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#### Katana_Geldar

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##### Re: Tipping Pizza Deliveries
« Reply #15 on: April 20, 2013, 08:05:55 AM »
It's more a case that we don't tip here.

#### Bottlecaps

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« Reply #16 on: April 20, 2013, 09:12:50 AM »
It's more a case that we don't tip here.

Good explanation. I actually thought of that after getting off of here last night, and kind of felt like a dufus because it was totally possible that you live somewhere where tipping isn't the norm.

I don't tip as much as I do in a restaurant. A server has to make multiple trips to the table to refill drinks, see if you need anything, etc. If all the server did was deliver the food, I wouldn't tip them as much as I normally do. The delivery person is also paid minimum wage, whereas a server is not.

Not all delivery people get paid minimum wage. Of course, maybe the delivery drivers at your choice pizza place do. It's just not the norm though.
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#### NyaChan

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« Reply #17 on: April 20, 2013, 09:19:11 AM »
Interesting article on delivery charges by a former pizza delivery guy:  http://consumerist.com/2010/03/30/4-myths-about-tipping-from-a-former-pizza-delivery-guy/

#### WillyNilly

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« Reply #18 on: April 20, 2013, 09:32:55 AM »

#### NyaChan

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« Reply #23 on: April 20, 2013, 04:25:25 PM »
Got pizza today and the driver was friendly/chatty.  So I asked him a few questions (after giving him a $2.90 tip (20%) ). They are paid hourly, minimum wage, plus$1 per trip for gas.
Delivery charge added to bill goes to the store, not the driver.
2/3 people tip - usually in range of $2 -$3.  On large (party) orders tip is usually about $5 -$6.
1/3 people don't tip and give exact dollar amount & change.
Drivers don't like to deal with coin change at all.
About 50% pay cash, 50% use crecit card.
If driver is robbed, store insurance will cover lost money and if driver injured it's covered by worker's comp.
Gas, wear & tear on car is very high.

By then pizza was getting cold, so I let him go.

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« Reply #24 on: April 20, 2013, 05:49:06 PM »
I discovered today that DH tips an extra $or so if he has ugly dollar bills in his wallet. He's a sweetie. “All that is gold does not glitter, Not all those who wander are lost; The old that is strong does not wither, Deep roots are not reached by the frost." -J.R.R Tolkien #### violetminnow • Member • Posts: 84 ##### Re: Tipping Pizza Deliveries « Reply #25 on: April 20, 2013, 06:23:40 PM » I discovered today that DH tips an extra$ or so if he has ugly dollar bills in his wallet. He's a sweetie.

http://consumerist.com/2013/04/01/we-spend-crumpled-money-faster-than-crisp-bills-because-eww-other-people-have-touched-it/

I guest many people spend their "ugly" bills fast.

#### HoneyBee42

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« Reply #26 on: April 20, 2013, 07:20:03 PM »
I am generous.  I'm also a regular (once a week, plus kid birthdays, plus customer appreciation day on the second Saturday of the month).  Sometimes, I order as carry out (I go there to pick it up, which I have to do on customer appreciation day as that's the rule for getting the deal).  When I order pizza delivered, I tip $5. My order size puts that in the 20-25% range although I also frequently have a coupon that reduces the amount I pay (Last time, one free pizza, one$10 pizza, I still tipped my normal $5). #### learningtofly • Member • Posts: 1035 ##### Re: Tipping Pizza Deliveries « Reply #27 on: April 20, 2013, 08:51:57 PM » I tip$3-$4 and I'm a two minute ride from the pizza place. I started getting a regular guy who decided that since I was so close I could be the first delivery. This was really nice and I tipped more. #### Jocelyn • Member • Posts: 3933 ##### Re: Tipping Pizza Deliveries « Reply #28 on: April 20, 2013, 09:10:38 PM » I discovered today that DH tips an extra$ or so if he has ugly dollar bills in his wallet. He's a sweetie.

http://consumerist.com/2013/04/01/we-spend-crumpled-money-faster-than-crisp-bills-because-eww-other-people-have-touched-it/

I guest many people spend their "ugly" bills fast.
It's only logical. Save the crisp bills for vending machines that won't accept wrinkled bills. There's no situation where wrinkled bills are more spend-able than crisp ones.

#### jedikaiti

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##### Re: Tipping Pizza Deliveries
« Reply #29 on: April 20, 2013, 09:27:30 PM »
Got pizza today and the driver was friendly/chatty.  So I asked him a few questions (after giving him a $2.90 tip (20%) ). They are paid hourly, minimum wage, plus$1 per trip for gas.
Delivery charge added to bill goes to the store, not the driver.
2/3 people tip - usually in range of $2 -$3.  On large (party) orders tip is usually about $5 -$6.
1/3 people don't tip and give exact dollar amount & change.
Drivers don't like to deal with coin change at all.
About 50% pay cash, 50% use crecit card.
If driver is robbed, store insurance will cover lost money and if driver injured it's covered by worker's comp.
Gas, wear & tear on car is very high.

By then pizza was getting cold, so I let him go.

I wish they all were!
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