A family tips their waiter with a $ 25 Amazon gift card and starts a massive debate about whether this is a good thing or not.

What if for some reason you are unable to leave a tip? Of course, it is never obligatory to leave one thing, but we always find ourselves leaving at least something.


And while we understand that generous tips are very beneficial to service staff, and this is always the best way to thank them for being kind and taking care of their work, we often don’t really remember to have some cash just to give tips. people who serve us.

But what if you offered something else instead of money. How is the gift card? TikTok recently discussed the issue after a lady shared a video of how they tip.


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What if you are unable to leave a tip? Leaving an arm or a leg is of course out of the question, but maybe a gift card?


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So, Caitlin Lombera, now better known as @kaittwest on TikTok, recently shared a video of her brother Gustavo putting a $ 25 Amazon gift card as a tip on a $ 95.24 bill at a Korean BBQ.

Everything is fine and dandy when you think about it, especially given some context. You see, the trio (Kate, her brother and sister) didn’t have the money with them to tip the waiter, so they asked them if they would mind a $ 25 Amazon gift card. – significantly exceeds the 20% threshold for the current account. And they were okay with it, they even laughed at it.


This is exactly what this family did, leaving behind a $ 25 Amazon gift card because they had no cash.

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And it sparked a huge debate about money and gift cards on TikTok.


Image credits: kite quest

The video was posted with the caption “Holidays ruined us,” which more or less explains why they had no cash. And the video quickly went viral as it now has nearly 700,000 views, over 40,000 likes and a couple thousand comments.

Speaking of comments, while the video appears to be neutral and if something shows respect for the waiter, people in the comments are divided about it.

You see, money can buy a lot, and a gift card restricts you to a certain store, so most people here are divided into two main camps.

Here is the full video:

@kaittwest the holidays have left us #broken ♬ SpongeBob Sad Song Steel Lick – Some guy on the internet

One of the sisters gave some context in the comment section where people had a heated debate.

On the one hand, there are people who looked at the fact that it was a gift card for an Internet site where so many different things are sold that it would not be difficult to find what you like, and the amount turned out to be more than the usual 20% (it was actually 26.24%), so it was a sure victory for the waiter.

They were also asked if they would mind a gift card in lieu of the traditional cash tip, and they were fine with that.

But there was another side, which argued that the gift card would not pay the waiter’s bills, no matter how large the tip. Others have also pointed out that if you end up spending $ 95 on a restaurant meal, you will surely have the money to leave a decent tip.

We contacted Caitlin to comment on all of this. You can watch the video as well as comments in TikTokbut before you leave, share your thoughts with us and tell us what you think of the tip gift cards (or other cash equivalents) in the comments section below!

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