McDonald’s and NTT Docomo launch mobile payments promo in Japan

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DEALS ON MEALS: McDonald’s in Japan is promoting mobile payments

Customers of fast food chain McDonald’s will get a 3% discount on purchases made at 3,000 locations across Japan when they use mobile network operator NTT Docomo’s iD mobile payment platform from December 1. Diners using Docomo credit cards will also earn extra credit points and a loyalty program will operate at McDonald’s branches in Tokyo.

“From December 1 to March 31, 2016, customers at McDonald’s who pay via Docomo’s iD mobile payment platform with a D Card, D Card Gold, D Card Mini, DCMX or DCMX Gold will receive a 3% discount on the purchase when settling their monthly bill,” the carrier says.

“Furthermore, customers at McDonald’s will receive an additional 1% credit point for paying with any of Docomo’s credit cards. As a result, McDonald’s customers who make iD mobile payments with any of Docomo’s credit cards will receive a total benefit of up to 5%. As a special promotion from December 1 to 31, the benefit will rise to up to 8% for iD payments made with any of Docomo’s credit cards.”

Customers at 100 branches of McDonald’s in Tokyo can also earn loyalty points by presenting their Docomo card to a cashier. The points can be redeemed at McDonald’s and other participating retailers or used when paying for Docomo services.

“Going forward, Docomo and McDonald’s Japan plan to implement additional initiatives under their new partnership, such as distributing D Point cards at McDonald’s restaurants and Docomo shops to attract new D Point Club members,” the mobile network adds.

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