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Old 11-27-2016, 07:52 AM
 
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Funny question maybe however this past year we started receiving a daily newspaper.

When I went to retrieve it this morning there was a signed holiday card and candy cane.

I thought how cute, realizing of course maybe an invitation/opportunity to reciprocate with a small token of "thanks" as a return address label was included.

I certainly do not wish to be a Grinch however it appears my delivery service is an adult couple based on the names on label.

Been out of the loop for awhile on tipping for a paper, any suggestions?

Thank you
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Old 11-28-2016, 06:54 AM
 
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If I get the card (I don't always open the paper, rather read the e-version online), then I usually give the Tribune carrier $50 for Christmas. One dollar per week, approximately. Seems like enough and not too much. Just what I do. I guess I will start opening the paper now in case they put a card in.
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Old 11-28-2016, 02:50 PM
 
Location: SW US
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I give the AZ Daily Star carrier, an adult woman, $5 with every 3 month's bill, and then send her $10 when she gives me the Christmas card. I have no idea if this is right or not, but I'll bet many people don't tip anything. I will be interested in seeing how much other local people tip.
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Old 11-29-2016, 01:46 AM
 
Location: West of the Catalinas East of the Tortolitas
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I think $50.00 is a good tip ~~ a few of my neighbors give $100.00, but that seems like a lot to me.
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Old 11-29-2016, 04:13 AM
 
Location: Arizona
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I don't get the paper now but when I did there was a place on the bill for tips. I gave about $5 every 3 months.
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Old 11-29-2016, 06:41 AM
 
Location: AriZona
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Personally, I miss seeing the younger paperboys (and papergirls). I understand why so much of that ended, but that's an era gone by.

As for the tipping aspect, I don't remember that ever being something that was a custom, or commonplace before. How'd I miss that? Am I a scrooge?
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Old 12-01-2016, 03:33 PM
 
Location: Arizona
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When I used to receive the paper, I would mail a check for $25. This was on top of the $5-10 tip every billing.
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