It’s summer and of course we are out and all over the place. As we travel, we stop for ice cream, coffee, drinks, snacks and often times we receive really great service! Having a great experience somewhere whether you are eating, drinking, or being entertained is what brings us back over and over again right?
Tipping is one of the most awkward areas for most, both for the person asking for a tip as well as the person paying out the tip. I love my iPhone as it calculates everything for me, making it a no-brainer, but the tip thing is still the tip thing. If you work in an industry where you have to ask for a tip, it is always easier to be clever about it than to just put it out there!
Remember, lavishly living life out loud means going out, having fun and remembering that at the other end of every cup, drink, plate, and curtain call is someone working hard to bring you a great moment! Here are 8 Very Effective Tip Jars and how to lavishly live the creation of 8 Very Effective Tip Jars out loud in a quick DIY.
Tip Jar Knowledge
So how does one go about creating a very effective tip jar? Tip jars are everywhere, in fact you probably see one each day, in all of your daily travels. The thing is many of the jars don’t stand out, they just say, “Tips”, however the ones that do stand out are those that are very effective tip jars and make you definitely want to scoop into your pockets and let that tip Jingle or Crinkle, whichever you prefer.
8 Very Effective Tip Jars Comes Into Being
The other day my son came home from his new job and he was perplexed because he did not have a tip cup like the others at his job. This is his first official job and he had no idea that he would be allowed to have a tip cup.
See the kids don’t pay attention to all of this stuff when they are with Mom and Dad and being treated to things, but suddenly now they are on the other side of the ‘window’ and they are now enlightened as to how the process of making money works.
Well I guess that is part of the education of a job! My son was trying to figure out how to make a tip cup and he asked me if I could help him. This was something I had never done because my jobs were always in retail stores where ‘no tipping was allowed’ so this was a new challenge to me.
Of course my first stop was to Pinterest of course because Pinterest always has the STUFF, but this time, there was not nothing when I went to my go-to Pinterest. This lead me to thinking how to help him create a tip cup that would help him gain money while being cool looking.
Taking On The Tip Bucket Challenge
As my son presented his challenge to me, he explained that many of the tip cups had fun stuff on them. Some of examples: “Nursing School” or ‘Going To College’ but that is not his gig, so brainstorming again.
The race is on to meet the challenge to making 8 very effective Tip Jars so he could choose which was his comfort level.
My daughter also needed a tip cup and I did not want to create one, so again, I hopped on in and helped. My kids know I am a sucker for helping and I love these projects.
A Candid Discussion With The Ice Cream Shop Owner
I wanted to talk to the Owner, Marta Greco, of Bruster’s of Ingomar to see what all she has seen in the tipping industry, the challenges and the results of employees who get tipped.
“At Bruster’s we encourage tipping. We find it entices our working teens to provide friendly, fast, and efficient service. Providing a caring experience to our guests is top priority since we so much sincerely appreciate them for choosing US to treat themselves! They sometimes literally race to the window to get the customer. This way it also instills a sense of budgeting. They save their take home check for college or cars etc, and just learn to spend the cash tips they get.”
The Difference In The Marketing Of A Tip Cup
The difference between a tip cup that just says TIPS versus a genuinely crafted tip cup can actually translate into hundreds of dollars. If you see someone has put effort into the cup: “Sandy needs a college books, Tony needs a new bike to keep getting here, etc” it is fun to see and you feel some connection between good service, gratuities and giving back.
Rhyming tip cups or plays on words are all perfect, but each tip jar should be particular to the industry one is working i. The most effective tips jars are those that are a bit decorated and offer more than the word “TIPS.” You want to give me a reason to want to give you a tip, beyond that paper-cup!
Basic Tip Cups Suck
Basic Tip cups suck, and don’t tug at my heart strings to dig in and give, and in many cases that plain tip cup is like the service. Now, think about the creative cans you have seen, buckets, cups, slogans, and asks, they match the person and the service right?
I think of Starbucks drive-thru on this example, it is just a cup with the word TIPS written on it, just as basic as all the same creations we ask for, nothing more than ordinary. Let me know where the tip is going(or where it was intended to go) and you feel more like giving that tip, right?
How To Create 8 Very Effective Tip Jars
Step One was a trip to our local Target to grab some $1 tin pails. These little pail are so cute and so perfect for tip buckets!
Step Two was creation of sayings that would be ‘askie’ without being ‘entitled’ or obnoxious, yet catchy enough to attract a read from someone.
Step Three was simply to craft the sayings onto labels with cool looking font and print the labels. After I printed the labels I simply put them on the pails.
As I alluded to, he works at an ice cream store and I just thought about it over and over, and reasoned out that there had to be cool ways to ask for tips! That was it, simply ingenious of me, “cool” was the first word that popped into my mind and of course, “Tips Are As Cool As Ice Cream” came into fruition!
My daughter is headed to school, so we came up with a few, like: Ice Creamista’s College Bound 529, Ice Cream Barista’s 401K, and ‘Fear Change? Leave it here please’. Of course they have added a hand printed ‘thanks’ to each one chosen to grace their pails and when they are ready they can simply add a new label.
Here are 8 Very Effective Tip Jars Sayings
1) Cold Cash is Like Cold Ice Cream, always perfect!
2) Tips Are As Cool As Ice Cream
3) Ice Cream Barista’s 401K
4) Ice Creamista’s College Bound 529
5) I’m Swirled With Excitement From Your Tip
6) Jingle Jingle Thanks For my Tip Can Tingle
7) College Fund
8) Tipping is Cool Like Ice Cream
It’s so very easy to create 8 Very Effective Tip Jars. Grab your labels, and those little tin pails that you see in all the dollar bins and get ready to start earning tips. Lavishly live in all the tips that you will be earning when you create on of these 8 very effective tip jars or a variation thereof.