Make Your Wellness Program More Appealing with Gift Cards

There’s a reason gift cards have been at the top of wish lists for the last 14 years—they’re desirable. Whether your goal is to increase program participation or attract new clients, gift card incentives can help you drive results.

 

When you work with us, you have access to 350+ of the most popular gift card brands. Our reward solutions make it easy to send and track gift cards in one free web portal—or integrate our gift card catalog into your app or platform.

Table of Contents

Why Gift Cards?
How We Keep Employees Engaged in Your Wellness Program
How to Create a Custom Reward Catalog
How Professionals Use Our Incentive Solutions
How We Keep Your Employee Information Safe
Wellness Case Study: Tango Card and Overcoming U
What Other Professionals Are Saying
Our Wellness Platform Recommendations
Support for You and Your Employees
Simplified, Easy Reporting
Products that Meet Every Business Need
Why Gift Cards?

To effectively attract employees and drive engagement, your corporate wellness program needs a powerful motivator. Here’s why gift cards are a win-win option.

People Like Having a Choice

When it comes to receiving rewards, people love having a choice. And the ability to choose is exactly what gift cards provide. Our reward catalog is filled with 350+ of the most popular gift card brands to ensure there’s something for every employee.

Gift Cards Offer Digital Advantages

Digital gift cards arrive instantly, making recipient satisfaction immediate. Plus, when you work with us, there’s no need to maintain spreadsheets or manually track data. Our built-in reports can be quickly downloaded at any time.

Gift Cards Are Budget Friendly

Another benefit comes down to budget. Because 100% of your budget goes to the reward—not to fees—gift cards are a budget-friendly solution. You don’t even need a large budget for your program to be successful. Many of our customers start out small.

Curious how gift cards stack up against other popular rewards? Visit our blog to compare.

How We Keep Employees Engaged in Your Wellness Program

When it comes to your wellness program, the reward experience you provide matters. Our goal is to help you attract employees and keep them coming back for more with digital gift cards. Here’s how our reward experience keeps your employees engaged.

 

350+ Popular Gift Card Options

With a reward catalog of 350+ of the most popular e-gift cards, there’s something for every employee.

Instant Delivery

Employees receive their e-gift cards instantly through email.

Streamlined Redemption

Respondents simply visit the website provided in their reward email and select the gift cards of their choice.

Top-Tier Recipient Support

We offer free support to your employees, so you’re not left fielding redemption questions.

How to Create a Custom Reward Catalog
Our global reward catalog is filled with 350+ of most popular gift cards brands, empowering you to build a custom reward catalog that takes your corporate wellness program to the next level. You can select specific brands that promote health and self-care—or choose a variety of brands across multiple categories.
Easy Delivery

Curious how our gift cards reach your employees? We offer a several incentive solutions that make gift card delivery easy. Reward Link®—our most popular incentive solution—makes it easy to send your employees a choice of gift cards instantly through email. We even offer a Wellness Reward Link with pre-selected gift card brands that focus on health and well-being.

Amazon Health & Wellness Vouchers

Similar to Amazon gift cards, we offer Amazon Health & Wellness Product Vouchers specifically for wellness-focused products that promote healthy living. Your employees can redeem their vouchers on everything from fitness apparel and exercise equipment to vitamins and cookbooks.

How Professionals Use Our Incentive Solutions

Gift cards are win-win incentives for employees—whether you’re the owner of a wellness platform, an insurance provider, or a professional at an enterprise organization. Here’s how customers are using our incentive solutions to easily deliver gift cards.

Wellness Platform Owners

Gift cards are the perfect way to add value to your wellness app or platform—and attract new customers! If you’re struggling to find an incentive product that’s supported by your proprietary platform and technology, our Rewards as a Service (RaaS) API is a great solution. Our API can help your company leverage automation by powering incentives in your existing app or platform.

