Points for Date Night: Steak and Chocolate Top Rewards Redemptions for Valentine's Day, says Maritz Motivation Solutions

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Maritz Motivation Solutions lists top gift rewards for Valentine’s Day on its RewardSphere™ online shopping site.

For consumers seeking a romantic Valentine’s Day, steak and chocolate are the top gift redemptions on Maritz Motivation Solutions RewardSphere™, the online shopping site for more than 180 rewards and incentive programs, according to Maritz Motivation Solutions.

Operated with the same tools and technology as an online retailer, RewardSphere is used by Maritz Motivation Solutions clients for consumer loyalty, credit card, employee recognition and sales incentive programs, in industries including hotels, airlines, pharmaceutical, automotive and financial services. Programs that feed into RewardSphere issue billions of points every year.    

RewardSphere featured a special Valentine’s Day collection of some of the best sellers and popular brands to encourage participants to share points for gifting. For the period from January 1 to February 1, the top three point redemptions on RewardSphere specifically for Valentine’s Day were for these items:

1.    Omaha Steaks filet mignon
2.    Godiva eight-piece gold ballotin
3.    Photo coasters

The top two female-oriented gifts were:
1.    Michael Kors women’s fragrance
2.    Guess heart necklace

The top two male-oriented gifts were:
1.    A personalized ballpoint pen
2.    Dolce & Gabbana men’s fragrance

“Program participants typically have a boost in their point issuance in January so it’s a good time to remind people to use their points for Valentine’s Day gifting,” said Casey Epley, Maritz Motivation Solutions campaign experience manager. “There is usually an increase in points earned at the beginning of the year following holiday spending on credit cards and year-end sales incentives.”

“We tend to see a spike in redemptions around traditional gift-giving holidays, a trend that mirrors the retail calendar,” said Jen Hunter, vice president of engagement marketing, Maritz Motivation Solutions. “Particularly during peak shopping periods, when popular items may be in limited supply online, rewards participants find it very convenient to share their points and redeem them for gifts.”

About Maritz Motivation Solutions
Maritz Motivation Solutions is part of the Maritz family of companies. The company is a leader in providing employee recognition, consumer loyalty, sales incentive and channel loyalty programs to U.S. and global companies. Maritz Motivation Solutions provides best-in-class rewards and fulfillment services, including purposefully-chosen merchandise and experiences that excite, motivate and recognize people around the world. The people who work for Maritz Motivation Solutions are dedicated to being the best in the business, fun to work with and their clients’ most valuable ally. For more information, visit http://www.maritzmotivation.com, subscribe to our blog, follow us on Twitter or call 1-877-4-Maritz (1-877-462-7489).

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