I prefer leaving the waitress’ tip with cash on the table. Yesterday I didn’t have any singles. I added the tip to the credit card ticket.
The cc receipt the waitress brings has already been rung up. It’s not clear if the charge has gone through. I didn’t see an authorization number. I’ve always assumed the charge has been made and my signature is a formality.
What happens when we add a couple dollar tip to the receipt? (the IHOP meal total was less than $11.)
Is the tip run through as a separate charge?
Or is it added in and somehow they complete the cc transaction?
I’ve always been a bit nervous about adding a tip to my cc receipt because I never see a final charge until the bill arrives weeks later. I have no idea what happens after leaving the restaurant.
That’s why I leave cash tips when possible and write tip on table on the cc receipt.