There are many success stories of companies who have paired up with another business to cross-promote a product or a concept. Look at Google and any number of technical companies like YouTube, Waze and Nest Labs (the home thermostat company). Or consider Starbucks and Teavana. Or potato chips made with barbecue sauce and ice cream companies who add candy to their confections. Even Crest toothpaste is co-branded with Scope mouthwash!
With the holiday season rapidly approaching, managers, supervisors, and the like are thinking about what to get their employees, clients, and vendors as a holiday gift. The majority of consumers prefer gift cards over other holiday gifts, including cash! Many prefer gift cards over other holiday gifts because it gives them the chance to have an "experience", like going to a restaurant, buying something they have had their eye on, or sharing it with their friends or family.