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Gift checks for a turkey or ham are a great way to say thank you!

 

For over 29 years, the Holiday Gift Check Program has been providing companies with gift checks to distribute to their customers and employees, often as a special holiday gift or year-round incentive. These checks allow the individual to purchase any brand turkey or ham plus any other grocery items to complete a holiday meal or special celebration.

Click to view an official US dollar Holiday Gift Check

Holiday Gift Checks are business checks.

Any grocery store nationwide can accept the Holiday Gift Check and should process it as a check allowing the recipient to redeem it for the total dollar amount of the gift towards any favorite brand of turkey, ham or other grocery items. They are guaranteed by the Holiday Gift Check Program and will be cleared through South Metro Federal Credit Union, Prior Lake, MN. To ensure you have received an official Holiday Gift Check please click the link above to view an image of a Holiday Gift Check. Because this is an actual business check and not a gift certificate or a coupon, the individual redeeming it can purchase other items in addition to their turkey or ham purchase up to the face value of the gift check. Some recipients may choose not to purchase a ham or turkey product and that is allowed as well and the entire gift check amount should then be applied to the grocery purchase.

An official Holiday Gift check will have many security features to certify it is a valid business check. These are listed on the back of each check and include:

  • Micro Print “To the Order of” line: Small type that appears as a dotted line when photocopied
  • Line mark (watermark): Vertical rules appear when held up to light, does not appear when photocopied
  • Security Screen: Absence of “Original Document” verbiage on the back side of the gift check

Holiday Gift Checks are accepted nationwide at most grocery stores. We have included a list of some of the most popular US grocery stores as a guide. Each store does retain the right to determine if they accept any check. For your Canadian employees, Holiday Gift Check offers a Canadian Holiday Gift Check.

Have questions?

We are happy to answer additional questions or help facilitate processing!
Please call Holiday Gift Check Program at 630.986.5081.

or visit: www.giftcheckprogram.com

 

 

Where can I use my Holiday turkey or ham gift check?

 

Nationwide grocery stores and super stores that accept personal and business checks can redeem a holiday gift check. The entire amount of the gift check should be applied towards the grocery purchase. For your convenience provided below is a list of some of the national and regional grocery stores. The list is provided as a guide and does not include all national stores or state and local stores. This list cannot be guaranteed. *

Nationwide Grocery Stores and Chains

1.  Albertsons LLC – In addition to the parent company, includes:

  • Acme Markets
  • Carrs
  • Jewel-Osco
  • Lucky
  • Pavilions
  • Randalls
  • Tom Thumb
  • Safeway Inc.
  • Shaw’s and Star Market
  • United Supermarkets
  • Market Street
  • Vons

2.  Ahold Delhaize– including:

  • Food Lion
  • Hannaford
  • Giant-Carlisle
  • Giant-Landover
  • Stop & Shop

3. Kmart Super Center

4. SuperTarget

5. Schnucks

6. Walmart

7. Food Max   

8. Kroger -in addition to the parent company, includes:

  • Baker’s Supermarkets
  • City Market
  • Dillons Supermarkets
  • Food 4 Less
  • Foods Co.
  • Fred Meyer
  • Fry’s Food & Drug
  • Gerbes Super Markets
  • Harris Teeter
  • Jay C
  • King Soopers
  • Owen’s
  • Pay Less Super Markets,
  • QFC
  • Ralphs
  • Roundy’s
  • Ruler Foods
  • Scott’s
  • Smith’s

9. SuperValu Inc. – including;

  • Save-A-Lot Cub
  • Farm Fresh
  • Hornbacher’s
  • Shop ‘n Save
  • Shoppers

 

Regional Grocery Store Chains

Bashas’: Arizona, California
Big M: Pennsylvania, New York
Big Y Foods: Massachusetts, Connecticut
Brookshire Grocery Company: Arkansas, Texas, Louisiana
Super 1 Foods
Cost Cutters: New England
Food Depot: Georgia, North Carolina
Price Chopper
Red Apple
Save-On-Foods
C-Town: Northeastern US
Coborns: Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota
Compare Foods Supermarket: North Carolina, New York City,
New Jersey, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island
Crosby’s Marketplace: North Shore Boston area and east coast
Market Basket: Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Maine
Fairway Market: northern New Jersey, southern New York
Fareway: Iowa, South Dakota, North Dakota, Nebraska, Minnesota
Festival Foods: Minnesota, Wisconsin
FoodMaxx
Food Bazaar Supermarkets: Connecticut, New Jersey, New York
FoodFair: Kentucky, Ohio, West Virginia
Giant Eagle: Pennsylvania, Ohio, West Virginia, Maryland
Great Valu Markets:Delaware, Maryland, North Carolina, New Jersey,
Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia
Grocer’s Pride: Texas, Mississippi
H-E-B: Texas, Mexico
Haggen Food & Pharmacy: Oregon, Washington
Harp’s Market: Arkansas, Missouri, Oklahoma
Harvest Foods: Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington
Heinen’s Fine Foods Ohio, Illinois
Homeland: Kansas, Oklahoma, Georgia Kentucky, Tennessee, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois

