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May 8, 2024
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Apr 27, 2024

Domino's "You Tip, We Tip," Campaign Earns You A Tip If You Tip.

You’ve probably come across the tip screen many times on a regular outing. In 2024, Domino's Pizza will take a unique approach to alleviate what's been coined "tipping fatigue" by incentivizing customers to continue the practice of tipping. Customers are dealing with inflation and rising living costs right now, which makes all extra costs, like tips, feel heavier—this is a smart marketing move by Dominos.

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Tipping fatigue is a phenomenon emerging from the expanding culture of tipping prompts. These electronic solicitations for tips appear during transactions large and small, from buying a simple cup of coffee to completing a takeout order. This constant bombardment has led to a sense of guilt and obligation among consumers, compounded by financial pressures such as inflation, escalating food prices, and the resumption of student loan payments.

In response to the growing weariness over tipping, Domino’s launched a promotional campaign that rewards customers for their generosity towards delivery drivers. The campaign, titled "You Tip, We Tip," provides a straightforward incentive: customers who tip their delivery driver $3 or more online will receive a $3 coupon toward their next online delivery order. This promotion not only encourages tipping but also offers a tangible reward that enhances customer satisfaction and brand loyalty.

The campaign also creatively highlights the pervasiveness of tipping in modern society through its advertisements. The ad depicts a man encountering tip requests in increasingly absurd scenarios, such as at a gym, a grocery store, and even his own wedding. This exaggeration underscores the widespread nature of this new tipping culture and resonates with the public’s growing frustration.

According to Domino's, the new campaign will begin on April 29 and runs until August. 

This isn't Domino's first foray into tipping its customers. A similar initiative was launched in early 2022, where the company provided a $3 coupon for carryout orders to reduce delivery demands during the Super Bowl weekend. 

The timing and medium of this campaign are particularly apt, considering the digital nature of both the problem it addresses (electronic tipping prompts) and the solution it offers (online order discounts). By linking the act of tipping directly to a subsequent reward, Domino’s fosters a positive feedback loop. Domino's approach could also have broader economic implications. By incentivizing tipping, Domino's supports its delivery staff financially, which is crucial during economic downturns when tips can significantly supplement earnings. By turning an obligatory expense into an opportunity for savings, Domino’s not only enhances customer experience but also supports its staff.

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