How much do you tip the grocery baggers?

mayaocean
mayaocean Posts: 355 Member
I was thinking $5 if the bags are paper (harder to carry multiple bags) and nothing if they're plastic.

What about you ladies/men?
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  • cmriverside
    cmriverside Posts: 32,383 Member
    How much money do you have? You're just a tipping maniac :laugh:
  • ldrosophila
    ldrosophila Posts: 7,514 Member
    tip who they dont even carry them out to your car anymore? I'll tip me for reminding them not to put the milk on top of the bread.
  • seltzermint555
    seltzermint555 Posts: 10,742 Member
    This is getting ridic
  • njmp
    njmp Posts: 277 Member
    I had no idea anyone tipped them...for sure if someone helps me carry stuff to my car I would give them $5...but other than that, nope.
  • <<<<<<Bags her own groceries because:grumble:
  • vjohn04
    vjohn04 Posts: 2,276 Member
    Only if it's just the tip...
  • CharlzO
    CharlzO Posts: 96 Member
    My how times have changed over the last decade or so... one of my first jobs was at a grocery store, and I remember having to watch a video upon hiring that went over the basics of bagging (heavy items on bottom, household things go separate, likewise with meats / poultry, etc). And I also remember that as with a lot of places, tips weren't allowed. People would still try to give them, of course, but we weren't supposed to take them. I think I ended up with a couple separate 1 dollar tips back then, that I managed to get away with.

    It's hard though, because if someone DOES do good, you want to. But you don't want them to get in trouble, double-edged sword.

    Then again, places around here, people rarely do anything good with bagging, to the point where I usually do my own. Most times, it's the cashier who gets the job anyway, since they rarely have designated "bagging" employees around here. Besides, I can bag faster than they can scan & bag anyway. Guess I can tip myself, since I have no rule about not taking tips?
  • kornaco
    kornaco Posts: 146 Member
    Most big chains don't allow their employees to accept tips. In college I worked at small grocery store, anyway, $1 from a lady was awesome, $2 and I was ecstatic!! $5??? Hey, now!! :bigsmile:
  • MrsPong
    MrsPong Posts: 580 Member
    I shop where they bag and take them out to your car for you. So if I spend over 100 (usually spend 100-200) I tip 3-5 bucks. The people that take it to my car usually always $5.00 unless its snowing or raining then I add in another dollar or so.
  • pseudomuffin
    pseudomuffin Posts: 1,058 Member
    I just hand them a blank check and tell them to buy themselves something nice
  • ldrosophila
    ldrosophila Posts: 7,514 Member
    I just hand them a blank check and tell them to buy themselves something nice

    LOL as you light your cigar with hundred dollar bills...sweet
  • jofjltncb6
    jofjltncb6 Posts: 34,421 Member
    Same way I tip my waitress...

    ...never over 45 degrees.



    (I'll be here all week. Shows nightly, two shows on Saturday.)
  • MyChocolateDiet
    MyChocolateDiet Posts: 22,282 Member
    Dude, with all this tipping, how do you pay your bills?
  • pseudomuffin
    pseudomuffin Posts: 1,058 Member
    I just hand them a blank check and tell them to buy themselves something nice

    LOL as you light your cigar with hundred dollar bills...sweet

    There's another way to light a cigar? :wink:
  • ldrosophila
    ldrosophila Posts: 7,514 Member
    Dude, with all this tipping, how do you pay your bills?

    mounds of gold
  • Cold_Steel
    Cold_Steel Posts: 901 Member
    I am a good restaurant tipper but I have never heard of tipping for groceries…


    I have yet to have a properly bagged grocery trip… My uncle has been in the grocery business for 35 years or so and he explained to me the proper way and I have yet to see it done right… Maybe if it was done right at least once I would tip… Until then I am holding on to my dollar.
  • Hauntinglyfit
    Hauntinglyfit Posts: 5,537 Member
    So..tell me more about your "tip" fetish....
  • I only tip if my grocery bagger is hot.. and just the tip :laugh:

    in all seriousness, I've never heard of tipping a grocery bagger.. maybe more the lines of someone who loads heavy items onto your car...
  • ashlbubba
    ashlbubba Posts: 224 Member
    Nothing. But I might if they loaded things into my car.
  • CharityGC
    CharityGC Posts: 499 Member
    I only tip baggers if I'm shopping on the military base since those baggers don't get paid otherwise and they always load my car. I generally give them $5.00.