In a bid to encourage the public of Hong Kong to get the Covid-19 vaccine, several major firms have initiated campaigns with extremely enticing prizes including cash, iPhones, a Tesla Model 3 electric car, and even gold bars!
Goodman Group, an industrial development company organised a raffle where those vaccinated by the 31st of August can stand a chance to win up to HK$1 million in prizes, including a Tesla Model 3 worth HK$500,000.
CK Group, a company owned by the richest man in Hong Kong, Li Ka-shing, announced that they’re giving away HK$20 million worth of cash vouchers via a lottery to those who have received two doses of the vaccine.
This month alone, Henderson Land Development Company announced that those who have been vaccinated will stand a chance to win gold bars while Sun Hang Kai Properties Ltd is offering iPhones.
Sino Group, a local property and real estate developer said it would offer a HK$1.4 million apartment in the Kwung Tong area as a grand prize for those who have been fully vaccinated, to win.
The total value of prizes from these different campaigns is said to be valued at over HK$120 million according to controversial Hong Kong Chief Executive, Carrie Lam.
The move has proven to be effective almost immediately, with a sharp increase in vaccine bookings last month. So far, only 15% of the country’s 7.5 million citizens have been vaccinated.