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    Wink 2022 - Credit Cards / Deals / Discounts / Cashbacks

    My strategy is as follows;

    - HSBC VS + HSBC Red (yet to get) combo for rent payment
    - PrimeCredit EarnMore for AAVS Octopus 2%
    - CCB JD for AliPay to be used almost everywhere 4%
    - Citi Cashback for Citi PayAll (moving funds across two accounts and getting rewards) and dining 2%
    - ZA Bank for spends upto $30-40 (easily averages to 5-6%)
    - any other virtual bank for a specific purpose with better cashback at a given time e.g. WeLab has 10% rebate on dining upto 31st Dec for spend of $5000
    - might (a random thought at the moment) get a supplementary HSBC VS card for dining


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    Quote Originally Posted by vyral_143:
    My strategy is as follows;

    - HSBC VS + HSBC Red (yet to get) combo for rent payment
    - PrimeCredit EarnMore for AAVS Octopus 2%
    - CCB JD for AliPay to be used almost everywhere 4%
    - Citi Cashback for Citi PayAll (moving funds across two accounts and getting rewards) and dining 2%
    - ZA Bank for spends upto $30-40 (easily averages to 5-6%)
    - any other virtual bank for a specific purpose with better cashback at a given time e.g. WeLab has 10% rebate on dining upto 31st Dec for spend of $5000
    - might (a random thought at the moment) get a supplementary HSBC VS card for dining
    Hi can you explain payall? I thought there were fees for this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pin:
    Hi can you explain payall? I thought there were fees for this.
    Citi PayAll has been rewarding differently. Generally, Citi runs campaign for doing 3 months of transfers and rewarding credit or vouchers of supermarket. First time when I tried for 3 months, it gave me $1500 credits. It did charge me 1% fees but card gives 1% cashback, so overall it gets nullified. Second time when I tried, I got $900 Wellcome vouchers; in this instance I was not charged a fee, so I set it up for 7 months instead of 3 months. In third instance, starting from next month, I have again set it up for 3 months. This time it was charging 1% fees and also gave option of no fee if you opt for no cashback; I chose later. This time Citi will again give $900 super market vouchers.
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    Copying @icecreamed with his/her 2022 suggestions

    HSBC VS for dining (3.6%)
    HSBC red card for online spending (4%)
    MOX for designated merchants e.g. Amazon, Google Play, Apple Services (5%)
    SCB Smart for designated merchants e.g. Park n Shop, Watsons
    UP earnmore for octopus AAVS, bill payments (via octopus wallet) and everything else (2%)
    CCD JB with Alipay everywhere that offers it (4%)


    And these are my possible suggestions for 2022:

    - Alipay: CCB JD [4%] up to HKD142,857 a year. Will also keep bills there even if there is a charge as I can't see where I can get better cashback for bills
    - Online: HSBC Red [4%] up to HKD25k a month
    - Google Pay: BOC Sogo [5%] up to HKD2k a month
    - Google Pay after BOC Sogo: Citi Rewards [2%] [as long as this applies in 2022]
    - Restaurant: HSBC Visa Signature [3.6%] up to HKD100k a year
    - AAVS: SCB Simply Cash [1.5%]
    - Everything else: SCB Simply Cash [1.5%]

    For me the only real change will be to ditch the CCB Eye card and start using the Citi Rewards card again.

    I may consider the UP Earnmore ate 2% for AAVS and bill payments, just need to do some research on it.


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    BOC i-card virtual (has to be the UnionPay one) for 4% up to $1,111 for bill payment as well, via the UnionPay app.


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    Quote Originally Posted by zechi:
    via the UnionPay app.
    Any way to change language on UnionPay app ? or like Taobao, it will be in CHI only ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by vyral_143:
    Any way to change language on UnionPay app ? or like Taobao, it will be in CHI only ?
    Upon launching the app press bottom right button -> setting/gear logo -> 5th option down (通用設置) -> first option (語言設置)
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    Quote Originally Posted by zechi:
    BOC i-card virtual (has to be the UnionPay one) for 4% up to $1,111 for bill payment as well, via the UnionPay app.
    So 4% back on electricity and water?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paxbritannia:
    So 4% back on electricity and water?
    somehow the UnionPay app doesn’t let you pay water bills but everything else like electricity gas broadband are there

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    Quote Originally Posted by vyral_143:
    - Citi Cashback for Citi PayAll (moving funds across two accounts and getting rewards)
    which 2 accounts ? do you mean no need to spend and just transfer money from one account to another ?

    Quote Originally Posted by vyral_143:
    - ZA Bank for spends upto $30-40 (easily averages to 5-6%)
    I checked merchants and I don't find any useful merchants which we shop usually. Am I missing anything ?

    Use ZA Card to spend at designated merchants to earn rebate. Rebate is in a form of ZA Coin. User must successfully link ZA bank account to ZA Coin, a third-party reward scheme operated by ZA International Financial Services Limited, to join the promotion.

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