Cheap Deals on Cinema Tickets in Malaysia

Lights, camera, and action! No, savemoney.my are not moving to Hollywood – unfortunately! Instead, we will show you the ropes on how to save money on your blockbuster addiction (no rehab necessary, we promise!)

To Save or Not To Save – Every RM1 Counts! 

My movie ticket only costs RM14, and it’s not like I watch a movie every day! I can be frugal in other areas of my life, no worries. 

Uh-oh, are you conjuring this very thought right now? If you think that saving RM1 or RM2 for every movie ticket will not make much difference in your bank account, then we say au contraire, MoneySavers! When it comes to saving money, even the smallest contributions count. Still not sold on the idea? Check out our savings calculation below :

Savings
Per Week
Per Year
RM 1
RM 1
RM 52
RM 2
RM 2
RM 104
One Free Ticket (assume RM 10)
RM 10
RM 520

Not bad eh? Now you can enjoy all the blockbuster films minus the guilty feeling! So how do you save money on your cinema pleasures? The good news is that you don’t have to move a muscle (well…you have to move your finger to scroll down the article) to find top money saving tips and movie promotions, because we’ve got them right here. So keep on reading, MoneySavers!

Top Tips on Being Thrifty at the Cinema

Believe it or not, saving money on cinema tickets is no mission impossible. In fact, it is easier than saying (inhale…) Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious (…exhale!). Here are the top tips that you should consider before gearing up for some fun time at the cinema :

Tip 1 : Grab the cheapest ticket near you!

Sadly, Malaysia do not offer a standardized rate for movie tickets, and city slickers in Klang Valley have it worst because the ticket prices are generally higher than other areas on the map. There’s also the price discrepancy problem that movie lovers have to deal with –  some cinemas could offer RM5 per ticket, while others could charge up to a whopping RM14 for the same movie.

So what’s a movie-geek to do? Find the cheapest cinema ticket for you of course! The top cinema giants in Malaysia – GSC, TGV, MBO, Cathay, and LFO – have all the movie information you need in their respective websites. So whenever the next action pack, comedy, or romantic flick comes out, try comparing the prices between the top two of your cinema choices and pick the cheapest one.

Tip 2 : Get Special Movie Rates and Promotions

Most cinemas offer special rates for students, kids and senior citizens, so if you are in these categories (lucky you!), get ready to sing and dance your way to the cinemas with these Save Money rates:

Concessionaire
Cinemas Available
Ticket Price
Notes
Super Wednesday
TGV
RM 8 to RM 9Aside from LFS, GSC Summit offers cheap ticket prices on wednesdays starting from RM 5
GSC
RM 5 or RM 8
Cathay
RM 9 to RM 10
LFS
RM 6 to RM 7
Kids
TGV
RM 8 to RM 9Cathay offers the cheapest ticket price for kids at RM 6
GSC
RM 6 to RM 7
Cathay
RM 6
LFS
RM 5 to RM 7
MBO
RM 7
Early Bird
GSC
RM 6 to RM 8Aside from LFS, GSC Summit offers a cheaper ticket price for early birds (price starts from RM 6)
MBO
RM 7
LFS
RM 6
Senior Citizen
GSC
RM 6 to RM 8All cinemas except TGV offer a special rate for senior citizen, so steer away from TGV!
Cathay
RM 6 to RM 7
LFS
RM 6 to RM 7
MBO
RM 7
Students
GSC
RM 6 to RM 8GSC, Cathay, and LFS offer student prices starting from RM 6
Cathay
RM 6 to RM 7
LFS
RM 6 to RM 7

For those of you who are not eligible for these promotions, don’t be disheartened just yet. Just hop on to each cinema’s web pages or easier still, click on the “Like” button on each of the cinemas’ Facebook pages. This way, you’ll be alerted whenever there’s a special promotion (read : free tickets!) from the cinemas.

Tip 3 : Take Advantage Of Your Credit / Debit Card!

Do you own a credit or a debit card? Great! One more method to help you save some money when indulging in your movie-going habit is by taking advantage of movie promotions that might be offered by your credit card companies (a.k.a. the banks). The banking and cinema worlds may seem like an odd pairing, but we’ve discovered that most banks have held at least one movie promotion for their cardholders at any given time.

