Welcome to the Discounts for Carers Ode card Hub

 

The Ode card from Discounts for Carers makes earning cashback a breeze. Whether you look after a loved one or you’re a professional carer, if you are a part of the care sector, then you can sign up and start earning cashback.

 

The Ode card can be used when shopping online and in-store. Don’t forget that you can use the card to pay for your weekly shop or little treats for yourself - 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
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 Works 6% Cashback In-Store & Online The Works Cashback
Waterstones 6% Cashback In-Store & Online Waterstones Cashback

Gifts

Virgin Experience Days 12% Cashback Online Virgin Experience Days 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
JoJo Maman Bebe 6% Cashback In-Store & Online JoJo Maman Bebe 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 Ode card from Discounts for Carers is an additional benefit we offer to our members on top of our incredible deals and discounts. The Ode card is a prepaid VISA card that allows you to shop online or in-store at the places you love, just like a regular contactless debit card. 

     

    It is entirely free to sign up, and as an Ode cardholder, you can shop at qualifying retailers and earn up to 12% cashback on your purchase. Also, the Ode card is Money Supermarkets top prepaid card,  so you’re in safe hands with Ode.

     

  • Signing up for the Ode card couldn’t be easier. Once you have completed the registration process, your Ode card will be sent to you in the mail. From here, all you need to do is follow the activation steps provided then your Ode card will be ready for use.

     

    You will be required to provide an initial top-up of £5 when registering your Ode card. Please note that the £5 top-up is credited to your card for you to spend. Once the registration process has been completed and the initial top-up has been paid, the top-up minimum will be £10, and the maximum will be £1,000. So how do you top up your Ode card? It’s easy. Simply head over to your online account at https://www.spree-card.com/DCASPR/Home/Login 

     

    Alternatively, you can download the Spree App to top up and manage your card. The Spree app is available via the App Store and Google Store.

  • With the Ode card, our members can shop at their favourite stores, track cashback earned, and budget their monthly finances. You give at work, so why not start winning at life with Ode?

     

    If you are a Discounts for Carers cashback cardholder, you may have noticed that it has been rebranded to “Ode Card”. As an existing cashback cardholder, you do not need to worry, as the cashback card you know and love will work the same. 

     

    The card will have already changed in your Apple Wallet and Google Pay. Also, we will be sending you a shiny new Ode Card when your existing cashback card expires...but if you can’t wait, all you need to do is order a brand new Ode card for £2.99 per card.

  • Those who work in the Care Sector can apply for an Ode card and earn cashback when shopping at partner retailers - providing you have a valid carer work email address, or you can use a personal email address and you will need to upload a letter from the department for work and pensions when registering that you work and are paid for as a Carer.

     

  • Unfortunately, the Ode card is not available to retired members of staff at this current time. This is due to existing supplier agreements. Please note that we are working hard on this and hope to include retired members of staff in the future.

    Until then, why not check out our scheme? As a member, there is a wide selection of online offers available.

Registering for an Ode Card

  • If you work within the  Care Sector and you have a valid carer work email address, or a personal email address you can sign up and start earning once you are in receipt of the card.

  • You will need a valid/current work email address to sign up or you can use a personal email address however, you will need to upload a letter from the department for work and pensions when registering that you work and are paid for as a Carer.

  • There are no fees to pay for the first 12 months. However, please note that once the first 12 months has passed, there will be an annual fee of £2.99 per card. The fee will be taken automatically from your card balance.

    Please note that an initial top-up of £5 will be required when registering.

  • Absolutely. You can get an additional Ode card with the same benefits. Your partner or anyone in the same household aged 13 or over can get the Ode card.

    Tick the "Would you like an additional card" box when you register, or you can order one via your online account at https://www.spree-card.com/DCASPR/Home/Login 

    Additional card fees apply.

     

  • When you get an additional Ode card, both cards are sent separately. While both Ode cards are sent separately, they will be registered to the same account, and both account holders can add funds to the account.

