In 2022, is the $10,000 e-voucher available for shopping STEM toys for young children?
With the launch of the 2022 budget, the government will distribute 10,000 yuan of electronic consumer vouchers, which will be distributed in two installments, with 5,000 yuan each in April and the middle of the year.
Coupons can not only be used in tens of thousands of local retail, catering and service businesses, but can also be used to purchase STEM children’s toys at Kidrise!
That is to look at the lazy bag of electronic consumption coupons. In one article, you can see the issuance date, usage method, expiration date, usage restrictions and merchant list of consumption coupons, as well as the application qualifications for consumption coupons, registration methods, etc., and attach the latest coupon discount information.
2022 Electronic Coupon Strategy Catalog
- What are e-vouchers?
- The first phase of consumer coupons will be issued in April, how to get them
- What is "Eligible Spending"
- Notes on using coupons as a payment tool
- 2022 $10,000 voucher application eligibility
- Lost Octopus?
- How to issue coupons for the second period
- Promotion of consumer coupons for children's toys
What are e-vouchers?
[Latest news] Financial Secretary Chen Maobo announced on February 23, 2022 to launch the consumer voucher program again, with the amount increased to 10,000 yuan to drive local consumption.
The entire plan involves a financial commitment of about 66.4 billion yuan, and the measures are expected to benefit about 6.6 million people.
Through the registration information collected from the consumer coupon program launched last year, in April, more than 6.3 million citizens who have successfully registered for the "2021 Consumer Coupon Program" will be issued 5,000 yuan coupons. Released in batches during the year.
Reference link: The official new round of consumption voucher plan page
Latest news: Budget HK$10,000 coupons, available in April at the earliest
The first phase of consumer coupons will be issued in April, how to get them
The 10,000 HKD coupon program will be launched in two phases. The first phase is to issue HK$5,000 coupons to eligible citizens who have successfully registered for the 2021 coupon program in April, and the balance will be released in the second round of the new round of coupon programs. Issued in installments when the stage is launched.
Note that citizens must use the same stored-value payment instrument registered for the 2021 consumer voucher program to receive relevant consumer vouchers, and cannot switch stored-value payment instruments at this stage. All payment instruments are listed below:
- Alipay Hong Kong (AlipayHK)
- Tap & Go
- WeChat Pay HK
Collection Method 1: Pay via Alipay, Tap & Go, and WeChat
Citizens who receive coupons with Alipay Hong Kong, Tap & Go "Pat & Go" or WeChat Pay HK accounts will be able to get a one-off coupon worth RMB 5,000.
|Voucher issue date||Voucher Valid Date|
|Issued in April||Due October 31, 2022|
Collection Method 2: Through Octopus
Coupons received by Octopus will be issued in two installments: HK$4,000 and HK$1,000. After the first installment is used up before the designated date, the second installment of vouchers will be issued.
|Issue date of the first phase of 4,000 RMB coupons||Issue date of the second phase of 1,000 RMB coupons|
|Issued in April||The 1,000 yuan will be divided into six dates according to the date of completing the first consumption of the total amount of 4,000. It can be issued on June 16 at the earliest and on November 16 at the latest|
Coupons will be stored in the relevant Octopus card in the form of stored value, so there is no so-called expiry date, but if the registrant's cumulative total of "qualified spending" from the issuance of the first batch of coupons is less than HK$4,000, no The second round of HK$1,000 consumption coupons will be issued.
Octopus collection date for the second batch of RMB 1,000 vouchers
|Eligible spending of RMB 4,000 accumulated||Date of receiving the second phase of 1,000 yuan consumption coupons|
|On or before May 31, 2022||June 16, 2022|
|On or before June 30, 2022||July 16, 2022|
|On or before July 31, 2022||August 16, 2022|
|On or before August 31, 2022||September 16, 2022|
|On or before September 30, 2022||October 16, 2022|
|On or before October 31, 2022||November 16, 2022|
Check the accumulated total amount of "Eligible Spending" of Octopus
- Octopus Mobile App
- Octopus website
- Octopus Customer Service Hotline: 2969 5500
What is "Eligible Spending"
The government lists the types of transactions that are not applicable to the coupons on the official website of the coupons. Octopus will not count these transactions into the cumulative total of "eligible spending".
Applicable Merchants, Scope and Restrictions of Coupons
According to government data, the above payment tools cover 30,000 to 100,000 local retail, catering, and service businesses. Citizens can use consumer coupons in local physical stores or online stores, including retail, catering, service industries, and holders of business registration. However, it does not apply to overseas consumption, online stores without business registration, payment of utility bills or taxes, purchase of financial products, transfer of funds, etc.
|Applicable merchants||Not applicable to merchants|
Instructions for using coupons as a payment tool
|payment method||Terms and Conditions|
|Alipay Hong Kong (AlipayHK)||pending upgrade|
|Octopus||There is no separation of consumption coupons and balances, but Octopus can distinguish whether the consumption is within the scope of consumption coupons according to the consumption merchants; if it is used for the amount of non-consumption coupon merchants, you must add value by yourself|
|Tap & Go||The user stored value amount and consumption voucher amount will be handled separately|
|WeChat Pay HK||pending upgrade|
You can choose a payment tool that is commonly used or most suitable for you to receive and use coupons. To prevent false identification or identity theft, each Octopus card or personal e-wallet can only be registered once and cannot be used repeatedly.
2022 $10,000 voucher application eligibility
|Voucher Eligible Person||3 types of people are not eligible|
Can CSSA recipients apply?
Regardless of whether you have applied for or are receiving other subsidy assistance, you can also apply.
How to Register $10,000 Coupon
Citizens who received consumer vouchers last year do not need to register again.
Lost Octopus? 2022 Re-registration Arrangement for Consumption Vouchers
If individual citizens confirm that the stored value facility account used to register for the 2021 Consumer Voucher Scheme has expired, or the Octopus card that has been registered for the 2021 Consumer Voucher Scheme has been lost/returned, and therefore they cannot receive a new round of consumer vouchers through the relevant account, they must On or before March 25, 2022, update the record through the following channels:
- Complete the written form and mail it together with a copy of your valid Hong Kong Identity Card to "Consumer Voucher Scheme Secretariat, GPO Box 185000, Hong Kong".
- Change the registration record through the designated website ( click here to register ), and the old Octopus card will be cancelled.
- Re-register vouchers in person
Re-register vouchers in person
Citizens can call the hotline 185000 to make an appointment from March 7 to 25, 2022, and go to the Consumer Voucher Scheme Temporary Service Center to complete the procedures. Office hours are: Monday to Friday 9:00 am to 6:00 pm, Saturday 9:00 am to 1:00 pm, closed on Sunday and public holidays.
|area||Voucher Scheme Temporary Service Center Address|
|Kowloon||Room 1917-1918, 19/F, Pioneer Center, 750 Nathan Road, Mong Kok|
|New Territories||Room 401B, 4/F, Tin Ching Community Integrated Services Building, Tin Ching Estate, Tin Shui Wai|
|Hong Kong Island||Room 3030, 30/F, Revenue Tower, 5 Gloucester Road, Wan Chai|
How to issue coupons for the second period
Registered citizens can change the payment method for receiving coupons in the second phase, and the coupons will be issued in the middle of the year. As for newly eligible registered citizens, HK$10,000 consumption coupons will be distributed directly in the second round after successful registration.