While tipping people for their service is customary, the motivation to do so varies. While 62-percent of those responding to a new Coupon Cabin poll say they're simply rewarding a job well done, seven-percent admit they're hoping it will insure that they receive good service in the future. But 20-percent feel obligated to hand out tips, and 46-percent say they've felt pressure to give a tip even though they couldn't afford the added expense. Nearly 90-percent feel they have to leave a tip at a restaurant, while two-thirds believe they're expected to tip their hairdresser and 59-percent think they should tip a bartender. Fifty-five-percent give taxi and limo drivers a little something extra with the fare, and 51-percent will tip a valet.
Half of those polled belive they're required to tip bellhops. But fewer than 50-percent give tips to the people who give them manicures, pedicures, massages and facials. Only 21-percent tip restroom attendants, and just 19-percent say thanks with cash to the people who deliver big ticket items like new furniture or appliances