SnapnSave the South African cash back shopping app, has broken into new territory by giving its users over R1million in cash since its launch just over 1 year ago. SnapnSave, gives shoppers cash back on everyday shopping items, simply for snapping their till slip.
By partnering with some of South Africa’s biggest brands and by being featured on WeChat’s platform as an Official Account, the number of people using SnapnSave has skyrocketed. With over 150,000 downloads, some SnapnSave users have already racked up R2000 in savings. That’s cold hard cash, not points, just for shopping the way they normally would.
Due to its rapid success, SnapnSave is now expanding into new categories such as small electronics and hardware. This extension will allow even more shoppers to gain cashback on a wider variety of products from a greater number of retailers.
Similarly, the number of locations where shoppers can ‘cashout’ their nestegg has grown. This growth amongst retailers shows that trust in SnapnSave is on a strong upward trend and this is translating into the growing number of users. Now, shoppers can go to any of SnapnSave’s retail partners to cash out the money in their wallet – picknpay, checkers, shoprite, primi, newscafe, vida e caffe, cellucity, dischem.
The success of the Cape Town based start-up is a testament that South Africans are looking for ways to help ease the burden on already overstretched wallets. Mark Bradshaw, SnapnSave CEO says “mobile coupons are booming in South Africa. Unlike some of the big loyalty programmes, the benefit with SnapnSave is that shoppers can save no matter where they shop”.
At the end of each month when debit orders are flying out of bank accounts, SnapnSave tries to ease the burden with their ‘Money Makers’, a list of goods paying up to 70% cashback. This feature has become so popular that happy snappers are often asking in advance what products will be featured and even suggesting their own.