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Old 03-03-2013, 12:53 PM   #1
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Tipping your Mousekeepers

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I just had a quick question about tipping your room's mousekeeper. Do you tip every day or wait until the end? What is a good amount to tip for good service? I'm trying to budget everything out for our May trip to Disney. We are staying at CSR if that matters at all. Thanks so much!
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Old 03-03-2013, 01:02 PM   #2
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We tip everyday, as you may have a different person cleaning the room each day. We typically give $5 per day, more of the room is particularly messy. We are a family of 5.
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Old 03-03-2013, 01:06 PM   #3
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We do the same. Tip everyday and tip $5.
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Old 03-03-2013, 01:09 PM   #4
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We tip at the end but it seems the $5/day is pretty common...
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Old 03-09-2013, 10:05 PM   #5
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We are DVC owners so I guess this question doesn't apply specifically to us, but if I remember correctly....when we used to do cash reservations, we tipped daily. I think about $5.
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Old 03-03-2013, 01:15 PM   #6
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$5 each day because we don't know if its the same person each day.
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Old 03-03-2013, 01:31 PM   #7
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We're in the $5/day boat. At Disney and elsewhere. Tip everyday, as someone else said, just in case it's not the same person doing the cleaning every time.

Sometimes we leave a little extra if we're leaving extra mess (like a bunch of trash in the trash can or something).
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Old 03-03-2013, 01:37 PM   #8
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We tip $5 each day for the same reason as listed. I am a planner so I make up my mouse keeping envelopes ahead of time...someone else recommended this to me last yea and it was the best idea...for us. I get disney stickers and have my kids decorate the envelopes and we put the day of the week we are staying on the outside. Keeps me organized and my kids have a blast.
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Old 03-03-2013, 01:52 PM   #10
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The usual tip is $1 per person, per day. We tip daily for the reasons mentioned. The person on your last day may just have gotten on shift, and gets all the tip if you only leave one on the last day. While the person who did clean your room all week gets zero.
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We do not tip our mouse keepers, nor do we tip housekeeping at any other hotel or motel. It's just not common where I grew up.
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Old 03-03-2013, 02:01 PM   #12
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I always thought it was a non tipped position but read an article this morning that listed tipping by country and in America it is listed as customary to tip them. And I have been over tipping taxi drivers, they say 10% and I tip 20%
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I always thought it was a non tipped position but read an article this morning that listed tipping by country and in America it is listed as customary to tip them. And I have been over tipping taxi drivers, they say 10% and I tip 20%
Some say it is a non tipped position, yes. But I don't think they make all that much $, and may be a single mom, etc. so I do tip, a small amount each day, and as you say, it is customary in the U.S. and when traveling we follow the customs of the country we are in. It's customary in Canada too.
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Some say it is a non tipped position, yes. But I don't think they make all that much $, and may be a single mom, etc. so I do tip, a small amount each day, and as you say, it is customary in the U.S. and when traveling we follow the customs of the country we are in. It's customary in Canada too.
It is a non-tipped, union position. There's no need to tip them; they do quite do well on their own.
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Old 03-04-2013, 08:52 AM   #15
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There's no need for any individual to take a trip to Walt Disney World. It does quite well on its own. But people go. I don't think there's any criticism over not tipping hotel housekeepers.
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