Picture By: ecastroI was lucky enough to get two free entertainment books recently when Money Saving Mom posted about the deal. I was so excited when they showed up at my door the other day! My husband and I plan on using one or two on our "stayaction" this weekend when his parents take the girls (more on that later). :)
While I was thinking about the entertainment books, I remembered about when I worked at T.G.I. Fridays. The servers HATED it when someone came in with a coupon. In general, the people who came in with coupons were rude, demanding, and rarely left a decent tip.
I know that many frugal people pride themselves on saving a buck, but sometimes we scrimp in areas we shouldn't. If you're going to go out to a decent place to eat (where you sit down and someone takes the trouble to serve you) please have the courtesy to be mindful of the work and effort someone put into serving you. Tips are where servers make their money to live. I've worked in restaurants and believe me, it's very hard, stressful work, especially when customers decide to be difficult.
In general, you should leave your tip based on the pre-coupon total. Go ahead, be proud of yourself for being thrifty by using a coupon (I know I often am!) but please don't give all the rest of us couponers a bad rap by being cheap. Check out Life as Mom for other great frugal tips this week!