Tipping Etiquette

Considering Group Travel? Consider This.

Kathy Buckworth | Posted 10.07.2016 | Canada
Kathy Buckworth

When we think about Group Travel, sometimes it can be hard not to think about a busload of weary passengers being shuffled between historic monuments,...

Sticky Situation: Your Guide To Stress-Free Summer Tipping

Julie Blais Comeau | Posted 08.05.2016 | Canada Living
Julie Blais Comeau

Just like Justin Timberlake we have that "sunshine in our pocket" and like to enjoy some of "that good soul in our feet:" long lattés, drinks with friends, playing outdoors until dark, road trips and last-minute getaways -- some of which we have to pay for and tip.

Here's How Much You Should Really Be Tipping At The Salon

The Huffington Post Canada | Jennifer Choy | Posted 05.30.2016 | Canada Style

You're welcome.

The Thrifty Guide To Tipping During The Holidays

CP | Lauren La Rose, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.03.2015 | Canada Living

TORONTO - Tipping may be customary after visits to the salon or local coffee shop, but should patrons be expected to dig even deeper when doling out g...

The 12 Rules Of Ordering, Drinking And Paying For Booze

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 06.04.2015 | Canada Living

The days of not knowing when to buy a round of drinks or when to cheers with your buds are over. Your winter hibernation is done, patio season (a.k.a....

Sticky Situation: Holiday Tipping Tips

Julie Blais Comeau | Posted 02.10.2014 | Canada Living
Julie Blais Comeau

Sharing the holiday spirit with the people that make your life good can be a Sticky Situation. Here is a cheat sheet to make sure that everyone on your list gets recognized for their talented or caring contributions.

Are Canadians Actually Bad Tippers?

Robert Waite | Posted 09.02.2013 | Canada Business
Robert Waite

While dining with an American couple, I mentioned that I would be adding an 18 per cent tip, knocking down my customary 20 per cent a little due to the poor service. Well, you would have thought I had announced my support for Syria's Bashar al-Assad. I was informed that it is now customary at better restaurants in the U.S. to tip a minimum of 20 per cent.

Sticky Situation: Your Vacation Tipping Guide

Julie Blais Comeau | Posted 08.27.2013 | Canada Travel
Julie Blais Comeau

For many Canadians, Canada Day is the beginning of their vacation. What will you do? Where will you go to unplug & reconnect? Whenever I participate on call-in shows, the most popular questions that I receive, are usually about tipping etiquette. Canadians from coast-to-coast want to know; to give or not to give and how much.

8 Reasons Australian Tipping Culture Should Come to Canada

Emily Dickinson | Posted 08.17.2013 | Canada
Emily Dickinson

Going against North American restaurant norms, an Australian sushi restaurant has banned tipping. The restaurant compensates by paying their staff higher wages and making the menu slightly more expensive, as is done in Japan. As a Canadian working as a server in Australia, there are many reasons this policy should be adopted worldwide.

The World's Best Tippers Say They're From Here

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 06.03.2013 | Canada Travel

Travel to Germany and you can expect beer, bratwurst and lederhosen but what about generous tippers? Yes, tipping and travelling often go hand-in-...

An Offensive, But Handy Guide To Tipping

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 03.25.2013 | Canada Travel

The struggle to calculate a tip isn't just reserved for the mathematically-challenged, it's an issue travellers often face when visiting an unfamiliar...

Just How Much Should We Be Tipping Anyway?

CP | LuAnn LaSalle, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.15.2013 | Canada Business

MONTREAL - Everybody's got their two cents' worth on tipping.Whether tapped out on tipping or generous with gratuities for food and drink, patrons and...

Where In The World Can Tipping Get You Fired?

The Huffington Post Canada | Brian Vinh Tien Trinh | Posted 09.03.2013 | Canada Travel

Sometimes finding a nice place to eat while travelling is tough work. In many parts of the world, dining is a quintessential part of a country's cultu...

How Much Do You Tip? One-Third Leave Nothing For Bad Service

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 04.12.2012 | Canada Living

Tipping for service is almost a reflex in North America -- people add 15 per cent to the bill automatically, for anything from restaurant tabs to hair...

To Tip Or Not To Tip?

The Huffington Post Canada | Karolina Weglarz | Posted 01.17.2012 | Canada Style

We've all experienced this quandary: we swipe our credit card after stepping out of that salon chair and debate whether to leave a tip... or not. And ...