Tipping ME drivers??

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  1. mohawkmom1113

    mohawkmom1113 Earning My Ears

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    I was just wondering if you tip the ME drivers and if so how much do you tip them. My sister asked me this question and I had never really thought about tipping the ME driver. I do tip Mousekeeping and the limo driver that takes us to US. Thanks. :banana:
     
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  3. canwegosoon

    canwegosoon DIS Veteran

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    Personally I think I would tip them what I tip a bellperson. To my understanding they are paid a regular wage(unlike a waitress/waiter) so I would think .50-$1 a bag would be appreciated, without going overboard. But you will see people that think they deserve more/or think the tip is already included. I feel tipping is out of control....so that's where I am coming from.
     
  4. annie1995

    annie1995 <font color=FF0066>I have not used mine outside th

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    What do you tip if they do not handle your bags? I really have no idea, we have never used a bus service before?
     
  5. DisneyTeacher

    DisneyTeacher Mouseketeer

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    We tipped the driver both ways. I don't think this is any different than any other driver, bags or no bags. I don't know what he tipped but I know he did.
     
  6. gradtchr

    gradtchr <font color=teal>When I went to school, there was

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    We tipped 5-10 dollars I don't remember exactly but our driver was great.
     
  7. tinkerbellmom31

    tinkerbellmom31 Mouseketeer

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    We tipped $1 per bag/item.The driver puts them under the bus then removes them.
     
  8. lovewdwdvc

    lovewdwdvc DIS Veteran

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    we tipped $1-$2/bag :moped: some of them were heavy :guilty:

    all of those souvenirs :rotfl:
     
  9. ncbyrne

    ncbyrne DIS Veteran

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    Is there anyone who does NOT tip? We hadn't planned on tipping ME since we will not have any bags to handle.
     
  10. rockyroad

    rockyroad DIS Veteran

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    I've never used ME, but I have certainly never tipped any of the other Disney bus drivers.
     
  11. deltachi8

    deltachi8 Smells of rich mahogany

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    ME drivers are not Cast Members, they are Mears employees.

    We had GREAT drivers both ways, played games with us, and terrific service. We tipped the $2 a bag.
     
  12. problemchild718

    problemchild718 DIS Veteran

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    I saw people just get off the bus and not tip, many of them with luggage. Unless you have small carryons, he will handle your bags as the bags will all go under the bus, not inside. The good drivers also give you tips and tidbits of info along the way. My feeling is if I can afford a trip to WDW, I can afford to tip (its built into my trip budget) and as my dad taught me",.. if you don't have enough to tip, ya shouldn't be eatting out..."
    Just MHO. Have a wonderful trip and enjoy!!!
     
  13. jcemom

    jcemom Official Tag Fairy Assistant

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    We did not.
     
  14. disneychrista

    disneychrista DIS Veteran

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    I have never tipped any bus driver. I wouldn't think to to ME bus drivers either.

    I think it is different then a town car service that is there to pick you and only you up.
     

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