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Product Updates and New Features

Stay up-to-date on new feature releases, product updates, and improvements.

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Want to know what's new and improved in Bonusly? You're in the right place! ๐ŸŽ‰

We share improvements, new features, and new rewards in this article, listing the most recent updates first. Posts are categorized by topic with a nifty emoji shorthand:

โœจ New feature

๐ŸŽ New reward

โšก๏ธ Small Delights

๐Ÿ“ฃ Update / Announcements

๐Ÿ’ก Resources

MAY 2024

In honor of Jewish American Heritage Month โœก๏ธ and Memorial Day ๐Ÿ’› we are promoting International Rescue Committee and Folds of Honor Foundation charities in Bonusly.

APRIL 2024

โšก๏ธCustomize your monthly allowance by number of direct reports!

Bonusly's new custom rules for Monthly allowance make it easy to configure giveable amounts that fit the needs of your company. Now you can set up custom allowance rules based on department, location, role, and number of direct reports.

Learn how to set up allowance rules in the Monthly Allowance Customer Rules article!

MARCH 2024

๐ŸŽ 750+ NEW Global Rewards in the Bonusly Catalog!

We've just added over 750 new reward options around the globe! Admins can view what's available for your teams on the Admin > Rewards > Manage catalog page!

โœจ Bookmarking in Bonusly

With a single click, you can capture and categorize outstanding achievements โ€“ both individual and team-based. Add private notes for context, and revisit your curated collection when it's review time.

โœจBudget predictability, best practices, and insights all in one spot

Our new Admin Dashboard is one-stop shop for everything you need to make data-driven decisions about your recognition program. This admin-exclusive report that provides helpful, dynamic insights about your recognition program participation,โ€จadoption, and cost!


โœจ New! Team Activity analytics increasing visibility for managers

Managers can quickly see and download the activity for their team members for use in 1:1s, performance reviews, and growth conversations. The Team Activity page helps managers have a better understanding of what is going on leading to a more productive, engaged, and happy team.
P.S. Only managers will see the page in their navigation bar. Not seeing it in your account? Check to make sure manager emails are included as a part of your user data in Bonusly.


January is Poverty Awareness month; over 11% Americans are affected by poverty and hunger. January is also the start of the calendar year, a time when many are focused on physical and mental health goals.

Bonusly will promote the following donation reward options during January in recognition of Poverty Awareness Month and the start of the new calendar year: Southern Poverty Law Center and Black Women's Health Alliance.


๐Ÿ“ฃ Updated custom rewards designed to maximize cost flexibility, company culture, and administrative ease. ๐Ÿ™Œ

New intuitive custom rewards templates, simplified editing options, and flexibility to create rewards with multiple denominations makes it even easier to add custom rewards to your Bonusly rewards catalog.

Admins, visit your Rewards Manage catalog page to add in rewards that are most meaningful to your team!

In recognition of Universal Human Rights Month and HIV/AIDS Awareness Month we have promoted (RED) and the International Rescue Committee.


๐ŸŽ 150 NEW REWARDS just added to the Bonusly catalog! ๐ŸŒŽ

New reward options are available in India, Australia, Ireland, United Kingdom, and additional countries.

Check out the Reward Catalog for updates in your country's catalog! ๐Ÿ‘€

โœจGet the most out of your givable points with the Point Countdown Timer โฒ๏ธ

Get a quick reminder to use your monthly giveable points with the new convenient Point Countdown Timer. On the 15th of each month, the points summary will show a countdown to remind you how many days until your giveable allowance expires.

๐Ÿฆƒ This month, we are promoting Project Hero and March of Dimes in recognition of Veterans Day and Prematurity Awareness Month.


โœจIncrease connections with the new Connections Builder

The new Connections Builder will help your organization strengthen connections and create a culture of appreciation. Using powerful people analytics, the connections builder gives users visibility into the coworkers theyโ€™ve built relationships with to remind them to keep the recognition flowing. For users who are still building relationships with other teammates, there are opportunities to strengthen connections by recognizing coworkers they interact with less frequently. The connections builder effortlessly boosts participation, leading to a more engaged and satisfied workforce!

๐ŸŽƒ October promoted brands include Special Olympics and the American Cancer Society in recognition of Diversity Awareness Month and Breast Cancer Awareness Month.


โœจ Manage claimable awards more efficiently with new claim limits!

