There are a number of free magazines in Saitama and most have a coupon or two, but MOTECO is one of the best with lots of great coupons as well as information. As they say themselves; “The book is full of coupon n jobs”. There are literally dozens of pages of coupons divided by categories such as “gourmet”, “car life”, “beauty” and more. The magazine is in Japanese only, but with many pictures and URLs it may still be useful to non-Japanese speakers.
The magazine is printed by region, so the coupons are relevant to that particular region. My local MOTECO is for the Kawagoe – Tokorozawa area, which includes Sakado and Higashi-matsuyama. The coupons are usually limited to the month of the issue, but there is an issue every month and often the coupons are repeated. Most of the coupons are limited to the area for restaurants, beauticians, hairdressers, car services and other services and attractions in that general area. Even chain stores coupons are specific to the area, such as the current Subway coupons that stipulate only for use in Kawagoe and Wakaba branches. Each month, they have a monthly half price feature for a specific restaurant or service.
As well as great coupons, they also have monthly features with information on events, news, cinema, leisure, weddings, restaurants and food. The latter usually includes some seasonal recipes. This month’s leisure feature is a selection of places to enjoy “Ohanami”, cherry blossom viewing, in Saitama.
You can pick up your FREE copy of MOTECO in most Tsutaya and Welcia branches as well as some train stations and malls. Disclaimer: I have no affiliation to this company in anyway!