Tag Archive | MomLife

My monkeys, my circus – Life with my kids

You know the saying….’The more the merrier’?  We throw a party and think…the more people we invite, the better it will be! #Whoop #PartyVibes

What ends up happening? More people…more problems, more drama….  Staying on the party train analogy, having kids….it’s kind of like a never ending party. You know the one where you’re the only sober one?

  • Trying to keep your drunk friends from running out into the street
  • Trying to grab a bucket to stop them from puking on themselves
  • Putting out snacks all the time
  • Constantly picking stuff up off the floor

Really…doesn’t this sound like #MomLife? I thought I’d do a summary of what it’s like in my house to have 3 kids. Continue reading

Let mom chill this Mother’s day with Typo

Last week I did my Mother’s day gift guide (here) and I really wanted to include a few more Typo products, but unfortunately they do not have a South African website, so I was unable to include pictures and prices. I’ve now managed to get my hands on some products and prices, so I thought I’d just do a separate post, as I’m sure some of you are still going to be doing some last minute shopping for your mom, wife, aunt, etc this week.

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Typo’s theme this year for Mother’s day is all about allowing mom to kick her feet up and chill on Mother’s day. I think most moms would tell you that for Mother’s day, all they want is some me-time and to relax! I know that’s what I’d love. Let’s see what Typo has on offer to assist us moms with achieving this chill factor.  Continue reading

The best money saving app around!

I’m not sure if it’s just me, but life is getting pretty darn expensive on the home front and I have 3 kids that literally eat me out of house and home, so I’m always trying to save a buck.

I love the ideas of coupons and vouchers, but I honestly always forget to use them. I found a fabulous site last year where they gave some pretty good discounts, where they’d send the discount as a code to your cellphone. When you make the purchase, you give the cashier the pin and you get the discount on the product/products. Fantastic right? No….because I only remember I have a code when I’m at home, 7hrs after I’ve made the purchase.

So a few weeks ago a friend was blabbing on and on about this cool ‘snap and save‘ app she uses. I tried to ignore her,  because it sounded like too much effort. #MomLife with 3 kids and a travelling husband…I ain’t got no time for effort. Eventually she convinced me to download the app. I started playing around with it and I then realised this was absolutely PERFECT for me! I kicked myself for not having gotten this app ages ago when she first recommended it to me.

So what is SnapnSave? It’s a shopping app that allows you to shop and collect your discount after you’ve done your shopping. Kind of. Let me explain the process.

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You download the app and register with your cellphone number.

Offers

There are always offers for you to ‘book’.  New offers are usually loaded on a Friday at 12pm where we all anxiously sit and refresh the page and book what we can. #FastestFingers

Offers include fresh produce, canned goods, pet food, baby goods, deodorants, hair products, CHOCOLATE, etc.

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As you see in the screenshot above, you scroll through and you click ‘book’ on whatever you want or whatever is available. If the offer is fully booked, click on ‘notify me’ and the app will book the offer for you automatically if more ‘vouchers’ become available.

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Snap

So now you’ve booked your offers, you have 48hrs to make the purchase. You go to the store, grab some groceries and when you get home, you go…’hey I had a bunch of booked offers’.

You go into the app and click on the ‘snap’ icon in the centre at the bottom of the screen (see image above) and the app will ask you where the slip is from and which offers the app needs to look for on the slip. You just click on the items as they appear on your ‘booked offers’ list.  Also, in case you hadn’t booked an offer previously, but you’ve bought an item with an offer linked to it, you can select it from the list. You then snap the slip and make sure everything is clear, as displayed below.

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Save

That folks is it. The slip goes into a ‘pending’ state until it’s been verified. This usually takes up to 4 working days. Once it’s been verified, your ‘cashback’ goes into a virtual wallet. Once you’ve accumulated more than R10, you can opt to have your credits sent to you in the form of a WiCode to use at selected retailers OR you can have the cash transferred into your bank account. EFT payments are usually done on a Friday, but I do know they are working on having the EFT’s done faster and more frequent.

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I got over R100 back in cash last month and I opted to have the funds transferred. I ain’t got no time for codes….lol…but this honestly is so easy.

Just shop and before you toss the slip, snap…and save! (Okay don’t actually throw the slip away in case you need to resend it. because you took a bad #SlipSelfie ) I have however never had a comeback or error on any of my slips.

The things I love the most about this app is:

  • No reward card to carry with you
  • No need to remember any codes
  • You get cashback on items that are on promotion as well (i.e. The bread is on special at Spar for R10,99 and you book a bread offer of R1,25. Essentially you’re paying R9,74 for a loaf of bread. I got a snicker for FREE last month. Oh yes…this is my kind of app gals ❤ )

If you register using my referral code, we both get R10 free cash automatically once you’ve completed your first snap. You then also get your own referral code that you can pass on to friends and family.

I did have the option to set up a code for the blog, but seeing as this is a post I planned to do of my own accord, because I’m so excited about this app, I have just used my regular referral code. If you don’t click on the link, feel free to enter promo code: Simonec608 and that will get you your R10 join up starter cash 😉 If you don’t want the free 10 bucks, feel free to ignore my code completely 🙂 

So guys and gals…have you heard of this app before? Do you think you’ll sign up? Do you know of any other money saving apps or websites you’d recommend?