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How much should I tip the paperboy?

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When tipping for a regular newspaper delivery service, tip the carrier 10 to 15 percent of the charge. This may only come to $1 to $2 per month. When tipping for great service at the end of the year, a tip of $10 to $50 is suggested.

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The frequency and amount of the tip provided is personal. A young newspaper delivery person may prefer a few dollars each month over an end-of-the-year gift. The purpose of the tip is to thank the service provider for doing his job well. Consider whether the paper is delivered under cover, or wrapped, in inclement weather, and whether the delivery is consistent. Tip according to the quality of service received.

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