Planner Packs Subscription Box Review + Coupon – Feb 2016
Planner Packs sends out a monthly supply of planner beautification items! These items will range from pens, washi tape, stickers, and more!
This box was sent to us at no cost for review. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)
The Subscription Box: Planner Packs
The Cost: $17.99 per month
COUPON: Save 20% off your first box with code ADDICTION15!
Shipping: Shipping costs are based on your location. Planner Packs included a short blurb about shipping this month, mentioning that USPS had a shipping increase, and it increased costs. I think it was great to notify their customers that costs were going up instead of just raising them!
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Polka Dot Washi Masking Tape – $2.25?
Green Striped Washi Masking Tape – $2.25?
Green Vine Washi Masking Tape – $2.25?
All three of these washi tapes are super cute, and are perfect for spring! The bright colors will stand out against my planner’s white pages, and they seem to stick pretty well. I love them!
Kelly Green Pilot G2 Pen – $1.07
Lime Green Pilot G2 Pen – $1.50
I love Pilot G-2 pens. They are my go-to pen for work, school, and home. They write smoothly, and even though they can smear on some papers, the benefits outweigh the downfalls in my opinion! I love these green colors!! (I’ve attached ‘swatches,’ for lack of a better word, at the end of the post!) How fun are these with St. Patrick’s Day coming up?
Black Sharpie Marker – $0.75
Who doesn’t appreciate a black Sharpie marker? These come in handy so often, that I always have them laying around somewhere. This is the fine point, so it’s perfect for using in a planner (if you don’t press too hard – I’m a bit cautious because I don’t want bleeding on the other pages!)
Silver Gelly Roll Metallic Pen – $0.99
I totally had these in a billion colors in Jr. High School. This metallic one is fun, and once you get the ink flowing, it comes out pretty smoothly!
Magnetic Bookmark – $4.46? Similar
Maybe I don’t get out much, but I’ve not seen these before! I think they’re really handy! I have it marking my month at-a-glance pages, and the current date I am on, making it very easy to toggle back and forth between the two.
Colored Pencil with pink and orange lead
This is a cool pencil! First of all, I love the color of the actual pencil itself. Secondly, The lead is bi-colored – half is pink, half is orange. I tried to depict this accurately in the swatches below. It is a bit fatter than any of my current pencil sharpeners, so I may have to go old school on it with a pocket knife! (Or, you know, buy a bigger pencil sharpener.)
Sheet of Activity Stickers
Planner Pack Stickers
These are the first stickers I’ve received or purchased for my planner, so I was excited to use them. I’ll be up front with you: even though I feel like my life is crazy, and it would be so much better if I used my gorgeous planner – I don’t use it as often as I should! I think these stickers have gotten me so excited about using my planner again regularly, that they might just be the catalyst to having an organized life! (Maybe that’s a slight overreaction, but I love the idea of playing with stickers in an adult sort of way!)
Scrapbook paper (7 sheets – 6×4)
I love this, but I’m not sure how to incorporate it into my planner. I think I need to watch a few glam planning videos on YouTube to figure out how to do all of this effectively. In a way, it seems like planners have become the scrapbooks of today, which is really neat if you think about it. You can look back on each year’s planner (if you keep them) and remember everything!
I’m kind of in the same boat here as well – I love these, I’m just not sure how to work them into my planner. I will find a way though!
Page flags are always helpful and I can always use more of them. These stick well, and are pretty colors!
Masking Tape Sticker Sheets
These are great – and for some reason I’m picturing me using them to cross things off in style. Instead of scribbling out that mistake – we’re just going to masking tape over it, like it never happened.
Attachable Planner Pocket
I have this handy dandy pocket at the front of my planner, so it holds all of my new goodies quite well! I’ve used the attachable planner pocket to hold my smaller items (and unfortunately, I’ve already torn it, as you can see). I feel more organized already.
Here are the swatches of the pens, pencils, and washi tape!
Verdict: You’ll notice that I have a few values listed by the items, and more often than not, there isn’t a value listed. This is because many of these items are exclusive to the box, and not available on their site, or I couldn’t find exact matches online. I’ve included some of the values so you can get an idea of how much the box would be worth to you. I really loved this box, the thoughtful curation, and the items included. I think the cost of the box is very reasonable for what you’re getting, as long as shipping to your area isn’t cost prohibitive.
Planner Packs does have some of the stickers available to buy separately, or to add to your next box, which I think is a nice touch!
What do you think of Planner Packs? Do you use a planner, and if so, how would you use these items?