Friday, 19 August 2011

Handouts Are Good

When people hand over stuff (pamphlets,  samples and whatnot) while you walk around in Japan, just take it. That's what we learn. Because the stuff that got handed over may be some coupons for cheap eats somewhere or discount on stuff.

Why pay full price of things when you can get it at cheaper price with coupons, right? I scour for it in KL and I do it in Japan too! It helps to lower our food expenses, that's for sure and also it got us to eateries that we wouldn't have tried otherwise.

I kinda miss getting free tissues though. Our tissue bounty last year was a far cry from what we used to get in previous years. Either it's because we went sightseeing at unhip places or the economy was bad for companies to do tissue advertising anymore. And, and where are all those cosmetic samples I used to get when we strolled around Shibuya? Where????!!!!

Used to get freebies when we checked-in at Toyoko-Inn too, but no freebies last year. I miss my free socks!

With the amount of night we checked-in and checked-out at Toyoko-Inn branches, Zaini need not buy socks for a year! LOL

I guess no such luck this year. :(

But as I said, them handouts are gooooood...

32 comments:

  1. Totally Agree! Free handouts are great and those tissues come in real handy while travelling :)

    Japan Australia

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  2. I got tissues and moisturiser samples from Shibuya but I had to ask the sample person for them as they didn't seem to give them to tourists.

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  3. Same here ...got many free tissues & pens

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  4. @Japan Australia,
    They sure are! :)

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  5. @Lisa,
    Well, at least they did give it to you after you asked. ;)

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  6. @Su,
    There was one year, stock tissue free punyerlah banyak (sumer org kasik sapu), takyah beli tissue tangan tu berbulan2 bila balik Malaysia. Kakaka!!!

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  7. I heard that there are people who collect them.
    Interesting.

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  8. @cocomino,
    I guess they find it interesting to keep them. :)

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  9. Lina, was smiling to myself reading this post... used to have a friend here who would go to supermarkets to try out the food samples... no need to pay for lunch, she said...

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  10. @Lrong,
    I have to admit. We did that a few times to save on lunch. I have fond memories of Isetan at Kyoto Sation. XD

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  11. Coupons are always good, I love the McDonalds coupons on my Smartphone.

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  12. @Loathing,
    All those deals are great.

    Us, we stick to the physical deals though. I never bother getting roaming service or rental phones in Japan. xD

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  13. Have you received any free toilet rolls printed with ads in Japan before?
    Funny, you can read the ads before you use it to wipe your arse lah!
    What a strange idea!

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  14. @London Caller,
    Nope. How does one get them? By sending recycling stuff?

    But in a way, it makes sense esp for those who do read while on the john. I know I will read the ad. Before using lah, not after! LOL

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  15. I loveee freebies too, I reckon the tissues are good for collection too, lol!

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  16. @Alice,
    Yup, it sure is. But I'm not that much of a collector. I'm a user! All got used already! LOL

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  17. Handouts are good if they are useful. We get lots of handouts at conventions only to come home to throw them away. No more free tissues? I think I still have some unused from the last time I visited in 2002. :P

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  18. @AVCr8teur,
    They sure are useful.

    I think we still got our stash of handouts from Tokyo Anime Fair in 2006 still safely stashed away somewhere. ;)

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  19. You would be mad to get a rental phone for your short visits here, but considering how often you come, you might be better off buying a phone that you can re-charge while you are here.

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  20. @Loathing,
    Point taken. xD

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  21. Handouts are GREAT!!!
    I keep missing the good ones in Shibuya, while Tokyofashion.com keeps running into free energy drinks and free ice creams. No fair!

    I usually just get tissues, but I'm grateful for those too... Although, I did get a DVD of a VK band the other day, just on the street! haha! ^^)b

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  22. @Ri,
    Free drinks and ice creams. I want those too! And DVDs too. No fair. How come I never encountered these?

    Oh yeah. I don't exactly love in Japan. LOL

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  23. I like freebies! Free tissue, free food, free stuff animals and free ice-creams! :D

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  24. @ristinw,
    Who doesn't love freebies, right?:)

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  25. LOL!! Too used to getting freebies so when you don't get them you want to complain right? Haha!

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  26. @foong,
    unfortunately thats what others will do too. So used to handouts, when it is stopped, people can go riot one.

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  27. When it comes to handouts and freebies how can i even say no, them tissues are indeed useful but i would never say no to make up freebies tho ;-P

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  28. @cuteandcurls,
    The tissues are indeed pretty handy. My most cherished free stuff - a compact mirror. :)

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  29. Wah! Free tissues? I would grab them!

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  30. @Twilight Man,
    Why just take one right? Just ask them to handover the whole basket of tissues. Faster finish their work! LOL

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  31. Now a compact mirror i would cherish that too :) for sentimental value kan :)

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  32. @cuteancurls,
    Sentimental and practical too. :)

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