12 Co-Branded Gift Cards That Make Great Business Gifts

12 Co-Branded Gift Cards That Make Great Business Gifts

Tis the season for giving, and whether you are looking for an appropriate gift for employees or clients, gift cards work well. They’re more useful than than company engraved paper weight, can drive sales, and are low cost to send via snail mail — or no cost if sending as an e-gift card.

The downside? They can come off as a little impersonal. But a number of companies offer customization and even co-branding services in the design of their gift cards. Taking advantage of these opportunities can give your gifts a personalized touch.

1. Starbucks Co-Branded Cards

Starbucks Co-Branded CardStarbucks has a number of tasteful, pre-designed gift cards. Just add your company logo, a custom message if you’d like, and set the card value. The minimum order quantity is 100.

BONUS: There is a fairly quick turnaround on these — at most 8 business days plus shipping time.

2. Dunkin Donuts Design-Your-Own Gift Card

Dunkin Donuts customized gift cardMore of a Dunkin’ Donuts fan? You can do something similar with Dunkin Donuts gift cards: just add your logo, custom message if you want, and set the starting value. There is no minimum order quantity, and each gift card comes with a greeting card that you can personalize.

3. Cabela’s

Cabela's Corporate Co-branded Gift CardsAre your employees/customers into the great outdoors? Cabela’s covers fishing, hunting, camping and more. Setup and customization fees can apply when co-branding gift cards with them, unless your cards meet a certain sales volume.

4. Amazon.com (e-gift cards only)

Amazon.com Custom Gift CardYou can customize Amazon.com e-gift cards with your own brand and message, then have the gift cards sent to your list via email.

5. Barnes & Noble

Barnes & Noble Co-branded Gift CardsBarnes & Noble offers physical gift cards than can be co-branded, featuring seasonal and more all-occasion designs. The minimum order quantity is 10, and each comes with a matching customization “carrier” (a.k.a. greeting card).

BONUS: Barnes & Noble boasts a “speedy turnaround for those last minute gifts.”

6. American Express

American Express Co-branded Gift CardYou can order co-branded prepaid American Express cards. The cards can be delivered directly to recipients in customized cards or letters.

7. Mastercard

MastercardProduction of co-branded pre-paid Mastercard reward cards takes only 5-8 business days. The cards have varying levels of customization available, and one-time setup fees vary accordingly.

8. VISA

VISA co-branded gift card

Choose from over 1000 designs or upload design featuring your brand for pre-paid VISA incentive cards. There are no setup fees, however, each card costs $5.95. That price goes down if you order more than 11 cards.

BONUS: There is no order minimum and a personalized greeting card is included with each gift card.

9. Meijer

Meijer Co-branded gift cardYou can give gift cards for grocery chain Meijer. Co-branding is available when you order 5,000+ cards.

10. Texas Roadhouse

Texas Roadhouse custom gift cardsTexas Roadhouse gift cards can be sent as physical cards or as e-gift cards, and both formats are customizable.

BONUS: If you order $1,000+ in gift cards, you get a 10% discount.

11. Outback Steakhouse

Outback Steakhouse Custom Gift CardOutback Steakhouse offers customizable gift cards as well.

BONUS: Order $1,000+ in gift cards and discounts apply.

12. Subway

Subway Co-branded gift cardsCo-branding is available for orders of 10 or more gift cards from Subway.

BONUS: Orders of up to 1,000 gift cards can be processed “in as few as 7 business days.”

13. Your Business

If you offer a product or service that your own employees and/or customers can purchase directly from you, it might work best to give gift cards that feature your brand, and your brand only. There are many companies out there that offer 100% custom gift cards, and here a couple of them:

Custom Gift Cards

Custom Gift Cards for your business

PlasticPrinters.com offers standard sized gift cards, as well as some special options such as custom shapes. . .  PlasticPrinters.com custom shape gift card

. . . and clear plastic cards. . .

PlasticPrinters.com clear plastic gift cardsKnow of some other gift cards out there that offer co-branding? Please share by leaving a comment!

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