(Closed) NWR: Do you tip AAA when you get service?

posted 6 years ago in Money
  • poll: Do you tip AAA for service? If so, how much?
    No, I do not tip anything. : (22 votes)
    96 %
    I tip $5- $10 : (0 votes)
    I tip $10- $20 : (1 votes)
    4 %
    I tip whatever I have in my wallet. : (0 votes)
  • Post # 3
    Member
    3943 posts
    Honey bee

    Ive been a member for close to 10 years and Ive never tipped them. I never even thought about it to be honest.

    Post # 4
    Member
    3770 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: August 2013 - Brookfield Zoo

    That’s interesting, the last time I got got service I didn’t tip, but I was in high school and didn’t know any better… I think now I would (if i remembered to…)

    Post # 5
    Member
    1798 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    It’s never occured to me to tip them. AAA pays them for responding to members’ calls, so I don’t think it’s necessary

    Post # 6
    Member
    10288 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2011

    I’ve never thought to tip. I almost never have cash on me anyway so even if I wanted to, I wouldn’t be able to. 

    Post # 8
    Member
    2854 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    I never thought to tip when I was a member… but Fiance had a problem with his motorcycle several years ago and got stuck on the way back from the shop. An AAA truck stopped and tried to help him out. We tried to pay him extra, but he wouldn’t take it.

    I thought that was really standup of the guy, since he didn’t have to stop at all. We weren’t active members at the time.

     

    ETA @nickels – I do tip for full service, a few dollars, more if the weather is crummy.. There’s only a few stations around here that offer the option, but I see it in NJ. 🙂

    Post # 9
    Member
    2697 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    There really needs to be a rule book about these things! I’ve never thought about tipping AAA and I don’t think you should. But full service gas stations, I’ve always wondered!

    Post # 10
    Member
    3175 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    Honestly, it never even occured to me to tip, and I’m one of those people who tips for, like, everything lol. 

    Post # 11
    Member
    10288 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2011

    @nickels:  Tipping for full service is a must, IMO. Where I grew up (Queens), nearly all gas stations were full service and my parents always tipped a few bucks. Where I live now (Upstate) there are very few full service stations around and none that I ever use. 

    Post # 12
    Member
    9029 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    Nope

    Post # 13
    Member
    13099 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2010

    I’ve never thought to tip them.  I’m paying AAA for the service (whether I use it or not).

    Post # 14
    Member
    674 posts
    Busy bee

    I don’t think tipping for full service in NJ is appropriate because it’s the law that they pump your gas. As in, you’re not getting a special service for it, you and the pump attendent are complying with state law.

    As for AAA, I’ve only had to use them a few times. For me, it depends on who responds. My battery died and I needed a jump, and some guy from AAA in a AAA branded car wearing AAA gear came out and did it. At that point, our memebership covers that expense. The only other time I used them was for being locked out of my car, and they sent a local company (contracted out) to solve the issue, and I gave him a couple of bucks. I did that mostly because he got there very quickly since I needed to get to the airport to catch a plane and a couple of bucks was all I had as a college student.

    Post # 15
    Member
    3314 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    I worked for AAA for years (not as a tow person though) and as an employee, we weren’t allowed to take tips.  So honestly, because of that, I’ve never even thought of tipping them.

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