McDonalds bargains in Japan

16 Oct

From yesterday (2010 October 15) until next Thursday (2010 October 21), McDonalds in Japan are giving away free cups of coffee for one hour each day this week from 6:00PM – 7:00PM.

McDonalds Japan also has a number of “¥100 Menu” and “¥120 Menu” items that include such deals as a hamburger, small coffee and ice cream for ¥100 each and things like a cheeseburger for ¥120.
Well, starting last month, a new item has been added to the ¥100 Menu…a small size 「マックシェイク・バナナ」 (“Banana Milkshake”).

バナナ マックシェイク (Banana Milkshake)

I remember the Banana Milkshake was on the menu at McDonalds Japan about six years ago…and now, starting last month, it’s back on the menu.

Does McDolads in your country offer Banana Milkshakes? Have you tried one? What did you think of it?

Also, McDonalds Japan is currently offering four new chicken sandwiches…one at a time.
These sandwiches are collectively called “iCon’ Chicken”.
The current one is 「チーズフォンデュ」 (“Cheese Fondue”).

In late October, the “iCon’ Chicken” will be changed to “German Sausage”, then in early November it’ll be “Diavolo”, then in late October they’ll sell the “Carbonara”.

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edit: Please click here to read a comment I added to this post about McDonalds coupons.

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17 Responses to “McDonalds bargains in Japan”

  1. tokyo5 October 17, 2010 at 1:48 am #

    Since this post is about bargains at McDonalds in Japan, I was going to explain how to use “McDonalds cell-phone coupons”.
    And also “Discount coffee tickets”.

    I use both anytime I eat at McDonalds. I can get various menu items at a discount with the cell-phone coupons. And with the coffee tickets, I can buy “all-you-can-drink” coffee for only ¥30 (about U.S. 50 cents).

    But it’s not easy to explain how to get the cell-phone coupons or the coffee tickets…and they’re all in Japanese.

    Have you ever used either of them in Japan? Does McDonalds have a similar system in other countries?

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  2. Bryn October 16, 2010 at 5:18 pm #

    I remember Baskin Robbins had banana w/ peanut butter ice cream when I was kid, it was my favorite (later replaced by chocolate w/ peanut butter)! Can’t wait to try the McD’s shake! The chicken fondue sounds yummy too!

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    • tokyo5 October 17, 2010 at 1:17 am #

      >Baskin Robbins had banana w/ peanut butter ice cream…later replaced by chocolate w/ peanut butter

      I’ve never tried either of those flavors (but, then again, I don’t eat ice cream (or sweets in general) often).

      >Can’t wait to try the McD’s shake! The chicken fondue sounds yummy too!

      You should try them both soon then…they’re only temporary menu items.

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  3. RattRocker October 16, 2010 at 1:49 pm #

    That banana milkshake looks good, too bad mcdonalds here doesn’t have one, and I am not a big fan of cheesy stuff (like fondu), I think banana isn’t a popular flavor here for milkshake sor ice cream for some reason, I like it though

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    • tokyo5 October 17, 2010 at 1:14 am #

      >too bad mcdonalds here (in the U.S.) doesn’t have one

      McDonalds in Japan has many more menu items than McDonalds in the U.S. (many are often just temporary though).

      >I think banana isn’t a popular flavor here (the U.S.)

      In Japan, you can buy “Banana Milk” at convenience stores.

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      • RattRocker October 17, 2010 at 1:26 am #

        I have had banana milk here, it is sold by nesquik along with strawberry and chocolate milk, but the banana milk is a lot less common

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      • RattRocker October 17, 2010 at 1:26 am #

        another good milkshake flavor is pineapple, have youe ever had a pineapple milkshake?

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      • tokyo5 October 17, 2010 at 1:31 am #

        >banana milk is a lot less common

        In Japan too.

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      • tokyo5 October 17, 2010 at 1:32 am #

        >have youe ever had a pineapple milkshake?

        No, I haven’t. Where did you try that? At McDonalds?

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      • RattRocker October 18, 2010 at 3:47 am #

        No, it was at this drive in place in Montana but it was SOOO good, it has pineapple chunks and it wa sprobably the best milkshake I ahve ever had, Coconut milkshakes are also pretty good.

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      • tokyo5 October 18, 2010 at 11:43 pm #

        >Coconut milkshakes are also pretty good.

        I’m not a big fan of coconut.

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  4. Blue Shoe October 16, 2010 at 8:26 am #

    Cheese Fondue? Don’t recall seeing that one.

    I’m psyched about the banana shake, though – banana is one of my favorite flavors.

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    • tokyo5 October 17, 2010 at 1:11 am #

      >Cheese Fondue? Don’t recall seeing that one.

      Really? You haven’t seen the TV commercials or anything?

      Anyways, it will be changed to the “German Sausage” sandwich soon.

      >banana is one of my favorite flavors.

      Have you ever tried the “Tokyo Banana” snack?

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      • Blue Shoe October 19, 2010 at 7:57 am #

        I don’t watch much TV here – my reception is pretty horrible.

        Yeah, Tokyo Banana is great. =)

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      • tokyo5 October 19, 2010 at 3:35 pm #

        Don’t you have an antennae on your roof?
        I’ve never heard of anyone not having good TV reception in Japan before.

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  5. Blue Shoe October 16, 2010 at 1:17 am #

    That banana milkshake caught my eye. Maybe I’ll try it this week.

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    • tokyo5 October 16, 2010 at 1:33 am #

      Yeah, it’s good. I had one six years ago when McDonalds Japan had them the first time, and again a couple of weeks ago.

      The Cheese Fondue chicken sandwich is good too. Have you tried it?

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