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Tipping in USD Dollars or Mexican pesos?

Bogota, Colombia
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Tipping in USD Dollars or Mexican pesos?

hi guys

any advice?

In Punta Cana hotel staff love it dollars as tips insted in local currency

I want to tip the maid and waitress (if good ones) in Mexico, so Pesos or Dollars?

Thanks a lot

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1. Re: Tipping in USD Dollars or Mexican pesos?

the search function is your friend , you will find a million posts...

Vancouver
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2. Re: Tipping in USD Dollars or Mexican pesos?

yes - an often asked ?

Enter tipping in the search feature

They like whatever you can give and what is more

Barrie, Canada
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3. Re: Tipping in USD Dollars or Mexican pesos?

Make sure you tip in paper currency, regardless of if its in US or Mexican. Most banks will only accept coin from their local currency only.

San Jose, California
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There aren't any issues tipping in coins if you are tipping in pesos - it is only an issue if tipping in dollars.

Toronto, Canada
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I wonder if Canadian currency would be appreciated as a tip?

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6. Re: Tipping in USD Dollars or Mexican pesos?

We tipped using U.S. $1s (brought 200 with) and 20 peso bills (from the front desk, brought some pesos from Canada as well).

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mich4242... I have heard that the five is the new dollar, so sure, tip in Canadian... remember, as has been said Canadian coins are useless to Mexicans.

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8. Re: Tipping in USD Dollars or Mexican pesos?

We tip in pesos. We give the maid 40 per day. 20 to bartenders every couple of drinks and occasional tip to restaurant staff. We took one hundred 20's for two week vacation.

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9. Re: Tipping in USD Dollars or Mexican pesos?

I bring 20 / 50 peso bills for tipping

Barrie, Canada
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10. Re: Tipping in USD Dollars or Mexican pesos?

I think its appreciated when its a tip. As a young person I appreciated money, didn't matter what kind. Where someone in the service industry doesn't appreciate it is when you are making change and have to convert currencies for the benefit of the business you are working in (pain in the @$$).

As a bartender I would gladly accept your Canadian, US, British Pounds, etc. It all got deposited into my bank account and was converted back to local currency automatically.