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How much should I tip the paperboy at Christmas?

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The typical range of suggestions for tipping a paper delivery person at Christmas is $10 to $30. However, several factors impact the right amount for a given tipper. Not tipping at all is an option, despite social protocol, if the person is poor or has received poor delivery service.

An alternative to a cash gift is a small gift in the range of $10 to $30 in value. Some people tip at each subscription renewal or at different points during the year. This approach may mitigate the need for a Christmas tip. A homemade gift is an option for those that can't afford a cash gift or a purchased gift.


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