For the holiday season, Red Book Connect encouraged acts of kindness to the hard-working staff in the restaurant industry and called it #Tipmas. During the 12 Days of Tipmas, from December 9 through 21, we asked our co-workers, colleagues, friends and family to be generous with their servers and urged everyone they knew to do the same. It is not just about giving back financially either; we tweeted and posted #Tipmas suggestions from compliments to the manager to leaving a dessert for your server to enjoy (see full list of options below) with the goal of spreading the word and igniting the #Tipmas movement!
So what happened you ask? Check out our Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn pages to find out. The outpouring was nothing short of amazing! There are so many great stories and pictures it’s hard to believe. We even got a shout out from celebrity Yvette Nicole Brown (@yvettenbrown) who jumped on the bandwagon – how cool is she!!
In fact, #Tipmas was such a success, we’re not going to let it end. Treating the service industry peeps like the rock stars they are really should be a year-round initiative, so we’re making it one! Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn to stay in tune with our plans for 2014!
12 Days of #Tipmas Missions
- Day 1 (Dec 9): #SecretServer
Secretly ask for a manager to tell them that your server has done a fantastic job.
- Day 2 (Dec 10): #SharingIsCaring
Share the story of the excellent service you received online and tag it with #Tipmas
- Day 3 (Dec 11): #HolidayHero
If you know your server will be working the holiday (Xmas eve/Xmas/New Year’s) leave them a Christmas card/holiday card from your family.
- Day 4 (Dec 12): #LetterToServer
Write your server a letter and leave it at the restaurant.
- Day 5 (Dec 13): #MilkAndCookies
When you go out tonight, order dessert. And leave dessert for your server (i.e. candy bar, candy cane, etc.)
- Day 6 (Dec 14): #ElfOnTheShelf
If you notice another server working hard, besides your own, mention them to the manager as well!
- Day 7 (Dec 15): #FastBreak
When you visit, buy your server a meal they can quickly eat on their break, such as an appetizer.
- Day 8 (Dec 16): #WarmFuzzies
“Like” or “Follow” the restaurant on Facebook/Twitter then share your warm fuzzies about your server on the restaurant’s Facebook and/or Twitter pages.
- Day 9 (Dec 17): #ShareTheLove
Recommend the restaurant and the server to your family and friends through a Facebook Recommendation.
- Day 10 (Dec 18): #MerryTipMas
Tip extra today.
- Day 11 (Dec 19): #TipMasMAS
1+1 means tip extra, extra!
- Day 12 (Dec 20): #GiftCardGreeting
Purchase a gift card for your sever to use for the holidays. Itunes, Amazon, Visa gift card, etc.
For more fun Tipmas stories, check out our blog at http://redbookconnect.com/category/blog/.
Mary Kay Hyde | Sr. Director of Marketing & Communities| Red Book Connect