I grew up in the era before internet was a thing, and back in those days, shopping usually means heading out to the mall (Komtar in Penang in our case), walk around and hunt for the best deals, and possibly asking the salesperson on the features and specifications of the items we wanted to purchase. It was hard work.
And if you are those who wants to get the most bang for your bucks, it meant asking around different shops, waiting for sales period, or even collecting paper coupons.
Well, those were the days. Now we have click on the computer/smart phone, and things appear in our front door a few days later. I love the 21st century.
Now of course there are many places to shop online, but it is always wise to choose one based on the these few points (personally I think so anyway)
- Local (saves on shipping, easier returns if needed)
- Good Deals
Rakuten Malaysia was launched in Malaysia in November 2012, just a little over 3 years ago, and to be honest, I actually purchased a Komine riding pants from the international site before the Malaysian version was launched. The process was simple and reliable then, it is even better now with the local site.
We already know the reputation of Rakuten and that it is a Malaysian site, so today, we look at the deals offered here – the Rakuten Super Points.
What is Rakuten Super Point and how does it work?
Well, every purchase you get from Rakuten now awards 5x points, which directly translate to a 5% savings to be used on the subsequent purchases. Very straightforward.
Additionally, on Wednesday, if you have a MasterCard, use it to get additional 5% off your goodies.
For example, I am researching for motorcycle riding gear and hop on to G7 bike store on Rakuten. Here they have helmet, bikeware, gloves, rainwear, shoes, and more, which is pretty neat and rather useful for me.
Maybe it’s time for me to get another jacket to supplement the current one (sometimes it rains and I’m out of luck the next day while waiting for the jacket to dry). G7 carries Komine, and if I get JK-063, here’s the savings:
- purchase on Wednesday and use MasterCard (5%) and pay only RM 1007
- get RM 50 via 5x points
- total savings of RM 103!
You can be smart about it and separate your purchase into two batches to use the points immediately, or saves them up to be used at a later point. It’s really up to you.
But wait, remember the coupon thingy we talked about earlier? Instead of cutting it from magazine, just check out Rakuten every weekends for one that you can use. For example, at the time of writing, there’s a RM 5 coupon. Paste in the code during checkout get RM 5 off.
If you haven’t come across Rakuten Malaysia yet, go check it out now, there bound to be stuff you need in their vast catalogue. Sign up and enjoy these great deals.
P/S: this is a sponsored post by Rakuten Malaysia