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20% service fee added to bill, plus tip line

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Mushesgirl
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20% service fee added to bill, plus tip line

went to a fancy bar out of town this weekend. Got the bill, saw "20% service fee" added. then tax. then another line for Tip. Then another line for total.

Would you add in a tip on top of the already added 20% fee?

Posted 2/26/23 8:24 PM
 
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NervousNell
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Re: 20% service fee added to bill, plus tip line

Some places add an automatic tip. I'd have asked them to clarify what that charge was

Posted 2/26/23 8:42 PM
 

windyweather21
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Re: 20% service fee added to bill, plus tip line

If already added in, then nope. They are not getting 40%.

Posted 2/27/23 8:03 AM
 

lululu
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Re: 20% service fee added to bill, plus tip line

I would not tip on top of that. If that's not the tip then I would not go there again.

Posted 2/27/23 8:08 AM
 

BargainMama
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20% service fee added to bill, plus tip line

I wouldn't tip on top of that, but the line is usually automatically there anyway. I went to a spa in Vegas over the weekend and the gratuity was added on, then another line for additional tip. I think this confuses many people, but I don't tip on top of the tip, but yet always feel uncomfortable leaving it blank

Posted 2/27/23 8:19 AM
 

NervousNell
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Re: 20% service fee added to bill, plus tip line

Posted by BargainMama

I wouldn't tip on top of that, but the line is usually automatically there anyway. I went to a spa in Vegas over the weekend and the gratuity was added on, then another line for additional tip. I think this confuses many people, but I don't tip on top of the tip, but yet always feel uncomfortable leaving it blank



That happens a lot at resorts/hotels I notice.
I also noticed in Miami almost all the restaurants do that.
You definitely have to look out for that or you end up double tipping

Posted 2/27/23 8:50 AM
 

lpg21
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Re: 20% service fee added to bill, plus tip line

I would think the 20% service fee is the tip for staff...

Posted 2/27/23 12:16 PM
 

Mushesgirl
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Re: 20% service fee added to bill, plus tip line

thank you for all your responses!!

I did NOT tip on top of the tip. I wrote in that line "Included".

I thought it was pretty shifty to have that line there. And I already had a few, so it was lucky I caught it. I'm sure many don't.

Posted 2/27/23 7:04 PM
 

Mushesgirl
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Re: 20% service fee added to bill, plus tip line

just as a fyi i'd keep a keen eye on all restaurant/bar bills, as this may be happening and you may not notice if not paying close attention to the charges!

Posted 2/27/23 7:07 PM
 

LInMI
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Re: 20% service fee added to bill, plus tip line

More and more places are adding a fee to a purchase... A lot of the local places we go to (IE Bagel store, cafe, etc) add a fee, whether you pay in cash or credit. My DH and I went out for lunch at a local place and between the tip and service fee we paid an extra 30% on top of our food... not to mention the increase we are paying for the food itself. It's getting out of hand.

Posted 3/7/23 1:26 PM
 
 

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