Back-To-School Planner Giveaway

posted by Andrea | 09/5/2019

Today’s post is sponsored by Personal Planner. All opinions are my own. 

No, it’s not another New Year just yet — but since Dave always aligns his planners with the school year (and I know many of you do too) I thought it might be fun to offer a back-to-school planner giveaway from Personal Planner, my most favorite planner ever!

As many of the long-time readers know, I have faithfully used a Personal Planner for the past 6+ years β€” even after adding 4 kids into the mix and drastically changing my work and home life.

I suppose this is a testament to how flexible the Personal Planner is β€” with so many great customizable features, I can mix, match, change, tweak, and tailor this planner to fit MY needs year after year!

And I’m happy to have Dave on board with my Personal Planner obsession now too! 

I’m also very excited about some of the new page layouts offered within the customizable options.

Dave ordered one of the new layouts (standard A5 size) — and although this layout wouldn’t work for me, he feels it will meet his needs perfectly this year. 

His plan is to use the left page to write family events, school obligations, and quiz/test schedules for all his classes, and then use the entire right page for his super-long weekly to-do list. 

I’ve honestly never seen a planner set up this way, so I’m thrilled we were able to find something that will hopefully work so well for him. 

He also has an extended planning area in the back (2020 and 2021)… and a few Sudoku puzzles too! πŸ™‚

Want to See MY Planners?

If you’d like to know exactly how I personalize my planner, you can read those details towards the bottom of this post.

And if you’re interested in learning how I use my Personal Planner, this post will be helpful (I wrote it a few years ago, but still do basically the same thing.)

Finally, you can read all about my current Wall Calendar + Planner method in this post. 

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Enter To Win This Giveaway!

Today, ONE lucky reader will win a Personal Planner voucher for a planner of your choice!

Also, all Andrea Dekker readers get 15% off using code: MRDEKKER (now through September 15, 2019).

To enter, simply use the Rafflecopter widget below (it might take a second to load).
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This giveaway ends at 11:59 pm EST, Monday, 09/09/2019 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 β€” 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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29 comments

  1. Karen Hoyt

    09/09/2019

    I am on the lookout for a planner that works well for me. I have two different ones I have had in the past two years and they both work to an extent, but are still not exactly what I need. I will be looking through all the choices today. Love!

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  2. Chris

    09/09/2019

    Does MRDEKKER go under value code? If so, it is not accepting it.

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    Andrea Reply:

    sorry — I don’t know what’s happening but others are saying the code is no longer working. I’ve tried to get ahold of the company but still haven’t heard back. Sorry!

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  3. Christine

    09/09/2019

    I’ve used Erin Condron for a few years but it’s more planner than I need and they’re expensive so this is a great opportunity for me to change. I used a Personal-Planner once in 2017 but it was too small. The new A5 seems a good fit but I’ll let you know.
    I tried using the 15% off code but it wouldn’t work.

    Thanks Andrea for all of the great content. You always seem to know what I’m thinking about

    Christine

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    Chris Reply:

    The code didnt work for me either.

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    Andrea Reply:

    bummer — this is super frustrating for me because I can NOT get a hold of them. I’ve tried emailing several times over the last 2-3 days and still have no response. It’s very unlike them not to respond — hopefully I can get this figured out soon!

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    Chris Reply:

    Thank you!

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    Andrea Reply:

    the code should be working now!

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    Andrea Reply:

    Hi Christine, the code should be working again!! Thanks for your patience!

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  4. Anne

    09/07/2019

    Hi Andrea,
    This type of planner looks amazing – and I love the way Dave has set his up. That looks so good!
    Many thanks too for the brilliant giveaway.
    Best wishes from Belfast,
    Anne
    xx

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    Chris Reply:

    Wow! I also love Dave’s choice. I love the blank sheet on the right.

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    Andrea Reply:

    yes, I love it too — for him at least!

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    Andrea Reply:

    Thanks, Anne!

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  5. Natalia

    09/07/2019

    I’ve been using the PlanAhead planners for years and I didn’t feel the need to change planners!
    Seeing this, I really like the layout Dave is using, since I have so many things to remember to do that are not due on a specific day and I keep making daily, weekly and monthly lists. I will consider using this one, for sure and have everything in one place!

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    Andrea Reply:

    well if your current method is working, I wouldn’t necessarily feel the need to change — but it also wouldn’t hurt to try something new for once. If you don’t love it as much, switch back πŸ™‚

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  6. Shan Lao

    09/06/2019

    Hi, Andrea, I ordered an Oct. to Sept. calendar last year because I need almost a three-month head start to the new year! Thanks for sharing Dave’s planner. I like being able to make changes as appropriate each year πŸ™‚ Wishing the Dave and the whole Dekker family a fantastic school year!
    Shan

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    Andrea Reply:

    Thanks Shan! Glad you love your planner!

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  7. Nicole Church

    09/05/2019

    I’m excited about learning more about how you use this planner (gotta go read that post). I’ve tried a digital calendar and it works well for meetings at my job, but I still prefer paper. This looks like a great planner! Thanks for sharing your knowledge, Andrea. I enjoy and am always encouraged by your blog.

    Kind regards,
    Nicole

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    Andrea Reply:

    yes, check out my older posts (the ones I linked to) — lots of helpful information in those!

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  8. Pam

    09/05/2019

    I’ve used this planner in the past and would love to win one for next year!

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  9. Amy Lee

    09/05/2019

    I’ve said it in the comments before, but thanks for offering a easy way to enter giveaways. It’s so frustrated when others have a 5 step process that includes likes, comments, and following 10 other pages. Who has time for all that?! Lol. Thanks Andrea for always keeping it simple!

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    Ashley Reply:

    I so agree!!

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    Sheila Reply:

    Me too! No hoops!

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    Andrea Reply:

    you are welcome — I’ve turned down many giveaways that don’t let me use the one-step to enter πŸ™‚

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    Chris Reply:

    Oh my word! I agree.

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  10. ShellyL

    09/05/2019

    I love these planners as well. I think I’m on my second or third and will buy another at the end of the year. I’m a teacher as well but I use mine for family things. I couldn’t fit school stuff on there, too. lol I am going to consider Dave’s layout this time. I think that may work for me. Also, going by the school year might work as well. I use a traditional yearly planner but I teach and have three kids in school so a school year planner might work better. hmmm Thanks for the recommendation and the giveaway!

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    Andrea Reply:

    yes, we do lots of things “by the school year” instead of by the calendar year — so we love that the personal planner can start any time of year!

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  11. LEANNE

    09/05/2019

    This is my favorite thing you’ve ever introduced on your blog! I faithfully buy one, year after year…even after I’ve tried other planners! I can’t wait to get my new one in the mail! If I win, I’m going to splurge on the wall calendar!!

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    Andrea Reply:

    yay!! So happy to hear this!

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