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Covid-19 (Coronavirus) and Sainsbury’s

Sainsbury’s is categorised as an essential retailer during the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic. All stores are open, and all accept the Sainsbury’s gift card.

Please note that Sainsbury’s gift cards can also be used in conjunction with self-checkout facilities and self-scan, which may assist you in limiting contact with others during your shopping trip.

Sainsbury’s are observing social distancing in their stores and are only permitting adults to visit individually, not as groups or couples.

About Sainsbury’s

Sainsburys Gift Card

Sainsburys Gift Card

Sainsbury’s is the 2nd biggest supermarket having the top spot from the mid 60’s through to 1995 when it was trumped by Tesco.  Sainsbury’s was founded in 1869 by John Sainsbury.  The store dropped the ‘J’ for John from it’s signage in the late 1990s.

Sainsbury’s has about 600 full size supermarkets and 750 convenience (“Sainsbury’s Local”) stores.

Where can I use a Sainsbury’s gift card?

Sainsbury’s gift cards are welcome in any of the UK full size supermarkets and convenience stores.

How can I check the balance on a Sainsburys gift card?

You can check your balance with your card number and PIN on the Sainsbury’s website by clicking here.  You need to register your Sainsburys giftcard online in order to see the balance – however this feature also allows you to see detailed information on transactions on the card and also to block it if you lose it or have it stolen.

You can also top up your Sainsbury’s gift card.


Alternatively, you can get balance and top-up help with your Sainsbury’s gift card by calling them on free phone 0800 636262.

Does a Sainsbury’s gift card expire?

Yes – if no transactions are made for 24 consecutive months, the card will automatically expire and you’ll lose any balance on it.

Sainsbury’s student/parent gift cards

Sainsburys Student/Parent gift card

Sainsburys Student/Parent gift card

A novel product – Sainsbury’s offer a two-part gift card for students and their parents. These are only available for sale in Sainsbury’s stores – they are not sold online.  The parent keeps the top card and presents it at the till the ‘top up’ the companion ‘student’ card, which can then be used to buy student essentials such as baked beans, Kellogg’s Frosties (or nearer the end of term Sainsbury’s Frosted Flakes, which are just as good), pizza and bottles of vodka.

The card can also be registered on the Sainsbury’s website and topped up online if more convenient.

Where can I buy Sainsbury’s gift cards?

You can pick up a range of Sainsbury’s gift cards in Sainsbury’s stores.

Sainsbury’s don’t sell their gift cards online directly to the public (though they will if you’re a business and you want more than £1000 worth).

You can purchase a Sainsbury’s gift card online from High Street Vouchers – if you get one for between £20 and £100 then postage is free, otherwise you’re looking at 99p postage for under £20 and £3.50 postage for more than £100.  There are other sellers online, however this is the only one we’ve found with free postage.




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