Summer Expense Tipping Guide

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Airport Skycap
Tip: $1-$3 per bag. Add an extra dollar or two for large, heavy, and bulky items like golf bags.
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Bellhop
Tip: $1-$2 per bag (from car to room). Add an extra dollar if your suitcase is really heavy.
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Camp Counselor
Tip: If permitted, up to $10 a week. If you're not allowed to leave a tip, write a nice thank-you note. Check the camp's parent handbook for the rules concerning gratuities and if support staff are included in that policy.
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Dog Groomer
Tip: 15-20%. Add an extra 5% if your pet is a bit of a hand-full to handle.
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Dog Walker
Tip: Up to 20% of the bill. Leave a tip if your dog is exercised for a week or longer.
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Food Delivery
Tip: 10-15%. If you're ordering a ton of food, add another 5%.
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Hotel Housekeeper
Tip: $2 per night at budget hotels; $3-$5 per night for higher-end hotels. Tip daily, as cleaning crew can change over the course of a week. Add a couple of dollars if you're traveling with a large family in tow.
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House Sitter
Tip: Nothing. However, it might be nice to bring back a souvenir from where you visited.
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Pool Cleaner or Gardener
Tip: $20-$50, or the cost of one visit. Give the tip at the end of the summer.
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Seasonal Sports Instructors (Swimming, Tennis, etc.)
Tip: Nothing. You are paying for a professional instructor's services; no tip is expected.
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Shuttle Bus Driver for Long-Term Parking
Tip: Up to $2. Add a little more if the driver waits for you, helps you with your luggage, or gets you to the parking lot quickly.
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Valet Parking Attendant
Tip: $1-$3 in small cities; $3-$5 in larger cities. Leave more if you drive a large vehicle, such as a hummer or SUV, as they are more difficult to park.
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