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Today marks the start of the 2017 Starbucks planner sticker promo. A total of 18 drinks (9 Holiday Featured and 9 Core Beverages) shall be purchased to get this year’s limited edition planner which comes in 2 designs, Coffee Stain and Blue Siren, both in regular and mini sizes. The inside pages are filled with watercolor designs and comes with free magnetic bookmark, eraseable pen (think Frixion pens), pouch, stickers, and the standard discount coupons.

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Holiday beverages still include the popular Toffee Nut Latte and Peppermint Mocha with the additional Santa Hat Dark Mocha. Holiday pastries were also launched such as my favorite Toffee Nut Loaf and the 17 layers Crepe Cake to name a few. Also, this year they will be launching several Holiday Edition cards which will be released by batches. I hope the rumor of the special edition metal Starbucks card is true. Can’t wait to get a hold of it.

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My only qualm on this year’s promotion is the availability of the free sticker during the first day. Though the barista whom I’ve talked to mentioned that there will still be a free sticker booklet on a random day during the first week. Indeed Starbucks is full of surprises.

During the long weekend, Starbucks also held the Holiday Grand Launch at the Grand Atrium of Shangri-La Plaza Mall. A glimpse of the holiday collection were shown: planner, tumblers, drinks, etc. Upon entry, we were given a passport wherein we needed to complete 5 tasks to receive a free gift which ranged from notepads, eraseable pens, vinta bags, tumblers, etc. I was lucky (or not so lucky?) to get an apron Starbucks card holder and a notepad. They even raffled a 2017 Starbucks planner though I wasn’t able to wait for the actual draw.

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