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These Brands Are Offering Promos To Encourage Malaysians To #JustStayAtHome

Discounts on your favourite meals, free data, and more.

Cover image via TNB Careline (Facebook) Starbucks Malaysia (Facebook)

This list is arranged in alphabetical order.

1. Astro

To encourage Malaysians to stay home and stay safe, Astro is offering complimentary access to all their movie and news channels until 31 March 2020. Keep yourself informed on all the latest updates, binge-watch the latest season of Westworld, re-watch Avengers: End Game, or finally catch Parasite if you haven't watched it yet.

Here's the full list of free channels:

Movie channels:
- BOO
- HBO
- Cinemax
- FOX Movies
- FOX Family Movies
- FOX Action Movies
- tvN Movies
- Celestial Movies
- Astro Citra
- Tayangan Hebat
- Thangathirai
- BollyOne
- HITS Movies
- Celestial Classic Movies

News channels:
- CNN
- BBC World News
- Sky News
- CNBC
- CNA
- ABC Australia
- Bloomberg Television
- Al Jazeera
- Astro Awani
- Bernama
- CGTN

NJOI customers will also get free access to four additional channels: KIX, Nat Geo WILD, Celestial Movies, and Cartoon Network). All complimentary viewing will end on 11.59PM on Tuesday, 31 March 2020.

Check out Astro's website for more information.

Image via Astro

Plus, they're also opening up their Astro GO mobile service to all Malaysians until 31 March 2020. Even non-Astro subscribers will have access to 22 complimentary Astro channels and various On Demand titles via Astro GO.


Here's the full list of free channels:
- Astro Prima
- Astro Oasis
- Go Shop HD RUUMA
- Go Shop HD GAAYA
- Astro Vaanavil
- Makkal TV
- Astro AEC
- GO SHOP Chinese
- TV Alhijrah
- Celestial Movies
- Celestial Classic Movies
- CCTV4
- Astro Xiao Tai Yang
- Astro Awani
- Bernama TV
- Astro Tutor TV UPSR
- Astro Tutor TV PT3
- Astro Tutor TV SPM
- Astro Arena
- eGG
- HELLO
- Cartoon Network

Click here for more information.

Image via Astro

2. Celcom

Celcom has lined up some amazing deals for their users. You can now have up to three family lines at 50% off, letting you stay in touch and check in with your loved ones. They are also slashing Celcom Mega Lighting and Mega Unlimited to half price, so you can shop safely from your home.

The following services will be free of charge for all Celcom users, from now until 31 March 2020:
- Free unlimited WhatsApp (chat, video, and video call) from 8am - 6pm daily
- Free unlimited access to Microsoft 365 from 8am - 6pm daily
- Free browsing for the latest updates on the MOH official website
- Free calls to Crisis Preparedness Response Centre (03-88810200) & Movement Control Order Hotline (03-88882010)

Plus, their online services such as Celcom Life App, Celcom Online Customer Service, and Celcom Online Shop will be available around the clock. Celcom Xpax customers will also be able to enjoy 10% e-wallet cashback when they purchase reloads.

Terms and conditions apply. Click here for more information.

3. Digi

Image via Digi

From now until 31 March 2020, Digi users will be able to redeem 1GB worth of free data. Check out the Rewards section in your MyDigi app for more information.

Plus, Digi is also offering free calls to National and State Health Department hotlines. And you can even access various official websites for free, so you can get the latest updates and/or seek online medical advise without using up your Internet quota.

Click here for the full list of official hotlines and websites.

4. Grab

GrabFood
Use the promo code STAYSAFE to enjoy free delivery on up to 10 orders between 21-31 March 2020 with a minimum spend of RM25. Terms and conditions apply.

Click here for more information.

GrabMart
Shop for a variety of goods via GrabMart from the comfort of your home. From now until 19 April 2020, enjoy free delivery on selected merchants with a minimum spend of RM35 using the promo code: MART2U

Don't forget to opt for Contactless Delivery and go cashless with GrabPay as added measures.

Click here for more information.

Image via Grab

5. iflix

iflix is giving free VIP access to keep Malaysians entertained while we all #JustStayAtHome. You don't even need to fill up any forms, just use the code in the photo above and click here to redeem now.

You can redeem this offer from now to 31 March 2020. Once redeemed, your VIP iflix account will be valid for a month.

6. Maxis

Maxis has rolled out all kinds of initiatives to help Malaysians stay informed, connected, and in business throughout this MCO period. This includes free data, free surfing, and more.

