Tipping - cash vs. guest services

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  1. Cabin8538

    Cabin8538 Earning My Ears

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    I have heard that you can actually leave a cash tip for your servers and stewards. Does anyone know if the servers and stewards prefer cash or do they prefer for you to pay through guest services? Last time we just sent them through guest services.
     
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  3. TheWog

    TheWog <font color=indigo>The Curse has been Reversed<br>

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    Not sure what they prefer, but definitely know they take cash. That's what we gave.
     
  4. webray

    webray Love the wineauxs!

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    We give cash..that way, they have it to spend, immediately for any days off in the ports etc.
     
  5. gratefulone

    gratefulone Earning My Ears

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    From my 5/15 cruise we did guest services but one of the room attendants mentioned to someone in my party that cash is best because they usually have to wait to receive the tips from guest services.

    Had I known that I would have done the cash to everyone
     
  6. Cabin8538

    Cabin8538 Earning My Ears

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    Thanks everyone. I think I will do cash next time. . . instant gratification for both of us!
     
  7. Zandy595

    Zandy595 DIS Veteran<br><font color=green>The other day I f

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    Someone posted a link (a long time ago) to a site that had envelopes you could print out for Mousekeeping tips. I forgot to save it in my favorites. Does anyone still have it?
     
  8. WDWLVR

    WDWLVR <font color=green>DVC @ The Boardwalk</font><br><f

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    We always do cash and phone cards. We've also gotten great big smiles and many thank yous so I know they like cash!
     
  9. invaderzim

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  10. natdencro

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    Yes, cash is always best for them, and phone cards are certainly a welcome extra. Thanks. Nat:Pinkbounc
     
  11. Melynny

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    I also assume that there are some income tax "advantages" for cash tips....
     
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    Mary ~ Those are cute. You wouldn't happen to have the site for the envelopes too, would you?
     
  14. disneyholic family

    disneyholic family <font color=teal>Wayne always catches me<br><font

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    we gave cash.......i just like knowing that they're actually getting what i'm giving them.....what can i say, i don't trust the system to get them their tips....if i give them cash then i know for sure...

    i gave it to them in the little envelopes provided by DCL, but when i handed it to them, i mentioned that it was cash inside not the little receipts...
     
  15. Grumbo

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    I stand to be corrected but I was under the impression that because they're on a Panama flagged ship there is no income tax so whatever you give them is their's tax free.

    Cheers,
    Grumbo
     
  16. kcashner

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    I actually asked our server this question.....He said that if you charge thru DCL, they really do get the full amount that you charge. Whether or not there is a tax issue depends on your home country and how honest you are. The Bahamas (where the ships are registered) has no income tax...they pay no US taxes. Some pay taxes in their home countries.

    If tips are charged, they receive a check every 2 weeks. This is easy for them to send home or keep track of....no risk of losing it or whatever. They have very few expenses--laundry of personal clothing. He said there are two types of cast members--those who party while in port and those who sleep and send their money home!

    We sort of "split the difference." I charge the "suggested" amount and put the extra amount in the envelope in cash.
     
  17. princessof3boys

    princessof3boys Earning My Ears

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    Those were so cute!! Have mine ready to go now..


    Susan::MinnieMo ::MickeyMo :earsboy: :earsboy: :earsboy:
     
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  19. MommaluvsDis

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    I just tried the posted link and it did't work. You can go to the Disney Tips thread and type in "Mousekeeping" in the search engine at the bottom. On about the second thread down, you will find a thread to access.
     
  20. natdencro

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    You will find that most servers spend a little of their hard-earned cash on magic tricks and accessories for their guests. Our DD always stocked up on various items for the children from UK, and also bought musical instruments to hand out in the tropical parade to the little ones to play. There is a brilliant magic trick shop in Key West (I think in Duval St), that the children may be interested in visiting. Nat:Pinkbounc
     

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