“Tips for Jesus” is making some restaurant servers across the U.S. very happy campers this holiday season, as some anonymous tipster is leaving huge sums of money for a tip. This secret Santa-like individual is dining across America equipped with a credit card and leaving legitimate tips for people waiting tables for thousands of dollars, according to MSN Money on Dec. 3.
These tips are astronomical, not just a few hundred bucks. This heavy tipper has left a $5,000 tip on a bill for $84. A whooping $10,000 tip was left on a restaurant bill for $2,979.42. During the last three months, 18 very fortunate servers have received these huge tips totally $54,000 so far.
The tipper is a man who has left these huge tips in restaurants in South Bend, Ind.; Ann Arbor, Mich.; Chicago; San Francisco; Southern California; and Ogden, Utah. Golf caddies are among the big tip receivers. The generous gentleman signs his credit card “Tips for Jesus” and sometimes he includes a smiley face.
The credit card companies rarely will process such a huge tip without doing some checks and balances, but apparently the man who signs his tab, “Tips for Jesus” has something prearranged with the American Express Credit Card Company.
This generous tipper leaves very few clues and no one knows who he is. So far it is learned that “Tips for Jesus” is a young man, possibly in his early 30s. He is usually in a group of two or more friends when he picks up the bill. He carries the American Express Card that is reserved for the “high rollers.” It’s the black Amex Centurion card that he uses.
He appears to be a sports fan as some of this indulgent gratitude happens in tandem with sporting events. The man’s menu choices vary from a simple burger to Patron Bourdou Gimlet cocktails at $102.50 each. He has ordered shots of Macallan 30 Scotch at $100.50 each.
The “Tips for Jesus” man never attracts any special attention to himself or to his friends until they leave. This is when the waitstaff finds the tip and the excitement begins! The man and his friends seem to slip out of the establishment before the tip receiver has a chance to see the tip an thank him.