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About gThankYou Employee Gifts

gThankYou creates custom Certificates of GratitudeTM good for popular and practical food items such as a Thanksgiving turkey, Christmas ham or groceries, redeemable for any brand at major U.S. grocery stores and given as employee and customer gifts.

All Gift Certificates come with customizable Enclosure Cards available in dozens of designs, so every gift can have a personalized note of appreciation.

gThankYou is known as the leader in Turkey and Turkey Or Ham Gift Certificates for Thanksgiving and holiday employee gifts. gThankYou works with companies, non-profits and government agencies interested in a convenient way to share meaningful, yet affordable food gifts.

I just want to put out there a HUGE THANK YOU!!! The coupons just arrived and they look awesome! You just made my Christmas very special, thank you again! Merry Christmas."

Human Resources Manager, Food Industry

Our Story

gThankYou was founded in 2007 by Rick Kiley. Rick’s first entrepreneurial ventures were innovative early stage companies with groundbreaking innovations in food technology and food-industry supply chain management. Later, he led successful turnarounds for troubled companies. Rick’s an experienced entrepreneur specializing in starting, managing and consulting for early stage companies.

Rick Kiley's career began in Fortune 500 company sales, marketing and new business development with General Mills and Kraft Foods’ Oscar Mayer unit. During college he was a factory foreman with Oscar Mayer, in our home town of Madison, Wisconsin.

As a manager and business owner, Rick became passionate about meaningful, affordable ways to appreciate employees. Over time, he’s become committed to great customer service, nurturing effective workplace teams and building vibrant companies based on gratitude.

Rick founded gThankYou to give workplace leaders a meaningful, easy way to thank employees – the foundation of any great workplace.

I just wanted to let you know how pleased we are with the gThankYou! gift coupons. Everything arrived within a few days of ordering, neatly wrapped and organized for our use. I know our employees are going to love them! Thank you for the personal service and your patience while we figured out our payment situation. Your company has been a pleasure to do business with – I hope to have the opportunity to do so again in the future. Best wishes to everyone at gThankYou! for a Happy Thanksgiving!"

Human Resources, Banking

History

gThankYou’s very first Certificate of Gratitude is our Turkey Gift Certificate, good for any Brand, size and preparation of whole turkey, (such as Butterball ®, Norbest ®, HoneySuckle ®, Trader Joes ®, Whole Foods ® Organic, or any other), from major U.S. grocery stores.

That’s because the gift of a holiday turkey to employees has been a business tradition for over a century. It’s a uniquely American tradition and a gift that’s enjoyed by everyone as the center of their Thanksgiving meal.

But maintaining this tradition hasn’t always been easy. Distributing whole, frozen turkeys to a large workplace is very inconvenient. Employers must figure out how to purchase, store and handle frozen turkeys. On the receiving side, employees must make room for them in the freezer and take delivery at time that is often not convenient. Often the turkey is the wrong size, too small for the employee’s holiday dinner or too large for the oven.

Rick recognized these challenges and created gThankYou! Turkey Gift Certificates – making turkey gift-giving much easier for employers, and better too for employees who can now select the turkey that’s best for their family, when and where they want to buy it.

With the success of our Turkey Gift Certificates, gThankYou expanded into a line of Gift Certificates for other popular food items perfect as holiday gifts, workplace incentives, customer thank you’s, anytime “we’re glad you’re on our team” appreciation gifts and more!

Senior management LOVES sharing the gift of a Thanksgiving turkey to employees – we’ve been doing it for decades. But when you grow over the years to multiple companies and over ten-thousand of employees – orchestrating frozen turkey distribution takes months of planning and is a logistics nightmare. I know, I’ve been doing it!

I can’t tell you how excited I was to discover gThankYou! Turkey Gift Certificates. With gThankYou everything is easier – it’s easy to order, delivery is quick, pricing is discounted, employees can shop at any major grocery store and buy what they want, and I love the free enclosure cards. Did I mention no more frozen turkey logistics!! Giving a turkey coupon is just so much more convenient than a frozen bird, and it’s better for recipients, too.

It’s such a relief to know we can give employees a gift of a turkey without having to tax them and still allow them to control when and where they purchase it, the size of the bird, and what holiday they can use it for.

I would recommend gThankYou to any company looking to gift their employees with ease and choice!!!

