From GST hikes to increased taxes, this Budget 2022 has been nothing short of adrenaline-inducing. However, there’s always a silver lining behind every dark cloud. Here are some interesting places you can spend your CDC Vouchers you might not know about.
Like every Singaporean right now, you’re probably buzzing over the recent Budget updates announced by Finance Minister Mr Lawrence Wong. While there’s much to be concerned about, there’s also much to look forward to.
In particular, the original S$6 billion Assurance Package – announced back in Budget 2020 – will see an additional S$640 million added to its pool.
Within this increase, each Singaporean household will be receiving two rounds of CDC Vouchers worth S$400 in total. Each round of payout will disburse S$200 – once in 2023 and another in 2024.
With this incoming payout, here are some interesting things you can use your CDC Vouchers on!
Staring at your screens too much while working from home? Your eyes deserve some downtime. Consider your annual eye check-up well accounted for, thanks to the CDC Vouchers.
At heartland optician shops like Hazel Eye Care, not only do you enjoy convenience, but now you’ll also enjoy quality eye care for close to nothing. From eye-screening fees starting from S$50 to glasses that cost a few hundred dollars, rest assured that your vouchers will be well spent. Of course, Hazel Eye Care isn’t the only optical shop out there. Feel free to patronise the nearest optical shop under your HDB!
If it’s high time to improve your vision, treat yourself to a new pair of glasses or contact lenses, and save yourself a hole in your wallet.
Address: Blk 505C, Bishan St 11, #01-412A, Singapore 570505
Contact: 6259 2818
Clothing alteration services
Got some ill-fitting clothes in major need of alterations? In order to enjoy the comfort of home, many of us willingly risk accidentally purchasing clothes either one size too big or too small.
If you find yourself prone to this issue, why not spend your CDC voucher at an alteration service shop nearby? Shops like Alt-to-fit Your Alteration Specialist will gladly amend, repair or refashion your clothes in exchange for your voucher. Do contact them for more information on their offered rates.
Not a bad trade to part with a couple of vouchers for pants that’ll actually fit you, right?
Address: 432 Clementi Ave 3, #01-282, Singapore 120432
Contact: 8798 2566
Buy delicious durians
Calling all durian lovers! Don’t forget to ring in the durian season with your CDC Vouchers. With vendors selling durians anywhere between S$13 – S$26 per kg, it can definitely be pricey to buy durians for your entire household.
It’s time to reduce the strain of durian expenses on your wallet and let the government pay for your sugary snack cravings for once. Purchasing this King of Fruits from places like Ah Seng Durian will basically be on the house — aka complimentary — for you and your family.
So don’t be shy, buy as many durians as you want!
Address: 20 Ghim Moh Rd, #01-119 to #01-122, Singapore 270020
Contact: 9465 6160
Visit floral shops
Thinking of elevating the interior of your humble abode or perhaps surprising a certain special someone in your life? Nothing spells elegance, class and beauty like a beautiful floral bouquet.
Consider making a trip down to your local florists like A Florist Inn to secure your next gorgeous bouquet! For modest bouquets priced at S$60+, your newly-acquired CDC Vouchers will be more than capable of covering the cost.
Address: 84 Marine Parade Central, #01-87,88, 84, Singapore 440084
Contact: 8484 8541
Every now and then, everyone needs a good old-fashioned massage to alleviate those painful knots in our necks and backs. Luckily for you, your CDC Vouchers can also be used at your neighbourhood massage parlours!
Redeem a massage package or two to share with your family and friends at parlours like Starry Traditional Massage and feel all your tension being kneaded away. Don’t hesitate to give them a call to inquire more about their services available. Your body will be as good as new in no time.
Address: 961 Upper Serangoon Rd, Singapore 534719
Contact: 6858 3995
Pamper your furbaby
For those with furbabies, this one’s for you. Treat your beloved doggos to professional grooming, spa treatments and even doggy daycare at Pet’s Lagoon. They even offer complimentary two-way pet courier service from S$10 onwards if you’re unable to send your pup down.
Pampering your pooch has never been easier with the help of your CDC Vouchers to cover some of the grooming costs!
Address: 253 Choa Chu Kang Ave 1, #01-16, Singapore 680253
Contact: 6760 0376 (Office), 9725 3378 (Mobile)
All in all, the beauty of heartland shopping is its unrivalled convenience and general affordability. You can find a plethora of goods and services almost anywhere. Whether you’re searching for necessities like a new pair of glasses or planning a fun day out for your pupper, don’t let your CDC Vouchers go to waste!
So if the previous round of S$100 CDC Voucher wasn’t enough, it’s time to make up for all the purchases you missed out on with this new round of vouchers.
However, on the off chance that the extra S$400 vouchers still aren’t enough, you can consider switching out your debit card for credit cards to earn some extra cashback!
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By Emma Lam
With a minor problem of ‘itchy fingers’ for flash deals and sales, Emma is on a lifelong journey to understand what being financially independent in adulthood means. That said, her inner child is still very much alive… with animals and gaming being her weaknesses.