Suggestions for Year-End Tipping

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  1. Adam's Apple

    Adam's Apple Senior Member

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    Postal Carrier: The U.S. Postal Service forbids carriers from accepting cash; however, they may accept a nominal item with a value under $20, such as cookies or chocolate. If you are very pleased with your service, a letter of appreciation to the supervisor would be in order.

    Babysitter: For a regular sitter on whom you depend and who consistently gives excellent care, ( suggests a tip equal to two-nights pay and a small gift from the children.

    Trash Collector: If you actually see the person who collects your trash (many neighborhoods like mine have gone to robotic trucks with an equally robot-like driver who never leaves the cab), a tip of $15 to $20 is customary.

    Newspaper Delivery: If you have daily delivery and you know who your delivery person is, tip $15 to $25. Weekend only? Tip $5 to $15.

    Housekeeper: If you are happy with the service, the equivalent of up to one visit.

    Hairdresser: If you are happy with the service, tip 15 percent to 20 percent of the total bill on a typical visit and a small gift, even if your hairdresser is the owner of the salon. If you aren't happy, find a new hairdresser.

    Door personnel: If you live in a building with a doorman, $25 to $100 is typical, more or less depending on how much this person assists you during the year.

    Superintendent: If your building has a "super" on whom you depend, a tip is highly recommended — particularly if you are fond of heat in the winter and air conditioning in the summer. In some cities this is even considered a kind of "protection money."

    Source: Mary Hunt's Everyday Cheapskate

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