All of us who follow this yearly tradition are accustomed to the drill of 9/9 meaning, you have to purchase 9 Starbucks core beverages and 9 Starbucks Christmas beverages. Getting the first set is easy but the latter can post a problem to those who are veering away from sugar as we all know that Starbucks Christmas beverages are mostly on the sweet side. Fret not, as our Fairy Godmother might have heard our wishes and made things easier for us.
New Starbucks Planner Sticker Rule
The rules have changed as we can now complete all 18 required stickers with any Starbucks Handcrafted beverages we prefer (except the bottled ones). This is a great news for weight-watchers like me especially those who are into Ketogenic Diet, as we can order those sugar-free variants and still get to complete our planner passport. Yipee!
Another news is that, we can now use our Starbucks Mobile App to collect the stickers (No more rummaging thru your bag for the physical passport. Although the conservative in me still prefers the traditional way as nothing beats seeing and feeling a filled-up passport on your hands.
Planner vs Travel Organizer
Variants for this year are more exciting as you can now choose to redeem the 2019 Starbucks Philippine Planner that comes in 2 colors (Espresso and Milk) and comes with a pouch.
The returning promo “Starbucks for a year” is another thriller as you get a chance to win 365 complimentary Starbucks Handcrafted Beverages (21 winners) or consolation of “Starbucks for a Month” – 30 complimentary Starbucks Handcrafted Beverages (21 winners) and “Starbucks for a Week” – 7 complimentary Starbucks Handcrafted Beverages (21 winners).
All you have to do is activate these planner exclusive cards by loading at least Php500 following this schedule:
Starbucks for a Week – November 2-18, 2018 (Announcement of winner is on Nov. 23, 2018)
Starbucks for a Month – Nov. 2 to December 2, 2018 (Announcement of winner is on Dec. 7, 2018)
Starbucks for a year – November 2, 2018 to January 8, 2019 (Announcement of winner is on Jan. 18, 2019)
Starbucks Christmas Nostalgia
Members of the media got the first dibs as Starbucks hosted a grand Christmas launch a week before the magic begins with a magical blend of nostalgic traditions, merry activities, and festive food at the SM Mall of Asia Music Hall. Two giant nutcrackers stood at the lighted entrance of the enchanting Christmas world and as guests stepped into the village, they were welcomed by a massive Christmas tree made with Red Cups and adorable Starbucks Bearista Bears, as well as a Starbucks Express train that circled around the Christmas village.
Well, as they say…you know the drill. Start collecting on November 2, 2018 and don’t be left behind.