Happy Boss’s Day

Happy Boss's Day

Celebrating Boss’s Day!

It’s Boss’s Day on Monday, 16 October, which “has traditionally been a day for employees to thank their bosses for being kind and fair throughout the year. This day was created for the purpose of strengthening the bond between employer and employee.”

Do we ever stop to think about the burdens that our Boss’s bear, making sure the company runs smoothly and that their staff get salaries every month? Ever heard the saying “it’s lonely at the top”? While as employees we come to work, do our jobs and get paid, but all the admin that happens “behind the scenes” lands on the shoulders of our Bosses. So, take a moment on Monday to say thank you to your boss for all that they do.

If you are looking for gift ideas, CashBag put together a few ideas for you!

Boss’s Day Gift Ideas
(with great cash back savings)

Action Gear  – 2% cash back

Is your Boss a bit of an adrenaline junky? Action Gear specialises in all the technical outdoor gear which makes adventures even more enjoyable!

Flowers.co.za – 12% cash back

You can never go wrong with flowers or gift hampers. Flowers.co.za offers the convenience of ordering online, which allows you to select your gift of choice and sit back and relax while they take care of the rest.

JuiceBubble – 10% cash back

Is your Boss a bit geeky? At JuiceBubble you can find anything from Star Wars branded shirts up to our all-time favourite, a T-rex trying to clap hands. Or if you are a little more creative you can order customised t-shirts.

iToys – 6% cash back

Errbody loves gadgets or accessories for their gadgets! iToys is a South African online retailer of gadgets and accessories for Apple iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, Samsung Galaxy devices.

If the suggestions above don’t “feel” like your Boss – pop on over to CashBag.co for to see our full range of cash back offers.

Happy spoiling 🙂


~Remember cash back only applies if you shop through CashBag~

Does your solution really need blockchain?

Block chain

Blockchain is fast becoming the new go-to-tool that promises to be the panacea for every problem. Everywhere I turn I’m seeing solutions popping up using blockchain to ‘solve’ a problem which has already been solved by regular web-tech.

For instance, I’ve read a number of whitepapers where companies are planning on using blockchain to track advertising. The rationale is often that it brings trust to a low trust environment.

This may be true, but the cost of running a distributed ledger to authenticate and store this data is far beyond what ad networks would consider to be reasonable. The volume of data stored is immense and aside from the fact that it would severely bloat the blockchain, the cost would be significant.

It’s a perfect case of using blockchain when a regular tracking solution would work just fine. It looks fantastic on the ICO, but if you critically consider that ad tracking data doesn’t need to be eternally stored and that by some estimates the cost of storing data on Ethereum works out to approximately 17,500 ETH/GB, or over $5Mil/GB the cost would be prohibitive.

When we started considering solutions for our CashBag.co product, we didn’t start with the premise that blockchain would solve it. We built our ecosystem using web server technology backed by robust databases and redundancy systems.

It’s only when we started investigating ways to improve our business, by adding immediate settlement of cash back rebates and giving our users the ability to instantly transfer their funds that we settled on blockchain as a solution.

In our instance, we wanted to create an ecosystem in which the consumer could get paid their rebates and instead of accruing towards a minimum threshold before getting paid. In some cases, this threshold could take months, or for infrequent users, years to reach.

By providing our users with a wallet that enables them to receive their rebates and cash back immediately, without high processing fees, we expect to significantly increase adoption and usage.

Developing a customer wallet and smart contracts to govern the transactions allows us to scale users exponentially, cut down on transaction processing costs and pass more value to our users, while assuring that the permanence of the transactions are maintained, through the blockchain.

A win-win solution if ever there was one and a good business case for blockchain.


(Article originally published on Medium -> https://goo.gl/LJDwMQ)

Happy Teachers Day!

Teachers Day 2017

Celebrating Teachers Day!

Why do we celebrate Teachers Day?

Well, not only do they educate our children but they mould and prepare them for the future.

