The Difference Between Turkey Gift Certificates and Gift Cards

What’s the difference between Gift Certificates and Gift Cards?

Are you 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 when choosing what’s best for your employees and customers.

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 specific items (such as a whole turkey or ham or groceries), 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 can be a great choice when it’s the right time to give recipients the option to buy any store merchandise. However, if you are looking to restrict your holiday gift to a Turkey or Ham or Groceries, it’s wise to give gThankYou! Turkey Gift Certificates.

Companies often 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.

Why gThankYou is America’s Favorite Turkey Gift CertificategThankYou is America's Favorite

You already know the value of sharing a Thanksgiving turkey with employees. It’s a thoughtful, uniquely American gift that’s an iconic symbol of gratitude and enjoyed by the whole family. Turkey gifts are extremely meaningful for a variety of reasons.

But what’s the best way to share a turkey gift?

In generations past, employers handed out bulky, heavy frozen turkeys. It was a logistics nightmare. With gThankYou turkey vouchers, there’s an easier way!

gThankYou makes it convenient for everyone to enjoy a Thanksgiving turkey gift, without the hassle of buying, storing and distributing frozen birds. Recipients like it better, too — they choose the size and preparation of turkey that fits their family best, at the time that’s right for them.

gThankYou! Turkey Gift Certificates are redeemable:
  • For any brand, any size and any preparation of whole turkey
  • At virtually any major grocery chain store anywhere in the U.S.

And, you have the flexibility to choose the dollar amount of the Certificate that best meets your budget!

Have a large or distributed workplace? No worries, we can help with volume discounts and mailing and shipping options. Contact us today to customize your turkey gift-giving program – 888-484-1658 or

More ways gThankYou is America’s Favorite Turkey Gift Certificate:

FREE Customizable “Thank You” Gratitude Cards

All gThankYou purchases come with optional Gratitude Cards. Choose from dozens of Thanksgiving, Christmas and other holiday designs, personalize your message and even add a company logo – all for FREE! The wide variety of designs give you flexibility if you are giving the Certificates as a gift or incentive.

Personalization of Certificates – FREE!

Customization of recipient and giver names on your Certificate gift is always free. We can even add your organization logo with an .eps or image file with 300 dpi or higher.

Range of Dollar Values

You have the flexibility of selecting from a range of dollar amounts for Turkey and Turkey OR Ham Certificates ($10, $15, $20, $25 and $30).

Volume Discounts on Turkey GiftsVolume Discounts

gThankYou offers volume discounts on turkey, ham and turkey or ham vouchers. Not sure if you qualify for a large-volume discount or want to learn more? Call us at 888-484-1658.

FAST Delivery – Same-Day Shipping

Need your employee turkey gift — tomorrow? No problem! Virtually all gThankYou orders ship the same day they come in.

Customized Ordering and Fulfillment for Large and Distributed Workplaces

Have a large workplace or many locations? We can help with customized ordering and fulfillment options. Give us a call at 888-484-1658 to discuss.

Great Customer Service

When you call gThankYou at 888-484-1658, we answer the phones personally! And, we keep long customer-service hours year-round: 8 a.m. to 10 p.m Monday-Saturday and 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sundays. Spanish language assistance is offered during normal business hours during the holiday season.

Check out our page “How to Redeem gThankYou Certificates” and see our downloadable Recipient Letters in English and Spanish — perfect to distribute to recipients, share with managers and post in work rooms.

gThankYou Customers Come Back Year After Year!

Our customers return year after year because they know they can rely on us for quality, flexibility, affordability and convenience.

Here’s how one gThankYou customer describes their experience working with us:

“I love gThankYou because of the ease of ordering, the quick turnaround and the awesome and very friendly help I have always received since the very first time I ordered. I also love that the Certificates are personalized, easy to distribute to my employees and accepted almost everywhere. The free Gratitude Cards are icing on the cake!”

Be a Workplace Hero this Holiday Season!

Ordering is easy. Call us at 888-484-1658 or place your order directly online.

Need more reasons why Thanksgiving turkey gifts for employees are a great idea? Download gThankYou’s eBook: “10 Reasons to Give Employees a Turkey for the Holidays” to learn why so many businesses give employees a Thanksgiving turkey. It’s the perfect resource for colleagues considering turkey gift-giving.

Be sure to also download our Appreciation Planning Checklist! It will help you plan ahead for the holidays and show appreciation all year-round. Let gThankYou be your source of inspiration to build the best culture of gratitude around!

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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 Giver name or logo (both 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.