Money saving tips from Sanlam

Our July issue is all about being cash-savvy and the Sanlam Reality Programme allows you to save money while still enjoying yourself. We spoke to Sanlam Reality Chief Executive, André Larisma about the benefits


Sanlam Reality Chief Executive, André Larisma

Who qualifies for the Sanlam Reality Programme?

Sanlam Reality is a rewards programme available to all Sanlam, Glacier, and Santam clients as well as members of Bonitas, Fedhealth and Barloworld medical schemes.

Sanlam Reality members qualify for great discounts on selected Sanlam products, and they save money on their day-to-day shopping, wellness, travel and entertainment. All qualifying clients can opt in to become Sanlam Reality members and select the option that best suits their needs – ranging from as little as R35 per month to R200 for a family on our flagship options.

How does the programme help clients save money and what is one of the unique benefits?

We help members save money on the big things in their lives like getting 30% off their life insurance premiums, 80% off their gym fees and 10% off their groceries and fuel, as well as the small things like free music streaming through Simfy and free Wi-Fi from Always On, or our Computicket offer where clients can buy one ticket up to R300 and get one free.

We heard you can go to the movies at a great price. Tell us more.

At just R15 for a 2D movie ticket or R30 for a 3D movie ticket, you can enjoy great savings at Nu Metro cinemas across South Africa. Plus you can book tickets directly on our website.

Our members can also look out for a special refreshment deal coming soon – another first in this space.

Tell us about your amazing travel benefits.

My partner commutes weekly between Jo’burg and Cape Town, so we get a lot of mileage from Sanlam Reality’s Mango travel deal but I have used all of the partners (Uber airport transfers, Bidvest Premier Lounge access, local and international flights with Mango and Emirates, Tempest car rentals and Protea Hotels).

I love how easy it is to redeem benefits; many other programmes need you to issue awards, cash in vouchers etc. For example, Uber recognises your mobile number as a Sanlam Reality member and discounts your airport trips by up to 30%. That’s clever savings!