FREE Turkey Cookbook! Easy Steps to the Perfect Thanksgiving Turkey

Free Thanksgiving Turkey Cookbook for the perfect Thanksgiving Turkey.This Thanksgiving, serve your loved ones the perfect Thanksgiving turkey! Our FREE turkey cookbook, “The Ultimate Thanksgiving Turkey Guide” is chock-full of information making it easy and fun for you whether you are a first time cook or a seasoned pro.

The gThankYou! Free Turkey Cookbook: A Sneak Peek

Tips for Shopping

Do you know how to pick out the perfect bird? We answer important questions like:

  • What size should I buy?
  • Fresh or frozen?
  • What’s the difference between commercial, free-range, heritage, natural, organic, self-basted or kosher?
  • How far in advance do I need to buy it?

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Gratitude in Action: 6 Thanksgiving Traditions From Around the World

Thanksgiving traditions worldwide celebrate gratitude and the bounty of the harvest.

Holidays celebrating gratitude, communal harmony and harvest bounty are common around the world. (Photo via Faith Goble, Flickr)

Did you know that our American Thanksgiving is just one of many gratitude-related Thanksgiving traditions celebrated around the world?

Traditions differ from country to country, but gratitude in action is cause for universal celebration.

The spirit and significance of giving thanks is the same wherever you go — with or without roast turkey and cranberry sauce. So what does giving thanks look like around the world?

Celebrations worldwide of “thanks-giving” share several elements, no matter what people are eating, wearing or singing. We all honor:

  • harvest bounty
  • communal harmony
  • gratitude in action

That last one, gratitude in action, is an important one. Simply thinking about gratitude isn’t a cause for celebration. It’s about how we act on our gratitude. We’re giving thanks, not having thanks!

The French word for Thanksgiving is action de grâce. Translated literally, then, Thanksgiving is a day for “actions of grace.”

Read on for six “actions of grace” traditions from around the world.

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Where to Shop With Your gThankYou! Gift Certificate

Use your gThankYou! Gift Certificate at your favorite grocery store!

Shop the way you like at your favorite grocery store with your gThankYou! Turkey or Ham Gift Certificate. (Photo via greggavedon.com, flickr)

Wondering where you can shop using your gThankYou! Gift Certificate?

You can choose your favorite grocery store chain or mass-merchant store such as Wal-Mart or Target anywhere in the U.S.

As long as the store honors manufacturer coupons, they have the ability to accept your gThankYou! Certificate and there are no grocery chains that we are aware of that do not honor gThankYou! Certificates.

Your gThankYou! Gift Certificate is a manufacturer coupon, just like the cents-off coupons you’re used to, it’s just higher value. They have safety features built into the paper such that they can be validated easily over the phone.

The only stores that do not honor gThankYou! Certificates are those that don’t accept any manufacturer coupons, such as Costco and Sam’s and the Aldi chain. Specialty stores don’t typically honor coupons.  However, if your favorite specialty store is willing to call us, we will redeem it for them. We’re often asked about HoneyBaked Ham stores: many of them do take our coupons but not all.  For shoppers interested especially in HoneyBaked Hams, some grocery stores such as Kroger are beginning to stock them.

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If the store you choose has any questions or concerns, please be sure they call us while you are there so we can take care of it for you.  You can always go to customer service on your way in to a store. Our toll-free number is on the coupon: 888-484-1658.

Learn more about your gthankyou! gift certificate with these free downloads!

gThankYou! offers several useful free downloads for Gift Certificate recipients including a “Guide to Using Your Certificate,” available both in English and in Spanish.  (These can both be found on our website under the “Information for Recipients” tab.)

If you’re a recipient, download one for yourself for easy reference. If you’re an employer, download and print off as many guides as you need for your employees, for posting or distributing.

Download our FREE guide in English! Download our FREE guide in Spanish!

We also offer free cookbooks that are full of helpful advice for the novice cook as well as the seasoned pro.

These popular cookbooks, “Ultimate Thanksgiving Turkey Guide” and “Holiday Ham Guide” are great companions to your gThankYou! Turkey or Ham Gift Certificate.

Click here to see all our FREE DOWNLOADS in one place.

Happy Thanksgiving from all of us at gThankYou! However you celebrate, we hope your gThankYou! certificate helps you create a delicious and meaningful meal among family and friends.

