Katya and I are regular customers of a sushi chain-restaurant by Kofu, “Nigiri no Tokube“, with a rotational belt for sushi plates, not very expensive, but not too much “automated”.
At the restaurant, Thursday’s a tuna day (tuna is our favorite as of everybody), and all tuna plates are cheap. Plus, on the 19th, they give customers a 19% discount coupon, which is valid within a month. Today is Thursday the 19th, so why not go?
Everybody knows sushi, so instead of sharing our pleasure this evening, I give you tips to save money.
When the payment came, the price was 4,084 yen. I showed an internet coupon printed out at home. That gave us 10% discount.
Then I used free restaurant tickets delivered to stockholders of the company. I used three 1000-yen tickets.
I am not a stockholder, so I actually purchased them at Yahoo auction. The price was 15,000 yen for 20,000-yen worth tickets.
Even for the rest of some 600 yen, I did not use cash. I used an “Edy card”, a major prepaid card in Japan. For deposit to my ANA Edy card, the money is withdrawn from my Delta card. Each 100-yen withdrawal allows me 1 mile for Delta flights. For the Edy card, every 200-yen purchase produces 1 mile for ANA flights.
I have an ATOM card, or the company point card. They put points on my card, too. 1 point = ca. 1 yen (it depends on how many points you keep).
Therefore, for the charge of 4,084 yen, I practically paid ca. 2,870 yen. I earned 6 miles for Delta, 3 miles for ANA, and 6 ATOM points.
The 19% discount coupon will be used next time. But most of all, we enjoyed good sushi, especially a good quality of tuna.