So what are the promotions available? Just head on to the next sections!

Movie Promotions 

Credit card promotions, debit card promotions, cashback on movie, vouchers..you name it, we’ve got it listed right here!

Get Free Tickets

Wondering if your credit card offers free movie tickets? Just browse through the promotions below!

 

Debit MasterCard Promotion – Get 1 For 1 Movie Ticket at GSC (Until 15th July 2013)
Drawbacks : Only valid from Monday to Wednesday, Promotion is strictly at GSC outlets only, Until 15th July 2013

Participating GSC Outlets : All Outlets in Malaysia
Promotion Period : Until 15th July 2013
Promotion : Buy 1 Free 1 movie ticket at participating GSC outlets every Monday to Wednesday
Terms & Conditions :
1. Each Cardmember will only be entitled to a maximum of one (1) free ticket per transaction per day, regardless of the total number of tickets purchased.
2. The On-Ground Redemption is applicable to any movies and all ticket class (normal, 2D, 3D, Twin Seats, Premiere and Gold Class).
3. The On-Ground Redemption is only valid for tickets purchased at the Participating GSC Outlets’ Box Office counters and does not apply to GSC tickets purchased online via the Internet or mobile applications.
4. The On-Ground Redemption is applicable only for the purchase of movie tickets for movie screening on the same day when tickets are purchased.
 debit mastercard logo
Go To Debit MasterCard
Fancy a free movie ticket? That’s exactly what you’ll be getting if you use your Debit MasterCard at any GSC outlets in Malaysia. The best part about this promotion is that the Debit MasterCard need not be from any particular bank (Yes, you read it, right folks!), so as long as yours have the MasterCard logo, you’re good to go! Now, this is an Oscar-worthy promotion deserving of your attention, no?
However, even the best of promotions have their cons. With this particular offer, you only get to savour the free ticket every Monday to Wednesday, and unfortunately, each card holder gets to redeem only a maximum of one ticket per transaction per day. On the bright side though, this extra ticket is applicable for all ticket class – Normal, 3D, Gold Class, the works – which sounds pretty heavenly for movie fanatics. Of course, this promotion is only available in GSC outlets and will last until the 15th of July, 2013. For those curious minds out there, banks like Affin Bank, Alliance Bank, CIMB Bank, Hong Leong Bank, UOB Bank, Public Bank, and RHB Bank do offer a debit MasterCard. So movie lovers out there, take this chance and grab that free ticket!
Promotion over? Why not check out our “Shopping & Lifestyle” section for more exciting tips, tricks, and promotions!

 

GSC – Hong Leong Credit Card E-Payment Promotion : 1-For-1 Every Thursday Movie Promotion (7th February 2013 – 30th January 2014)
Drawbacks : Valid on Thursdays only, only available for e-payment purchases

Promotion : GSC-Hong Leong credit cardmembers who purchase any movie ticket via GSC e-payment get a complimentary movie ticket on Thursdays
Promotion Period : 7th February – 30th January 2013
How To Purchase Ticket : Go To www.gsc.com.my
Promotion Outlets : GSC outlets nationwide except GSC Terminal 1  Seremban, GSC Pelangi Leisure Mall Johor, and GSC Signature The Gardens Mall
T & C :
1. GSC- HL credit cardmembers who purchase movie tickets on every Thursday via GSC Epayment only at www.gsc.com.my are eligible to enjoy 1-for1 Movie tickets offer.
2.  Each Cardholder will only be entitled to one complimentary movie ticket per transaction regardless of the number of tickets purchased
3.Each Cardholder is only limited to a maximum of 2 transactions and maximum of 2 complimentary movie tickets per week for purchases of movie tickets made via GSC e-Payment channel.
4. Applicable for tickets which is on sale each Thursday for i.e. Thursday/Friday/Saturday show movies as per GSC sales policy or whichever movies on 7 day advance sales.
5. Booking fee for online ticketing will be borne by the Cardholder (i.e. RM0.50 will be charged for every ticket purchased and also the complimentary ticket)