Our kids spend on average half their day, 5 days a week, in the care of these trusted guardians.

So today, we show our appreciation and support for Teachers. And in doing so, hope to ensure that the needs of future generations will continue to be met.

If, by chance, you forgot to send a gift with your kids today for his/her teacher, don’t stress! CashBag is going to help save the day and earn you cash back!

First of all we suggest buying them a Voucher, because it will be delivered straight to their inbox, meaning no delivery delays!

CashBag has a multitude of offers that you can choose from. If you already know their favourite online store, simply login to your CashBag account and click “shop now” on the online store of your choice. You will then be redirected to the online store, where you can purchase a voucher. Enter the recipient’s email address i.e. the Teachers, and voilà, gift sorted! Your cash-back will be added to your CashBag account ready for the next CashBag PayDay.

Don’t have a CashBag account? Get it here for FREE -> www.cashbag.co.za

To all the Teachers, thank you for caring for our children and moulding the future of South Africa.

Happy Teaching 🙂

Happy Grandparents Day!

Grandparents Day

Celebrating Grandparents Day

Sunday, 1 October is Grandparents Day: “The purpose of this special day is to link the generations which, in our fast-paced society, is dying out.  Grandparents have so much to offer, so many skills to transfer, so much good advice to give.”

If you are looking for gift ideas, CashBag has put together a few ideas to help you out – and of course, earn cash back!

While we (the young’uns) prefer to have our memories stored digitally, our elders prefer the “old ways” of having their photographs printed. What better gift than a personalised photobook. All your family-memories for them to page through over and over again?

Flowers are always a great hit. Perhaps a bouquet made up of chocolate? Something different for those special matriarchs.

My Granny told me to always look after your feet – “they have to carry you around for a long time!” A good pair of supportive shoes is always a great gift for our elders.

So, whether it’s just a phone call to remind them how much you love and appreciate them, or a fun day out for some quality time – enjoy the time you have with them.

Happy Shopping 🙂


Happy Heritage Day!

Heritage Day 2017

Celebrating Heritage Day

“Heritage Day recognises different aspects of South African culture and encourages South Africans across the spectrum to celebrate their cultural heritage, the diversity of their beliefs and different traditions.”

With that in mind, be sure to celebrate your heritage on Sunday 24 September 2017.

Stand tall, stand proud.

From all of us at CashBag – Happy Heritage Day South Africa 🙂


Happy Secretary’s Day

Secretary's Day

CashBag has you covered this Secretary’s Day

Secretary’s Day, also known as Administrative Professionals’ Day, is a special day to say “Thank You”.

“Thank You” to those that keep your business running in the background, while you are free to do what you love, the way you love it.

Today recognizes the work of secretaries, administrative assistants, receptionists, and other administrative support professionals.

It seems like the support staff (and yes I am generalising here) are usually the unsung heroes of our companies. Their contributions are not always quantifiable. Unlike sales staff or operations, whose efforts can be measured. Support staff are a necessity to any business. Let’s be honest, how do you run a business without your administrative staff?

If you forgot to order flowers or chocolates or forgot to reserve a table for lunch to show your appreciation for your most trusted support staff – don’t worry CashBag has you covered :

Go to CashBag.co.za and either buy them a gift voucher from their favourite online store (it gets delivered to their inbox). Or sign them up for a monthly subscription; anything from food, wine, coffee to magazines!

Remember, with each purchase made through CashBag you are not just showing your appreciation but you earn cash back too!

To all our administrative support professionals, thank you for all your hard work!

Spring Fever Frenzy

Spring Fever Frenzy

CashBag welcomes the Spring Frenzy

Finally, Spring is here, the leaves are changing the sun is shining, now we just need to wait for the rains to round it all off nicely.

But today; open the windows, play the music too loud and celebrate a new season.

And while we are feeling the Spring fever frenzy, CashBag decided to look a little deeper as to what our customers would need the most with the arrival of this happy season:

1. The perfect Spring Clean:

I love a good solid spring cleaning! Curtains, carpets, cupboards etc. There is something cathartic about purging your home of “last season” items and home decor. Just make sure you donate your old stuff – we’re all about giving back.

