Peeking inside, my heart jumped with glee as I saw that they have filled it with a number of cool Christmas items and the most valuable piece this season was the...
2013 Starbucks Coffee Planner!!!
This year's planner has the theme "Moments of Connection." As Starbucks Coffee continues to be one's 3rd place, I'm sure you and I will agree that we each have our own special memories of connecting with our friends, our loved ones and even that special someone over our favorite cup of coffee or even an ice-cold Frappuccino blended beverage.
For one, I know of two dear friends who got engaged in their favorite Starbucks store. My Mom would meet up with her long time friends for their quarterly bonding in our neighborhood Starbucks too. These are just a few examples and I'm pretty sure you all have your own connection stories to tell too!
As I opened the planner, I noticed that the cover has a magnetic "tab". There's also a magnetic bookmark to help you mark the page that you want to refer back to. It looks very modern yet just like a Starbucks store, it still gives that homey feeling perfect for the holiday season. I also noticed that the planner starts exactly in January 2013 as opposed to the planners before that starts in December.
How to redeem?
You know the drill, to avail of any of the limited edition Starbucks Coffee 2013 planner, all you have to do is to purchase a total of seventeen (17) drinks : 9 Christmas beverages + 8 core beverages excluding bottled drinks.
This year, they have three Christmas beverages that you can try. There's the Toffee Nut, Peppermint Mocha and the Dark Cherry Mocha.
The Dark Cherry Mocha reminds me of a Black Forest Cake. Bittersweet chocolate mixed with sweet dried cherry syrup, espresso shot and milk.
Meanwhile, the Peppermint Mocha is one of the most-sought-after drink every Starbucks Christmas season. Sadly, it's not something that I really like as I am not a fan of anything minty but if you love the combination of chocolate and mint then this is the perfect drink for you.
As with all Starbucks drinks, these three are available in both hot (latte) or cold (Frappuccino blended beverages).
Starbucks Coffee Planner 2009
Starbucks Coffee Planner 2010
Starbucks Coffee Planner 2011
Starbucks Coffee Planner 2012
*photo credit: Starbucks Coffee Philippines (complete planner set and Toffee Nut)
**note: Should you want to use any of the photos above, please send me an email before doing so. No to photo-grabbing please! :)
Merry Christmas, dear readers! ♥