Gift cards - the world's worst present?

Gift cards - the world's worst present?

Chances are you received a few gift cards this Christmas. Or perhaps you are guilty of gifting a few yourself.

Monday, 31 December, 2012, 4:58am

Voucher fraud scandal deepens

Another 16 customers who found themselves unable to redeem HK$10,000 worth of vouchers from group-buying website JigoCity.com after restaurants closed down have made complaints to police.

3 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

'Oscar' dining offer

Music lovers are not the only ones who can win some great dining vouchers, thanks to Young Post. Movie buffs now have a chance, too.

22 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

HK$4,500-a-month help for elderly

The elderly are in line for a monthly subsidy of as much as HK$4,500 to pay for services such as the delivery of meals and physiotherapy.

The pilot scheme would help the elderly take advantage of assistance provided by day care centres and elderly homes, Labour and Welfare Secretary Matthew Cheung Kin-chung said yesterday.

4 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Party time

Hilton Shanghai Hongqiao has launched a year-end party package for customers who want to entertain clients or reward loyal staff for their hard work. It is also suitable for functions such as year-end reviews, pep talks and team building.

14 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

The high life

The Sanya Marriott Resort & Spa has launched a Seamless Meeting package for 2,998 yuan (HK$3,656) net per person valid until September 30.

14 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Rise in complaints over group-buying websites

The deals offered on the internet may look appealing - goods and services at big discounts made possible by group purchases.

But not all are what they seem, and the Consumer Council is receiving a growing number of complaints from buyers who were not satisfied with what they got - and in some cases got nothing at all.

16 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

'Unfair' accusations may prompt medics to quit voucher plan

The Medical Association president is threatening to mobilise members to withdraw from the elderly health care voucher scheme following media reports that some private doctors are abusing the subsidy.

Dr Choi Kin said he was angry and the accusation was unfair.

19 Jan 2011 - 12:00am

Gamers lured with shop vouchers

12 Oct 2009 - 12:00am

Hurry! Hurry! Hurry!

We've had masses of entries for the Your Perfect Summer photo contest. The competition closes tomorrow, so don't delay, send those snaps today and your picture could be the cover of Young Post on August 14.

The winner will receive a HK$800 book voucher from Dymocks bookshop.

The four runners-up will each get a HK$400 voucher.

6 Aug 2009 - 12:00am

Everything went smoothly with transactions, says health deputy

A senior health official voiced her approval of the first day of the health-care-voucher trial, saying all the transactions had gone smoothly.

Deputy director of health Gloria Tam Lai-fun said the response to the scheme was encouraging.

2 Jan 2009 - 12:00am

Taiwanese cabinet backs vouchers

The Taiwanese cabinet has approved a special NT$85.7 billion (HK$19.8 billion) budget to fund a shopping voucher scheme, in an attempt to stimulate the island's economy.

Premier Liu Chao-shiuan instructed that the budget, which was approved unanimously yesterday, be sent to the legislature for review and passage as soon as possible.

9 Dec 2008 - 12:00am

Voucher plan backed

The much-criticised scheme of subsidising senior citizens to the tune of HK$250 a year to see private doctors has been defended by the Hospital Authority chairman as being a good start for the private sector to play a bigger role in provision of medical services.

15 Oct 2007 - 12:00am

More may get medical vouchers after trial

The health-care voucher scheme, announced in Wednesday's policy address, may be expanded to benefit more people and the subsidies per patient may rise, the health secretary said yesterday.

13 Oct 2007 - 12:00am

HKIEd launches 'voucher quality' centre

The Hong Kong Institute of Education yesterday launched a centre to support preschools preparing for the quality inspections that will be carried out as part of the education voucher scheme. Staff from the institute will help kindergartens with self-evaluation and assessments of children, as well as run courses to equip teachers with skills in these areas.

19 May 2007 - 12:00am