Awards Network

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Awards Network offers employee incentive programs to help companies reward workers. Employers can choose between a gift program and two points programs. Awards Network offers gifts from several well-known brands, and it ships them for free within the 48 contiguous United States. Depending on which program you choose, it can take 10 to 30 days to get started.

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Brand-name rewards
  • In business for over 65 years
  • Free shipping across the Lower 48
Cons
  • Programs take time to set up
  • Points programs have fees

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Salisbury, MD

... Using the program is easy but takes time getting used to. I find the tasks to be bearable and they become easy. You just have to be patient ... The value is wonderful. Everyth...

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Verified
Indianapolis, IN

Customer service and the variety of programs was very good. ... I thought it was very worthwhile. ... The value was very good, too. I actually ended up earning rewards which helpe...

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What is Awards Network?

Awards Network provides employee incentives for businesses of all sizes. The company has been in business for over 65 years and boasts clients such as Russell Stover, McDonald’s, Marriott and General Electric.

Awards Network consults with you to develop program materials that match your business’s needs and employees. It also provides account management and customer service teams to aid the process.

The company offers gift rewards from major brands, including:

  • Canon
  • BISSELL
  • Fitbit
  • Starbucks
  • Apple
  • Samsung

There are also more than 100 trip and gift card options.

How does Awards Network work?

Awards Network starts by working with you to customize a rewards website and program materials. Once the program is set up and working, you can notify your employees through messages of congratulations or thanks. Depending on the plan you choose, notifications can be physical or digital, though physical notices cost extra.

Once an employee receives their notification, they can peruse the awards catalog to choose a gift from the thousands of options available. Awards Network then ships it directly to the employee’s home.

Awards Network programs

Awards Network offers three programs:

  • The Gift Program allows you to reward employees for an achievement or another milestone with a custom presentation piece and a gift at a price point you set. The program includes a custom redemption website, your choice of four personalized presentation materials and automated anniversary reminders. The Gift Program doesn’t require upfront payment, and there are 15 levels of gift price ranges.
  • The Basic Points Program allows you to award points to individuals or entire departments for accomplishing goals. These points can be redeemed for awards listed in the gift catalog. This plan includes a custom point tracking website, instant or auto point posting, promotional emails and a manager portal.
  • The Deluxe Points Program also lets you reward individuals or departments with points. However, it adds interactive features that encourage collaboration and boost engagement. It comes with a custom website, multiple point posting methods, custom reporting and an all-inclusive manager portal.

Each program also includes free shipping to the 48 contiguous U.S. states, a dedicated support team, email communication and other standard features.

How much does Awards Network cost?

Your cost depends on the options you choose, but Awards Network doesn't list many specific prices on its website.

  • The Gift Program has a price range of $25 to $3,500 for individual gifts.
  • Points programs range in price from $20 to $6,000 for individual gifts.

There are also one-time website setup fees for both points programs and a quarterly fee for Deluxe Points. Physical award notifications and shipping outside of the 48 contiguous states cost extra as well.

Awards Network FAQ

Does Awards Network charge for shipping?

Shipping within the 48 contiguous United States is free with Awards Network. If you’re shipping outside that area, the company works with you to find a cost-effective solution.

Does Awards Network have a minimum order requirement?

There’s no minimum order requirement with Awards Network, so you can send awards as often as you like.

How long does it take to join Awards Network?

Your setup time depends on which program you join. For the Gift Program, setup can be complete in 10 days. The Basic Points and Deluxe Points programs take between 12 and 30 days to set up, though.

What size businesses does Awards Network work with?

Awards Network works with businesses of all sizes.

Is Awards Network worth it?

Awards Network offers a viable way to reward and incentivize employees in your organization. It has a variety of gift options in its catalog, and employees can choose their own rewards from the options you select. It’s worth making sure that you can afford its fees and other costs before you commit to working with Awards Network, though.

