Top Performers - July-August 2015

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Staff

Research supports the argument that in many situations, non-cash incentives are stronger motivators than cash. Non-cash rewards lock recipients into non-essentials, while cash tends to get lumped with the rest of one’s paycheck and goes toward groceries, utilities and other bills.

The rewards from our advertisers featured in this product review will help you move the needle and motivate your teams to hit their goals. Some may work well as incentives offered in a structured program while others may be best utilized as spot rewards when you catch workers in the act of exceeding expectations.

The contacts listed with each write-up are happy to answer your questions about incentive use and provide insights on how their products have been used in past programs.

Speaking of driving performance, watch for our cover feature on the “wow factor” of incentive travel in our September/October issue.

 

Rewards that motivate

Power up your incentive program or bring some instant excitement to an incentive travel program with Fujifilm’s fun and exciting Instax cameras. These cameras will bring instant one-of-a-kind memories to all. Five shooting modes and four brightness adjustments make it easy to alter shooting settings. For more information about how Fujifilm can maximize your incentive program, call 800-869-8600, ext. 535809 or email incentives@fujifilm.com.

Give the gift of great taste!

Whoever the person, whatever the dining experience, we have the restaurant. When you need to reward or incent a group with many different tastes, think Darden. From salad and breadsticks to Wild Alaskan halibut, we have six distinguished and diverse restaurants on one card. You pick the experience. For more information, contact Gift Card Services at 800-642-7336, email Corporateorders@darden.com or visit www.darden.com/giftcardsales.

Give. Receive. Results.

Buy, send and redeem SuperCertificate® REWARDS from the GCIncentives online platform. SuperCertificate® REWARDS let your recipients choose gift cards from over 200 top brands. GCIncentives provides complete end-to-end service for ordering, distributing and tracking your rewards. It’s easy for you to motivate and recognize every employee, salesperson and customer. Call 877-737-0200
or visit gcincentives.com to order or get more details.

PowerShot SX530 HS

Whether the perfect shot is up close or seemingly out of reach, your award recipients will capture it beautifully thanks to the amazing 50× zoom power of the PowerShot SX530 HS camera. Features like Intelligent IS and zoom framing assist help capture scenes beautifully so you get steady and focused shots, even when zoomed in all the way. Built-in Wi-Fi and NFC connectivity provide easy wireless sharing. For more information, contact Canon Special Accounts at 866-50-CANON or visit usa.canon.com/corporategifts.com.

Hanover Adirondack chair

The Hanover Outdoor Adirondack Chair was created with eco-friendly, all-weather materials with a strong construction and protective treatment that results in long-lasting comfort and function year after year. With comfort and durability in mind, the back of this Adirondack chair is shaped into a gentle horizontal curve on the back with a seat specially contoured to provide the utmost in comfort. Truly built to last, no painting, staining, waterproof treatment, or other maintenance necessary! For more details, contact Eric Anderson at PMC/Almo (eanderson@almo.com) at 262-203-5440 or visit pmc.almo.com.

A menu for success

Make your next sales incentive or business gift sizzle with the redesigned Omaha Collection certificate program from Omaha Steaks. The program has 10 price levels, co-branding options and standard shipping included! Call 800-228-2480 or email B2B@OmahaSteaks.com for more details, or visit OmahaSteaksB2B.com.

Kohl’s gift cards

Share your love for amazing style, incredible savings and easy shopping — all wrapped up into one gift card. With a Kohl’s gift card, your recipients get more for every dollar while saving on great brands. Plus, gift cards are accepted in store and online, and they never expire. For more information, contact Jennifer Fraedrich at 262-703-6896 or email jennifer.fraedrich@kohls.com, or visit kohls.com/corpgiftcard.

Nikon digital SLR

The Nikon D3300 makes it fun and easy to capture and share life’s meaningful moments in all the beauty they deserve: The camera produces stunning 24.2-megapixel photos and 1080p full HD videos with tack-sharp details, vibrant colors and softly blurred backgrounds. A great reward for top performers. For more information, call 631-547-4343 or visit nikonusa.com/rewards.

Create the sales lift you need

Most incentive programs motivate only the top 20 percent of salespeople, but the reality is your biggest lift and highest potential comes from your other 80 percent. When you need to increase sales quickly, focus on driving participation and sales from 100 percent of your sales team with GoalQuest®. Learn more and download a free eBook, “Driving Performance with Self‑Selected Goals,” at SalesandMarketing.com/GoalQuest.

Shell gift cards

The Shell gift card continues to be the one of the most requested cards for all types of reward and recognition programs for customers and employees. There are more than 14,000 Shell stations throughout the U.S. Ask about the new Corporate Reloadable Program. For details, call Jim Atten of Royal Performance Group at 888-743-5504 or email j.atten@rpgglobal.com, or visit buyshellgiftcards.com.

Flexible travel certificates 

Travelink, American Express Travel’s custom Gift of Travel Certificates are a fully-managed travel incentive program offering no blackout dates, flexible to use for travel anywhere in the world, and for any travel type such as cruise, flights and ground transportation. For more information, visit Travelink.com/GOT or call 888-261-5521.

Give rewards they’ll remember

Best Buy® gift cards turn rewards into technology your team will love long after their gift card is spent. Plus, you’ll love the volume discounts, no program fees and customizable fulfillment options. For more information, call 877-370-1234, e-mail CorporateGiftCards@BestBuy.com, or visit CorporateGiftCards.BestBuy.com.

Gasoline gift cards

SVM offers a variety of gasoline gift card brands, redeemable at a combined total of more than 50,000 gas stations throughout the U.S. Brands include 76, BP, Chevron, Conoco, ExxonMobil, Phillips 66, Sunoco and Texaco. To learn more, contact Jim Speir at 877-300-4SVM, email jim.speir@svmcards.com or visit SVMCards.com.

Tumi Corporate Collection

Since 1975, Tumi has been creating world-class business and travel essentials, designed to upgrade, uncomplicate and beautify all aspects of life on the move. Designed in America for global citizens everywhere. There is a style and price point for any incentive program. Contact Tumi Special Markets at 800-669-3181 or visit TumiSpecialMarkets.com.