“ The idea of the campaign is to encourage parents and children to be more active and eat healthily, but also have loads of fun in the process! Primary and Secondary schools across the country exchange these vouchers for a share of Active Kids equipment and experiences. „
These voucher are great! More for my own personal triumph than anything else. I have never once shopped in Sainsburys but I seem to always get my petrol from them. It seems to be cheaper than most places around here. Everytime I fill my car up with petrol I always get asked if I collect the Active Kids for schools vouchers. I didn't know what they was and always said no. However.. My mum works in a primary school in the office and she was telling me about these vouchers. How they are good for the schools as it goes towards money to buy new sporting equipment etc. To be honest I wasn't really that bothered until she mentioned £50 free shopping, strangely I took an interest then :)
The next few times I went to Sainburys to get my petrol they asked if I wanted vouchers and I said yes. I took them home, went on the sainsburys website and entered my number on the voucher into the prize draw. The first few I failed to win, but I was determined to win. Only have about 10 goes at it I did win!! :) I was really happy lol I don't really know why but I was well chuffed that I had won. I entered my information information where I had too after they had sent me an email to say I had won and a few days I received my £50 Sainsburys gift card through the post.
I haven't spent it yet as I still have never been shopping to Sainsburys, but there is a store being built in the town I live in at the moment so I will spend it when its opened.
For the sake of saying "yes please" at the counter or the till on top of your normal shop or filling up of the car then it is definitely worth doing. You are not only helping out your local schools but can also help your self out too :)
The only down side to it is, entering into the draw is time consuming but literally only 2 minutes
The idea of Sainsbury's active kids vouchers is that kids get out and about and become more active. For every £10 you send at Sainsbury's you will be given 1 active kids voucher. Once these vouchers have been donated to your local school they can then be used to get sports equipment, from a hula hoop to trampolines.
There's no doubt that these vouchers are a great idea, you can really help your local school, just by doing your weekly shop. But, you have to do alot of shopping for the school to get some very basic equipment. If the school is a large inner city school then this isn't a problem, but my local school is tiny, and even with all the parents donating they still only have enough for very very basic equipment. For example you need 150 for a tennis racquet, so £1500 of shopping, for 1 racquet. And 143 for a set of plastic pom poms!!
On the up side you can win a £50 shopping voucher (I've won 2!!!) and I guess I would have shopped there anyway so it's better than a kick in the teeth.
If you have them, then it's worth giving them to a school, but id don't really think its worth making a special trip to Sainsbury's for
One active schools voucher is awarded per £10 spent at Sainsbury's, shoppers then donate vouchers to a school which can exchange them for sports or cooking equipment.
A football costs 112 vouchers, a wooden spoon is worth 8 and a Rhythmic gymnastics kit goes for 2344 but there are lots of options.
Schools vouchers have been available this time of year for the last 4 years and will continue for at least the next 5 years.
The 2009 vouchers have a new feature which lets customers enter an online prize draw for £50 in shopping vouchers; the chances of winning must be very slim as Sainsbury's don't count them out for each till meaning that staff can give away as many as they want.
It's hard to see vouchers making a big difference to schools if Sainsbury's uses these donations to write off tax; that would just mean the same amount of money from a different source. I guess they might give one school an advantage over another in the short term until government funding is reallocated relative to need.
If you are collecting it's worth asking for extra vouchers e.g. "any spare" or "any uncollected".
If ever you don't pick up your entitlement you can get them by asking any cashier or at customer services - you won't need any proof.
You can buy vouchers with nectar points, 500 points (worth £2.50) gets you 50 schools vouchers, you can get them cheaper on ebay.