This article is based on the Japanese version of Engadget and was created by machine translation.
'The Point Reward Project for Consumers using Cashless Payment' will start on October 1. For a limited time until June 30 of next year, if you pay by LINE Pay, PayPay, Suica or various credit cards, you will get 5% or 2% reward points. The following is a summary of the report.
Eligible are small and medium-sized stores with 'cashless reward points' displays
Stores that accept cashless point rewards are limited to small and medium-sized stores with the following "cashless reward points" stickers or posters, franchised stores under major chains (Convenience stores, etc.), and small e-commerce sites that operate on e-commerce malls such as Amazon and Rakuten. Payment at large stores such as major supermarkets is not covered.
The return ratio is 5% for small and medium-sized stores and 2% for franchised stores under major chains. The rate of return is indicated on the display at the store.
In addition, the government has prepared a smartphone application (iOS
) that can list applicable stores. You can also check the applicable stores on the map from the browser.
Suica and other transportation electronic money require to register beforehand
Many non-transportation-related cashless payment methods, such as credit cards, LINE Pay, and PayPay, allow you to receive reward points without having to prepare in advance.
You need to pay attention to transportation electronic money such as Suica, Pasmo and ICOCA. In case of Suica, you need to register JRE Point
, and in case of Pasmo, you need to register beforehand from this website
There are seven types of e-money for transportation: Suica (Details)
, PASMO (Details)
, manaca (※ Partial response, details)
, ICOCA (Details)
, nimoca (Details)
, SUGOCA (Details)
, and PiTaPa (Details)
. TOICA of JR Central, Kitaka of JR Hokkaido and Hayakaken of Fukuoka City Transportation Bureau are not participating.
Convenience stores offer immediate 2% discount
At four major convenience stores (7-Eleven, Lawson, FamilyMart and Ministop), which have a return rate of 2%, returns will become irregular, and each payment service provider will respond with "Immediate 2% discount" rather than point returns. For this reason, you don't have to wait for the payment provider to return the points.
Below is a list of e-money and credit card reward details. It is necessary to pay attention because the upper limit and the method of return are different for each company.
▼List of major electronic money reward details
▲PASMO, Suica, manaca, ICOCA
▲LINE Pay, PayPay, Origami Pay
▲Rakuten Pay, merpay, au Pay
▼List of major credit card reward details
▲UC CARD, Rakuten Card, American Express
▲AEON CARD, Orico Card, SAISON CARD
▲JCB CARD, JACCS CARD, TS CUBIC CARD
▲MUFG CARD, DC CARD, NICOS CARD, SMBC VISA CARD
This article is based on the Japanese version of Engadget and was created by machine translation. The Japanese edition of Engadget does not guarantee the accuracy or reliability of this article.