No more waiting on budgets to refresh or admin approvals to manage and track claimable award limits. Now, admins can enter a limit for the number of times an individual user can claim an award in a given time period! ๐Ÿ’ก

โœจMaximize team connections and minimize effort with Bonusly's new feature: Quick Thank You

When users are recognized, they will be prompted to say a quick โ€œthank youโ€ for the recognition received via email and chat tools. Users can produce โ€œquick thank yousโ€ with auto-generated messages boosting participation without increasing cost!

โšก๏ธUnderstand how users access Bonusly with Admin Sign-in Logs

Get a better understanding of how your teams log into Bonusly with the new Admin Sign-in Log located in the admin security menu. Here, you can track methods and nudge your teams to company-preferred and secure options! ๐Ÿ”’

๐Ÿ“ฃ Improved Multifactor Authentication (MFA) access to Bonusly ๐Ÿ”’

The updated MFA journey makes it easier to access your account without compromising that extra layer of security. We've redesigned the login steps and included helpful tooltips, making the sign-in process more intuitive and easier to troubleshoot! Thank you to everyone who sent in feedback to help us update this process! ๐Ÿ’š

๐Ÿ September promoted brands include Latino Justice and City Year in recognition of National Hispanic Heritage Month and the traditional start of the school year.


โœจ Get inspired with new personalized rewards ๐Ÿ”ฅ

Explore different ways to spend your appreciation points in our new Featured reward category. Featured rewards highlight options selected just for you, from points boosts to Bonusly-promoted brands and charities to popular redemptions at your company and across Bonusly!

โšก๏ธNew and improved navigation in your Bonusly account ๐Ÿ™Œ

Switching between pages in your Bonusly account is quick and easy with Bonusly's new top navigation. We've also added an admin mode with consistent left navigation to help you stay orientated while completing admin tasks! ๐ŸŽ‰
Learn more in our help center in the User Navigation article.

๐Ÿพ We've updated August promoted donations in honor of National Dog Month to promote Canine Companions for Independence and WWF.

๐Ÿ“ฃ Improved search results with the updated Bonusly search modal

Link directly to user profiles and Bonusly pages, plus expand and collapse long recognition posts all directly from your search. ๐Ÿ”

JULY 2023

โšก๏ธRedesigned Manual Awards Banner ๐Ÿ”ฅ

The new Manual Awards banner makes it easy to give out awards or use points from a different budget. You can expand or collapse the banner to view the recognition you can access!

โšก๏ธAllowance balance and account history are back! โš–๏ธ

Allowance balance and Account history have a new convenient location!๐Ÿ”ฅ Check out your points summary box on the home page and click on the three dots to view.

JUNE 2023

โšก๏ธEnhanced reactions are available in your recognition feed! ๐Ÿคฉ โค๏ธ ๐Ÿฅณ

Check out the new emoji reactions available in your Bonusly recognition feed. Now with more options to react, appreciate, and celebrate recognition! ๐Ÿ”ฅ

โœจ Keep a pulse on manager appreciation with a Manager Giving Tracker! ๐Ÿ’“

The new widget gives managers an at-a-glance view of which direct reports have been recognized for the month and indicates which team members might need an appreciation refuel. Once managers have recognized each of their direct reports for the month, theyโ€™ll be celebrated too. Cue the confetti! ๐ŸŽ‰

โœจ New Bonusly Rewards Experience: a Faster, Smarter Way to Reward

The new and improved Rewards catalog meets employees wherever they work with 1,200+ rewards in 200+ countries. With reward information at their fingertips and a WCAG AA accessibility-supported interface, employees can spend less time redeeming rewards and more time enjoying them.

๐Ÿณ๏ธโ€๐ŸŒˆ ๐Ÿณ๏ธโ€โšง๏ธ In honor of Pride Month, Bonusly's promoted donations have been updated to highlight The Trevor Project and Human Rights Campaign.

MAY 2023

โœจ Stay on top of the recognition that matters most with Custom Feeds!

In addition to โ€œRelevantโ€ and โ€œEverything,โ€ you can now add new feeds by team, department, or location, helping make sure you donโ€™t miss a beat on new recognition, awards, or milestones. And thereโ€™s no need to hit save - the feeds you add stay for as long as youโ€™d like! ๐Ÿ™Œ

๐Ÿ’ก Learn more in our product blog!

