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Old 09-04-2016, 04:55 AM   #221
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I'm too lazy to do the math so I just leave dbl tax (9%) & round up

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Old 09-04-2016, 09:00 AM   #222
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Originally Posted by gayl View Post
I'm too lazy to do the math so I just leave dbl tax (9%) & round up
Sounds like a good idea and I might borrow it. Hey wait ... there is still some math in there!

Or if the numbers are there for the various percentages, one could just deduct 10% from those numbers to remove tax. Still some math involved unfortunately.

I have a little cheat sheet in my wallet but I'm too lazy to pull it out most of the time.

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That's interesting--we are taking our first VBT trip this fall as a sort of one-time bucket list experience so I am very glad you mentioned this. ..Now I'm going to really aware if we're being primed for tips beyond the "recommended guidelines." I'm generally an overtipper, but for some reason this surprised me.
Yes it was our bucket list item too and I did not read the fine print. I asked several fellow trippers and they all referenced the welcome package that was as well-read as yours! Fortunately, were were travelling with a seasoned biker who was on his 7th trip and he provided guidance.

(I must admit that the biking leaders did provide more value added than most cruise ship staff.)
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Old 09-06-2016, 11:01 AM   #224
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I'm too lazy to do the math so I just leave dbl tax (9%) & round up
First, I write down the amount of the bill, pre-tax, but after adding-in any discounts. This adding-in the free stuff is important if you're doing groupons and things like that. Or we have places with loyalty credits. So if the bill was $45 and we got two half-priced beers (a $5 value), I'd write down 50, then write down half of that, so I'd write 25, and add the two (in my head) to get 75. So that's the least tip I'd give: $7.50. If you leave the receipt, the server might see those two numbers (50 and 25) and might not even know what you were doing. It's easy to do 2*50 or 3*50 (in my head) if the service was great, or if it's a place we come back to often, or they ask me how my kids are doing, lol!

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