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In this issue, I will explain how the Shinjuku City Government’s “Ganbarou! Shinjuku Support Campaign,” which is a campaign by Shinjuku City to save money with cashless payment.
- Ganbarou! Shinjuku Support Campaign
- Information on stores that are actually running the campaign
Ganbarou! Shinjuku Support Campaign
What is the Shinjuku Support Campaign?
This is a special campaign run by Shinjuku City, where you can get up to 25% points back if you make a cashless payment with PayPay, Rakuten Pay, d-pay, or auPay at participating stores in Shinjuku City.
However, there are some products and services that are not eligible for this campaign, so please check with the store for details.
Purchases of items similar to money certificates (stamps, stamps, postcards, QUO cards, various types of gift certificates, etc.), courier fees, utility bill payments, storage agency services, and various types of electronic money recharges and purchases are not covered.
Which stores are eligible?
Eligible stores are small and medium-sized businesses and individual stores in the retail, restaurant, and service industries in Shinjuku City that have introduced one of the four cashless payment methods mentioned above.
Eligible stores will have campaign posters and stickers in their stores during the campaign period.
How long is the campaign?
September 1, 2022 (Thursday) – September 30, 2022 (Friday)
The campaign will end when the maximum redemption amount (500 million yen equivalent) is reached, even during the campaign period.
What is the maximum grant limit?
There are four payment providers (PayPay, Rakuten Pay, d-pay, and auPay), and the maximum amount of reward is 2,000 yen per payment per payment provider, up to a total of 5,000 yen during the period.
What this means is.
- You can get up to 8,000 yen per purchase and get 2,000 yen back in points when you spend 8,000 yen.
- If you make a purchase of 8,000 yen, you will receive 2,000 yen back in points.
Since this is per payment provider, if you use all four payment providers’ 25% reduction eligibility, you can get 25% reduction on up to 80,000 yen of purchases and get 20,000 yen back in points.
This is a great deal.
When are the redeemed points awarded? What is the expiration date?
PayPay will grant PayPay points 30 days after the day following the payment. Points will not expire.
Rakuten Pay will grant Rakuten Points by the end of November. Points will not expire.
auPay points will be credited to your au PAY balance by the end of October. Points will not expire.
d-pay is scheduled to grant d-points until around the end of October. Points will not expire.
PayPay seems to be the fastest way to get points. Rakuten seems to take the longest time to receive points.
Information on stores that are actually running the campaign
I actually walked around Shinjuku Station and surveyed stores with campaign posters. I also introduced some restaurants where I actually ate and drank.
I entered this restaurant for lunch.
The restaurant is located toward the west exit of Shinjuku Station and was open for lunch.
All lunch menus are available for less than 1,000 yen.
Moreover, 90% of the customers were men in suits, as they were served a hearty meal with free refills of rice and miso soup.
I had the Karaage set meal, which was crispy and the meat was tender and delicious.
I think this restaurant is great for smokers because you can smoke here.
The only payment method that was applicable to the campaign was PayPay.
Izakaya time: 11:00 – 24:00
(L.O. 23:00, Drink L.O. 23:30)
Taiwan Sweet Shop
Located on the second floor of Ain’s Torpe near the east exit of Shinjuku Station, this store mainly offers Taiwanese sweets.
Tapioca, bean-flavored flowers, Taiwanese shaved ice, etc. are available.
We actually had mango shaved ice at this restaurant.
The shaved ice was fluffy and delicious with mango on top. The tapioca was warm, so I ate the shaved ice and had tapioca as a chopstick break.
The only payment method that was eligible for the campaign was PayPay.
＜Hours of Operation>
11:00 – 22:00
(Takeout L.O. 21:50 / In-store dining L.O. 21:00)
Restaurants around Shinjuku Station
Although I did not actually eat or receive service from these restaurants, I would like to introduce some of the restaurants that had posters for the campaign.
Yakitoriya Sumire Shinjuku Nishiguchi Branch
This is a yakitori restaurant located in Shinjuku West Exit.
PayPay and d-payment are available for the campaign.
Weekdays 17:00-23:30 (Lo.22:30)
Weekends and holidays: 16:00-23:30 (Lo.22:30)
Ardent Bar Don-chan Shinjuku
This izakaya is famous for its hormone skewers. (Open for lunch).
Only PayPay can be used for the campaign.
11:00 – 5:00
Open on Sundays and irregular holidays
Japanese Restaurant Ippo Shinjuku Nishiguchi
This is a Japanese private room izakaya and they purchase fish directly from Tsukiji market.
PayPay and auPay are available for the campaign.
11:00 – 2:00 the next day
Open on Sunday
Yottekoya Shinjuku South Exit Store
This is a ramen restaurant that has been in Shinjuku for 21 years.
They seem to be a restaurant that is particular about their chicken gara tonkotsu (pork bone) soup.
PayPay and Rakuten Pay are available for the campaign.
Open all year round
This restaurant is close to both Shinjuku South and East Exits.
You can enjoy grilled skewers wrapped with pork belly.
Only PayPay can be used for the campaign payment.
Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and holidays
Numazu Port Shinjuku Main Store
This is a conveyor-belt sushi restaurant near Shinjuku East, Southeast, and South Exits.
It used to be located in the basement, but seems to have moved to the ground level.
Only PayPay can be used for the campaign.
Close 23:00 (last order 22:30)
There are still many stores that I haven’t introduced yet, so I will do the second part of the “Shinjuku Support Campaign” in the next article! Please look forward to it★
In this issue, “Ganbarou! Shinjuku Support Campaign” was explained.
We found that PayPay is the most accepted method of payment at most of the stores we surveyed.
Since this campaign is limited by payment providers, if you can use a payment method other than PayPay, it would be better to use a payment method other than PayPay and pay with PayPay at stores where only PayPay is available.
In September, there are consecutive holidays, and the weather is becoming easier to go out.
I would be happy if this blog makes you think about visiting Shinjuku City, or if you are interested in this store, or if you want to visit Shinjuku even though you cannot go during the campaign period.