Just like magic, happy holiday tunes starts to play putting everyone in a better mood as they make their Christmas lists.
In a couple of weeks, watch as friends and family exchange gifts over a delicious spread of only the season's best.
Best of all, the RED cups are HERE!!!... and they're here to stay up until January 6, 2010!!
This year, Starbucks Coffee is bringing back three of our well-loved holiday beverages namely, the Dark Cherry Mocha, the Peppermint Mocha and my personal favorite, the Toffee Nut Latte!
In addition to these highly sought-after drinks, be sure to try a couple of their plenty holiday food items such as the Creme Brulee Cheesecake, the delectable Chocolate Molten Cake, Paul's favorite the Christmas Turkey Chicken on Cranberry Bread and some returning favorites such as the Peppermint Brownie and the Toffee Nut Loaf.
There are actually 14 holiday food items according to Celine Clemente, who's a dear friend and Starbucks Coffee's ever-talented R&D specialist. It's a good thing that we have more than a month to enjoy them one by one as all of these items were carefully created to complete your coffee drinking experience at Starbucks.
The 2010 Planner
Of course, the highlight of celebrating Christmas at Starbucks Coffee here in the Philippines is the one and only..or shall I say, the three and all so pretty looking planners that are available beginning November 4, 2009!
Yes, beginning today, you can now indulge in your favorite holiday beverage, munch on one of the yummy food items and earn a sticker or two to be a couple of steps closer in bringing home one of the three Starbucks 2010 planners!
The planners comes in three lovely designs that features the different stages of the coffee bean. Browsing through the inside pages, you'll see the different things that I love about Starbucks Coffee: the beverage, the history, the partners, the innovations created and their global responsibility towards the environment, education, culture and the arts.
As an additional treat, this year's planner comes with a small booklet of coupons that you can use in certain months throughout the year!
The planner promotion is from November 4, 2009 to January 6, 2010. One sticker is awarded for each Starbucks beverage purchase. Customer must accumulate a total of seventeen (17) stickers (nine (9) Christmas beverage + eight (8) core beverages except bottled drinks) to redeem (1) Limited Edition Starbucks Coffee 2010 Planner.
Of course, for every redemption of the Limited Edition Starbucks Coffee 2010 Planner comes a donation to the continuous relief efforts for the Typhoon victims and to SparkHope – Starbucks flagship program for early childhood care and development in partnership with UNICEF.
Pretty easy huh?
A Wish Granted : Frannywanny's Christmas Treat
Christmas is truly just around the corner and as my way of saying THANK YOU for all the support and love that you have sent my way, I would like to give out ONE (1) Limited Edition Starbucks Coffee 2010 Planner to a lucky reader!
The mechanics is easy, simply leave a UNIQUE comment below and tell me why you truly deserve to win!
Contest will run from November 4 to November 30, 10PM. I will announce the name of the winner no later than December 5, 2009.
Of course, we just have a couple of rules:
1) Readers can only leave one UNIQUE comment in a day. This means, you can leave a comment ONCE every single day provided that you have not posted the same thing before. Submitting one UNIQUE reason per day will give you 26 chances of winning!
2) Please include your name and email address in every comment. This is the only way where I can contact you and tell you the wonderful news at the end of the contest period!
3) Unleash that creative spirit in you! Post a link of a photo, an artwork or your very own blog entry!
4) I will be choosing the best comment at the end of the contest period.
*planner shot (three designs) courtesy of Starbucks Coffee Philippines