2. New arrivals for Spring:

Now, if you are anything like me, you may go a little overboard on the clothing purge! This helps me feel guilt-free restocking my wardrobe. Especially because every morning I have the “nothing to wear” conundrum, plus I get to save money while shopping through CashBag. If you are a bit more conservative, spoil yourself with at least get one great item that makes you feel like it’s summer.

3. Protect the peepers

Nothing completes a summer outfit and makes you feel like one cool cat than a shiny new pair of sunnies! But remember to keep your eyes hydrated and irritation free – with the change of season comes allergies (it’s a small price to pay though). 🤧

4. Skin safety

This one is for everyone – fair or dark-skinned, male or female we all need to protect our skin from sun damage. Plus it helps to slow down the ageing process (you all know what I’m talking about). So stock up on the sunscreen, wear a funky hat and enjoy your summer days ahead!

Happy Spring-ing 🙂


CashBag’s August PayDay

CashBag PayDay

CashBag pays out  mega ZAR this PayDay

As we say goodbye to winter (yay!!) we get to end it off on a high note – with a CashBag PayDay!

Every 3 months CashBag pays out your CashBag balance – and each one has been bigger than the last. Believe it or not, this makes us very happy – to know that CashBag is helping online shoppers save money for doing what they already do – shop online at their favourite online stores.

Our next PayDay is 30 November, so make sure you keep shopping through CashBag.co.za to keep those savings rolling in.

We are constantly adding new offers to make sure you have a variety of shops to choose from.

Until next time…

Happy Shopping 🙂


When the Travel Bug bites!

CashBag Travel Deals

Book your Travel through CashBag and save!

Planning holidays can be pricey, so we at CashBag have a number of cash back deals in the Travel category to make planning your next vacay a little more exciting and a little less heavy in the pocket.

Flights, accommodation and transport take a huge whack of your holiday budget. Wherever you can earn cash back when booking these through CashBag, is money-back in your pocket for the holiday itself (i.e. the “fun stuff”).

A few of the airlines CashBag has partnered with are Emirates, Qatar Airways, and Air France. All of which offer cash back on flights.

Accommodation? Taken care of through Hotels.com, Booking.com or HotelPlanner. Car Rental? Book through Avis, Fox Rent a Car or RentalMotorbike.com (for something a little different).

For those of us that need a little inspiration, CashBag has a number of offers from websites that plan your holiday packages, like DealZilla; Luxury Adventure Travel with multiple finance options or RoutePerfect which helps you create a custom trip itinerary, based on your own travel preferences, budget, and personal style.

So now the flights are booked, accommodation is sorted and transport is arranged. What about the attractions you want to visit? Tickets to a show? Hop-on-hop-off tours? CashBag has partnered with a number of websites that offer best price tickets, tours and access to attractions;  The New York Pass – convenience to see the whole of NYC with a truly all-inclusive pass, Best of Vegas – see the best in Vegas nightclubs, Vegas tours, attractions, VIP specials and more or Trafalgar Tours – destinations include Europe, North & Central, South America, Asia and Australia & New Zealand.

Holiday planned! Money saved!

Happy Holiday-ing 🙂

Another CashBag PayDay!

CashBag PayDay Q1

CashBag PayDay is on a roll

The month of May marked the second CashBag PayDay for 2017, and what a payout it was!

One loyal CashBag user walked away with over R7000 – CASH! 👏 👏 👏

With so many great offers on CashBag to earn cash back from, there’s something for everyone. The more you shop through CashBag.co.za or the CashBag Rewards App the more money you save – you’re already shopping online, why not get paid to do so?

Book Flights, plan holidays, buy clothes, sign up for online courses, buy gifts for friends and family – the possibilities are endless! And with every purchase you make through CashBag you earn cash back – so simple!

Happy Shopping 🙂