APRIL 2023

โœจ Introducing the New Bonusly Homepage Experience! ๐Ÿšจ

The refreshed Bonusly homepage reinforces Bonuslyโ€™s industry leadership in usability, accessibility, and engagement. Weโ€™ve made substantial improvements to streamline the ways in which employees can interact, recognize, and connect every single day. ๐ŸŽ‰

๐Ÿ’ก Learn more in our product blog article: Allow us to Reintroduce Ourselves: Bonuslyโ€™s New User Experience

MARCH 2023

๐ŸŽ New International Visa Reward added for 22 MORE countries! ๐Ÿ™Œ

International Visa is a new, no-fee Visa prepaid card option that is available in 199 countries. No conversion or user fees, and now with a longer 36-month expiration date! ๐ŸŒ

Check out the Reward Catalog to see the updates in your country's catalog! ๐Ÿ‘€

๐ŸŽ Increased International Visa denominations are now available in the Reward Catalog!

Now you can cash in for up to $500 on an international visa card which means fewer transactions and more buying power!


๐Ÿ’ก [NEW RESOURCE] Analytics Presentation Template!

Bonuslyโ€™s people analytics help you tell a better story about your organization, especially when monitored over time. In order to tell a compelling story, you have to know what to look for and how to present it to your team. That's why we made this handy customizable presentation template.

๐ŸŽ NEW! Compare Rates just added to Recognition Analytics! ๐Ÿ“Š

Visualize how different segments of your company are embracing recognition over time. Compare Rates make it easier to focus time and energy on the departments or office locations that aren't giving or receiving recognition and glean insights from teams that give or receive at higher rates.

๐ŸŽ 110+ new international gift cards are now live for Bonusly users! ๐ŸŒ

We are continuing to expand our overall rewards footprint and ability to provide an equitable recognition experience for international companies and employees!

Get the full list in our blog: New International Brands Added in Q1 2023

๐ŸŽ New International Visa Reward added for 178 countries! ๐Ÿ™Œ

International Visa is a new, no-fee Visa prepaid card option that is available in 178 countries. No conversion or user fees and now with a longer 36-month expiration date! ๐ŸŒ Check out the Reward Catalog to see the updates!


๐Ÿ“ฃ HRIS integrations made easier via Merge! ๐Ÿ”ฅ

Our new streamlined self-service experience for connecting and importing user data through a standard HRIS API ( makes user management configuration and launching your Bonusly account a breeze!

โœจ NEW! Add-on Rates are now in Recognition Analytics! ๐Ÿ“Š

With Add-on Rates, you can understand how often users echo recognition given in Bonusly! Group recognition can amplify the feelings of connection an employee has to their work, their team. and the company as a whole. ๐Ÿค—


โœจ Track and compare recognition trends with new Recognition Rates Analytics! ๐Ÿ“Š

Recognition rates help you understand the average rate at which employees in your organization are giving and receiving recognition over time. You can compare your company's recognition rates to other Bonusly customers using the Bonusly Benchmark. ๐Ÿ™Œ

๐ŸŽ New Reward in the Bonusly Reward Catalog! ๐Ÿ™Œ

Amazon Mexico is now available! ๐Ÿคฉ Check out the Reward Catalog to see the updates!

๐ŸŽ Celebrate and support with our new donation options! ๐Ÿ’š

โœจ Operationalize company values with customizable Hashtag Analytics!

Measuring the adoption of your companyโ€™s values is now more actionable and intuitive than ever with our new and improved Hashtag Analytics. Click on the Hashtags page in Recognition Analytics to understand how your companyโ€™s values trend over time. ๐ŸŽ‰

๐ŸŽ Support Universal Human Rights and HIV/AIDS Awareness

Bonusly will promote the following donation reward options during December in recognition of Universal Human Rights Month and HIV/AIDS Awareness Month: International Rescue Committee and (RED).


โœจ Refreshed Recognition Analytics; Power Your People with Data

Our new and improved Recognition Analytics dashboard helps teams worldwide identify trends, monitor changes, and prove the efficacy of their employee recognition programs. ๐ŸŒ

๐ŸšจSpoiler alert! This is the first of a series of updates weโ€™re making to our Analytics offerings. Stay up to date with the changes in our product blog!

๐ŸŽ Celebrate and support Native American Heritage Month!

Bonusly will promote the following donation reward options during November in recognition of Native American Heritage Month: First Nations Development Institute and charity:water.

Check out this resource, 5 Ways to Celebrate Native American Heritage Month at Work, for additional ideas for honoring Native American heritage at your company, and Bonusly's Recommended Rewards Calendar to help you plan for future month celebrations.


โšก๏ธWeโ€™ve added Manager_Email and Country linking to our SCIM API endpoints! ๐Ÿ’ก

We've updated our SCIM properties to include linking users to their managers and to having a country as an option for filtering custom rewards by country! ๐Ÿ”ฅ

๐ŸŽ Celebrate and support Hispanic Heritage Month!