 

Go To Hong Leong Bank
Got the Hong Leong – GSC credit card? Then we’ve got a good news for you! Hong Leong Bank is offering a buy 1 free 1 ticket promotion to all of its GSC – Hong Leong credit card members. But if you are a cardmember, don’t rush to the cinema just yet! This offer is valid on Thursdays only, and for tickets bought via the GSC website, or in other words, for e-payments only. To best part of this promotion is that although it’s obligatory to purchase your ticket on a Thursday, you don’t actually have to watch the movie on Thursday itself. So you can actually plan for a weekend movie, purchase it via the GSC website on Thursday, and redeem your free ticket anytime before the movie. Of course, the movie availability date depends on the GSC movie schedule.
Something worth mentioning as well, paying for the ticket online means that there will be a booking fee of RM0.50, and surprisingly, the booking fee is also charged for the ‘free’ ticket. So technically, your second ticket will actually cost you RM0.50…not exactly free, is it? There’s also another drawback to this online promotion : The maximum free tickets that you can get per Thursday is capped at two.
Movie lovers, your gotta be a little bit crafty to overcome this next free ticket obstacle (think Charlie’s Angels, James Bond, or Batman!). Each transaction only gives you one complimentary ticket. Therefore, if you want to purchase movie tickets for four, you will have to make two separate transactions in order to get two free tickets (otherwise it’s 3 paid ticket, and 1 free ticket).

 

Citibank Clear Credit Card Buy 1 Free 1 Movie Tickets on Fridays – GSC, TGV and Cathay Promotion
Drawbacks : Only available on Fridays; only applicable for over the counter purchases

Promotion Period : Ongoing since 1st July 2012
Promotion Highlight :  1 Free movie ticket for every movie ticket purchased using a Citibank Clear Card on Friday
Other Participating Cinemas :
Cathay Cineplexes, TGV Cinemas
Minimum Income :
RM24,000 p.a.
Annual Fee :
RM90 (1st year waiver)
Card Issuer :  
Visa / MasterCard
T & C :
1.  Offer is only valid at at Cathay, GSC (except GSC Signature and GSC Maxx outlets) 
2. Subjected to a maximum of 2 free cinema tickets per transaction per Friday
Go To GSC
GSC in collaboration with Citibank Clear Card are having a Friday Movie Mania Promotion. In a nutshell, this promotion gives you one extra ticket when you purchase one ticket at GSC using your Citibank Clear Card on Fridays. Upon further inspection, we’ve come to realised that this promotion is not limited to GSC only, and Citibank Clear Cardmembers who swipe their card for a movie ticket at Cathay and TGV cinemas outlets get to enjoy an extra ticket as well (yay!).
But here comes the not so “yay” side of the promotion, this promotion is only valid for over the counter purchases (so no e-payment or online booking) and only valid for normal seats. Normal seats here means that you won’t get a free ticket if you purchase a movie ticket for twin seats, couple seats, Premiere Class seats, Gold Class seats, and the likes. Also, this promotion is subjected to a maximum of only two free movie tickets per Friday (ie you can only use the card twice on Fridays).

Hello Discounts!

The next best thing to a free ticket is getting discounts of course! Start browsing to find the best promotion for you!

TGV Cinema RM7- Value Deals all year long (ends 31st December 2013)
Drawbacks: only for Blockbuster movies before 12pm only; RM7 for front row standard seats only; not many screenings before 12pm available 

