Welcome to the Discounts for Teachers Ode card Hub
With the Ode card, earning cashback has never been so easy. Regardless of whether you are a teacher, a teaching assistant, or you’re a part of the admin team, if you work in the Education sector, you can sign up for the Ode card and earn up to 12% cashback when shopping at qualifying retailers.
Signing up for the Ode card is super easy. All you need in order to sign up for the Ode card is a valid work email address. After completing the registration process, you will be sent your Ode card in the mail with activation steps to follow. It’s that easy.
The Ode card from Discounts for Teachers can be used when shopping online and in-store at qualifying retailers. Like a regular Visa Debit card, the Ode card can be used at any store that displays the VISA ® Acceptance Mark. Use your card to pay for your weekly shop or a special treat; it’s up to you.
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Earn cashback with the Ode card when shopping at qualifying retailers
|3.5% Cashback In-store & online||ASDA Cashback|
|3.5% Cashback In-store & online||Sainsburys Cashback|
|3% Cashback In-store & online||Waitrose Cashback|
|3% Cashback In-store & online||M&S Cashback|
|5% Cashback In-store & online||John Lewis Cashback|
|6% Cashback In Restaurant||Pizza Hut Cashback|
|5% Cashback In Restaurant & Online||Papa Johns Cashback|
|5% Cashback In Restaurant||Harvester Cashback|
|5% Cashback In Restaurant||Toby Carvery Cashback|
|6% Cashback In-Store & Online||Clarks Cashback|
|6% Cashback In-Store||GAP Cashback|
|5% Cashback In-Store & Online||River Island Cashback|
|4.5% Cashback In-Store||Primark Cashback|
|5% Cashback In-Store & Online||Nike Cashback|
Home & Garden
|7% Cashback In-Store||Carpet Right Cashback|
|5% Cashback In-Store & Online||Wilko's Cashback|
|5% Cashback Online||Argos Cashback Cashback|
|4% Cashback In-Store & Online||B&Q Cashback|
|6% Cashback Online||Halfords Cashback|
|7% Cashback In-Store & Online||The White Company Cashback|
|6% Cashback In-Store & Online||The Works Cashback|
|6% Cashback In-Store & Online||Waterstones Cashback|
|6% Cashback In-Store & Online||Thorntons Cashback|
|12% Cashback Online||Virgin Experience Days Cashback|
|8% Cashback In-Store & Online||Mappin & Webb Cashback|
|6% Cashback In-Store & Online||Ernest Jones Cashback|
|6% Cashback In-Store & Online||H Samuel Cashback|
|8% Cashback In-Store & Online||Masterchef Gift Card Cashback|
|7% Cashback In-Store & Online||Laithwaites Cashback|
|5% Cashback Online||Intrepid Travel Cashback|
|5% Cashback Online||National Express Cashback|
|5% Cashback In-Store & Online||Boots Cashback|
|6% Cashback Online||Feel Unique Cashback|
|6% Cashback In-Store & Online||The Body Shop Cashback|
Key workers have earned over £4,000,000 cashback
Earn up to 12% cashback at over 35 retailers
No credit checks needed
FREE for 1st year, only £2.99 annual charge taken from cashback earned.
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The Discounts for Teachers Ode Card can be used anywhere that accepts the Visa® Acceptance Mark, just like a debit card. Please note that the Ode Card is a pre-paid debit card - NOT a credit card.
There are no credit checks when signing up for the card, making the registration process quick and straightforward. Once you have completed the activation steps, you can then start spending and earning cashback with your card. The initial top-up for the card will be requested within the registration process, and the minimum amount is £5.00.
After the registration process, the minimum top-up amount will be £10.00, and the maximum will be £1,000. You can top up your card securely via your account, which can be found at https://www.spree-card.com/DTESPR/Home/Login. Alternatively, you may also use the Spree App, which you can download from the App store. Simply search for the Spree app and download.
Once you have topped up, you will be able to see your balance and spend immediately. It is the same as using a typical debit card, except you can earn Ode when you shop at qualifying retailers.
The Ode Card is only available to employees currently working within the Education sector. This is because you must have access to a work email address to validate your credentials as an Education Sector employee.
Currently, our Ode card is not available to retired members of staff. We would love to expand our service and open the card to former staff, but we cannot do so at this time due to existing supplier arrangements. We are working hard on this and hope to include retired members of staff in the future.
In the meantime, you can browse through our selection of offers that are available on our website. As a member, you can make fantastic savings.
Registering for an Ode Card
Of course! If you are someone that works in the Education Sector and have a current work email address, you can sign up and start earning once you are in receipt of your card.
Unfortunately, you must have a valid/current work email address to sign up for an Ode card. If you are employed in the Education Sector and do not have a work email address, please contact your HR / IT department to acquire one.
The Ode card is free for the first 12 months. When you register, there is an initial top-up of £5 that is required. However, after the 12 months have gone by, there is an annual fee £2.99 per card.
