A customer being helped by a cashier in a supermarket
Can You Tip Grocery Store Employees?
By Julia Mullaney
Most grocery stores don't allow customers to tip employees, as the minimum wage for tipped employees differs from the standard minimum wage.
If grocery stores pay their employees the standard wage, they likely won't allow them to accept a tip — no matter how much they've earned it.
While you might not be able to directly give cash to a grocery store employee, a simple "thank-you" does wonders, as does pointing out their hard work to their manager.
The one exception to tipping grocery store employees is having groceries delivered, which has become more popular in recent years, and is always appreciated.