Thursday, November 29, 2012

Inside The Starbucks 2013 Planner

I had been collecting the Starbucks planner since college. Before, you had to consume more than 20 beverages before you can get the planner. So you could just imagine that I was able to get mine by January or mid-February because I was still living on my allowance back then.

Eventually, I stopped collecting for a couple of years because I decided to try the Belle du Jour planner. I was also fortunate to receive the BDJ planner as a birthday gift back then.

Some people say that it's impractical to get this planner since the coffee is quite expensive. To be honest, it goes to charity and at least I did one good deed for the year. HUR HUR.

This year's mechanics state you can get the planner after buying 9 Holiday drinks and 7 Core Beverages. Mostly I got Peppermint Mocha Frappucino for my Holiday Beverages and Lime Cooler with extra shot of mint for the Core Beverage. 17 cups of coffee later, I was able to get my fat grubby paws on the Starbucks 2013 planner.

Let's have a look, shall we?

The last sticker was courtesy of my boss since we had free Starbucks drinks courtesy of the client. Thanks TL Red!

Nice background, eh? Sorry, but I couldn't think of a better background than my bigass pillow and another pillow with doggie pillowcase in my bed.

I got the black planner since, well, I've always been a rockstar wannabe and black is just awesome.

Starbucks planner collectors always know that they always ALWAYS come with a bookmark. The 2013 comes with a magnet bookmark in the shape of their to-go coffee cup. Way better compared to the 2012 "organic" planner, IMHO.

THIS! This is what got me so enthusiastic to get the 2013 promo, to the point that I got it before December 2012 even started. I've always been O.C. when it comes to my to-do lists and schedule, so I like it that the monthly view has actual SPACE to write in!

Weekly view.... much MUCH better compared to the 2012 version. To be honest, it reminds me of the handsome-looking 2008 planner when it comes to the space you get.

And yes, I know I need to get a manicure. This week, I promise. Let me do my laundry first.

The artwork is really adorbs! If you notice on the lower right hand corner of each page, it starts out as a drop of coffee which eventually as you get to the end of the year it becomes a steaming mug of java. Sorry, I'm just a sucker for cutesy kitschy stuff even at the age of 30.

Postcard... see? Very 2008 planner, ain't it?

Coupons... of course. Who doesn't love freebies?

So there you have it. I think the 2013 planner will get more mileage from me this year compared to the 2012 planner which ended up just staying at home after the first quarter of the year because it was so hard writing on a planner that's wood-bound.