So everyone knows about Groupons and similar deal websites. Those are simple; you hunt through the site looking for something you like, and buy it at a discount, which could be anywhere between 10-90%. But what if there was something that could help us save even more money than the original amount we put in? Enter WorthyBook!
Worthy Book, as the name suggests, is a book that contains discounts for a variety of eateries around the Klang Valley! For just RM30, purchasers can get discounts and deals that if totalled up, would far exceed the original RM30 cost! Now that's definitely a worthy book, in my books. =D
How does it work? Just like group discount sites, Worthy Book has already secured certain discounts with different vendors. To claim the discounts, all it takes is to buy the book and then tear out the desired coupon inside! It's as easy as 1-2-3. =D
But what if you're unfamiliar with the restaurants that have deals in Worthy Book, or don't know where they are? Never fear, because the thoughtful people at Worthy Book have included at least a one page description of the restaurant / eatery, including all the relevant branches!
The book is also well organized, with all the deals being listed according to the different locations. So if you ever find yourself in a certain place and are not sure where to go for a bite, just whip out Worthy Book and see what deals are available near you. =D
We know most of you are probably still skeptical. So just to prove it's usefulness, we embarked on "An afternoon with Worthy Book" journey last Sunday to show exactly how many times we could use the book and how much we could save in one afternoon!
Our destination was Mid Valley Megamall, but we wanted a drink along the way. Ochado is one of the vendors with deals in Worthy Book, and because we remembered the branch at SS2 just opened recently, that was our first stop! (Hint: the branch is so new it wasn't even listed in the Book. =P) Be careful to read the terms and conditions for each voucher though, because not all can be used at any outlet.
Before this we had only tried Ochado once before in Pavilion, but that time we only managed to try one regular milk tea. We've always wanted to try the Pop Eggs Milk Tea (RM 5.90, regular), but never thought we would get a chance because we read they only make a limited number of cups per day. But that was our lucky day, because we managed to snag a cup of milk tea with 'pop eggs' and one Oreo Chocolate (RM 6.50, regular) with an RM2 discount off the second drink thanks to Worthy Book!
Turns out the Pop Eggs really do pop in your mouth, and the filling inside tastes a lot like coffee. It was very nice, except when I felt the milk tea overpowered the taste of the eggs. On the other hand, the Oreo Chocolate was quite disappointing, with too much ice and not much else. Give that a miss at Ochado.
So onward we went to Mid Valley! Neither of us had had lunch so by the time we arrived we were feeling like a snack, and what better snack to have than a piece of Shihlin XXL Crispy Chicken? =D
Both of us have actually worked out a routine for this; I'll takeaway a piece of Shihlin XXL Crispy Chicken and we'll head over to another place to sit down. Normally I'll just buy the chicken, but thanks to Worthy Book I got a bottle of V-Soy for free! V-Soy doesn't come cheap in KL, so a good deal it was. =D
And where do we head to after buying a piece of Shihlin XXL Crispy Chicken? Just opposite to Crazy Potato!
Again, a better option looks like the set of two items with a drink, but since we had the free V-Soy, we used the voucher to get the 2nd purchase at 50% off! (In a way, Worthy Book encourages us to eat more..but ah well. =P). On the left is the Crazy Bacon (RM 7.90), while on the right is a serving of Onion Rings (RM 4.90) that we got for half price.
Actually I wouldn't say the fries at Crazy Potato are great; personally I prefer thinner cut fries. But what makes their fries worth trying are the different toppings they have. We like the generous topping of sour cream and bacon bits on these fries! There are other toppings available, like meat sauce or cheese sauce, and even funkier ones like wasabi and strawberry sauce, so there should definitely be something for everyone. The onion rings are also quite good, worthy of being mentioned in the same page as Burger King onion rings, for example. =D
After all that, we were well and truly stuffed...till 5pm! We fulfilled one more stop before heading back, namely Krispy Kreme donuts! For this, Worthy Book voucher gave us one free original glazed donut with a purchase of 2 assorted donuts. That's again savings of another RM2.50! Sadly, the donuts weren't impressive at all that day, with the 2 assorted donuts tasting quite stale. My tummy even felt a bit funny after that, which I suspect could be down to the cream used in the assorted donuts.
So that concluded our afternoon with Worthy Book, but there were other places that had vouchers in Worthy Book in Mid Valley / Gardens too! Say hello to George up there...
George actually came from a set of cupcake from Delectable by Su, that I bought for Wendy some years back when we first started going out! Wendy saved George in a little air-tight container and he's held up well over the years (although he's started to slump a lot, a.k.a. melting :p), but is still in pretty good shape overall! Now with Worthy Book vouchers, you could have your own George at home too. =P
Some other vendors you can find in Worthy Book - Brotzeit, Planet Popcorn, Palate Palette, Hokkaido Ramen Santouka, Ichiban Boshi, The Beer Factory, Ko Hyang, and lots more.
And last but not least, the vouchers that we feel make Worthy Book worth buying, and probably the ones we'll use next - Free salmon sashimi at Sushi Tei!
Sushi Tei was one of our first posts on this blog here. Their sashimi is a must-order for us every time we visit. Normally every plate of sashimi there costs RM10.50, but Worthy Book has 5 vouchers each entitling the user to one free plate of sashimi. So think about it; By just paying RM30 for the book, you're guaranteed at least RM50 worth of free salmon. How's that for value? =D
So the next time you look for a book to read, why not check out Worthy Book? It's available at all major bookstores (MPH, Popular, Times, Borders, Kinokuniya) and selected myNEWS.com outlets in Klang Valley! Look out for the full name - “Worthy Book™ F&B Special Edition 2012-2013” - to avoid getting the wrong edition. Happy hunting!
For more info on Worthy Book, visit their website or Facebook page.
Ochado | Site
No. 90, Jalan SS2/60,
47300 Petaling Jaya,
Tel: +6 03 7865 1749
Shihlin Taiwan Street Snacks | Site
LG-K17, Lower Ground Floor, The Gardens Mall,