Promotion Period: On going until 31st December 2013
Promotion:
Get TGV movie tickets from RM7 on wards for movies screening before 12pm everyday including weekends and public holidays on standard seats.
Normal Price range for TGV Cinemas:
- Standard seats (Remaining front rows): RM8 – RM10
- Preferred seats (Last 3rd & 4th row): RM10 – RM13
- Premium seats (Last 2 rows): RM12 – RM15
- Twin seats: RM24
- Online booking fee: RM1
Terms and Conditions:
1. TGV has the rights to amend or remove this promotion without prior notice to any party.
2. Applicable to all Blockbuster movies before 12pm.
3. Applicable to all TGV locations.
4. Subject to availability of screening time.
TGV Cinema RM7
Go To TGV
Movie lovers out there, do you know about TGV Cinema’s Value Deals all year long promotion? Well, it does seem like a good deal at first glance but we find that it’s not that great. How come? Read on to know more.
With Movie day promotions, student rebates and discounts are offered when you purchase your movie tickets with credit or debit cards. TGV Cinema’s Value Deals promotion does not really stand out to be the most valuable promotion. Reason being, this promotion is only applicable for screenings before 12pm! And not many screenings are before 12pm at most TGV Cinemas, so there aren’t many selections for you to enjoy along with this promotion even though it does includes weekends and public holidays.
Furthermore, to get the cheapest RM7 tickets, your seat selections are limited to the standard seats in which are front row seats! We reckon that you would prefer mid-back row seats for a movie right? In this case, there’s no RM7 seats, sorry. But you can still get the middle seats (the last few rows among standard seats) by beating the queue or via online booking.
So unless you don’t mind the limited seat selection and time availability, this deal is a passable one. But if you happen to have a flexible time schedule for movies, then browse through TGV’s online booking page to check if there are any seats at these discounted prices.
Promotion over? Why not check out our “Deals” section for more exciting offers and promotions!

 

GSC – Hong Leong Credit Card - Discount on movie tickets and concessionaires
Drawbacks: Card holders can enjoy 10% on food and beverage for the first 3 months only (5% percent after the 3 months period) 

Cinema: GSC
Promotion Period: None
Promotion Highlight: Enjoy up to 10% discount on movie tickets and 5% discount on food and beverages when purchased with GSC – Hong Leong Credit Card
T&C: 
  1. Valid for GSC – Hong Leong credit card only.
  2. Valid for over the counter purchase only.
  3. Valid for purchase of any movies of any class (normal, 3D, 2D and others).
Go To Hong Leong
For GSC’s super fans, GSC-Hong Leong card holders is the perfect movie card for discounts on tickets and concessionaires. Upon approval, you will enjoy a one time complimentary movie ticket, a small popcorn set, and  50% discount on food and beverages. Subsequently, you will get up  to 10% discount on tickets purchased over the counter (some outlets have a priority lane for GSC-Hong Leong card holders). Unfortunately, card holders are able to enjoy 10% discount on concessionaires for the first 3 months only. Purchases made after the first 3 months will only get 5% discount.

 

Ambank NexG Cathay Cineplexes Prepaid Mastercard - Discount on movie tickets and concessionaires
Drawbacks: Must buy 3 tickets to get 1 free ticket 

Cinema: Cathay Cineplexes
Promotion Period: None
Promotion Highlight: Buy 3 movie tickets and get another ticket for free and 10% discount for food and beverages when purchased with Ambank NexG Cathay Cineplex Prepaid Mastercard
T&C: 
  1. Valid for Ambank NexG Cathay Cineples Prepaid Mastercard only.
  2. Valid for over the counter purchases only.
  3. Valid for purchase of any movies of any class (normal, 3D, 2D and others).
Go To AmBank
The AmBank NexG Cathay Cineplexes Prepaid Mastercard is best used for purchases of food and beverage (10% discount) and not tickets (discounts on tickets? NONE). Instead of a discount, card holders are entitled to 1 free ticket for every 3 tickets purchased.

Membership Card

So far, only MBO has a membership card for their loyal fans. Check out the review below :

MBO Membership Card - Discount on movie tickets and  concessionaires
Drawbacks: Card Top-ups must be done at MBO outlets only 

Cinema: MBO
Promotion Period: None
Promotion Highlight: Get RM 1 off for any movie tickets  and 10% discount for food and beverages
T&C:
  1. Valid for MBO Membership Card only.
  2. Valid for over the counter purchase only.
  3. Valid for purchase of any movies of any class (normal, 3D, 2D and others)
Go To MBO
For those who prefer MBO cinema, this card is recommended for its many lengthy perks: No monthly or annual fee, 30% discount on merchandise, exclusive priority lane for members, complimentary movie tickets as a birthday treat, and of course the most important advantage of becoming a member is cheaper movie tickets! MBO members that purchase any movie tickets with their card get RM 1 off per ticket and 10% discount on food and beverages. However, the card functions like a Touch n Go card so card members have to check the balance before making a purchase.

