Tipping, tax & Connections vouchers...

Discussion in 'Disney Restaurants' started by SnoWhiteRabbit, Aug 7, 2002.

  1. SnoWhiteRabbit

    SnoWhiteRabbit DIS Veteran

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    I am thinking about getting a few Connections vouchers, and I see that tax and gratuity are included in the voucher...Here's a few questions...

    What % gratuity? And are you really comfortable just leaving the voucher, or does anyone feel compelled to tip on top of the voucher? I used to wait tables so it would feel really strange leaving nothing - but a voucher. How do you handle this?

    Also what is the FL tax on meals? I'm trying to crunch a few numbers to decide which restaurants it will be worth using vouchers at for us, but I can't figure this out without knowing the tax %.

    Thanks!
     
  2. pippy27

    pippy27 Mouseketeer

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    Tax is 6% most places in WDW, 7% in Osceola County which includes All-Stars, AK and AKL.
     
  3. Mom of 5

    Mom of 5 Mouseketeer

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    We bought vouchers to use at Beaches and Cream. We left a tip for our waiter anyway...he was fantastic, and we still saved a ton of money.
     
  4. sofifi97

    sofifi97 Earning My Ears

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    The vouchers include a 15% gratuity and the appicable tax for the region. When using them at counter service eateries (I did at Tusker's in AK), tipping isn't really customary, so you probably needn't think about it there...at least, I never do.
    I generally tip 20% for table service, so I leave the extra 5%. If the service was bad, I wouldn't.
    At Beaches & Cream we received such friendly service and an extra drink free that we left more than the 5% difference.
    I used vouchers twice at Beaches & Cream and neither time did the servers seem to expect more. But obviously they were very grateful and graciously accepted the extra.
     

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