Merchandise & Travel

If you prefer to let the recipient have a little fun and choose their own rewards that they’ve earned, offering merchandise or travel options in an online rewards center is an excellent option. Brand-name merchandise that the recipient is sure to know and love is updated regularly, as well as the domestic or international travel options that they will never forget. Whether your program is points-based or cash-based, we can customize your rewards center to suit either option, and we’ll do all of the planning and ordering for you. Also, the quantity of items offered and frequency of updates is entirely up to the specific needs of your organization – No more one-size-fits all catalogs.

When choosing merchandise for a program, selecting today’s hottest items is a critical component of a program’s success. If your program recipients would like to see more or less of a certain product, or you simply have a request to add a must-have product, we’ll gladly make the update to ensure we’ve included merchandise options for everyone. No matter the demographic of your recipients, there are merchandise options for everyone.

Some of the most popular merchandise items include:

  • Tablets
  • Home theater systems
  • Small appliances
  • Fitness and sports equipment
  • Jewelry
  • Housewares, and so much more.

In addition to offering merchandise items, program recipients always enjoy a luxurious getaway; this is why we love to include travel options as a reward. Most getaway rewards include airfare for 2, hotel accommodations, and tickets to a nearby attraction.

Here are just a few of the popular getaways we’ve planned for our clients:

  • New York City
  • Asheville, NC
  • Las Vegas, NV
  • An Alaskan Cruise
  • Miami, FL
  • The Masters
  • The Super Bowl
  • Golf Resorts in CA
  • Napa Valley
  • San Francisco
  • Disney World

The online rewards center can feature as little or as many of these exciting rewards as you would like. The standard catalog includes between 25-50  merchandise and getaway options, and there’s always room for more. It can also be updated annually, quarterly or even monthly depending on how quickly the product styles or models change.

Another popular and recommended option to keep the program interesting is to offer a quarterly prize – a giveaway or aspirational merchandise. Not only can the recipients earn standard rewards, but they will also earn additional chances to win this special prize. It can either be a random drawing of all qualified submissions or a prize given to the top performer. This type of incentive keeps the momentum going while offering a monumental reward.

Successful quarterly giveaways and getaways include:

  • Big Screen TVs
  • Large Appliance Packages
  • Build-Your-Own Electronics Packages*
  • Caribbean Cruises
  • Design-Your-Own Dream Vacation Packages*
  • Prepaid Debit Cards

Offering merchandise and travel options to your employees or customers is another way to make your program unique and to keep them coming back for more. Not only does this benefit them, but it also keeps your brand top-of mind because everyone will be talking about the amazing rewards they’ve earned through your program.

Type Cost Brand Affinity Company Convenience Customer Convenience
Reloadable Debit Cards Low High Med/High Highest
Prepaid Debit Cards Lowest Medium High High
Virtual Debit Cards Low/Lowest Low High Low/Med
Merchandise and Travel Varies Med/High Medium Varies
Checks Medium Low Medium Low/Med