Get Cashback on Movies

RHB EVO Card – 20% cashback on Entertainment
Drawbacks : No other long term cashback except for entertainment purchases

Cashback: 20% Cashback on selected Amusement & Entertainment.
Merchant List for Amusement and Entertainment :
Motion Pictures Theatres, Dance halls, Studios and schools, Theatrical Producers and ticket agencies, Bands, Orchestras, and Miscellaneous Entertainers, Bowling, Sports, Tourist attractions and exhibits, Video amusement game supplies, Amusement parks, Circuses and Carnivals, Aquariums, Seaqauriums, and Dolphinarium, Recreational services
Paid Out: Monthly
Max cashback: RM50 monthly
Annual fee: RM100, waived for min. 12 swipes
Rate: 13.5% -17% (shouldn’t matter if used correctly)
Card Issuer: Visa & MasterCard
Min income: RM24,000 p.a (RM2,000 per month)
Service Tax: RM50, can use cashback to offset the service tax
 
Go To RHB
RHB made a card to target the generations of lifestyle and entertainment (and conveniently forgetting about things like groceries, petrol, dining etc.), and RHB EVO is certainly all that. Where shall we start? First up : you get 20% cashback on spending at many entertainment venues. It looks like they really mean anything; from cinemas, to concerts, to sports (and bowling), to exhibitions. However, the drawbacks for this endless list of merchants is that the cashback is capped at RM50 per month. And that’s not all the entertainment perks you’ll get. There’s also a “Free for Life” concert tickets programme (from 18th Oct 2012 – 17th Oct 2013). To get this, cardholders must spend an accumulative amount of RM20,000 during the programme period (which gives you about a year to shop) to be entitled for just one complimentary concert ticket (eligible concerts are decided by RHB) worth up to RM200. Yep, you get only one concert ticket, unfortunately, so you can’t bring a friend!
As far as cashback on a a specific spending goes, this card is not bad, considering that it does gives you 20% cashback on any form of entertainment. Another plus for RHB EVO is that it also gives you 2x rewards points for all E-commerce transaction and RHB Now bill payment. The big downsides here are that basic necessities like groceries, petrol, utilities and dining are not given any cashback, so you may want to reconsider getting this card, especially with the new RM50 service tax in force.

Previous Promotions

TGV Cinemas – Cut the voucher and redeem one free movie ticket with every purchase of a movie ticket (until 30th June 2013)
Drawbacks: not available on weekends, eve of public holidays and public holidays

Promotion Mechanics: Cut out the voucher provided from the newspaper (i.e: The Star, Harian Metro, Sin Chew Daily etc.) to redeem 1 free movie ticket with every purchase of a movie ticket.
Participating outlet: All outlets
Promotion Period: 1st June 2013 – 30th June 2013
Terms and Conditions:
1. This coupon is only valid for one standard ticket.
2. Only original coupons are accepted.
3. One coupon is valid for one transaction only.
4. This coupon is not for sale or redeemable for any to other items.
5. Not exchangeable for cash and not valid for other on-going or upcoming promotions.
6. This promotion is valid for standard seating areas only and does not extend to 3D movies, Beanieplex, Twin, Preferred or Premium seats.
7. This promotion is not valid for sneak previews, on weekends, eve of public holidays and public holidays.
8. TGV Cinemas reserves the right to amend and / or discontinue this promotion at any time without prior notice.
TGV
Go To TGV’s Facebook Page
Great news for all you movie fanatics out there! TGV are giving their customers the opportunity to redeem a free movie ticket upon purchase of another. All you have to do is present the coupon upon payment. Unfortunately, this is where things got a little ugly, as instructions on the exact process of obtaining the voucher were unclear and poorly conveyed to the public- resulting in many confused, angry and not to mention irritated customers.
We took the liberty of giving TGV a call to clarify things and it turns out that only cut-outs of the coupon from the newspaper are accepted. This means that coupon print outs from their Facebook page (or any other website for that matter) is a no go. After you have done so, show your coupon when you make the purchase at the counter and redeem your free ticket. It is worth noting that along with this promotion comes several restrictions- it is not valid for sneak previews, during weekends, eve of public holidays and public holidays.
Promotion over? Why not check out our “Shopping & Lifestyle” section for more exciting offers and promotions!