HR, Employee Relations Specialist, Large Regional Healthcare Provider

The gThankYou Team

gThankYou is located in Madison, Wisconsin. Management includes:

Rick Kiley, CEO, gThankYou, LLC

RICK KILEY

Chief ThankYou! Officer

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Liz King, CMO, gThankYou, LLC

LIZ KING

Chief Marketing Officer

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Our Customer Service team is available 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays (Central time). Sundays 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Contact Us : call us toll-free at 888-484-1658 or chat with us.

Spanish Language Customer Service is available during the holiday season (October – December).

El servicio al cliente en español está disponible durante la temporada de fiestas - (octubre a diciembre).

Para obtener más información sobre los certificados de gThankYou y descargar una referencia gratuita en español - haga clic aquí.

Reach us anytime at: [email protected].

Good Day Liz and Rick, I wanted to send my personal thanks to both of you for assisting and guiding me through the process of ordering the Turkey Certificates for our Company. You both made this process easy and seamless for me. Also, your presentation was BEAUTIFUL! I have never seen a package put together so nicely and organized (normally I’m the one who has to beautify things LOL). Believe me...you guys have my recommendation and full support and you have my personal business :) Thanks so much again and Happy Halloween!!!!"

Human Resources, Aerospace

The gThankYou Difference

We think it’s our great customer service; customers tell us it’s:

The holiday gift that meets de minimis employee gift law requirements

1. The easy, affordable employee turkey gift that complies with de minimis gift law.

gThankYou Gift Certificates are Manufacturer Coupons good only for a specific item (such as a whole turkey), have an expiration date and provide no cash or residual value.

gThankYou Certificates cannot be deposited in a bank like Butterball® Gift Checks and other Holiday Gift Checks or used to buy any store merchandise like store Gift Cards. Even Wal-Mart Turkey Gift Cards are not entirely restricted.

Companies who want an employee holiday turkey gift that complies with de minimis fringe benefit laws choose gThankYou.

gThankYou Certificates provide both brand and store choice, important for most large companies; unlike brand specific options such as Norbest® where you may not have a store carrying the brand in your area.

If you are concerned with the tax implications of employee gift-giving, please consult with your accounting or tax professional.

Custom Planning for Large Distributed Work forces

2. Customized logistics for very large distributed workplaces.

If you have a large or distributed workplace it can be an expensive and time-consuming challenge to distribute employee gifts. gThankYou helps make it easy! Need location specific online ordering or individual mail delivery? Let’s talk. We work with you to develop a distribution plan that meets your needs and budget.

Call us to learn more: 888-484-1658.

Free Customization of Gift Certificate

3. No-charge customization

Personalization of our Certificates of Gratitude with recipient and giver names is always free.

Have a high dpi image (300+) of your Company logo? Share it with us and will put it on your Certificates where it says “Compliments Of”. Call us to learn more.

gThankYou Enclosure Cards can be personalized with your message of thanks, celebration or holiday best wishes. Have us include a management signature scan or company logo. Choose from dozens of designs and we’ll create your custom Card, send you a proof to approve and include it in your order at no-charge!

Fast Service

4. Fast service

We recognize you want your employee holiday gifts right away. Orders received by 3 p.m. Central Time ship same day. Large orders; tell us your timing and we will be sure to have them ready for you on time.

Easy Employee Gift-Giving

5. Easy employee gift-giving

Customers appreciate the easy ordering and convenience of gThankYou Gift Certificates. They appreciate even more not having to figure out frozen turkey gift logistics.

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6. Great customer service!

We love delighting our customers and would be honored to help you too!

I just wanted to say you guys are AWESOME! Thank you for shipping the package last night, we received it this morning. Truly amazing service!”

Marketing, Oil and Gas

Trust

We are committed to earning yours. We are grateful for our loyal customers. We know we’re great but don’t just take our work for it!

Check out our: A+ Better Business Bureau Rating

gThankYou, LLC A+ BBB Business Review

Check out the quotes on this page to see what gThankYou Customers say!

I just opened my box of Turkey/Ham Vouchers and I was "Wowed" immediately! After learning that my local store was no longer going to be doing vouchers, I was at a loss as to what to do for the food pantry clients I serve. Your presentation of the items and attention to every detail has made this an awesome experience for our pantry. I was even surprised at the nice "How to Use the gThankYou!" Letter. It saved the pantry operating cost, by my not needing to make copies and personally saved me a ton of time, by the ease of it all. You can be assured we will be using your company again next year-Easter and Thanksgiving! Blessings on your company!"

Ministry Leader, Food Pantry