The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf 2018 Giving Journal

The first time I saw the The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf's Giving Journal at the counter of The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf (CBTL), I immediately felt that I'm going to own one soon! 

This past few days I've been thinking of making use of a planner for next year. List down things I need to do, plans, goals and memorable moments. 

And then a few weeks ago, happiness was delivered through my email inbox. I received an invitation from CBTL staff to attend the 2018 Giving Journal Launching event here in our city.

Its my first journal from CBTL and I must say it doesn't disappoint. The 2018 Giving Journal comes in four designs; Green, Gray, Blue, and one with a customizable cover. The quality is superb. It has lots of things and notes that you can do. Will really help you plan out your year right and be mindful of how you spent each day of your life. In addition. there are 12 coupons inside that you can use for the whole year of 2018. And also, a few more coupons from CBTL sister company.

What's more interesting thing I learned about CBTL journal campaign is that this is also for a cause. The proceeds of this campaign will help out the Real LIFE Foundation which provides educational assistance to those who need it the most. So it ain't bad to indulge for a few more cups of coffee this season to get the journal coz with every cups you buy your helping someone finish school.
 For more info on what expect in the journal see below for my sneak preview of the journal. 

Aint it amazing?
This journal may be redeemed for free when a stamp card is completed with 12 stamps. You need to ask for the the stamp card and check on the card which coffee to purchase in order to get a stamp. You can collect stamps from October 21, 2017 to January 14, 2018. Now if your not a coffee drinker but interested to own the journal then worry no more, you can purchase this journal for Php 1,999 at any The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf store.

Black Friday and Cyber Monday Online Shopping Tips

Christmas is finally in the air! I still cant believe how fast time flies nowadays. 
Or is it just me adulting that I feel like the time flows out so fast?
Whatever it maybe, we can't deny the fact that with Christmas just around the corner, holiday parties and gift giving will keep us busy. The good thing is that with holiday cheers comes, a lot of promos and sale happening offline and most specially online. 
The most notable year-end sale are the Black Friday and Cyber Monday. What I love most about this kind of sale is that you can get bigger discounts on a wide variety of things and saves you the hassle in doing last minute gift shopping.
As early as now, I already started hunting online on things I needed to buy and stuffs I plan to gift to friends and family. This will save me time browsing online on what to buy and I will also avoid buying unnesccessary things that are not on my list.
Just recently, I learned Yoins Black Friday & Cyber Monday sales and so took the opportunity to browse on their latest ladies cute sweaters (coz you know I always have sweaters in my bag whenever I go out and besides its been raining lately here in our place) and fashion women co-ord sets (I just found this so cute and modish, a perfect gifts for teenager cousins and nieces). And the good news... As early as now you can already see some items are already on-sale!

Choose for 1-3 online shops where you plan to buy the things on your list. Choose the one whom you already trusted and shopped a lot previously. Probably one for fashion, another for make-up and skincare, and another for general stuffs or gadgets.
Research for ratings and reviews on the stuff that you want to buy. Look for better alternatives, always compare each brand or seller. Check the warranty/guarantee or return policy of the products. And also check the shipping because it might cost you a lot. 
You can also start adding to cart the stuffs that you plan to buy. So that when Black Friday and Cyber Monday happens the items are ready for checkout and reserve for you. The only thing you'll be doing is adding the quantity or removing items that are not on sale or not worth buying yet.
I do hope this tips helps you. Feel free to add more tips in the comment section.

Have a happy Black Friday and Cyber Monday shopping!