It's that time of the year again where people flock to a cozy Starbucks Coffee branch, have a break from all the stress and have a sip of coffee or Frappuccino even. And not just that, it's been an annual tradition at Starbucks to have a promo where people collect stickers through their coffee purchases to redeem a limited edition planner after a certain number of stickers during the -ber months in the Philippines.
And it's for a good cause too. Not only you receive a nice planner, you also help thousands of Filipino children in remote barangays receive early childhood care and education.
Presenting the Starbucks 2013 planner. This years's planner is bigger than last year's and has a nice minimalist approach to it. At first glance, you'd think that it's just a plain black cover. But if you'd look closely, there are patterns at the side. This is just the cover part (or more like an outer case) that can also serve as a protector for the main planner inside.
There are three available colors. The black version (which is this one), and a white and green version too. Originally, I wanted the green one since I'm from LaSalle haha! but I can't really decide because I also want the white one since it looks classy. Last year, I got all 6 available designs. Hahaha!
I was really pressured when I was already claiming the planner so I said black on impulse. I don't know if I have regrets since it looks nice but if I can, I might collect stickers again and claim another planner, either the green or white one. Now on to the review!
Once you open it, you'll see a magnetic Starbucks cup bookmark. It's very convenient especially when you need to remember something important on a specific page in the planner.
If you flip the pages really fast, you'd notice this animated mug on the bottom part of the pages inside and it would fill up 'til the last page. That's a nice touch too!
I like how they made it more personal, as if the planner's your buddy. It's also nice that Starbucks put mini activities every month. So it's not just a planner. It can be your diary too!
I really like the magnetic seal at the side of the planner because it seals it properly and perfectly.
Of course who wouldn't miss the free coupons that come with it. For me, the coupons this year are much better since you get more from it. And the design is nicer too! And the friendly messages on the front are adorable.
This year, they added 3 extra coupons! How generous! But I won't show what they are so you should get the planner to find out. All in all, the Starbucks 2013 planner is worth getting since it's important for a busy person just like me. I want to organize the events, assignments and other little things in my life so that I wouldn't miss them.
And because of purchasing this planner, I get to help children have a better life. It's always nice to share your blessings, and not just when it's Christmas. That's it for my review. I'm gonna take good care of this planner. Have a wonderful year everyone!