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horselover
02-16-2008, 04:43 PM
I've been out of the loop for awhile on tipping for housekeeping or mousekeeping ;). Our last few vacations have been all inclusives with no extra tipping allowed. What is the going rate for tipping these days? Do you tip daily or at the end of your stay? All input welcomed! :thanks: :disrocks:

kat3668
02-16-2008, 04:46 PM
Hello,
I usually tip $2 to $3 dollars a day and I tip every day as you will not always have the same mousekeeping. I imagine that someone will miss out and I know that they depend on thier tips. Hope this helps :goodvibes

Hopefully
02-16-2008, 05:02 PM
We have been staying in a 1 Bedroom DVC villa on our last several trips. We are 3 adults, very neat and tidy. I pick up each morning before we leave.
I tip $5/day and I leave it each day. I create Mousekeeping envelopes, one for each day. I fill them over the weeks and months we are planning. It is fun to prepare, and painless during the trip as all the money has been saved and allocated way in advance. Just one more of my "crazy" planning obsessions. :rotfl2:

MickeyNicki
02-16-2008, 06:02 PM
We tip 3 bucks a day for 2 adults.

dvc at last !
02-16-2008, 06:06 PM
We have been staying in a 1 Bedroom DVC villa on our last several trips. We are 3 adults, very neat and tidy. I pick up each morning before we leave.
I tip $5/day and I leave it each day. I create Mousekeeping envelopes, one for each day. I fill them over the weeks and months we are planning. It is fun to prepare, and painless during the trip as all the money has been saved and allocated way in advance. Just one more of my "crazy" planning obsessions. :rotfl2:

Did you pay extra for the services for each day ?

It was my understanding you got housekeeping after the third day at DVC.

:cool1:

HappyDznyCamper
02-16-2008, 06:42 PM
Did you pay extra for the services for each day ?

It was my understanding you got housekeeping after the third day at DVC.

:cool1:
If you are staying on points you only get service avery third day. If you are paying for it like a hotel room then you get service, like a hotel room.

SuzieN
02-16-2008, 07:00 PM
We just got back from POFQ and we tipped our mousekeeper $3 - $5 everyday. We left it on the ledge by the sinks where she'd left her card. We received 3 towel animals during our stay!:goodvibes

jcc0621
02-16-2008, 07:20 PM
We tip $1 for every person in the room. We create envelopes for each day and usually leave it on the sink.:thumbsup2

noahdove
02-16-2008, 07:35 PM
I will tip $1.00 per person when we go in August, as a matter of fact, I have my envelopes all done and filled:)

Echie
02-16-2008, 07:41 PM
We tip $1 per person as well.

So smart about preparing the envelopes ahead of time! I'm going to do this too!
What do you write on the outside of the envelope? Just "mousekeeping" or??

TMJR
02-16-2008, 07:47 PM
$1 per person, daily :goodvibes

carmiedog
02-16-2008, 07:56 PM
With 5 people we leave a $5 tip out every morning. I also clean up the room as much as possible beforehand...don't want anyone to think we're messy. ;) On check-out morning I leave $10 with the assumption that they do a more thorough job before a new family moves in.

noahdove
02-16-2008, 08:18 PM
I had the designers on the design board create me envelopes and then I add my little message---God Bless your day from your friends from the Finger Lakes area in NY State:) Just something to let them know I appreciate their work...

belle&sebastiansmom
02-16-2008, 08:29 PM
I had the designers on the design board create me envelopes and then I add my little message---God Bless your day from your friends from the Finger Lakes area in NY State:) Just something to let them know I appreciate their work...

Such a sweet thought to put a nice note of appreciation. I will for sure follow this example when we visit in December!:thumbsup2

Alicnwondrln
02-16-2008, 08:30 PM
there are 4 of us so i tip 4 per day

IUHoosiers
02-16-2008, 09:17 PM
We left $5 per day ($1 per person) and a quick note (Thank you, Have a nice day, etc.). I was a little disappointed that we never received a "thank you" back. Then on the last day of our trip we met our housekeeper and come to find out, she didn't speak English. :idea: She did an excellent job. The room was spotless everday. She put my daughter's teddy bear in a different place each day, and made bows out of the curatains, butterflies from the dish towels, etc.

MsStinkerBelle
02-16-2008, 09:44 PM
Usually it's just my daughter and I and I tip $5/day. The last day I usually don't tip. My DD likes to decorate the envelopes and write little 'thank you' notes for the Mousekeeper.

When I stayed at the Poly with four kids I tipped $10/day.

Disney753
02-16-2008, 09:51 PM
We Tip $1.00 A Day Per Person. I Make The Envelopes And Put The Money In Before We Leave. I Store Them In The Safe And Pull One Out Each Day When I Get Our Passes And Loot Out B4 We Go To The Park.

PrincessAurora
02-16-2008, 10:30 PM
I ti 3-5 each day and write Mousekeeping on the envelope making a solid Mickey Head on the envelope. One night I requested turn down service and left another envelope when we left the room for dinner after dressing. I left mine on my pillow.

I never expect a reply though once I ran into our housekeeper when I was at Port Orleans and she thanked me profusely for the tips.

Knavey
02-16-2008, 10:39 PM
I leave $5 per day every day and that is at AKL with 2 adults and 1 kid.

MomofCKJ
02-16-2008, 10:52 PM
I'm a $1 per person per day in pre made envelopes kind of girl too.

Allyson :)

stellablue
02-16-2008, 11:12 PM
We tipped $5/day for two adults, but we tend to tip on the high end. I think average is about $1/day per person.

We put ours in these really cute "mousekeeping" envelopes (downloaded the templates off the internet!). We left the envelope on the sink next to the card with the mousekeeper's name in it. Just an aside though, don't expect tons of towel animals just for giving great tips. We did a split stay and only received one towel animal upon check in at each resort. BUT our rooms were immaculate every day! We were very happy with their service:thumbsup2

teacup317
02-17-2008, 08:11 AM
You can also go to www.themouseforless.com and obtain really cute envelope designs there. Have a good trip:thumbsup2