When I have travelled internationally, my family and me have always preferred to use Matrix sim cards to other cellular data providers and when I found out that Matrix has launched an app that not only helps you recharge your sim, but helps you collect the VAT, I was thrilled to know more about it. You know when you shop luxury internationally and all that taxation it incurs, it can literally make a hole in your heart. So I have always preferred to collect VAT before leaving, though the long queues are heartbreaking but happily Matrix has a solution to it as well, wondering what? Well, you have to read further. J
Though what I mentioned above is just an iota of the features that Matrix is providing as the app has a lot of travel related features, like International Shopping discounts, ticket booking for attractions and they have around 150,000 partners, Broadway & west end, hotel / apartment bookings, restaurant reservations, buy and recharge prepaid cards, travel insurance, book a ride with UBER, and more.
Not only this but the app also extends discounts from 850 best lifestyles stores in the world including Westfield in UK, Bicester Village in London, Mall of the Emirates, Macy’s, Luxury Shoppes in Las Vegas and many more. Well if you are wondering what kind of discount it provides? So, it varies from 10%-30% on luxury and semi luxury brands and unlike other apps, Matrix Travel Companion also provides further 10% reduction on already discounted products.
Also if you are still wondering how could Matrix Travel Companion app can help you with Vat? Then you must know that Matrix is the first of its kind App to offer Shopping VAT. Along with offering savings worth thousands of euros with the discount vouchers, Matrix App also allows additional savings via Shopping VAT refunds. Currently this service is available in select countries like UK,USA, Germany, Spain, France & Italy.
The process is simple,
- Click the picture of your receipts, which has VAT amount mentioned. Once done, upload them using the Matrix App
- 12 hours before the end of the trip you will get a VAT refund form on your email. Simply take the form with the original form and get it stamped at the Airport.
SAVE UP TO 19% WHEN YOU SHOP IN EUROPE CLAIM YOUR VAT REFUND WITHIN 72 WORKING HOURS.
Not only that but you book various tourist attraction at a discounted price such as world observatory, Grand Canyon, Madame Tussauds. Other than that and not only can you reserve your dinner dates via Matrix Travel Companion app but also book your hotel stays.
Well, not really go with what I say, but you can download the app from either on iOS and Android to experience it.