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Discounts for the Education Sector

A service that connects education staff to money-saving discounts at big brands.

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Discounts for Teachers is a service aimed toward anyone who works in the Education Sector including university academics, technical, research or professional service staff. The service connects education staff to money-saving discounts at big brands.

Why Join?

When you join the scheme, you are joining thousands of your peers in the Education Sector who save money at the biggest brands. With a wide selection of discounts and exclusive offers, you can browse from hundreds of brands and save at the places you love. More information is available on the Discounts for Teachers website

What is the Ode card?

Alongside the discounts on offer, they also offer a retail cashback card called Ode card, which has been featured on Money Saving Expert as a "Top Pick for Pre-Paid Cards" to save money. 

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The card can be used anywhere that accepts Visa® when shopping online and instore, just like a regular debit card. However, the main difference is that you can earn cashback when shopping at qualifying retailers, including Sainsburys, Asda, Waitrose, John Lewis and M&S and many more.
  • Earn up to 12% cashback over 75 retailers

  • No credit checks

  • Free for 1st year, then a £2.99 annual charge taken from your balance

  • Contactless Visa Prepaid Debit Card

  • Apple Pay and Google Pay

Please note you’ll first have to register with Discounts for Teachers platform before you can register and order an Ode card.