Yes, I got mine already! It was a hard work (or should I say an addiction) in nine days. Well technically, I completed the 17 stickers with the help of my siblings and friends. Ten of the stickers are from my own consumption; the rest theirs. My friends joke about caffeine flowing through my veins (more than blood). Haha!
"As in previous years, every redemption of a Limited Edition Starbucks 2011 Planner comes with a donation to SparkHope--Starbucks' flagship program for early childhood care and development in partnership with UNICEF."
I chose the planner in Metal (silver) because it looks more contemporary, young and clean. The Wood (brown) is nice too but I had a Starbucks planner with brown leather cover in 2008 so I opted for another look. It was just a choice between the Metal and Wood. I didn't go for the Velvet (Red) because I don't like the velvet feel.
I think that the 2011 cover is the best so far since it captures the essence of a rich and relaxing coffee moment. It is simple yet direct. And for OC persons like me, the neat surface finish definitely gets a thumbs-up.
"The 2011 Planner features 14 Starbucks stores, giving customers a feel of Starbucks as their "third place"--a spot they go to frequently next to their homes and workplace."
I am excited to start writing this December. Yes, the 2011 planner starts with December 2010 and ends with January 2012. That's the reason why I wanted the planner as soon as possible.
At the start of each month is a page for 'Things to Do'. This is particularly useful in managing monthly tasks such as paying bills. A 'Notes' section can be found at the end of each month. These are helpful tools to get myself organized (as always).
The planner comes with 8 discount and promo coupons which you can use on specific months only. Last year, I totally forgot about the coupons. They all just went to the garbage can. Too bad. This year I'll make sure I will use the coupons or if I can't, I'll give it out to my friends.
For those who are collecting stickers, how's your race so far? Hope you can get your planner soon. :)