[QUOTE=PeterPansPixie;998879]We just got back a couple of weeks ago and here is how it worked for us. We were a party of 10 on the DDP with four seperate KTW cards. The bill was split up 4 ways and each bill was automatically charged 18% and then it was your choice on whether you wanted to give more or not. If you want to pay cash for the tip, make sure you tell the server when they first take your card because they will automatically charge it to your room if you don’t. All the servers did ask if we wanted to do cash or charge for the tip, except for the one on the first night we were there and we didn’t realize we needed to specify. She automatically charged it to all of our rooms even though 3 out of are 4 parties did not want it that way.[/QUOTE]
We had a similar experience on Saturday night. There were 8 of us, 4 of us on the dining plan. My wife’s aunt wanted to pay for the whole check, but we convinced her to use our points because otherwise, they might go to waste.
So, the server first brought 2 checks. The first check used my TS points and had an 18% gratuity added on just those items. Once I signed that, she then updated the primary check and my wife’s aunt took care of the balance. It was actually pretty easy.