How Much Tip Should I Give to the Paperboy?

Written by rebecca rogge
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How Much Tip Should I Give to the Paperboy?
Your paper boy performs a regular service. (newspaper image by Photoeyes from

Paper delivery is one of the most impersonal services you probably receive. After all, the paper boy appears early in the morning and drops off your newspaper without ever speaking to you. It is entirely possible that you have never met or even seen your paper boy.

He Provides A Regular, Reliable Service

Daily or weekly, your paper boy comes to your home in the early morning so you have your newspaper before your morning coffee.

Bottom Line

Due to the low cost of newspaper subscriptions, regular tipping would end up being insultingly low or disproportionately high (compared with the cost of the service). Tipping standards sources do not recommend tipping the paper boy on a regular basis. However, etiquette guru Emily Post does recommend tipping the paper boy £6 to £19 (or a small gift) during the holidays.

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