Yes. You can get an additional card with your partner or anyone in the same household aged 13 or over.
The way additional cards work is through one shared account. Both cards will be linked to one account, which means both cardholders will share one balance.
After completing the registration process, you should receive your Ode card (approximately) within 7 working days. However, please allow up to 14 days to receive the card.
It is worth noting that this time frame also applies to reissued cards that have expired or have been lost/stolen. If you do not receive your card after the 14-day waiting period, please contact the Ode Card Support team on 01908 303564.
There are no hard credit checks or a lengthy application process when signing up for the Ode card. All you have to do is fill in an online form.
Please note that we may use the personal information provided to carry out anti-fraud checks. The personal information provided may be disclosed to a credit reference or fraud prevention agency - who may keep a documented record.
Know Your Customer (KYC) is the process used to identify and verify our member’s identity. We use this to ensure we are compliant with and to protect our system from accidentally facilitating criminal activity.
Using your Ode Card
You shop with your Ode card online and in-store at any location that accepts the Visa Acceptance mark - which is accepted at 36 million retailers worldwide. Just like a Visa Debit card, the Ode card can be used at qualifying retailers. The only difference is you earn cashback.
There are no transactional fees when you use the Discounts for Teachers Ode card in the UK. Please check out our Terms and Conditions to learn more about charges when using the card outside of the UK.
The Ode card can be used when shopping online and in-store. However, please note that some of our retailer partners do not offer Ode when purchasing online. You can read more here.
To earn cashback when using the Ode card, you must ensure the card has positive funds. Then, when you use the card to purchase a product online or instore at our retail partners, you will start to accumulate cashback.
Any cashback earned typically takes 5-7 days and will be automatically credited to your account. The only exception is Sainsbury’s. Due to their unique process when calculating cashback, the Sainsbury’s system can often take longer - typically 3-5 weeks. We will always credit your account as soon as we are notified of any cashback earned - where possible. Once the cashback has been credited to your account, it will be added to your available balance.
With the Ode card, you can earn up to 12% cashback at qualifying retailers. If you would like to view the entire list of qualifying retailers, please look here.
You will continue to earn loyalty points, such as nectar points, when using the Ode card - giving you more value when shopping.
The Ode card can be used abroad at places that display the Visa Acceptance Mark. However, please note that a 2.5% foreign exchange fee will be applied. Please refer to our T&C’s to learn more
The Ode card cannot be used to make cash withdrawals at ATMs, for purchasing foreign currency, or to request cashback at tills.
Gambling with the Ode card and adult websites are restricted. You can refer to our Terms and Conditions to learn more.
Unfortunately, cashback cannot be earned for petrol / non-petrol items sold at petrol stations.
We may add or remove a retail partner from time to time. However, we always aim to offer a comprehensive range of brands where you can earn cashback.
Unfortunately, we cannot rule out any change governed by market forces. Therefore, we will endeavour to try and maintain our current rates whenever we can. You can always head over to the Ode Hub, as this maintains an up-to-date listing of cashback rates.
Topping Up Your Ode Card
Yes! You can access your account online after you have completed your registration. Please keep your login details safe, as they will be required to access your online account in the future.
Please head over to https://www.spree-card.com/DTESPR/Home/Login to access your online account.
Alongside the website, you can also download the Spree App to check your statement, account balance, cashback earned, plus your transaction history.
To top-up your card, all you have to do is head over to https://www.spree-card.com/DTESPR/Home/Login or the Spree App. These are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Please note that you cannot top-up your card when using Payzone, Paypoint or at the Post Office.
It is completely FREE to top up your Ode card.
We would advise that you set up a regular payment from your debit card to ensure your Ode card is always topped up. It’s less hassle! The ‘Top Up Card’ tab on your online account gives you a full breakdown of your top-up options and it will outline any applicable changes.
Please feel free to check out our Terms and Conditions for any chargeable fees.
There is no minimum spend required to receive cashback. All you have to do is ensure there are sufficient funds on your card before you start spending.
If you happen to forget your PIN, all you have to do is request a PIN reminder. You can do this by accessing the Account details tab on your online account. Alternatively, you can call 01908 303564 and select option 4 for ‘forgotten PIN’.
PIN reminders can be sent via SMS instantly if requested via the Spree App.
If your card is lost or stolen, you must reach out and notify the Ode card support team immediately. You can call 01908 303564 and press option 3 for ‘lost and stolen’. You can also head over to the Spree app and block your card instantly. This will prevent any further spend on your account.
The below support contacts can ONLY handle queries for the Ode Card.
Support for the Ode card is available Monday to Friday.
The Ode card is issued by Imagor S.A/N.V., a Belgian limited liability company regulated and authorized by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) under firm registration number (FRN) of 900432, under the temporary permissions regime (TPR) and permitted to issue e-money.
The program is managed by Sodexo Motivation Solutions U.K. Limited is registered in England and Wales with registered number 02680629 and VAT registered number 733644335.