Oh the madness begins once more!

Starbucks Planner

Although the line was long at the Starbucks Madrigal cashier I was kept entertained by a dialogue between the barista and a woman with slightly heated undertones. The discussion revolved around whether the woman could get a stamp onto a new Starbucks planner card given the sad reality that she forgot both her cards.

Apparently, you can’t combine three cards to avail of the planner – you can only combine two. The argument went on for a couple of minutes as I sighed and drooled over the mineral water bottle behind the misty glass. Mineral water never looked so thirst quenching.

It’s that time of the year once again.

Here we go. The obsession over the Starbucks planner is nigh. Correct me, but what makes the planner such a prized possession isn’t the fact that you can actually plan your life with it, but because it’s only exclusively available in Starbucks during the Christmas season. I know you can buy it right off the shelf, but spending on coffee for the planner is probably the best 0% interest deal for the holidays.

I’ve never owned a Starbucks planner. However, I do look forward to the gingerbread cookies (christmas tree, snow man, etc) which they only sell during Christmas. So if anyone wants my stamped cards for the planner, just tell me.

By Jayvee Fernandez

Jayvee Fernandez is a tech enthusiast and sitting Techbology Editor for The Philippine STAR.

He is also an EAN certified SCUBA Diver and underwater photographer based in Metro Manila, Philippines. His photos and videos have appeared in various international and local publications including Random House Germany, Discovery Channel Canada, and CNN.

6 replies on “Oh the madness begins once more!”

I’m not getting the Starbucks planner this year. 😀 It’s too bulky for me, just like last year’s. Nothing beats the 2006 planner because of the freebies. 2008 will be Moleskine planner year for me. 🙂

I was at starbucks today and what happened there was different. The girl thought she forgot her card so the barista punched up her bill.

After 30 secs she finds her card and ask for the sticker and barista says sorry that she cant give it because she already punched in and that it wasnt allowed.

I could hear the warm mint tea calling me from a distance.. but the girl had to vent, you could feel the heat! It was a long discussion that i didnt bother to finish!

talk about planner rage! hahaha

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