Introducing your new RateX experience: Bigger, Better, Bolder

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A Welcome to your new RateX experience!

RateX has gotten bigger and better! With the aim of improving your shopping experience, we’ve built a better RateX that’s more intuitive and (hopefully!) more delightful for you to use. We’ve made a whole lot of changes and added in a brand new power-up feature as well: Clovers, it’s like cashback but even better!

Without further ado, let us bring you through the brand new flow below!

1. Activate Clovers!

Whenever you head to a store that RateX supports, our friendly RateX Elf will appear and let you know how much Clovers (cashback points!) you can get back from each successful purchase. Don’t forget to click “Activate Clovers“, or you will not be rewarded!

 

After clicking on “Activate Clovers“, a confirmation screen will pop up – informing you that you’ve successfully activated your Clover rewards and will be able to get back an approximate amount of Clovers. In this case, you’ll receive up to 10% Clovers when you make a successful purchase on Amazon.

Just in case, we are not sure if Clovers are activated. You can click our RateX extension (the ‘x’ logo) on the top right hand corner of your browser at any point in time. This screen will appear with “Up to 10% Clovers activated” highlighted in green – indicating that is correctly activated.

If it does not turn up in this exact manner, try refreshing the page, wait for our RateX elf to appear again and repeat the process. (Please bear with us as we continue to improve our extension!)

Once this is completed, you can carry on with your shopping spree!

2. Auto-Apply Promo Codes at Checkout

Now that you’ve filled up your shopping cart with goodies, it’s time to checkout!

Our RateX elf will appear once again, informing you of all the available coupon codes we’ve found for this store.

As you can see here, there are 10 coupons found. To apply all of them at one go, simply press “Apply All Coupons” button and let the magic unveil!


After clicking “Apply All Coupons“, you’ll notice a familiar (but nicer-looking) screen.

Our RateX elf is working hard to dig up all available codes for you. You don’t have to do anything – just sit back, relax and let us do all the hard work for you!

What’s really happening: RateX is using its algorithms to parse through all available promo codes for this merchant and automatically trying them all for you.

Yes! A valid coupon!

If a valid coupon is found, you’ll see the exact promo code being displayed and the exact savings from this promo code. Just like this screen below!

On the right hand-side of the screen, you’ll notice that the “Coupon Applied” step has turned green and you can proceed with the next step – Paying with RateX!

Note: Paying with RateX only works on selected international sites where exchange rates are involved (i.e. converting from USD to SGD to pay) such as Amazon and Hotels.com.

What if there are no valid coupons?

Rest assured, you’ve gotten the lowest price for this deal! Coupons may have additional terms & conditions that your purchase might not have met or the code has been fully redeemed.

 

3. Proceed to Pay with RateX

This feature is only available for selected international merchants where exchange rates are involved (i.e. converting from USD to SGD to pay) such as Amazon (and all of its other overseas sites), Hotels.com, eBay and Groupon. For other local sites that we support for coupons or Clovers, the “Pay” option will be removed.

Okay, let’s get back to it. On the “Pay” page, you will be able to see that your Clovers have been activated and have successfully applied a coupon. You’re now ready to make payment!

You can see the price that RateX has helped you saved from avoiding inflated exchange rates and hidden transaction fees, in SGD. It’s around S$7.65 in this case!

Compare different banks’ foreign exchange conversion rates

If you hover over the grey ‘i’ beside the exchange rate, you will be able to see the different rates that the banks offer and compare them. But rest assured, we are giving you the real exchange rate, no tricks.

Once you’re done, click “Pay” and we will bring you to another screen to fill in your details. Don’t worry, you won’t be paying immediately!

Upon clicking “Pay“, you will have two options for Payment Method: Wallet or Card.

If you choose to pay by card, you’ll see your previously used card(s) here. You can choose to use the same card or ‘Add New Card’ if you haven’t done so.

Now, you can proceed to input your personal details and to the last step: Pay!

Is RateX safe? Definitely, we DO NOT hold or access any of your card details at all. Our payment partner, Stripe handles all of the card processing for us.

After making payment, your transaction will be processed. It might take some time, so sit back, relax and watch our elf ride the waves.

And voila! You’ll see this screen upon successful payment.

You’ve saved S$7.95 with RateX and earned 48 Clovers. These Clovers is only an approximate amount and will take some time to process and be credited to your account. If you want to learn more about Clovers, read this Clover guide.

If you loved our extension and think that we deserve 5 stars, please drop us a quick review over at Chrome store by clicking “Review RateX“. If not, we would love to hear from you if you have any feedback on how to improve your experience.

 

That’s all!

Hope that you’ll enjoy our brand new redesign and you can look forward to many new improvements and updates moving forward.

We’re constantly making improvements and if you have any comments or feedback, feel free to email us anytime!

Get in touch with us at support@rate.com.sg.

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