 

Debit MasterCard Promotion – Get 1 For 1 Movie Ticket at GSC (Until 15th July 2013)
Drawbacks : Only valid from Monday to Wednesday, Promotion is strictly at GSC outlets only, Until 15th July 2013

Participating GSC Outlets : All Outlets in Malaysia
Promotion Period : Until 15th July 2013
Promotion : Buy 1 Free 1 movie ticket at participating GSC outlets every Monday to Wednesday
Terms & Conditions :
1. Each Cardmember will only be entitled to a maximum of one (1) free ticket per transaction per day, regardless of the total number of tickets purchased.
2. The On-Ground Redemption is applicable to any movies and all ticket class (normal, 2D, 3D, Twin Seats, Premiere and Gold Class).
3. The On-Ground Redemption is only valid for tickets purchased at the Participating GSC Outlets’ Box Office counters and does not apply to GSC tickets purchased online via the Internet or mobile applications.
4. The On-Ground Redemption is applicable only for the purchase of movie tickets for movie screening on the same day when tickets are purchased.
 debit mastercard logo
Go To Debit MasterCard
Fancy a free movie ticket? That’s exactly what you’ll be getting if you use your Debit MasterCard at any GSC outlets in Malaysia. The best part about this promotion is that the Debit MasterCard need not be from any particular bank (Yes, you read it, right folks!), so as long as yours have the MasterCard logo, you’re good to go! Now, this is an Oscar-worthy promotion deserving of your attention, no?
However, even the best of promotions have their cons. With this particular offer, you only get to savour the free ticket every Monday to Wednesday, and unfortunately, each card holder gets to redeem only a maximum of one ticket per transaction per day. On the bright side though, this extra ticket is applicable for all ticket class – Normal, 3D, Gold Class, the works – which sounds pretty heavenly for movie fanatics. Of course, this promotion is only available in GSC outlets and will last until the 15th of July, 2013. For those curious minds out there, banks like Affin Bank, Alliance Bank, CIMB Bank, Hong Leong Bank, UOB Bank, Public Bank, and RHB Bank do offer a debit MasterCard. So movie lovers out there, take this chance and grab that free ticket!
Promotion over? Why not check out our “Shopping & Lifestyle” section for more exciting tips, tricks, and promotions!

 

Ambank – Cathay Cineplex Buy 1 Free 1 Thursday Madness Promotion (until 30th June 2013)
Drawbacks : Promotion valid on Thursdays only, Free tickets capped at 600!

Promotion : Thursday Madness Promotion – Buy 1 free 1 movie ticket
Promotion Period : Until 30th June 2013
Cathay Cineplexes Outlets : The Curve Mutiara Damansara and City Square Johor
T & C : 
1. Over the countr purchases only
2. normal seats only (execept for Platinum Movie Suite) – no couple seats, digital 2D / 3D movies, and tamil movies
3. Available on a first come first serve basis – capped at 500 movie tickets  per month for normal halls and 100 movie tickets for Platinum Movie Suite
4. The free movie ticket will be given for the screening of the same movie
5. The complimentary movie ticket is capped at two tickets per cardmember per Thursday (normal hall) and capped at one ticket per cardmemeber per Thursday (Platinum movie suite) .
Go To Cathay
Thank goodness it’s…Thursday! Ambank cardmembers who enjoy catching up on a good film every now and then get to enjoy a Buy 1 Free 1 movie ticket promotion at Cathay Cineplexes. The key here is to pay for you ticket over the counter using your Ambank card at the two selected Cathay outlets (in Damansara and Johor),, and voila! You’ll get another one for free. The best part of this promotion is that Cathay Platinum Suite is included in this promotion, so If you usually go to the cinemas alone, here’s your chance to treat / split ticket price with your parent / sibling / friend to a movie (one ticket could cost between RM10 – RM13 at Cathay Cineplexes).
However, do keep in mind that there’s only 600 free tickets to be given away each month (500 tickets – normal hall, 100 tickets – Platinum Suite), so you have to enquire at the counter to find out on your complimentary ticket. Unfortunately, the free ticket is capped at only two tickets (1 paid and 1 free) per card per Thursday. This promotion is valid on Thursdays only, of course.

