BB1M 2015: Where Should You Use It?

*Last updated April 8, 2015

BB1M season is back but late, late, late this time round!

I've scouted a bit for BB1M promotions and my initial verdict is .. things are not very exciting for BB1M holders this year.

Anyway, I'll come up with the list of places where you can spend your BB1M vouchers like I did in the past two years. Read on below:

1. Popular Book Co (M) Sdn Bhd


Source: (link)

Promotion:
Spend RM250 - get RM50 Popular Gift Vouchers + Popular Card
Spend RM150 - get RM10 Popular Gift Voucher + Popular Card
Spend RM100 - get RM5 Popular Gift Voucher

Remarks: Nothing exciting here. Popular is basically recycling their promotion (even same banner design!) but unfortunately no additional contest this year. But they are having a lot of book sales and accepting BB1M as well. Check out their Facebook for more info.


2. Borders Malaysia




Source: (link)

Promotion:
Spend RM150 - get RM10 Borders Gift vouchers + 1 drink from Starbucks
Spend RM250 - get RM20 Borders Gift vouchers + free preloaded Starbucks card 



3. MPH Bookstore/MPH CLICK



Source: (link)

Promotion: 
1. Spend RM50*, get RM5 book and stationery voucher + MPH Readers Circle Membership
2. Spend RM250* get RM50 book an stationery voucher



Source: (link)

Remarks: Looks like MPH is tackling stationery lovers. For MPH, you can either spend it at the Putrajaya International Book Fair 2015 (event ending really soon!) (event ended!) or at their bookstores to enjoy the promotion.


4. BookXcess 


Source: (link)

Promotion:
1. Spend RM100 in BB1M vouchers and get 3 years FREE BookXcess membership
2. Spend RM150 in BB1M vouchers and get 3 years FREE BookXcess membership + RM10 BookXcess voucher
3. Spend RM250 in BB1M vouchers and get 3 years FREE BookXcess membership + RM20 BookXess Voucher



5. Times Bookstores


Source: (link)

Promotion:
1. Spend RM250 - get RM50 Times Bookstores voucher + TPC member card
2. Spend RM150 - get RM20 Times Bookstores voucher
3. Spend RM100 - get RM10 Times Bookstores vouchers



6. Big Bad Wolf Books


Source: (link)

Promotion: 
Spend RM150 BB1M vouchers - get RM10 BBW vouchers
Spend RM250 BB1M vouchers - get Rm20 BBW vouchers



7. PTS Media Group 


Source: (link)

Promotion:
Spend RM100 - books 
Spend RM150 - free delivery in West Malaysia, exclusive prize, books
Spend RM250 - free delivery in whole of Malaysia, exclusive prize, books


8. Lejen Press


Source: (link)


Promotion:
Each voucher (RM50) entitles you to get 3 books. 




Source: (link)

Promotion:
1. Spend RM150 - limited edition bag + bookmark + sticker
2. Spend RM200 - get free membership + bag + button badge


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Disclaimer: I do not endorse the usage of BB1M vouchers to purchase items such as hard drives etc as according to the BB1M guidelines, the BB1M vouchers should be used to buy books. I am just simply providing the information that people are looking for. 

OTHERS/Those looking for stationery/hard drive:
1. Gedebook Sdn. Bhd (link)
2. Puteh Press (link)
4. Bookurve (link)
5. Monaliza Mastura, Kota Bharu (link)
6. PC Image (link) - I heard that PC Image charge RM10 for every RM50 BB1M voucher used.
7. IT-Bezz (link)
8. Pustaka Rakyat
9. Weststar / The Art Shop (link)

Got a question/feedback/comment? Leave them in the blogpost - I will try my best to help you!

Share this blogpost with whoever you think may find helpful. I will keep updating this post :)

Have a good day!

Comments

  1. Hi, thanks for compiling the list.
    Could it be that you know that if Kinokuniya is accepting the voucher too?

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    1. Hey :)
      The previous years, Kinokuniya has been accepting the vouchers, so I think they should be accepting this year as well. But I haven't seen any promotion on their Facebook whatsoever. I will try to confirm this soon.

