Another day, another adventure. Today’s discovery was that some convenience stores not yet listed in the CASHLESS iOS map app are already working for 2% instant rebates but and some listed stores are not. There are 2 Daily Yamazaki stores near my office. One was listed but only for Rakuten Edy e-money and nothing else, the other Daily Yamazaki store was not listed at all and did not have a red CASHLESS logo on the store window.
I thought the new POS was set up for the new CASHLESS rebate program, which I mentioned to the Obasan. She answered with a smile, “the machine is new but the person running it is still old.” I paid with Apple Pay Suica and the transaction tax rate was 8% (the food rate) however because Daily Yamazaki is apparently not on the instant rebate grid yet, the 2% rebate is not calculated, or at least does not show on the receipt. On my way home I purchased items at FamilyMart which is not listed for Suica but offers instant 2% cashless rebates.
Until things are sorted out, always check the store door for the CASHLESS banner and supported CASHLESS rebate payment methods. And be sure to check your receipt.