The range of reward and benefit providers is wide, and getting wider. There are also many generous discounts available. Our guide explains what schemes the main voucher providers offer, and where the biggest savings are.
Charity Gift Vouchers
Comet Business Services
Currys PC World
The Gift Voucher Shop
House of Fraser
Into the Blue
Marks and Spencer
Marriot Individual Incentives
National Book Tokens
National Garden Gift Vouchers
Red Letter Days
The Voucher Shop
The online retail giant offers a range of gift certificates in any denomination between 1p and £500. Gift certificates are available as: e-mail vouchers; e-voucher claim codes; or electronic gift cards. They are valid for three years.
Offers volume discounts for orders greater than £5,000. Email [email protected] for further information.
£0 – £999
Offers vouchers and a gift card scheme for 18,500 products. Can supply product-specific vouchers where a particular kind of gift or reward is intended for the recipient.
Its A-card scheme can be pre-loaded with a cash value, and redeemed at any Argos or Homebase store. Value can be added electronically as and when required or “earned”.
Argos also provides vouchers and gift cards from other high street retailers including Arcadia retailers, Boots, and Debenhams.
Call 0870 850 7642 for further information.
No discount system advertised. Call 0870 850 7642 for further information.
£1 – £9,999
Order value Discount
£10,000 – £24,999
£1 – £9,999
The B&Q Gift Card can be spent on more than 45,000 home improvement and garden products at more than 330 stores nationwide. Vouchers come in £5, £10, £25, and £50 denominations.
Call 0845 600 3762 for further information.
The Boots Giftcard is a swipe card that works in the same way as a gift voucher. Add any amount up to £250 onto a card, and it can then be spent on anything in Boots stores nationwide.
Buy through Boots or Voucher Express, a preferred supplier of Boots Gift Vouchers online. Business customers can order up to £4,950 online.
No discount system advertised. Call 0115 949 4208 for further information.
The new name for Accor Services, Capital Incentives & Motivation, and Motivano. Claims to be the world’s largest supplier of benefits, incentives and pre-paid services.
Voucher schemes include: Single Store Vouchers, covering major retailers such as Arcadia retailers, Topshop, Currys; Leisure Vouchers, covering restaurant and entertainment names such as Pizza Hut and Alton Towers; Capital Bonds, multi-store gift vouchers that can be used at various major retailers, including Selfridges, Argos, HMV and Edenred Travel, an ABTA travel agency offering travel gift vouchers and a discounted holiday booking service.
Card schemes include: Compliments Card, a prepaid “closed-loop” card that can be used in 130 high street and online retailers; Incentive Award Card, a prepaid “open-loop” MasterCard or Maestro card, which can be used in millions of locations worldwide; Compliments Experiences Card, used for a range of experiences from a driving experience day, to pampering in spas.
Edenred also offers Webcentiv, an online incentives management system, which gives a reward choice of more than 30,000 items of merchandise, vouchers and experiences. Participants collect reward points online to encourage long-term loyalty and engagement.
Vary according to scheme selected. Call 0845 330 4411 for further information.
Part of the Donate As You Spend (DAYS) Fundraising Initiative. It carries vouchers from a wide range of retailers, including Debenhams, Amazon, Next, and Homebase. Also offers the flexible Love2Shop High Street Voucher and the new Say Shopping Pass. Vouchers purchased from Charity Gift Vouchers earn participating charities a 3% cut. (With Tesco, J Sainsbury and Asda it is currently 1%.)
No discount system advertised. Call 01323 848686 for further information.
Comet Gift Vouchers can be redeemed at any of Comet’s 250 stores nationwide and can be redeemed on more than 7,000 products across 250 brands. The scheme also covers energy efficient products in Comet’s Green Collection.
Also offers its own Comet Gift Cards, which can be loaded with amounts from £1 to £1,000.
No discount system advertised. Call 0844 499 2828 for further information.
The Currys PC World voucher scheme is run by Voucher Central, which offers individual vouchers for £5, £10, or £50. The vouchers can be redeemed in more than 700 Currys, Currys.digital or PC World stores across the UK.
No discount system advertised. Call 08456 08 08 09 for further information.
£1000 – £9,999
Debenhams gift vouchers can be redeemed at more than 130 stores across the UK & Ireland, covering designer fashions, accessories, fragrances, cosmetics, toys, gadgets, homewares and electrical items. Debehams also offers corporate gifts, covering flowers, hampers and food, wine, and experience days.
Call 01823 364 798 for further information.
Specialises in experiences vouchers, covering everything from bungee jumps to health spa days, gourmet cruises to Ferrari driving. The website encourages consumers to blog and rate experiences.
Its experience vouchers, which are valid for nine months from date of purchase, include message card, booking instructions and information booklet.
Part of Acorne Group, which includes Virgin Experience Days, The Virgin Voucher, and Leisure Vouchers.
Runs special offers. Call 08720 30 3000 for further information.
Claims to be the UK’s first online gift card and superstore, featuring gift cards from Debenhams, Argos, iTunes, Ticketmaster, Sainsbury’s, WHSmith, Comet and other retailers.
