It starts with the onset of September. You look forward to the tasty treats, new clothes, decorated houses&firecrackers in the sky. Yes, the festive season is upon us. The most exciting time of the year, for which you wait patiently. What you dread the most is the fact that you might have to work during the most exciting festivals, and what is worse is that you might get a little pressure cooker, a box of cups or some other completely irrelevant item from your company as a gift.

Not anymore. Imagine being able to buy a gift of your choice instead of a box of sweets that you get from your company, which you usually pass along to your neighbors as a gift. In fact, some companies just transfer a certain sum of money to your account as a festive / Diwali bonus, which lacks any personal touch from the employer.

This festive season, Sodexo India has launched the Premium Pass- Celebrations card, a personalized card that which will help companies gift their employees the freedom to choose what they desire bringing in a personal touch to gifting and appreciating them.These two new offerings, Premium Pass Celebrations, and Rewards under its rewards and recognition portfolio will help employees save taxes and provide access to 2 million retail outlets on the Rupay network. What’s more? They can also shop on most online portals across brands and categories. Sodexo has partnered with IDFC Bank & RuPay for this solution. These cards have secure, PIN-based transactions, are personalized for every employee and are best suited for one-time gifting needs for festivals, birthdays, anniversaries etc.

Premium Pass – Celebrations can also be linked to mobile app for payments on-the-go.You can check your card balance and transaction history at all times. With several millennials entering the workforce, they prefer receiving such digital gifting solutions from their company. By integrating such services, Sodexo has increased their access points and user experience for these young professionals