Sainsbury's launches volunteer shopping card - here's how it works

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SAINSBURY’S have launched a volunteer shopping card enabling others to shop on behalf of the elderly, disabled and vulnerable.

The scheme launches today and is part of the supermarket’s ongoing pledge to help feed the nation and keep customers and colleagues safe.

Volunteer Shopping Cards can be purchased online and they allow friends and helpers to shop on behalf of the elderly, disabled and vulnerable together with other customers who may not be able to shop for themselves.

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Sainsbury's has launched a volunteer shopping card. Picture: Christopher Furlong/Getty ImagesSainsbury's has launched a volunteer shopping card. Picture: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images
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Customers can visit the dedicated webpage and select how much they’d like to spend on their weekly shop, between £5 – £250.

The E-Gift Card will then be emailed directly to the person shopping on their behalf, which can then be redeemed at checkout in store.

Mike Coupe, Chief Executive Officer at Sainsbury’s, said: ‘During this challenging time, it’s more important than ever that we come together as a community. That includes supporting those who are kindly helping others to get the essential items they need. Our Volunteer Shopping Card will make it as easy as possible for our customers to do so.’

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