Our gift certificates are a better buy than Butterball® or Norbest® turkey gift certificates:
More value for the money with our certificates: For the same amount of money a customer can usually get a larger turkey with our program. This is because with ours you can take advantage of lower prices when retailers offer them on sale during the holidays. For example, our $15 certificate could get a 15-19 lbs turkey at expected Nov-Dec feature prices of $.79 to $.99/lb, or even larger if feature prices are lower, as they often are. And our combo turkey-or-ham certificates offer more flexibility for your employees.
Butterball's higher prices mean we provide more turkey for the money: Butterball turkeys are usually the highest priced of the popular brands. Other less expensive brands are usually on sale more often, and at lower prices. The bigger the difference between these sales prices and Butterball prices the greater our value advantage becomes. For example, if the Butterball turkey is sold at $1.49 in the supermarket (a typical price for Butterball), a $15 certificate would only get a 10 lb turkey compared to our 15-19 lbs or more.
Norbest maximum weights mean we provide more value for your money: The Norbest turkey only certificate, instead of having a maximum dollar value like ours, has a maximum weight limit. This does not allow you to take advantage of lower prices when turkeys are on sale. For example, $15-$16 would only get a Norbest certificate good for a turkey up to 10-12 lbs compared to our 15-19 lbs.
Following are other comparisons of our program with those of our competitors:
|PFR Corporate Gifts, Inc. gift certificates:||
Butterball® gift checks:
|Norbest® gift certificates:|
|Gift Certificates offered:||•Turkey (whole bird or breast)
•Choice of Turkey or Ham
|Turkey (any turkey product)||
•Turkey (whole bird only, by weight)
•Turkey, Ham, or Vegetables ($ off)
|Brands accepted:||Any brand - always||Butterball only||Norbest, or any brand if Norbest is unavailable|
|Where accepted:||Any U.S. supermarket||Only supermarkets carrying Butterball||Any U.S. supermarket|
|Type of certificate:||Coupon||Check||Coupon|
|Certificate maximum values:||Any amount $10 to $30 (Prefered by supermarkets; fewer redemption problems)||Any amount up to $50
Turkey only certificate; sold by weight of turkey 10-24 lbs (Confusing to supermarkets; more redemption problems)
• Turkey: sold by weight of turkey
(Confusing to supermarkets; more redemption problems)
• Turkey/Ham/Vegetables: your choice of dollar amount in $5 increments
|Payment methods:||Credit cards, check, or 30-day terms||Company check only||Credit cards, check|
|Lead time - Credit card orders:||Always within 1 business day (often same day)||Do not accept credit cards||Have to wait for payment to clear before they start to get the order processed as per their service center.|
|Lead time - Orders paid by check:||Always ship within 1 business day (with a phone call)||Must wait several days for check to arrive, then 7-10 days more to process order||Have to wait for the check to arrive in their office and the funds to clear before they will start to process the oder as per their serice center.|
|Lead time - Orders on account:||Always ship within 1 business day (often same day). No minimum order size||Do not offer credit;
must pay by check
|Do not offer terms, must pay by check or credit card|
|Credit terms:||Net 30 days||Butterball does not offer credit; must pay by check||Do not offer terms, must pay by check or credit card|
|Tax implications*:||Non taxable;
May qualify for IRS de minimis exclusion
|Taxable as income to the recipient; Does NOT qualify for IRS de minimis exclusion||
May qualify for IRS de minimis exclusion
|Personalized customer service:||Always give the personal touch, (Gift certificates are all we do!)||Big corporation (Gift checks a small portion of the business)||Big corporation (Gift certificates a small portion of the business)|
*Talk to your tax attorney to see how the IRS de minimis exclusion applies in your particular circumstances.
Butterball® is a registered trademark of Butterball, LLC.
Norbest® is a registered trademark of Norbest, Inc.
We try to be fair in our comparisons. The information above is what is currently available on the respective companies' websites.