There’s a reason why restaurant servers dislike discount coupons, gift cards and freebie deals: They get shortchanged when the final bill is tallied.
Are you one of those discount-seeking diners who leaves a lousy tip?
Here are a few signs that you just may be one:
1. You use a coupon that considerably lowers the cost of your meal — but you tip on the discounted amount.
2. Your party splits the bill four ways. You pay your fair share of the gratuity, but say nothing when your table mates leave woefully low tips. Did you not all enjoy the same meal and level of service?
3. You pay your bill with a gift card and think it magically covers the tip.
What’s the proper way to tip on a discounted meal or gift card-purchased meal?