Discovery Vitality Ambassador Caster Semenya at th
Discovery Vitality Ambassador Caster Semenya at the Discovery headquarters in Sandton (Instagram, @discovery_sa)
  • Business Insider South Africa compared the food-rewards programmes currently available in South Africa.
  • Discovery Vitality came up tops with grocery savings up to 25%.
  • Meanwhile, Momentum Multiply only promised a possible cash-back of 12%.

Discovery Vitality is the best food cash-back programme in South Africa where consumers can save up to 25% on grocery spend, also beating out points-based loyalty schemes.

But there's a catch: to get the savings, you have to buy from a predefined list of “healthy foods”.

Business Insider South Africa compared the food-rewards programmes currently available in South Africa, both cash-back schemes and those with loyalty points for future use.

See also: We compared fuel rewards programmes – and one saves you up to R7 per litre of petrol

At R259 a month, Discovery Vitality not only offers you up to 25% off your monthly food spend at Pick n Pay – more than enough to cover the monthly fee – but also gives you access to a host of other cash-back schemes.

These include 25% cash back at Clicks and Dischem pharmacies, and 25% back at Sportsmans Warehouse or Totalsports.

Meanwhile, Momentum Multiply gives you 12% cash back on the R238 per month “premier” option.

The Discovery Vitality and Momentum Multiply schemes can also be used in conjunction with the Pick n Pay SmartShopper card, which gives you back R1 for every R200 spent at Pick n Pay stores.

Also read: Pick n Pay will now give you 20 cents back for every litre petrol you buy at BP

(Potential savings at Spar were not calculated as vouchers differ from person to person.)

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