March 12, 2018
Updated on 12th March 2018
Calling all movie fanatics! You should already know by now that 2017 is going to be the glorious year for the ‘Supermovies’. We believe that everyone wants to be the first to watch the much-anticipated blockbuster films. However, purchasing a single premier ticket is already costly let alone tons of them.
Or better yet, what if we told you that there’s a smarter way to manage your expenses AND enjoy entertainment privileges with credit cards?
Utilise the benefits of these powerful pieces of plastic to keep your movies budget to the minimum while still indulging in your favourite shows like a boss!
It’s easy to get lost in the jungle of the Malaysian credit cards, but it doesn’t take a financial expert to point out which one offers the best value in terms of entertainment, or movie tickets in particular.
Here are the top credit cards with excellent entertainment deals in Malaysia, categorized based on specific cinemas’ exclusive promotions:
|10% GSC Cashback for tickets priced RM10 and above|
This is a must-have for frequent movie-goers, no doubt. You can expect a huge amount of savings of 10% on normal movie tickets with either the GSC Hong Leong Gold or Platinum Card.
Furthermore, upon approval, new GSC-Hong Leong credit card owners are entitled to the following offers:
Special feature: Bonus Value Privilege
New GSC-Hong Leong Platinum and Gold card holders will be rewarded with RM100 and RM60 worth of Bonus Value respectively. This amount can be used to settle 50% of a movie ticket cost, and the balance after the first transaction can be carried forward.
On top of all the mentioned exclusive benefits for GSC customers, this card also holds similar benefits as Hong Leong’s other credit cards including: Complimentary Travel Insurance and Travel Inconvenience Coverage.
|5X TreatsPoints for all spend on American Express Reserve card, locally and overseas|
Boasting not only entertainment feature, the Maybank 2 Card also comes with unbeatable offers for any regular consumer. With Maybank2 American Express Card and Maybank2 MasterCard in a single approval, you can enjoy both TreatPoints and Cashback benefits as stated below:
|Get 10% savings for movies tickets|
Even though one size does not fit all, there’s an exception – the Mach Credit Card by Hong Leong.
This simple piece of plastic offers unbeatable flexibility of cashbask categories, which you can choose based on your spending priorities as shown below:
With a bargain at 10% savings for movies tickets EVERY DAY, and for all cinemas, Mach is inarguably every movie fan’s best financial buddy.
|3X Citi Rewards Points at Borders, Sakae Sushi, GAP, Topman, G2000, Topshop, La Senza, Vincci, Zouk Club & many more|
Specially designed for the T.G.I.F spirited folks, the Citi Clear Visa Card allows you and your companion to enjoy a Friday movie together at the price of 1 ticket, applied for both GSC and TGV.
When choosing the best credit card, it is important to reflect on your personal spending habits and evaluate the actual value that you can get out of the card. In that sense, the above options match perfectly with many frequent movie-goers, regardless of financial background.
Also, if you are a credit cardholder, be sure to prioritise your spending based on the features of a particular card in order to utilize its function more effectively.
Not convincing enough? Here’s a real example of the amount of money saved when you utilize your credit card for movie tickets. We choose to use the GSC Hong Leong credit card in this example.
Based on the schedule of the upcoming blockbuster films, that’s at least 10 tickets for the year 2017 (not to mention other non-superhero movies).
|Normal Ticket Price||x2 Adult Tickets||Amount spent on 10 Movies|
|RM 12||RM 24||RM 240|
|With 10% discount from GSC Hong Leong||x2 Adult Tickets||Amount spent on 10 Movies|
|RM 10.80||RM 21.60||RM 216|
|Popcorn Combo 1 Normal Price||Amount spent for 10 Movies|
|RM 8.80||RM 80|
|With 10% discount from GSC Hong Leong||Amount spent for 10 Movies|
|RM 7.90||RM 79|
That’s RM 125 saving in total!
For first-time purchase using the GSC Hong Leong platinum card:
|Transaction||Bonus Value Balance||2x adult tickets||Amount after 1st discount of 10%||Amount after 2nd discount of 50% for 1 ticket||
Last Bonus Value Balance
|1st||RM 100||RM 22||RM 19.80||RM 16.5||RM 83.50|
|2nd||RM 83.50||RM 22||RM 19.80||–||RM 63.70|
So for the first 6 months upon approval, you can enjoy RM 100 worth of movie tickets!
Every ringgit that you save on a single movie ticket can add up to quite of a healthy amount at the end of the year. Hence, always take advantage of your cards whenever you make purchases at the cinemas.