  • After completing the registration process, you should receive your card within 7 estimated working days. However, please allow up to 14 working days for your card to arrive before reaching out and contacting us. This timeframe also applies to any reissued cards that have been expired, lost or stolen.
    Should you not receive your card and 14 days have surpassed, please contact the Ode Card Support team on 01908 303564.
  • A hard credit check will not be carried out when signing up for the Ode card. However, please note that in order to conduct appropriate anti-fraud checks, we may use your personal information. Any personal information provided may be disclosed to a fraud prevention agency or credit reference who may record the information.

     

  • A KYC (Know Your Customer) is a process carried out to verify our members' identity. This information is used to facilitate compliance with Anti-Money Laundering laws (AML) - a process that allows us to protect our system from accidentally facilitating criminal activity.

Using Your Ode Card

  • You can use your Ode card when shopping both online and in-store at any business that displays the Visa Acceptance mark – which is over 36 million retailers worldwide. The Ode Card can be used like any other Visa debit card. The only difference is you can earn cashback when shopping at qualifying retailers.

  • No, there are no transaction costs involved with the Ode card when used in the UK. However, if you plan on using the card outside the UK, some fees may apply. Check out our Terms and Conditions to learn more.

  • You can use your Ode card when shopping online and instore. However, please note that some of our partners do not provide cashback when shopping online.

    If you would like to learn more, please head on over to our retailer list.

  • To earn cashback at partner stores, all you need to do is ensure the Ode card is topped up with funds. Then, simply shop at a partner retailers to earn up to 12% cashback.

    The cashback you earn will be automatically credited to your account, and it will often take 5-7 days for your cashback to be processed. The only exception is Sainsbury's. Due to their calculation process, it can often take 3-6 weeks for cashback to be credited.

    We will always credit your account as soon as we are informed of the cashback that is to be awarded – where possible. Once the cashback has been credited to your account, it will be added to your available balance upon your next top up.

  • Yes, you will! When you use the Ode card to shop, you can still acquire loyalty points – just like you would with a Visa Debit card. However, when you shop at partner retailers, you can also earn cashback.

  • The Ode card can be used abroad at places that display the Visa Acceptance Mark. However, please keep in mind that a 2.5% foreign exchange fee will be applied. You can learn more by reading our T&Cs.

  • Unfortunately, the Ode card cannot be used to make cash withdraws from ATM's. Also, it cannot be used to purchase foreign currency, cash advances or for cash back at the till.

  • The Ode card cannot be used for gambling or adult websites. If you would like to learn more about the restrictions associated with the card, please head on over to our Terms and Conditions.

  • Unfortunately, you cannot earn cashback when buying petrol and non-petrol items sold at petrol stations.

  • Sometimes, we may add or remove partners, but we intend to provide a comprehensive range of outlets. You can head over to the Ode Hub to check on up-to-date listings for cashback rates.

Topping Up Your Ode Card

  • Once you have completed the registration process; you can access your account online 24/7. You will be required to use your login details (the ones you used in the registration process) to access your account.

  • There are several ways you can top up your Ode card. Firstly, you can head over to your online account.

    Alternatively, you can download the Spree Card App and top up your Ode card that way. The App can be used for top-ups, viewing your statement, looking at cashback earned, and being used in emergencies. I.e., blocking a lost or stolen card.

     

     

  • It is absolutely FREE to top up your Ode card. However, we would strongly recommend that you set up a regular payment from your debit card. This way, you know that your Ode card is being regularly topped up, taking away the hassle. 

    The 'Top Up Card' tab on your online account gives you a detailed breakdown of your top-up options and outlines any applicable charges.

    Please see our T&Cs to learn more.

  • To earn cashback, all you need to do is ensure there are sufficient funds on your account. There are no minimum spends or amounts required.

Need Help?

  • Should you happen to forget your PIN, you can request a PIN reminder through your online Account details tab. Also, you can call 01908 303564 and select option 4 for 'forgotten PIN.' A PIN reminder will be sent via SMS if requested via the Spree Card App.

  • If your Ode card is lost or stolen, please notify the Ode Card support team immediately. You can call them on 01908 303564. Press option 3 for 'lost and stolen'. You can also head over to the Spree Card App where you can instantly block your Ode card – this will prevent any further spend on your account.

    Please note that a replacement fee will apply. For further information, please head over to the fees table in our Terms and Conditions.

  • 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.