you know with the money i spent on the dan certificates, i still have not figured out how to get a free cup of coffee at the local starbuck. or even get a discount for towing when my car broke down, similar to the AAA discount. definitely couldn't get a free donut hole. there is something very wrong about the idea of paying for holes.
i don't know about you folks, but my vote on the benefits of the aikikai improvement would be getting some sort of worldwide discount at various coffee and donut shops. those stuffs help my aiki immensely. extra bonus if we could get some movie rental discount too.
ps, did anyone even get a free T-shirt for all the money you sent to honbu? just wondering because i have been waiting for mine for awhile. must be slow postal service.