SINGAPORE — Singaporeans can now use their Community Development Council (CDC) vouchers at two more supermarkets chains: Giant Singapore and Ang Mo Supermarket.
South West District Mayor Low Yen Ling made the announcement on her Facebook page on Wednesday (1 February), adding that these two supermarket chains join five others who are accepting CDC vouchers this year: NTUC FairPrice, Sheng Siong, Prime, Hao Mart and U Stars.
"Together, these seven supermarket chains offer Singaporean households over 360 outlets islandwide to spend their CDC vouchers. This is in addition to the over 20,600 participating heartland hawkers and merchants on the scheme," she said in her Facebook post.
According to the CDC website, a total of 55 Giant outlets and 12 Ang Mo Supermarket outlets will now accept the use of the vouchers.
The vouchers, however, cannot be used at the self-checkout counters at Giant supermarkets.
More than 1.1 million households have claimed vouchers
Ms Low said in her Facebook post that more than 1.1 million Singaporean households - or 90 per cent of the total households in Singapore - have claimed their $300 CDC vouchers for 2023 since the launch on 3 January.
In addition, over $132 million has been spent at participating CDC Voucher Scheme outlets in less than a month.
"Compared with the voucher tranches in 2021 and 2022, 15 per cent more Singaporean households have claimed their CDC vouchers within the first 30 days of the scheme’s launch," Ms Low said.
CDC vouchers are part of the Singapore government's efforts to cushion the effects of inflation and the goods and services tax (GST) increase in 2023.
Giant, one of Singapore’s leading food retailers under DFI Retail Group (DFI), had earlier announced that it will absorb the 1 per cent GST increase on more than 700 essential products for six months.
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