So how does it work?

How do Candyboxes Work?

Whether you recently signed up at Candystick, or you have been wondering what all the buzz about online money boxes and Candyboxes is all about, this amazingly easy and useful tool might just be the best thing since sliced bread.

Candyboxes are exclusive to Candystick, and are essential virtual money collection boxes that can be used for all sorts of purposes. Group gifts, shared expenses, holidays with friends, chipping in for food and electricity in a student digs… any other event or situation where you need a safe, simple way to collect contributions, basically.

As a modern way to split costs and chip in for something, it goes without saying that this tool makes life a lot simpler. Keep reading to find out how Candyboxes work, how you can set one up, how to contribute and (here’s the fun part) how to cash out once you’ve filled the Candybox.

Creating a Candybox

If you haven’t already done so, head on over to, and click the red sign up button on the top right corner of the page, or click the ‘Create a Candybox’ button in the middle of the page. Once you have registered, you will be able to create your first Candybox.

There are a number of useful features that you will want to look out for – such as invites that you can send to contributors, reminders to send to those who have not contributed, and personalised messages to use to invite and thank contributors. You can also create as many boxes as you need, for each event/party/gift.

Contributing to the Candybox

Once you’ve set up your Candybox and invited people to top it up, you can monitor contributions. These can be made by credit card for added convenience. Those who choose not to contribute can do so, and all contributors remain anonymous to everyone but the creator of the box.

Contributions can be anything from the minimum limit of R50 up to the maximum limit of R10, 000. Once you have collected the amount you have asked for, you can close the Candybox and proceed to cash out. Yay!

Cashing Out the Candybox

As we mentioned above, this is the fun part of using Candystick. If you have created a box for someone as a gift, you will send it to them to cash out using one of our options. If your box was created for you to use, you can proceed directly on to our cash out choices.

For a small admin fee, you can cash the box out via online banking to use the contributions as cold, hard cash. You also have the choice to spend the box through our (growing) network of partner stores, who offer all sorts of awesome goodies, from wine to flowers, gifts, spa treatments and more. Our list of partner stores is expanding constantly to give you even more ways to enjoy your Candybox!

And that, my friends, is just about that. If you are looking for a fun, easy way to collect funds for that housewarming bash, office birthday party or other thing you’ve saving up for as a group, you may find that Candystick offers a great alternative to those pesky envelopes, R10 notes and sneaky non-contributors that are so hard to weasel out (even with a list of names).

Keen to give it a go? Mosey on down to Candystick today, and register to experience South Africa’s very first virtual online money collection tool in action!

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