Two Iowa women wrapped up their fourth “BFF Road Trip” on Monday, and this year’s vacation involved something unusual: media attention. That’s because Brandy Macumber and Tamara Bane decided to pump up their travels to Illinois by adding a “Tip Our Next Server Mission.” The women started a Facebook page and Venmo to collect money that they used to tip restaurant waitstaff handsomely. They started last Tuesday (July 19) with Alexis — who has been “working her tail off” and has a three-month-old — being tipped $205 on a $53 tab.
… As their Facebook page grew to nearly 3,000 followers and the donations came in, the tips went up. On night two, they left $530 on a $35 tab, and they left $1,015 on a $41 tab on night three.
… On night six, the final night, Macumber and Bane did something a little different. The total tip for the server was $1,810; the other servers, cooks, and dishwashers were given $150 each, for a $2,860 total. The grand total: $8,355.
Find their Facebook page here: (20+) You Can’t Be Serious? | Facebook
See more TV coverage of their exploits here: Iowa best friends road trip around Illinois leaving generous tips (wgem.com)