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

The New York Times this week published an amazing interactive guide of Thanksgiving recipes from each of the 50 states (and D.C. and Puerto Rico).  It’s impossible not to be inspired to try something new and different after looking at the wonderful pictures and recipes.  We’re particularly pleased that the New York Times kicked off the piece featuring a dish from our own Wisconsin – Wild Rice with Mushrooms!

The NYT interactive guide includes turkey recipes for:

  • Roast Heritage Turkey and Gravy (Arkansas)
  • Sourdough Stuffing with Kale, Dates and Turkey Sausage (California)
  • Du Pont Turkey with Truffled Zucchini Stuffing (Delaware)
  • Mojo Turkey (Florida)
  • Turkey French Dip (Nevada)
  • New England Roast Turkey (New Hampshire)
  • Slow-Cooked Red Chili Turkey (New Mexico)
  • Turkey Tamales (Texas)

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.

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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!

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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

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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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Easy Employee Appreciation for Non-Office Workers

Most articles about employee appreciation focus on office workers, but as Kara Simon, general manager of 3Cheers Recognition & Rewards writes in “Tips For Increasing Productivity Through Employee Recognition & Rewards,” recognition is just as important for non-office workers. Take manufacturers, for example:

Pursue employee appreciation in ALL parts of your workforce!

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“When manufacturing operations get behind and deliverables don’t meet the schedule, it impacts every internal and external department from assembly line to warehouse to transportation, and so on.

 “This means that it is just as important for manufacturers to keep equipment in great shape as it is for them to keep people in great shape by showing meaningful appreciation on a day-to-day basis.  Many execs believe saying “thank you” is enough but the reality is that words only work when combined with a whole lot more.”

For manufacturers, that means intentionally appreciating employees — not just saying “Thank You.” According to Simon, many employers wrongfully separate grateful words and grateful actions.

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Why You Should Give Employees the Gift of a Thanksgiving Turkey

Nothing quite says “thank you” during the holidays like the gift of a Thanksgiving turkey.

It’s the centerpiece to a uniquely American family holiday celebrated by everyone, regardless of religious or cultural background. A turkey isn’t just a delicious bird we eat; it’s a celebration of our shared history, values and family traditions.

As an employee gift, the Thanksgiving turkey is the ultimate symbol of gratitude and one of the easiest, most practical ways you can thank your workforce.

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How to Buy Thanksgiving Turkeys for Employees

Thanksgiving turkeys are the perfect employee gift at this time of year to share your workplace gratitude.  But if you have a large workforce, buying Thanksgiving turkeys for employees and distributing them in a meaningful, timely manner could be nearly impossible to pull off if you haven’t already planned things long in advance.

Thanksgiving turkeys

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You have to figure out:

  • What size turkey works for all families
  • How to buy large volumes of frozen turkeys
  • How to get them to your location
  • How to store them
  • How to distribute them
  • What’s the best timing to distribute them so employees have freezer space
  • Do employees need help transporting them home

gThankYou! Makes it EASY for You!

gThankYou! Turkey Gift Certificates are easy to purchase and distribute.  We ship virtually all orders same day so you can have them as fast as tomorrow. Better still, recipients love the flexibility to buy any size, preparation and Brand of whole turkey at any major grocery store in the U.S.

No matter how many employees you have, gThankYou! makes it easy for you to share the thoughtful gift of a holiday turkey.

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Easy Employee Holiday Gifts by gThankYou!

Holiday gifts are a great way to show your employees how much you appreciate them and the work they do. 

But between wrapping up this year and planning for the next —at work and at home—who has time to shop for employee holiday gifts that everyone will like, use, and value? No one. That’s who.

Why your employee holiday gifts matter.  "The Currency of Reciprocity" by Kube, Marechal, and Puppe.

Gifts vs. Cash: How do they compare?

gThankYou! to the rescue! With just a couple of online keystrokes or a quick phone call, you can order our gThankYou! Certificates of Gratitude for Turkey or Ham, complete with FREE customized holiday-themed ‘Thank You’ cards.

Your employees can shop at their favorite stores—when they want, where they want—and choose the ham or turkey that fits their holiday needs. Workers will know you care about them and understand their busy lives when you make it easy and convenient for them to have a great holiday dinner. They’re sure to think warmly of you as they enjoy their holidays.

Research shows that gifts motivate employees. In a Harvard Business Review blog, “Forget About That Cash Bonus,” Ray Fisman cites a classic study by Nobel Laureate George Akerlof, a pioneer in the field of behavioral economics, which focus on gift exchange in the workplace.

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Increase Holiday Sales With A Turkey Gift Promotion

gThankYou! Gift Certificates are convenient and meaningful for givers AND recipients! A gThankYou! Turkey Gift Promotion is an effective, easy way to attract new and reward loyal customers during the holiday season.

Keeping customers happy and coming back isn’t just good for business— it’s vital to your company’s growth and profitability. Consider these statistics, cited in the Forbes article “Five Customer Retention Tips for Entrepreneurs”:

  • 5 percent increase in customer retention can increase a company’s profitability by 75 percent.
  • A staggering 80 percent of your company’s future revenue will come from just 20 percent of your existing customers.
  • Attracting new customers will cost your company 5 times more than keeping an existing customer.

Promotions are an enduring, smart way to build business and show appreciation to customers.

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9 Easy Ideas for Halloween Team Building

Pumpkin carving is a perfect team building exercise!

A pumpkin-carving party is a fun, affordable Halloween activity for workplace team building. (Photo via khrawlings, Flickr)

A fantastic opportunity for easy team building is just a couple weeks away: Halloween.

If the extent of your company’s Halloween celebration is a dish of candy corn and a few streamers, you’re missing out.

Engagement, not passive entertainment, is key to successful team building. Halloween is one of the easiest holidays to engage employees in fun activities that everyone will enjoy and that don’t need to break your budget.

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