Discover the new CULTURA PASS CARD!

The culture of leisure, from A to Z!

Offer your employees cultural activities in their spare time!

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CULTURA PASS CARD

Cultura Pass Card is a fringe benefit, created especially for leisure cultural activities.

150 lei

Monthly, 150 lei, for your employee’s access to culture. Occasionally, 300 per event.

Zero

Zero employer and salary taxes for the company and the people who receive Cultura Pass tickets or cards (withholding at source 10% income tax)

100%

For the amounts offered through Cultura Pass products, the deducibility is 100% according to the tax code.

Thousands of possibilities

Cultura Pass cards and tickets offer access to thousands of cultural activities, through the purchase of books, theater and cinema tickets, sports competitions or concerts.

What is Cultura Pass Card

  • Cultura Pass Card is a solution for companies to reward and motivate their employees. With the card, spare time can become a lot more fun. It can be used to purchase tickets to shows, movies, sports competitions, festivals, concerts, theater plays, exhibitions and fairs, books, school books, music albums and many other cultural products.

  • The electronic tickets are offered on a Mastercard contactless support. This can be monthly fed with 150 lei, or occasionally with 300 lei per event.

How do you get to offer your employees culture products?

Step 1

Fill in the online form.

Step 2

A Sodexo representative will contact you with a personalized offer for your company.

Step 3

Accept an offer and sign the contract.

WHAT IS CULTURA PASS CARD

Step 1

Fill in the online form.

WHAT IS CULTURA PASS CARD

Step 2

A Sodexo representative will contact you with a personalized offer for your company.

Step 3

Accept an offer and sign the contract.

Download the free Sodexo Romania Card mobile app

- You can quickly see the balance account
- See your transaction history
- Find easily Sodexo partners easy
- Discover a large range of promotions
- Recommend a location
- Add virtual cards
- Get answers to FAQ
- Contact us directly from the app

CULTURA PASS - F.A.Q

They are valid one year starting from the date of issuance on paper, or from the loading date for vouchers issued on electronic support.

No. The Culture Pass card is not a bank card and the beneficiary cannot withdraw cash from the ATM fromon this card.

(1) Each cultural ticket on paper is valid only if it has a serial number under which it was registered by the issuing unit and includes at least the following mentions:

a) the name and address of the issuer;
(b) the value of the ticket;
(c) the availability period of the ticket;

(d) tabs for registering the first and last name and the personal identification number of the employee who will use the ticket;

(e) the interdiction of being used to buy other products than the ones stated in article no. 21, line (2);
(f) tab for registering the date and applying a stamp form the cultural event where the tickets was used or from the units he bought cultural products, according to art. 21, line (2).

(2) Each cultural ticket on electronic support is valid only if the mentions from line (1) letter (a), (c) and (e), and also the first and last name, as well as the personal identification number are registered on the electronic support of the cultural ticket.

The maximum level of the amounts granted in the form of cultural tickets cannot exceed 150 lei for the tickets given monthly, and the amount of 300 lei / event, for those given occasionally.

The nominal value of a cultural ticket is 10 lei or a multiple of 10, but not more than 50 lei

These can be:

a). subscriptions or tickets to shows, concerts, movie screenings, museums, festivals, fairs and exhibitions, permanent or touring, theme parks, including those for children;

b). books, school books, music albums and movies in any format available

According to Law 165/2018 regarding the issuance of securities tickets, as well as other applicable legal provisions, cultural tickets can be granted by entities that recruit workers on the basis of an employment contract.

Yes, according to article 10, line 4 form 1045/2018 government decision, in case of cumulative positions in a company, it is allowed to grant cultural tickets for all the positions of the employee.

Cultural tickets can be offered to all employees registered with employment contract

Employee Benefits

  • They can receive 150 lei per month or 300 lei occasionally for a certain event, having the possibility to purchase books or theater and movie tickets, sports competitions, concerts and many other cultural products and services, of their choice.

  • For the amounts of money received on Cultura Pass card there are no salary taxes, therefore the employees enjoy a greater purchasing power.

  • They have access to a varied network of Sodexo partners from whom they can purchase products. It can be seen, fast and easy, in the Sodexo Card app.

Paying with card (cultura tickets or coupons on electronic support) is much faster because it does not imply the cashier counting and verifying the printed version of the tickets.

Cultura Pass Card offers a flexibility in the amounts spent. This means that one can pay the purchase, in the limit available on the card.

Cultura Pass Card has the contactless technology, therefore payments under 100 lei can be made without introducing the PIN code.

The card owner can find out any moment the amount available on his card, downloading for free Sodexo Romania Card mobile app from App Store or Google Play Store.

F.A.Q about Cultura cards

No, meal cards can only be used for payments in shops and restaurants. The meal card is not a bank card and the employee cannot withdraw cash from an ATM using this card.

The validity of the meal vouchers on the meal card is 1 year. Amounts of meal vouchers loaded until November 1st will expire from the total balance on the card if they are not spent until Dec 31st at 23:59.
Employees can view at any time what the balance of their card is and what amount they have to spend before the expiration, by accessing the main page of the Card Sodexo Romania mobile application or on the www.cardsodexo.ro platform.

