We love saving money and also love finding creative ways to motivate people to save more! Sarah Foss, Marketing Director for SmartyPig.com, a site that makes saving money social, was kind enough to answer a few questions for us help you understand what SmartyPig is all about.


Who can benefit from saving up for their goals with a SmartyPig account?

SmartyPig was designed to help people save for the things they want or need, whether that be expecting parents, families saving for holiday gifts or spring break vacations, or those just ‘saving to save.’ Everybody needs to be saving for a little something, right?

SmartyPig makes saving money social and rewards you for it. Can you explain how these two goals factor into an awesome SmartyPig experience?

Seven out of ten of our users share their goals socially. By doing so, our customers not only get support from their friends and family, but donations too, helping them reach their goals faster than ever. As far as rewards go, well, we have cash back opportunities at retail favorites like the Gap and Macy’s and a Cash Rewards prepaid card to help you spend responsibly and earn cash back on any and all of your purchases, too.

What’s the most interesting/unique goal you’ve heard of someone saving up for on SmartyPig?

Saving for a trip to the moon. I hope they invite me on that one!

What sets SmartyPig apart from some of the other online savings options out there?

interview with smartypigSmartyPig makes saving fun. With a goal in sight, we encourage our users to skip the occasional luxury for a drop in the goal, or provide them with fun contests and giveaways to help keep them inspired.

The future of SmartyPig looks bright! Any new features or additional exciting rewards in the works that we can look forward to?

We are keeping on top of the social scene and looking forward to finding new ways to engage and interact with our users.

Parting Thoughts

We want to say a big “Thank You!” to Sarah for taking the time out to answer these for us! Are you trying to find better ways to maximize your savings? It might be a great time to check out SmartyPig!

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