Welcome to the Discounts for Teachers Ode card Hub

 

With the Ode card, earning cashback has never been so easy. Whether you are a teacher, a teaching assistant, or you're part of the admin team, if your work in the Education sector, you can sign up.

 

The Ode card from Discounts for Teachers can be used when shopping online and in-store at qualifying retailers. Use your card to pay for your weekly shop or a special treat; it’s up to you. 

As featured on Money Saving Expert as a "Top Pick for Pre-Paid Cards" to save YOU money. 

Earn cashback with the Ode card when shopping at qualifying retailers

Supermarkets

ASDA 2.5% Cashback In-store & online ASDA Cashback
Sainsburys 3% Cashback In-store & online Sainsburys Cashback
Waitrose 3% Cashback In-store & online Waitrose Cashback

Department Stores

M&S 3% Cashback In-store & online M&S Cashback
John Lewis 5% Cashback In-store & online John Lewis Cashback

Restaurants

Pizza Hut 6% Cashback In Restaurant Pizza Hut Cashback
Papa Johns 5% Cashback In Restaurant & Online Papa Johns Cashback
Harvester 5% Cashback In Restaurant Harvester Cashback
Toby Carvery 5% Cashback In Restaurant Toby Carvery Cashback

Fashion

Clarks 6% Cashback In-Store & Online Clarks Cashback
GAP 6% Cashback In-Store GAP Cashback
River Island 5% Cashback In-Store & Online River Island Cashback
Primark 4.5% Cashback In-Store Primark Cashback
Nike 5% Cashback In-Store & Online Nike Cashback
New Look 7% Cashback In-Store & Online New Look Cashback

Home & Garden

Carpet Right 7% Cashback In-Store Carpet Right Cashback
Wilko's 5% Cashback In-Store & Online Wilko's Cashback
Argos Cashback 5% Cashback Online Argos Cashback Cashback
B&Q 4% Cashback In-Store & Online B&Q Cashback
Halfords 6% Cashback Online Halfords Cashback
The White Company 7% Cashback In-Store & Online The White Company Cashback
The Works 6% Cashback In-Store & Online The Works Cashback
Waterstones 6% Cashback In-Store & Online Waterstones Cashback

Gifts

Thorntons 6% Cashback In-Store & Online Thorntons Cashback
Virgin Experience Days 12% Cashback Online Virgin Experience Days Cashback
Mappin & Webb 8% Cashback In-Store & Online Mappin & Webb Cashback
Ernest Jones 6% Cashback In-Store & Online Ernest Jones Cashback
H Samuel 6% Cashback In-Store & Online H Samuel Cashback
Masterchef Gift Card 8% Cashback In-Store & Online Masterchef Gift Card Cashback
Laithwaites 7% Cashback In-Store & Online Laithwaites Cashback

Travel

Intrepid Travel 5% Cashback Online Intrepid Travel Cashback
National Express 5% Cashback Online National Express Cashback

Beauty

Boots 5% Cashback In-Store & Online Boots Cashback
Feel Unique 6% Cashback Online Feel Unique Cashback
The Body Shop 6% Cashback In-Store & Online The Body Shop Cashback

Key Benefits

  • 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.

  • Contactless Visa debit card

  • Apple Pay & Google Pay

It's as simple as...

Download the SPREE app now!

To keep track of your spending, use our SPREE card app - 

Search 'Spree' in the app store, give it a tap.

Check on your balance, top up your account,

Follow those earnings, and watch as they mount.

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FAQ's

  • 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. 

Need Help?

  • 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.

  • Support for the Ode card is available Monday to Friday.

     

    The below support contacts can ONLY handle queries for the Ode Card: 

    • Call  - 01908 303564
    • Online Form - Once you login to your Ode account, scroll down to the end of the page where you'll find a  'Contact Us' option, click here to get started.   
    • For eVoucher and Gift Card queries - We have a separate dedicated team - email [email protected] 

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.