If you use restaurant coupon, should you calculate tip based on the original price or discounted price?

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Apr 19 174 Comments

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  • IBM / Eng 010101011
    Don't tip based on price of meal. Tip on what you think is appropriate. At bars: I give $1 a drink.

    Quick service diner: minimal tip ($2 -$3 per person served). Uber ride: minimal tip ($1). Fancy restaurant: $7 per person served.

    I don't see why the meal price should have relationship to the tip.
    Apr 19 154
    • Google Mr. Glass 
      No connection between the two. Americans don't do logic very well it seems.
      Apr 20
    • Oath / Mgmt Atinlay2
      There absolutely is a connection between the two.
      Apr 20
    • Google Mr. Glass 
      Sure, if that makes you happy. 🙂
      Apr 20
    • Oath / Mgmt Atinlay2
      It does
      Apr 20
    • Google Mr. Glass 
      Awesome. So we're all happy. 🙂
      Apr 20
  • Oath / Mgmt Atinlay2
    Original price (before coupon)
    Apr 19 4
    • Microsoft nazihunter
      OP
      Then why sales tax is calculated based on the discounted price?
      Apr 19
    • Oath / Mgmt Atinlay2
      Because tips aren’t a tax
      Apr 19
    • New / Design
      tacosmello

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      tacosmellomore
      True^ and typing this is more noticeable than a like!
      Apr 19
    • Amazon / Eng KHCr70
      Your coupon is meant to be a discount from the restaurant not a discount from your waiter.
      Apr 19
  • Indeed / Eng
    l440

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    I don't believe in tipping
    Apr 19 4
    • Intel babubhatt
      🤦‍♂️
      Apr 19
    • New / Design
      tacosmello

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      tacosmellomore
      European, or just a troll?
      Apr 19
    • Amazon sinter
      I believe in OVER tipping
      Apr 19
    • Amazon / Eng KHCr70
      If you live in NA and are not a troll then you are a huge ass hat
      Apr 19
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    tacosmello

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    Raizlabs, MullenLowe
    tacosmellomore
    20% on the original price is a solid way to go.

    Bars: bring/pour me a beer: one buck.
    Bars: mix me a whacky drink, 3 bucks.

    As the amount of people escalates, get generous or shift to percentage on the whole bill. And always tip big if somebody in your party is an asshole.
    Apr 19 3
    • Oath / Mgmt Atinlay2
      ^This plus tip big if there’s a kid in your party.
      Apr 19
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      tacosmello

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      tacosmellomore
      Kids are assholes...

      Jk, I mean potentially disruptive patrons that make others’ experience sub-par.
      Apr 19
    • Oath / Mgmt Atinlay2
      Exactly
      Apr 19
  • New hqWe60
    keep it simple and tip 0
    Apr 19 1
    • Amazon / Eng KHCr70
      Keep it really simple and dine and dash
      Apr 19
  • Amazon / Eng booooooo
    A related question. Should you calculate tips pre tax or after tax (I think this is most people do?)
    Apr 19 2
    • Oath / Mgmt Atinlay2
      Don’t be cheap. It doesn’t make that big of a difference. Just go after tax.
      Apr 19
    • Microsoft nazihunter
      OP
      If you see receipts have precalculated tip options(15%, 20%, 25%), they are all calculated based on after tax. High tax states also mean you need to tip more
      Apr 19