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Can we use unused food comp to tip waitress?

Discussion in 'MyVegas' started by sandman748, Apr 25, 2013.

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  1. sandman748

    sandman748 Low-Roller

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    If we have a 50 comp and only use 40, can we tip the waitress the other ten? Or do we have to tip with our own cash regardless of whether we have remaining comp money?
     
  2. BarryK

    BarryK Tourist

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    Comps can never be used for tips.
     
  3. Carlany2

    Carlany2 Tourist

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    That's so tight. Use your own cash.
     
  4. Dege6

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    Sheesh. No, you cannot. And since you're getting a free comped meal, be sure to tip your waitress generously.
     
  5. vegasdrea

    vegasdrea Buckle Bunny

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    ^^^^ exactly!! At the very least tip the server on the FULL amount of the bill...
     
  6. sandman748

    sandman748 Low-Roller

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    I have no problem tipping. The only reason I ask is that the $50 delights comp would be almost impossible to use fully with only two people eating a reasonable amount of food.

    My problem was not how to avoid tipping. It was how the hell am I going to spend $50 without ordering a bunch of food I dont need.

    I guess I needed to clarify my intentions. People really do assume the worst on here.

    Thanks Barry. That's the answer I was looking for.
     
  7. bubbakitty

    bubbakitty native Texan; born and bred.

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    I had comps once in the Orleans for the Prime Rib Loft and couldn't spend it. Two tables over was a family with a young man about 12 who was less than enthused about eating this evening. I too had comp $'s left and requested the hot apple pie with ice cream be sent over with my compliments for dessert. It was fun to watch and I didn't have to deal with the parents angst for sending the double chocolate dessert which would have sent him into the next level......maybe.....having done this (sharing) I have never had a problem sharing ($'s) left-overs. Just a thought. And yes, tip your waitress generously.....
     
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  8. mike_m235

    mike_m235 Tourist

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    That's an awesome way to use a comp.
     
  9. Matty Ice

    Matty Ice Low-Roller

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    I just got back from Vegas and had a $50 comp for Nine Fine Irishman. I knew there was no way I was going to be able to drink $50 by myself (I sure as hell was gonna try though). I overheard a gentleman tell the bar tender he was a retired firefighter and celebrating his 60th birthday. I sent him over a shot of Jameson and it may have been the greatest gift he ever received by his reaction. The bar tender also did me a favor and rang in my last Guiness still at the happy hour price even though I was just half way done with my current one. I made sure to tip him very well. You can find a way to use the entire comp with a random act of kindness. That can go a long way.

    :beer:
     
  10. tringlomane

    tringlomane STP Addicted Beer Snob

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    If you have a fridge, couldn't you take a dessert to go? Or splurge on something like bottled water? Beer?

    A $50 comp is def a lot for that place if it's just 2 of you.
     
  11. BreakEven

    BreakEven Low-Roller

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    I think it's a great idea, great way to use your comps to spread joy to others. Though as a single man, I'm pretty sure if I told my server "hey, I'd like to send that little boy some ice cream", I'd have several of LVPD's finest escorting me out of the building. Guess it's all in the way you say it :)
     
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  12. DonD

    DonD Super Moderator

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    At some properties, the unused portion goes back into your account. I would double check before deciding.
     
  13. fugsworth

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    Unless I'm mistaken, that's regular comps you are thinking of. Myvegas food/bev comps are a one-time use thing. Luckily I can hold my liquor, or I'd have wasted a lot of that $75 Sporting House (NYNY) credit I redeemed last time I was in town.
     
  14. Mitkraft

    Mitkraft High-Roller

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    People really need to stop using the word "comp" in reference to myvegas rewards. The regular non MyVegas board members keep answering the questions as if we are talking about casino comps. Also, wtf is up with scolding him for not tipping enough? $10 on a $40 tab isn't huge but its well above 20%. I don't think it's right to criticize for tipping a waiter if its above the old standard 15%.
     
  15. eloisegirl

    eloisegirl Low-Roller

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    What a great story about the firefighter's birthday!

    I wonder if you couldn't order a sandwich or dessert, and have it 'to go' in a clamshell. You can eat it later, or give it to a street person.

    Love all these creative ideas for spreading the joy!
     
  16. shifter

    shifter Degenerate Gambler

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    if you have extra comps that are going to go to waste, just buy something for someone else. I'm surprised this isn't common sense.
     
  17. Tranzport

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  18. BreakEven

    BreakEven Low-Roller

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    It isn't because generally other people suck. So why would I buy something for them? You have to be in the right frame of mind to think to do something nice like that.
     
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  19. shifter

    shifter Degenerate Gambler

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    True but it's not that hard to find some decent people.
     
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