[QUOTE=luvtwoscrap;974320]We will be going for 12 days 11 nights in september and have free dining . My sister in law who goes every year with the free dining says to only tip like 10 % in cash for buffets where they don’t really do alot for you but at sit down dinners tip 15 % …I know they suggest the 18 % and if you put your tip on the card for your room it is charged the 18 % . Any suggestions ? Does this sound right ? Also how do you tip for them getting your bags at the airport ? We never saw who got them last time ? I am not a big traveler so sorry if I seem like I should know these answers . How much do you leave for housekeeping ? I have heard about $4.00 a night and leave it with a note so there is no question that they can take it . Thanks …[/QUOTE]
As you can see everyone tips differently. Use your best judgement, keep a whole bunch of singles in a separate place for all of those unexpected tips and you will be ok. Don’t ever apologise for asking a question. Now you will know how to tip. It’s better than not tipping at all.
My personal tipping:
Bags: $1 per bag …Even though we are usually a party of 3 they usually handle 5 bags b/c of our carry ons.
Restaurants: Buffets 15% Sit Down 20%. This does change if service is horrible but I never tip less than 10% at buffets (And I have to have been dehydrating to leave 10%) or 15% at Sit Down. That is just my personal way to tip.
Mousekeeping: Always $3.00 per day. I don’t know why that is just what we always have done. I always leave it on the pillows of the unmade bed and they always take it. That was something that my parents taught me back in the day!
Enjoy your trip!