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Tips .. cash advance ?

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Tips .. cash advance ?

lastnight i used my amex for dinner, and for the 1st time i got a oh this card is nice comment. She quickly flowwed up with are tips on this card cash advances .. now perhaps she was fishing for a tip.. but it made me think. I have never thouhght about this 

 

 

are tips a cash advance ? 






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Frequent Contributor

Re: Tips .. cash advance ?

tips are not cash advance.

Valued Contributor

Re: Tips .. cash advance ?

No.  They are part of the bill and in many higher end places now it is already included in the bill (a practice I hate!)



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Re: Tips .. cash advance ?

I would choose not to eat at a place that included the tip in the bill. I like to tip on how well the service is. Unless I was 100% geting laid. Lol jk on the last part.
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Valued Contributor

Re: Tips .. cash advance ?

Little tip for my ficonauts, make sure you make a line on the tip part if you are gonna tip them with cash. One time they gave themselves a $15 tip for a $18 worths of drinks and i didnt noticed until 2 weeks later.
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Re: Tips .. cash advance ?

Tips are NOT a cash advance lol....

I actually was pretty drunk one night and forgot to close my tab, and they charged me a crap load in tips one night a couple of years ago.. :-(

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Re: Tips .. cash advance ?

Some people prefer their tips in cash so they don't have to run it through the POS system at the end of the night.

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Re: Tips .. cash advance ?

I actually like to keep  cash on me for tips.. because I used to like that when I was a server, plus it makes me think twice about tipping too crazy with my credit LOL after a few drinks. ahhaa

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Regular Contributor

Re: Tips .. cash advance ?

Definitely always fill that slip out showing no tip if you tip in cash. Back when I was a server we had a couple of girls fired because they would give themselves tips on card slips that weren't filled out.
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Valued Contributor

Re: Tips .. cash advance ?

one time i gave a girl a $3 tip and she said "aww come on im a single mom with 2 kids" -_- so i gave her two more.
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