Almost a quarter of Brits say they have stopped leaving tips over the past six months in order to save cash during the economic downturn.
Taking items from hotel rooms is also on a list of money-saving tactics drawn up by insurer Norwich Union after it spoke to people for its Stealth Saver survey.
Twenty-three per cent of the 1,882 people asked about their saving habits admitted they had stopped tipping, while 12 per cent said they were taking full advantage of the free items available in hotel rooms.
In the past three months alone, there have been an estimated 9 million items taken from hotel rooms.
Other money-saving tactics from the survey included using money-off coupons (67 per cent) and dodging rounds of drinks (15 per cent).