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Loonies & toonies for tips???

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Loonies & toonies for tips???

Are canadian loonies & toonies acceptable for tipping in Jamaica? or is it strictly greenbacks?

(How about passing out Tim's "roll up the rim" cup winners? ;) )

United States
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"Are canadian loonies & toonies acceptable for tipping in Jamaica"

Canadian money is fine but I would pass on using all coins, other than Jamaican coins. Use of coins outside the nation of issue is dificult. If you want to use a foreign currency then use only banknotes (paper money).

Ottawa
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2. Re: Loonies & toonies for tips???

They can't exchange them - so please don't! They're only option is to find another Canadian and try to exchange them for bills... Just exchange your CAD for Jamaican dollars either before you go or at a Cambio in Jamaica or make a withdrawal from an ATM...

Canada
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3. Re: Loonies & toonies for tips???

Jamaican dollars? or US dollars?

United States
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4. Re: Loonies & toonies for tips???

"Jamaican dollars? or US dollars?"

For tips, the people at the hotel will take either.

Canada
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5. Re: Loonies & toonies for tips???

so.... how much does one give in Jamaican dollars .... say to maid , or bartender etc.?

United States
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6. Re: Loonies & toonies for tips???

See the following for a detailed guide

tripadvisor.com/Travel-g147309-s606/Jamaica:…

You do not say where you will be staying in Jamaica. Before you give anyone at your hotel ask if tipping is allowed or not. Tipping is not allowed at some resorts.

Canada
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7. Re: Loonies & toonies for tips???

Staying at Ib. Rose Hall Suites in Mobay.

We've been hitting all-inclusives all over, for the last 17 years.... to be honest, I've never had ANY employee, ANYWHERE, turn down a tip ......

even the ones with 'no tipping' policies ....

Personally, I think that 'no tipping' thing is just a cop-out , for cheapskates.

:)

Canada Bay...
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Right on Jarge.

Chelsea, Canada
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jargrey,

Sandals will fire employee if caught accepting tip, so you probably never went to Sandals yet.

And for the loonies & toonies, anything that is not paper is not good outside country of origin (can't be exchanged to local currency). So, you could use 5$, 10$, etc, but nothing smaller.

Canada
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10. Re: Loonies & toonies for tips???

been to 2 sandals (jamaica & cuba) & 2 Beaches (sister companies)

..... no trouble dispensing tips to any staff ...

C'mon ... let's face it --- if you were working there & someone discreetly offered you $$ ... what would YOU do? say "No thanks"?....

But I'm curious Joce..... have YOU been to Sandals? & if so, did you go your whole stay without passing out any tips whatsoever??

Edited: 1:15 pm, April 03, 2013