Health Insurance Providers

Health insurance providers often come to us looking for two things: an incentive solution they can integrate into their in-house program or an incentive solution they can use to send stipends directly to employees in a group plan. We offer solutions for both:

  • Our Rewards as a Service (RaaS) API is a great solution for in-house wellness programs. It can help your company leverage automation by powering incentives in your existing app or platform.
  • Rewards Genius—our free, self-serve web portal—is the perfect solution for sending stipends to employees in a group plan. With Rewards Genius, you can easily order, send, and track incentives in one easy place.
Enterprise Organizations

We work with enterprise organizations across all industries searching for a solution to fulfill and track wellness incentives for employees. With Rewards Genius—our free, self-serve web portal—you can order, send, and track incentives in one simple place. Reward Link is our standard product offering in Rewards Genius, and for good reason! With Reward Link, you can quickly and easily send employees a choice of the most popular gift cards, instantly through email. Our email templates can be fully customized with your company’s branding and messaging.

Learn more about our reward solutions here.

How We Keep Your Employee Information Safe

When it comes to data security, you can trust us to meet your compliance requirements. When you work with us, your data will always be processed securely. In fact, we work with hundreds of companies to fulfill digital wellness incentives, using only the names and email addresses required to deliver rewards.

  • We’re PCI compliant
  • We’re GDPR compliant
  • We can execute HIPPA BAAs specific to name and email address
  • We have a standard HIPPA sub-BAA ready to go that’s specific to names and email addresses.

 

Join the hundreds of other companies that work with us to fulfill digital wellness incentives.

Wellness Case Study: Tango Card and Overcoming U

Overcoming U is a boutique wellness firm that provides health and well-being courses to employees at companies of all sizes. With its easy-to-use learning management system, Overcoming U can reach all employees, regardless of their location, shift, or work environment. With seven individual courses—ranging from financial well-being to resilience building—employees learn how to build heathier lifestyles.

Challenges

Overcoming U provides four- and six-week courses that employees must complete in the allotted time. A challenge it faces is getting employees to participate and complete the full course. “When my clients provide gift card incentives to employees, the completion rate increases dramatically,” explains Heather Sayers Lehman, CEO of Overcoming U.

Before working with Tango Card, Heather’s clients offered physical gift cards, which presented challenges. “It was time consuming, as well as a major security issue to protect the financial investment,” she explains. In addition, there were times when the employee experience suffered.

“Because we offer customer service, we played the middleman for employees with gift card issues—even though we were unable to directly help them. It was a disappointing experience for employees to be handed off to someone else.”

 

Overcoming U’s Solution

By using our digital incentive solutions, Overcoming U has streamlined the delivery of rewards and improved its recipient experience.

Rewards Genius®

Leveraging Rewards Genius—our free, self-serve web portal—Overcoming U started independently ordering, sending, and tracking e-gift cards in one easy place.

Reward Link®

Using Reward Link, our most popular incentive solution, Overcoming U sends many employees a choice of gift cards instantly through email.

350+ Popular E-Gift Cards

With over 350 e-gift cards to choose from, Overcoming U builds reward catalogs that excite the employees it serves. “They love getting to choose,” explains Heather.

Customer Support

Our support teams offer assistance to both Overcoming U and its recipients, so Heather isn’t left fielding redemption questions or troubleshooting technical issues.

 

The Value of Working with Tango Card

Here’s what Heather has found to be most valuable in our partnership.

Program Engagement

“We see a much higher completion rate with gift card incentives. Our clients also receive more positive feedback from employees, who no longer have to visit an HR office to pick up a gift card. Their employees love getting to choose their gift card versus being assigned a specific type.”

Time Saved

“We save our clients a tremendous amount of time and hassle by helping them avoid a constant revolving door of employees coming to pick up their gift cards. Because we handle all of the customer service for employee questions and confusion, they can be hands off through the entire process.”

Overcoming U’s Results

Here’s what Heather has found to be most valuable in our partnership.

Completion Rate

The industry average for an open online course is 10%. Overcoming U’s completion rate is:

Overcoming U offers $25 direct incentives and a weekly drawing worth the same value.

