Friends, fellow South Africans and SnapnSave app fans, lend us your ears – we’ve got something exciting to share. In March 2017, we hit the massive R2.5m mark, and just when you thought it couldn’t get any better, we made it to R5 million! That’s R5 000 000 we’ve put back in the pockets of hardworking humans across the country.
And yes, we’re freaking out. You would too. It’s no small feat to give such a whopping wad of cash back. Think about it. What could you do with five million rand?
To all the shoe-loving single people, R5m could buy you 2 800 pairs of Nine West shoes at R1 800 a pair. Forget the shoes, you want Louis Vuitton bags? You got it. Actually, you’ll get around 172 depending on the bag. Want to invest? Splurge out on two 2-bedroom flat sin Sandton or buy a really fancy one in Cape Town’s Sea Point suburb.
If you’re all about the family, you could take your family of four on a year-long, around-the-world adventure. In fact, it’ll cost you around R1.6m. Want something a little more realistic? How about sending your child to Harvard University. The home of 48 Nobel Laureates and Pulitzer Prize winners, Harvard will cost you R803 555 a year, including full board – just hold thumbs they have no desire to become doctors.
Is your heart made of gold? Good. With five million rand you could feed, clothe and school about 500 kids in Kenya for a 365 days. True, that’s a lot of children and you’d be out of cash, but you’d have changed the lives of so many little ones…
And the spending doesn’t have to stop there. With R5 000 000, you could give yourself the gift of not having to cook for an entire year. A private chef will only set you back about R480 000 per annum. Want to spoil yourself at the spa? How about a 24 carat gold facial? Starting from only R2 500, you could have one every week for the next 42 years! Or, why not make a splash in the world’s most expensive bath, the Hotel Viktor Miami Beach Evian Bath, for just R63 583? Add business class flights and a night in their deluxe king room suite, and you’re only forking out an extra R120 000.
Talking about water. If you’re in Cape Town, you could buy 5 million litres of water, at R1 per litre, which should last you roughly 57 471 days if you stick to the 87 liters per day rule – that’s 157.5 years. Definitely more than you could ever use in your lifetime, so feel free to start sharing because that’s caring.