I first heard of Snap n Save mobile app sometime late last year. I downloaded and started using the mobile app a few months ago. Having read and come across so many blog posts by fellow frugal bloggers, especially in the UK and the US, about cash-back apps, I was thrilled to finally come across a similar app for us to use in South Africa.


It’s a cash-back app meaning I can get a certain amount of cash back when I buy items that are featured in the app. To download the app simply search for Snap n Save in your mobile app store and after downloading and installing, register with your cell phone number and a password. Then you’re good to go.


Browse the offers and book the ones you want. You then have 48 hours to buy the item before your booking expires. You then take a photo of your till slip and wait up to 48 hours for approval. If the photo has been uploaded correctly and all the necessary information displays accurately on their side, you get the cash back into your Snap n Save wallet. When you decide to redeem your cash you will receive a wi-code coupon and you can use it at any Pick ‘n’ Pay or Dis-Chem and quite a few other shops. You can read in more detail about how it works in here.


What do I like about Snap n Save?


You definitely save money on certain items. Some items display as high as 51% off. Most items offer anything between R1.00 to R15.00 in cash-back per item and those savings can quickly add up. And once in a while Snap n Save will offer even higher savings than that so it’s best to keep checking the app regularly. What I’ve also seen is that they offer cash back on certain items which are on special in store already so you save double, so to speak.


Do I use Snap n Save?


I have it installed on my phone. I check for new additions each week. It seems new items are added on Fridays and some of those items get booked very quickly, especially the ones with the higher savings amounts. I guess the app has become popular since I first came across it.


How many items have I bought and cashed back using Snap n Save?


Quite a few, and I am using the Snap n Save app more and more often. They offer everyday items such as bread, milk, vegetables, oil, cool drinks, alcoholic drinks, chocolates, pet food, household cleaning materials, etc. and some of those are labelled as ‘any milk’ and ‘any bread’, for example, so you can choose to buy the brands you want, or even the ones that are on special in store. And redeeming the Snap n Save voucher at a Pick ‘n’ Pay till, for example, is easy enough. Simply present the code on your mobile phone and that’s pretty much it!


While I do prefer the instant vouchers/coupons/specials available on the grocery items that I buy in store each month, there are more and more items coming up on the Snap n Save app which are on my shopping list for the month anyway so I am happy to be snapping away and accumulating the cash-back in savings! And the good news is that Snap n Save have now added the option of transferring your accrued savings into your bank account via EFT, so this might be an idea for you if you’d prefer not to spend but rather bank your savings!


If you haven’t registered to use the Snap n Save app yet, you should definitely give it a try! Download the app on your smart phone, and if you register using this PROMO CODE

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you will receive R5.00 when you try out your first snap with any till slip you have lying around your home and another R5.00 when you snap your first legitimate till slip. I will also receive R10.00 when you snap your first coupon!


Disclaimer: Financial compensation was not received for this post. Opinions expressed here are my own.


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