Each card is loaded with the required value and packed with the relevant greeting card, message or gift box. Customers can choose to activate the card after confirming receipt. Online management system provides daily billing reports.
Can be obtained for bulk purchase. Call 0844 478 0058 for further information.
The Gift Voucher Shop’s primary product is the One4all voucher/card which can be used in 17,000 outlets covering department stores, fashion outlets, hotels, travel and experience providers. It is available in any denomination from £10 to £400. The card, however, is not reloadable.
Also provides a range of customer loyalty programmes, trade promotions and specialised software solutions for the management of employee incentives.
An online management tool allows employers to run a customised in-house incentive or bonus scheme.
The Gift Voucher Shop recently teamed up with the Post Office to offer a joint gift voucher service, in conjunction with leading UK retailers, which is available at all of the 14,600 Post Office branches nationwide.
No discount system advertised. Call 0845 0822 480 for further information.
Offers a huge of employee reward and incentive schemes, including Bonusbond, the UK’s first multi-outlet voucher, which dates back to 1971.
Bonusbond vouchers can be redeemed at more than 25,000 outlets in the UK, including restaurants, theatres, hotels, holidays, or activity days. The gift vouchers have no expiry date.
The ENVY experience voucher is aimed at motivational programmes, such as sales or other performance incentives. There are 10 ENVY experience vouchers available in different price brackets across 800 different experiences.
Pure Reward is a pre-paid debit card, operating on the Visa platform. The card holder enjoys the freedom of choohow to spend their reward from a carefully selected group of retailers without any risk of overspend.
Available dependent on quantity. Call 0844 800 6435 for further information.
House of Fraser offers gift cards and vouchers across its range of clothing, beauty, home, furniture, and electrical departments, which can be redeemed in any
| £1,000 – £4,999 |
£5,000 – £9,999
£10,000 – £14,999
£15,000 and over
of its 61 stores in the UK and Ireland or online. It also offers food and wine, tailored gifts, or “pure indulgence” shopping days.
Gift cards can be loaded with values ranging from £5 to £1,000, and vouchers are available in denominations of £1, £5, £10, £25, £50 and £100.
Call 0844 561 1010 for further information.
Activity gift voucher supplier, which started life in 1996 providing flying experiences, and now offers 700 different experience days, including driving, water sports, outdoor adventures, creative, and health and beauty.
Vouchers start at £50 and are valid for 12 months.
No discounts advertised. Call 01959 578100 for further information.
|£1,000 or over |
£10,000 or over
£50,000 or over
John Lewis gift vouchers can be bought in £5, £10, £25, and £50 denominations, and used on the store’s huge range of brands in home, fashion, leisure and technology.
They can also be used on the John Lewis website, plus Waitrose, including Waitrose Deliver, Waitrose Entertaining, Waitrose Wine Direct, and Ocado. The vouchers have no expiry date.
Call 0845 603 7979 for further information.
Leisure Vouchers can be redeemed at more than 4,000 outlets across the UK at restaurants, retailers, hotels, on holidays, or family day outs. Vouchers range from a £10 buffet lunch for two at Pizza Hut at the bottom end, to a £100+ overnight stay and golfing at a Marriott Championship Course at the top end. There are regular special offers.
Provides tracking reports to help employers plan future campaigns by detailing where staff have enjoyed their vouchers.
Recently acquired by Acorne Group from Whitbread.
Offers “competitive discounts”. Call 0844 474 0600 for further information.
Offers single-outlet schemes for retailers such as Debenhams, Marks & Spencer, and Amazon or multi-outlet voucher schemes.
Card schemes include: Love2Shop, a high street gift voucher redeemable at over 20,000 stores; Love2Choose, a card-based scheme; Love2Play, which offers more than 500 experiences; Love2Travel, covering the travel market.
Love2Reward also offers a personalised points-based system, allowing employers to run staff incentive or motivation schemes by awarding “virtual incentive points” that are redeemed through gift vouchers or other rewards.
A scheme aimed at small and medium sized businesses (SMEs) is “Everyday Benefits”, a voluntary employee benefits package that allows employers to provide a comprehensive range of products and services at minimal cost, including travel, home, health and leisure, food and entertainment.
Offers a range of discounts for bulk purchases of gift vouchers and gift cards. Call 0845 313 0357 for further information.
£1 – £2,499
The vouchers can be redeemed across a huge range of products at any of Marks & Spencer’s 600 stores. Also available for food, wine, and flowers.
M&S offers its own fulfilment service, with gift vouchers inserted into personalised cards and envelopes, with a covering letter.
Call 0870 608 0505 for further information.
Marriott Gift Experience Vouchers cover golf and pamper days, dining and theatre experiences, or luxurious hotels in an international choice of destinations.
No discount system advertised. Call 0800 56 56 66 for further information.
They are suitable for both employee rewards and sales incentives, and also training and skills programmes, where they can encourage staff involvement and continued learning, leading to improved performance and enhanced staff skills.
“Attractive” discounts available on bulk purchases. Call 020 7802 0808 or 020 7802 0832 for further information.