Here's a full list:

Maxis:
- Free 3GB to all Maxis, Hotlink Flex, and Maxis Business postpaid plans users
- Free data usage for Skype, Zoom, and Microsoft Teams
- Free surfing on government and news sites

Hotlink:
- Easy access at home via the Hotlink RED app
- Free 20GB with every HotlinkMU purchase
- Up to 30% Cashback credits with digital reloads
- SOS Top-up for customers in need
- Free internet redemptions on Hotlink RED app

Maxis Business:
- Free 6 months on Maxis Managed UC phone system package
- Free 2 months on Voice Connect app

Maxis eKelas:
- Free data usage for eKelas portal

Click here for more information.

7. TNB

According to an article by the New Straits Times, Energy and Natural Resources Minister Datuk Dr Shamsul Anuar Nasarah has announced that all electricity consumers nationwide will be given discounts on their electricity consumption bills.

“The government has agreed to provide a 15% discount on electricity consumption from 1 April to 30 September 2020 to six selected business sectors impacted directly from the outbreak of COVID-19 - hotel operators, travel and tourism agencies, shopping complexes, convention centres, theme parks, and local airlines offices," he said in a statement.

He also announced that all users in the domestic or residential category will enjoy a 2% discount on their electricity consumption bill, for the six-month period of 1 April - 30 September 2020.

“This means that people will enjoy a 2% discount during the period, in addition to the 6% discount already being enjoyed by domestic consumers for the period from 1 January to 30 June 2020,” said Shamsul.

8. U Mobile

Image via U Mobile

Staying at home doesn't have to mean feeling isolated. U Mobile is giving their users twice the amount of data hotspot for free, for you to share with the others in your house. How much free data hotspot you'll get depends on which U Mobile plan you're using.

Click here for more information.

9. Various banks

Several banks in Malaysia have introduced moratoriums – a delay of loan repayments, of up to six months.

If you have outstanding bank loans and face challenges paying them, you could benefit from these financial assistance programmes. Some banks are even offering moratoriums on mortgages and credit cards, on a case-by-case basis.

However, each bank has its own programme, so make sure you find out more on their website or call the bank for further clarification.

Check out this story for more information.

10. Various F&B brands

Many F&B brands are offering all kinds of deals and promos for delivery, drive-thru, and takeaway.

Here are some of them:

A&W
- Free delivery on orders made via GrabFood
- #StayAtHome Bundle Meals: Choose from five different combo sets that include their burgers, coney, and chicken. Watch the video below to see the options.

Click here for more information.

AWESOME #StayAtHome Bundle Meals coming through! Get our delicious meals in a COMBO to satisfy those cravings at . There's five sets of combo meals to choose from that includes our delicious burgers, coney and chicken. Give us a call and pick up your meal at our outlets listed below! List of outlets: http://bit.ly/2vwb4yD We are also available for delivery on Grab Food and Food Panda so don’t miss out on these awesome deals! #anwmalaysia #BundleMeals

Posted by A&W Malaysia - Official on Thursday, March 19, 2020

Burger King
- Takeaway Bundle for RM20 (takeaway or drive-thru)
- 30% selected set meals (drive-thru only)
- Free delivery on orders made via GrabFood or FoodPanda

All offers are valid until 31 March 2020. Click here for more information.

KFC
- Use the promo code JIMAT10 to get RM10 off your KFC Delivery order. You can enjoy unlimited redemptions of this code until 31 March 2020.

Minimum order value of RM30 applies. Click here for more information.

Image via KFC

Pizza Hut
- Free delivery + Buy 1 Free 1 regular pizza (delivery only)

While stocks last. Click here for more information.

Starbucks
- 30% off on all food items nationwide until 31 March 2020 (drive-thru and takeaway only)
- Buy 1 Free 1 for selected Tall/Grande sized beverages until 1 April 2020 (at selected Starbucks outlets, drive-thru and takeaway only)

Click here for more information.

Check out this story for a list of local F&B outlets who are offering takeaway and delivery services. Some of them have promos too.

11. Watsons

Watsons will be staying open throughout this MCO period, so that Malaysians will still be able to buy all their necessities. They're also offering great savings if you choose to shop from home. Sign up as a Watsons E-member now for only RM10, and you'll get RM10 (2,000 Watsons points) in return.

Only valid for the first 1,000 E-members. Click here for more information.

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