Check out this helpful guide, 8 Great Ways to Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month at Work, to learn more about how to celebrate in the workplace! You can also use Bonusly rewards to donate to LatinoJustice PRLDEF, a nonprofit committed to creating a more just society by using and challenging the rule of law to secure transformative, equitable, and accessible justice, by empowering Latinx communities, and by fostering leadership through advocacy and education.


โœจ New Feature Alert! Include the giver when you add on to a recognition post! ๐Ÿ™Œ

Click on the Include giver button to include the person who gave the original recognition when adding on to a post!

โšก๏ธ New participation data can help you create more connections across your teams!

Collect insights from team participation data across the company to build better connections and encourage more cross-functional collaboration. Click on Analytics > Participation to view the new Manager's Team segment. ๐Ÿ‘ˆ

โšก๏ธ New Make Payment button for quick and easy invoice payments! ๐ŸŽ‰

Paying invoices is easier than ever with the new Make Payment button on the Company > Billing Activity page. Admins can now make credit card payments for both subscription and reward invoices in just a few quick steps! ๐Ÿ”ฅ

JULY 2022

โšก๏ธ Create and add Purchase Order Numbers to Bonusly Invoices! ๐Ÿ™Œ

Admins now have the power to set up and manage PO numbers for subscription and reward invoices directly from the Company > Billing Settings page. No more manual intervention is needed from admins or finance teams! ๐Ÿ”ฅ

๐Ÿ“ฃ New security data available in Company Data Change Logs! ๐Ÿ”’

Admins can click on Security > Company data change logs in the toolbar for an overview of the changes made directly to a company account. Here you'll find a list of changes for actions such as updating a company theme, changing plans/packages, and updates to multifactor authentication settings.

โœจ New and improved Bonusly billing experience! ๐Ÿ’ฐ

Weโ€™ve added 2 new links to the admin toolbar to help you manage and interact with your billing details! Company > Billing Settings is dedicated to managing account and payment settings for subscription and rewards setup. Company > Billing Activity makes it easier to track billing activity and download invoices to view in detail! ๐Ÿคฉ

JUNE 2022

๐Ÿ“ฃ Translate the Bonusly platform to different languages! โœจ

You can now change the default language displayed in the Bonusly platform to Czech, English, German, Italian, Portuguese, and Spanish. Learn how to make those changes in our help center article on changing default language! ๐Ÿ™Œ

๐Ÿ“ฃ Get more out of your Bonusly data with improved Participation Analytics โœจ

Now it's easier to find and analyze the participation levels of different segments within your company! Hop on over to your Analytics > Participation page to check it out!

MAY 2022

๐ŸŽ New charities added as donation reward options in the Reward Catalog! ๐Ÿ™Œ

These nonprofit organizations were selected with the help of our DEI Advisory Group. The additions, along with the rest of the current catalog, provide a broad and diverse range of charities for users to donate. Learn about each charity in the Reward Catalog! ๐ŸŽ‰

๐Ÿ“ฃ Newest version of Bonusly's Microsoft Teams integration is now available! ๐Ÿคฉ

We've made some big updates and added new features to the Bonusly app in Microsoft Teams, making it easier to interact with Bonusly within a daily workflow. Visit our blog post on the Microsoft Teams integration update to learn more about the latest features. Use our help center article to learn how to make sure the Bonusly app is upgraded. ๐Ÿ™Œ

APRIL 2022

โšก๏ธ New SFTP activation rules = more control over user management ๐ŸŽ‰

Now you can set activation rules in your SFTP user management files giving you more control over activating and managing your users. Learn more about integrating Bonusly with your HRIS in this article. ๐Ÿ”ฅ

MARCH 2022

โšก๏ธ URL capabilities added to Claimable Awards ๐Ÿ”ฅ

Connect Bonusly to broader company initiatives with new URL capabilities in Claimable Awards. Add an external link to share more context about Awards and create a cohesive employee experience for company activities. ๐Ÿ™Œ

โšก๏ธ Updated feature name for Automated Awards ๐Ÿค–

Goodbye bots, hello awards! We've gotten feedback that the term 'bots' feels a bit impersonal so we've updated Automated Awards to be called just that, Awards! Bonusly recognition should always feel personal! ๐Ÿ’š


๐Ÿ“ฃ Ways to support Ukraine during national crisis ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฆ

You and your team can support Ukraine through a number of options using Bonusly. Donate to International Rescue Committee (IRC) and Direct Relief in the rewards catalog under the donations section. Review Custom Rewards best practices and our help center article to launch new Custom Rewards for a specific charity you had in mind. Visit our blog post on supporting humanitarian efforts in Ukraine for additional information and resources. ๐Ÿ’š