No. The Culture Pass card is not a bank card and the beneficiary cannot withdraw cash from the ATM fromon this card.

(1) Each cultural ticket on paper is valid only if it has a serial number under which it was registered by the issuing unit and includes at least the following mentions:

a) the name and address of the issuer;
(b) the value of the ticket;
(c) the availability period of the ticket;

(d) tabs for registering the first and last name and the personal identification number of the employee who will use the ticket;

(e) the interdiction of being used to buy other products than the ones stated in article no. 21, line (2);
(f) tab for registering the date and applying a stamp form the cultural event where the tickets was used or from the units he bought cultural products, according to art. 21, line (2).

(2) Each cultural ticket on electronic support is valid only if the mentions from line (1) letter (a), (c) and (e), and also the first and last name, as well as the personal identification number are registered on the electronic support of the cultural ticket.

The maximum level of the amounts granted in the form of cultural tickets cannot exceed 150 lei for the tickets given monthly, and the amount of 300 lei / event, for those given occasionally.

The nominal value of a cultural ticket is 10 lei or a multiple of 10, but not more than 50 lei

These can be:

a). subscriptions or tickets to shows, concerts, movie screenings, museums, festivals, fairs and exhibitions, permanent or touring, theme parks, including those for children;

b). books, school books, music albums and movies in any format available

Cultural tickets can be offered to all employees registered with employment contract

Employer Benefits

  • Cultura Pass Card is a benefit that can be used by employees to purchase books and musical products, but also tickets to shows, theaters, movie theaters, exhibitions and museums. Cultura Pass Card is an excellent way to show your gratification to your employees, for their loyalty, their hard work and their results.

  • Fiscal facility - 100% deductibility when calculating profit tax, within 5% of the value of the salary expenses.

  • Simplicity - the cards are offered to the employees only once, then they are recharged monthly or occasionally.

  • Motivated employees will be more efficient and productive.

What F.A.Q have employers about CULTURA cards

They are valid one year starting from the date of issuance on paper, or from the loading date for vouchers issued on electronic support.

No. The Culture Pass card is not a bank card and the beneficiary cannot withdraw cash from the ATM fromon this card.

(1) Each cultural ticket on paper is valid only if it has a serial number under which it was registered by the issuing unit and includes at least the following mentions:

a) the name and address of the issuer;
(b) the value of the ticket;
(c) the availability period of the ticket;

(d) tabs for registering the first and last name and the personal identification number of the employee who will use the ticket;

(e) the interdiction of being used to buy other products than the ones stated in article no. 21, line (2);
(f) tab for registering the date and applying a stamp form the cultural event where the tickets was used or from the units he bought cultural products, according to art. 21, line (2).

(2) Each cultural ticket on electronic support is valid only if the mentions from line (1) letter (a), (c) and (e), and also the first and last name, as well as the personal identification number are registered on the electronic support of the cultural ticket.

The maximum level of the amounts granted in the form of cultural tickets cannot exceed 150 lei for the tickets given monthly, and the amount of 300 lei / event, for those given occasionally.

The nominal value of a cultural ticket is 10 lei or a multiple of 10, but not more than 50 lei

These can be:

a). subscriptions or tickets to shows, concerts, movie screenings, museums, festivals, fairs and exhibitions, permanent or touring, theme parks, including those for children;

b). books, school books, music albums and movies in any format available

Legislative Framework

  • Law no. 165/2018 regarding the granting of securities

Find answes to F.A.Q about Cultura Card

The validity of the meal vouchers on the meal card is 1 year. Amounts of meal vouchers loaded until November 1st will expire from the total balance on the card if they are not spent until Dec 31st at 23:59.
Employees can view at any time what the balance of their card is and what amount they have to spend before the expiration, by accessing the main page of the Card Sodexo Romania mobile application or on the www.cardsodexo.ro platform.

No. The Culture Pass card is not a bank card and the beneficiary cannot withdraw cash from the ATM fromon this card.

(1) Each cultural ticket on paper is valid only if it has a serial number under which it was registered by the issuing unit and includes at least the following mentions:

a) the name and address of the issuer;
(b) the value of the ticket;
(c) the availability period of the ticket;

(d) tabs for registering the first and last name and the personal identification number of the employee who will use the ticket;

(e) the interdiction of being used to buy other products than the ones stated in article no. 21, line (2);
(f) tab for registering the date and applying a stamp form the cultural event where the tickets was used or from the units he bought cultural products, according to art. 21, line (2).

(2) Each cultural ticket on electronic support is valid only if the mentions from line (1) letter (a), (c) and (e), and also the first and last name, as well as the personal identification number are registered on the electronic support of the cultural ticket.

The maximum level of the amounts granted in the form of cultural tickets cannot exceed 150 lei for the tickets given monthly, and the amount of 300 lei / event, for those given occasionally.

The nominal value of a cultural ticket is 10 lei or a multiple of 10, but not more than 50 lei

These can be:

a). subscriptions or tickets to shows, concerts, movie screenings, museums, festivals, fairs and exhibitions, permanent or touring, theme parks, including those for children;

b). books, school books, music albums and movies in any format available

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