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    2. Yes.. they accept BB1M.. just bought few books from kinokuniya last week

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  2. God bless you for compiling this, cheers!

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    1. Hey! Thanks for your kind words =)

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  3. Is stationary applicable as well for book vouchers?

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    1. Hey Bryan. It really depends where you spend the book vouchers. Most major bookstores like MPH, Popular no longer allow you to use BB1M for stationery - that is why they actually give out their store vouchers that can be spent on stationery if you spent a certain amount of BB1M voucher. But I know certain stores are more lenient and don't follow the new guideline. Hope this helps!

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    2. Hey there ! :) May I know which stores doesn't follow the new guideline?

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    3. Hi Eva. Are you looking to purchase stationery with your BB1M vouchers? From what I heard, Pustaka Rakyat outlets are accepting BB1M vouchers for anything in their store - no restrictions. There are many more small shops that accepts BB1M and don't follow the guideline but I don't have much detail yet. Hope this helps!

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    4. Alright ! Thanks for the help :)

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  4. can use to buy any books?

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    1. Hi there. It depends where you spend your voucher. Example: MPH is very strict on the ruling - only academic/educational books/materials. Other places, you can spend on any book such as BookXcess, PTS Media etc :) Hope this helps!

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    2. Hi, I just want to share info that you can buy non-academic books, cookbooks, novels, comics in MPH. I just bought some cookbooks today in MPH NuSentral.


      i'm going to try my luck in pustaka rakyat tomorrow, thanks for info. i need truck loads of post it, pen, A4 papers, hopefully new calculator, mine is so old and reaching a decade old. it is embarrassing. will update :)

      -Anon

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    3. Hey, thanks for sharing! Looks like they are not as strict as they say they are :)

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  5. Hi, do you know if Kinokuniya is lenient when it comes to stationery? I found a news post/article from 2013 that Kino accepts the use of the vouchers for stationery but only 20% of your total book vouchers.

    In any case, I will be heading to Kino tomorrow to check out their policies on the BB1M vouchers.

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    1. Hi! The 80:20 guideline was changed to strictly 100% books/academic materials only last year. Based on what I heard Kinokuniya is also abiding by this guide. Since you are going anyway, I think you should be able to confirm this :)

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    2. No stationery but that wasn't the disappointment of today. My friend renewed her Kinokuniya Member card so I thought I'd use it to get a further 10% off.

      It turns out that they won't allow you to use a friend's member card because it doesn't match your BB1M details :/

      After that, I went to MPH where I spent my remaining RM100. With a member card, you are entitled to 10% discount and you also receive RM10 worth of vouchers meant for books AND stationery.

      In conclusion, I think MPH is the better choice compared to Kinokuniya (can't use friend's member card) and Popular (very limited selection for books).

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    3. D: Gosh they are so strict about the member card and BB1M details.

      Thanks for sharing! :)

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  6. hi, kinokuniya confirm accepting book voucher in 2015? any promotion?

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    1. Yeap, Kinokuniya confirm accepting book voucher but cannot be used on manga/comics/stationery and other non-book items. I haven't been to their store but I haven't seen any promotion so far on their FB. =)

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    2. I just went 2 days ago. There was a RM20 voucher for you to grab if you spent RM200 BB1M in single receipt. The voucher could only use for books and magazine (6% GST for magazine if not mistaken; books are excluded for GST), you can't use it in single receipt with BB1M. The voucher due end of July. Hope this help! :D

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    3. Hey, thanks for sharing! :)

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  7. Hi Ruxyn, wanted to buy hardisk using BB1M as my laptop out of memory soon. Too much software installed and to put in separate pendrive will be a mess. Do you know which shop that has that offer?

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    1. Hi! May I know which area are you from? Maybe you can check out Pustaka Rakyat outlets? From what I heard, they accept BB1M and apparently they have some IT related stuffs including hard disks =) Hope this helps!

