The tip jar may have originated hundreds of years ago. A 1946 editorial in Life claimed that English taverns used prominently displayed urns for tips that were labelled ‘To Insure Promptitude’. It has become a source of controversy. Customers may feel discouraged from patronizing establishments using them. Many feel social pressure to use them, or that they are paying too high a total price when purchasing a simple item. So, many stores are getting clever by putting up clever signs like the one you see above. Continue reading for more.