Ode prepaid cashback card (carers/charity staff/NHS staff/teachers)

Posted 24th Jul 2022

With the cost of living crisis causing many to have to cut back on essentials the Ode card might be of use to some with its cashback at popular retailers. Sadly, it’s limited to specific professions.

If you're aged 18 or over and a a carer, charity worker, work in education or healthcare, the Ode prepaid card gets you cashback at over 80 retailers, including Asda, Boots, M&S, Sainsbury's and Waitrose, though not at petrol stations.

The card is free for the first year, after which a £2.99 annual fee kicks in.

No credit check necessary.

Additional partner cards available.

The underlying Ode card is the same regardless of your profession, however to apply you'll need to follow the correct link below. You need to have a valid work email address to sign up, though carers can use a personal email address and upload a letter from the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) as proof.

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    I have this card. The cashback earned is loaded on each time you top up, which can be done via the Spree app. Easy to claw back the small annual fee, especially if you shop at the major supermarkets that are included
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    Where a retailer is on TCB, can you get cashback from both TCB and Ode when using the card?
    Yes you can. Think of the Ode card as similar to a debit card. Anything that you can do with a debit card, including getting cashback via TCB/Quidco on transactions paid for with the card, you can do with the Ode card. The one thing that you can’t do with the Ode card is make cash withdrawals.

    PS: you can also combine TCB/Quidco, discount codes and the Ode card and thus multiply the amount of cashback you get. I’ve done this many times (edited)
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    Beware of Dormancy fee with these cards. If you do not use the card for a year, they drain your account £5 per month (without any warning I might add) until empty. Hidden in the terms and conditions. Not much of a discount then. interestingly I understand this practice is illegal in the United States.
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