About gThankYou, LLC

Turkey Gift Certificates and Turkey Or Ham Gift Certificates by gThankYou! are two of America’s favorite employee gifts and can be redeemed for any Brand (Turkey or Turkey Or Ham), at virtually any Grocery Store in the U.S.

gThankYou, LLC provides company leaders with a variety of easy, meaningful and affordable ways to recognize and reward employees, holiday time or anytime. gThankYou! Certificates of Gratitude and our free Enclosure Cards are personalizable including incorporating your company logo. And, nearly all orders ship same day.

gThankYou, LLC (www.gthankyou.com) is based in Madison, Wisconsin. Contact: Rick KileyChief ThankYou! Officer, gThankYou, LLC at info@gthankyou.com or 888-484-1658.
Follow the Company Blog – “Celebrating Work”.
Join the Conversation @gThankYou 
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Use Your Turkey Gift Certificate On A Culinary Tour Of The U.S.

Recipe suggestions for using your gThankYou! Turkey Gift Certificate

Take a culinary vacation with your gThankYou! Turkey Gift Certificate and try a mouth-watering recipe from across the country. (Photo via jennie-o, Flickr)

This Thanksgiving, take your taste buds on a trip and try something new! Your gThankYou! Turkey Gift Certificate — redeemable for any turkey size, brand or type — is your ticket to a culinary tour of the United States.

This week, the New York Times published an interactive guide to Thanksgiving recipes from each of the 50 states (plus D.C. and Puerto Rico).  It’s impossible not to be inspired to try something new and different after looking at the mouth-watering pictures and recipes.  We’re particularly pleased that the article kicks off featuring Wild Rice with Mushrooms – a recipe from our home state of Wisconsin!

The NYT guide includes turkey recipes for:

Plus you’ll find state-specific recipes for a variety of appetizers, soups, salads, side dishes and desserts.

Like all recipes that have been passed down for generations or are based on local staples, each dish has a good story behind it.  We know you’ll love this resource as much as we do!

All this week on our blog, Celebrating Work, we’ll be sharing tips on how to make your Thanksgiving successful and filled with gratitude.

You’ll find useful turkey-cooking tips, such as Thanksgiving Turkey: Where Does the Thermometer Go?, and general advice for workplace gratitude and employee engagement around the holidays, such as “Putting the ‘Thanks’ of Thanksgiving in Your Workplace.”

We hope you enjoy your holiday with family and friends and have a happy, delicious Thanksgiving!

For more Turkey Day cooking tips, check out our popular cookbook, “The Ultimate Turkey Guide” to make a mouth-watering centerpiece to your holiday feast and “wow” your guests.  It’s perfect for the first time cook and the seasoned pro!

Download your Free Thanksgiving Turkey Cookbook and Guide now by clicking below:Download Free Thanksgiving Turkey Cookbook by gThankYou!

About gThankYou, LLC

Turkey Gift Certificates and Turkey Or Ham Gift Certificates by gThankYou! are two of America’s favorite employee gifts and can be redeemed for any Brand (Turkey or Turkey Or Ham), at virtually any Grocery Store in the U.S.

gThankYou, LLC provides company leaders with a variety of easy, meaningful and affordable ways to recognize and reward employees, holiday time or anytime.  gThankYou! Certificates of Gratitude and our free Enclosure Cards are personalizable including incorporating your company logo. And, nearly all orders ship same day.

gThankYou, LLC (www.gthankyou.com) is based in Madison, Wisconsin.  Contact:  Rick Kiley, Chief ThankYou! Officer, gThankYou, LLC at info@gthankyou.com or 888-484-1658.
Follow the Company Blog –  “Celebrating Work”.
Join the Conversation @gThankYou
Watch our gThankYou! YouTube Video – “Learn More About Us”.

“G” logo and “Certificates of Gratitude” are trademarks and “gThankYou” is a registered trademark of gThankYou, LLC.

Sharing Gratitude Puts the Thanks in Thanksgiving

We all want to feel valued and appreciated, and it’s no different in the workplace.  A sincere thank-you during the holiday season will lift spirits, make employees feel valued, and ultimately put the thanks in Thanksgiving!

Thanksgiving is a perfect opportunity to share your workplace gratitude to everyone who contributes to the success of your business.

Share your Thanksgiving Gratitude in the workplace with free, customizable 'Thank You' Cards

Share your Thanksgiving Gratitude in the workplace with free, customizable ‘Thank You’ Cards

As the HR Works, Inc. website says in “Workplace Thanksgiving: An Attitude of Gratitude,” feeling gratitude also makes people happier. So when you say thanks at Thanksgiving, you’re helping yourself, too.

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Creative Ways to Share Your gThankYou! Turkey Gift Certificate

gThankYou turkey gift certificateHave fun with your gThankYou! Turkey Gift Certificate by sharing creatively with employees!

People love getting gift certificates. In fact, Americans plan to give more gift cards this year than in the past. According to an October survey by the National Retail Association, gift cards remain the most requested gift item for the eighth year in a row.

Gift certificates like the gThankYou! Turkey Gift Certificate are convenient for giver and receiver alike, plus they’re meaningful, practical and easy to redeem!

