• Grocery Gift Certificates: The Perfect Gift for Everyone!

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    This time of year, employers often struggle trying to think of the perfect employee holiday gifts. What does everyone want, need and love? Food. What’s a thoughtful gift that can be shared with others over the holidays? The gift of food.

    At gThankYou, we have an easy way to share the holiday gift of food with your team. gThankYou Grocery Gift Certificates allow recipients to buy any combination of food items – at the time and grocery store of their choosing. They prohibit any non-food items. such as alcohol or tobacco.

    If you wish to give recipients the ability to choose the holiday meal they want for their families, choose gThankYou Grocery Gift Certificates.

    If you prefer to provide the specific gift of a Christmas ham or a choice of Turkey Or Ham as a gift, we offer that too.

    “Food is our common ground, a universal experience.” – James Beard

    Why does everyone love a food gift?

    Food is essential to our health and often is the reason for social gatherings – with family, friends or colleagues. So often we enjoy the opportunity to share our meal with others, especially at the holidays. It’s in our nature and it of value to all of us.

    “Food is a central activity of mankind and one of the single most significant trademarks of culture.” – Mark Kurlansky

    A gift of food is always appreciated.

    The anytime food gift can make a big difference to someone on a tight budget, with lots of mouths to feed or suffering from food-insecurity.

    Whether it’s the centerpiece of a holiday meal, fresh fruit on the counter, or more choices in the pantry, food is universal. It’s the language that sustains us and brings joy. 

    Food illustrates gratitude

    The gift of gThankYou Grocery Gift Certificates is an excellent way to say, “thank you” to employees who support your organization. Whether your workplace is hybrid, in-house, or remote; whether you need ideas for executives or front-line staff – Grocery Gift Certificates resonate with everyone and with gThankYou, are easy to provide.

    Think about when someone brings cookies to the office, you have lunch with a senior manager, or were given some extra money to “buy a treat.” Usually, these activities bring positive feelings, especially gratitude. In turn, this boosts morale that transcends that one interaction. It fuels productivity, helps with retention, fosters relationships and much more.

    Food has the power to speak the language of gratitude. And gratitude is contagious (in a good way)!

    “Laughter is brightest in the place where food is good.” – Irish Proverb

    A few facts about gThankYou Grocery Gift Certificates

    Grocery Gift Certificates by gThankYou

    gThankYou! Grocery Gift Certificates are Manufacturer Coupons that can be redeemed for any combination of food items at virtually all major grocery chains in the U.S.
    Like all gThankYou Gift Certificates, our vouchers for groceries are just like the cents-off coupons everyone redeems at supermarket checkouts. Grocery Certificates come in a range of values from $10 to $30 to fit any budget.

    What can gThankYou Grocery Gift Certificates be redeemed for? Is anything excluded?

    • A gThankYou! Grocery Gift Certificate can be redeemed for any brands and variety of food products — fresh, frozen, shelf-stable, or cooked.
    • Our Grocery Certificates exclude all non-food items such as tobacco, alcohol and pharmaceuticals.
    • Simply hand your Certificate to the clerk when you check out of the grocery store. If you have more in your shopping cart, you pay the difference. Be sure to note, that like all Manufacturer Coupons, there is no change given if you spend less than the face value.

    How are gThankYou Grocery Gift Certificates different than Grocery Store Gift Cards?

    • Grocery Gift Certificates by gThankYou work as Manufacturer Coupons. They can only be redeemed for the merchandise specified, in this case food items only. Coupons have no cash or residual value. And are required to have expiration dates. All gThankYou Certificates ordered for the holiday season will expire the end of April of the following year.
    • Grocery Store Gift Cards allow recipients to purchase any store merchandise – tobacco, pharmaceuticals, alcohol or general merchandise. If you intent is to provide a gift of food, then choose gThankYou.
    • Gift Checks are similar to Store Gift Cards in that they can be used toward any store merchandise, or in the case of a check, deposited in a checking account.

