2019 Merdeka deals in KL, Malaysia

Merdeka deals cover picImage adapted from: @gerakbudaya, @banana_kayu, @photobookww

Malaysians will soon be watching fireworks light up the night sky with Merdeka Day just around the corner. And as we all know, August is also the month when Merdeka promos are in full swing.

While shoppers take to the malls to scour for the best deals, we’ve picked out some discounts that you can look forward to — including a sale at Malaysia’s leading independent bookstore and 1-for-1 Haagen-Dazs milkshakes.

1. 62GB data booster from Yoodoo for just RM38

62gb data booster
Image credit: Yoodo

Being connected to the internet is now a necessity, and having a slow internet connection or insufficient data on your phone is a major inconvenience. With everyone prioritising data when it comes to choosing mobile plans, it’s no surprise that prices are getting steeper.

Enter Yoodo, a brand that allows us to enjoy internet freedom with their 62GB data booster. 62GB is impressive enough but get this – it comes at a super affordable RM38 price tag. This means endless Netflix and Youtube streaming as well as non-stop gaming as you won’t have to worry about running out of data.

You just need to order a Yoodo SIM and buy the data booster upon activation. Existing Yoodo users just need to make the purchase on the app.

Promotion period: now till 30th September 2019


2. 2 packets of Auntie Anne’s pretzel stix for RM10

pretzel stix
Image credit: @auntieannesmy

We can’t walk by an Auntie Anne’s stall without catching a whiff of their sweet pretzels. A lot of us would give in to our cravings and follow our noses to the back of the line. Now that they have a Merdeka promo, it’ll be even more difficult to pass by without getting anything.

For just RM10, you’ll be able to get 2 packets of Auntie Anne’s pretzel sticks that come in flavours like Cinnamon Sugar, Sour Cream & Onion, and Chocolate Mint.

Promotion period: now till 30th September 2019

See all outlets here


3. Free 20-page photo album from Photobook

Image credit: @photobookww

We’ve loved capturing moments even before social media came into our lives. Though most of us keep our photos on our phones, there’s a certain charm when it comes to physical photographs – like the ones framed in your family home – that you can’t replicate with digital ones.

In conjunction with Merdeka, Photobook is letting you create your own 20-page photo book where you can choose your best memories of our homeland and the people you love here. The hardcover book is 6×6 inches in size and is free when you download their app and use the code “PBMSIA”.


4. 1-for-1 milkshakes at Haagen-Dazs’

haagen dazs milkshake
Image credit: Haggen-Dazs

Malaysia has been trapped in a heat wave lately, leaving us hot and sweaty just minutes after leaving the house. Well, if you’re one of the many who have resorted to wandering around in air-conditioned malls, make a beeline for Haagen-Dazs’ 1-for-1 milkshake promotion to further cool down.

takeaway milkshake
Image credit: @banana_kayu

You’ll be able to get 2 milkshakes for RM22.80, which is actually quite reasonable considering the brand’s normally premium prices. Do note that the promotion is only applicable during weekdays, excluding public holidays.

Promotion period: now till 31st August 2019

See all outlets here



5. Get a free phone when you subscribe to Celcom Mobile Gold Plus

oppo free phone
Image credit: @oppo

You don’t often hear the words “free phone” unless it’s something to do with a lucky draw. Well, with Celcom’s Merdeka promo, you wouldn’t have to worry about pushing your luck and not getting a prize because you’re guaranteed a spanking new phone when you subscribe to their mobile plan.

You just need to subscribe to their Mobile Gold Plus plan and have 1 family line before getting to choose between 2 Oppo A5s or 1 Oppo F11 Pro. It might just be time to make the switch to a new service provider.

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The two colours available for Oppo F11 Pro
Image credit: @oppo

Promotion period: now till 31st October 2019

See all stores here


6. Up to 95% off books at Gerakbudaya

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Gerakbudaya’s 2nd outlet in Georgetown, Penang
Image credit: Choo-Beng G

Most of us aren’t too familiar with the local literary scene in Malaysia, so if you haven’t yet been introduced to Gerakbudaya, they’re an indie bookstore with shops in PJ and Penang.

