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4 ways to cruise back to school 

Discover how your HSBC credit cards can unlock special perks on your back-to-school shopping.

Ready or not, it's almost time to head back to school. Use this checklist to make sure you don't miss out on any essentials you'll need for school, work within your budget and hunt down the best discounts in the market.

1. Enjoy a 2.4% RewardCash rebate on your tuition fee

Don't forget the most important thing on your checklist - paying your tuition fees on time. Get a 2.4% RewardCash rebate1 by paying your tuition fees online using the HSBC Visa Gold Card for Students. With that, you're all set to make this your best year yet!

Don't have the HSBC Visa Gold Card for Students yet? Don't miss out on this amazing offer that will free up even more funds for stuff you might need to get mid-semester. You can apply for the student credit card now in a few easy steps.

2. Update the tech

When you're trying to do research for a paper (or getting your assignments out minutes before the deadline), the last thing you'd want is an old laptop slowing you down. Get yourself a spanking new one without hurting your pockets, all thanks to special discounts at major local electronics stores with your HSBC credit card.


HKD100 off upon purchase of HKD2,000 on regular-priced items.


HKD100 off when you spend HKD2,000 or above on single selected item.


  • HKD300 off upon the spending of HKD5,000 or above for regular-priced items.
  • HKD600 off upon the spending of HKD10,000 or above for regular-priced items.


HKD650 spending rebate upon spending HKD3,000 or above with HSBC Premier MasterCard® and HKD500 spending rebate for other Visa and Mastercard.

What's more, when checking out your gadgets, you can enjoy more payment flexibility, simply by choosing to settle your transactions by instalment with HSBC credit card at any of our designated merchants physically and online, at no interest rate and handling fee!

3. Don't forget about the books

Shop smart with an array of exclusive discounts and offers for books and school supplies at top bookstores across Hong Kong. 


HKD30 off upon single transactions of HKD300 or above made with HSBC Visa Card via mobile payment or the Visa contactless payment function. Mobile payment options include Apple Pay, Google Pay™ and Samsung Pay.


10% off upon net purchase of HKD200 on all regular-priced items.

Hong Kong Book City

A complimentary delivery upon the net spending of HKD800 (please enter the discount code "HSBC2020" to enjoy the offer).

4. New year, new look

Part of getting yourself prepared for a new school year is feeling confident. Give your self-esteem a quick boost with some retail therapy. Shop online and get new items for yourself with a few clicks, together with discounts with HSBC credit card:

1Only applicable to HSBC Visa Gold Card for Students. Promotion period is divided into two phases: (1) 1 July 2020 to 31 December 2020 and (2) 1 January 2021 to 1 March 2021. Eligible cardholders can earn up to HKD200 RewardCash each phase and up to HKD400 RewardCash for the entire Promotion Period. Terms and conditions apply. Please visit for details.

To borrow or not to borrow? Borrow only if you can repay!