Japanese Coupon Sites

Posted June 24th, 2011 in Japan 6 Comments »

There are few coupon sites in Japan now, and I’m subscribed to their daily deal emails.  It’s just that Japanese coupon sites offer much better deals than those in Australia.  Australian coupon sites, such as Scoopon, DealMe, LivingSocial etc, offer quite same deals over and over and I’m little bored with them.

I check deals at Groupon and Ponpare at the moment, but I prefer Ponpare.  Their deals are more interesting than those at Groupon.  So far I’ve purchased 4 coupons from Ponpare:  ¥500 worth MacDonald’s voucher for ¥100, 86% off hotel stay at hotel in Osaka Umeda for ¥10000 for two, 80% off skin whitening masks for ¥1050 etc.  These things are what we may actually use!  Groupon’s offers are always discounted hotels, discounted restaurants, and discounted activities.  I like Ponpare because they have lots of free-shipping items on deals and they are pretty cheap, such as more than 50% off on organic shampoo set, electric items, photo print services and fashion items.

Sigh… after checking these interesting offers for hair salon, I wish I were there right now!  Cut, colour, perm, etc etc are so cheap and these salons are pretty well-known.  I’d pay ¥2000 hair colour package without hesitation.

I’m checking these up everyday so that I can use the coupons when we go there 🙂  I’ve ordered several ¥500 worth MacDonald’s vouchers already, so we may be probably spending lots of time at MacDonald’s this time :p


6 Comments on “Japanese Coupon Sites”

  1. 1 Jacquelyn said at 5:01 pm on July 2nd, 2011:

    For hotels use this site : http://yoyaq.com/
    great discount rates around japan…

    i always book my hotels there …. 😛

  2. 2 umepontarou said at 4:42 am on July 3rd, 2011:

    Oh, thanks Jacquelyn ! 😀

  3. 3 zupero said at 6:57 pm on September 4th, 2014:

    Hi there,

    I’m trying to get some hotel coupon deals on ponpare for my trip to japan in october. the problem is i cant read japanese and the entire website is in japanese.

    Are there any other similar english websites that offer such deals or do you know how to change the website language to English (other than using google translate which ends up translating the entire page into funny sentences) hahaha

    thanks heaps!!

  4. 4 umepontarou said at 5:09 pm on September 9th, 2014:

    Hope you got my email! Sorry I couldn’t be any help 🙁

  5. 5 cq said at 3:23 am on December 1st, 2014:

    Hi cq here. Thanks for the great tips! I’m intending to go japan mid December and intend to purchase some of the vouchers as well, unfortunately I can’t read Japanese words. Is there any sites that you could reccommend that’s have English translation? Thanks!

  6. 6 umepontarou said at 9:56 am on December 7th, 2014:

    Hi cq, that’s exciting that you are going to Japan soon!
    I’ve had some queries from few people about Japanese coupon sites that translate in English as well. Unfortunately there seems to be no such sites 🙁
    If you know where you want to go and what you want to eat, sometimes you find a good deal directly from the shop website. And sometimes at the train station and convenience stores you find a booklet of discount coupons for restaurants and spas. Hope you enjoy your trip!

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