Supermarket Volunteer E-Gift Cards

Volunteer gift cards can be purchased online and used by people other than the purchaser to buy shopping in store for them.

These are generally purchased on-line, and then an email is sent with a barcode to either the purchaser, or a nominated recipient who can then use this to purchase goods in store. This enables contactless payment for both volunteers and store staff.

 

Supermarkets offering the schemes:

ASDA – here

  • Minimum – maximum value: £5-£150
  • Helpline Number: 08005193333
  • Card can be emailed to the purchaser or volunteer to then use in store.
  • It can be topped up online.
  • Also sells a reloadable physical card which can be topped up online and sent by post to a person of choice.
  • This can be redeemed in store printed or on a phone screen. Not certain if they can be used online, other ASDA gift cards can.
  • Bulk/ Corporate Purchase – yes - link
    • Corporate card phone number 03332079661

Sainsbury’s - link

  • Minimum – maximum value: £5-£250
  • Helpline Number: 03712001597
  • Card can be emailed to the purchaser or volunteer to then use in store.
  • Gift cards cannot be sent by post.
  • You can view your balance online but it is not certain if they can be topped up online.
  • The purchaser will receive an email when the card is opened by email and each time it is accessed.
  • This can be redeemed in store printed or on a phone screen. The card cannot be used online.
  • There are certain products that cannot be purchased with a gift card, the only food item being infant formula. (link)
  • Bulk/ Corporate purchase - link

Morrison’s – here

  • Minimum – maximum value: £10 - £250
  • Helpline Number: 03443815042
  • Provides both physical and e-gift cards, with the physical cards being posted to the recipient, or being sent by email as an e-card
  • They can be used in any Morrison’s Store, printed or on a phone screen, including on self-service check outs. They cannot be used online.
  • The balance on the card can be checked by calling a number on the back of the card, or for e-cards online, but the card cannot be reloaded.
  • Gift cards can also be purchased for organisations in bulk here.

Waitrose – link

  • Minimum – maximum value: £10 - £500
  • Phone order/helpline : 03301230350
  • Card can be emailed to the purchaser or volunteer to then use.
  • Physical gift cards can be bought online, but this is not linked to the “volunteer card” launch.
  • Waitrose has a telephone number so the cards can also be bought over the phone.
  • The card can be redeemed in store or online.
  • Corporate/ bulk purchase: normal corporate gift cards can be purchased, but these are not linked to the volunteer card scheme. link

M&S – link

  • Minimum – maximum value: £10 - £500
  • Helpline Number: 03330148444
  • Card can be emailed to the purchaser or volunteer to then use.
  • Can be used online or in store
  • Physical gift cards can also be purchased from M&S, but these are not linked to the volunteer card scheme.
  • Bulk Purchase – Can be made via the M&S Corporate gifts page (link)
    • Corporate card phone number: 03330148444

Co-op

  • Launched vulnerable shopper initiative for shielding/ self-isolating
  • Call 0800 029 4592 – dedicated co-op phoneline
  • Purchase gift card shared with volunteers etc.
  • Helpline can also point people in direction of local authority volunteer support schemes
  • Link
  • In store only, not available to purchase online
  • Min £1 – max £1000
  • Physical card not e-card.

ALDI

  • (not online e-card)
  • Launched Voucher system – vouchers can be purchased at vouchers.aldi.co.uk and posted to others to shop on their behalf.
  • Available in denominations of £5 and £10, no additional postage cost
  • Customer service phone: 0800 042 0800
  • Can purchase a blue voucher (only excludes lottery) or an orange voucher (excludes alcohol and lottery)
  • Contact vouchers(at)aldi.co.uk for organisation purchases.
  • Vouchers system does not allow change – e.g. if purchase is less than cost of voucher then no change is given and amount not kept on voucher.

SPAR  

  • Accept “card holder not present” payment accepted in 600 stores in England and wales.
  • Can include company owned and independent spar stores.

Where to find us

Llandrindod Wells Office

Unit 30
Ddole Road Industrial Estate
Llandrindod Wells
Powys
LD1 6DF

01597 822 191

Newtown Office

Plas Dolerw
Milford Road
Newtown
Powys
SY16 2EH

01686 626 220

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