Discount cards

We are pleased to be able to offer you a great range of perks that help you save time and money.  Many of these perks are available via our exclusive Imperial Perks' portal and the remainder are discounts we have agreed locally with a number of external organisations (whilst we make every effort to ensure that the details posted from out locally agreed external organisations are correct, you should always check with the supplier before taking up a benefit).

Take a few moments to learn a bit more about Imperial Perks and how you can start to make those savings and also to find out about those local discounts you can take advantage of.

"Imperial Perks is a staff benefit and we are excited about this offering as the cash back savings on everyday expenditure alongside discounts across a range of products will enable your money to go a little bit further each month." Louise Lindsay, Director of Human Resources.


Imperial Perks

Alarm clock special offerImperial Perks is an exclusive shopping platform allowing you to save money online, in-store and via your mobile. So whether you are buying food, updating your wardrobe or planning a trip, there are exclusive savings or WOWPoints available on almost all brands.   

You can also invite up to ten members of your family or friends to enjoy these exclusive savings too. Simply log into Imperial Perks, click on My Account and then select invite A Friend.


WOW wordWOWPoints are an online currency that you can earn when doing your online shopping via Imperial Perks. Every WOWPoint you earn is worth 1p, so 100 WOWPoints = £1.

Browse 1,000s of WOWPoints offers from top merchants. Shop as usual. The retailer will tell us you've made a purchase, and Imperial Perks will award you with WOWPoints. WOWPoints are just as good as cash, and you can redeem your WOWPoints in a number of ways through Imperial Perks.

How Imperial Perks can save you money

Everyday savings and gift ideas in-store and online

You can save up to 15% by purchasing shopping cards for over 75 high street and online stores, including Amazon, Starbucks, Tesco and more. Many of the Shopping Cards can be reloaded via the Imperial Perks' portal at any time, and some can be used online to double your savings with existing online offers.

Simply order your cards via Imperial Perks and they will dispatch them by First Class post within two business days (recorded and insured postage are also available). There are no card processing fees when paying with WOWPoints or by Debit Card. Secure checkout with 256-bit SSL encryption means that your card details are safe.

Redeem your WOWPoints for discounted Shopping Cards at top retailers.

Shopping trolley

Since Imperial Perks became available to us, I have used the reloadable gift cards for my everyday food and lunch shopping plus the occasional personal item such as a new laptop for my son or outfit for me. After a year I withdrew my accumulated WOWPoints and purchased a 50” Sony Smart TV. Absolutely amazing considering all I’m doing is my everyday shopping!"

Audrey Fraser

Human Resources

Enjoy the latest cinema blockbuster

CinemaPerks is the dedicated cinema tickets channel for Imperial Perks, giving you access to substantially reduced cinema ticket prices. They are also a great way to easily redeem your WOWPoints. Choose from a wide range of cinemas, including Cineworld, Odeon, Vue, and more!

Imperial Perks has even negotiated strong savings on the Cineworld unlimited pass – simply sign in or register to check out the latest savings.

Buy instant and paper cinema vouchers with your WOWPoints.

How do I use an E-code?

E-codes are available immediately after purchase, allowing you to save up to 55% on your cinema ticket in the blink of an eye. E-codes can be taken straight to the cinema and used as payment for your film, and are available at Cineworld, Odeon and VUE.

I use Imperial Perks every time I go to the cinema! The codes are so easy to use and it’s made going to the cinema a much easier (and cheaper) experience. The codes also last for over a year so would make a great gift!"

Amy Morton

Human Resources

Family fun

Thanks to Merlin Entertainments, you can now enjoy unique, memorable and rewarding visitor experiences at any of the attractions available on Imperial Perks. What’s more, as a member of Imperial College staff, you get access to exclusive pricing too.

In addition to the major theme parks, Imperial Perks have also launched London attractions.  So whether you are looking for a thrill or a family day out, make sure you purchase through Imperial Perks to save up to 50% on your tickets.

Theme Parks include Alton Towers, Chessington World of Adventures and Thorpe Park. Other attractions such as Blackpool Tower, Coca Cola London Eye, and Sea Life Aquarium are also available.

Taking advantage of this fantastic offer is simple.  Just visit Imperial Perks and make your purchase through ONECart. You can then print off confirmation your voucher(s)/ticket(s) and take them with you to the attraction on the date of your visit.


I ordered tickets to Thorpe Park via Imperial Perks and got 50% off the price. It was extremely easy and quick to use, and I received the tickets almost instantly by email. 10/10!"

Emma Woodcock

Department of Chemistry

Shop for Utilities

Moving home or just looking to make sure you’re getting the best deal on your utility bills? Whether you’re comparing broadband, TV, mobile, or energy providers, Imperial Perks has offers you can enjoy exclusively as a member of Imperial College staff.

Take advantage of savings and/or earn WOWPoints with BT, EE, Sky, Virgin Media, Scottish Power and many more. Just log into Imperial Perks  and click on Utilities in the main navigation bar to find out more.

Travel savings

Hotel comparison's engine Person at airport

With Imperial Perks you can compare hotels from a range of the UK’s top travel retailers, including,,, and Expedia. You will see the best price and how many WOWPoints you can earn.

Integrated Expedia Flights

To help you save time and money, flights have also been added into ONECart. With ONECart you can book directly on site, making booking easier and keeping all your information in one place.

