7 reasons why you’d want the 2018 Starbucks planner

It’s that time of the year again and everyone is waiting to see what features will come with the new 2018 Starbucks planner! You need not wait any longer. I’m giving you the sneak peek tour so you can already decide which one you’ll go for.

Starbucks' two planner designs

The mechanics for the planner are the same as last year’s. There are eighteen (18) stickers to collect (9 from any handcrafted core beverage and 9 from featured holiday beverages). The collection period for the stickers is from November 2, 2017 to January 8, 2018. Promo cards will be given out for free. Stickers from two (2) promo cards can be combined as long as they fulfill the 9 featured plus 9 core beverages. More mechanics can be found at the end of this post.

I can think of 7 different reasons why you would want the 2018 Starbucks planner.

# 1: It’s got a REAL leather sleeve!!!

No kidding. The planners now come with classy REAL leather sleeves that you can use long after you’ve filled up the planner. The Starbucks siren logo is even beautifully stamped on the outside and is seen inside as well. Even after the year is over, the leather sleeve can be reused to cover other planners or books.

Starbucks leather covers
Front embossed leather covers
Starbucks leather planner sleeve
Leather cover – inside look

#2: Two designs, two sizes

Last year’s blue siren and coffee stain designs introduced bursting colors to the planners. This year, both planners focus on the elements of brush strokes. One planner is in dotted and swirling bursts of blue and green hues that remind you of the season’s calm; the other planner has long brush strokes in blues and greens as well but with a bold orange stroke that gives it a festive look. Both designs come in regular and mini sizes.

#3: A first – an exclusive-to-the-planner, special edition Kape Vinta Starbucks card

For the first time in the history of Starbucks planners released in the Philippines, the 2018 planner comes with a special edition Starbucks Kape Vinta card (not activated) inside. This card is exclusive to the planner and not available any other way so Starbucks card collectors, you have been given a heads-up! What’s more, there is a promo that will launch involving the Kape Vinta card. Scroll all the way to the bottom of this post to read about the promo because you would not want to miss this.

Starbucks Kape Vinta card

Starbucks' Kape Vinta card

#4: A calendar that folds up into a Starbucks cup

Starbucks has cleverly designed a year-round calendar that neatly folds into the shape of a Starbucks cup. It’s a nice touch on your desk!

Starbucks foldable calendar

#5: It comes with a stencil for the creative in you

Starbucks stencil

Another first for the planner — a plastic stencil that doubles as a ruler! Sounds like fun to unleash one’s creativity on the planner.

#6: Another year of Starbucks coupons!

Starbucks coupons

Starbucks’ coupons add value and spread cheer. If you enjoyed the monthly coupons from last year’s planner, you’ll continue to enjoy them in the 2018 planner.

#7: The Starbucks for a Month and Starbucks for a Year promos!!! 

You read that right! Starbucks will choose 20 winners to get Starbucks for a year and another 20 winners to get Starbucks for a month.  You need to load the Kape Vinta card inside the planner within the month of January 2018 to qualify for the draws. I’m joining and crossing my fingers! I can treat my entire family and more!

I am reproducing below the mechanics given by Starbucks.

I said 7 reasons but there is actually an 8th reason and this is quite important. Two NGOs are beneficiaries of donations from each planner claimed – Teach for the Philippines (an NGO committed to transforming the nation through education), and the Philippine Educational Theater Association or PETA (an NGO committed to using theater that is distinctly Filipino as a tool for social change).

Start collecting those stickers beginning November 2!

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