12 Answers

Resident discounts ?

Asked by: 3rd August 2013

Residents get discounts in cafe”s and hotels……,should i stop giving tips?


12 Answers

  1. jude on Aug 03, 2013

    some of my longstanding and regular customers get discount too, should i stop doing that? seems strange that you equate residents discount with tips?? not all places give discount and not all bar/restaurant owners can even afford to go out that often anyway! most discounts are a loyalty thing, not always given on first visits, and usually given beacause the residents have reccommended or sent business to these places.
    and most of the other things residents are given discount for, eg tourist attractions,travel etc is because we pay taxes in this country, you have to have written proof of residencia before you are given this discount.
    hope that makes things a bit clearer for you david ? x

  2. joe doc on Aug 03, 2013

    If you are happy with the service and product provided then you should leave a tip.

  3. david charles hind on Aug 03, 2013

    hi jude and joe,I will always leave a tip when using a taxi and eating in CT ,love the place. In my own little way promote places as well that i like.(Kwik pics on facebook)Looking forward to my next visit in november to escape the winter in the UK.regards dave
    ps wish i could get resident discount in my local pub lol

  4. jude on Aug 03, 2013

    david! just realised its you!, you are such a a frequent visitor i would have thought you would be getting residents discount by now, you visit more places than they do lol. glad you love costa xx

  5. david charles hind on Aug 03, 2013

    hi jude,yes i love CT,love strolling about ,always pop in to where i feel comfortable and try new places as well.Next visit i hope to scrounge a lift to mirador del rio,the tour to graciosa is on my list as well(bit expensive though).I have rules when travelling.Book flights early,book transfers myself(cheapskate)Pay cash at the galeon playa for a room(i get treated very well there)Use public transport(famara 3 hours round trip)And change £s at the resort.As a pensioner ,saving money by not paying third parties ,i can use my savings to spend locally.regards dave x

  6. david charles hind on Aug 03, 2013

    ps jude what kind of business do you have in lanza ?

  7. jude on Aug 03, 2013

    i have a cafe david, the british cafe in plaza tanderena next to pueblo marinero, next door to what used to be the scots and wrye, pop in next time you are over, you can have a free frequent flyer cuppa !!! ( and i’m a fellow geordie too lol )

  8. david charles hind on Aug 03, 2013

    Thanks jude,my sweeteners will be ready for that promised cuppa,but i”m not a geordie,am a cambridge born lad,went to school in durham,and left the north in the 60″s to find work,escaped the south in 2007 and returned to durham to chill out regards dave :0)

  9. jude on Aug 03, 2013

    home is where the heart is lol ,see you in november

  10. Mel on Aug 14, 2013

    Can you tell me what the Galeon Playa is like staying there for first time this year as my usual place is booked up!!

  11. Mel on Aug 14, 2013

    PS Have you got a Green Banana Card get discounts in some places

  12. david charles hind on Aug 24, 2013

    hi mel,love the galeon,perfect for being close to all the night life and beaches,just use it for sleep and showers,and a beer in erikas bar at night.