    Ordering gThankYou Grocery Gift Certificates

    Ordering gThankYou Certificates is easy! Simply order online or give us a call at: 888-484-1658.

    Free Christmas Card with your purchase of gThankYou Grocery Gift Certificates

    All gThankYou purchases come with optional customizable gift Enclosure Cards. These popular cardstock cards are 3 inches by 4 inches and come in dozens of fun and festive designs. Check out our Christmas and Winter Holiday collection as well as our entire line of free ‘thank you’ cards.

    Cards are selected during the purchase process. You can choose any design, customize your message or choose one of ours and even add a logo or signature scan. If you customize a Card, we will send you a proof to share for approvals and once approved include them in your order free of charge!

    Most all orders ship same day with gThankYou. Order today and if you select overnight delivery, you can receive them tomorrow (business days only).

    And, inspire your recipients’ meal planning: download our FREE cookbooks. These resources make great bonus gifts to your gift of groceries!

    Large and distributed workplaces

    gThankYou can help make it easy to share employee gifts! If you have a large and/or distributed workplace we can help with logistics even including individual mailings via USPS. Give us a call at 888-484-1658 or send us an email at info@gthankyou.com and let’s discuss a custom plan for your needs.

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    “There is no love sincerer than the love of food.”- George Bernard Shaw

     

    gThankYou Grocery Gift Certificates are a practical, affordable and meaningful gift all year-round. Everyone needs groceries! By giving vouchers for groceries, you’re sharing in a meaningful part of your employees’ lives and even inspiring healthy choices. Grocery Gift Certificates make great on-the-spot reward and workplace wellness incentives, too.

    We hope to hear from you!

    The gThankYou! Team

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  • What Employees REALLY Want for the Holidays

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    Today’s headlines are full of crazy statistics about the workplace, with headlines like The Great Discontent ringing in our ears. Leaders are worried about retention rates, hiring, and assessing culture. While we understand the stress that accompanies these concerns, there is a bright light. This is an excellent opportunity! Let’s discuss what employees REALLY want for the holidays – your heartfelt appreciation for their hard work and loyalty.

    This is the time to build a culture of gratitude. Thank those employees who have stuck through the hard times. Attract new talent by offering a culture that understands their needs. Build peer-to-peer and top-down communication channels and recognition that makes people feel valued.

    As we dive right into the holiday season, gThankYou is here to help you share your appreciation. Personalized, heartfelt thanks is in demand and, together, we can deliver.

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  • Happy Thanksgiving from Your Friends at gThankYou!

     

    As you reconnect with friends and family, enjoy fabulous meals, and have fun this week, we hope you get the chance to pause and reflect on all there is to be grateful for in your life. At gThankYou, we are grateful for our families, friends, clients and partners. Together, we can have a Happy Thanksgiving — sharing gratitude around the table and beyond.

    If you have any questions about your Gift Certificate please read the information below.

    Contact us at 888-484-1658 or info@gthankyou.com if you have additional questions or need help with a store.
    Customer Service is available 8 a.m. – 10 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and 9 a.m. – 7 p.m. Sunday (Central Time).
    We have Spanish language Customer Service during weekday business hours.

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  • Wrap Your Holiday Employee Gifts in Gratitude

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    ‘Tis the season for festive spirits and holiday gift-giving! Wrap your holiday employee gifts in gratitude and watch as spirits rise and kindness become contagious in your workplace. At gThankYou, we are believers that the season isn’t simply about buying gifts and checking off a to-do item. It is the spirit of gratitude – thanking others for the role they play in your life or business. Sincerely, authentically and from the heart.

    Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more.
    – Melody Beattie

    A well-designed, personalized gift with a heartfelt note of appreciation does add that special touch. It’s both meaningful and memorable making the recipient feel special and truly valued. Let’s face it, these days we all crave sincere appreciation.

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  • Your Ultimate Thanksgiving Turkey Guide

    The Ultimate Thanksgiving Turkey Guide for Cooking the Perfect Turkey

    Download Your Free Thanksgiving Turkey Cookbook and Guide!

