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September 16, 2002
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This showcase has dozens of ideas, from lattes to aromatherapy to perfect-for-anyone gift cards and customized music. All of it can be tailored for your budget and your employees’ preferences. There’s no reason not to start saying thanks—right now. 

Bath & Body Works
Eddie Bauer
OC Tanner Company
MTM Jostens Recognition
Universal Music Group
Bennett Brothers, Inc.
JC Penny


Bath & Body Works

Bath & Body Works
7  Limited Parkway East
Reynoldsburg, OH 43068
P: (800) 688-7075
F: (614) 856-7913

Give the gift of well-being

    As a business leader, you’re always looking for new ways to reward top clients and associates. Bath & Body Works has created a corporate incentives program that just may be the perfect solution: Bath & Body Works Gift Certificates. They’re a wonderful way to personalize your incentives program.

    Bath & Body Works Gift Certificates allow their recipients to choose what’s right for them—from personal care to home fragrance in the colors and scents they prefer. There aren’t many gifts that do that. Giving Bath & Body Works Gift Certificates will reassure the recipients that their company recognizes and values their efforts. With over 1,600 stores nationwide, you can be sure that when you give our gift certificates, they’ll be put to good use. Everything in our stores is fresh and forever evolving to fit our customers’ lifestyles.




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Eddie Bauer

Eddie Bauer
PO Box 97000 Redmond, WA 98073-9700
P: (800) 233-4174
F: (425) 755-4476

Inspired Incentives

    At Eddie Bauer we know what it takes to motivate people. We also realize that recognition can be challenging during the busy fourth quarter rush. This fall, why not choose simplicity by choosing Eddie Bauer Awards and Incentives?

    Gift Cards and Award Certificates remove the stress of purchasing gifts for a wide range of tastes. They allow your employees, clients, and business partners to select from our classic clothes, gear, and great furnishings for the home.

    Wallet-sized Gift Cards are available in denominations of $25 and $50. Award Certificates are available in any amount from $5 to $500. For further convenience and flexibility, Eddie Bauer offers three easy ways to shop: online, in catalog, and in our 500-plus stores.

    Whatever the situation, Eddie Bauer Awards and Incentives fit the bill. After all, it’s about providing solutions that build your business. Let our experts help you manage your account, tell you about our discounts for larger orders, and offer valuable advice about how Eddie Bauer’s Gift Cards and Award Certificates can work for you.



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Starbucks Coffee Company
2401 Utah Avenue South
Seattle, WA 98134
P: (800) 611-1669
F: (800) 611-7790 

Starbucks Business Gifts and Rewards

Whether you want to say thanks, well done, congratulations, or let’s go team, the Starbucks Card is the perfect way to say it. And say it personally. It’s good for anything your clients, colleagues, or employees might like from  Starbucks. Anyway they may like it.

Perfectly simple

  • You load the card with any amount from $3 to $500
  • They use it to buy anything at Starbucks stores*,, or in the Starbucks Catalog
  • Then it can be reloaded for use again and again

Perfectly easy 

The Starbucks Card is easy to order, easy to use, and easy to love. Here are just a few reasons why:

  • Free shipping and discounts—saves you money
  • Attractive gift envelopes—makes a lasting impression
  • Convenience—recipients can use their card every day
  • Personalized messages for deliver to multiple recipients—available for card denominations over $10
  • Fast order processing—usually ships within 24 hours

Gift assortments, coffee samplers, tasty treats, and more
    Beyond what you’ll find in our retail stores, our business gifts offer tokens of appreciation in every size. Our seasonal and core assortments offer gifts for every occasion.
    Our business gift specialists and account representatives can help you put the finishing touches on your gift giving program, design a new one around your needs and help coordinate your gift list—no matter what the size. Call (800) 611-1669 or visit
    *The Starbucks Card is warmly welcomed at participating Starbucks locations. Visit the Store Locator at to learn more about participating locations.


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OC Tanner Company

O.C. Tanner Company
1930 South State Street
Salt Lake City, Utah 84115
P: (801) 486-2430
F: (801) 493-3017

Recognition Awards:
The O.C. Tanner Difference

    O.C. Tanner helps organizations create powerful recognition experiences that build commitment, pride and performance.