โšก๏ธ Claimable Awards has a new budget period column! ๐Ÿ’ฐ

To provide more visibility in managing your claimable rewards, a budget period column has been added to the Claimable awards table. Now you can see all the awards you have set up with budget periods, all at a glance! ๐Ÿ™Œ

โšก๏ธ Budget period options added for Claimable Awards! ๐Ÿ†

Make managing claimable awards easier by setting a budget period to match your company's giving cadences! There are options to set the period to weekly, monthly, quarterly, and annually. Manage your manual awards by going to Admin > Recognition > Awards to edit any existing awards to create a new claimable award. Refer to how to set up claimable awards for instructions on how to get your own award set up. ๐ŸŽ‰

โšก๏ธ Weekly budget period option added for Manual Awards! ๐Ÿ†

To help match more giving cadences for various company awards, you'll now have the ability to set your budget period to weekly! Manage your manual awards by going to Admin > Recognition > Awards to edit any existing awards to create a new manual award. Our article on how to set up manual awards has instructions on how to get your own award set up. ๐ŸŽ‰


๐ŸŽ New Rewards are available in the Bonusly Reward Catalog! ๐Ÿ™Œ

Youโ€™ll find up to 30 new reward options just added to the Bonusly Reward Catalog! This includes Lyft, EA Play, and EA Games Origin Apex. Options like Airbnb (Australia ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ /Canada ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ ) and DashPass (United States/Canada) are also now available. ๐Ÿคฉ Check out the Reward Catalog to see the new additions in your country. ๐ŸŒŽ


๐Ÿ“ฃ Reward Catalog now in alphabetical order within all categories!

When visiting the rewards catalog, you will now see the rewards within each category are now alphabetized. This update should provide greater ease of navigation when searching through reward options to redeem! ๐Ÿ”ฅ

๐Ÿ“ฃ More redemption options released for VISA and Mastercard prepaid cards!

There are now $10, $25, $50, and $100 (in addition to the $5) redemption options for VISA and Mastercard prepaid cards available in the reward catalog! ๐Ÿ’ณ We activated these options for all companies, but admins still have the ability to manually adjust what amounts are turned on and off if needed by visiting the rewards catalog.

๐Ÿ“ฃ In-store vs online redemption disclaimers updated

We implemented a broader rewards catalog update to any reward redemptions which had disclaimers on whether it can be only used in-store or online. You should be able to see even more details as you and your users redeem rewards! ๐Ÿ™Œ


๐Ÿ“ฃ Use custom rewards to facilitate charity donations

Finding meaningful opportunities for your team to make an impact in local and global communities can be a powerful culture-building tool in your workplace. ๐Ÿ’š Bonusly offers a way to facilitate this process through the creation of a custom reward for a charity. Check out our most recent blog post on how you can use Bonuslyโ€™s custom rewards to facilitate charity donations, where you can learn more about what situations make custom rewards sensible, questions to keep in mind, and what process to consider when deciding what charity to go with.


๐Ÿ“ฃ Moving to Amazon Web Services (AWS) for user data management!

To modernize and secure our file transfer (SFTP) and storage system, we are discontinuing the use of ExaVault and moving to AWS beginning in mid-January. This integration process will work the same with AWS, with minimal updates needed! ๐Ÿ™Œ

๐Ÿ“ฃ Filter feedback and identify trends with our new Signals Analytics updates! โšก๏ธ

Signals admins can now view and filter Signals survey results by employee role, location, tenure, and more to gain insights and identify trends in employee engagement and satisfaction! โœจ

Learn more about the update in our blog article: New: A Signals analytics update you'll love!


๐Ÿ“ฃ Survey templates available in Signals to help boost your employee feedback!

With our new templates library in Signals, you can quickly gather real-time feedback from your teams! ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿ’ฅ Youโ€™ll find templates for engagement, wellness, onboarding, benefits, manager feedback, return to office, and more! All templates are customizable, making it easy to create a survey that fits the feedback you need. You can even start from scratch or create your own templates to use!

Refer to our articles on how to set up and send a survey in Signals and how to create your own survey templates to get started.

๐ŸŽ Support Afghanistan and Haiti with new donation options ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ซ ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡น

You and your team can now donate directly to support crisis relief efforts for Afghanistan and Haiti through The International Rescue Committee and Humanity & Inclusion in your Reward Catalog.

