The average millennial will spend $76,000 in their lifetime tipping.
“It was kind of a misleading figure when I saw it, and I thought wow that seems like an awful lot of money, but the whole thing stemmed from a guy, I read his blog,” said Bruce.
The blogger went to two different restaurants and discovered there were only three options when it comes to tipping, 15, 20 or 25 per cent.
“(The blogger wrote) about tipping and (about) how much (Canadians) will spend (throughout) their lifetimes,” said Bruce. “(The $76,000) would be based on 30 years at 15 per cent.”
“Wow that’s a lot of money,” said Betty Jo. “That’s eating out a lot as well.”
The blog broke it down. Daily coffee, lunch out, dinners out, Friday night drinks, weekend breakfast, and a weekend dinner.
“(The blogger said) the total for the week would be…$49. With the tip it would be…(a daily total of) $7…,based on a tip of 15 per cent,” said Bruce.
“I can tell you with confidence I’ve never left a 25 per cent tip” said Betty Jo, adding she has tipped a maximum of 20 per cent.
Bruce on the other hand has tipped 25 per cent in the past.
However, “15 to 20 percent is usually what I tip,” said Bruce. “You know who tips 25 per cent? People who work in the restaurant industry, they’re the biggest tippers you’ve ever met in your life.”
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