    Are you getting ready for Thanksgiving?

    For many, the shopping, menu planning and decorating is enjoyable and nostalgic. For others, knowing how to choose, prepare and cook the centerpiece of the Thanksgiving meal is daunting. And, sometimes you are pretty sure you know what you are doing, you just need a little help!

    We believe preparing your Thanksgiving turkey should be fun — and at gThankYou, we are here for you and your team!

    The Ultimate Thanksgiving Turkey Guide - Download Your Copy Now!

    • Are you new to cooking a turkey?

    • It’s been a while since you have hosted Thanksgiving?

    • Are you a seasoned cook looking to spice up your traditional menu?

    • Not sure how to defrost a frozen turkey?

    • Never made gravy before?

    • Not sure what kind of turkey to purchase?

    • Want to take the stress out of cooking a turkey?

    Then we have the perfect resource for you! gThankYou’s popular Ultimate Turkey Cookbook and Guide downloadable and shareable for free. (more…)

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  • It’s Not Too Late to Share the Gift of a Thanksgiving Turkey!

    Share the gift of a Thanksgiving turkey with employess!

    There’s Still Time to Say Thank You with a Turkey Gift!

     

    Thanksgiving will be here before you know it. But there’s still time to show your gratitude to hardworking employees with turkey gift certificates — if you act soon and choose gThankYou!

    gThankYou offers same-day shipping, so your employee Thanksgiving gifts can be there as soon as tomorrow!

    The Thanksgiving Gift Everyone Loves!

    gThankYou Turkey Gift Certificates are a convenient and affordable way to share the gift of a Thanksgiving turkey in the workplace.

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  • Redeeming Your gThankYou Certificate in the Pandemic – or Anytime!

    Redeeming Your gThankYou Certificate in the Pandemic at major grocery chains across the U.S.

    CONGRATULATIONS!
    You Received a gThankYou Gift Certificate for a Holiday Turkey!

    Redeeming Your gThankYou Certificate in the Pandemic is easy!

    If this is your first time receiving a gThankYou Gift Certificate, welcome, we know you’ll love your thoughtful food gift!

    gThankYou makes it easy to redeem your voucher at major chain grocery stores anywhere in the United States. You choose when and where you want to shop and with gThankYou Certificates you choose any brand, size and preparation of qualifying merchandise.

    How does redeeming your gThankYou Certificate in the pandemic change things?  Redeeming through major grocery stores remains the same. We now offer direct reimbursement as an option too. Read on to learn more.

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  • Nothing Says “Thank You” Like the Gift of a Thanksgiving Turkey!

    The perfect turkey gift from gThankYou - Nothing says thank you like the gift of a Thanksgiving turkey!

     

    Nothing says “Thank You” like the gift of a Thanksgiving turkey. And now is the perfect time to give thanks!

    November is National Gratitude Month. The month leading up to Thanksgiving is perfectly fitting for us all to embrace the act of gratitude. There are many ways to express our appreciation for those in our lives. After the last year and a half, we especially appreciate being acknowledged and valued.

    And, World Kindness Day is November 13. According to InspireKindness.com,

    World Kindness Day is a global day that promotes the importance of being kind to each other, to yourself, and to the world. The purpose of this day, celebrated on November 13 of each year, is to help everyone understand that compassion for others is what binds us all together. This understanding has the power to bridge the gap between nations.”

    There are many ways to celebrate the day, but we encourage you to be creative! Check out these resources and inspiration (including printables and more).

    At gThankYou, we encourage gratitude and kindness all year long. But if there ever is a time to show employees, families, business partners, vendors and others gratitude, this is it!

    What better moment could there be to distribute your turkey gifts?

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  • Turkey Gift Certificates vs. Gift Cards and Gift Checks

    Turkey beaut shot - What’s the difference between Turkey Gift Certificates vs. Gift Cards and Gift Checks?

    What’s the difference between Turkey Gift Certificates vs. Gift Cards and Gift Checks?

