A government spokesman yesterday reminded citizens collecting the vouchers via Octopus that their last HK$1,000 installment will be disbursed on the 16th day of the following month after they have used up the first two installments of a total of HK$4,000 within four to seven months upon receiving the sums.

Taking the people who collected the first voucher on August 1 as an example, if their "eligible spending" reaches HK$4,000 by November 30, they will receive the last HK$1,000 voucher on December 16.

However, those who have yet to meet the HK$4,000 mark should do so by February 28, 2022, so they can receive their last HK$1,000 installment on March 16, 2022, which is the last distribution date of the scheme.

"Eligible spending" includes local retail, catering and service outlets, or their online platforms which accept payments by Octopus Card.

Transactions that will not count in "eligible spending" included: payments to the government, public utilities, public organizations; education expenses; purchase of financial products or services; donation; direct purchases from merchants located outside Hong Kong; person to person payments and encashment.

People may enquire about the cumulative total "eligible spending" of their consumption vouchers through the following methods:

- Octopus mobile app

- Octopus website (voucher.octopus.com.hk)

- Octopus customer service hotline: 2969 5500

People who collected the first voucher on October 1 will receive their second voucher on December 1.

Citizens who chose to collect the vouchers via AlipayHK, Tap & Go or WeChat Pay HK are getting their HK$5,000 voucher in two installments -- HK$2,000 and HK$3,000.