Restrictions on turkey or ham gift certificates.
Gift certificates are limited to the product on the gift certificate such as just the turkey or just the ham. A turkey or ham gift check offers more flexibility because it is limited only by the dollar amount of the gift and can be use for the turkey, a ham and other grocery items such as side dishes or the pumpkin pie. Not all employees will host a holiday gathering so they may want to use their turkey gift check to bring a festive item such as a dessert or side dish. Therefore, the more flexible a program, the better it can address the many different needs of all employees and customers.
Understand hidden fees on turkey/ and ham gift certificates.
Another important consideration, is that with a turkey gift certificate part of the gift amount may never be spent and actually lost or forfeited. For example, an employee receives a $20 ‘turkey’ gift certificate (vouchers work the same way) and the recipient uses it for a turkey purchase. The employee purchases a 13 lb. turkey for $15, so the remaining $5.00 of the $20 turkey certificate would be forfeited and not received by the recipient. The remaining $5.00 would become a profit kept by the supplier of the turkey gift certificate company. So the supplier would make an additional $5.00 (or whatever amount is not spent) per turkey or ham gift certificate. They would profit from this in addition to the initial service fee charged. This leftover money is not refunded!