Administrative Improvements

While working with Tango Card, Overcoming U has experienced the following improvements:

  • Reduction in time spent managing and fulfilling rewards
  • Happier reward recipients
  • Faster reward delivery

“We have become a one-stop shop for our clients. Not only do we provide marketing collateral, sign-up platform, learning management system, and customer service, we also provide incentive distribution. HR and benefits professionals are extremely busy, and we streamline the process,” explains Heather.

This case study featuring Overcoming U is based on a customer survey we distributed in October 2020 through TechValidate, a third-party research service.

What Other Professionals Are Saying

We make it easy for wellness professionals to fulfil and deliver gift card incentives. Here’s why they choose to work with us.

“We reward our employees for completing certifications, specialized training, and customer satisfaction scores. Tango Card makes it faster to reward our staff and offers them flexibility to choose what cards they want. It has been a great resource for us. We have loved this value.”

—Dan Luthi, Accounting Director, Ignite Spot Accounting

“We provide health and well-being courses for employers. Employees take the courses and earn a digital gift card as their incentive for completing the course. Tango Card helps me offer something that my clients (municipalities and school districts) would not be able to fulfill. I offer card fulfillment as part of our client satisfaction so they do not have to distribute.”

—Heather Lehman, CEO, Overcoming U

“Love being able to give our employees the option to choose their gift.”

—Cassie Gardner, Human Resources Manager, Brebeuf Jesuit Preparatory School

From saving time and money to improving engagement and customer experiences—here’s why our customers work with us.

Of the surveyed professionals that work with us, 88% have saved time and 68% have saved money.

Our Wellness Platform Recommendations

Curious where to start when it comes to wellness platforms? You can use Rewards Genius—our free, self-serve web portal—to manage rewards or work with one of our partners below. These providers offer a variety of options to help you incentivize employee wellness with our gift card.

Support for You and Your Employees

Our support team isn’t just available to you, it’s available to your employees too. We’re happy to provide support to all your gift card recipients, so you’re not left fielding redemption questions or troubleshooting technical issues.

Simplified, Easy Reporting

When you work with us, there’s no need to maintain spreadsheets or tracking documents. We offer simplified, easy reporting in one free dashboard. You can pull data for a single employee or view reports at a company or department level. Our web portal was built with you and your workflow in mind to ensure any reports and tracking stay organized with minimal effort.

Products that Meet Every Business Need

Our incentive solutions put wellness professionals like you in control. Ultimately, you decide when and how incentives are sent to employees. We offer multiple solutions to meet different business needs. Keep in mind, there isn’t a single way to use our reward solutions—and there’s no right or wrong answers. Below is an overview of our reward-delivery solutions that help our customers build the best corporate wellness programs.

Reward Genius®

Rewards Genius is a free web portal for managing rewards and incentives programs. In this self-serve portal, you can:

  • Order Reward Links, in bulk or one at a time, which are immediately delivered to recipients
  • Create custom email templates
  • Create and fund accounts, check balances, and view funding history
  • Manage user access and permission levels
  • Review order history and download reports
  • Resend rewards with the click of a button
Reward Link®

Reward Link is the standard reward offering in Rewards Genius, and for good reason. This gift of choice, which is our most popular option, gives your employees a wide selection of desirable gift cards. With Reward Link, you can instantly send rewards to the inboxes of your customers on an email template that’s branded with your logo and messaging.

Rewards as a Service (RaaS®) API

To directly integrate rewards within your internal systems, your development team may be interested in an API integration. Our API is built to power rewards and incentives in apps and platforms. It contains multiple methods to support simple reward automation or platform-wide implementation. With our API, you can:

  • Access our catalog of 350+ e-gift cards, prepaid cards, and donations
  • Have us send your e-gift cards on branded email templates or deliver them within your user interface
  • Use our catalog, which contains descriptions, disclaimers, reward images, and other brand details
  • Access order history, track email delivery, and resend rewards
Software as a Service Integrations

With RG Integrate, you can send and automate rewards in the systems you’re already using. We can integrate Rewards Genius with your CRM, MAS, and task automator to drive results. We already have native integrations with Salesforce, Qualtrics, and Zapier.