Simply sign into Imperial Perks to start saving now!

Shop in-store and earn WOWPoints

You can now earn WOWPoints in‑store when you shop with your normal credit or debit card.Credit card

How do I get started?

(1)    Register a credit or debit card to your Imperial Perks account
(2)    Select the retailers for which you would like to activate the offers
(3)    Make a purchase In-Store with the registered card at one of your selected retailers

We will award you with WOWPoints in your Imperial Perks account within 3-7 days after you make the purchase.

Simply sign into Imperial Perks to start saving now!

Other College discounts

Food and drink


Ognisko Restaurant  (55 Exhibition Road) - Exhibition Road Cultural Group members (including Imperial Staff)  can now enjoy an exclusive 15% off a la carte and drinks.  The offer is valid all week round and it cannot be used with any other offer. To claim your discount please mention this code: ‘Discover South Kensington’ and Imperial College.

The Sampler Wine Merchant (South Kensington branch) - room hire at £500 for the day/evening for parties and staff events - for full details please contact Mark Taylor on 0207 225 5091.

Le Pain Quotidien - 10% discount.

Verdi cafe - Royal Albert Hall - 10% discount.

Health and beauty


  • Bupa Eduhealth Essentials cover is the specially rated private medical insurance scheme for the education sector. The special rates offered by Eduhealth equate to approximately 55% of the equivalent price for non education staff.
  • Feelgood Contacts - 10% on contact lens orders, by entering R1GGE during the online checkout process
  • John Carne Hair Salon (Knightsbridge & Wimbledon) - 75% discount off of their Premier Gift Certificate (contact Alex 0845 6860185 / 07538 777917)
  • - 5% discount on all contact lens orders, by entering IMPERIAL during the checkout process when prompted
  • The Park Club - offering membership with no joining fee (joining fee at May 2013 = £200). Contact Marcus Phillips, membership team. 020 743 6263
  • Toni & Guy – (local branches) – amount of discount varies according to branch.   The Gloucester Road branch offer 20% discounts on cut and colour services all staff upon presentation of a valid Imperial Staff I.D card. The Great Portland Street branch offers 15% discount.

Museums and Galleries

Royal Albert Hall tours -  members of Exhibition Road Cultural Group (which includes Imperial College London Staff) are entitled to a 50% discount on the Grand Tour of the Royal Albert Hall.  Tickets normally cost £12 per person but with the discount you can purchase tickets for £6 per person.  This offer is for members only and if you are interested in taking a tour at the Hall, please let the box office know when booking and take your staff pass, business card or other form of work ID to the box office when you collect your tickets.  The Verdi cafe also offers a 10% discount.

 Staff with questions should email

Natural History Museum – half price entry into exhibitions plus 10% discount at cafe

Royal College of Art Shop – all items are at student prices

Victoria & Albert Museum – half price entry into exhibitions, plus 10% discount at gift Shop and cafe

Science Museum - 10% discount at gift shop and cafe

The Natural History Museum


Shoppers The public Apple Educational Site provides staff and students with discounts on Mac desktops and laptops, and lesser discounts on iPads.

Bicester Village - 10% discount off VIP card on production of ID card at Visitors' Centre

Bookthrift – 10% discount

Centralcrafts - offers unique, handmade, ethically traded gift ware, stationery and home accessories.  15% online discount, enter IMPERIAL at checkout.

Custard & Crumble - 10% discount on all products, enter PROM010 at checkout

Glowing Embers - (traditional and contemporary wood burning and multi-fuel stoves and all flue accessories) offering 10% discount off all products listed on their website. Please email for your personal discount code which should then be entered at checkout.

South Kensington books - 10% discount

The Outlet by Vanity House sell high street fashions, receive a 10% discount on your order by using the code IMP10 when placing an order.

The Watch Strap Store - 10% discount on all watch strap orders by entering ICL10 in the shopping cart before checkout


Discover South Kensington (led by the Exhibition Road Cultural Group)

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SNO - 5% off the full brochure price of ski holidays.  To claim the discount please quote “ICSnoMates” when enquiring about ski holidays via email on telepnone.  Please note that the discount is not available when booking online.


Storebox offers self-storage facilities for personal use at a variety of locations across the UK; including Hornsey, Brent Cross and London City Airport. Small, medium and large units available with no minimum stay requirement. This discount entitles staff and students their first four weeks stay for just £1 when booking a unit for 8 weeks or more. Simply call 0333 111 0770 and quote the offer.

Offer a discount to Imperial staff

If you wish to offer a discount to our staff, please forward an email to stating the following:

  • The name of the company offering the discount
  • Details of the product/service on offer and the amount of discount
  • If time limited, state the end of the offer
  • If applicable, a link to your website and/or to the webpage hosted on your website which shows full details of the discount available. 
  • It the discount is re-claimable online, please advise of any code to be quoted at checkout
  • A one line description of the discount on offer, for example 'Company name - 10% discount on all <name of product> orders by entering <code to claim discount> during the checkout process when prompted. Offer ends dd/mm/yy'

Please advise us of any changes to the discount offer, or if you withdraw the offer. Our staff are all issued with photographic ID cards if required for verification purposes.

We reserve the right to remove any information from our staff benefits webpage without notice.