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  8. Any bookstore that we can spend 100% on stationary? Planning to buy an external hard disk.

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    1. Hi Michael. May I know which area are you from? If you are looking for external hard disk maybe you can check out Pustaka Rakyat outlets. From what I heard, they accept BB1M vouchers (with no limits etc) and they have IT related stuffs. Hope this helps!

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  9. So , stationery wise, its best to go Pustaka Rakyat? What about writing pads and books like crossword puzzles and novels? BB1M applicable to them too?

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    1. Hi there. Yeah, I will think Pustaka Rakyat will be a safe choice for stationery. My friend told me he managed to spend his BB1M vouchers at Borders to buy stationery tho, with some terms and conditions.

      Writing pads usually fall under the stationery category.. Books like crossword puzzles/novels fall under the non-academic books but most bookstores will accept BB1M for them :)

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  10. Can I buy any kind of books from popular usinf the voucher ?

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    1. Hi Yvonne. Yeah, from what I see/heard..can buy any kind of books from Popular using the voucher. Hope this helps =)

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  11. Can.... i.... use it... to buy... a printer ><

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    1. Hey :) I think it depends where you want to spend it at. I've seen some people buying printer the last years from the PC fair in their uni.. but I'm not sure which store is selling printer for now. :/

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    2. Can spend it on IT fair? Or maybe popular bookstore?
      T^T students need printers too hahaa

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    3. Depends which IT fair you talking about haha. Usually those IT fairs in public unis have vendors who accepts BB1M vouchers. I think popular bookstore definitely can't spend for printers :/

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    4. How about IT fair in Mid Valley??
      //sorry, seems like i have endless questions haha

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    5. IT fair in Mid Valley..I think it depends on the merchants (those stores that are selling at IT Fair in MidValley itself).. so can't really confirm anything. And I'm soooo sooo sorry for the late reply! Been busy!

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  12. hi , you have any ideal if i with to spend my bb1m to other item ? other then book
    any shop in KL area ?

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    1. Hi Veelon! Are you referring to IT items or stationery? There are a few stores that are selling stationery/arts item or IT stuffs so it depends what you are looking for :) Btw, I'm so sorry for late reply! :/ Been busy D:

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  13. Hi, I'm also an Arsenal fan. Wanna date?

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  14. i'm from kajang...may i know which shop in kajang receive bb1m 2015?

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    1. Hey :) Sorry I'm not sure which shop in Kajang accepts BB1M. :/ Only know about most major bookstores and some of the selected ones mentioned here. Sorry!

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    2. Hey. I think you can spend BB1M in this store: CZipLee in Kajang. But not sure what are the restrictions. Try calling them?

      https://www.facebook.com/CzipLeeGroup/posts/1118867751463946

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    3. There's also a Stationery shop in sg long that accepts BB1m vouchers. :)

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  15. can i pls know where to buy pendrive with the voucher in KL??

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    1. Maybe you can try Pustaka Rakyat? People have been telling me they get stationery/IT stuffs from there.

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    1. They have several outlets: Ampang (HQ)
      Semenyih
      Cheras
      Bangi
      Setapak
      Gombak
      Sungai Buloh
      Senawang

      Check here: http://www.pustakarakyat.com/contact-us/

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  17. Hey guys may i know if popular allow us to purchase fullscap papers , magazines or cookbook with the vouchers? Coz I got my vouchers after I bought y textbooks and I've no idea how to spend it already :(

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    1. Hey I don't think you can use BB1M vouchers to purchase fullscap papers magazines etc which would fall under "stationery" I think. :/

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  18. Can i buy those self study language book with the voucher?

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  19. Borders accept 20% stationery.If you buy RM 250 with Br1m.

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  20. Can I use 2 sets of voucher under the same name?

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    1. Hi, I'm not sure. But even if you can, I think it's best not to :)

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  21. Where can I buy comics using voucher in penang?