For more cinema promotions, just go to our Cheap Deals on Cinema Tickets in Malaysia article!

 

AmBank Weekends Madness Promotion – RM 6 for Normal Ticket and RM 25 for Platinum Movie Suite Ticket!
Drawbacks : RM 6 only available for up to two ‘normal hall’ tickets, RM 25 is only available for up to two Platinum Movie Suite tickets  

Cinema: Cathay Cineplexes
Promotion Period: 1 July to 30 June 2013
Promotion Highlight:
For All Cardmembers – Purchase up to 2 movie tickets at RM6 each by using any AmBank card at any Cathay Cineplexes outlets (during Saturdays and Sundays only).
For Premium Card Cardmembers – Purchase up to 2 Platinum Movie Suite movie tickets at RM25 each by using any AmBank Premium Card at Cathay Cineplexes e@Curve only
T&C:
  1. Applicable only for over the counter purchases at the respective Cathay Cineplexes – Platinum Movie Suite ticket must be purchased using an AmBank Premium Card to qualify for the promotion
  2. applicable only for purchases of normal seat ticket – exclude couple seats, tickets for screenings of premiere movies, digital 2D/3D movies
  3. Each Cardmember is eligible for 2 discounted movie tickets on each weekend (for both Platinum Movie Suite and normal halls)
Go To AmBank (T&C)
Paying less than RM 10 per movie ticket during weekends is quite impossible these days, but not if you’re an AmBank cardmember! Just by using your AmBank card, your ticket will be discounted to RM 6 each (tickets at Cathay can reach up to RM 11 during the weekends), but this is only valid for a maximum of two tickets per weekend, and for normal tickets only.
For premium cardmembers who love to watch movies ala Platinum Movie Suite style, here’s your chance to SaveMoney! Purchase your movie ticket with any of the AmBank premium cards to get a cheaper ticket price of RM 25 (original price : RM 40). However, this discount is capped at two tickets per weekend for each cardmember.

 

Mach Credit Card by Hong Leong Bank – Enjoy 4X cashback for the first 3 months (promotion until 30th June 2013)
Drawbacks: RM5 quarterly fee per additional category; low average percentage of cashback on all spending with no reward points; requires high expenditure to get maximum cashback.