    Looking to share the gift of a turkey in your workplace this holiday season? Be sure to understand the differences between Turkey Gift Certificates vs. Gift Cards and Gift Checks to choose what’s best for your employees and customers.

    Turkey Gift Certificates vs. Gift Cards and Gift Checks

    Delight your employees and customers this holiday season with America’s Favorite Turkey Gift Certificate, from gThankYou!

    gThankYou! Turkey Gift Certificates allow recipients to choose any brand, size and preparation of whole turkey — Butterball®, Norbest®, Smithfield® or any other brand from major grocery stores in the U.S.

    gThankYou Certificates are Manufacturer Coupons which are only good for a specific item (such as a whole turkey), have an expiration date and provide no cash or residual value. They cannot be deposited in the bank or used to buy other merchandise.

    Gift cards allow recipients to buy any store merchandise. Holiday gift check programs such as Butterball® Gift Checks, simply provide checks that can be deposited in a bank account or used to buy any merchandise.

    If you are looking to restrict your holiday gift to a Turkey, choose gThankYou! Turkey Gift Certificates.

    Companies choose gThankYou Gift Certificates because they are Manufacturer Coupons. If you are concerned with the tax implications of employee gift-giving, please consult with your accounting or tax professional.
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  • Share Employee Gratitude with a Memorable Thanksgiving Letter

    Happy couple receiving a memorable Thanksgiving letter from work

    Times have been really tough for both employers and employees. While the last couple of years have been stressful, we’ve also seen people really step up! During uncertain times, it’s important to share your company gratitude with employees. This time of year, we recommend writing a memorable Thanksgiving letter to employees to show how much you care. It’s the quintessential message of, “Thank you for being here and all you have done and continue to do!

    Whether you are part of the over-taxed health care industry, over-burdened supply chain, or another business that is thankful for its hard-working employees, showing appreciation is critical – now and always.

    Your Sincere ‘Thank You’ Matters

    Thank you is easy to say, yet it’s underused in the workplace. Let’s collectively change that! When in-person, use eye contact, a handshake, fist-bump or other social connection while saying, “Thank you.” We promise, it will be well-received and appreciated.

    Picture of a memorable Thankgiving letter of gratitude

    Why? Because thank-you notes work! (Research proves thank-you notes work even better than cash bonuses, say HR experts.)

    A written note or company-wide Thanksgiving letter of appreciation are underutilized gems. A sincere note communicates you care and are grateful for employees hard-work and dedication, especially during these challenging times.

    gThankYou has spent years honing the perfect tips for how to express gratitude in a way that is authentic and well-received: in the form of a memorable Thanksgiving or holiday letter. If you’ve never done one for your team or company, it’s a great time to start the tradition!

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  • Holiday Appreciation Planning Checklist Now Available!

    Worker with holiday appreciation planning checklist!

    Believe it or not, the holidays are just around the corner. Planning ahead is key to avoid scrambling and making the season more hectic than enjoyable. The good news is that we have the tools to help you succeed! Our new holiday appreciation planning checklist can be used year-round, offering ideas for ways to celebrate your employees.

    This time of year, we highly recommend ordering your Turkey Gift Certificates and free Enclosure Cards NOW so you can cross it off your to-do list.

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  • Why a Thanksgiving Turkey Gift is so Meaningful

    Why your gift of a Thanksgiving Turkey is so meaningful - Family

    Thanksgiving is a time of gratitude and celebrating traditions. Turkey has long-been the traditional centerpiece of the Thanksgiving meal, making it the symbol of the holiday, gratitude for the bounty of the meal, shared history and family and friends.

    While every group or family is different, there is something special about time together, gathering around the table, and enjoying each other’s company at the holidays. At gThankYou, we are passionate about what we do because it provides employers a way to celebrate team members in a way that honors gratitude and tradition.

    A Thanksgiving turkey gift is so meaningful, it positively impacts both giver and recipient. You may not know this, but turkey gift-giving has been a workplace tradition for over a century.

