Tremendous vs. Virtual Incentives platform comparison

Virtual
Incentives

No Trustpilot presence

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Tremendous

Rated 4.6 on Trustpilot

Tremendous' top differentiators

Straightforward pricing

While Virtual Incentives charges a fee on reward spend, Tremendous is free to use.

Tech-forward platform

With Virtual Incentives, recipient lists always need to be uploaded via CSV, and you need to work with an account manager for tasks as simple as email customizations. With Tremendous, enjoy easy customizations, rapid-fire sending, and more in the Dashboard.

Flexible to send and receive

Recipients love us: Tremendous reward links are redeemable for 5 years, while Virtual Incentives reward links expire after 90 days. Senders love us too: we offer flexible funding options (Virtual Incentives doesn't accept credit cards), and issue rewards instantly (it takes two hours for Virtual Incentives to process virtual rewards.)

Wider global coverage

Virtual Incentives has a catalog of 57 countries and 70+ currencies. Tremendous' catalog provides options for over 200 countries, as well as automatic currency conversion and language translation.

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Platform comparison

Trustpilot reviews
Only one-star reviews on recipient facing sites like virtualrewardcenter.com
4.6 / 5
G2 reviews
4.0 / 5
4.7 / 5
Time to get set up
1 business day (at most)
Charge to fund by credit card
Funding by credit card is not available
3%
Bulk redemption links
Prepaid cards
$0.25 fee
Free
Monetary options
ACH and PayPal only
ACH, PayPal, Venmo available
International gift card options
57 countries
UK: 83
France: 10
Philippines: 3
Denmark: 2
200+ countries
UK: 123
France: 41
Philippines: 18
Denmark: 14
Total reward options
2000+
1000+
W9 collection
Cost
$0.25 fee per reward
Free to use
sample payout

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Redemption comparison

Tremendous offers more payout options and more global coverage.

Monetary options

Virtual Incentives only has ACH and PayPal. Tremendous offers PayPal, Venmo, and ACH transfer with no minimums.

Prepaid cards

Virtual Incentives offers Visa and Mastercard prepaid cards, but their reward links expire after only 90 days. Tremendous offers the same, but offers recipients five years to claim their cards.

Charity donations

Tremendous provides charity donations as a payout type, while Virtual Incentives does not

The fastest, easiest, and smartest way to send payouts

Step 1

You tell us — manually, by spreadsheet, or via API — whom to pay and how much.

add recipients
Step 2

Tremendous delivers your payout with a custom-branded email and landing page.

custom gift card
Step 3

User selects an option that's meaningful to them ⏤ cash, prepaid card, gift card, or donation.

redeem options

Easier for you. Better for recipients.

IBM

"With Tremendous, our participants are always happy with several reward options, regardless of their location, and we're happy that creating, sending, and auditing our rewards is so fast and easy."

Jake Volz

Sr. User Research Manager

Friend Buy

"We view Tremendous as an extension of our Customer Success team, providing our mutual customers with a best-in-class experience from onboarding and beyond."

Samantha Samuels

Head of Partnerships

Purple

"Previously, we purchased gift cards in bulk and the process to send codes to the advocates was very manual. With Tremendous, it's automated and requires a lot less maintenance!"

Sarah Shippen

Email Marketing Specialist

Johns Hopkins

"Before Tremendous, I bought gift cards from individual retailers and tracked everything in Excel. It became a convoluted mess. Now I have a central location where I buy and track everything."

Candice Davis

Budget Assistant, Department of Mental Health

Embee

"Another thing that we like about Tremendous is the ability to send gift cards via text message. We didn't have this option with our old gift card provider. We have been using emails only, but now we are building a feature that will allow our panelists to get the gift cards through text messages."

Luba Avakova

Manager of Panel Operations

United Way

"With Tremendous we have been able to provide support to hundreds of essential workers across the nation in a cost-effective manner."

Joshua B. Pedersen

Director, 211

WeWork

"The variety of rewards to choose from, including the option to donate the reward value, is a great way to make sure our participants are getting the type of reward they care about. It's a small detail, but goes a long way in showing our members that we care."

Ashley Bryan

Head of Customer Insights

YMCA

“We’ve saved three or four days each month since moving to Tremendous. It has completely streamlined the way we procure, distribute, and reconcile gift cards and prepaid Visa cards.”

Ashley Blum

Director of Accounting Processes

ReOps

"The impact that I see Tremendous having on the research incentive process is best-in-class in terms of centralization, standardization, and optimization.I only wish there were other tools that could have the same impact on other parts of the research process!"

Graham Gardner

Community Board Member

IBM

"With Tremendous, our participants are always happy with several reward options, regardless of their location, and we're happy that creating, sending, and auditing our rewards is so fast and easy."

Jake Volz

Sr. User Research Manager

Friend Buy

"We view Tremendous as an extension of our Customer Success team, providing our mutual customers with a best-in-class experience from onboarding and beyond."

Samantha Samuels

Head of Partnerships

Purple

"Previously, we purchased gift cards in bulk and the process to send codes to the advocates was very manual. With Tremendous, it's automated and requires a lot less maintenance!"

Sarah Shippen

Email Marketing Specialist

Johns Hopkins

"Before Tremendous, I bought gift cards from individual retailers and tracked everything in Excel. It became a convoluted mess. Now I have a central location where I buy and track everything."

Candice Davis

Budget Assistant, Department of Mental Health

Embee

"Another thing that we like about Tremendous is the ability to send gift cards via text message. We didn't have this option with our old gift card provider. We have been using emails only, but now we are building a feature that will allow our panelists to get the gift cards through text messages."

Luba Avakova

Manager of Panel Operations

United Way

"With Tremendous we have been able to provide support to hundreds of essential workers across the nation in a cost-effective manner."

Joshua B. Pedersen

Director, 211

WeWork

"The variety of rewards to choose from, including the option to donate the reward value, is a great way to make sure our participants are getting the type of reward they care about. It's a small detail, but goes a long way in showing our members that we care."

Ashley Bryan

Head of Customer Insights

YMCA

“We’ve saved three or four days each month since moving to Tremendous. It has completely streamlined the way we procure, distribute, and reconcile gift cards and prepaid Visa cards.”

Ashley Blum

Director of Accounting Processes

ReOps

"The impact that I see Tremendous having on the research incentive process is best-in-class in terms of centralization, standardization, and optimization.I only wish there were other tools that could have the same impact on other parts of the research process!"

Graham Gardner

Community Board Member

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