Monday 28 December 2015

F&B 2015-2016 Worthy Book's First Look

Earlier this month, I got my hands on an interesting gem for foodies who want to save money but still want to eat good food. 

The F&B 2015-2016 Worthy Book is a collection of 180 vouchers which saves you more than RM3,000 in freebies and discounts and is probably the first of its kind in Malaysia. I've never come across a discount voucher book, what more one for F&B so I was naturally excited to use the vouchers.

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The F&B Worthy Book is very well designed as the first few pages consists of the list of participating food outlets by cuisine, by state and by location. 

Each page consists of a write-up of the outlet - sometimes there are features of their best sellers and most popular items - and 4 vouchers per outlet. The terms and conditions of each voucher can be found at the back and all vouchers are valid till 30th September 2016. Pretty good eh?

Be sure to read the terms and conditions carefully as not all vouchers for each restaurant are valid at all the outlets for the particular restaurant. If you see a person squinting at the terms and conditions of a Worthy Book while standing outside a F&B outlet, it could possibly be me! 

The first time I used a Worthy Book voucher was at Kim Gary, Sungei Wang Plaza. The vouchers could be used together so I was very pleased to get 10% off the bill and a free French Toast for our table. The cashier was fully aware of what the vouchers were for so we had no problems using the vouchers at all.

Our 2nd usage of the Worthy Book vouchers was for Shihlin Taiwan Street Snacks at The Mines and we ended up with quite a bit of confusion with the staff at Shihlin. We were told that we had to order the item pictured on the voucher and purchase up to the mentioned amount to get a discount. It was a weird situation as it wasn't stated on the terms and conditions but we went along with it anyway.

Fortunately, this particular Instagram photo I posted caught the eye of Shihlin's staff and they were quick to respond to the situation and offer me a token of apology in the form of a voucher.

Kudos to Shihlin Taiwan Street Snacks for the correction and thank you for the token of goodwill. I am now thoroughly impressed with their customer service and I look forward to dining at Shihlin again with that nice voucher :)

The F&B Edition is available at all major bookstores (MPH, Popular, Times, Borders, Kinokuniya) and selected and 7-11 outlets in KL and Selangor. They also have a Ladies Edition with goodies for spas, facials, hair care, mani pedis as well as fashion. 

I'd say that the F&B Worthy Book is indeed worth it - in terms of value and variety. For RM29.90, it gives you discounts beyond the amount you pay and it has widened my food spectrum quite a bit. I've accidentally been dictated by the book once or twice even! Look out for the book in the following posts, there's more to come. Till then, have a happy new year!