Make money while you shop with Savvy Saver

With the alarming rise of economic crises all over the world, we’re all looking for ways to scrimp and save. More often than not, it’s our grocery budget that gets cut in half before other expenses. 

When our purse strings are getting tighter, no-name brand products suddenly sound much more appealing than their costly branded competitors. It becomes second nature to dilute dishwashing liquid to make it last longer or skip the luxurious coffee creamer, but why should it?

Wouldn’t it be almost unthinkable if you were to get paid to shop for your monthly groceries? Getting rewarded for shopping doesn’t seem real, but SavvySaver allows users to do exactly that! 

SavvySaver is a South African-created app that aims to save consumers money while they spend money. That is quite the claim. The platform has partnered with many local retailers to offer users cash back. Brands use the platform to promote their products, and you get rewarded for it!

If you are the primary grocery shopper in your home, stick around and find out how to make some extra cash while doing something you always do.

How can you make money on SavvySaver?

You shop. More specifically, you shop at your preferred retailer – granted, they are from the approved list of retailers – scan your till slip and upload it to the app. This is not limited to in-store purchases; you can even use e-receipts from your online shopping expeditions! You don’t have to leave your house to make a few extra bucks! 

Your till slips or e-receipts earn you points. Each slip is worth no less than  50 points, so the more you upload, the more points you earn. Always be on the lookout for particular products that can generate more points! Each point is equivalent to one cent (1 point = 1c). Making 100 points equal to R1.

Points are valid for 12 months.

The app automatically allocates the points for you, making tracking quite efficient. 

How much money can you make? 

It depends on how many slips you upload. While there is no clear answer, the SavvySaver website stipulates that rewards have a flexible amount. Hence, users can choose how much they would like to redeem. 

This is dependent on the slips scanned and how many points they have accumulated. SavvySaver claims to regularly update items on which you can get more points to make it easier for users to reach more. 

You don’t have to get paid in cash; there are other ways to get rewarded with SavvySaver. 

How do you get paid? 

SavvySaver offers a variety of ‘payments’, the majority of which are accessed through electronic devices. 

Users get paid when they redeem their points. Getting cashback is not the only option (but I’m sure the more preferred); users can get vouchers, airtime, or data instead. Referring a friend and completing bonus activities can earn you extra points. 

Vouchers for Takealot, Dischem, Nandos and Pick n Pay are available. You will receive a unique voucher code, which you can use to redeem the vouchers for Dischem, Nandos, and Pick n Pay in-store or online. You can only use Takealot vouchers online.  

Airtime or data will be sent directly to the phone number that is linked to your SavvySaver account. 

Cashback will be sent via e-wallet, which you can redeem for money in your hand at an ATM. An SMS will be sent to your phone number along with a unique PIN code you will need to input at the ATM. 

Apparently, EFT options will be available at a later stage. 

Can you use SavvySaver on your mobile? 

Yes! You do have to register on the website before downloading the App from Google Play, AppGallery or Apple, depending on your cell phone. It is easy to snap a picture of your slip and upload it onto the app. Everything is done via the app. You can track your points, check for any specials and redeem your reward of choice.

Which countries can use SavvySaver?

SavvySaver is only available in South Africa. The approved list of retailers and pharmacies (P) is as follows: 

  • Spar
  • Pick n Pay
  • Shoprite 
  • Checkers 
  • Boxer 
  • Woolworths
  • Food Lovers Market
  • OK
  • USAVE 
  • Cambridge Food 
  • Game 
  • Makro 
  • Choppies Supermarket
  • Clicks (P)
  • Dischem (P)

You can use any existing loyalty cards from retailers and pharmacies anywhere in South Africa. 

As of January 10th 2024, this list was obtained from the SavvySaver Support ‘More Info Link’ and updated two months ago.

With the freedom to get your money back right at your fingertips, sign up for SavvySaver. Take note that there is a waiting list (talk about exclusive) you will be put on (you can get around this by referring five friends to SavvySaver). Complete the questionnaire, and from the wise words of a chatbot, “Feel free to grab a cup of coffee and relax” while you wait for your account to be activated. 

With so many benefits, all for FREE, it’s worth trying out. 

It is time to spend less time on PriceCheck and more time getting paid out with SavvySaver! Get paid for buying all of your favourite items! No more half-water dishwashing liquid or weak coffee in your future. Spoil yourself with online shopping – it’s basically free money, according to Girl Math.

It is as easy as shopping, scanning, uploading, and reaping the rewards, all from the comfort of your home. Let’s face it: we’re on our phones more often than not, so use the time to make some of the easiest money you can!

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