More Than One-Quarter of U.S. Adults Tip on the Discounted Total When Using Coupons or Daily Deals, Finds New CouponCabin.com Survey
–Study Reveals How the Tipping Landscape Has Evolved–
For some customers, the quality of the establishment can be the deciding factor in how much they tip. Sixteen percent of U.S. adults who dine in restaurants tip more when they’re at an expensive or fancy dining establishment. On the flip side, 51 percent tip solely depending on the service they receive. Twenty-five percent said they don’t tip more when they’re at a fancy or expensive restaurant and 8 percent don’t dine at such places.
The ubiquitous tip jar at coffee shops, boutiques and other small businesses has added a new element to the tipping genre. Nearly six-in-ten (59 percent) U.S. adults report they leave extra change or place money in a “tip jar” at least sometimes. Forty-one percent rarely or never give the tip jar love.
Traditional tippers are still out there, though. More than half (51 percent) of U.S. adults typically tip 16 percent or higher for average service in a restaurant, and nearly one-third (32 percent) said they tip between 11 percent and 15 percent for average service. Fourteen percent said they tip 10 percent or less for average service.
“Tipping is a very personal decision, but it’s money that should always be factored into a budget,” said
The added cost of gratuity for a wide variety of services should be considered when keeping track of a budget. When asked for which types of the following people or services they typically feel obligated to leave a tip, U.S. adults said the following:
- Restaurant staff (including wait staff, take out coordinator, maitre d’)- 87 percent
- Hairstylist – 69 percent
- Bartender – 62 percent
- Taxi, car or limo driver – 60 percent
- Valet – 54 percent
- Bellhop – 52 percent
- Beauty treatment provider (manicures, pedicures, waxing, etc…) – 41 percent
- Home delivery (new furniture, appliances, etc…) – 38 percent
- Spa treatment provider (massages, facials, skin treatments, etc…) – 35 percent
- Restroom attendant – 22 percent
This survey was conducted online within
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