There are four primary programs that you can create in Zestful. Once created, these perks will run on their own, providing balances or rewards automatically to existing or new employees, depending on what you've created.


Allowances are recurring balances that can either reset or rollover every month or year. Common examples might include:

  • $50/mo to be used on Fitness and Health

  • $500/year to be used on Education

  • $15/mo to be used on Charity

To rollover, or not to Rollover? 

When creating an Allowance you can choose whether you'd like the balance to rollover after the month/year are done. When Rollover is On, the unused balances will rollover to the next month/year. When Rollover is Off, on the first of the month the balance will reset back to the original amount.

Learn how to create an Allowance program here.

Birthday and Work Anniversary Rewards

Zestful also allows you to set up an automated reward program for Birthdays or Work Anniversaries. Create the program once, and never worry about remembering a birthday or work anniversary again! 

How long are the Rewards balances available?

Unlike Allowance balances, Rewards balances do not reset or renew. They will remain on the account until they are used, or the person they are assigned to cancels their account (when this happens, any unused balance is redistributed back in to your Zestful balance).

Learn how to create an Automated Rewards program here.

Peer to Peer Rewards

Give your team the perk of giving to each other! Peer to Peer programs allow you to set an amount (on a recurring basis) that your employees can use to give rewards to other members of their team, or the entire company. 

Learn how to create a Peer to Peer rewards program here.

Manager Rewards

Manager rewards are very similar to Peer to Peer rewards, with the key difference being that you can set the program settings for each individual manager - allowing you flexibility across your management team. For each employee you include in the program, you can specify:

  • How much they can give per period (periods being one-time, monthly, or yearly)

  • The maximum number of rewards they can give to the same person within a period.

  • The maximum dollar amount they can give for each reward.

  • Whether they can give rewards to their team or the entire company.

Learn more about Manager Rewards here.

Starting Balance Rewards

Starting Balance rewards allow you to send rewards on the first day that an employee joins your team. Like a welcome gift!

Learn how to create a Starting Balance rewards program here.

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