The Personal Planner Giveaway

posted by Andrea | 11/18/2013

Personal Planner covers

UPDATE: This giveaway is now closed.

Congrats to: Jenny (jpage84@…) and Lyss (lyss.rose@…)

Over the last 3 years, I’ve talked A LOT about planners here on my blog. I LOVE paper planners and calendars!

Although there are a few things Dave and I do digitally via Apple’s iCalendar, we both definitely prefer paper planners so we can see many days and weeks at one time, quickly scratch a couple notes down on a specific day, and vigorously cross off our finished items each day.

For the past 3 years, I’ve used the same planner — and I loved how the inside of the planner was set up. Vertical columns for each day of the week, a full week at a glance, and plenty of blank space at the bottom of each day to jot my notes, make my to-do list, etc.

current planner pages

It was the best planner (for my needs) I had ever found — however, last year the company changed management, their customer service plummeted, and their 2013 planners were not available until well into 2013 (crazy I know). Luckily, I had an extra one from the year before (and the dates aren’t written in so I could make the 2012 version work for 2013) and a friend gave me one as a gift — so I am actually set for planners for a few months yet.

But since I like to be prepared (and since I know the “normal” time to shop for a planner is right about now) I decided to start looking for other planners that had the same set-up as mine. I kept coming up short with many of the different companies and brands I looked into.


And then, a few weeks ago, The Personal Planner company (here is their Facebook page) contacted me about reviewing their planners and doing a giveaway on my blog. They told me I would be able to customize my planner for my personal needs — but I’ll be honest, I was not super optimistic I would be able to implement all my “planner essentials”.

However, after spending 3 or 4 minutes quickly looking through some of the customizable options, I felt fairly confident I could make a planner EXACTLY how I wanted and needed. Plus, I got a little creative and designed my own cover and back (more on this below).

After about 15 minutes (seriously, it didn’t take long at all) I had a planner that looked and functioned almost exactly like my previous planner, and it had several extra bonuses the old planner didn’t have — like extra pages in the back, customizable tabs at the bottoms of each page, and really fun colors and designs to pick from.

inside pages

I was sold and immediately told the folks at Personal Planner that I would love to promote their planners on my blog!

Here are just a FEW of the customizable options:

customizable options

  • Size / style of the planner
  • Color, design, font style of the inside pages
  • Front and back cover (you can even create and upload your own custom design like I did)
  • Page layout and page design
  • Owner information page
  • 3 tabbed sections on the bottom of every page (there are so many different options to choose from)
  • Various choices for extra pages in the back of the planner
  • Optional addition of your our own personal dates (birthdays, anniversaries, school days off, vacations, etc)
  • Optional addition of your own addresses so you can have a complete address book included in your planner
  • and so much more!

The process is super quick and easy. With just a few clicks here and there, you can totally change the look and design of your planner.

Here’s a TINY sampling of the various sizes, styles, colors, and designs:

Personal Planner collage

One of the things that most attracted me to the Personal Planner is that although there are TONS of awesome pre-designed covers you can choose from (and then customize as desired), you can also upload your own pictures or your own complete design for the front and the back cover.

So you literally can personalize this planner to look exactly like you want. I don’t know about you, but I’ve never been able to do this with any other planner company I’ve worked with — and I’ve tried my fair share of planners over the years 🙂

When I set out to create my planner, I wanted something really unique, and since we have a new baby coming in March, I didn’t want to use a picture that would then be out-dated in just a couple months. So I opted for a quote instead — and I just LOVE how the design turned out 🙂

my planner

Here are digital pictures of the actual front and back designs.

 Simple, but definitely not something I’ll mind looking at for the next year or so 🙂


Personal Planner covers

The Giveaway:

Today, 2 lucky readers will win a Personal PlannerWinners can completely design their own planner.

How to Enter:

{required} Leave a comment on this post. What do you look for in a planner

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(2) Personal Planners as described above.

This giveaway ends at 10:00 pm on Thursday, 11/21/2013 and is open to ANYONE, 18 years or older. I will use And the Winner Is to select the winning comments at random. Winners will be notified by email and noted at the top of this post. Winners must respond within 48 hours of notification to claim their prize or I will choose a new winner. Please see my full disclosure policy and contact me with any questions you have. Good luck!


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  1. Lisa


    I need enough space to write appts for home and work.

  2. Marie


    I have been using a Franklin planner for 20 years. I need something more personal and customizable to my schedule.