When you shop at the commissary how much do you tip your bagger? Do you always have the same bagger?
For as long as I can remember and 'til this day, my mother has always tipped the bagger $2. No matter how much she gets. I used to think she was cheap then and she's still cheap now. Lol. It used to bug the crap out of me as a teenager because a lot of those baggers were my friends from school. It was so embarrassing to me. ;-)
When I married my Dh, we were stationed at Ft. Irwin and I can clearly remember a huge sign in the commi stating that the baggers work for tips only and that the standard was 25 cents a bag. This was 1992.
I typically tip the bagger between $7-10 no matter how many bags I get. I don't know if that's good or bad but that's what I'm comfortable with.
I always have the same bagger, I call ahead and he meets me out front with one of those electric carts and then parks my car. He gets the big bags of kibble and other heavy things for me and has them up front waiting for me. He puts all the things that have to go inside, frozen, fresh or perishables, he puts on the passenger front seat. The rest goes in the trunk. My normal tip is $25 but at the holidays or their birthdays (people pin money on their shirt on their birthday here) I bump it up to $50. They do a lot more than just bag my groceries, they help me shop. So, I feel that is a fair amount, since I am taking them away from at least one or two bagging jobs with all they have to do with my stuff.
I can't say I have ever had the same bagger. If they just bag and I carry out I give 2-3$ but if they carry out I give them 5$.
I tip between $3-5.
I don't always have the same bagger, it's a limited pool of baggers so I get repeats but I don't ask for the same bagger each time.
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