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What's the Best Reward You Ever Got for Tipping?
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What's the Best Reward You Ever Got for Tipping?

Nick Douglas, Gawker Media

Photo by Nan Palmero

The best reason to tip isn't for yourself, but for the person you're tipping. It's a way to be nice, and sometimes it's the only way the service worker can make a livable income. But as a side bonus, if you tip very well, you might get some good discounts, freebies, or special service.

In our recent How to Hack Las Vegas post, many readers said that heavy tipping will get you everywhere. Tip your bartender extra and get free drinks; slip a twenty to the hotel clerk and you'll get your room upgraded. It's a nice way to grease the wheels.

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But what happens in Vegas, happens everywhere else too. What's the best thing someone has ever done for you after you tipped them well? What worked for you, or didn't work? And how did you keep the exchange classy?

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