TODAY | April 08, 2014
>> let's start with something we do every day, but we're unsure about it. tipping.
>> yeah. big issue.
>> so, when should you do it and how much? tim urban from the website waitbutwhy.com surveyed waiters, barbers, and experts to find that tipping sweet spot .
>> put you on the spot. see if you guys are doing it right. how much does he say you should tip a waiter?
>> at least.
>> maybe kick in an extra.
>> 17 to 20%, even if the service is bad, never tip below 15.
>> is that on the subtotal or the taxed total?
>> it doesn't say.
>> just total.
>> i do the total total.
>> the service is bad, i tip more as incentive for that person -- maybe he needs more --
>> you're rewarding --
>> absolutely. kill them with kindness . that's what my mom taught me.
>> how much do you tip the food delivery person?
>> probably about --
>> i'd say five bucks.
>> depends on the order.
>> he's got two hands.
>> you give somebody 4?
>> it depends, like i said, on the order.
>> in the rain?
>> if it's a rainy day , i give, like, 20.
>> if it's 50 bucks, i'll do, like --
>> ten bucks.
>> it says two to 3, but do throw in a little extra if the weather is bad. and if it's a big order.
>> i always do 20. hair or nail salon . or as matt says, sell-on.
>> i have no idea.
>> at least 20.
>> yeah, 20, 25.
>> 15 to 25.
>> okay. how much do you tip your bartender?
>> they know everything. you tip them a lot of money.
>> this is what i thought it was.
>> the more you tip a bartender, they put that thing upside down and give you a couple extra there.
>> if they do a show and throw the thing around, even more, right?
>> that was the whole tom cruise thing.
>> basically a dollar per drink. but if it's a big, big tab, 15, 20.