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Lawson now giving customers who bring their own tumblers an even better discount on coffee drinks

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By Dale Roll, SoraNews24

If you’re someone who always has to stop and get coffee on the way to work, take note. Lawson’s budget-friendly convenience store coffee shop “Machi Cafe”–whose staff insist on handing you your coffee even if you don’t want them to–is now even more wallet-friendly, because they’re offering customers who bring their own travel mug or tumbler an even better discount than usual!

Since the introduction of Machi Cafe in Lawsons around the country in 2011, the company has always offered a decent 10-yen discount to customers who bring their own container in an effort to help reduce their single-use plastic waste. Since 2017, however, they’ve made it their goal to reduce their plastic consumption by 30 percent by 2030, so they have been working to do more to reach that goal.

For instance, in 2019, they switched to selling their iced coffee in a paper cup and replaced the lid with one that doesn’t need a straw. This summer, they’re thanking their customers for helping with that goal by offering a 39-yen discount for coffee fans who bring their own travel mug.

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That beats out Starbucks Japan’s 20-yen discount (which is normally better than Lawson’s usual discount, though Lawson’s coffee is generally cheaper anyway), so if you’re addicted to coffee but on a budget, Lawson is the place to go. The discount applies to both hot and cold coffee and latte drinks (excluding the mega size, which does not count for the normal tumbler discount, either).

They’re calling it the “Thank you” discount (because 3=san and 9=kyu, adding up to sankyu), but it won’t be around for long; this nice benefit will only last until August 30, so get your coffee fill while you can! You can even bring your favorite Starbucks travel mug; don’t worry, no one will judge you.

Source: Oricon News via Livedoor News via Otacom, Lawson

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Do we want people bringing their own tumblers into conbini during this pandemic?

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Yes! @CP - Aren’t you also tired of all the ‘unwashed’ oyaji (yet urine-sterilized) fingers, “fresh” from the toire, rummaging through the lids?

@CommodorePerry 7:39am: “Do we want people bringing their own tumblers into conbini during this pandemic?”

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SanKyu” Lawson. - Looking forward to it!

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snowymountainhellToday  08:15 am JST

Yes! @CP - Aren’t you also tired of all the ‘unwashed’ oyaji (yet urine-sterilized) fingers, “fresh” from the toire, rummaging through the lids?

Vivid imagery!

Actually, I am a 7-11 conbini coffee guy, but thanks for the reminder to avoid Lawson!!

In some stores in some States in the US, supermarkets won't let people bring in recyclable bags, so I don't know where this bring your own tumbler thing came from. Well, yes zI do.

-3 ( +2 / -5 )

Do we want people bringing their own tumblers into conbini during this pandemic?

It's bringing but not sharing, genious..

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KentarogaijinToday  08:23 am JST

It's bringing but not sharing, genious..

Oh, so customers just bring their tumblers and do what, show them around to everyone? No. The guy behind the counter will touch all those different tumblers and share the germs amongst the others.

genius

-5 ( +3 / -8 )

More ‘an actuality’ here in Japan than just “Vivid imagery!@CP 8:20a. That time-honored custom is NOW universally extended to ALL kombini across Japan, 7/11, FamiMa, etc.

“Please Enjoy Your Coffee” wherever You choose.

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@Commodore Perry

Oh, so customers just bring their tumblers and do what, show them around to everyone? No. The guy behind the counter will touch all those different tumblers and share the germs amongst the others.

This implies that the guy behind the counter has only sterile cups without any bacteria and his hands are also completely sterile the moment he touches the cups.

It doesn't matter whether the customer brings a sterile cup and gives him "infected" money, or whether he brings a dirty cup and gives him sterile money.

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Robert CikkiToday  01:45 pm JST

> This implies that the guy behind the counter has only sterile cups without any bacteria and his hands are also completely sterile the moment he touches the cups.

Snowy covered this:

snowymountainhellToday  08:15 am JST

Yes! @CP - Aren’t you also tired of all the ‘unwashed’ oyaji (yet urine-sterilized) fingers, “fresh” from the toire, rummaging through the lids?

> Robert CikkiToday  01:45 pm JST

It doesn't matter whether the customer brings a sterile cup and gives him "infected" money, or whether he brings a dirty cup and gives him sterile money.

Not sure what you mean here. Money isn't exchanged by hand anymore at the conbini I go to. But if someone brings their own cup, gives it to the guy, and then the guy touches sterile cups and gives those to someone else---that's a Nono.

-5 ( +0 / -5 )

Better for decreasing the single-use plastics which is killing our oceans.

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The provided cups are no longer sterilised the moment they are picked up by a staff member.

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zichiToday  01:53 pm JST

The provided cups are no longer sterilised the moment they are picked up by a staff member.

Right--as discussed three posts and ten posts up,

-4 ( +0 / -4 )

ni (Near) zero for me. I make my own coffee at home. Really not that hard to do.

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commodore:

Do we want people bringing their own tumblers into conbini during this pandemic?

I don't know about you, but I am not in the habit of grabbing strangers' tumblers and using them. Pandemic or not.

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Pukey2Today  06:56 pm JST

I don't know about you, but I am not in the habit of grabbing strangers' tumblers and using them. Pandemic or not.

Right, We are on the same tune here.

What are these people doing going to conbini anyway? They should be staying home.

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The problem is, Lawson's coffee..................sucks.

I TRIED to like it, as Lawson's is closer to my house than 7-11.

I really tried to force myself to like it.

But their product is horrible.

They could make it 10 yen a cup, and I still would go that extra distance to get my 7-11 coffee instead.

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They could make it 10 yen a cup, and I still would go that extra distance to get my 7-11 coffee instead.

Yup! 7-11 is far better.

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