Expand your book collection with their Merdeka promo this year where you can get books with discounts from 10% to 95% off. There are plenty of titles on social awareness, critical perspectives and histories of Southeast Asia, so be prepared to get woke when you bring home a book or two. You can also get your hands on fiction books set in Malaysia and written by locals.

gerakbudaya local books
Image credit: @gerakbudaya

Take note that the sale is only happening on their website and at their PJ outlet.

Promotion period: 24th August 2019 – 2nd September 2019

Address: Gerakbudaya Bookstore, 2 Jalan Bukit 11/2, Petaling Jaya
Opening hours: 10AM-7PM
Telephone: 03-7957 8342


7. Free main when you order a Wagyu steak at Maria’s Steakcafe

wagyu steak at maria's
Image credit: @marias.steakcafe

If you’re looking to have a special night out anytime soon, take advantage of Maria’s Steakcafe’s Merdeka promo that lets you enjoy a free main when you order their Australian Wagyu MB9.

You can either go for their filet or ribeye, priced at RM180 and RM150 per 100 grams respectively. You get to choose from 3 meats as your free main: Beef, lamb or fish.

Even if you don’t have any special dates coming up, you can always get a friend to enjoy this deal with you. Afterall, good food is meant to be shared and when it’s wagyu, it becomes all the better.

Promotion period: now till 31st August 2019

Address: 58, Jalan Maarof, Bangsar Baru, 59100 Bangsar
Opening hours: 12PM-10:30PM, Daily
Telephone: 03-22822220

See all outlets here


8. Buy-3-free-1 promo at Street Churros

street churros
Image credit: @lareinabelle

We have plenty of local delights that are deep fried and sugary, which is why it isn’t a surprise that Street Churros is popular with us Malaysians. Now that they are having a buy-3-free-1 promo, you can eat your fill and save a couple of ringgit while at it.

Their regular churros come in 3 flavours: Cinnamon, Chocolate and Cheese. If you like to experiment with flavours, you can opt to get a dipping sauce that comes in 4 flavours: Chocolate, Cream Cheese, Butterscotch and Blueberry.

Promotion period: now till 31st August 2019

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9. 62% off for your 2nd box of cookies from BreadStory

breadstory cookies
Image credit: @breadstorymalaysia

We all know how addictive cookies can be, especially when we “accidentally” finish an entire jar in one sitting. Though not the healthiest, they’re an irresistible cheat day indulgence. In celebration of Malaysia’s 62nd Merdeka Day, BreadStory will be giving a 62% discount when you buy a 2nd box of cookies from them.

breadstory outllet
Image credit: 1Utama

There is no shortage of flavours, where you can choose from Butter, Oat Raisin, Coffee or Chocolate. Whether you’re a serial snacker when watching shows or are always victim to late night cravings, having these cookies around your house will save you from being hangry.

Promotion period: now till 30th September 2019

See all outlets here


10. 15% off fresh personalised pet meals by PetChef

dog posing with petchef delivery
Image credit: @floofy.doggos

Many of us who have pets at home would do just about anything to make sure our furkids are healthy and happy. If you’re looking to improve their diet, PetChef can make it happen.

They are a service that provides freshly-cooked, personalised meals for your pets. They’ve already portioned out the food so all you need to do is keep it in the freezer and take it out when it’s meal time. Prices start from RM2.80 per meal for small pets, which makes it a lot cheaper than premium kibble. It’s also a good option if you’ve been cooking your pet’s meals yourself as you’ll be saving a lot of time, especially since they do delivery too.

If you’re keen to give PetChef a try, you’ll be able to get a 15% discount when you sign up in August.

Promotion period: now till 31st August 2019

Telephone: 011-2843 6979


Food, tech, and book promotions for Merdeka 2019

With a month full of promos comes a justified excuse to stuff our tummies with good food and indulge in a little retail therapy. Indulge to your heart’s content this Merdeka 2019 before gearing up for another round of celebrations for Malaysia Day next month.

If you need ideas on what to do this month, check out this article on Merdeka events 2019