【5,000 RMB Consumption Voucher】A list of e-voucher application qualifications, registration methods, and usage methods

In order to encourage local consumption, the government will distribute HK$5,000 e-vouchers, which can not only be used in tens of thousands of local retail, catering and service businesses, but can also be used to purchase activities and experiences in A+ Smart Life ! That is, take a look at the lazy bag of electronic consumption coupons, and read the application qualifications, registration methods, usage methods, deadlines, and merchant lists and other information in one article. (Updated on August 9)

What are e-vouchers?

The government announced in this year's Budget that it will distribute electronic coupons totaling HK$5,000 to each eligible person to stimulate local consumption. It is estimated that the measures will benefit about 7.2 million people and involve fiscal expenditures of about 36 billion yuan.

$5000 voucher application eligibility

Applicants must meet the following qualifications:
  • Hong Kong permanent residents aged 18 or above residing in Hong Kong; or
  • New arrivals aged 18 or above
Foreign domestic helpers, foreigners working in Hong Kong and international students are not eligible for application.

Application Date for $5000 Coupon

The government plans to accept registration from July 14, 2021 to August 14 , a total of 6 weeks, and the first phase of 2,000 yuan consumption coupons can be issued on August 1 at the earliest.
Electronic registration completed within the first two weeks (July 4th to 17th) will receive the first phase of 2,000 yuan consumption coupons when the first batch is issued. As for the electronic registration completed within the third to six weeks, that is, from July 18 to August 14, or the registration submitted in paper form, it will be the second batch of consumer coupons issued.

$5000 Coupon Issuance Channel

The government will issue electronic consumer vouchers through stored value facilities, including:
  • Octopus: There is no separate voucher and balance, but Octopus can distinguish whether the consumption is within the scope of the voucher according to the consumer merchant; if it is used for the amount of non-consumer voucher merchants, you must add value by yourself
  • Alipay Hong Kong
  • Tap & Go: user stored value and coupon amount will be handled separately
  • WeChat Pay HK
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.

Applicable scope and restrictions of $5000 consumption voucher

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.

Be applicable

Not applicable

- Local retail

- local catering

- Local service industry merchants

- Local online stores or online shopping platforms, such as A+ Smart Life

- Overseas consumption

- Purchase financial products

- Payment of government or public charges

- transportation expenses

- Person-to-person transfers

How to Register $5000 Coupon

Siu Kam Wing, Chief System Manager of the Office of the Government Chief Information Officer, revealed that citizens may register for e-vouchers through the "Smart Convenience" platform. "Smart Convenience" was launched in December last year. Citizens can log in with a single digital identity through the platform to use various public and private services.
Members of the public may register online or in writing:
1. Online registration: The government will set up a central registration system to allow citizens to register electronically
  • Step 1: Verify your identity on the government registration website, you can verify your identity through the government's "Smart Convenience" platform or a one-time password
  • Step 2: Select the electronic payment tool for storing electronic coupons
  • Step 3: Receive e-voucher
If citizens have registered for the 10,000 yuan "cash payout scheme" last year, some basic personal information will be automatically loaded into the application form page, saving the time for entering information, and only need to select the payment tool to receive the coupon.
2. Written registration: Register in the form of a physical form, and the government will set up different places to collect the forms.
If you register through electronic channels, you may receive the first phase of electronic coupons as early as August 1; if you register by form, it may take more time to receive electronic coupons. When registering, the following 4 items of personal information must be provided for verification:
  • Name
  • Identity Card or Certificate of Exemption Registration Number and Issue Date
  • Local mobile phone that can receive SMS
  • Stored value payment facility for receiving coupons and its account number

$5000 Coupon Expiration Date

Alipay HK, Tap & Go and WeChat Pay HK

The 2,000-yuan consumption coupons issued in the first phase are valid for five months, and the 3,000-yuan consumption coupons issued in the second phase are valid for three months, and the expiry dates of the two consumption coupons are the same. Unused voucher balance will automatically expire after the expiry date.

Octopus

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 consumption" within 7 months from the issuance of the first phase of coupons is less than 4,000 RMB 1,000 coupons will not be issued for the third round.

Via Alipay Hong Kong, Tap & Go, WeChat Pay HK

Voucher registration date

Voucher issue date

Voucher Valid Date

Complete electronic registration from July 4th to 17th

The first installment of RMB 2,000 will be distributed on August 1

The second installment of RMB 3,000 will be distributed on October 1

Due December 31, 2021

Complete electronic registration from July 18 to August 14; or paper registration

The first installment of RMB 2,000 will be distributed on September 1

The second installment of RMB 3,000 will be distributed on November 1

Due January 31, 2022

Through Octopus

Voucher registration date

Voucher issuance date

Complete electronic registration from July 4th to 17th

The first installment of RMB 2,000 will be distributed on August 1

The second installment of RMB 2,000 will be distributed on October 1

The third installment of 1,000 yuan will be divided into four dates based on the date of completing the consumption of the first two installments with a total of 4,000 yuan. It can be issued on December 16 at the earliest and March 16, 2022 at the latest.

Complete electronic registration from July 18 to August 14; or paper registration

The first installment of RMB 2,000 will be distributed on September 1

The second installment of RMB 2,000 will be distributed on November 1

The third installment of RMB 1,000 will be divided into four dates based on the date of completing the consumption of the first two installments with a total of 4,000.