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Old 12-27-2010, 05:17 PM   #271
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Yes. They generally bring the check in some type of folder. Once you've paid the bill or signed the charge slip, you can leave the tip (of your choice) in that folder. If you're putting the tip on your credit card or room key, there's a line on the check where you can fill that in and add it to the total charge.

Both these options are, of course, assuming you are a party of one to five persons and choose to tip - since actual tipping can't be discussed here . If you're a party of six or more, as you can see from just reading page 18, an automatic 18% service charge will be added to your check.
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Old 12-27-2010, 08:16 PM   #272
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My DD works in Le Cellier.
I know she has told me that people leave her gratuity...and later 'realize' they have left more than they planned on and she has to give it back so perhaps if you went to Cape May and explained the situation?

Myself, for $8 not sure I would take any time from enjoying my trip to do that but if it is bothering you that might be your best recourse?
We are already home in California so going back to the Cape May is not an option. I didn't let it affect our trip at all, I only just thought about it when reading this thread so it really wasn't that big of a deal I just figured I was just curious if this had happened to anyone else and how it was resolved for them. Everyone is right, the bill should have been looked at carefully and I always do but this was the first time we have ever traveled with a baby and left someone else to check things over. I could have taken a bus back to the Beach Club but honestly for me it wasn't worth the couple of hours out of our trip it would have taken. To be honest, if she had been even a decent waitress, I probably wouldn't have even questioned the tip to begin with.
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Old 12-28-2010, 11:08 AM   #273
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I have a "stupid" question but I need to ask you this because customs and traditions are not always the same.

When do you exactly leave the tip?
Let's suppose they bring the bill and the total cost of the meal is $120. I pay with $200. They bring the change, and then I leave the tip?
There are two ways to leave a tip when paying with cash. The first is the way you describe, get change and then leave cash for the tip in the little folder. Some places may use a small tray though.

The other is if maybe your bill was $33 and you want to leave an $7 tip, you can just put $40 in the folder and then when the server picks it up, they will usually say "OK I'll be right back with your change" at this point you just say "no change" and its understood that the server "keeps the change". You could also say "keep the change" but I don't because it sounds a little cliché to me.

For some TS restaurants in the US, you do not pay the server but up front at a central station. This is mostly for "diner" type restaurants like a Denny's. I know of no TS places that do this at WDW.

For these, you leave the cash tip at the table and then pay before you leave. If you are not sure which type is is, I have heard if the check is presented in a folder or tray the server will handle the money, if you just get a check you pay up front. Also If the server is handling the money, when they leave the check they may say something like "I'll pick this up when you are ready".

You can also just ask the server when you get the check.

Hope this helps.
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Old 12-29-2010, 09:16 AM   #274
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There are two ways to leave a tip when paying with cash. The first is the way you describe, get change and then leave cash for the tip in the little folder. Some places may use a small tray though.

The other is if maybe your bill was $33 and you want to leave an $7 tip, you can just put $40 in the folder and then when the server picks it up, they will usually say "OK I'll be right back with your change" at this point you just say "no change" and its understood that the server "keeps the change". You could also say "keep the change" but I don't because it sounds a little cliché to me.

For some TS restaurants in the US, you do not pay the server but up front at a central station. This is mostly for "diner" type restaurants like a Denny's. I know of no TS places that do this at WDW.

For these, you leave the cash tip at the table and then pay before you leave. If you are not sure which type is is, I have heard if the check is presented in a folder or tray the server will handle the money, if you just get a check you pay up front. Also If the server is handling the money, when they leave the check they may say something like "I'll pick this up when you are ready".

You can also just ask the server when you get the check.

Hope this helps.
Thank you so much.
In Argentina it's the same way, but whenever I try to avoid "keep the change" and say another thing instead, the servers do not understand and bring me the change anyway and then I have to say "no, that's for you" or sth
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Old 01-02-2011, 01:11 PM   #275
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Just a gentle reminder that commentary on tipping practices and discussion of personal tipping habits isn't for the restaurant board.

If you have any questions about the Tipping Thread Guidelines, please take a few moments to read the first post of the thread.

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Old 01-03-2011, 11:55 PM   #276
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Grand Gathering--10 people, 3 separate checks..

Okay, I have read 6 pages of the thread and I think I know the answer, but better be safe than sorry...

We are going on a GG in June. Three families, but will always eat together. So, we ask for 3 separate checks at the beginning, BUT each check will have their portion of the 18% gratuity?

Thanks and sorry if this has been asked 52,000 times and different ways!!
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Old 01-04-2011, 01:00 AM   #277
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no need to apologize!

you are correct. since you will be a party of 6 or more, 18% will be added. each check will have 18% of that check (and that check only) added on.

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Old 01-04-2011, 04:52 PM   #278
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Im sorry if this has been asked already but I am a little fuzzy on it. On our next disney trip we are going to the HDDR and will be a group of six so will the tip be 18%?
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Old 01-04-2011, 04:58 PM   #279
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Im sorry if this has been asked already but I am a little fuzzy on it. On our next disney trip we are going to the HDDR and will be a group of six so will the tip be 18%?
Tip is included in the price
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Old 01-05-2011, 03:46 PM   #280
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valet parking

I don't know if this has been on here before and we are not a family that usually valet parks but last year had a really hard time finding a spot at a couple of the resorts for meals so maybe this time around we might. When you valet park do you tip the person that takes the car or the person that brings it back or both?

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Old 01-05-2011, 03:58 PM   #281
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oops wrong thread sorry!!

just realized my mistake sorry
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Old 01-09-2011, 10:50 PM   #282
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I'm very sorry if this has already been covered but after getting through 9 pages of this thread I was going a little crossed eyed and figured I'd just ask.
Can you leave a tip on a prepaid Visa card? I got one back from a rebate and was thinking this would be an easy way to do it. If so, how do I go about doing it? I'm on the dining plan, and I know they take your KTTW card and then bring you back the receipt and you have to sign it. Do I then have to give them the pp card and make it a seperate transaction? Or can I give the server the card with my KTTW card and say "...and put $X.XX on this card for the tip"? TIA
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Yes you can leave your tip on a prepaid Visa. I like the prepaid cards, because the money is there up front, but the card works just like any other credit card. So your scenario is perfect. Write the tip amount on the bill in the tip/gratuity line. Give the server the KTTW card and the prepaid Visa and ask them to do the DDP with the KTTW and the "rest" on the prepaid Visa. "Rest" will be any items not covered by the DDP and the tip.
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Thank you so much! I kind of thought the prepaid would work the same as a regular credit card but I figured checking was better than a cold sweat as I handed over the card at a restaurant!
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Yes you can leave your tip on a prepaid Visa. I like the prepaid cards, because the money is there up front, but the card works just like any other credit card. So your scenario is perfect. Write the tip amount on the bill in the tip/gratuity line. Give the server the KTTW card and the prepaid Visa and ask them to do the DDP with the KTTW and the "rest" on the prepaid Visa. "Rest" will be any items not covered by the DDP and the tip.
Our first trip we did exactly that. We had gift cards from ATT for signing up with them. It worked out really well because I had used just those cards for tips as we were on the DDP. I very rarely carry cash so it worked out that way too
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