Health is one of the hottest topics nowadays. Whether it’s following gym gurus on Instagram or subscribing to monthly health-related newsletters, there’s always plenty of information on getting fit and healthy. So, you’ve got tons of ideas about how to eat healthy.
Though it sounds cliché, homemade meals are the best, for that it’s great for your health, your wallet, and possibly, your taste buds too. Even though cheap eats are available everywhere in Hong Kong around the clock, nothing beats a meal at home where the ingredients are bought at a bargain.
Supermarkets around the city are constantly pushing out promotions and it’s easy to utilize these shopping perks to get the most bang for your buck. Still, there’re too many supermarket deals and promotions happening in Hong Kong to keep track to, and that’s where gini’s supermarket cheat sheet comes in handy.
Senior citizens get 10% off of any purchase on Wednesdays at Market Place simply by showing their Senior Citizen Card. If you're a senior citizen yourself, this is an easy way to save money.
On the other hand, if you haven't reached the right age to enjoy these benefits but know an elderly relative who might enjoy being accompanied to the store, you can help them save a few dollars by reminding them of their well-deserved perks.
Saturdays and Sundays
If you've ever purchased something from a supermarket or convenience store in Hong Kong, chances are you've been handed a tiny sticker along with your receipt for that transaction. These stickers are "stamps" and have been a great promotional tool for gamifying the shopping experience for shops like Wellcome and 7-11. Once you collect enough stamps, you can redeem them for different prizes depending on the current deal.
From now until 13 December 2018, Market Place by Jasons is offering one stamp for every HK$60 purchase that goes towards redeeming select appliances from KitchenAid. If you've been meaning to upgrade your kitchen knives or you fancying getting a new coffee maker without actually buying one, you can use your Market Place shopping bills to fund some new kitchen gadgets. On weekends, you can collect stamps at twice the rate when you spend HK$400 or more.
The 3rd, 13th and 23rd of every month
For Hang Seng enJoy cardholders, you can get 8% off any purchase over HK$100 at Wellcome three days out of each month. If you can time your weekly grocery shopping to coincide with these dates, you'd instantly save some money just by setting a calendar reminder for yourself to hit the supermarket every 3rd, 13th, and 23rd.
Between 31 August and 4 October 2018
PARKnSHOP is hosting a lucky draw where every transaction over HK$100 is entered into the drawing for cash vouchers, flight tickets, and smartphones. According to the promotional website, one mobile phone of the latest model will be given out every day, all you have to do is to vote for your favorite household brands and upload a copy of your receipts via the lucky draw website. Best of luck!
Eating healthy while being on a budget is definitely achievable, even if you’re living in one of the most expensive cities in the world. A healthy diet, however, is only a first step towards healthy living. Working out regularly, getting enough sleep and so on are also crucial to your well-being. While living a healthy lifestyle, you should also get yourself well-covered with a health plan, just in case any emergencies happen. As expensive as the rent gets in Hong Kong, the same goes for medical expenses. An international health plan, in this case, can be a real life- and money-saver!
gini is the first personal financial management app powered by bank-level security in Hong Kong. gini links together bank accounts to give users the full view of their financial situation, complete with insightful analysis, while curating offers from various sources to let them maximize the utility of their spending. The beta version of gini is now available on the Apple App Store