Visit our Donations page to see how much Bonusly users have donated to support these efforts. ๐Ÿ’š


โœจ Reward your employees (and yourself!) with hassle-free swag! ๐Ÿ”ฅ

With our new AXOMO integration, you can connect your companyโ€™s AXOMO store to the Bonusly Reward Catalog. Your employees can redeem their Bonusly points for swag theyโ€™ll love. AXOMO manages order fulfillment, letting you get back to what you do best! ๐Ÿ™Œ

Check out this blog post to learn more and get your swag on! ๐Ÿ˜Ž

๐Ÿ“ฃ Recognize your teammates with new Bonusly work-themed GIFs! ๐Ÿ™Œ

Try out our new work-relevant GIFs made by the Bonusly team! Whether you want to give a quick thanks, a thumbs up, or celebrate a victory, weโ€™ve got you covered! GIFs are available in Tenor and Giphy, so you can easily add them to your recognition posts! Just type โ€œBonuslyโ€ into the search box and select your favorite!

Refer to the Pro-tips article on giving a bonus for instructions on adding a GIF!

Bonusly Thumbs Up GIF - Bonusly Thumbs Up Thanks GIFs

JULY 2021

โœจ Bonusly Signals makes it easy to gather, understand, and act on employee feedback ๐Ÿ‘

Survey says, Bonusly Signals is now included with all Pro subscriptions! Signals enables managers and leaders to get frequent, real-time feedback from their teams. With a library of customizable templates and question types, you can use Signals to run all kinds of employee surveys and incentivize participation with automated recognition. ๐ŸŽ‰

JUNE 2021

๐Ÿ“ฃ Bonusly users surpass $1 million in donations to charity ๐Ÿ’š

The Bonusly community is so generous! Our team makes in-platform donations possible but you all made $1 million in charitable donations a reality. Read more about this milestone over on our product blog. ๐Ÿฅณ

๐Ÿ“ฃ 20+ employee award ideas to incentivize and motivate your team
We collected a bunch of our favorite employee award ideas, including some from our customers and some that we use here at Bonusly, to help you get creative with employee incentives. Check out the full list for inspiration.

โœจ Connecting to Bonusly with a Zap!

We've updated our Zapier dashboard for easier access to see what apps you can connect to Bonusly with a Zap. Click on Zapier on the integrations page to check it out and read our Zapier blog post for some ideas!

๐ŸŽ New rewards: buybuy BABY, Kroger, Global Hotel + more available! โœจ

Weโ€™ve added 5 new brands to the Bonusly Reward Catalog, including additions for Australia, Bulgaria, and the US ๐ŸŒŽ ! Check out the Rewards Catalog to browse and search for new additions in your country. ๐Ÿคฉ

๐ŸŽ Celebrate and support Pride Month! ๐Ÿณ๏ธโ€๐ŸŒˆ ๐Ÿณ๏ธโ€โšง๏ธ

We've added new donation options for The Trevor Project and Human Rights Campaign to celebrate and support LGBTQ+ folks for Pride Month! You and your team can now donate directly to show your support through your Reward Catalog. ๐Ÿณ๏ธโ€๐ŸŒˆ ๐Ÿณ๏ธโ€โšง๏ธ

If youโ€™re looking for additional ways to support your LGBTQ+ employees, check out our new blog post for a bit of education and actionable tips for creating a culture of true inclusion. ๐Ÿ’š

MAY 2021

๐ŸŽ New rewards for India are now available! ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณ

We've added 5 new rewards for India, including Cafe Coffee Day, Nike India, and Ratnadeep Super Market. Check out the Reward Catalog to see all of the new additions, including rewards available in your country. ๐Ÿ™Œ ๐ŸŒŽ

๐ŸŽ Supporting families in India during Covid-19 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณ

We've recently added a donation option for Give India to help support families impacted by COVID-19. You and your team can now donate directly to support relief efforts through the Reward Catalog.

Visit our Donations page to see how much Bonusly users have donated to support this cause. ๐Ÿ’š

APRIL 2021

โœจ Weโ€™re hiring in a major way! ๐Ÿค— ๐Ÿ’š ๐ŸŽ‰

We currently have open roles in Sales, Operations, Marketing, Customer Success & Support, Product and Finance. Check out our current job openings at!

๐ŸŽ Visa and Mastercard USD prepaid cards added for more locations!