    In an article on MentalFloss.com, Why We Eat What We Eat on Thanksgiving, it shares that even Alexander Hamilton said,

    “No citizen of the U.S. shall refrain from turkey on Thanksgiving Day.”

    In general, there are varied historical versions of when and how turkey as the centerpiece all started, but it was deeply rooted in American tradition when it was declared a holiday in the 19th century.

    Looking for a way to thank and celebrate your hard-working team? A turkey for Thanksgiving is a gift that everyone appreciates and values.

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  • Don’t Be Scared to Host Halloween Festivities

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    Last year, workplace Halloween festivities took place virtually. Despite the distance — and perhaps the initial awkwardness of dressing up for a Zoom party — events everywhere were successful! Halloween is a favorite holiday for many, offering an opportunity to tap into creativity and kid-like behaviors (candy binge, anyone?). In our current environment, everyone appreciates a chance to relax and have fun at work.

    In this new world of work, Halloween may continue to be a hybrid event. Some workplaces will resume all-things-Halloween, with elaborate decorations, cutthroat costume contests and sugar-laden parties. Others are still remote, but with full intentions of celebrating. Either way, the options to have Halloween fun are endless.

    Delight hard-working staff with a Halloween activity or celebration this year. You’ll all appreciate the chance to engage over something fun.

    “The farther we’ve gotten from the magic and mystery of our past, the more we’ve come to need Halloween.”
    – Paula Curan

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  • Thanksgiving Thanks Made Easy with New Card Designs

    Grateful Enclosure Card - Thanksgving Thanks Made Easy gThankYou makes workplace Thanksgiving turkey gift-giving easy, convenient and affordable – regardless the size of your organization!

    Turkey and Turkey Or Ham Gift Certificates by gThankYou are redeemable at major grocery chains anywhere in the U.S. for any brand, preparation and size of turkey (or ham). Recipients choose where they want to shop and the perfect turkey centerpiece of their Thanksgiving meal.

    One of the perks of working with gThankYou is the ability to personalize Gift Certificates (with recipient names and organization logo) and custom Enclosure Cards. Well-done employee appreciation is all about personal connection.

    To learn more about volume discounts on turkey vouchers or how we can help with large distributed workplaces, call us at 888-484-1658 or email info@gthankyou.com and we would be delighted to work with you this holiday season!

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  • Why the Employee Turkey Gift Tradition Matters

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    Thanksgiving is all about tradition, loved ones and gratitude.

     

    If you’ve ever been curious about why the employee turkey gift tradition matters, the reasons are many: it’s practical, meaningful, affordable and a gift everyone values and enjoys sharing with family and friends!

    For decades, company leaders have been giving turkeys to their employees at Thanksgiving as an expression of appreciation. The gesture is a nod to tradition and gratitude. It’s an affordable gift, but one that is truly appreciated. It’s also smart business.

    It is already that time of year to think ahead. How will you celebrate your employees this holiday season?

    gThankYou makes turkey gift giving easy, regardless the size of your organization. Start planning ahead now and contact us to find out about our simple, easy and personalized process. Visit us online or call us today: 888-484-1658!

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  • Summer Reboarding – Make it Fun!

    Summertime Reboarding Means Outside Fun!

    On the topic of “reboarding” employees, take advantage of being outside for social events to celebrate employees returning to the workplace or who have been there all along! Outside, it’s easier to socially distance and still have fun – perfect for summer reboarding activities.

    Who needs workplace fun? We all do after more than a year of COVID, societal tension and volatile politics. Social events are great for workplace culture and morale which are as important as ever right now.

    Parties and team building exercises may not look exactly like they used to, but with some creativity and agility, the fun committee is back in session!

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  • Reboarding: The Mental Health Crisis

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    Research shows that Americans are facing a mental health crisis. At gThankYou, mental health wellness is close to our hearts. We hope to help organizations make strides in sustaining a safe, welcoming environment. It will be noticed and appreciated.