Lowe’s Market: Texas, New Mexico
Mac’s Fresh Market: Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi
Mac’s Market: New Hampshire, New York, Vermont
Market Basket: New England, Texas, Louisiana, Indiana, Ohio
Martin’s Super Markets: Indiana, Michigan
McCaffrey’s: New Jersey, Pennsylvania
Meijer: Midwest
Met Foodmarkets: New York City, New Jersey, Massachusetts
Morton Williams: New York, New Jersey
Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage: Colorado, Utah, Wyoming, Idaho, Montana, Nebraska, Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma, Oregon, Texas, New Mexico, Arizona
Omni Foods: Massachusetts, New Hampshire
Piggly Wiggly
PJP Marketplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Preston-Safeway: Indiana, New York, Connecticut, Pennsylvania,
Vermont, Massachusetts, New Hampshire
PriceRite: Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maryland, New Jersey,
New York, New Hampshire, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Virginia
Publix: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia
Quality Foods: Georgia and South Carolina
Raley’s: California, Nevada
Ramey’s Marketplace: Mississippi, Alabama, and Louisiana
Ray’s Food Place: California, Oregon
Ridley’s Family Markets: Idaho, Nevada, Utah, Wyoming
Riesbeck Food Markets: Ohio, West Virginia
Pick ‘N Save: Ohio, Wisconsin
Robèrt Fresh Market: New Orleans, Louisiana
Rosauers: Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington
Rouse’s Supermarket: Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi
Save Mart Supermarkets: California, Nevada
Scolari’s Food and Drug: California, Nevada
Shaw’s and Star Market: New England
Shop ‘n Save: Pennsylvania, Ohio, West Virginia, Missouri, Illinois, Iowa
ShopRite: Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania
Southeastern Grocers: Southeastern US
BI-LO
Harveys
Winn-Dixie
Stew Leonard’s: Connecticut, New York
Strack & Van Til: Illinois, Indiana
Town & Country Food Market: Indiana; Illinois
Ultra Foods: Indiana; Illinois
Sunflower Farmers Market: Arizona, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, Texas, Utah

Sunfresh Market: Kansas, Missouri
Super One Foods: Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan, North Dakota
Supremo Supermarket: New Jersey, Pennsylvania
The Fresh Grocer: Pennsylvania, Delaware
Thriftway Supermarkets: Delaware, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Kansas, Missouri
Tops: Pennsylvania, New York
United Grocery Outlet: Tennessee, North Carolina
Weis Markets: Pennsylvania, Maryland, New York, New Jersey, West Virginia
Save-a-Lot: Pennsylvania, New York
Wesselman’s: Indiana, Kentucky
Western Beef: New York City, New Jersey, Florida
WinCo Foods-Arizona: California, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon, Texas, Utah, Washington
Woodman’s: Food Market-Illinois, Wisconsin
Affiliated Food Stores: Texas panhandle, Oklahoma, Kansas, New Mexico,
Colorado, Arizona, Wyoming
Affiliated Foods Midwest: Colorado, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska,
North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Wisconsin
Great Value: Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, North Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia
FoodLand Supermarkets: Kentucky, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia
Foodtown: New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania
Fred Meyer: Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Alaska

* This list is provided as a guide and is only a partial list. It does not include state and local grocery stores and cannot be guaranteed. Stores have the right to accept or refuse any type of check.

Retailer Tips for Holiday Gift Checks

Thank you for taking the time to visit our website to find out more about the Holiday Gift Check Program. Following please find information about our program that will benefit you and your staff. You may have seen information on easy processing of the gift checks in Supermarket News and Progressive Grocer over the years.

For over 25 years the Holiday Gift Check Program has been providing companies with gift checks to distribute to their customers or employees, usually as a holiday gift or incentive. These checks allow the individual to purchase any brand turkey or ham plus any other items to complete their holiday meal.

Click here to view the US dollar Holiday Gift Check

Holiday Gift Checks are business checks; they should be handled as such and not cleared as a consumer check via an ACH transaction at the Point of Sale. It is a negotiable security that your stores will deposit with other business or payroll checks. They are guaranteed by the Holiday Gift Check Program and will be cleared through South Metro Federal Credit Union, Prior Lake, MN. Because this is an actual check and not a gift certificate/coupon, the individual redeeming it should be allowed to purchase other items in addition to their turkey or ham purchase up to the face value of the check. Some recipients may choose not to purchase a ham or turkey product and that is allowed as well and the entire gift check amount should be applied to the grocery purchase.

Valid checks will have many of the security features that you are already familiar with. These are listed on the back of each check and include:

  • MicroPrint “To the Order of” line: Small type that appears as a dotted line when photocopied
  • Line mark (watermark): Vertical rules appear when held up to light, does not appear when photocopied
  • Security Screen: Absence of “Original Document” verbiage on the back side of the gift check

If you have any additional questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact the Holiday Gift Check Program at 630.986.5081 for further information.