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Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Baucar Buku 1Malaysia (BB1M) 2016 Promotions - BORDERS, MPH, Times, POPULAR & BookXcess

Guest post by Alfred Lai (Share your tips with 50,000+ Malaysian students)

Most students undergoing pre-university programmes like Matrikulasi, Form Six, A-Level, Polytechnic, foundation (asasi), diploma or tertiary programmes like undergraduate degree at various universities and colleges or even postgraduates programmes like Master or PhD degrees have already received their Baucar Buku 1Malaysia (BB1M) in March 2016.

Since the annual distribution of 1Malaysia Book Voucher begun in 2012, various bookstores have taken advantage by having special promotions tailored to the use of BB1M. With the increase of BB1M amount from RM200 to RM250 (5 X RM50 book vouchers) in recent years, it is not a coincidence that there are so many book fairs such as POPULAR Bookfair, Big Bad Wolf Book Sale in March and bookstores (national big chain or even small local bookstore) busily promoting their special BB1M promotions. After all, every bookstore wants a slice of the RM300 million allocated in Budget 2016 for BB1M.

Here we list down the Baucar Buku 1Malaysia (BB1M) promotions by the largest chain bookstores in Malaysia:

BORDERS BB1M Book Voucher Promotion

Borders BB1M Book Voucher Promotion
  • Spend RM250 BB1M (Baucar Buku 1 Malaysia) and get FREE RM30 Gift Voucher + BORDERS Card + Exclusive Offer Vouchers
  • Spend RM150 BB1M (Baucar Buku 1 Malaysia) and get FREE RM15 Gift Voucher + BORDERS Card + Exclusive Offer Vouchers
Each exclusive offer vouchers pack includes
  1. BORDERS Thermos Mug promo voucher
  2. Focus Point RM50 discount voucher
  3. Watsons discount voucher
  4. Papa John’s Buy 1 Free 1 voucher
  5. Krispy Kreme meal voucher
  6. RadioShack rebate voucher

MPH Bookstore BB1M Promotion

FREE TOUCH & GO card
  • Spend RM250 and get FREE TOUCH & GO card preloaded with RM50 + Free A4 university notebook. (Touch & Go is accepted in over 1,500 retail outlets.
  • Spend RM200 and get 4 x RM5 Book & Stationery Voucher + Free A4 university notebook.
  • Spend RM150 and get 3 x RM5 Book & Stationery Voucher + Free A5 university notebook.
  • Spend RM100 and get 2 x RM5 Book & Stationery Voucher + Free A5 university notebook.
  • With every RM50 spent (on normal priced items), get RM5 Book & Stationery Voucher

Times Bookstores Baucar Buku 1 Malaysia (BB1M) Promotion

Times Bookstores Baucar Buku 1Malaysia (BB1M) Promotion
  • Spend RM250 BB1M Vouchers on Books and get 5 X FREE RM10 Gift Voucher Plus FREE Times Privilege Card Worth RM20 Plus Purchase with Purchase RM135 (Normal Price: RM169) SONY Powerbank V10A 10,000MAH
  • Spend RM150 BB1M Vouchers on Books and get 2 X FREE RM10 Gift Voucher Plus Purchase with Purchase RM84 (Normal Price: RM105) SONY Powerbank V5A 5,000MAH
  • Spend RM100 BB1M Vouchers on Books and get 1 X FREE RM10 Gift Voucher

POPULAR Bookstore BB1M Promotion

Popular Bookstore 1Malaysia Book Voucher (BB1M) Promotion
  • Free RM50 Gift Voucher & Popular Card when you spend RM250 1Malaysia book voucher
  • Free RM10 Gift Voucher & Popular Card when you spend RM150 1Malaysia book voucher
  • Free RM5 Gift Voucher when you spend RM100 1Malaysia book voucher

BookXcess Baucar Buku 1Malaysia (BB1M) Promotion

BookXcess BB1M Promotion
  • Spend RM250 in BB1M and get 1 FREE BOOK of your choice (worth RM29.90 or less) + FREE 3 years BookXcess membership
  • Spend RM200 in BB1M and get 1 FREE BOOK of your choice (worth RM19.90 or less) + FREE 3 years BookXcess membership
  • Spend RM100 in BB1M and get 1 FREE BOOK of your choice (worth RM9.90 or less) + FREE 3 years BookXcess membership

Do Not Sell Your BB1M Vouchers for Cash

Many smaller bookstores or businesses illegally offer to purchase your BB1M vouchers with cash. For example, they will pay you RM200 in cash to purchase your RM250 BB1M vouchers. After that, they will claim RM250 from the government using the vouchers. In order words, they sell nothing (no physical book or anything) but earn RM50. This seems like a good business for the small bookstores and tempting bargain for students with BB1M book vouchers. However, we just want to remind you that BB1M vouchers should never be used this way, or you might get caught. It happened in previous years if you check the news. In fact, this year the authorities have already started tracking the illegal buying and selling of BB1M book vouchers.

One more thing, remember to use all your 1 Malaysia Book Vouchers by 30 June 2016 (Update: extended to 31 July 2016) before they expire!

Alfred Lai writes for Harga Runtuh, which shares all the latest discount deals, hottest promotion sale, freebies samples and other offers you can't afford to miss!
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