It’s BACK! My Favorite Personal Planner Giveaway!

posted by Andrea | 11/17/2016
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It’s THAT time of year again — time to order next year’s planner! 

My amazing Personal Planner just arrived last week and I’m so excited to start using it in about 7 more weeks (how are we that close to the end of the year already?!)

As many of you know, I’ve always been a “paper planner gal”… and for the last several years, the Personal Planner has fit my paper-planner-needs just perfectly.

I love how quick and easy it is to customize this planner to my exact needs, I love the size (there are many to choose from), I love the bonus page options (also, lots too choose from), I love various colors and designs; basically… I love it all!

I’m to the point where I simply order the exact same planner with the same options every single year — because it just works so well for me (and if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it… right?)

If you’re wondering, these are the features I select:

**This will make perfect sense for those of you creating your own Personal Planner.

ITEM = Planner

SIZE = A5

COVER = I just put the year in the bottom right corner and use a stock image

LANGUAGE = English

WRITING SPACE = option #1, Ruled (bottom), clear ruler, no stripes, no time table

DAILY DETAIL = (nothing)

PERSONAL DATES = no — someday, I’ll finally get around to putting all of these in 🙂

MODULE 1 = Weekly Dinners

MODULE 2 = List of the Week (I use this as a weekly to-do list)

MODULE 3 = Blank

BACK PAGES = 2017 overview, 2018 overview, lined pages, blank pages, coloring pages (for Nora), and maps (also for the kids!)

OWNER INFO PAGE = my name and email address

That’s it!

You might think it would take a long time to create a customized planner, but I timed myself this year, and it only took me 7 minutes to order my 2017 planner!

Obviously, if this is the first time you’re visiting the Personal Planner website, it might take you a bit longer to navigate your way around, browse through all their amazing products, and think through the different options — but in general, the process is very quick and easy!

If you’d like to see exactly how I use my own Personal Planner to simplify and organized my days, weeks, and months, I wrote this post back in January.

It’s more than JUST planners.

Some of you might not realize this — but the Personal Planner brand is more than “just” planners.

They also offer Wall Planners, Notebooks, and a bunch of fun accessories like stickers, pens, leather covers, and more.

And of course, they offer gift cards!

accessories

planner options

The Personal Planner has been my favorite planner for several years now… and I just know it would make a fabulous gift for any paper-planner lovers on your gift list this year (note, you need to order by Dec. 4 to guarantee pre-Christmas arrival).

Of course, it would also be a nice little “just because” treat for yourself!

planner and pens

Visit Personal Planner on the Web:

Visit their website: www.personal-planner.com
Facebook: Personal-Planner.com
Instagram: personal_planner

** They offer services to many other countries outside of the USA (yay!), just click on the dropdown box in the top left corner and select your country. 

Enter To Win This Giveaway!

Today, THREE lucky readers will win a Personal Planner voucher — good for a free planner or wall calendar of choice!

Also, all Andrea Dekker readers will get 15% off using code: X-2017-AD15 from now through December 4, 2016.

To enter, simply use the Rafflecopter widget below (it might take a second to load).

a Rafflecopter giveaway

This giveaway ends at 11:59 pm EST, Monday, 11/21/2015 and is open to ANYONE, 18 years or older. The winners will be randomly selected via Rafflecopter and notified via email. I received a duplicate prize package in exchange for hosting this giveaway — but all opinions are 100% my own. Please see my full disclosure policy and contact me with any questions you have. Good luck!

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48 comments

  1. Beth

    12/12/2016

    Mail just came!
    I got my planner! They are fast!
    After 5 years with Erin Condren, I switched!
    Saved half the price!
    Love it!
    Thank you!

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    Andrea Reply:

    yay! Yes, they have fast shipping and great prices!

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  2. Beth

    11/28/2016

    Thanks for the code!

    Just finished ordering mine!

    Can’t wait to see it!

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    Andrea Reply:

    yay! Hope you love it!

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  3. Dorinda

    11/21/2016

    I need to start the year off right with a new planner, would LOVE to win this one!

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  4. Linda Foster

    11/21/2016

    It’s my birthday (today) and I love your blog!

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    Andrea Reply:

    happy birthday!!

