General

To be a consumer's independent best buying friend that helps you make great buying choices and simplifies your life.
Spendmate helps you access and connect the great shopping information on the web and keep track of what you found so everything is at your fingertips when you are ready to buy. You can shop across any site, can view a collage of your ideas, and can share and collaborate. As features are implemented, it will suggest similar products and trending ideas, find lower prices and product reviews, and quickly notify you of price changes, all delivered impartially.

We are an independent shopping assistant that helps you Buy Happy.
Spendmate is in live Beta testing now. You can can join us by requesting an invitation via the Request Invite button available when users are not logged in.

What do I do?

On Spendmate, we talk about items, choices and clipping.

Users go to websites that they like - retailers, reviews, magazines, etc. - and clip the URL into Spendmate. Spendmate captures information like price, title and images and creates a choice. Choices can be grouped together or left separately, but every choice must appear in an item. Once you begin organising more than one purchase, you will create multiple items with multiple choices which allows you to organise the information that you have collected for your purchases.
If you installed the Spendmate clipper to your browser, you don't even need to open Spendmate to save pages you like.

Simply click on the Spendmate browser toolbar button, and a pre-filled Edit Choice popup will appear. Here you can (a) edit the description, (b) add a price if Spendmate cannot capture the price, (c) add any tags that you would like to add, and (d) select the item where the choice should go. The item will be pre-filled with the last item you used last, but you can select from any of your active items or create a new item, if you like. Click Save and then Close, and you are done.

See our video.
A green and white + button appears in Spendmate's header and enables users to clip new choices. Simply highlight and copy the URL of the site that you want to save, click on the + button in the Spendmate header, paste the URL into the new choice popup, and click Add.

The Edit Choice popup then appears where you can (a) edit the description, (b) add a price if Spendmate cannot capture the price, (c) add any tags that you would like to add, and (d) select the item where the choice should go. The item will be pre-filled to the item you used last, but you can select from any of your active items or create a new item, if you like. Click Save, and you are done.

See our video.
In Spendmate, an item signifies a purchase goal. Depending upon how you choose to use Spendmate, it might be a single purchase goal, such as a TV or computer, or it may be several purchase goals, such as a list of holiday gifts you hope to buy.

To add an item, add a link using the Spendmate browser clipper or the + button in the header and create a new item (rather than putting this into an existing, active item). That's it, and now you can add more choices to your newly created purchase goal.
When you are viewing your choices for one of your purchase items, you can simply click and drag one tile onto another. This will prompt you to confirm the name of the new choice and combine the information from both into a new single choice.

See our video.
Spendmate provides two ways to share: (1) Each item and each choice can be individually shared via Facebook, and (2) when you are viewing your choices for one of your items, you can use our social sidebar to share across Twitter, Facebook, google+, tumblr, reddit and Pinterest as well as send an e-mail with a link.
We have included tags to help you organise your information. The tags can be used to filter your choices. How you choose to use tags is up to you, but some users tag important features, while others note personally relevant information. They are designed to provide users with flexibility.

See our video.
In the case of a desktop browsers like Chrome, Firefox, IE or Safari, go to the top right of the Spendmate webpage, click on the green and white + sign next to your profile name to open the New Clip window, drag the green Spendmate Clipper bookmarklet to your browser's bookmarks toolbar. That should be it.
The iOS clipper is a bit harder to install so tap here and follow the instructions.

Spendmate Community

Spendmate provides two ways to share: (1) Each item and each choice can be individually shared via Facebook, and (2) when you are viewing your choices for one of your items, you can use our social sidebar to share across Twitter, Facebook, google+, tumblr, reddit and Pinterest as well as send an e-mail with a link.
The Spendmate community operates on trust and tolerance but it does not tolerate any user that abuses Spendmate community guidelines. Please refer to our terms and conditions for details of these regarding content and community interactions.

If you need to report a post to Spendmate or report a member of Spendmate please use our Feedback button or email us directly with the user name or product name and details of the issue to support@spendmate.com.

Shopping

If you would like to buy any product you have discovered all you need to do is click on the retailer's icon, the retailer's URL, the price or the 'Buy' button, if it appears. You will be taken directly to the retailer's product page.

If you want to buy a product but feel that the shop isn't safe to order from please email support@spendmate.com with the product name and store name and notify us. Your experience on this site is really important to us.

Account Management

To reset your password, go to www.spendmate.com and select the Login choice from the Login/Register menu. Once the login screen opens, you can select Forgotten Password?. This opens the Reset Password screen. Now input the e-mail address for the account password that you want reset, and you will receive an e-mail with further instructions.
Please send us an e-mail at support@spendmate.com. We really hope you won't be leaving us so please feel free to leave us feedback via our Feedback button or by emailing us directly at support@spendmate.com.

Please do be aware that if you close your account your profile page and the products in it will no longer be available. Nor will any account information. However products you've posted will continue to be on the site. Please see our Privacy Policy for more details.

Bloggers

We definitely hope so. We are working with bloggers to confirm that our proposed feature set is useful and effective for bloggers. If you would like to join the conversation, please send us an e-mail at support@spendmate.com. We will be back in touch in a flash to get your ideas and suggestions.

There will be more benefits coming soon so watch this space.

Please consider that while the Spendmate community love to interact and discover great blogs and reviews we do not tolerate spam or self promotion so please make sure you observe our guidelines for this in our Privacy Policy. Spam is a guaranteed way to have anyone removed from our site.

Brands & Retailers

We definitely hope so. We are working with retailers to understand how we can helpful and effective for retailers. If you would like to join the conversation, please send us an e-mail at support@spendmate.com. We will be back in touch in a flash to get your ideas and suggestions.

There will be more benefits coming soon so watch this space.

Please consider that while the Spendmate community love to interact and discover great blogs and reviews we do not tolerate spam or self promotion so please make sure you observe our guidelines for this in our Privacy Policy. Spam is a guaranteed way to have anyone removed from our site.

Legal and Privacy

You can review our terms and conditions here.
You can review our privacy policy here.
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