Tip Jars have gone digital

United States
August 30, 2012 7:21am CST
If you leave tips at coffee shops, bars, restaurants ect there's now a new gadget out that is called a DipJar. You "dip" your credit card and are charged a predeteremined amount on your card. Kinda neat but yet at the same time if you are someone who just say gives your change or pennies ect it may be more than you wanted to tip. http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/tip_the_morning_to_you_AvAoD3qobp2z1yVPuCXNEN I'd love a tip jar at my work! Have you used a DipJar? what do you think of it?
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• Canada
30 Aug 12
I have no inerest in using such a thing. I want to be in full control of how much I tip and the best way I can do that is with the coins in my hand.
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@jillhill (37384)
• United States
30 Aug 12
NO thanks...I'll pass on this one. I like determining what a server should get...if I get lousy service they only have themeselves to blame...just because it's easier to do it this way doesn't mean it's the right way.
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@SomeCowgirl (32271)
• United States
30 Aug 12
I have two different opinions on this. I know that sometimes when you are a waitress or barrista, whatever, that sometimes you arent' tipped as much as maybe you deserve... BUT THEN sometimes you don't EARN that tip... (see I used to be a waitres so I see EVEN THAT from a different perspective as well) but as a consumer, I think that the DipJar is both neat and forceful. As a woman who has worked in jobs where tips were given (barkeep at hotels and waitress at restaurant) sometimes you aren't given tips you feel you deserve for the work you put out, sometimes heck you're given too much ($20.00 one time)... Being told what to give? Nope I wouldn't use it. Maybe I only have enough on my card to pay for a small mocha and a cookie and a $2.00 tip? But they took out $5.00? Unhappy bank account, unhappy SCG. That being said, as having been in that type of work before, I DO tip GOOD lol.
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@shaggin (36578)
• United States
30 Aug 12
This is the first that I am hearing of it. I wouldnt use one if there was one though. I wonder why they have come out with this perhaps people steal the tips off the tables so the waitresses arent getting them. That would be sad but it is something I worry about when I leave a tip. I usually dont buy very much food but usually leave a $1 tip.
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@winterose (39921)
• Canada
31 Aug 12
here our machines, will give the standard tip or you can opt to give what you want on the credit card.
@AmbiePam (48609)
• United States
30 Aug 12
I'd be a little nervous they would take advantage of the situation. I don't like using my credit card at restaurants because there have been news reports of people taking them and charging them twice, pocketing the money from the second transaction themselves. I just feel like the less I swipe my credit card the better.