Rewards that Help in Stressful and Uncertain Times

Everyone is coping with new situations arising due to the outbreak of COVID-19 around the globe. Depending on your location, each day may bring changes to where you can shop, eat, and visit. Big-box and grocery-store aisles are bare at times while employees scramble to stock shelves and keep up with demand. We’ve also heard stories of people who spent an entire month of their grocery budget in one week to stock up, putting a strain on some workers’ finances. 

There are actions you can take now to engage your team. You’re likely already providing clear and frequent communication around expectations so that your employees know the company’s policies and their responsibilities. Now is also a great time to make sure your remote teams have the necessary tools to collaborate and to reinforce your reward programs by communicating how rewards can be used to help ease the stress of this uncertain time.

Keep Recognizing and Rewarding Your Team

This is the perfect time to recognize employees who are working hard to keep your business running smoothly and keep your customers happy. By acknowledging the dedication and hard work of your employees with work anniversary gifts or other forms of recognition, you can show your appreciation and motivate them to continue performing at their best. Gift cards can help employees ease the stress and burden of safe food and supplies shopping, while also helping to keep business moving.

What about company travel dollars that aren’t being used for events and recognition trips? Consider channeling those unused dollars into other types of rewards so achievements don’t wait months to be acknowledged. 

3 Reward Types for Right Now:

1. Local Food-Delivery Rewards

Give employees and customers a great meal and support local restaurants with food delivery. To help with food delivery, we’ve added two rewards to our catalog: Grubhub and DoorDash. We also already carried Uber gift cards, which are redeemable on the Uber Eats app for food delivery. Our full reward catalog features another new brand, Home Chef, along with 50 chain restaurants with various delivery options. See the list below for a full list of food and grocery delivery options.

These delivery apps are particularly good for supporting local restaurants.

2. Practical Reward Options

We offer grocery and big-box brands like Target and Walmart, which have delivery and pick-up order options. Additionally, our partners such as Amazon, Whole Foods Market and Safeway, offer grocery-delivery options, making it easier for reward participants to safely purchase and then pick up or deliver whatever they need. See the list below for all delivery options.

3. The Delivery Reward Link

We have put all our food and grocery delivery options into a new Reward Link. We’ve even sent a $50 Reward Link to all Tango Card employees to acknowledge their efforts to remain productive from home during this time. 

Full List of Food and Grocery Delivery Brands:
Bahama Breeze®
BJ's Restaurants
Bloomin' Brands
Bonefish Grill
Brinker International
Bubba Gump Shrimp Co.®
Buffalo Wild Wings®
California Pizza Kitchen, Inc
Caribou Coffee
Carrabba's Italian Grill
Claim Jumper Restaurant & Saloon®
Cold Stone Creamery®
Darden Restaurants, Inc.
Domino's Pizza
Dunkin' Donuts
Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar
Home Chef 
Jamba Juice
Kansas City Steak Company
Krispy Kreme® 
Legal Sea Foods
Levy Restaurants
Lobster Gram
Logan’s Roadhouse®
LongHorn Steakhouse®
McCormick & Schmick's
Morton's The Steakhouse
Olive Garden®
Outback Steakhouse
Panera Bread
Papa John's
Rainforest Cafe®
Red Robin
Ruby Tuesday
Saltgrass Steak House®
Seasons 52®
T.G.I. Friday's®
Taco Bell®
Texas Roadhouse
The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf®
Tony Roma's
Uno Chicago Grill
White House Black Market
Whole Foods Market®
Yard House


Contact your CSM or to add these brands to your catalog or begin your new reward program.

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