Grocery Day: Tuesday Sale.

March 13, 2018 (Tuesday)

In my previous post, here, I mentioned that the grocery shop near my house has a weekly sale every Tuesday, so today I went earlier because I woke up early and I craved for Kaldereta I decided to go out on my pajama and grabbed some stuff. Here are some of the items I’ve got. I didn’t get lots of stuff since I just bought some grocery last Saturday along with my rice supply.

small banana 5 to 6 pcs.  – 88 JPY (95.04 with tax)

big DOLE banana 4 pcs.  – 198 JPY (213.84 with tax)

1 bag of tomato     –  198 JPY (213.84 with tax)

Yakisoba (2)  –  70 JPY (I forgot the exact price because I lost my receipt but I remember I got this on sale as well, the original price of this kind of yakisoba is 120 JY)

1 jar or olives – around 350 JPY (not on sale)

milk tea  –  70 JPY (original price around 120JPY)

butter cookies and choco chips – 88 JPY each = 176 JPY (190.08 with tax)

donuts – 128 JPY

Every Tuesday you can get almost all of the vegetables for 88 JPY, but you have to go early because there’s a lot of people and the supplies won’t last long. I got all the vegetables, except for the eggplant (198 JPY), for 88 JPY instead of their normal price 198 JPY.

I also remember that I still have this gc which I can use to pay for my purchase, but it was too late because I already paid. If you’re going to live Japan, you have to get point cards on every store that you usually go to because you can get points and you can use it to buy something from the store.

However, I dunno if I’ll be happy every time I’m getting this piece of paper, it’s really good because I can get free stuff BUT it only reminds me that I already had spent this amount on FOOD alone. The point system here is you can get 1 point for every 100 JPY that you spent on the store, so every time I reached 500 points it only means I already spent 50,000 JPY on grocery alone. And to think that I didn’t buy my rice supply twice. This is already my fourth gc, 4×500=2,000 JPY (200,000 JPY for 14 months). This amount doesn’t include my daily necessities e.g shampoo, toothbrush, toothpaste, lotion, etc. because I usually buy at Matsumoto Kiyoshi (pharmacy), because it’s way cheaper, it also does not include the food I always get from convenience store, make up, household items (100 Yen shop or Amazon), my online shopping and the money I spent eating out (atleast once a week).

If you can see the receipt above, here’s the explanation:

1,967 (Total)

157 (tax)

2,124 (Total with tax)

10,000 (my money)

7,880 (change)

325 (remaining points)

19 (points received for today’s bill 1,967)

344 (total number of points)

P.S If you happen to live in Japan, do you mind telling me if you find these things cheaper (because I’m really cheap and a hoarder of items on sale) or you find them way too much?





17 thoughts on “Grocery Day: Tuesday Sale.

  1. Wala bang malapit na palengke sayo? Haha! Based on experience lang din, mas mura ang mga gulay sa palengke kesa sa supermarket. Kung kaya mo mamili ng gulay na marami, mag hoard ka. Basta ibalot mo lang sa cling wrap at ilagay sa crisper ng ref, mame-maintain ang freshness nyan 🙂 hirap mag budget mygahd haha. At paborito mo ang kaldereta ah? 🙂

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    1. How I wish may palengke ang Japan 😀 yung kaldereta minsan lang kasi makapagluto lol, pero ang pinakapaborito ko eh pininyahang manok, kaso mahal ang mga sangkap kaya once pa lang ako nakakapagluto dito 🙂

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      1. Hahaha! Ano ba address mo at padalhan kita ng evaporated milk, Php40 lang dito plus pinya malay ko magkano pero wala pang 100 lahat haha. Omg di pala pwede ang 500php ko sa Japan haha. Di ako mabubuhay 😂 sana pala pag may chance, naghohoard ka ng mga ganitong items

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      2. hahahaha andami ko nga dinalang pancit canton, meron naman bilihan malapit dito na mga pinoy food kaso presyong Japan na rin. Halimbawa ang isang pansit canton 120 isa, sardines 150 yung young’s town pa yun, ang UFC ketchup 350-500, ang Piattos 250

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  2. Konnichiwa! Aren-san desu. Kumusta na? Napaisip tuloy ako kung tama ba ginagawa ko. Panay ang punta ko sa convenient store at supermarket. Puro ako gastos dito sa pagkain kahit naluluha ako kung kinukwenta ko sa PHP. Nandito ako sa may bandang Kobe.


      1. Hahaha! Hindi naman talaga. Natututo lang ako sa post mo (at natutuwa). Nanghihinayang lang ako sa pera na ginagamit ko lalo na sa beer na binibili ko sa vendo machine.


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