Active Kids FAQs

Now that schools and clubs have received all of their Active Kids vouchers for 2017, it's time to start ordering. Don't leave it too late, final orders need to be with us by 28 July. Let's help even more kids to eat well, move well and live well.

Parents and community FAQs

How do I place my order and submit my vouchers?

You can place your order online or by using the order form provided in your Welcome Pack between 3 May and 28 July.

Your vouchers, and a physical copy of your order form, must be sent by 28 July 2017.

Please separate your vouchers into 1s, 5s, and the smaller vouchers (white and smaller, with no photograph) printed with individual amounts. If you're using the form provided, list the items you wish to order on your form and clearly state the total voucher value in the box indicated. If you've completed your order online, print out your order form. Remember to enclose the correct number of vouchers.

Use our free collection service via Parcelforce Worldwide to send us your vouchers and order form. Keep hold of the Parcelforce bag that's in your Welcome Pack to use at the end of the scheme. Collections can be booked from 3 May to 26 July and the last collection will be made on 28 July. Bookings are subject to availability.

Vouchers and order forms may be picked up from a private address of a nominated member of a Scouts, Girlguiding or Clubmark accredited (or acceptable equivalent) sports club, within normal business hours. Alternatively Scouts, Girlguiding and Clubmark accredited (or acceptable equivalent) sports clubs can arrange for their vouchers and order form (collated and labelled separately) to be collected from their nearest participating school. Vouchers and order forms can also be dropped off at your local Post Office®, provided that they are in the pre-provided packaging included in your Welcome Pack.

If you don’t want to take advantage of the free Parcelforce Worldwide collection service, please send your order to:

Sainsbury’s AK17,
PO Box 100,
Blackburn BB2 9FL

If you don't use Parcelforce Worldwide and the process as specified, and instead choose to send vouchers via Royal Mail® or another courier, Sainsbury’s is unable to reimburse the cost to your organisation of postage or for lost or damaged Active Kids vouchers.

The physical copy of the order form and vouchers must be sent by 28 July 2017. This applies to all orders, whether sent via Parcelforce Worldwide or by any other means.

When is the order deadline?

You must send all orders and vouchers by 28 July 2017.

So don’t leave it too late as orders after this time cannot be accepted.

Can I bank vouchers for use in next year's scheme?

AK16 vouchers are not valid to be used in AK17 but you will be happy to know we have taken on board your comments and will bring back banking in AK17.

If you do not manage to use all of your AK17 vouchers you will be able to carry these over for one year only and use them in AK18.

What can we order with Active Kids vouchers?

Active Kids vouchers can be redeemed for a wide range of active, cooking and gardening equipment, sports kit, outdoor experiences and professional coaching sessions such as dance, martial arts and cheerleading. Plus, vouchers can be exchanged for a double value Ingredients Card* to stock up on Sainsbury's store cupboard essentials for your cooking activities.

Take a look at our catalogue

*See the full terms and conditions for further details.

How do I book coaching sessions?

If booking online, all you need to do is choose the type and number of coaching sessions you want. If using a paper order form, write down the relevant order code and number of sessions.

Activity

Item Code

Session

Vouchers

Fitness training

EA

Body worx experience

2,317

 

EB

Fun fitness work

2,317

Cheerleading

EC

Cheerleading

2,317

Dance

ED

Ballroom

2,317

 

EE

Salsa/Latin

2,317

 

EF

Ballet

2,317

 

EG

Jazz

2,317

 

EH

Western line dancing

2,317

 

EI

Freestyle/Disco

2,317

 

EJ

Rock 'n' Roll

2,317

 

EK

Street/Hip-Hop

2,317

Martial arts

EL

Judo

2,317

 

EM

Tae Kwon Do

2,317

 

EN

Karate

2,317

As in previous years, you’ll save money when ordering more than one of the same coaching session. To order enter the coaching ‘Item code’ followed by the number of sessions you’d like to book. For example, if you’d like two Judo sessions, just enter EL2 as your ‘Item code’, then 3,717 under ‘Total vouchers’.

Number of sessions

Quantity

Voucher saving

Vouchers required

2 sessions

2

917

3,717

3 sessions

3

1,834

5,117

4 sessions

4

2,751

6,517

5 sessions

5

3,668

7,917

6 sessions

6

4,585

9,317

7 sessions

7

5,502

10,717

8 sessions

8

6,419

12,117

9 sessions

9

7,336

13,517

10 sessions

10

8,253

14,917

If you’d like to book more than 10 sessions, please call 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).

Schools and clubs FAQs

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.

How successful has Active Kids been?

Thanks to the fantastic support of local communities and parents, we've provided over £170million* of cooking and sports equipment, and experiences to UK schools and clubs. Giving kids the chance to try new sports and activities like cooking, martial arts and dance.

With your help we can get even more kids to eat well, move well and live well in 2017.

*Total based on redemptions received up to 30 September 2016.

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.

 

When is the order deadline?

You must send all orders and vouchers by 28 July 2017.

So don’t leave it too late as orders after this time cannot be accepted.

How do I place my order and submit my vouchers?

You can place your order online or by using the order form provided in your Welcome Pack between 3 May and 28 July.

Your vouchers, and a physical copy of your order form, must be sent by 28 July 2017.

Please separate your vouchers into 1s, 5s, and the smaller vouchers (white and smaller, with no photograph) printed with individual amounts. If you're using the form provided, list the items you wish to order on your form and clearly state the total voucher value in the box indicated. If you've completed your order online, print out your order form. Remember to enclose the correct number of vouchers.

Use our free collection service via Parcelforce Worldwide to send us your vouchers and order form. Keep hold of the Parcelforce bag that's in your Welcome Pack to use at the end of the scheme. Collections can be booked from 3 May to 26 July and the last collection will be made on 28 July. Bookings are subject to availability.

Vouchers and order forms may be picked up from a private address of a nominated member of a Scouts, Girlguiding or Clubmark accredited (or acceptable equivalent) sports club, within normal business hours. Alternatively Scouts, Girlguiding and Clubmark accredited (or acceptable equivalent) sports clubs can arrange for their vouchers and order form (collated and labelled separately) to be collected from their nearest participating school. Vouchers and order forms can also be dropped off at your local Post Office®, provided that they are in the pre-provided packaging included in your Welcome Pack.

If you don’t want to take advantage of the free Parcelforce Worldwide collection service, please send your order to:

Sainsbury’s AK17,
PO Box 100,
Blackburn BB2 9FL

If you don't use Parcelforce Worldwide and the process as specified, and instead choose to send vouchers via Royal Mail® or another courier, Sainsbury’s is unable to reimburse the cost to your organisation of postage or for lost or damaged Active Kids vouchers.

The physical copy of the order form and vouchers must be sent by 28 July 2017. This applies to all orders, whether sent via Parcelforce Worldwide or by any other means.