Your Turkey Gift Certificate is more than just a piece of paper. It’s a meaningful contribution to your company’s overall culture of gratitude!

Read on for tips to make your gift-giving as special as possible.

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It’s Not Too Late To Share Your Thanksgiving Turkey Gifts!

gThankYou! Thanksgiving turkey gift

Delight your employees with Thanksgiving turkey gifts! Turkeys represent the spirit of the holiday, whether they’re roasted in the oven or cooked outdoors in a deep fryer, as these two friends are about to do. (Photo via natapics, Flickr)

Thanksgiving is less than two weeks away, but there’s still time to order your Thanksgiving turkey gifts from gThankYou!

Your employees work hard for you all year. The holidays are almost upon us, and if you haven’t planned a holiday thank-you for them, it isn’t too late!

Why thanksgiving turkey gifts?

Thanksgiving is the perfect holiday to share your thanks with employees — not only does Thanksgiving celebrate the very spirit of gratitude, it has a rich history in the U.S. and is well-loved by just about everyone. It gathers family and friends alike for fellowship (and, of course, lots of delicious food).

Turkeys are the centerpiece of this tradition-filled feast, so you’re giving a vital component of a major celebration when you share Thanksgiving turkey gifts with employees. By sharing gThankYou! Turkey Gift Certificates, not frozen birds, you’re giving your employees the choice of when, where and how to enjoy their Thanksgiving turkey.

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Thanksgiving Gift Certificates Put the ‘Thanks’ in Thanksgiving

gThankYou Thanksgiving gift certificates

Cheers to Thanksgiving! Celebrate gratitude by sharing Thanksgiving gift certificates with your employees. (Photo via Satya Murthy, Flickr)

This holiday season, we celebrate harvest bounty, the power of community and the value of gratitude. Include your employees in the celebration by offering the very essence of Thanksgiving: Turkey Gift Certificates!

Recently, divisiveness has ruled the public discussion about Thanksgiving. Some retailers want to open on Thanksgiving for shoppers who are eager to get a head-start on Black Friday; others see this as an intrusion on a national holiday.

This heated debate has at least one great benefit: it encourages us to consider the true meaning of Thanksgiving.

What does celebrating gratitude mean to us, to our family, and to our community? The details may differ from person to person and from family to family, but there are certain values about Thanksgiving that we all share.

These shared values are exactly why Thanksgiving gift certificates — like the gThankYou Turkey Gift Certificate — are so fantastic for employees. Thanksgiving gift certificates are always appreciated, practical and make gratitude easy.

Read on to find out why Thanksgiving gift certificates are the ideal way to honor the enduring traditions of the holiday.

Let’s look a little closer at the values we associate with Thanksgiving, to better understand why Thanksgiving gift certificates work so well as employee holiday gifts.

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Spread Workplace Gratitude with Random Acts of Kindness

gThankYou Random Acts of Kindness

A smile is the easiest, fastest way to spread gratitude on World Kindness Day, or any day. (Photo via Rohit Gowaikar, Flickr)

Random acts of kindness shouldn’t need a reason, explanation or holiday, but in today’s fast-paced workplace, we could all use a reminder to be kinder.

We get that little nudge to be kinder with World Kindness Day, held annually on Nov. 13.

World Kindness Day evolved from a series of conferences in the 1990s in Japan by a group that grew to be known internationally as the World Kindness Movement. Since then, the group has gone global and is working to promote kindness from Italy to South Korea.

The World Kindness Movement partners with the Random Acts of Kindness Foundation to spread and promote kindness, gratitude, and joy wherever and whenever it can.

This year, in honor of World Kindness Day, the Random Acts of Kindness Foundation has some fun ideas for how to celebrate.

Read on to find out how to make your workplace “party central” on World Kindness Day.

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Giving Back to the Community Builds Workplace Culture

Giving back to the community is an American business tradition. We value local businesses that support our communities – whether that’s providing t-shirts for the local baseball team, participating at the food bank or underwriting major capital funding projects. But did you know giving back to the community also helps defines your culture – not just how the community sees you, but how employees do, too?

With today’s workforce, a culture of giving back to the community is especially important.  For our youngest workers, it may be the deciding choice between choosing one company and another.

Photo via Premier of Ontario Photography, Flickr.

Photo via Premier of Ontario Photography, Flickr.

As Marla Tabaka writes in “Why You Should Build a Culture of Giving Back”:

“If you do it right, those donations can drive change in your community and within your organization.”

She references Susan Cooney (founder and CEO of Givelocity), who has a record of building value and community across many genre-defining companies.

“Her mentor, Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh, taught Cooney that finding common threads among people who are irrelevant to your business or product is at the core of building a meaningful and successful culture. She also knows that activities related to giving back engage employees and offer them a meaningful opportunity to bond, share their personal values, and act in unison toward a common goal.”

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