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Tesco New E-Gift Cards to Enable Volunteers to Shop for Vulnerable

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Tesco have now joined the likes of Sainsbury’s and Waitrose.

To help you stay safe at home, you can now buy a Tesco Volunteer e-Gift Card and email it to whoever is doing your shopping. They can use this to pay for your Tesco shop. Available from £5 to £150.

Simply order your e-gift card online and we'll email it to your volunteer. We'll also email you a copy so you can keep an eye on your balance and any change left over.

So there's no need to handle cash or give out your card details.

https://www.tescogiftcards.com/?&sc_cmp=eml*adhoc*mar*tec*MIX_GIFT_CARD_20_12_02&utm_medium=email&utm_source=adhoc&utm_campaign=tec*MIX_GIFT_CARD_20_12_02&mi_u=bd234230-0276-4111-8e4c-00362871ee89&dclid=CMzTpdeIwOkCFWwg0wodliUJmg

ivenailedit
12 days ago
What do you think of this?
MrsCraig
MrsCraig12 days ago

My brother in law has been doing the shopping for Granny so will need to mention this to her.

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ivenailedit
ivenailedit
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12 days ago

MrsCraig, surprised it took Tesco so long to introduce, but good to know will help your Granny & brother in law

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MrsCraig
MrsCraig12 days ago

ivenailedit I didn't know any of them were doing it so will definitely help Granny and brother in law

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MrsCraig
MrsCraig11 days ago

ivenailedit thanks, I will pass them on to Granny.

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ivenailedit
ivenailedit
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11 days ago

MrsCraig also this:

Vulnerable customers who cannot leave their homes to get cash have been offered a lifeline after the Post Office rolled out a vital collection service to all banks. It means friends and family will be able to withdraw cash for those who are self-isolating and drop it to their door. Banks which sign up to the Post Office's 'Payout Now' service will be able to send customers vouchers by text, email or post, which they can then share with a trusted individual to withdraw cash on their behalf. Customers will also be able to use the new 'Fast PACE' service, which allows a nominated individual to cash in a cheque on their behalf at a Post Office branch. Customers should complete a cheque as usual, but print the name of the person withdrawing the cash on the back and sign that side, too. The third party then presents the cheque with their own ID. All UK banks, building societies and credit unions will be able to use the service, and customers can contact their bank to find out if they have signed up. The Post Office's banking director Martin Kearsley said being able to access cash is a 'vital service for older people and those self-isolating'.

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Bargain28
Bargain2812 days ago

Aww what a thoughtful idea this is really good I hope other supermarkets will follow their example and offer this scheme

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ivenailedit
ivenailedit
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12 days ago

Bargain28, posted Sainsbury’s & Waitrose Volunteer e-giftcard scheme on chat ages ago, wonder why Tesco took so long as such a good idea

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Bargain28
Bargain2812 days ago

Are never saw this ivenailedit

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ivenailedit
ivenailedit
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11 days ago

Bargain28 also this:

Vulnerable customers who cannot leave their homes to get cash have been offered a lifeline after the Post Office rolled out a vital collection service to all banks. It means friends and family will be able to withdraw cash for those who are self-isolating and drop it to their door. Banks which sign up to the Post Office's 'Payout Now' service will be able to send customers vouchers by text, email or post, which they can then share with a trusted individual to withdraw cash on their behalf. Customers will also be able to use the new 'Fast PACE' service, which allows a nominated individual to cash in a cheque on their behalf at a Post Office branch. Customers should complete a cheque as usual, but print the name of the person withdrawing the cash on the back and sign that side, too. The third party then presents the cheque with their own ID. All UK banks, building societies and credit unions will be able to use the service, and customers can contact their bank to find out if they have signed up. The Post Office's banking director Martin Kearsley said being able to access cash is a 'vital service for older people and those self-isolating'.

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Dennab
Dennab11 days ago

Good idea although I don't think the old bloke I may have to shop for with that scheme has the internet!

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ivenailedit
ivenailedit
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11 days ago

Dennab, difficult I know, as same comment made on both of my volunteer e-giftcard posts. Posted this suggestion:

Vulnerable customers who cannot leave their homes to get cash have been offered a lifeline after the Post Office rolled out a vital collection service to all banks. It means friends and family will be able to withdraw cash for those who are self-isolating and drop it to their door. Banks which sign up to the Post Office's 'Payout Now' service will be able to send customers vouchers by text, email or post, which they can then share with a trusted individual to withdraw cash on their behalf. Customers will also be able to use the new 'Fast PACE' service, which allows a nominated individual to cash in a cheque on their behalf at a Post Office branch. Customers should complete a cheque as usual, but print the name of the person withdrawing the cash on the back and sign that side, too. The third party then presents the cheque with their own ID. All UK banks, building societies and credit unions will be able to use the service, and customers can contact their bank to find out if they have signed up. The Post Office's banking director Martin Kearsley said being able to access cash is a 'vital service for older people and those self-isolating'.

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Dennab
Dennab11 days ago

ivenailedit I wasn't aware of that. Thank you. So far I've not had to shop for the bloke as he's been spoilt for choice with volunteers but at least I have that available if needed. Thanks again.

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ivenailedit
ivenailedit
Original Poster
11 days ago

Dennab welcome, good to hear that he has such caring people around

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Dennab
Dennab11 days ago

ivenailedit There are loads showing on the app when I look at the map, even in the relatively small area I live in. It's been good just to have a chat with him now and again when it's picked me to make that call!

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ivenailedit
ivenailedit
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11 days ago

Dennab, even though sad times it’s so heartening to hear good news

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