Last night, Stu and I were going over our spending plan for our trip (which is in 26 days!!!) and we went over about how much it’s going to cost us for tipping (since 18% will be added to all of our table service meals)
Well tips at just 18% will cost us close to $500!!! So, while the $1 decrese in the plan saved me $60…it will cost me $500 more this year above the $2100 I’ve already paid for the dining plan for my family.
For some reason this has really ticked me off. Last year we added up all our reciepts and we figured we saved $700. This year, with the absence of the appetizer and tipping, it will be interesting to see if we save anything at all.
Believe me, I am not begruding the wait staff any money, I’m a food server myself (who rarely sees tips close to 18%!!) I’m just surprised how much more dining is going to cost me this year.
I think I would have rather preferred an increase in the plan by even $5 and kept the tips included.
Just had to vent about that.