Everyone is coping with new situations arising due to the outbreak of COVID-19 around the globe. Depending on your location, each day may bring changes to where you can shop, eat, and visit. Big-box and grocery-store aisles are bare at times while employees scramble to stock shelves and keep up with demand. We’ve also heard stories of people who spent an entire month of their grocery budget in one week to stock up, putting a strain on some workers’ finances.
There are actions you can take now to engage your team. You’re likely already providing clear and frequent communication around expectations so that your employees know the company’s policies and their responsibilities. Now is also a great time to make sure your remote teams have the necessary tools to collaborate and to reinforce your reward programs by communicating how rewards can be used to help ease the stress of this uncertain time.
Keep Recognizing and Rewarding Your Team
This is the perfect time to recognize employees who are working hard to keep your business running smoothly and keep your customers happy. Gift cards can help employees ease the stress and burden of safe food and supplies shopping, while also helping to keep business moving.
What about company travel dollars that aren’t being used for events and recognition trips? Consider channeling those unused dollars into other types of rewards so achievements don’t wait months to be acknowledged.
3 Reward Types for Right Now:
1. Local Food-Delivery Rewards
Give employees and customers a great meal and support local restaurants with food delivery. To help with food delivery, we’ve added two rewards to our catalog: Grubhub and DoorDash. We also already carried Uber gift cards, which are redeemable on the Uber Eats app for food delivery. Our full reward catalog features another new brand, Home Chef, along with 50 chain restaurants with various delivery options. See the list below for a full list of food and grocery delivery options.
These delivery apps are particularly good for supporting local restaurants.
2. Practical Reward Options
We offer grocery and big-box brands like Target and Walmart, which have delivery and pick-up order options. Additionally, our partners such as Amazon, Whole Foods Market and Safeway, offer grocery-delivery options, making it easier for reward participants to safely purchase and then pick up or deliver whatever they need. See the list below for all delivery options.
3. The Delivery Reward Link
We have put all our food and grocery delivery options into a new Reward Link. We’ve even sent a $50 Reward Link to all Tango Card employees to acknowledge their efforts to remain productive from home during this time.
Full List of Food and Grocery Delivery Brands:
Amazon.com Applebee’s® Bahama Breeze® BJ’s Restaurants Blimpie Bloomin’ Brands Bonefish Grill Brinker International Bubba Gump Shrimp Co.® Buffalo Wild Wings® BURGER KING® California Pizza Kitchen, Inc Caribou Coffee Carrabba’s Italian Grill Chili’s Chipotle Claim Jumper Restaurant & Saloon® Cold Stone Creamery® Darden Restaurants, Inc. Domino’s Pizza DoorDash Dunkin’ Donuts Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar Grubhub Home Chef IHOP® Jamba Juice Kansas City Steak Company Krispy Kreme® Landry’s Legal Sea Foods Levy Restaurants Lobster Gram Logan’s Roadhouse® LongHorn Steakhouse® Maggiano’s McCormick & Schmick’s Morton’s The Steakhouse Olive Garden® Outback Steakhouse Panera Bread Papa John’s Rainforest Cafe® Red Robin Ruby Tuesday Safeway Saltgrass Steak House® Seasons 52® Starbucks T.G.I. Friday’s® Taco Bell® TacoTime® Target Texas Roadhouse The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf® Tony Roma’s Uber Uno Chicago Grill Walmart White House Black Market Whole Foods Market® Yard House
Contact your CSM or firstname.lastname@example.org to add these brands to your catalog or begin your new reward program.
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Cindy is passionate about the incentive industry. In addition to her role as Director of Channel Marketing here at Tango Card, she is a Certified Professional of Incentive Management who proudly serves on two industry boards. When she’s not working, Cindy enjoys spending time with her family—including three cats, two dogs, and a horse—and sharing her love of nature as a Nebraska Master Naturalist.