And the Starbucks Planner 2011 Winners are…

Thank you all for participating in this year’s Starbucks Planner 2011 Giveaway Contests. First on the writing contest, and next on the FB photo-comment contest. 🙂

Pardon the slight delay in the announcement as I had to validate and filter for the unique comments in the photo entries in which one even had an awesome 1,029 comments. On the other hand, reading through your Christmas stories with the theme of ‘sharing‘ was also heartwarming. Many entries were very creative as well.

I also invited Sebs Yu from  Marriage Journeys blogsite to be a co-judge in the “Share Your Stories.”. So we averaged our scores and came up with the winner based on the criteria.

Share Your Stories Winner

Starbucks Share Your Stories

Starbucks Share Your Stories

Without further adieu, the winner of the the Share Your Stories writing contest with an average score of 88.5% is “Thinking April” with her blog post entitles “Last Christmas.” It was her personal story of sharing and letting go of old things albeit with sentimental value. Congratulations! You will receive a Starbucks 2011 Planner soon!

Following her in second and third place with a tie score of 84.5% are “Sharing  This Christmas Season” from Make Melodies and Snicker Ho Hum.

Photo-Comment Winner

Starbucks FB Photo-Comment Winner

Starbucks FB Photo-Comment Winner

And for the Photo-Comment entries, the greatest number of comments we had was 1,029. But since we are looking for the unique number of comments, we had to validate and trim them down.

The winner, who had originally 146 comments, and after validation was filtered to 110 unique comment entries is the photo by Jian Marla Reyes. Congratulations! You also receive a Starbucks 2011 Planner!

In second and third places are Krismer Acuesta who had 78 unique comments out of 298 and Joanne Garces Gonzales with 71 unique comments out of 1, 029. (all values include the +5 in comment to Digital Manila)

Thank you to all for participating!The two winners will get an FB message and/or email to get their snail mail addresses where the Starbucks 2011 Planner will be sent by Starbucks.

As a gesture of appreciation, I would like to invite the Top 3 Share Your Stories winners and Top 3 Photo-Comment winners to a simple merienda gathering at Spuds (Potato Corner brand) at the Ayala Columns condominium in front of RCBC bldg in Makati at the intersection of Buendia and Ayala Ave on 2pm of December 28, 2010. Kindy email me at admin AT to RSVP. Thanks! I’m off to Batangas tonight and will be offline until then. Will be back in Manila on Dec 26. Expect my email replies after that date. 🙂

Starbucks Planner 2011 Contest – Join & Win Two!

It’s 40 days before Christmas, and the nights are getting longer and colder here in the Philippines. The Starbucks Planner 2011 was introduced about two weeks ago at the Starbucks Christmas Cheers Party with the theme Stories are Gifts, Share,” held at 6750 in Makati City.

As the 8th of the Limited Edition Starbucks Coffee Planner in the Philippines, it was an instant hit as the customers started to fill their cards with stickers to avail of the free Starbucks Coffee Planner 2011 soon.

Cool Clean Stainless Steel

Cool Clean Stainless Steel

This Year’s Theme

This year, they are available in three (3) cover variants with each cover representing elements found in Starbucks stores; from Maroon Velvet Fabric, Cool Clean Stainless Steel and Stained Dark Wood Panels.

What’s Inside

Every month features a Philippine Starbucks store for their uniqueness and relevance to their community. The 14-month planner which extends from December 2010 to January 2012 highlights fourteen (14) Starbucks stores, giving customers a further feel of Starbucks as their third place.

How To Get One

Starbucks customers can get the Starbucks Christmas traditions planner promo card at the beginning of the Starbucks Christmas last November 3. One sticker will be given for each Starbucks beverage purchased. It only takes seventeen (17) stickers to bring home the coolest Starbucks planner ever. Customers need to accumulate nine (9) stickers from the Christmas beverage returning favorites; Peppermint Mocha, Praline Mocha and Toffee Nut Latte plus eight (8) stickers for core handcrafted beverages. Purchase of the Starbucks VIA Ready Brew 3-pack booklet can also earn customers one (1) sticker while the Starbucks VIA Ready Brew box of 12 will earn customers two (3) stickers.

Maroon Velvet Fabric

Maroon Velvet Fabric

Moreover, every redemption comes with a donation to SparkHope – Starbucks flagship program for early childhood care and development in partnership with UNICEF.

Hovw To Get One from NomNom Club

It’s easy! You have two chances of winning by joining either the “Share Your Christmas Story Write-Up Contest” or the “Share Your Christmas Photo”.

Stained Dark Wood Panels

Stained Dark Wood Panels

Share Your Christmas Story Write-Up Contest Mechanics (For the Writer In You)

  1. Write and share a story in your blog with the theme of “Sharing this Christmas Season
    — Your story should be within the length of 150 words to 350 words only.
    — Either in the first or last paragraph, your story should mention the set of words “pinoy food recipes” which links to  “”.
  2. Post about this contest in your Facebook wall with
    — A link of this blogpost (  and
    —  A tag of ‘@NomNom Club‘ Facebook Fanpage. Type “@” so your wall post will appear on NomNomClub FB page ( ).
    —  Make sure your FB share setting is for “Everyone
  3. One entry per person only.
  4. Post the link of your blogpost on the comment section below.
  5. Criteria
    * Creativity of Story – 25%
    * Awesomeness / Impact – 20%
    * Originality – 20%
    * Relevance to  Theme – 20%
    * Grammar and Technicalities – 15%

Share Your Christmas Photo Mechanics (for the social media celebrity in you) 🙂

  1. Post any of your Christmas photo at Share Your Christmas Photo with (NomNom Club album) in Facebook.
  2. Post about this contest in your Facebook wall with
      — a link of this blog post ( )  and
      — Make sure your FB share setting is for “Everyone
  3. Photo should be captioned with “Two Starbucks Planner 2011 Contest – Join & Win! Click” Check this example.
  4. The FB Photo entry with the most number of comments by December 15, 2010 wins.
  5. One entry per person only. Fictitious FB accounts will be disqualified.
  6. This last one is not required, but if you do this, you get an automatic +5 comment points: participants should place a relevant comment  in this article – Place the link of your comment (of the Digital Manila article ) as the first comment of your photo entry in FB. To get the URL link of your Digital Manila comment, simply click on the ‘time link‘ beside your name.
Digital Manila comment

How to get the URL link of your Digital Manila comment

Other Notes:

  • Contest Duration will start November 15 and end December 15, 2010. Winners will be announced December 19, 2010 in this blog as a blogpost.
  • Winners in both contests can choose which of the three Starbucks Planner variants they want from the Maroon Velvet Fabric,  Cool Clean Stainless Steel, and Stained Stained Dark Wood Panels.
  • Prizes will be couriered to anywhere in the Philippines with a valid address.
  • Participants can join both contests and win independently.
  • Winners will be contacted in their blog (for the story contest) and sent a personal message in their FB account (for the photo contest) and have until Dec 31, 2010 to acknowledge and respond. Otherwise, the prize will be given to the winning entry next in line.

Starbucks Planner 2011

Starbucks Planner 2011

Get ahead of the game and start joining now! Get the chance to win one, or two, Starbucks Planner 2011! Have a NomNom Starbucks Christmas!