I get the newspaper delivered Thurs-Sun only. I live in a large apartment complex and I believe that is his only route, so it's not like he is braving weather conditions to deliver the papers. I can't rememeber what I gave last year.
posted: Dec. 13, 2003 @ 8:34p
$20 is what I will be tipping for the sunday only delivery. He does a very good job.
posted: Dec. 13, 2003 @ 8:40p
<< $20 is what I will be tipping for the sunday only delivery. He does a very good job. >>
<---- want's to be Twinkey's new Sunday paper girl!<img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0>
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posted: Dec. 13, 2003 @ 8:53p
We've been wondering about this too. We only get the Sunday paper and would like to leave something, but they deliver like WAY early in the morning and would be very difficult to catch them. Where do you guys leave your tips so they find them?
posted: Dec. 13, 2003 @ 9:27p
my bill has a space to add tip..its in the invoice,check yours..I didn;t think tey stil collected in person!<img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0>
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posted: Dec. 13, 2003 @ 9:33p
we tape a white envelope to the storm door and write PAPERBOY in big block black letters. He seems to find it no problem.... <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0>
last sunday our guy waded through 2+ feet of snow all the way up our unplowed driveway and actually opened the storm door and put the paper inside so it would be safe and dry. Big Tips for him !!!
posted: Dec. 13, 2003 @ 9:44p
Sometimes the paper comes so messy, I have to think the delivery person reads it before I do !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Who knows, maybe he/she is looking for Staples or OfficeMax stuff before I get to it ?
Your paperboy might not be out in -25 Minnesota mornings, but he still has to be faithful. Would 20% of the total bill be too little? He's not expecting much, because no one gives him much, so any amount is a treat. (Yah, yah, I was that frozen kid back then.)
Needs an Ark
posted: Dec. 13, 2003 @ 10:02p
Our carriers always include a Christmas card to us with their return address on the envelope. Last year the carrier included a self-addressed stamped envelope. <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-tongue.gif"border=0>
I think we give $10.00. Are we too cheap?
posted: Dec. 13, 2003 @ 11:44p
I don't think $10 is too cheap. $10 for our paper girl and $10 for our mail man.
We have a nice mail man. Our dog got loose, again, a couple weeks ago -- we picked him up from the Humane Society, again.. Saturday morning, when our mail man delivered some packages, he asked me where we found our dog. He must have noticed me was missing - how sweet is that? Either that, or he was sorry to see him back!
posted: Dec. 14, 2003 @ 5:04a
AOL also had tipping guidelines on their front page a few days ago. Maybe a search would result this information.
Denied!! - Fruitcake
posted: Dec. 14, 2003 @ 7:02a
depends if he is doing more than delivering the paper!
posted: Dec. 14, 2003 @ 8:09a
I will leave a tip,but our paperboy delivers the paper like a drive by.<img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-shocked.gif"border=0> car drives by at 30 mph,paper is fired at paper tube,car never stops,hits tube 60% of time. I'm scared not to leave him a tip.<img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-tongue.gif"border=0>
posted: Dec. 15, 2003 @ 8:20p
Here's an article on tipping the paper carriers....
Our paperwoman puts a Christmas card, with her home return address label on it, in with our newspaper. We just send her a check for $20 to her home.
In the crosshairs
posted: Dec. 16, 2003 @ 1:59p
Hook him up with a papergirl..... (cardboard would be better)
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posted: Dec. 16, 2003 @ 2:02p
I sent a check for $10 this morning. Thanks.
posted: Dec. 16, 2003 @ 2:25p
Whoever we have now, I think I'll tip.
For the first time in all of the years, with all of the different delivery methods (throwing the paper against my storm door from a distance at about 5 am, for example), this 'guy' is actually putting the paper into the paper holder that's attached under my mailbox. 'He' has to come up onto the porch and take the time to put it in. It's so nice having a dry paper that I can find every morning.
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