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  5. Veneta

    11/20/2016

    Quick question. Are national holidays such as Christmas pre-printed or do I need to add those separately? I can’t tell from the ordering process.

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    Andrea Reply:

    the national holidays are all pre-printed!

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    Veneta Reply:

    Awesome, thank you!

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  6. Michelle Bonk

    11/18/2016

    Did you announce the winners yet??

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    Andrea Reply:

    The giveaway is open through Monday 🙂
    I’ll email the winners directly on Tuesday morning, plus I’ll post it on Facebook and the names will be listed at the bottom of this post.

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    Michelle Reply:

    Awesome!

    Debated ordering today but trying to guesstimate the shipping to Canada.

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  7. Deb Freeston

    11/18/2016

    This post came at the right time. I’ve been feeling overwhelmed lately with staying on top of everything and reading about a personal planner was what I needed to get motivated again. Thanks for offering this giveaway!

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  8. Beth Nesseth

    11/18/2016

    Thinking of switching from Erin Condren. Thanks.

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  9. Linda Budzik

    11/18/2016

    Hi, Andrea. I’ve read several f your time management posts and am curious about one thing. you always have your planner with you, a pencil and paper with you, and your iPhone with you. How does that really work? Is your phone always in your pocket…do all you clothes have pockets? Do you carry your planner and pencil and paper from room to room throughout your day? If not, do you write on random pieces of paper and then how do you get them to where your master list is? Can you tell this is something I’m struggling with in my life?

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    Andrea Reply:

    Hi Linda,
    I don’t take my planner with me anywhere — it just sits at my desk all the time. However, I am home almost 90% of my days, so that method works really well for me. If I traveled or went to work every day, I would definitely take my planner with me.
    On the flip side, I DO take my phone with me everywhere (but I don’t use it for scheduling). I use it for pictures, reading, checking and responding to email, etc. If I’m really in a bind, I’ll take a picture of my list or email myself some to-dos so they are right there when I sit down at my desk again.
    Also, I would say I have a fairly good memory, so if I think of something while I’m upstairs, I likely won’t forget it by the time I get down to my office again 🙂

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  10. Lynn Oyama

    11/18/2016

    I LOVE THIS PLANNER! I couldn’t wait, I used your 15% off code and designed and ordered my own! Thank you so much! 🙂

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    Andrea Reply:

    you’re welcome!

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  11. Kathy Coy

    11/18/2016

    Thanks, Andrea. I just ordered my second one for next year with your discount. The mini is just the right size for me.

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    Andrea Reply:

    glad you found your perfect size!

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  12. Jolynn Van Wienen

    11/17/2016

    Hi Andrea!
    Quick question for you… what are your favorite pens to use?

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    Andrea Reply:

    I actually use mechanical pencils the most (here’s the link to the post I talk about them) but I do really like these pens too.

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  13. Chris

    11/17/2016

    I’ve used the Erin Condron planner in 2015 and was pretty pleased with it so I ordered it for 2016. They had increased the size of the binder ring which made it bulkier and heavier and impossible to carry in my purse so a couple of months ago I decided to try Personal Planner and it was very easy to put together and order. I love how customizable (?) it is! It’s a better size to fit in my purse-not as bulky/heavy, but the print is small for my 54 year old eyes. It would be nice if we could choose the font size. I’ll make my final decision after using it for a few months. Thanks for the recommendation!

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  14. Carol Gifford

    11/17/2016

    Thanks for a great and very practical giveaway. I read your website every day and enjoy hearing about your family and wonderful ideas.

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    Andrea Reply:

    Thanks so much Carol!

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  15. Kay Bittinger

    11/17/2016

    Would LOVE one! I’m still using a spiral notebook 🙂 Thanks for having the giveaway

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  16. Melissa Dehne

    11/17/2016

    Ever since your last planner post I have been wanting your exact planner! I love the set up and love how well it works for you! If I’m not the lucky winner I think that code will be calling my name! Thank you so much!

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    Andrea Reply:

    yay — hope you win!

