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Tipping - could/would you leave £5 love2shop voucher instead of £5 cash? *problem solved with some lateral thinking - thanks*

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Found 29th Mar 2011
I'm taking my parents out for a meal tonight.
I'm using my Tesco clubcard deal vouchers to pay for the food, whilst I have a gftcard to pay for the drinks.
I like to leave a tip if the service is good, but I just realised that have no cash in my wallet (well I do have 32p lol) and if I get some out at the ATM then the minimum will be a £10 note, which I'm not willing to leave for a meal worth £50-ish.
How bad/acceptable would it to leave a £5 love2shop voucher, it's like a gift voucher you can spend at Boots, Debenhams, House of Fraser, JJB and loads more.

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Won't hurt to leave it - but if they split the tips it might cause problems.

Most places do split tips at the end of the night so would not be too clever

You are joking right ?

there's money saving and then there's just being cheap.

honestly just go to the cash machine and get some cash/change.

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I wish ATMs gave out £5 notes as well.
I used all my coins to get some passport photos and the notes i have just found are £10 or £20, I've also got some Euros but I think that's a step too far lol.

sickly sweet

I wish ATMs gave out £5 notes as well.I used all my coins to get some … I wish ATMs gave out £5 notes as well.I used all my coins to get some passport photos and the notes i have just found are £10 or £20, I've also got some Euros but I think that's a step too far lol.




cant you get someone to change your £10 note - buy a packet of polo mints!!

It's certainly better than leaving nothing. If you get chatty with your waiter towards the end, you can just apologise and say you brought no cash at all, but would you like this... etc. Chances are they will decline anyway, and your parents will tip instead. Alternatively just tell your folks you're out of change can they tip and you'll repay them.

bossyboots

cant you get someone to change your £10 note - buy a packet of polo … cant you get someone to change your £10 note - buy a packet of polo mints!!



OP, perhaps you could then leave those as a tip X)

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bossyboots

cant you get someone to change your £10 note - buy a packet of polo … cant you get someone to change your £10 note - buy a packet of polo mints!!


Shops will be closed.

Ok, maybe it was a crap idea.
Though not sure I'm going to be leaving £10 tip for a £40 - £50 meal, I'll have to think up something else.

If I was your waiter I would think you were taking the **** personally!

some atm's have started giving out £5.

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cdm22

If I was your waiter I would think you were taking the **** personally!



Ok I get your point but I'm not sure what else to do though!
Can I ask them to swap a £10 at the restaurant?

Banned

sickly sweet

Shops will be closed.Ok, maybe it was a crap idea.Though not sure I'm … Shops will be closed.Ok, maybe it was a crap idea.Though not sure I'm going to be leaving £10 tip for a £40 - £50 meal, I'll have to think up something else.



go get the money out now and get change

sickly sweet

Ok I get your point but I'm not sure what else to do though!Can I ask … Ok I get your point but I'm not sure what else to do though!Can I ask them to swap a £10 at the restaurant?



Yeah, you could do it and they'll give you a glass of lemonade/coke and about £8 - £9 in change for the tenner.

Problem solved.
Edited by: "midlandscomics" 29th Mar 2011

sickly sweet

Ok I get your point but I'm not sure what else to do though!Can I ask … Ok I get your point but I'm not sure what else to do though!Can I ask them to swap a £10 at the restaurant?



Yes, why not? Knowing that is probably for a tip i can't see why they wouldn't. If they don't then they don't deserve a tip!

sickly sweet

Shops will be closed.Ok, maybe it was a crap idea.Though not sure I'm … Shops will be closed.Ok, maybe it was a crap idea.Though not sure I'm going to be leaving £10 tip for a £40 - £50 meal, I'll have to think up something else.



Start searching down side of the sofa for some loose change!!

Couple of years ago my husbands very old uncle took us out for a pub lunch and omg he left TWENTY PENCE tip oO I was completely MORTIFIED. I didnt want to offend him by putting more down as he obviously thought that 20p was acceptable - but I phoned the place the first chance I got to explain he is so old fashioned and fact he left something was an indication he thoroughly enjoyed his meal! Never been back!!
Edited by: "bossyboots" 29th Mar 2011

or cashback!

