Archive for June, 2014

foodpanda

For those of you who love a short getaway to take your mind off things, or simply to escape the hectic nature of life, here’s a great chance to score a free holiday for yourselves. Foodpanda is calling everyone to share what they would do in an extra hour of free time, in 25 words or less, to stand a chance of winning a 3D2N hotel stay in Penang and Singapore. You could turn an inspiring idea into a trip to the food capital of Malaysia or go all the way across the border!

You could be on your way to Sentosa, Singapore! / pic from foodpanda

You could be on your way to Sentosa, Singapore! / pic from foodpanda

To celebrate Penang as the food capital of Malaysia, Foodpanda is giving out 3D2N stays at the Parkroyal Hotel to two lucky winners every week! In addition, the grand prize of a 3D2N stay at the Mövenpick Heritage Hotel in Sentosa, Singapore is up for grabs as well at the end of the contest. There’s no entry fee and all you have to do is describe, in 25 words or less, what fun, cool, crazy, and inspiring things you could do with the one hour saved when ordering food from foodpanda.my! If you have ever wished for an extra hour in the day so you could do other things, share it with Foodpanda to stand a chance of winning.

The contest runs from now until July 22, 2014, so hurry up and register to be in the running to win, as there is absolutely nothing to lose at all!

Click here to go to our exclusive offer page to check out this contest sponsored by Foodpanda.

rakuten

Everyone loves a good bargain and there’s nothing quite like the feeling of scoring some great items at a knockdown price. With this in mind, we scoured the items available at Rakuten – an online shopping mall that carries almost anything you are looking for here. Their product range includes electronics, clothing, hobbies, health and beauty, and many more – here are our top five tips to securing yourself a great deal at Rakuten:

1. Do your homework

It pays to spend time researching on Rakuten as different merchants may carry the same products but at a steep price difference. For example, TBM Online sells the Samsung Virus Doctor Car Ion Generator for only RM299. Another merchant, Best Denki, sells the exact same item on Rakuten at the regular retail price (RRP) of RM449. This is a huge 33% difference in price, and illustrates the types of bargains you can find on Rakuten simply by looking around the stores.

Additional Tip

Search using different product names, e.g. car air purifier and car ion generator, as different merchants may have different names for the same product.

You could get this at a lower rate with some scouting / pic from rakuten.com.my

You could get this car purifier at a lower rate with some scouting / pic from rakuten.com.my

2. Register as a member

On Rakuten, you have the option to check out as a guest or as a member. One of the best benefits of being a member is that you are rewarded with Rakuten Super Points (RSP) when you shop. Each RSP is equivalent to RM1 and can be used for the next purchase. As a member, you are also automatically subscribed to Rakuten’s newsletters and will be updated on the latest promotions so you do not miss out on any deals which they promote on a regular basis. More of that below…

 

3. Look out for Rakuten promotions

Rakuten runs special promotions quite frequently, and some of these promotions can be quite generous. For example, they ran a special Father’s Day promotion in May where they rewarded shoppers with a RM60 RACOUPON and 5x RSP. Taking this into account, if you bought the Samsung car ion generator during this period, you would only pay RM239 and get a 5% RSP rebate for your next purchase. That comes up to savings of almost 52% compared to Best Denki’s price for the same product!

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Rakuten’s Father’s Day promo. Keep an eye out for their future promotions! / pic from rakuten

4. Partner promotions

Rakuten also has partner promotions from time to time that you can keep an eye out for. For example, the current partnership with CIMB Bank allows you to get up to 20% in terms of RSP rebates if you pay with the CIMB Rebate Platinum MasterCard. Theoretically speaking, if you had paid for your Samsung car purifier with this CIMB card during the Father’s Day period, your savings goes up to a whopping 72% off the RRP! But what if you don’t have that card? Not to worry, you can apply online through Rakuten and get an additional RM200 worth of RSP to spend!

Additional Tip

These promotions usually come with additional terms and conditions. For example, the 20% RSP rebate fall under the category of “Limited Time Points” and has a validity of three months, as opposed to RSP which have a validity of 12 months.

 

5. Merchant promotions

There will be merchants who will run in-store promotions from time-to-time. The types of promotions vary and can range from simple discounts on selected, additional RSPs as generous as up to 20x extra, and also free shipping on deliveries. Keep an eye out for these as you can find a lot of value in these promotions and save a lot of money right away.

Additional Tip

On Rakuten’s homepage, look for these merchant promotions and offers under “Special Deals”, below “Categories”.

Exclusive Rakuten promotion for DealHero members:
Get RM50 off with a minimum spend of RM100

You could opt for light reading, with titles such as Suzanne Collins wildly popular Hunger Games / pic from noqstore.asia

Calling all book lovers, bookworms, literature appreciators, aspiring writers / journalists / philosophers, this offer is especially for you.

NoQ store offers over 14 million titles across a wide variety of genres, including classic literature, mystery, sports and much more. All books are already on a discount at up to 50% off, ensuring that you will receive the cheapest price available anywhere for each title.

pic from noqstore.asia

pic from noqstore.asia

In addition, the good people over at NoQ store have given DealHero exclusive discount codes to give away to all of you – another 25% off storewide! You could get your hands on anything ranging from best-sellers to Pulitzer Prize winners, cooking to parenting, romance to adventure, and anything else that they stock in their comprehensive catalogue. Whatever you’re on the lookout for, there’s a high chance that NoQ Store carries it. So here’s to adding more books to the collection, or getting that one book you’ve been dying to get your hands on delivered right to your doorstep. You also get free delivery with a minimum order of RM50 (West Malaysia only).

Click here to go to our exclusive offer page to get 25% off at NoQ Store. There’s no reason not to!