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Old 03-09-2013, 10:20 PM   #46
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There was a time when I tipped not much at all. Last time I was at CBR, tipped most days at $20. I have heard complaints about rooms and housekeeping, and I think that this happens because of a number of factors but slobby behavior could be a factor.
After paying $300 or more a day for the room, $20 seems reasonable. If I were going to leave $5 I probably wouldn't bother at all because of the insult factor.
Saying that a $5 tip is insulting is just ignorant. Nice first post. Troll much?
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Old 03-09-2013, 10:31 PM   #47
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It is not "posted" somewhere, it's in the literature that Disney gives out when you check into a resort.
I've never seen any such notice in the literature given out at check-in. I'd like to see somebody post a copy of this.
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Old 03-09-2013, 10:56 PM   #48
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I have information sheets from 4 different WDW resorts in front of me.
There is no question about which positions are customarily tipped.
For valet and baggage handling it is written "gratuity not included"
For housekeeping there is a long paragraph about what to expect with respect to housekeeping services, but nothing about tipping.

What a lot of posters can't seem to distingush is that as a union job housekeeping is considered a non tipping position, but WDW has never stated anything in writing saying that you do not need to tip housekeeping.
Tipping is at your own dicretion, if you want to fine, if you don't, no problem.

Think about though - wouldn't WDW want their housekeepers to receive tips -it would give the union much less bargaining power in trying to get housekeeping raises during negotiations.
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Old 03-09-2013, 11:01 PM   #49
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My mom worked for years at an expensive casino hotel and a majority of people do not tip. In fact, until she got the job there no one in our family had ever heard of tipping a housekeeper. So I don't think its out of rudeness when people don't tip, its because its not something most people even think to tip. I usually leave a few dollars, but I don't stress too much if I don't have any cash on hand to leave. I think our culture has gone way overboard on the tipping thing though. Sure a few bucks doesn't hurt but those dollars add up over time and it seems as if everyone expects a tip these days.
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Old 03-09-2013, 11:42 PM   #50
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For my Wife, 2 kids, and I, I like to make sure the first tip is memorable. Like, "Mr. Jackson hopes that you will think of us from time to time."

What part of that is some sort of attempt to game the resort for special treatment and what part of it comes from the realization that the lady (usually a lady ... don't look at me like that ...) cleaning my room would actually feel an extra $20 a day a lot more than I will feel the loss of that same $20 ... I don't know.

Usually I feel so good about dropping a twenty the first day, I keep it up till we leave.

Whatever, give what you can. It's the person who cleans 'your' body filth out of 'your' bath tub.
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Old 03-10-2013, 12:05 AM   #51
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I think if you want to tip to give your housekeepers an extra buck, that's your own prerogative. Don't do it because you fear your toothbrush will be used as a toilet scraper if you don't, and don't do it because you're expecting a little extra service if you do. You should be doing it for them, not to get something in return for yourself (if you choose to do it).

I've only ever seen someone tip as a long-term guest in a Marriott in Jakarta, where it's likely the extra $$ was helpful. I never would have thought about it before seeing her do it or reading it on the boards here. It's your own choice.

To answer the OP's question, you should do it daily if you'd like for the reasons a PP mentioned - you may not have the same mousekeeper every day.
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Old 03-10-2013, 08:48 AM   #52
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I tip at least $50 a day, and on the last day I like to leave a gold watch. I'm sure they deserve it.
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Old 03-10-2013, 09:00 AM   #53
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I tip at least $50 a day, and on the last day I like to leave a gold watch. I'm sure they deserve it.
Is that all? You know, if you can't afford to tip at least $100 per night per family member then you shouldn't be going on vacation anyways. I mean really, what's an extra few hundred a day when your ready dropping thousands on vacation? You should tip at least $50 to every landscaper and hotel clerk you come across as well. After all they are making your vacation magical. Just keep $100 bills on hand and give to every worker you come across since they deserve it.
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Old 03-10-2013, 09:32 AM   #54
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We give $5 a day to mousekeeping and $20 on our last day as usually the room is a little messy that day. We actually have a jar at home that we save up small change in (up to 20 pence pieces), before we go on holiday we take it to the bank to be changed to notes then take the notes to the Post Office to be changed into dollars. I also use some of the money to buy a pack of envelopes and make up mousekeeping envelopes for each night of our stay. We usually manage save enough to cover all our tips while on holiday and we never even notice it as its just loose change thrown in every day!
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Old 03-10-2013, 09:44 AM   #55
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I think that as much as you pay for the room housekeeping should be included.

Not saying they don't deserve a tip, I use to clean houses and it is a hard job not to mention the level of trust that is needed. You would think DISNEY would want to keep them happy by paying them well.
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