Active Kids FAQs
Right now we’re in the voucher collection phase of Active Kids 2017. From 25 January to 2 May 2017, parents and the community can collect vouchers when shopping at Sainsbury’s stores in the UK, and then drop them into participating local schools and clubs. Once all vouchers have been collected, schools and clubs can exchange them for brand new sports and cooking equipment.
When and how can I collect vouchers?
Active Kids vouchers can be collected between 25 January to 2 May 2017.
It’s easy to collect vouchers for Active Kids 2017. Simply shop in Sainsbury’s Supermarkets, Locals, petrol stations and online at sainsburys.co.uk and you'll earn Active Kids vouchers on your shopping.
In Sainsbury’s Local stores you’ll get one voucher for every £5 you spend.
Sainsbury’s Supermarkets – till
Every time you shop in store you’ll be given one voucher for every £10 you spend at the till.
Online at sainsburys.co.uk and Sainsbury’s Supermarkets self-checkout
If you shop online at sainsburys.co.uk or use our self checkout service, you’ll still receive the equivalent of one voucher for every £10 you spend, but they’ll all be printed on one piece of paper up to the value of 50 vouchers – so make sure you keep it safe.
You can't claim Active Kids vouchers for purchases of prescription medicines, infant formulae, spirits, liqueurs, National Lottery tickets, scratch cards, stamps, e top-up phone cards, gift cards and Comic Relief merchandise.
Once you’ve collected your vouchers, choose a local school or club to donate them to.
To find an organisation collecting near you, click here.
What can organisations get with the Active Kids vouchers?
Organisations can use the Active Kids vouchers to redeem a wide range of sports and cooking equipment, and to book active experiences such as dance, martial arts and keep fit.
Take a look at this year's range in the 2017 Active Kids catalogue.
How many vouchers do you need to collect to get one item of equipment?
Each item requires a different number of Active Kids vouchers.
You can help to save for a great range of cooking and sports equipment, and experiences for your local school or club by collecting vouchers when you shop at Sainsbury’s stores, petrol stations and online at sainsburys.co.uk
Take a look at the range of equipment and experiences schools and clubs can exchange their vouchers for in 2017 by browsing our Active Kids catalogue.
How has the Active Kids voucher system changed this year?
If you shop in Sainsbury’s Locals stores you’ll still get a 1 voucher for every £5 you spend, just like last year. In Sainsbury’s supermarkets, every time you shop in store you’ll be given one voucher for every £10 you spend at the till. And at sainsbury's Supermarkets self-checkout and online at sainsburys.co.uk you’ll get one voucher for every £10 you spend in store, but they’ll all be printed on one piece of paper up to the value of 50 vouchers – so make sure you keep it safe.
We’ve listened to your feedback and we’re reintroducing the banking of vouchers for 2017, just in case you don’t end up using all your vouchers and want to carry them over to next year.
Why did Sainsbury's create Active Kids?
In 2005 we launched Active Kids to inspire school kids of all ages and abilities to get active. Since then, Active Kids has grown to include nurseries, clubs, Girlguiding and Scouts, who can all collect vouchers to exchange for new sports equipment and experiences.
Eating well is just as important as moving well, so schools and clubs can now collect for a large range of cooking equipment too. We've also created a suite of Cooking and Nutrition Toolkits for teachers, endorsed by the British Nutrition Foundation, to help kids learn the importance of a balanced diet.
What's new for Active Kids 2017?
We’ve listened to your feedback and we’re reintroducing the banking of vouchers for 2017, just in case you don’t end up using your vouchers and want to carry them over to next year.
If you want to bank any vouchers to use for Active Kids 2018, then please let us know by ticking the box at the bottom of your order form.
I can't sign in to my account.
Please check that you’ve entered your username and password correctly. Your username is your email address and your password is case-sensitive, so make sure Caps Lock is not on by mistake.
If you’ve forgotten your password, visit the Forgot your password page to be sent your password by email. If you’ve also forgotten your username, please contact the Active Kids helpline on 0800 276 1111.†
†All calls to this number are free. The Active Kids helpline is open Monday to Friday between 9am and 5pm (excluding public holidays).
Who can register for Active Kids and collect/redeem vouchers?
How do I register?
Nurseries, schools, Scout and Girlguiding groups, and Clubmark accredited sports clubs (or acceptable equivalent clubs) can sign up online here.
Sport England Disability Sports Clubs are required to sign up by calling 0800 276 1111.†
†Calls are free from a landline but costs from mobiles may vary. The Active Kids helpline is open Monday to Friday between 9am and 5pm (excluding public holidays).
What is a Wishlist and how do I create one?
A Wishlist is a great way to get everyone supporting your Active Kids campaign. You can tell kids, parents, carers and your local community about the things you're collecting for and encourage them to donate more vouchers.
Create your Wishlist by browsing the online catalogue and adding the items you want to collect for. Once you've done this, anyone can view your Wishlist by using the postcode search box on the homepage. You can view and edit your Wishlist by signing in to your Active Kids account and visiting the 'Your Account' section. Add as many items to your Wishlist as you want and make changes at any time.