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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22 Responses to “Free coffee”

  1. Sir Pent August 27, 2009 at 2:36 am #

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    • tokyo5 August 28, 2009 at 12:12 am #

      >I enjoy anything that takes the piss out of Gene.

      Did you see the “Gene Simmons Roast” on MTV?
      I watched some of it on YouTube. Now that was funny.

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  2. Sir Pent August 26, 2009 at 2:49 am #

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    • tokyo5 August 26, 2009 at 10:42 pm #

      Sorry, I looked at it. My impression was…”what’s the point?”

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  3. Sir Pent August 25, 2009 at 11:56 pm #

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    Did that make sense?

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    • tokyo5 August 26, 2009 at 12:14 am #

      I see what you’re saying.

      And I’ll check out your new song.

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  4. Sir Pent August 25, 2009 at 6:18 am #

    I like Starbuck’s coffee, but I just think it’s overpriced.

    Like a lot of things in the US (& I’m sure a lot of places around the world), it became trendy to drink. So people paid ridiculous prices so they could show that they were drinking Starbucks. When the economy crashed, they could no longer justify $5 for a coffee and turned to Dunkin Donuts…who offered the same things at 70% of the price.

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    • tokyo5 August 25, 2009 at 6:12 pm #

      >the same things at 70% of the price

      I bet it isn’t the “same thing”…but “real” coffee (unlike what Starbucks sells). 😉

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  5. Tornadoes28 August 22, 2009 at 2:22 am #

    My Mother-in-Law likes Starbucks. There are none in her small hometown. When I visit we drive a short distance to a mall in Utsunomiya where there is one and have coffee there. I don’t mind Starbucks too much.

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    • tokyo5 August 22, 2009 at 3:05 am #

      To me, Starbucks isn’t “coffee”. It’s expensive hot chocolate.

      Maybe I don’t enjoy the taste because I don’t have much of a “sweet tooth”.

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  6. Tornadoes28 August 22, 2009 at 1:45 am #

    Back here in the States, Dunkin Donuts is also becoming a powerful purveyor of coffee. The era of Starbucks appears to be over.

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    • tokyo5 August 22, 2009 at 2:14 am #

      Dunkin’ Donuts was in Japan years ago…but their donuts were too sweet for Japanese taste. They couldn’t compete with the very popular Mr. Donut in Japan, and had to close their shops here.

      Starbucks busiest store is the 渋谷店 (Shibuya, Tokyo branch).

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    • bartman905 August 24, 2009 at 1:56 pm #

      How about Tim Horton’s, is it popular in the US? This is a Canadian company that is popular in Canada of course.

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      • tokyo5 August 24, 2009 at 11:56 pm #

        Never heard of Tim Horton’s.

        Is it good coffee? How’s it taste? Like Starbucks? Or closer to Doutor?

        Expensive?

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  7. Tornadoes28 August 22, 2009 at 12:22 am #

    Starbucks had built a powerful coffee empire. Who would have thought that a burger empire would invade their territory and cause great fear in the Empire of Coffee.

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    • tokyo5 August 22, 2009 at 1:27 am #

      Not just McDonaldsDoutor, Mr. Donuts, even “Mom & Pop coffee shops” sell better coffee at better prices than Starbucks, in my opinion!

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  8. Tornadoes28 August 21, 2009 at 11:37 pm #

    McDonald’s is taking on Starbucks in a full scale coffee war.

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    • tokyo5 August 21, 2009 at 11:53 pm #

      I don’t like Starbucks. Overpriced and overly sweet.
      So, in my opinion, it’s no contest who wins that “war”. 😉

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  9. bartman905 August 21, 2009 at 3:22 pm #

    Wow, didn’t know about the free coffee at McDonalds – thanks. I also heard that McDonalds in Japan have free Wifi. Two good reasons to go there now I guess.

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    • tokyo5 August 21, 2009 at 3:47 pm #

      >didn’t know about the free coffee at McDonalds

      Yeah, most of the advertisements in Japan are in Japanese-only.

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  10. soysaucequeen August 21, 2009 at 12:37 pm #

    Oh………… I did not know here McDonalds sell free coffee~.
    I have never been there in USA. I do not like fast food.
    But I have been McDonalds in Germany a few years ago, and that taste was so bad.
    I do not know that you can imagine the difference about egg taste between Japan and other countries.
    I am in USA now and I can say egg taste is terrible here anyway. I miss real egg which I can eat raw.

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    • tokyo5 August 21, 2009 at 12:55 pm #

      I don’t eat alot of fast-food alot either…but I like McDonalds‘ ¥100 / ¥120 menu.

      I never noticed that eggs taste different in other countries.
      But I like the many foods in Japan with egg, even raw sometimes, on it.

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