We've just added Visa and Mastercard USD prepaid card rewards for 81 more countries around the globe! ๐ŸŒŽ Check out the Rewards Catalog to see whatโ€™s available in your country and redeem for Rewards using your Bonusly earnings. ๐Ÿคฉ

๐ŸŽ New international rewards added to the Bonusly Reward Catalog! ๐ŸŒŽ

We just added 68 new rewards to the Bonusly Reward Catalog, including Cinnabon, Hulu, Jamba, and multiples options for Mexico ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฝ, Philippines ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ญ, and Ireland ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช ! Check out the Reward Catalog to see the new additions in your country. ๐Ÿคฉ

๐ŸŽ Supporting Asian American and Pacific Islander communities

Weโ€™ve added Asian Americans Advancing Justice (AAJC) to our Reward Catalog as a way to help all Bonusly users take action to support advancing civil and human rights for Asian Americans.

Visit our Donations page to see how much Bonusly users are giving back to support charitable causes. ๐Ÿ’š

โœจ New feature: โ€œApproversโ€ added for Claimable Awards

Easily add multiple levels of approvers to Claimable Awards to help you manage and execute your Awards! Check out this article to learn more about how to set up Claimable Awards for your team! ๐Ÿ‘€

MARCH 2021

๐ŸŽ New Visa and Mastercard Rewards are now available!

Visa and Mastercard prepaid card reward options have just been added for the US ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ and Canada! ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Check out the Rewards Catalog to see whatโ€™s available in your country and redeem for Rewards using your Bonusly earnings. ๐Ÿคฉ


โœจ Update and manage users with the new Gusto integration

Reduce the amount of admin work needed to manage your users with the new Gusto HRIS integration. Changes made in your Gusto account will automatically update in Bonusly. ๐Ÿ”ฅ

๐Ÿ“ฃ New Pending Awards fly-out page

Weโ€™ve added a new Pending Awards button at the top of the Bonusly Awards page for quicker access to details for both Manual and Claimable Awards that are waiting for approval, all in one place! โœ…

โœจ Approvers added for Manual Awards

When you create a Manual Award, you can add multiple levels of approvers to help you manage and execute your Awards! Hereโ€™s a helpful article to learn more about how to set up Manual Awards for your team! ๐Ÿค“

๐ŸŽ Celebrating Black History Month with new donation options! ๐ŸŽ‰

Donation rewards are now available for Black Girls Code and /dev/color, which help support and empower growth and leadership for people of color in the tech industry.

Visit our Donations page to see how much Bonusly users are giving back to support charitable causes. ๐Ÿ’š

๐ŸŽ New Rewards available in the Bonusly Reward Catalog! ๐Ÿ™Œ

Youโ€™ll find 43 new brands just added to the Bonusly Reward Catalog, including Instacart, Lululemon, Twitch, Adidas, and multiple new brands for Mexico! ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฝ ๐Ÿคฉ Check out the Reward Catalog to see the new additions in your country. ๐ŸŒŽ


๐Ÿ“ฃ Bonusly users recognized each other over 5 million times in 2020! ๐Ÿคฉ

During a very challenging year, we learned a lot about the positive impact that recognition can have on employee motivation and team morale. Check out the annual product data report for the full report! ๐Ÿ’š


๐ŸŽ New Rewards: DSW, Spotify, STARZ, + more now available! ๐ŸŽŠ

Weโ€™ve added more than 30 new brands to the Bonusly Reward Catalog, including multiple new additions for Australia, Egypt, Italy, and the US ๐ŸŒŽ ! Check out the Rewards Catalog to browse and search for the new additions in your country. ๐Ÿคฉ


โœจ New look and features in the Rewards Catalog! ๐Ÿ‘€

Out with the old and in with the new! The Bonusly Rewards Catalog has a fresh new look and updated features to make finding and redeeming rewards faster than ever! ๐Ÿ˜


โœจ Picking emojis is better than ever!

Our emoji feature has a new look and inclusive functionality. ๐Ÿ”ฅ You can use the skin tone selector to choose how you represent yourself and the frequently-used emoji to customize recognition in a snap! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฟ ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฝ ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป ๐Ÿ‘

Head over to the Bonusly home feed and check it out! ๐Ÿ˜


Weโ€™ve added 180 new rewards to the Bonusly Reward Catalog, including many new international options! ๐ŸŒŽ Check out our Rewards page to see the new additions for your country. ๐Ÿ‘€

๐Ÿ“ฃ Weโ€™re officially SOC 2 Certified!

Security and privacy are always a top priority at Bonusly, which is why weโ€™re constantly improving our processes to keep your information private and safe. Read more on our new Trust page. ๐Ÿ”’

๐ŸŽ Helping Beirut recover

We've added a donation option for the Lebanese Red Cross in response to the explosions in Beirut. You and your team can now donate directly to support relief efforts through the Reward Catalog.