National Garden Gift Vouchers are operated by The Horticultural Trades Association (HTA) which was established in 1899. The vouchers date back to 1962.
The vouchers are available to buy and spend at nearly 2,000 HTA member centres across the UK, and can be redeemed against more than 90,000 different gardening-related products.
Online voucher system run by Voucher Express.
Offers bulk discounts. Call 0870 240 8237 for further information.
Order value Discount £1,000 – £10,000
£10,001 – £50,000
£50,001 – £100,000
The third largest womanswear retailer in the UK, its gift vouchers and cards are redeemable in 590 stores internationally (Ireland, Belgium, France and Dubai). Also offers menswear, teen, children and babywear.
The New Look gift card can be loaded with any value from £1 to £1,000, and employers can manage the load process and activate cards through the retailer’s gift card management system.
Call 845 643 9044 for further information.
Vouchers and gift cards can be redeemed at any of Next’s 490+ stores nationwide, online, and through its 1,000-page Next Directory. Products include clothing, electricals, home and furniture, flowers and wine.
Vouchers are available in denominations of £5, £10, £20 and £25, while gift cards are available from £10 to £200.
Competitive discounts offered depending on the value of the order. Call 0844 844 8088 for further information.
Claims to be the premier cinema company in the business-to-business marketplace. Gift vouchers worth £5 or £10 available with choice of wallets.
No discount system advertised. Call 0800 888911 for further information.
Ovation’s Universal Voucher System is a white-labelled system designed for corporate incentives, staff motivation and sales promotions, that is branded under the employer’s name.
It is a multi-brand gift voucher system, offering more than 120 well-known retail and activity rewards options, from retailers including Boots, John Lewis, Next, Virgin, and Debenhams. Universal operates entirely online.
No discount system advertised. Call 020 7820 8800 for further information.
Runs a huge range of employee motivation programmes, including a gift voucher scheme, The Voucher Shop.
Spree, its staff reward card, is a debit card that can be used anywhere that accepts MasterCard. Suitable for incentive, commission or bonus payments. Accepted in more than 26 million outlets worldwide, and offers between 0.5 and 1.5% rebate on purchases. Partners include some of the UK’s major high street retailers.
Spree-flex is its flexible benefits scheme, giving employees the opportunity, via a salary-sacrifice scheme, to enjoy a range of savings at leading high street stores. Spree-plus is a less comprehensive version.
Rewardbanking.com is its online reward points banking system that allows organisations to run incentive and motivation programmes. The employer can run the whole programme, including full management reporting, and reward fulfilment. Employees are incentivised from a wide choice of rewards.
Recognise Me is a more ad hoc employee reward system.
No discount system advertised. Call 0845 050 9532 for further information.
Provides a range of corporate gifts and experiences ranging from adrenaline adventures to spa days to luxury hampers.
Also offers online incentive points schemes, and organises team building events or fun days.
Claims to be the UK’s first carbon-neutral experience company, offsetting the carbon emissions of all of its experiences.
No discount system advertised. Call 0845 600 7610 for further information.
The supermarket giant offers credit card sized gift cards that can be reloaded remotely with any amount of money from £1 to £2,000, and can only be activated once in the hands of the recipient. They can be used at all of Sainsbury’s stores, coffee shops, and petrol stations on more than 30,000 products, covering homeware, electrical, clothing, food, beauty, entertainment, garden and wine. The cards have no expiry date.
Sainsbury’s also offers food vouchers for employers that want to exclude alcohol or cigarettes from the scheme.
All vouchers and cards redeemed earn Nectar points.
Discounts available for orders over £1,000. Call 0870 0101 351 for further information.
Run by food and facilities management giant Sodexho, SayShopping is a multi-retailer voucher system redeemable at major high street retailers including Boots, HMV, Matalan, Waterstones, plus entertainment, dining and leisure outlets. Up to £3,500 of vouchers can be ordered online.
Orders between £500 and £3,500 are eligible for a 2% discount. Call 01276 418888 for further information.
Redeemable at leading shoe shops nationwide, including Arco, Barratts and Clarks. The vouchers come in amounts of £5 and £10 and can be branded with a client logo and carry a personal message.
Offers a discount system whereby staff pay in instalments that are deducted from their payroll. Call 01462 454658 for further information.
Has a comprehensive gift vouchers and gift card programme that is marketed internationally. Its vouchers and cards can be redeemed at more than 6,000 spas and salons worldwide. The vouchers can be customised with a company’s logo and message.
SpaFinder Gift Vouchers are available in denominations from £25, and SpaFinder Gift Cards are available in £25 and £50 denominations. Smaller denominations offered include Salon Wish Vouchers, from £15, and Salon Wish Cards, in £15 and £25 denominations.
No discount system advertised. Call 0870 121 6066 for further information.
The Starbucks Card provides customers with a simple, convenient way to pay for purchases in stores around the world. It provides a simple, easy way to pay instore, can be managed and topped up online, and includes loyalty rewards scheme.
Cards are available in denominations of £5 to £15