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  17. Mara

    11/17/2016

    Ahhh I have been looking at these for a few months- I have the Create 365 Happy Planner from Michael’s Crafts but I wouldn’t get it again so I’ve been keeping my eye on this! Thanks for showing us how you use yours, I started doing something kind of similar a few months ago and it’s working much better! LOVE the stickers that come in this giveaway-will you use them in your planner? 🙂

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    Andrea Reply:

    You’re welcome! As for the stickers — I’ll just give them to Nora. I’m not really into the “cutsie planner” look with stickers and such — but they are really nice (small) stickers that would work well with the planner!

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  18. Lynn

    11/17/2016

    Thank you for this giveaway and the coupon code. I ordered a planner last year after reading your post. I’ve held off ordering next year’s and now I can use the coupon code unless I’m a lucky winner. 🙂

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    Andrea Reply:

    yay — love it when I get a coupon for something I was going to buy anyway!

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  19. Chris

    11/17/2016

    Thank you for the giveaway!

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  20. Karen

    11/17/2016

    Sweet!!!! I just started making one yesterday and today I was going to finalize my order. Thanks for the chance….

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  21. Sarah

    11/17/2016

    I’m thrilled about this! Just yesterday, I was looking through your planner posts to remind myself what planner you use. Was going to order one, but didn’t get time. Ok, now I can get one with the discount…or maybe I can win one this time I made a list of the most important things I need in a planner to help when I place my order. Thanks again for your blog!
    Blessings from NM!

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    Andrea Reply:

    yay — perfect timing! And for once, it paid off to procrastinate 🙂

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  22. Audra

    11/17/2016

    I’ve used the planner for a number of years. I like the vertical option for the weekly layout like what you use. Have you ever gotten the times in the top half? I have not but I’m tempted to for 2017 just to try it out. I actually wrote the times in my current planner for a couple of weeks to see if I like how that organizes my day better.

    I wait every year to order mine until after you have this giveaway (one of these years I’ll win. haha!).

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    Andrea Reply:

    The very first planner I ever ordered from them had the times at the top — but it was completely pointless for my lifestyle. I almost never have exact times during the day… just general time-frames for things. However, I could see the timetables being more useful for you since you are working during the day.
    I do the blank lines at the bottom to use as my daily to-do list.

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  23. Paulette

    11/17/2016

    I’ve been using a self created planner for some time and I’m pretty much a basic kind of girl. I love the layout of your planner! Everything right in front of you!

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  24. Pascale

    11/17/2016

    Hi Andrea,

    Thank you for the opportunity to win and for the 15% offer. I read your posts on having a planner and I went on their website to look at the planners. There were too many choices and options available and I couldn’t make up my mind because I’ve never used a planner.

    I decided to stick to a notebook and just write things there, but this year I thought it might be nice to try it. I really appreciate that you wrote all the features that you choose. Thank you for doing this.

    And thank you for all the great posts that you take the time to write every weekday for us. Since I starting reading your blog, I subscribed to epantry, purchased the Oxo brushes that you recommended, the Mam brush for cleaning bottles, the Perfect Clean microfiber cloths and I use all of them regularly and love each one of those products and truly enjoy my subscription with Grove and the excellent service they provide. Thank you for always including the links to the products you love.

    I’ve also implemented some of your ideas or simply changed my mindset after reading your post.

    Thank you for your hard work and for such an amazing and beautiful blog.

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    Andrea Reply:

    Thanks so much Pascale! I appreciate your kind words and I’m thrilled you have benefited from my blog so often over the years!
    I definitely think you should try the planner this year (but I’m a little bias!) 🙂

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  25. Kristin Troska

    11/17/2016

    Thank you for the chance to win. This would be great to help me take care of my five clients. I work in a residential home for folks with disabilities.

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    Andrea Reply:

    wow — yes, I think you could easily customize this planner to work perfectly for your situation!

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  26. Carol Cummings

    11/17/2016

    Love the look of this planner!

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  27. Jessica

    11/17/2016

    I started buying these planners because of your blog! I just ordered mine for 2017! I use it to make daily to do list and weekly to do lists. It so satisfying to cross everything off. Also to write everything down. Finally started using the back pages to write notes to myself.

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    Andrea Reply:

    yes!! I’m so glad you love them too!

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  28. Michelle Bonk

    11/17/2016

    So excited …

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