Cabinet highlights stimulus voucher purchase methods
Minister without Portfolio Audrey Tang is encouraging the public to pre-order their government-issued stimulus vouchers and to choose the digital format if possible to avoid long lines when they are made available from tomorrow.
However, Tang says people who still prefer paper vouchers can pre-order them at major convenience stores in the same way as in the government-run purchasing program for face masks.
According to Tang, the first round of pre-ordering will run from 1-7 July, when the public can order the vouchers on a government website or at convenience stores.
The vouchers can then be collected between 15 and 31 July at convenience stores, but people will need to present their National Health Insurance card or National ID Card as proof of purchase.
The second round of pre-ordering is slated for 1-15 August, and those vouchers can then be collected between 15 and 31 August.
The paper vouchers will also be available at post offices island-wide from 15 July.
While people can also register their credit cards on the voucher programme website, starting from 1 July, and after they spend NT$3,000 at the designated stores, they will receive a refund of NT$2,000.
The Ministry of Economic Affairs says 12-million sets of paper vouchers had been printed at a cost of NT$900 million.