About Us

The purpose of this site is to save you money, wherever it’s being spent. We believe that with a bit of savvy, you can always pay less while still living well. It’s just about having the right knowledge to fight excessive costs and to win the battle for increased financial stability.
The Moneybags website is a collection of advice, guides, deals and savings on retail products and financial services within South Africa. We have a single aim in mind:
To empower the South African consumer to make informed and educated purchasing decisions.

At Moneybags, we believe that being smart with your money is the best way to effectively increase your monthly income. We hope to create a community of people who are serious about managing their money, and to source the best quality merchants and deals across a variety of channels.


•    To educate, inform and empower the South African consumer.
•    To source the best savings and loyalty programmes nationwide, providing the South African consumer with up-to-date and unbiased information.


Read our Tips and Tricks
Our dedicated team of writers have researched a variety of tips & tricks to help you save, whether it be on groceries, entertainment or banking and finance. Our content is independently written – if we believe a product or service is poor quality, we are not afraid to say it. Whether you are looking to eat out, join a gym or find answers to your insurance policy queries, our guides are here to help you make the best possible financial and purchasing decisions.

Become a member and take advantage of our Exclusive Deals
As part of our launch, Moneybags has negotiated special deals for our subscribers. Become a member of the Moneybags website to benefit from these deals by clicking on the ‘Join Us’ button on our homepage. By becoming a member you will also enter yourself into Moneybags’ exciting competitions.

Although you will receive your voucher from the Moneybags website, the redemption of your discount will happen at the merchant’s point of sale.

Subscribe to our weekly email
Deals expire and specials change. Subscribing to our mailer will ensure you don’t miss out. We scout the latest sales and deals, sort the good from the bad, and send only the best directly to your inbox every week.

Make use of our Sales and Deals
Every day we are bombarded with adverts promising us the world at a better price. But is the price really better? Most of us don’t really have the time or the energy to shop around. The truth is that many of our purchasing decisions are uninformed and uneducated. Our Sales and Deals section is our attempt at finding the best savings across the board. We do the research for you.
Please send us a mail at editor@moneybags.co.za and let us know whenever you find a good quality service or product at a great price.

Ask our experts
Moneybags has sourced a panel of experts to answer your consumer queries. If you have a nagging issues or require professional advice, visit our Ask the Expert section and we will try to find a solution for you.

Become a part of our savings and consumer rights community
If you’ve experienced a great deal or have been unfairly ripped off, Moneybags would love to hear your story. Email editor@moneybags.co.za and tell us about your experience.
We hope to create a community that protects the consumer and provides fair merchants with the publicity they deserve.

There are only so many of us here on the ground, scouting the best deals and researching the most effective money saving ideas. If you have tips, tricks and savings that have worked for you, please send us your story. If you know of a great deal, let us know, too.

Let’s collaborate and share information to protect ourselves from the hike in prices. Let’s take back control of our expenditure, and exercise our rights as consumers.

We aim to provide you with correct information and prices at all times.
We update our information regularly, and aim to display the most current sales and deals.
We would not knowingly display a sale or deal which has expired or changed. However, there are plenty of constantly changing deals out there. If you notice any incorrect information on our site, please mail us at editor@moneybags.co.za.
We aim to fix any errors reported to us as soon as possible.
We only list deals, savings and retailers who we believe provide a good offering to the public.
Although we will at all times aim to provide our users with the most accurate and up-to-date information, there may be issues with third party content as provided to us by our merchants. Although we may list the deals of a particular merchant, we are not liable for their individual terms and conditions, nor the conditions of their particular offering.

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Along with the rest of the world, South Africans have discovered the perks of pirating online content. But what are the consequences of committing this crime? Moneybags journalist, Isabelle Coetzee, finds out.

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With everyone capitalising on the extra holiday after Christmas, it’s the ideal time for family outings. But what if you were hoping for calm, ocean waves and the occasional singing bird? Where should you go if you want to avoid the “outdoors-city”? Moneybags journalist, Isabelle Coetzee, suggests the following do’s and don’ts for boxing day madness.

For R55 you can choose between a classic cheese burger, vegetarian cheese burger, falafel salad bowl, chicken salad and a two-topping pizza.

Think insulin resistance, and terms such as glucose and prediabetic come to mind. But what does it mean? Moneybags journalist Danielle Van Wyk explores insulin resistance and the warning signs.

star The Daily Coffee Cafe is offering free coffee when you visit their newly opened restaurant in Waterkant Street, Cape Town.

A good education is an investment in your future, but it hardly comes cheap. Unless you are the recipient of a bursary or are benefitting from parents who diligently saved, you may be considering a student loan. Moneybags looks at what you should note when applying for a student loan this year.