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The Complete Guide to Tipping

Everything you need to know about who to tip and how much to give.

“Tipping isn’t a city in China.” “If you fear change, leave it in the tip jar.” “Tipping … not just for cows.” You’ve probably chuckled at the punny signs decorating counter-top tip jars asking customers to dole out a little more than sticker price, and it’s easy to feel good by tossing in the post-transaction change. But beyond that, if you’re not sure when you look like Daddy Warbucks or Scrooge McDuck, we’ve got you covered. In the video above, learn how much to tip across a multitude of services.