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Are You a Good Tipper?

Many people find that they are a bit confused when it comes to tipping. How much do you tip at the hair salon? Do you tip at a buffet-style restaurant? Should you give a tow truck driver a tip? With some help from the folks at Tipping.org, we’ve put together a list of tipping tips to help you next time you are wondering how much to take out of your wallet.

Airports
Skycaps should get at least $1.00 per bag. You do not tip flight attendants.

Hair Salons/Barber Shops
If you are just getting your hair cut, a tip of 15% is appropriate. If you are having your hair colored or are receiving a permanent, you may tip up to 20%. Tip $1 or $2 to the person who washes your hair if this is a different person. Manicurist should be tipped at least $2, up to 15% if you have more extensive service. 

Restaurants
Generally, tipping 15% for good service is acceptable at a restaurant. If you are at a finer restaurant (i.e., one that provides wine service, fine food, and excellent service), consider tipping 20%. A coat room or rest room attendant should be tipped $1.00. If you are eating at a buffet-style restaurant, tipping 5 to 10% of the bill is suggested. This depends on how much service you actually receive, including whether your drinks are refilled or other services. Your bartender should receive 10 to 15% of the bar bill. 

Other Services
Dog groomers can expect to receive 15% of the bill. A tip of 15% for a taxi driver is acceptable. The pizza or Chinese food delivery person should be tipped $2 to $3, depending on distance, $5 if it is a large order. A tow truck driver should be tipped $5 to $10--you never know when you may need another tow with the same driver. 

It’s not unfair for us to say that life will never be better than when you’re living at Equitable Apartments in Des Moines, Iowa! To further improve your day-to-day routine, we bring you these lifestyle-enhancing tips that will help you revamp your lifestyle in a variety of ways.

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