    The Olympics has highlighted how pervasive mental health challenges are when even elite athletes are not immune. Michael Phelps reminds us in a recent article in support of Simone Biles that “…If we’re not taking care of both [physical and mental health], how are we ever expecting to be 100%?” True for all of us, not just the elite few.

    As leaders of organizations, we need to understand the poor state of our country’s mental health at this time. Then we can offer ways to help. It’s that simple. Every employee experienced some level of uncertainty and fear that surrounded the pandemic. Current mental health struggles are often related to loss, isolation, or hopelessness. But we CAN collectively address these issues.

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  • How to Prioritize Workplace Well-Being

    If workplace well-being isn’t on your priority list, now’s the time to put it on the top. Worksite wellness initiatives have been gathering steam for quite a while, but the pandemic wreaked havoc on health in a wide variety of ways. To truly appreciate your team members, be sure to provide a healthy environment where the whole being can thrive.

    exercise - how to prioritize workplace well-being

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    According to a recent report by Gallup,

    “Organizations are responsible for the wellbeing of their employees — alleviating burnout is the right thing to do. And, it is essential for engaging and retaining top talent.”

    Burnout is real. And it’s costly. Intelligent leaders are in-tune with the signs are offer ways to address the problem.

    An article from SHRM states, “Unsurprisingly, employee burnout levels in 2020—the year of the pandemic—were high, with one major shift from previous years: Fully remote workers are now experiencing more burnout than onsite workers. Before the pandemic, the perks of working remotely—either part- or full-time—led to lower levels of burnout compared with employees who were onsite all the time.

    “Burnout has effects on the micro and macro levels. If employees’ well-being suffers, they may turn to unhealthy coping mechanisms. They may also become less productive and unfocused.”

    Workplace well-being is THE priority to keep — if you want to keep employees.

    Want to keep your employees during what’s being called by NPR and others as “The Great Resignation”? Not only is workplace well-being a driver of employee happiness and productivity, it helps employees cope with the effects of burnout. In addition, bedrocks of workplace well-being like fitness, healthy eating and financial literacy actively repel the stressors that cause burnout.
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  • Rebuild a Culture of Gratitude as You Reboard

    Consider your culture as you bring staff back to work

    As you reboard, it is a fantastic time to check your overall culture. It is important to welcome back employees back with intention and positivity. But does employee appreciation take center stage in your workplace? If you feel tentative about your answer, this is your chance! Building (or rebuilding) a culture of gratitude begins when employees are valued and appreciated.

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  • Employee Appreciation is Key During “Welcome Back!”

     

    Workforces are trickling back into office buildings and teams are rejoining in person after a long pandemic-related hiatus. It feels a bit like starting over, doesn’t it? While safety is the number one priority, it’s also critical to view this period as an opportunity for employee appreciation.

    What is Reboarding? According to HR Daily Advisor,

    “Reboarding is the concept of bringing individuals back who were previous employees but away for some period of time. The idea is to modify onboarding for someone who is already familiar with your company but has been away.”

    Here at gThankYou, we are extremely optimistic about the potential for reboarding across all industries in businesses of all sizes. While there will be the necessary burden of policies, daily minutia, schedule conversations and so much more, there is also the gift of a restart — and employee appreciation.

    What if NOW was the perfect time to shift your leadership mentality? What if you lead all efforts in the “return to normalcy” with a mindset of employee appreciation? We recommend welcoming employees back with a few things in mind that could shape or reshape your culture for years to come.

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How gThankYou Certificates Work

Step 1

Order Certificates

Choose the gThankYou Certificates you want and order them online or by telephone.

Step 2

Ship directly to your business

Your order is delivered by UPS. Nearly all orders ship the day received. Overnight shipping is available.

Step 3

Distribute to your employees

Personalize your gThankYou Certificates with Recipient and Giver names (optional) and give them to employees.

Step 4

Redeem at any grocery store

Recipients redeem Certificates at major U.S. grocery stores and select the items they want.