Cashback: 0.2% for general purchases; 1% – 10% on specific categories. (4X cashback for the first 3 months if you apply before 30th June 2013)
Paid Out: Monthly
Maximum cashback: RM33.33 per category per month, or RM400 per month if you subscribe for all 12 cashback categories (total subscription fee: RM45 per month) MATH
Annual fee: RM160 on principal card, RM80 for supplementary cards.
Interest Rate: 15% -18% p.a.
Card Issuer: Visa / MasterCard
Minimum Income: RM24,000 p.a.
Service Tax: RM50.00 p.a.
For the full Terms and Conditions of Hong Leong’s Mach Credit Card, click here.
For the full Terms and Conditions of Mach By Hong Leong Bank “4X Cashback” Campaign, click here.
mach by hong leong logo
Go To Mach
Hong Leong Bank’s Mach Credit Card promotion is back again. If compared to the previous promotion, the cash back rates given during this promotion period is higher, that is 4X cashback for 3 months if you sign up before 30th June 2013 (the previous promotion offered 2X cashback). 
The Mach Credit Card allows the cardholder to decide on a package that will entitle them to the most cash back by choosing from a selection of categories that suit the cardholder’s lifestyle. The cardholder will need to select one package from table below. If you would like to enjoy additional cash back, you need to add a category to enjoy the additional rebate and each category is subject to a fee of RM5 for each calendar quarter. The calendar quarters begin on the 1st of January, 1st of April, 1st of July and 1st of October. Beware, the package and any add-on categories that you choose will automatically be renewed every calendar quarter, unless you change your selection.
Lifestyle PackageCategory% Cashback / Location
Social PackageMovies10%: All Cinemas
Music & Events3%: AirAsia Red Tix, TicketCharge, TicketPro, and all Rock Corner outlets
Nightlife2%: All Bars and Nightclubs (MCC 5813)
Trendsetter PackageDining5%: All dining outlets (MCC 5811, 5812, and 5814)
Style2%: Uniqlo, Cotton On, Forever 21, Zara, Topshop / Topman, Charles & Keith, G2000, Gap, Converse, and Esprit
Travel1%: AirAsia
Savvy PackageGroceries2%: All grocery stores (MCC 5411)
Health & Fitness2%: Fitness Concept, Fitness First, True Fitness, Celebrity Fitness, GNC, Watson's, and Guardian
Mobile3%: Maxis, DiGi and Celcom
OtherDepartmental2%: Parkson, Tangs, Debenhams, Robinsons, Isetan, Marks & Spencers, and Metrojaya
Tech2%: All IT stores (MCC 5045 and 5732)
Online1%: All online spending
In their current 4X Cash Campaign, cardholders can enjoy 4X Cashback for the first three months upon approval of their Mach Credit Card. So how does it work? As an example, if the total cash back for the first three months in Travel is RM30, then you should get an additional RM90, but since the max capping is at RM100, you only get RM100 instead of RM120 (RM90+RM30).
mach 4x tableSimilar to their previous promotion, petrol and utilities spending are not included in any category so you can only get back 0.2% for these two items. What we don’t like about this card is the high fee required to enjoy cashbacks for each category, and that you would need have very high expenditure to get maximum cash back each month.
CategoryCashback RateSpend to get Maximum CashbackMonthly Cashback (Months 1-3)Monthly Cashback (Months 4-12)
Movies10%RM333.33RM33.33 x 4 = RM133.32 RM33.33
Nightlife2%RM1,666.67RM33.33 x 4 = RM133.32 RM33.33
Music & Event3%RM1,111.11RM33.33 x 4 = RM133.32 RM33.33
Style2%RM1,666.67RM33.33 x 4 = RM133.32 RM33.33
Travel1%RM3,333.33RM33.33 x 4 = RM133.32 RM33.33
Dining5%RM666,67RM33.33 x 4 = RM133.32 RM33.33
Health & Fitness2%RM1,666.67RM33.33 x 4 = RM133.32 RM33.33
Mobile3%RM1,111.11RM33.33 x 4 = RM133.32 RM33.33
Groceries2%RM1,666.67RM33.33 x 4 = RM133.32 RM33.33
Departmental2%RM1,666.67RM33.33 x 4 = RM133.32 RM33.33
Online1%RM3,333.33RM33.33 x 4 = RM133.32 RM33.33
Tech2%RM1,666.67RM33.33 x 4 = RM133.32 RM33.33
Total~2%RM19,888.89RM400 x 4 = RM1,600.00RM400.00
The table above shows that you would have to spend almost RM20,000 per month to obtain the maximum cashback for each category with the Mach Credit Card. The maximum cashback you can get is RM500, which means you only get an overall cash back rate of ~2% on your total spending. This rate does not place them among the top cashback credit cards in the market.
To know more about cash back credit cards (and to find out what’s the best cashback credit card in the market), head on to our “Best Cashback Credit Cards in Malaysia” guide!

 

What other options can I choose?

Well, if you prefer to watch a movie dressed in your favourite pj’s and in the comfort of your own home, Astro is the perfect match for you. Do not worry on the cost or extra charges that might be implemented in your Astro Subscription as they provide a Subcription Package Price Calculator for you to choose the right movie package for all you movie pleasures.

Well there you go folks! We hope that this article can help you save money without cutting back on your love for movies. If you know of a great deal we’ve missed or wish to add any information, feedback, or just to see what other people are saying, do stop by our forum discussion and post your thoughts!

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