    By offering unmatched resources, thousands of name-brand recognition awards and the most sophisticated technology, O.C. Tanner can help create high-impact, meaningful recognition experiences for every person at your company.

  • For your company: Strategic alignment that helps tie recognition to corporate objectives
  • For your HR professionals: Powerful, simple recognition program administration and valuable print and web-based communication tools
  • For your managers: Effective award-presentation training tools
  • For your employees: The industry’s largest section of top-quality awards honoring service, performance, sales, safety, and other achievements

Thousands of Experts Create “The Recognition Experience” ™

    For more than 75 years, O.C. Tanner has helped companies around the globe tie their employees’ achievements to company goals during powerful recognition events. O.C. Tanner’s client care and support is unmatched.

  • • Offices located throughout North America—so local support is never far away
  • • Program administration is managed through state-of-the-art automated systems—ensuring the right people get the right awards at the right time
  • • More than 2,000 experts assure you of top quality awards and support

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Jostens Recognition

MTM Jostens Recognition
3405 S.E. 29th
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73115
P: (800) 324-5995
F: (405) 670-0619

Recognition…lifts the human spirit!

    Our team of professionals truly believes in the time-tested principle that Recognition…lifts the human spirit. We design and implement recognition programs that catch people doing the right things, honor significant performance and celebrate service milestones for many of the nations leading companies. Our recognition programs will impact your bottom line by strengthening your organizational culture and motivating your people to do great things.

About Us

    MTM Jostens Recognition is the largest and most diverse recognition awards manufacturer and distributor in North America. Our manufacturing capabilities are unmatched in the industry with in-house design and one-of-a-kind symbolic awards and fine jewelry. This, combined with our expert abilities in program administration is our primary focus. We have over 100 years of experience and expertise through craftsmen and artisans who have created world-class product including Olympic medals, Super Bowl Rings and fine custom jewelry for Corporate America. We are a one-stop-shop for everything from custom symbolic awards, complete recognition programs, incentive programs, spotlight awards and more.

There are many recognition companies out there—why MTM Jostens Recognition?

    Our pledge to you is to create a recognition program that … lifts the human spirit. This drives culture which in turn drives change and that adds to your bottom line. Our passion and focus is solely recognition. Our manufacturing capabilities make us the most unique and customer focused recognition company in the business. Our recognition consultants and customer service team are the finest in the industry. We are here to make a difference—let us show you how we can help drive your vision.



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Terryberry Company
2033 Oak Industrial Dr. NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49505
P: (800) 253-0882
F: (616) 458- 5292

Online recognition offers additional and innovative applications! was intended to be the ultimate e-solution to employee recognition! Offering a sleek and thorough medium of promotion, it remains an efficient, cost effective yet accurate method of program administration. Employees with Internet access consider to be a user-friendly, yet empowering procedure culminating in their personal award selection. But, the fact that everything was seamlessly interfacing electronically didn’t stop Terryberry from improving upon perfection.

    WWW. is sure to surpass the expectations of our customers worldwide! For those instances when only a hard copy will suffice, allows any award selection brochure to be downloaded and printed immediately facilitating the physical distribution of information at the touch of a button.

    Human resource professionals were the first to embrace online recognition, although they were certainly not to be the last. Savvy sales managers, trainers, and department heads have realized that accomplishments that get reinforced often get repeated. These middle managers were in need of a performance management tool that could be tied directly to desired company-wide outcomes such as increased sales or customer service. In addition to providing a continuous focus on organizational goals, a program was needed to emphasize the importance of each employee to the organization, and to influence their sense of loyalty while encouraging a supportive and engaging work environment. Introducing Points @ an online, maintenance-free employee motivation system perfect for employers of all sizes. As managers reward desired results by assigning predetermined points to efforts and outcomes, motivated employees accumulate and track their individual totals online while they pursue the award of their choice.

Management experts agree that employee recognition is an essential business decision while administrators insist that it be timely, cost efficient and effective. Terryberry is determined to offer you practically effortless, affordable and expedient ways to recognize your employees. Remember, employee recognition is not an expense—it is an investment in your company outcomes!

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Universal Music Group

Stuart Sullivan, Mgr. New Business
Universal Music Special Markets
825 Eighth Ave.
New York, NY 10019
P: (212) 333-8503
F: (212) 333-8503

Question: WHO WANTS
    A FREE CD???


