Your Ultimate Guide to Tipping: 3 valuable tips

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By: Kristina Guerrero | Elyse Johnson Posted: 9:47 PM, Jun 1, 2017

Calculating a gratuity can be confusing, but author and etiquette expert Miss Lora has tips for tipping to make it easy and she’s sharing them with Kristina Guerrero.

1.  Tip When Service Isn’t Good

The bottom line is you can't separate the product from the service so if the foods good, but the service is bad you should still leave a tip. Just don't do it without letting them know the service wasn't on point. At a coffee shop, regardless of the service, you can skip it. You don't need to tip your barista because they're likely already making good money.

2.  Skip the Tip on Takeout

They are already cooking the food, it's already sitting there and you’re getting that food to take with you so why would you tip them? Delivery is a different. You should tip well when they bring the food to your door. If you get a $10 pizza then you should tip them five dollars because you didn't have get in the car, use your gas and the next time that person is asked to deliver to your house they'll probably get their a little bit faster too.

3.  Use a Percentage

The range is from 10 to 20 percent normally and 15 percent is usually what you're supposed to do for restaurants, but if they did a really great job then you should give more. To really reward good service you should tip in cash. At restaurants if you put your tip on the credit card at a lot of times that tip gets passed along to everybody. It does not go to your server solely.

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