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SNAPnSAVE hits 150 000 downloads, R1m in cash returns

South African loyalty shopping app SNAPnSAVE today announced that it has reached a new cash-back milestone of R1-million given to shoppers subscribed to its service.

Users get cash back on items by scanning their till slip from selected retailers and uploading it with the SNAPnSAVE app. Shoppers then accrue a percentage of the till slips’ value in return via a wiCode, which can be redeemed at 13 partner retailers.

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At the time of writing, these partners include the likes of Primi, Pick n Pay, Checkers and Cellucity.

According to the company, some users have already “racked up R2000 in savings”, while the total amount of saving accrued for its user base stands at R1.26-million.

SNAPnSAVE launched in June 2015 and has since given over R1-million in wiCodes to its users

“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,” the company explained in a press release.

In terms of downloads, the app also hit the 150 000 mark on Android and iOS in the 13 months since its launch. SnapnSave’s CEO, Mark Bradshaw, believes that this success is also partly due to a mobile coupon boom in South Africa.

“Unlike some of the big loyalty programmes, the benefit with SnapnSave is that shoppers can save no matter where they shop,” he explains.

While the service is currently partnered with grocery retailers and restaurants, the company announced plans to branch out into “new categories such as small electronics and hardware” in the coming months.

Author | Andy Walker: Editor

Andy Walker: Editor
Camper by day, run-and-gunner by night, Andy prefers his toast like his coffee -- dark and crunchy. Specialising in spotting the next big Instagram cat star, Andy also dabbles in smartphone, gadget and game reviews over on Gearburn. More

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