Giving Turkey & Ham Gift Checks- It became a tradition!
A meaningful corporate tradition – giving turkey gifts!
In 1989, Holiday Gift Check Program, the pioneers of the turkey gift check, began offering a convenient way for companies to thank employees and customers with the gift of a turkey, without the hassle of handing out frozen turkeys. Frozen turkey gifts have many limitations. The cost of delivery and keeping turkeys frozen is very costly, not mention the issue of getting frozen turkeys to traveling employees! The turkey Gift Check became an easy, budget friendly method for companies to continue to give the gift of a turkey, and help create that special memorable time with family and friends.
Giving turkey gift checks started 31 years ago!
Initially, the company was associated with a well-known turkey brand and recipients could only purchase that brand. At that time, customers placed orders through mail-in order forms because it was long before online e-commerce was available! In fact, many customers relied on receiving the Gift Check form in the mail as a reminder that the holidays were approaching and it was time to order their turkey Gift Checks.
A branded turkey gift check is only good for that one brand.
In the beginning, the Gift Check Program was associated with a specific turkey brand so stores would limit the turkey gift certificate purchases to just that turkey brand. Many customers began to express the need to give a gift all employees could use, and the necessity to have options to choose any favorite brand of turkey and other products such as a ham and grocery items.
In 2012 the Holiday Gift Check Program evolved with more flexibility.