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    Reviewed Jan. 11, 2017

    The customer comes first. You must address them, be friendly, and help them as best as possible. You want to ensure the customer is happy and here we have never had an upset customer. Using the program is easy but takes time getting used to. I find the tasks to be bearable and they become easy. You just have to be patient and practice. The variety of programs is on the better side of decent. There are many programs available to help people. Also there is many company friends that provide a variety of aid and feedback. The value is wonderful. Everything is at an affordable price and benefits are top notch. The perceived value ranges from 600 dollars to 6000 dollars.

    StaffEase of UseProcess

    Reviewed Jan. 9, 2017

    The website was a great tool to discover new products being offered. Good variety of prizes and the point system to obtain the prizes was easy to understand. Many of my co-workers participated in the program and never had any issues. The service was very easy to use and the shipping of the products always was expedited. Can never complain when you get something for free when doing your regular job. The overall prizes were extraordinary for the amounts you had to obtain them. Glad my company used the service. Hopefully more companies will use the service.

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      Customer ServicePriceStaffEase of UseProcess

      Reviewed Jan. 8, 2017

      Customer service and the variety of programs was very good. I could pick and choose and still feel as if I gained a lot by being a part of the program. I thought it was very worthwhile. The website and other devices they have to help you are easy to use and lead you through whatever process is before you. The value was very good, too. I actually ended up earning rewards which helped with our finances. I would recommend highly for all businesses to offer their employees. It is great.

      Customer ServiceStaffEase of Use

      Reviewed Jan. 6, 2017

      I was very happy with the variety of options and incentives available. There was always at least one for any situation or circumstance. Overall, the programs offers good value. I ended up feeling like I definitely got more out of it than I put into it, which is a rarity in today's society. Customer service staff were friendly, knowledgeable, and were always there to answer my questions. They did so in a manner that was courteous and professional. Clear and concise, the program is straightforward enough to appeal to a variety of users. I would definitely recommend based on ease of use alone.

      PriceEase of Use

      Reviewed Dec. 29, 2016

      Thought that customer service was prompt and friendly the few times I needed it. The rewards were very rewarding. There was a decent amount and various kinds and levels of rewards, but truthfully I had very low expectations going in. The value was decent though you wish it was a little more selective or expanded more than it did over the time I participated. I don't really miss having one to be honest. Seemed a little hard to use at first, like the interface was built by a B team but once you got the hang of it it was passable, but I feel like it had more potential.

      Online & AppStaffEase of Use

      Reviewed Aug. 22, 2016

      It was very easy to redeem my rewards. I had no issues at all and found that it was a great way for my employer to show their recognition. I feel like it is easy to use and had no problems at all. I feel that there is a large selection of rewards to choose from. I enjoyed being able to really take my time to decide on a reward that was right for me. It was way better than a coffee mug that said "#1 employee" for sure. I think that being able to choose from so many different rewards really gives this program an added value. With something for everyone you can really find something that you will enjoy. The site is very intuitive and I really had a great time looking into all of the different options. It was really easy to go from one option to the next and compare what was available. It really made making my decision a lot easier.

      StaffEase of UseProcess

      Reviewed Aug. 8, 2016

      The process of cashing in on my reward points was very easy to complete. There was a wonderful variety of items from which to make a selection. The variety is amazing. It is quite difficult to choose which item(s) to select. As such, it motivates a significant number of employees to perform and/or complete tasks to earn more points in order to obtain those highly desired items.

      The value of the program lies in the ability to motivate employee performance and behavior. Additionally, the program has a positive impact on employee morale. Personal discussion in the workplace is now centered on the program (who wants what, who received what, how they earned it, etc.). In an office full of women, this has cut down on negative, idle gossip as dialogue on the new program is positive and fun. The program is incredibly easy to use, even for employees who do not possess a high degree of computer skill or experience. Personally, I've found it easy to use. Additionally, I have not heard anyone state they were having trouble using the program.

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      Awards Network Company Information

      Company Name:
      Awards Network
      Formerly Named:
      2700 Monroe Street La Porte
      City:
      La Porte
      State/Province:
      IN
      Postal Code:
      46350
      Country:
      United States
      Website:
      www.awardsnetwork.com