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    1. Hi! So sorry for the late reply. What kind of comics are you looking to buy? Manga? Marvel comics etc?

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  22. Hi,May i know which Pustaka Rakyat outlet have IT stuff exp:hard disk to buy? thank you very much :)

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    1. Hey! Apologies for the late reply. I haven't been to all of the outlets but I think all Pustaka Rakyat outlets should have IT stuffs to buy. But better if you visit the main HQ i guess, they have more stuffs I assume? :)

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  23. Kampar/Ipoh area

    Can I use the book voucher to buy comics? If can which bookshop allows?

    Just back from Ipoh parade, popular doesn't allow to buy comics, stationary and magazines.

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    1. Hi there, most major bookstores do not allow the usage of BB1M for comics unfortunately :< I'm not from Kampar/Ipoh area so don't really know where else that you can get comics/stationery/magazines other than the ones listed here (mostly in Klang Valley) :/ Sorry!

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  24. Your blog is really helpful! Thanks a million <3

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  25. Hello . Planning to buy an external hard disk. Any bookstore that we can spend 100% on stationary? Area kedah penang

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    1. Hi there, sorry I have limited information on this. Only familiar where to get stationery in KL as I'm from KL. :(

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  26. Can someone tell me tat is kinokuniya still accept bb1m for the purchasing of novels n non-fiction books now?? Becuzz i heard tat we just allowed to buy academic books at there...?

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  27. Hi, may i know that which bookstore allow to use BB1M voucher to buy stationary or other stuffs by 100%?
    Thanks for reply!

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  28. Hi, may i know that which bookstore allow to use BB1M voucher to buy stationary or other stuffs by 100%?
    Thanks for reply!

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    1. Hey :)
      If you're from Klang Valley, best bet is to go to Pustaka Rakyat outlets. Otherwise, you can head to Borders but you must purchase a minimum of one book before you can buy stationeries. :)

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    2. Any books or any price? Is there also 80%-20% like MPH or Popular?

      Thanks For Reply!

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    3. Hey. Sorry for the late reply. I've been told any books at any price. No 80:20 practiced at Borders - as long as you buy a book you can spend it on stationery :) By the way, you can no longer use it at MPH at Popular to buy other things. 100% books for those 2 stores. :)

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    4. I see. Well, thank for your information. :)

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  29. Hi, may I know in Johor Bahru,which shop is allow us to using BB1M to buy the IT things?

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    1. Hi there,
      Sorry for the late reply! I'm not sure which shop in Johor Bahru allow the usage of BB1M to buy IT things. Sorry! :(

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  30. Hi, may I know in JB,which shop allow us to using BB1M to buy the IT things?

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  31. Hi can we use it to buy novels at mph or popular? Also it still can be used on the 30th of june right?

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    1. Hi there, yes you can. Until tomorrow 30th June only. Hurry :)

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  32. Well done! Nice post! This really helps me to find the answers to my question. Hoping, that you will continue posting articles having lots of useful information. Thanks a lot! brim 2016

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  33. Hi, I know is a bit late to ask this, do you know why many of us did not receive the book voucher? I studied in Sunway College, I can say most of us (ppl around me I asked) did not receive this. Is it like given out from the school?

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    1. Hi Jeannice,

      From my own experience, usually students will have to ask the admin from the department/uni in order to get the information about the book voucher. Usually the uni admins will set a date for students to collect the voucher within a period of time. Perhaps you can ask the admin from Sunway about this? :) Hope this helps.

      Thanks.

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  34. Hello, can I use the BB1M vouchers at Art Friend (an art shop located at midvalley and the curve) ?

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    1. Hey, apologies for such a late reply. It's been almost a month, so sorry. Anyway, I no longer keep up with the BB1M updates, so I don't have the info you need. So sorry! I hope you've used up the vouchers to buy the things you need/want by now :)

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  35. Hi, may I know if there's any shop in Selangor that still accept BB1M vouchers for stationeries or IT items?

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  36. Hi can I know where to get story books with the book vouchers in Penang?

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