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    Tipping Mouse Keeping????

    Hi All

    First time posting - been reading all the posts for days....,
    Taking wife and daughter (1year old) to WDW in October 07, Staying at Pop Century.

    I have a question about tipping the house keepers, How much is a good tip? Where do you leave it? How do they know it's for them, do you put it in an envelope or with a note? Do you leave on every day? I could use the help on this, I don't want to seem cheap. And I know these workers work hard.
    Any ideas?

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    Hello Goofy Guy. Glad your with us.

    As far as tipping mousekeeping, this is what I do. I'm not sure about a percentage amount, but I typically leave a couple of dollars per day. There is generally a name card with the mousekeeper's name on it. I will put the money under the card and put it on the sink. I have often left change out of my pockets on the table and no one has ever bothered it, but I don't leave change for the mousekeepers only paper money. I try to leave money each day, because the mousekeeper may change from day to day.

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    There's an envelope you can download specifically for Mousekeeping. Ohhh, where is it? Need help on this one.
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    i read to give $1 per bag to the luggage people and $1 to $3 per person per night for housekeeping and to leave a note to avoid confusion.. or thats what i read in Birnbaum's 2007.

    is there a envelope to download??? where where??
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    oh and i wanted to say welcome to the boards!! we're also going in october the week after you.. we took our 1 yr old lil girl last year and she had a ball.. i say do chef mickeys!!! she had a ball! shes 2 now and its hard to believe how big she has gotten in a year.. i cant wait to see how she acts this time.. she wont let minnie leave our table last time...LOL
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    Thanks everyone!
    It's great to be here.

    I'll probably leave $3 under their name card a night. since there is 3 of us going.

    We are planning on 3 Character Meals. MGM w/ Little Einsteins, Chef Mickeys (which me and my wife always did even before Little Adeline came along) and the one at the Crystal Palace in MK. We ordered our tickets last night for Mickey's not so scary Halloween party. She loves TIGGER so I'm pretty sure, we'll be on the hunt for TIGGER Merchandise.

    Also, we were planning on buying a My Pal Mickey. Is this a good idea and worth the money? We thought she'd love it and have it attached inside her baby stroller.

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    i was going to do the pal mickey too.. but i dont wanna carry it and yo cant leave it in the stroller because it will get lifted i'm sure!! a $65 item!!

    were going to the MNSSHP on the 2nd and i'm so exited! i'm watching video of it on youtube as we speak!!
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    I always tip a couple per day too! It varies on how good of a job they do and whatnot how much I tip but its somewhere from 2-5.
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    i have to plan cash ahead of time... i never carry cash on me... and this is not at disney.. this is everyday.. i use my card for everything.. so i have to plan out a head of time how much cash i need to carry for tips..

    how much do you tip the ladies at the baber shop?? were going there the first evening
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    Try this....
    http://www.themouseforless.com/downloads/trip/mousekeeping.shtmll


    We always make our own envelopes before we go with stickers and write MOUSEKEEPING on it. It makes it more personal.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Winnie View Post
    Try this....
    Disney Mousekeeping Envelopes Page 1 • The Mouse For Lessl


    We always make our own envelopes before we go with stickers and write MOUSEKEEPING on it. It makes it more personal.
    Yes, thank you. That's what I was talking about.
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    thanks so much.. i might try and ake my own too.. if i feel crafty!
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    We leave $3.00 for the two of us per day.

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    thats what i have budgeted for our trip..
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    Thanks everyone it's been a big help. Mousekeeping should be happy with us this time.
    I think we decided on Pop Century to see what its like.
    We are just hoping for the buses to be okay. We've stayed at the All-Stars a few times (Movies/Music) and if you don't hit it right, you're either waiting forever or standing, And with this being the 1st time bringing the baby we wanted to make sure we'd be okay. We love the French Quater, but decided to save a $ this time around.

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