Customer Tips With A Gift Card, Sparking Controversy

Customer Tips With A Gift Card, Sparking Controversy

A TikTok user has gone viral for showing a customer paying a tip with a $25 Amazon gift card.  The clip was posted by waitress @kaittwest with the caption, “Holidays left us #broke.”  In the video from an unknown restaurant, the customer’s bill came out to $95.24. But when it came time to tally up the gratuity, the customer offered an unusual substitution.  “He asked if he could tip with an Amazon gift card,” the video read.  The video has people debating over tipping practices in restaurants and eateries.  Some people commended the patrons’ generosity, saying that a $25 tip is actually quite a bit more than a 20% tip of $17.19.  “That’s actually really generous,” one user wrote.   “As a waitress I would love it! Lol $25 that’s more than 20% too,” another pointed out in the comments section.  However others slammed the gift, saying that gift cards won’t pay bills. “As a waitress no, I need bills paid not Amazon,” said one person.

@kaittwest

holidays left us #broke 😮‍💨😮‍💨

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Photo Credit: TikTok: @kaittwest

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