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HeyTaco rewards are a great way to add some excitement to your taco economy. You can create custom tailored rewards that your team can redeem with the tacos they received. Rewards are built on a redemption model. For every taco you receive you also get a redeemable taco.

For example, Chandler has received three tacos, and has three redeemable tacos.

There are two types of rewards. There is individual rewards as well as group rewards. Individual rewards you redeem for yourself. Group rewards you work together with others to redeem.

When it comes to rewards I recommend starting with non-monetary rewards. Gift cards can work, but you can quickly find yourself in a situation where people are giving tacos because they just want the money. And if that's the case you have to question the impact of the tool.

HeyTaco customers typically find better results with experience rewards, online classes, social gatherings for the team, or even like a high five from the CEO. These rewards are fun. They're personable. They create everlasting memories.

So let's look at a team reward that I've created. Team rewards are a great way to bring people together around a shared goal and in this case, a feel good goal, tacos for charity. The way this works is anyone on the team can come in and contribute as many tacos as they like towards the reward. Once you get to 100 tacos, the team reward is considered redeemed. HeyTaco admins will get a notification that the reward has been redeemed.

So let me show you how you can create a reward. Individual and group rewards are created the same way, it's really simple. As an admin I come in here, I select the reward, there's some ideas on the side here. However, we find that teams have a lot of their own ideas as well.

So you set a title. You set a description. You set the amount that this reward is redeemable for. You set a quantity if you have a limited supply of an item. You add a fun image. And then you could keep this box ticked to let everyone know that you have created a reward. And then in the redemption instructions, you can add in instructions to allow the person who's redeeming this reward to know what to expect.. what the next steps are.

So i'm going to create a movie ticket. I have a title. I have a description. In the redemption amount I'm going to put this for 25 tacos. There is four of them and then in the instructions I'll say you know ask Debbie for the tickets. And then once I press submit, everyone will get notified that this new reward has been created.

It will also show up in the rewards area and it notified everyone as well.

This is an easy way to create rewards and just a fun way to have excitement in your taco economy. Again, with rewards you don't have to break the bank. Our help page has a lot of ideas for low cost, or no cost monetary rewards, and as well as how to best launch some rewards as well.

Some of the best rewards we have seen over the years are low cost or no cost. I recommend keeping things simple. Having it easy, and just having fun with it. Over time you'll see what works the best for your team.

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What HeyTaco customers are saying


"HeyTaco has been brilliant as it's such an easy (and fun) way to build culture and camaraderie within our team. I love the tool and so does the rest of the team!"


"HeyTaco allows our staff to publicly recognize and appreciate each other with virtual tacos. This not only fosters a sense of camaraderie and appreciation within the team but also gives them the opportunity to redeem their earned tacos for rewards, making it a valuable addition to our positive work culture."


"Going on 3+ years of HeyTaco and <3 what it does for our team with every ounce. The brilliance of the tacos for employees is its simple, drafts off real workflows, and is a great async way to teach/learn what good behavior is."


"HeyTaco allows me to notice the recognition team members are giving each other. Before, I had no way of knowing and wouldn't be able to recognize things myself. We're having a lot of fun with it."


"I don't know whose idea HeyTaco was, but it's sooooo cool. I love that Slack is blowing up with positivity. And I've gotten tacos for things I didn't realize were so important to certain people. And have loved having something I can give folks who go above and beyond."


"What I saw in the days, weeks, months and now years since we installed HeyTaco is incredible. I saw peers, coworkers on different teams, management, executives, everyone – all giving teammates shout outs for their awesome work. From highlighting out company values, helping out peers and going above and beyond, to generally being awesome humans. The channel turned into a showcase of the best of our team. Pure gratitude and appreciation of the work teammates were doing."


"It’s so easy to acknowledge co-workers this way that I’ve offered more praise in eight weeks than I likely did in eight years."

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