BMO Releases Annual Holiday "Tips for Tipping"

BMO Releases Annual Holiday "Tips for Tipping" 
TORONTO, ONTARIO -- (Marketwire) -- 12/18/12 -- As holiday
season-related activities and events get into full swing, many
Canadians will be making added use of services provided by businesses
in many areas, including the tourism and hospitality industries. For
many employees of these enterprises, tips comprise an important part
of their overall income and help them meet day-to-day expenses.  
"For many service workers, the gratuities earned during the holiday
season significantly contribute to their overall income - which is
important for many this time of the year," said Su McVey, Vice
President, BMO Bank of Montreal. "It's important to keep in mind that
a small gift can go a long way, such as a small tip to show your
appreciation for a service provided."  
With that in mind, BMO offers the following guide to tipping: 


 
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  Services and Other Professionals         Suggested Gift or Gratuity       
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Occasional and/or Regular Baby     One evening's pay and a small gift from  
Sitter                             your child(ren).                         
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Full-time Nanny                    One week's pay and a gift from your      
                                   child(ren)                               
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Camp Counsellor                    A handwritten thank you note or a small  
                                   gift from your child(ren) with value up  
                                   to $20.                                  
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Fitness Instructors/Personal       A gift up to the value of one session.   
Trainers                                                                    
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Volunteer                          A handwritten thank-you note or a small  
Sports Team Coach                  gift from child with value up to $20.    
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Dog Walker/Pet Sitter              A small gift or the equivalent of a      
                                   week's service.                          
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House Sitter                       A gift brought back from your vacation.  
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Driveway Shoveler                  Equivalent of one day's pay or a small   
                                   gift with value of up to $20.            
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Hairdresser/Stylist                Cost of one haircut or a small gift.     
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Aesthetician (standard tip is 15   Double your usual tip or a gift up to the
per cent, just as it is in the     value of one visit.                      
restaurant industry)                                                        
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Hotel Bellhop                      $1 to $5 per bag.                        
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Hotel Concierge                    $5 for basic service and up to $25 for   
                                   special or difficult requests.           
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Hotel Housekeeper                  $1 to $5 per night given at the end of   
                                   your stay.                               
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Hotel Room Service                 More than usual tip; 20 per cent should  
                                   suffice.                                 
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Restaurant Servers                 More than usual tip; 20-25 per cent.     
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Bartender                          $1 per drink or 15 per cent to 20 per    
                                   cent of bar bill before tax.             
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Food Delivery                      15 per cent to 20 per cent and if the    
                                   size of your party is 10 or more add 5   
                                   per cent.                                
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Tour Guide                         10 per cent to 20 per cent of the cost of
                                   the tour.                                
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Extended Tour Guide                $1 to $10 per day.                       
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Taxi and Limo Drivers (standard 15 More than usual tip; approximately 20 per
per cent)                          cent.                                    
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Valet Parking Attendant            More than usual tip; approximately 20 per
                                   cent.                                    
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(i) Based on a survey of Tipping Guidelines web sites                       

 
About BMO Financial Group  
Established in 1817 as Bank of Montreal, BMO Financial Group is a
highly diversified North American financial services organization.
With total assets of $525 billion as at October 31, 2012, and more
than 46,000 employees, BMO Financial Group provides a broad range of
retail banking, wealth management and investment banking products and
solutions.
Contacts:
Media Contacts:
Erin Marranca, Toronto
(416) 867-3996
erin.marranca@bmo.com 
Valerie Doucet, Montreal
(514) 877-8224
valerie.doucet@bmo.com 
Laurie Grant, Vancouver
(604) 665-7596
laurie.grant@bmo.com 
Internet: www.bmo.com
Twitter: @BMOmedia
 
 
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