    At Universal Music Group, the world’s largest recording label, we’re certain your employees and clients would love a free CD! So why not give them a CD from Universal as part of your next rewards program or promotion?

    When you work with Universal Music Group, you’re working with the music industry leader. Our family of labels includes Island/Def Jam, Interscope, Geffen, A&M, MCA, MCA Nashville, Mercury Nashville, Universal Records, Motown, Verve Music Group, and Universal Classics, among many others. No other recording company can offer the variety of recordings available from Universal!

    We offer a number of different options to make your next rewards program or promotion success!
    1. Universal’s Music Rewards: Rewards certificates are only $10.50 (redeemable for one CD or two cassettes) and at that price, this rewards program can fit into any budget. Recipients can choose from over 750 titles from the most popular musical genres including Rock and Pop, R&B, Country, Jazz, Blues, Classical, Easy Listening, Soundtracks, and even Holiday music.
    2. Custom Music Premiums: We manufacture custom CDs and cassettes for use as premiums and incentives. We’ll help you choose the best music and packaging design. You can even supply your own artwork!
    3. Custom Music Retail: Retailers are looking to music more than ever as an ancillary product line to help promote their brand. Placed by registers or check-out, custom music CDs and cassettes are ideal impulse items and can make a significant contribution to your bottom line.

    Call us today or visit our website to learn more about music rewards and promotions. We can even send you a brochure (pictured at right) lavishly adorned with stunning graphics and a FREE sampler CD! We think you’ll agree... Music is Universal.

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Bennett Brothers, Inc.

Bennett Brothers, Inc.
P: (800) 868-9132, Patrick McGonagle
F: (312) 621-1623

Choose-Your-Gift® Is the Perfect Award or Incentive

Certificate name: Choose-Your-Gift®

Denominations: $16, $21, $25, $30, $40, $50, $75, $100, $150, $200, $250, $500 and $1,000.

Redemption: Recipients select a gift card and complete the prepaid postcard with name, address and gift selection. Easy online gift redemption is also available at

Expiration: Choose-Your-Gift® books are not valid after three years from date of issue.

Services: Name brand products, excellent value, quality service, and prompt delivery. Choose-Your-Gift® books are perfect for gifts, awards, and incentives. Available in 13 price levels from $16 to $1,000. Each 12-page book is a personal catalog with over 50 fine quality brand name products from which to choose. Price includes catalog, gift and shipping. Gift books are sent with inner gift and outer mailing envelopes. Order by phone, fax, mail or online. Full refund or credit made for all returned books.

Customization: Your company name can be imprinted on the front cover or beneath the message inside for an additional $45.



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JC Penny

JCPenney Incentive Sales
9701 West Higgins Road
Rosemont, Illinois 60018-4717
P: (800) 832-4438
F: (847) 696-3194

The One Reward

    In today’s business environment, JCPenney Incentive Sales understands that motivation is an investment. Let our team help you with an award solution that ensures something for everyone and improves performance...exactly what we did for a well-known direct selling organization.
    Case Study: Our client is a premier direct seller of beauty products, skincare, make-up and perfumes. With headquarters and manufacturing in Europe, products are distributed and sold throughout the U.S.
    The Situation: Our client sought new ways to motivate U.S. performance through its widespread, ethnically diverse 13,000 independent beauty consultants, 70 percent of whom were female and 30 percent male. In addition to their offer of an incentive travel option, the challenge was to find a merchandise award program to fit the diverse audience.
    The Solution: We developed a program that provided an award option other than travel. Consultants were rewarded with JCPenney Gift Cards based on sales goals achieve at three different levels.
    The Award: The JCPenney Gift Card®—the one reward for every lifestyle—perfectly matched the diversity of the company’s U.S. based consultants. With over 300,000 products to choose from, JCPenney offers a full selection of awards including interior design services, optical, and portrait studios. Equally important, the awards could be obtained from over 1,700 stores and catalog centers, the JCPenney Catalog or online at
    The Outcome: The JCPenney Gift Card option was selected as the beauty consultants’ No. 1 Award Choice. Our client enjoyed the offer of a free JCPenney Catalog for each participant and the program’s ease of administration, ordering, and fulfillment.
    Contact: JCPenney Incentive Sales will help you discover the “one reward” that will drive performance improvement in your workforce. Call (800) 832-4438 or visit us at

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