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Free coffee

21 Aug

It seems that McDonalds in the U.S. had a campaign from 2009 July – Aug 3rd where they gave away free coffee.

There were a few stipulations…
– The free coffee was only iced or hot McCafe Mocha.
– It was only free on Mondays during the campaign period and between the hours of 7:00-19:00 (7AM – 7PM).
– The free coffee was only available at participating McDonalds in the U.S. that had a McCafe.
– Free coffee was limited to one cup per person per week.

McDonalds U.S. free coffee campaign ad.

McDonalds U.S. free coffee campaign ad.

McDonalds in Japan has a similar campaign, but I think it’s better.
– First of all, the free coffee at Japanese McDonalds is “Premium Coffee“. Real coffee…not the overly sweet type that the U.S. McDonalds offered (To me, types of “coffee” such as Mocha taste like “hot chocolate”. That’s why I don’t like Starbucks).
McDonalds Japan gives the free coffee everyday for an hour a day, rather than once a week for twelve hours.
– The free coffee is available at every McDonalds in Japan.
– There’s no limit to the number of cups a person can have during the campaign period. (In fact, McDonalds in Japan always gives free refills for their coffee.

The current campaign period that McDonalds Japan is giving away free cups of coffee is from today until Thursday, August 27 from 8:00AM – 9:00AM.

McDonalds Japan free coffee campaign for August 21-27 (8-9:00AM each day)

McDonalds Japan free coffee campaign for August 21-27 (8-9:00AM each day)

Next week, from Friday, August 28, McDonalds Japan will give the free coffee from 18:00-19:00 (6:00PM – 7:00PM).

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日本の食卓へ!

21 Aug

I saw an online ad for 「ライトセーバーチョップスティック」 (“Lightsaber Chopsticks“)!

Star Wars "Light-saber Chopsticks"

Star Wars "Light-saber Chopsticks"

They come in red “Darth Vader” lightsaber, blue “Luke Skywalker” lightsaber, and green “Yoda” lightsaber.
The red and blue ones are 230mm “adult size” and the green pair are 200mm “child size” chopsticks.

The ad says 「日本の食卓へ!」 (“(Coming) to dinner tables in Japan!”).

I’m not a big enough of a “Star Wars” fan to buy something like this. I prefer to use normal (chopsticks).