Calculating a Tip when using Discounts
(Overland Park KS USA)
We often use discounts (AARP, AAA, coupons) when dining out. On occasion, it's a buy one, get one free deal. My opinion is that the tip should be based on the bill before the discount is applied. Otherwise the waitperson is cheated out of a portion of their tip. Others disagree and say that the tip is based on what you actually pay for the meal. What is proper?