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 08th February 2024
It’s recently been brought to our attention that some of our Veterans have not been receiving a copy of The News when they were expecting one and we’ve found that this is due to us not having their updated addresses on our records or that they have not opted in to receive this. If you are one of those affected, please get in touch with the Veteran Support team either by emailing veteransupport@sainsburys.co.uk, calling 0161 605 6520 or clicking the link above titled ‘contact us’ so that we can get this fixed for you. Please also be aware that you can access all copies of The News digitally on this website by heading to the home page and clicking the link on there. We also now only publish The News three times per year (April, August and December). Read more

New healthcare benefit.

 20th December 2023
We are delighted to confirm that from the 1st January 2024, you are now eligible to sign up and purchase a Simplyhealth Cash Plan, a benefit we offer current colleagues and are now extending to Veterans. The Simplyhealth Plan allows you to claim money back towards your everyday healthcare treatments, such as optical, dental, therapies, health assessments, hearing aids, and much more. Plus, you get access to a 24/7 Virtual GP Service, and a 24/7 Advice and Counselling Line. This is a bespoke benefit, designed and priced specifically for Sainsbury’s Veterans, offering affordable access to healthcare when you need it the most. To sign up or find out more, please phone Simplyhealth’s dedicated telesales team on 0330 1025383. You will need to advise that you would like to join the Sainsbury’s Veteran Scheme, and quote the unique joining code: 1869 Simplyhealth look forward to having you on board soon! Read more

Improved colleague discount

 15th November 2023
Improved colleague discount • For veterans and existing colleagues in Scotland and Wales, from Wednesday 15th November, colleague discount at Sainsbury’s will apply to eligible BWS lines – just like it is in England and Northern Ireland. • The discount will apply to around 85% of beers and wines at Sainsbury’s. We cannot apply the discount to all lines as there are regional differences in minimum unit pricing for alcohol which still apply. Broadly speaking, lines excluded will tend to be the lowest priced wines and beers. Read more

Veteran discount eligibility

 20th June 2023
We are pleased to announce that we have now changed the veteran discount eligibility rules so that all veterans that are eligible for Sainsbury’s discount will also be eligible for Argos discount instore and online. I am sure you will agree this is fantastic news and means an additional c.13,000 JS veterans will benefit from 10% discount at Argos. Over the summer, we will be writing to all JS veterans that left the business prior to 1st December 2016 with instructions on how to set up their Argos online account. In the meantime, you can start shopping straight away instore with your veteran discount card and for online purchases, follow the set-up details below: •If you are registering for the first time, please create an Argos.co.uk account. •Once you have an Argos account, complete the detail in this link so the veterans support team can set up your discount: https://help.sainsburys.co.uk/veteranscolleaguediscount •After you have received an email confirmation that your account has been linked, you will need to use the code ‘VETERAN’ when checking out on Argos.co.uk and Tu.co.uk. Setting up the discount is a manual process and the veterans support team will work as quickly as they can to give veterans access however please be aware that you will not receive your Argos/Tu discount until you have received your confirmation email. If you have any questions or need any support, please contact veteran.support@sainsburys.co.uk Read more

Tu online discount

 30th March 2023
You can continue to get veteran discount on Tu instore and we’ll communicate with everyone once we have any update on discount via the website. Read more

New Veteran Telephone Number

 22nd August 2022
The telephone number for the Veteran Support team has now changed, to speak to a member of the team please call 0161 605 6520. Read more

Sainsburys Groceries Online Registration

 01st August 2022
Thank you for your patience whilst the groceries online discount card form issue was investigated. I am pleased to confirm that this has now been resolved, the new groceries online discount card registration link for veterans can be found below: http://help.sainsburys.co.uk/SainsburysVeteransDiscount Once submitted the groceries online team will action your request within 5 working days, if you require any assistance with groceries online, please call their team on 0800 328 1700 Thanks Veteran Support team Read more

E-mail address

 14th July 2022
Please can all veteran queries be E-mailed to Veteran.Support@sainsburys.co.uk going forward. Thank you. Reward services team Read more

Get in Touch - Sainsbury’s Pension Scheme Members

 29th June 2021
Do you know a former colleague you worked with who might be a member of the closed Sainsbury’s Pension Scheme but hasn’t heard from us for over a year? If you do, please ask them to contact the administrators, Willis Towers Watson so that we can keep in touch with them about their benefits. Ask them to email SainsburysPensions@willistowerswatson.com, or write to Sainsbury’s Pension Team, Willis Towers Watson, PO Box 545, Redhill, Surrey RH1 1YX stating their Month of Birth, Post Code and Last 4 characters of their National Insurance Number. Thank you Read more

Changes to Habitat discount

 18th January 2021
Colleagues were recently notified that Habitat is becoming the Company’s main home and furniture brand. Sainsbury’s is making Habitat products more widely available and affordable from this month, both in store and online. As part of the Company’s plans to offer the same stylish, high quality homewares they're known for at more affordable prices, discount at Habitat is changing to 10% from Wednesday 27th January. This will also apply to those Veterans who are eligible for discount at Habitat. Mike Michael.Oakes@sainsburysveterans.co.uk Read more

REMINDER: Veterans Discount - Sainsbury's Argos

 15th September 2020
The Company announced that from 1st December 2016 working colleagues would be able to receive 10% colleague discount at Argos stores and 10% colleague discount in Habitat. As a reminder, Sainsbury's Veterans who retired before that date are not eligible for this benefit as they had never worked for the Combined Group. A Sainsbury's Veteran who retired before 1st December 2016 is not eligible for discount in Argos or Habitat. A colleague who became a Sainsbury's Veteran after 1st December 2016 is eligible to receive the discount at Argos and Habitat. If you have any questions about your own eligibility status please contact the Reward Services Team via email at HROps.Reward@Sainsburys.co.uk or phone them on 0207 695 0994. Read more


 16th April 2018
NEW ONLINE ARCHIVE OPENS Visit www.sainsburyarchive.org.uk to explore the amazing story of almost 150 years of Sainsbury's history. Discover the products, places and people that made Sainsbury's a household name. IN ADDITION! We want to hear your stories and memories of working or shopping with one of nation's favourite retailer. To do this simply follow these three simple steps: 1. Visit www.sainsburyarchive.org.uk 2. Register with your name and email address. 3. Simply share your memory or upload an image via the Memories section. Sainsbury Archive Museum of London Docklands, West India Quay, London E14 4AL Phone: 020 7001 9852 Read more