One coin cola at McD’s

27 Jun

Last Friday, McDonald’s in Japan began a campaign for the hot weather of summer.

From now until Thursday, 2011 August 18, all 炭酸ドリンク (carbonated soft drinks) will only cost ¥100 (about US$1.24) for any size (small, medium or large).

So, if you’re in Japan and you like Coca-Cola, Coca-Cola Zero, Canada Dry, Fanta Grape Soda, or 「Qoo すっきり白ブドウ」 (“Qoo White Grape Soda” with 20% juice) you can buy any of them at McDonalds for “one coin”.

Personally, I like the ¥120 (about US$1.49) free refill hot coffee at McDonald’s Japan. Actually though, I get the coffee even cheaper! I often pick up some McDonald’s discount coffee tickets for only ¥50 at one of the many “discount ticket shops” in Japan.

7 Responses to “One coin cola at McD’s”

  1. tokyo5 January 6, 2013 at 6:47 pm #

    This month (2013 January), McDonalds in Japan is guaranteeing that every customers’ lunchtime order are filled in sixty seconds or less.

    This month, if your lunchtime order isn’t filled before the one-minute hourglass on the counters of McDonalds in Japan runs out of sand, you will be given a coupon for a free burger!


  2. musings June 29, 2011 at 4:56 pm #

    Thank you for all these good hints, especially with our dollar not doing very well.


    • tokyo5 June 30, 2011 at 1:17 am #

      Well, you’re going to visit Japan next Spring…so this particular campaign will have ended. But McDonalds often has specials.

      I know many ways to save money in Japan…at restaurants, on trains, at movies, museums, and amusement parks, etc.


  3. Roderick Cardwell June 29, 2011 at 9:59 am #

    Here in Canada it is also $1.00can (plus .13 for the tax man) for any size (including extra large) and you do not have to buy anything else. Most location have fill your own cup, so refills are free as well.


    • tokyo5 June 30, 2011 at 1:09 am #

      >Here in Canada it is also $1.00can (plus .13 for the tax man) for any size (including extra large)

      Oh, that’s cheap. One Canadian dollar is about ¥83 (according to an online currency convertor).
      But is the sales tax rate 13% there? So high! (CAN$1.13 = about ¥93)
      When I came to Japan, the sales tax was 3% but it was raised to the current 5% about fifteen years ago. They’re considering raising it again though. 😦

      One nice thing about prices in Japan is that the price shown is “tax included”…so the ¥100 for soft drinks at McDonalds in Japan includes tax.

      >you do not have to buy anything else.

      It’s the same here.

      >Most location have fill your own cup,

      Japanese fast-food places don’t do that.


  4. tokyo5 June 29, 2011 at 12:33 am #

    >hamburgers were 50 cents

    I just checked the McDonalds website. It says that in the mid-1960s, US$0.50 was enough for a hambuger, milkshake, and fries!

    Back then, a hamburger itself cost only US15¢ (US$0.15)! So cheap!

    How much does a hamburger cost in America now?

    How about a large cola? (As I mentioned in this post, in Japan, McDonalds soft drinks are currently reduced in price to ¥100 (aboutUS$1.24)).


  5. Mom June 28, 2011 at 1:59 pm #

    McDonalds has been around for a long time now. They must be doing something right. I remember when I was in High School and the first McD’s opened in our town so you know that was a long time ago! My brother had just gotten his driver’s license and he also loved hamburgers -they were his favorite food so you can imagine how happy he was when the first one opened and he had his car and he went to eat there every chance he could. One Saturday he asked me and a friend to go with him and from then on, I started my love w/ hamburgers and fries. also if I remember correctly hamburgers were 50 cents so we could eat as often as we wanted. That was the beginning of my experience w/ MacD’s.


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