Truly a Worthy Book? The Ladies Edition

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    Malaysia, Australia to ink deal on black box custody, says report

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  • MH370 suits in US might be scuttled by reluctance to hear foreign crash cases, reports NBC
    MH370 suits in US might be scuttled by reluctance to hear foreign crash cases, reports NBC

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  • Missing boy found dead in reservoir
    Missing boy found dead in reservoir

    KUALA LUMPUR, April 19 — The body of missing 11-year-old Khairul Azriel Abdul Razak, who fell into a monsoon drain near his school on Wednesday, was recovered in a reservoir at Kampung Berembang,... …

  • Interfaith group ‘worried’ that ex-judge can have such ‘racist’ views
    Interfaith group ‘worried’ that ex-judge can have such ‘racist’ views

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  • Karpal and I never quarrelled even though we belonged to different parties, says Ling
    Karpal and I never quarrelled even though we belonged to different parties, says Ling

    Bukit Gelugor MP Karpal Singh and former transport minister Tun Dr Ling Liong Sik never quarrelled or fought, despite being in different parties with competing ideas about politics. This was because the former MCA chairman and the late DAP stalwart had forged a friendship at university, which Dr Ling said stood the tests that politics threw at... …

The latest instalment of Worthy Book is out featuring deals specially designed for women. Retailing at RM29.90; the book touts vouchers claiming to save you up to RM1586. So, you mean I only fork out RM29.90 for over 50 times the value? I wondered if it may be too good to be true. So we decided to dissect the worthy book to see if it’s really worthy of your money.

The list of merchants

Truthfully, I’d waste a LOT of space listing every merchant so here’s the highlighted few: Beaubelle, bluunis, De'cleor, Himalaya, Jojoba Spa, Jurlique, Colour Culture, Glow & Glamour, Slimming Sanctuary, Nature's Farm, New York Skin, Royale Spa, SOTHYS, SkinLab, Vila Manja and Xixili.

The worthiest contenders

The book has many, many vouchers but we’re looking for the ‘meatiest’ discounts – cash vouchers, buy 1 free 1 deals and chunky discounts – none of the lightweight ‘buy RM200 worth and get an umbrella’ type things (although Malaysia is very rainy. No harm meant to umbrella enthusiasts; it’s just space constraints!).

Worthy book deal tableWorthy book deal table

The RinggitPlus Verdict

Using only the highest discounts and the minimum spends allowed; savings reach almost RM1045.50. This hardly scratches the surface as the book is a chock-ful of 10-30% discounts not mentioned above.

So is it worthy of your RM30? It really depends how you use it. If you use many of the services above, it will be worth it but it is important to note that many vouchers limit usage to new customers. If you’re looking to branch out and try new facials, slimming services and spas – this is THE book for you.

Overall value verdict: 4/5 - good offers, your RM30 back many times over but do check the fine print and qualifications to see how much you qualify to get from the Worthy Book.

This was brought you by Diana Chai from RinggitPlus.com. RinggitPlus compares credit cards, debit cards, balance transfers and personal loans to help Malaysians get more for their money.

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  • Told to ‘shut up’ on Twitter, Zul Noordin lashes back at Khairy The Malay Mail Online
    Told to ‘shut up’ on Twitter, Zul Noordin lashes back at Khairy

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  • Karpal’s car crashed into lorry, not the other way around, says Perak police The Malaysian Insider
    Karpal’s car crashed into lorry, not the other way around, says Perak police

    Initial investigations have revealed that Karpal Singh’s Toyota Alphard crashed into a five-ton lorry in the accident yesterday that claimed his life and that of his assistant, Perak police said today. State police chief Datuk Acryl Sani Abdullah Sani also dismissed rumours and speculation that the accident was caused by the lorry crashing... …

  • Langkawi BN MP pokes fun at Karpal Singh’s remains The Malaysian Insider
    Langkawi BN MP pokes fun at Karpal Singh’s remains

    As the nation mourns the passing of a great politician, BN MP Datuk Nawawi Ahmad insulted the late Karpal Singh by posting a picture of the veteran politician's blood-smeared face as he lay in his Toyota Alphard following a tragic accident this morning. Along with the Facebook picture was a newspaper cutting on Karpal being opposed to the... …