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June 11, 2021

When Should I Tip? [Bread & Wine]

Andy Hill and Nicole Hill

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With all the services and restaurants we interact with on a daily basis, it's hard to know when you should tip and when you shouldn't.

Nicole and I discuss the world of tipping and the etiquette we've developed around it.

And we also chat about the areas where we have no clue!

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Andy and Nicole's Tipping Plan


  • Sit Down Restaurants:  20%
  • Food Delivery (Pizza, Sandwiches, etc):  20% (rounded to the next dollar)
  • Coffee Shop, Sandwich Shop and any other Fast Casual Place: No tip, just a smile and thanks (if I’m a regular, I’ll drop a dollar every once in a while)
  • Larger Catering Orders Picked Up: 10%


  • Curb Side Check In:  $1-2 / bag
  • Transportation from Airport:  10%
  • Shuttle / Van to Hotel:  $1-2 / bag
  • Host at Hotel Opening Door:  No tip, just a smile and thanks
  • Porter Bringing Bags to Room:  $1-2 / bag (if utilized)
  • Housekeeping:  $2-3 / day
  • Valet:  $3-$5 / car
  • Concierge:  $2-5 / request (if utilized)


  • Check with the hotel or your travel agent to see if gratuity is included – if it is, no need to tip.
  • $20-$50 at the end of the week for individual staff members that made your trip extra special

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Do you ever wonder when you should tip? What are your go-to tipping policies?

Please let us know in the comments below.

Andy Hill

Andy Hill is the award-winning writer, speaker and podcaster behind Marriage, Kids and Money - a platform dedicated to helping young families build wealth and thrive. Andy's advice and personal finance experience has been featured in major media outlets like Business Insider, MarketWatch, Kiplinger’s Personal Finance and NBC News. Trusted as a personal finance influencer and corporate financial wellness speaker by global brands like JLL, Andy’s message of family financial empowerment has resonated with listeners, readers and viewers across the world. When he's not "talking money", Andy enjoys wrestling with his two kids, singing karaoke with his wife and watching Marvel movies.

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Every Monday, The Marriage Kids and Money Podcast provides you with actionable advice to help you win with money.

We’ve interviewed over 200 millionaire entrepreneurs, award-winning authors and personal finance experts all with the goal of saving you money, making you money and protecting your family’s future.

Fridays, you'll hear me and my wife Nicole discuss life, money and relationships on our show "Bread & Wine".

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