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Hundreds join staff discount portal in first month – including £250 prize draw winner

More than 700 staff signed up to the new staff discounts portal in its first month, including one staff member who won £250 in a prize draw.  

The prize was offered as an extra incentive for the launch of the discount portal. 

Glenn Harris from Marketing & Communications was drawn at random from a list of 728 names. Glenn said: “I’ve just moved house so I plan to use the Ikea vouchers in the portal to help us furnish our dream family home.” 

The discount portal currently has 5,432 available deals including £240 a year savings on food and groceries and £500 a year savings on fashion and gifts.

Register for the staff discount portal

Staff will initially need to complete an internal registration form and provide details such as name and email address to receive a unique ID which can then be used to access the portal.

HR and IS are working on speeding up this registration process, whilst ensuring the system remains secure. The portal provided by third-party suppliers Sodexo is widely used by over 700 organisations nationally including 48% of universities.

Available Discounts

  • Highstreet & Fashion – save up to 18%
  • Restaurants and Coffee Shops – save up to 10% on food and drink
  • Holidays and Travel – save up to 10%
  • Days Out – save up to 53% on Admission
  • Supermarkets – save up to 8.5%
  • Home and Garden – save up to 10% off home improvements
  • Film – save up to 40% off at the cinema and 20% off at Sky Store

Staff can also buy a Spree cashback card – a Visa prepaid card which can used online or in-store at one of 50+ retail partners to receive cash back next time you top up. You can also use your card anywhere just like any other payment card, and can check your balance and cashback retailers on the Spree website or Apple App.

If you have any questions please email

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