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1 Malaysia Book Voucher - Which Bookstore You Should Go Redeem?

By Thursday, January 26, 2012 , , ,

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I believe that a lot of people have already gotten their 1 Malaysia Book Vouchers. So did I. I would like to thank my friend, Fiona Chan who helped me to collect my vouchers :') Some of you still haven't redeem your vouchers yet and let me give my two cents on which bookstore you should go redeem. There are a lot of giant bookstores in the market and all of them are competing with each other. In business, marketers like to attract customers with interesting advertisements. As consumers, we need to put a little bit effort to survey and compare all of the competitors in order for us to benefit more.

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I dropped by Popular Bookstore since I saw their huge banner regarding 1 Malaysia Book Voucher redemption. It is really a good marketing strategy where it’s easy to be spotted by customers. Even though I seldom shop in Popular bookstore, I decided to drop by and see what they can offer me.

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I spent more than 1 hour to find a book that I wanted to purchase but I could not find it. So, I decided to go MPH, a place where usually I purchase my book. Just by looking at their counter, you know that there are a lot of people wanting to redeem their voucher. So, let us see what’s Popular Bookstore terms and condition for 1 Malaysia Book Voucher and also their promotion.

Terms and conditions:
1: Voucher cant be redeem on behalf of other people. The owner must be presented.
2: Must show them your IC & student ID.
3: You only can purchase stationary (based on your course), references book, journal, academic book and "majalah ilmiah" only.
4: Voucher can be used before 31.03.12

Promotion:
FREE Popular membership card for 1 year.

My point of view:
Let's see how much the is membership worth. Subscription Fees for Popular Student Card 2-years is RM10.00. Means that RM5 per year. With the RM150 voucher that you spend, you will earn a "rebate" RM5. Apart of that, you only can purchase stationary (based on your course), references book, journal, academic book and "majalah ilmiah" only. You could not able to purchase magazine or biography or even motivational book. Now let’s look at the membership card. The discount that provided is from 10% to 30%. For example, in the future, if you purchase stationary worth RM10, you only can get rebate around RM1 and not all products can get the rebate. You will earn point. That depends on our behavioral. How many times you guys go Popular Bookstore and purchase stuff from there?

Conclusion:
This promotion is really good for those who are still studying SPM and below. They need more stuff such as reference books, stationeries, etc. Having a membership card will give extra benefit to them because they can get discount on the stuff that they purchase. Apart of that, there are a lot of things that you can purchase in Popular Bookstore.

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Since I could not find my book, I went to MPH bookstore. However, there are less people there compared than Popular Bookstore. Their advertising made it very hard to know if MPH accept 1 Malaysia Book Voucher or not. I went inside and it only took me less than 15 minutes for me to find my book that I wanted to purchase. I also found out that MPH offers better stuffs compared to Popular Bookstore. Let's look their terms and condition and also their promotion.

Terms and conditions:
1: Voucher cant be redeem on behalf of other people. The owner must be presented.
2: Must show them your IC & student ID.
3: You can purchase anything in MPH Bookstore except stationery.
4: Voucher can be used before 31.03.12

Promotion:
FREE RM5 voucher for every RM100 1 Malaysia Book Voucher that you spend.


My point of view:
Since I wanted to purchase some motivational book and marketing book, I decided to visit MPH Bookstore. When it comes to pricing, MPH Bookstore is slightly more expensive than Popular Bookstore. However, I’m a loyal customer of MPH Bookstore because I love the way they arrange their books and the quality of books that they sell. For me, I choose quality over quantity. So, I do not mind to spend extra $$ as long I can save my time and get quality stuff. Apart of that, MPH Bookstore offer RM5 for every RM100 1 Malaysia Book Voucher that you redeem. Most of people receive RM200 1 Malaysia Book Voucher and if you spend all in MPH, you will earn rebate RM10. Much better compared to Popular Bookstore.

Conclusion:
This promotion is really good for those who are going to visit MPH Bookstore again. Apart of that, for those who are looking forward to purchase something that aren’t related to your study such as motivational book, biography, magazine etc, this is definitely the place you should go to.

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This is what I purchased. I do not know what is the promotion in Borders Bookstore. If you’ve visited Borders, feel free to share with me.

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Another book that I just bought today (28.01.12) used the 1 Malaysia Book Voucher.

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