There are a lot of planners out there, but I’m narrowing them down to these well-thought-out options—two can be yours for free, while a couple even come with perks!
Me Time | By Trixie Reyna on December 21, 2016
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I’m one of those women who keep several planners at a time—each one with a specific purpose. I need to have one tiny one with lots of room to write my many daily tasks that I can take with me everyday, another one for my travel plans, and still a separate one for work projects. Then there’s my personal journal, where I jot down my thoughts.

I’m glad that as early as now, I have all the planners I need to face 2017 and its many tasks, projects, and yes, my upcoming wedding. Eek! Check out my list below to help you pick your own 2017 planner/s. A couple of them can even be yours for free (well, with the required purchase of other items, of course, hehe)! And two come with coupons, woohoo!

1. For travel plans and experiences: 2017 Wrangler Travel Planner


Wrangler is giving away their 2017 Wrangler Travel Planner for FREE to shoppers who make a P4,000 single-receipt purchase of Wrangler regular-priced items. VIP and non-VIP cardholders can also snag it with just a P3,000 minimum purchase. The Wrangler Travel Planner is the perfect companion when you go on adventures and explore new locales in 2017. Functional, stylish, and lightweight, it has a durable leather cover and refillable quarterly planning booklets with passion-inspired page layouts. You don’t need to bring the entire year with you when you travel. There’s even a separate booklet just for your travel notes/journal writing.

2. For life & career goals and musings: Everything Is Possible Planner

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I recently left my corporate job to go back to freelancing full-time—and sticking with it—so I need to be even more organized in order to be more productive and make the most of my freelance gigs. I like how the Everything Is Possible Planner helps in determining goals with its Vision Board, No Edit List, and more activity pages. It helps us stay on track with the Priority List, and comes with positive reinforcements on every page to keep us going toward our goals—encouraging us to stay headstrong.

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It can be yours for P598 on

3. For my detailed wedding tasks & ideas: Belle De Jour Power Planner

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My wedding next year is my biggest 2017 project, so I have to have the most hardworking, detailed planner for it. My wedding coordinator’s detailed Excel workbook aside, I need to have a tangible planner to take with me wherever I go, where I can jot down all my wedding ideas and tasks as they come to my head, whenever and wherever I am—with or without my laptop with me. I find the BDJ Power Planner to be perfect for this purpose because it has pages to help one get things done, like goal lists, checklists, and other worksheets. It even has a bills tracker (perfect for when I need to stay within our wedding budget). It can also help me visualize my dream wedding and other goals related to married life with the Dream Board, Ikigai, and more. And for when I’m paralyzed and overcome with stress and other obstacles, its informative editorials and affirmations will surely help.

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And since 2017 will also be a year of scrimping and saving, as all my freelancing earnings will be funnelled into the wedding, I like how the BDJ planner also comes with P40,000 worth of coupons in the Perks of a Bella coupon booklet! Cute stickers and a bookmark are also included.

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Get the Smyth, Spiral, & Limited Edition for P598, while the Leather planner is available at P680 on and leading bookstores nationwide.

4. For self-improvement: Habit Pad

Habit 2017 planner

As I prepare myself to completely embrace not just freelancing life but also life as a married woman, 2017 is also the time for me to focus on self-improvement. I plan to replace bad habits or simply those I no longer need in this new chapter in my life with better ones that will help me become a great wife and eventually, mom. I find that this Habit Pad can help cultivate good habits, as it tracks one’s progress and encourages rewarding oneself.

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Get it for P200 on

5. For everyday to-do lists: 2017 Starbucks Philippines Planner

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This year’s Starbucks planner comes in two very irresistible designs and sizes: coffee stain brown and my coveted Siren in blue and green with gold accents. Both come in small and large, and include an erasable pen, cloth pouch, stickers, magnetic bookmark, and of course, our must-have discount vouchers!

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And the Planner That’s With Me Everyday Award goes to the 2017 Starbucks Philippines planner—specifically the small one in the pretty Siren design (above)! I love the generous space for writing my to-do lists and daily notes and musings. It’s tiny enough to bring in my bag, and the cloth pouch protects it from daily wear and tear while leaving room for my other tiny must-haves—including the pen and my Starbucks coupons, of course!

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The annual sticker collection is ongoing until Jan. 8, 2017. One sticker is awarded for each Starbucks handcrafted beverage purchase. You must accumulate a total of 18 stickers (nine of the featured beverages, nine Starbucks Core Handcrafted Beverage of your choice, except bottled beverages—learn more here), to redeem one Limited Edition Starbucks Coffee 2017 Planner for free. A combination of up to two promo cards will be allowed, provided that the nine featured plus nine core beverages have been purchased.

If you want to get that planner fast, a single receipt bulk purchase of food and other retail items (merchandise, whole bean, and Starbucks VIA) worth at least P7,000 will entitle you to one Starbucks 2017 planner. A combination of receipts is not allowed. This does not apply to a bulk purchase of gift certificates and Starbucks Card load/reload of at least P7,000, however.

Photos courtesy of Viviamo and Starbucks Philippines

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