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That Steady Starbucks Diet: Procuring that 2018 Starbucks Planner (December 10, 2017)

12/10/2017 Leave a comment
2018 Starbucks Planner

Ready for 2018: Pictured are large and pocket-sized 2018 Starbucks Planners and their Special Edition debt cards. They are housed in the brown pouches that came with the 2017 Starbucks Planner.

As I write this entry, I am immediately reminded of Michael Coreleone’s (Al Pacino) famous line from Godfather III,

Just when I thought I was out, they pull me back in.

Granted, Coreleone was referring to his waning attempt towards legitimize his business and professional affairs, but I have always felt that my annual quest to procure yet another Starbucks Planner (or two) resonates just as loudly.

Every year it is the same story and—for better or for worse—it usually results in the same outcome…with just a different year on the cover.

The thing is, as much as I like the annual planners, I know that this cannot go on forever.  There is only so much joy (and calories) that a watered down Green Tea Frappuccino and Roasted Chicken Pesto and Shitake Mushroom sandwich[i] can bring. Factoring in the financial cost, it makes it just that more difficult to sustain indefinitely.

Don’t get me wrong; I am not throwing shade (as the current lingo would dictate) at the 2018 Starbucks Planner. I love Starbucks! My beef is more on what I have to consume and spend to get it.

Ha! Maybe next year, I’ll just buy one outright from somebody online.

But where would be the fun it that?


Dipping into Scribe Writing Essentials

A couple of months before the November/December planner promos, I actually did make an effort in creating that perfect planner.

With the help of Scribe Writing Essentials’ healthy selection of planners and options (e.g., blank notebooks, calendar notebooks, grid lined notebooks, card holders, zipper pockets, elastic bands, etc.), I felt that I had finally put together that one planner that would rule them all so to speak.

Then I saw the dust jackets of the 2018 Starbucks planner: Then I was hooked…again!

Last year it was those brown clothed zipper bags (pictured above).

Another year it was that metallic page separator.

Every year that is always something new that seems to pull me back in.


*Fade in: The Godfather Waltz (Main Theme)*


As part of an ongoing project, I will be posting new content on the website once-a-week.  Hopefully, the weekly ritual will get my writing gears moving again and I can muster more than one post a week.  Till then, Sic Parvis Magna (Latin for “Greatness, from small beginnings).

Merry Christmas guys!


The limited edition Starbucks Reusable Cup promo (July 31 – August 13, 2017)

07/31/2017 Leave a comment

You have 14 days to collect all of them.  Will you do it?

Went back to Starbucks earlier this evening with plans of putting the finishing touches on a book that I am currently doing with the immensely talented Randy Valiente.

Then this caught my eye on top of the counter.

The Starbucks Reusable Cup Promo!

The Mechanics

The latest Starbucks promo involves a two-step process wherein patrons who purchase any Starbucks product amounting to P250 or more will be entitled to one (1) coupon. Read more…

The limited edition Starbucks Night Sky Reusable Cup promo (April 21-22, 2017)

04/22/2017 Leave a comment

Beating the heat with a Grande Green Tea Frappuccino! *Sigh* I miss my old order: Basic Black Iced Tea.

Had an impromptu lunch date with the Fam yesterday afternoon at my local Starbucks branch in Makati and while we were lining up to give our orders.  I saw this on top of the counter: A limited edition Night Sky Reusable Cup for only P100!

How could I resist right?

It had all the magical ingredients that only a Starbucks regular would love: Limited edition. Saving the environment. And! Saving money![i]

The Starbucks Night Sky Reusable Cup promo details:

We have a new partner in reducing cup waste. You.

Get this Night Sky Reusable Cup for only P100 or enjoy a 10% off on any merchandise item when you purchase any Grande handcrafted beverage on April 21 and 22, 2017.

Save P5 every time you use your cup for your beverage purchase.

  • Except coffee press and other brewing equipment.

Visit for details.


I went back today to the same branch and the barista informed me that the cups didn’t last the day.  Good thing I had foresight![ii]

The promo is good until today so if you guys are near any Starbucks branch–who knows?  They may still have the cup.


[i] Granted it’s 5 bucks but that goes a long way in the grand scheme of things.
[ii] Enter imaginary pat on the back.