Visit our Donations page to see how much Bonusly users have donated to the Lebanese Red Cross. ๐Ÿ’š

JULY 2020

๐Ÿ“ฃ Product Updates and New Features article

Woah, meta! ๐Ÿคฏ Read this article to learn whatโ€™s new and improved in Bonusly and find out about new rewards in our catalog.

JUNE 2020

๐Ÿ“ฃ Updated Company Value Hashtags + new descriptions sidebar

Weโ€™ve added a nifty new sidebar to the Bonusly feed to showcase your company value hashtags. Now you can include 140-character descriptions of each hashtag to keep your team aware of and aligned with the values that are most meaningful. ๐ŸŽ‰

To set up or update your company value hashtags and add descriptions, head on over to the โ€˜Admin > Company > Settingsโ€™ page.

๐ŸŽ Fighting for change and equality for all Americans.

Weโ€™ve added the NAACP Legal Defense Fund to our Reward Catalog as a way to help all Bonusly users take action to support racial justice and equality. Bonusly will also be matching customer donations to the LDF up to $25,000.

Visit our Donations page to see how much Bonusly users have donated to the NAACP Legal Defense Fund. ๐Ÿ’š

โœจ Auto-approve Claimable Awards

Save time and easily approve all requests for a Claimable Awards with the new, toggle button. No admin action needed! ๐Ÿ™Œ

โœจ Rewards Budgeting Calculator

Use our new Rewards Budgeting Calculator to play around with your rewards budget in order to align your spending with your companyโ€™s changing needs. ๐Ÿ’ธ๐ŸŽ‰

MAY 2020

๐Ÿ“ฃ Self-serve SFTP

You can now set up your SFTP within Bonusly. Spend less time on administrative work and more time jumping right into your account!

APRIL 2020

๐Ÿ“ฃ Making things better behind the curtain

Testing out your Bonusly account and reviewing analytics before launching just got a whole lot easier! We can regenerate sample data with the click of a button, helping you better assess and share how Bonusly will positively impact your company. ๐ŸŽ‰

โœจ Helping managers stay connected

With our new Manager Digest, managers get a quick and personal overview of their team's engagement sent directly to their inboxes every Monday. Delivering

high-level team analytics, managers can gain valuable insights to boost collaboration, recognize employee efforts, and stay connected!

๐Ÿ“ฃ Weโ€™ve improved our analytics

We created new demo data to showcase the power of Bonuslyโ€™s best features and analytics so you can demonstrate the value of Bonusly to your team. When you present Bonusly to the decision-makers in your organization, this demo data will help you build a case for investing in a 360-degree recognition platform with meaningful people analytics. ๐Ÿ’ช ๐Ÿ’ฅ

MARCH 2020

๐Ÿ“ฃ Bonusly + Slack integration update!

The updated Bonusly Slack app makes it easier to give recognition, claim awards, and get rewards directly from Slack. You can now add GIFs to your bonuses, too! This is definitely our favorite part of the update. ๐Ÿค— ๐Ÿ’š

You and your team can now donate to the World Health Organization COVID-19 Response Fund through the Reward Catalog to support COVID-19 response and research efforts.

Visit our Donations page to see how much Bonusly users have donated to the WHO COVID-19 Response Fund.


โœจ Weโ€™re hiring!

Check out our current openings and learn more about the Bonusly crew and culture on our new Working at Bonusly page. ๐ŸŽ‰

๐Ÿ“ฃ Finding our way
We improved core navigation on the back end to make it easier for our developers to change and update functionality in the future.

๐ŸŽ Cheesy Gordita Crunch, anyone?
โ€‹Taco Bell is finally in the Bonusly Reward Catalog for the United States and Puerto Rico. ๐ŸŒฎ ๐Ÿ””


๐Ÿ“ฃ More secure Digital Signage and much easier Bulk Upload

We added even more privacy safeguards to Digital Signage to protect your companyโ€™s Bonusly data. We also updated the bulk upload feature so itโ€™s easier for admins without an HRIS integration to import user data from .CSV and .XLSX files!

โœจ No need for Photoshop
You can now select an emoji to customize the appearance of your Claimable Awards. ๐ŸŽจ ๐Ÿ”ฅ

๐ŸŽ Helping Australia

Many users wrote in to ask how they could help with the Australian Bushfire relief efforts. You and your team can now donate to the Australian Red Cross through the Reward Catalog.

Visit our Donations page to see how much Bonusly users have donated to the Australian Red Cross.

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