When visiting Korea on a budget, you don’t need to worry about spending a lot on souvenirs – specifically Kpop items! In fact, you can get Kpop or Kdrama items for free. Here are some ideas…
At Incheon Airport, you can get the “Airstar Magazine” for free! You can find them at the food court (where I got both)… I got the one with Jang Dong Gun on the cover in 2010 and the one with Beast just two weeks ago ;p
At the convenience store, find beverages with your favorite stars on the container like this Caffe Bene coffee with Jang Geun Seuk on one side and Kim Hee Sun on the other side. Sunny, a carbonated beverage brand, features Big Bang on their bottles. A few years ago, the idol group Shinee was on the wrapper of Busheo-Busheo…
Visit movie theaters like Lotte Cinema, CGV and Megabox and find brochures of the movies currently and soon to be shown. I get one or two whenever I visit the theaters… You don’t really need to watch the movie but going to the cinema in Seoul is an experience by itself.
Visit Myeongdong and check the cosmetics and clothing shops. Check out the catalogs that are available for free! I got “The Face Shop” featuring Kim Hyung Joon in Myeongdong.
I love the Basic House catalog with Won Bin! In my book, he’s one of the handsomest Koreans ever!
I got all these postcards for free while checking the stores in Myeongdong! I have more of them but they are stored somewhere.
If you’re a Super Junior fan, you should eat Kyochon chicken. Oh even if you’re not a Suju fan, you should try Korean fried chicken (KFC?)… Kyochon’s garlic chicken is one of my favorites! Plus you get this paper bag with the famous idol group.
Do you have other ideas on how to get free Kpop souvenirs?