Aldi launches online gift vouchers for the first time so you can shop for friends and family – The Sun

ALDI has launched online gift vouchers for the first time so you can buy groceries for friends and family.

Perfect for those who are vulnerable and self-isolating due to coronavirus, the vouchers are ordered online and then sent to any UK address.

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The vouchers are available in values of £5 and £10, and you don't have to pay extra for the postage.

They're available to buy on a new Aldi website called

Once you receive the vouchers, all you have to do is spend them like money in your local Aldi store.

There are two types of gift voucher – "orange" and "blue" – and they can be used for everyday essentials, with a few restrictions.

The "orange" vouchers can't be used to buy alcohol, while neither of them can be used on lottery tickets.

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Aldi, which is offering the vouchers to customers for the first time, launched the scheme this week.

The Sun has asked the discounter how long the vouchers are valid for, how long it'll take to get them delivered, and whether you can use them to buy Specialbuys online and we'll update this story as soon as we hear back.

The launch comes after supermarkets including Asda, M&S, Sainsbury’s and Waitrose launched their own volunteer shopping cards.

Fritz Walleczek, managing director for corporate responsibility at Aldi, said: "This is an incredibly difficult time for certain people in our communities and, as has always been our mission, we want to ensure everyone has safe, easy and affordable access to quality food.

"We all owe huge thanks to the volunteers, friends and family members that are making sure vulnerable people across the UK can get groceries while they self-isolate.

"I’m hopeful that our voucher scheme will make it a little bit easier for them to continue this vital work.”

A couple of weeks ago, Aldi launched home delivery food boxes for vulnerable and self-isolating customers.

The discounter has also released a new traffic light system which shows when its supermarkets are quietest.

Plus, Aldi's set to sell limited edition Kevin the Carrot toys on eBay to raise money for NHS charities and the Teenage Cancer Trust.

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