Limousine - What to tip driver if anything?

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  1. CRyan

    CRyan Screenwriter

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    My wife and I are about to take a limo on the town in a few weeks. The fee for the limo includes a 15% gratuity already added in. So do I still give the guy some money after it is over or what? I don't want to stiff the guy but I feel just stupid having to pay the tip twice.

    So what do you think? If I should, how much?
     
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    I wouldn't, unless you thought his service was worth more than 15%... If the tip is already in the price asked, then the driver should also know that and should get his/her tip via the company he works for.

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  3. CRyan

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    Thanks. I suppose I will just wait and see. I know it will just feel odd not handing him something.
     
  4. Raasean Asaad

    Raasean Asaad Supporting Actor

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    Rule #1: Always tip service people something extra if they perform the service well, it shows that you appreciate what they do and that you have some class.
     
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    If you're gonna be spending time with the guy (on the town says in and out of the limo all night, not just to the airport and done) I'd throw the driver a twenty early in the evening if they didn't seem like an a-hole.
    To my mind, it could help get better service and I don't trust the fact that they will get their gratuity from the limo owner.
     

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