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8 Hong Kong Life Hacks for Saving Money

If you're on a tight budget or simply want to save some money, here are some of the saving tips we’ve come across!

Posted on

2 March 2017

Last updated on 24 September 2017
8 Hong Kong Life Hacks for Saving Money

Even though Hong Kong is a popular expat destination, living there can get quite expensive. So when there are chances to save, why not take them?  

Here are some of the saving tips we’ve come across that you might find helpful! They'll also allow you to explore and experience more of this busy place.

1. Take advantage of the galleries

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If you’re looking for a night out that won’t cost you anything, just check out the Sheung Wan galleries. You’ll always find either a gallery opening or a show at one of the galleries. They serve food and wine for free while you enjoy the art.

2. Free drinks

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If you go to Insomnia at Lan Kwai Fong (LFK) between 9-11pm on Tuesdays, you’ll get unlimited free drinks if you give them your business card.

3. Late night munchies


Wellcome in Causeway Bay has half price on their food after 9pm.

4. Discounted sushi

Sushi One
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If you go to Sushi One after 10pm, you can enjoy their fresh sushi, sashimi and drinks at half price.

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5. Sweet tooth heaven

Mrs fields cookies
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If you have sugar craving at night past 10pm, head to Mrs Field Cookies at the MTR for half priced cookies.

6. Cheaper rides

MTR fare savers
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Make use of MTR fare savers. All you have to do is place your card on one of the machines scattered all across the city and you will get HK$2 off your ride.

7. M&S madness

Marks and Spencer Food
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We all know just how expensive the Marks & Spencer food store can get, but there are exceptions! If you go after 6pm, you’ll find that fresh sandwiches and salads that are expiring soon have those beautiful little yellow stickers on them.

8. Staying connected

Mall concierge
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If your phone battery dies, most mall concierge have free charging services.