around town based on distance
Cab hauler : $1
Fancy restaurant : 18 - 20%
Buffet : 10% - 15%. If itís self-serve drinks, I tip 10%.
Cocktail waitress: $2 a drink or $3 a drink if I want her to keep bringing drinks
Poker dealer : $1-$3 a game I win

Am I over tipping or under tipping? I donít mind recalibrating.




Housekeeping: On target
Valet attendant: None since I limo but $1 is enough. Same for the cab hailer.
Bel man: One target:
Limo: $20 one way
Restaurant: It all depends on how good she is/isn't.
Buffet: Zero. They are to disgusting to go to.
Cocktail waitress: $1 per drink while gambling.
Poker dealer: On target
The best things in life are not free.
IndyJeffrey
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January 30th, 2020 at 4:03:15 PM permalink
Quote: SiegfriedRoy

I am having a debate with my friend on how much to tip at various situations in Vegas.



Boy oh boy I wish we were a society where gratuities were not expected, rather a pleasant surprise.

Imagine the resort who raised their room rates $5/night and passed along 100% of the $5 to housekeeping. You better believe that cleaning staff would be motivated to do a great job as to not lose that job. Sigh.
ThatDonGuy
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January 30th, 2020 at 4:14:15 PM permalink
Am I the only one who tips housekeeping $5/day?
ChesterDog
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January 30th, 2020 at 4:20:11 PM permalink
Quote: ThatDonGuy

Am I the only one who tips housekeeping $5/day?



My friend always tips housekeeping $5/day, but from this site I learned that $2/day is typical.

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