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F15H_FAC3

[quote=sickly sweet] [quote=bossyboots] [quote=sickly sweet] I wish … [quote=sickly sweet] [quote=bossyboots] [quote=sickly sweet] I wish ATMs gave out £5 notes ago get the money out now and get change



No can do.

cdm22

Yes, why not? Knowing that is probably for a tip i can't see why they … Yes, why not? Knowing that is probably for a tip i can't see why they wouldn't. If they don't then they don't deserve a tip!



I guess I'll do that then, I'm not very lateral thinking at times!

It was just an idea, not meaning to be cheap or anything, if I was being cheap I wouldn't be leaving a tip!

Enjoy yourself SS - is it a special occasion?

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F15H_FAC3

[quote=sickly sweet] [quote=bossyboots] [quote=sickly sweet] I wish … [quote=sickly sweet] [quote=bossyboots] [quote=sickly sweet] I wish ATMs gave out £5 notes ago get the money out now and get change

cdm22

Yes, why not? Knowing that is probably for a tip i can't see why they … Yes, why not? Knowing that is probably for a tip i can't see why they wouldn't. If they don't then they don't deserve a tip!


also what time u going to this meal if everythings going to be shut?
no 24 hr supermarkets or petrol garages on the way?

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bossyboots

Enjoy yourself SS - is it a special occasion?



I'm going into hospital for am operation on Thursday so want to take my parents out as a pre-thank you for looking after me when I get back.
I was going to go with some friends as well but they have gone on holiday - lucky moos.

hope everything goes well on thursday!

ham82

hope everything goes well on thursday!



Me too!

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F15H_FAC3

also what time u going to this meal if everythings going to be shut?no 24 … also what time u going to this meal if everythings going to be shut?no 24 hr supermarkets or petrol garages on the way?



Where I live all the shops close at 5pm on the dot. Won't be passing any petrol garages, or supermarkets (which incidentally closes at 7pm) but have decided to ask if they can make change from a note, so problem solved.

I'm not being funny ss but surely this was something you could have dealt with by yourself?

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deek72

I'm not being funny ss but surely this was something you could have dealt … I'm not being funny ss but surely this was something you could have dealt with by yourself?



I only just woke up - long sleep, meal in a short while, going to have another nap, brain not working, HUKD to the rescue, I feel like an idiot, not meaning to be cheapo, hanging head in shame, problem sorted by someone with head screwed on = this thread.

sickly sweet

I only just woke up - long sleep, meal in a short while, going to have … I only just woke up - long sleep, meal in a short while, going to have another nap, brain not working, HUKD to the rescue, I feel like an idiot, not meaning to be cheapo, hanging head in shame, problem sorted by someone with head screwed on = this thread.




lol you are not an idiot - you are one of the most generous people on this site with all the amazing stuff you do for charity. Wishing you all the best for Thursday and hope everything goes well

deek72

I'm not being funny ss but surely this was something you could have dealt … I'm not being funny ss but surely this was something you could have dealt with by yourself?



That kinda sums up misc rather well!

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cdm22

That kinda sums up misc rather well!



I've seen worse questions than this.
I'm going to get dressed, do my hair and slap on some make up, shuffle downstairs and have a nice meal out.

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bossyboots

lol you are not an idiot - you are one of the most generous people on … lol you are not an idiot - you are one of the most generous people on this site with all the amazing stuff you do for charity. Wishing you all the best for Thursday and hope everything goes well



Thanks, what you wrote is lovely

deek72

I'm not being funny ss but surely this was something you could have dealt … I'm not being funny ss but surely this was something you could have dealt with by yourself?



Ladies like to discuss things, that's why we live longer X)

Good luck on Thursday. What a lovely thoughtful person you are taking them out for a meal when it's you who is unwell. I for one am very impressed

Good luck for Thursday SS and hope you make a speedy recovery x..............enjoy your meal tonight

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