FranklinPlanner’s Share Week

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Starting Monday, July 27, we will begin FranklinPlanner’s Share Week! Here’s how it works:

  1. We will post a different planner topic each day for the week of July 27 – July 31. This page ( will be updated daily with the newest topic.
  2. Respond to the prompt based on your personal experience using a planner. All topics may not apply to you. Each response must be 100 words or more.
  3. Submit your response in the provided form by midnight that day.
  4. Each day one winning entry will be selected and announced the following day on this page.
  5. The winner will receive a $50 gift card to!
  6. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and #FPShareWeek for regular updates throughout the week.

We look forward to hearing from you and happy planning!

July 31: Why FranklinPlanner?


*By clicking “Submit Survey”, you agree to allow FranklinPlanner to use your name and entry for future marketing and publicity purposes.

July 30: Made it your own?

How have you taken the Franklin Planner and made it your own? How have you personalized your planner?

July 30 winning entry: To be announced!

July 29: Changed formats?

As life changes, your preferred planner format can change. Have you switched between a daily and weekly layout? Tell us how you’ve used different formats based on your phase of life.

July 29 winning entry:

“I love Franklin Planners, I have switched to using three different formats. I began with a weekly view when I was in school, that was all I needed. In fact back then I used a weekly spiral bound, mainly because I needed something thin and very portable. I would keep myself on top of my class work by writing when papers were due and important dates for class work. Actually my school mates would contact me about when work was due, since I had everything organized and prioritized in my spiral planner. A little later in life I needed a ring binder with a 2 page daily view. I had three daughters that all played fast pitch, had school activities, birthday parties, games doctors appointments everything for their busy lives went into my planner… Now my life is all about work and I need that view of what is coming up throughout the week without turning the page seven times! I use the pagefinders for appointments that makes my life so easy I have 4, 6 and 8 weeks marked and ready! I would have never made it through life without my Franklin Planner!”  – Dyann C.

July 28: Retired and still planning?

Are you retired and still using a planner? As your schedule and routines have changed, how has your planning changed?

July 28 winning entry:

“Retired these past six years, and wouldn’t *dream* of trying to make it through the day without my Planner! Once the first shock of retirement wore off, I realized that I still needed structure to my day, and that was where my Planner really came in handy. I now have sections of my Master Task List blocked off for the month’s greeting cards, chores that are best done monthly or seasonally (furnace cleaning, anyone??), and the names of bills that have to be paid, along with the date when they were paid…”

– Meg L. 

July 27: Better together?

Do you use a smart phone/tablet AND a planner? How do you use both?
How are they better together?

July 27 winning entry:

“I find that I love my planner for my personal use but I need my online calendar to be able to coordinate with others. When I am going through my day, I love to be able to quickly jot down thoughts, notes, dates, details, etc. in my own style and my own handwriting, rather than trying to fit the information into the electronic categories available on my phone. It is so much faster for me to write and it also allows me to stay more present and focused on the people with which I am working. However, at the end of the day, I can go back and add everything from my planner onto my shared online calendar so that my friends, family, or coworkers, etc. can still have access to a synced, up-to-date calendar in order to better coordinate with one another. I’ve got to have both. One without the other is incomplete.”

-Hollie O. 

Giveaway: Colombian Leather Briefcase

We are giving away this classy Colombian Leather 15″ Laptop Dowel Rod Briefcase!

Provide your laptop with extra protection. This fine leather briefcase features a durable dowel on its buckling flap, giving the bag a distinctive shape and adding stability. Features a padded compartment for your 15.4” laptop, a pocket for your cell phone, and several other pockets for your business accessories, you’ll be ready to impress everyone you meet.


• Rich, full grain cowhide leather exterior with large double gusset dowel rod construction and secure double tucklock closure
• Front two smaller gusseted pockets have organizer features, including a cell phone pocket, card slots, and pen/pencil holders
• Rear exterior includes a full length open top pocket for easy access to frequently needed items
• Front compartment features a padded computer pocket to accommodate most laptops with up to a 15.4” screen and has secure double tucklock closure
• Under rear flap compartment with double magnetic snap closure features two file pockets
• The larger open pocket includes a full length zipper pocket and the smaller pocket is open to hold smaller items and has a magnetic snap closure
• Dowel rod features a durable top handle and removable, adjustable, and padded shoulder strap

*the giveaway is the Cognac version of this briefcase as featured in the top image

Enter to win this bag by filling out the Rafflecopter form below.

Giveaway ends Thursday, July 2, 2015.

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Giveaway: Hannah’s Bowling Bag

For a vintage feel in bold colors, nothing beats this modern take on a classic bag. Crafted from buttery soft leather with multiple pockets and a detachable shoulder strap, you’ll be ready to hit the lanes or dazzle at the gala.

Hannah’s Bowling Bag is 13.75” W x 10.25” H x 3.75” D with an 8″ drop strap.

And we are giving it away!


Fill out the Rafflecopter form below to enter. Giveaway ends May 27, 2015.

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Giveaway: Trip Wallet

Time for a new wallet? We’ve got just the one!


Part of the Trip collection by Matt & Nat, this zip-around wallet is made from the highest quality sustainable materials. It features 14 credit card slots, 3 bill compartments, passport slot, checkbook slot, and a zippered coin pouch.

  • Vegan leather
  • 100% recycled nylon lining
  • Interior zipper pocket and slip pocket
  • Logo-embossed cork tag
  • Measures: 8.5″ W x 5.25″H x .9″D

Trip wallet color options

Fill out the Rafflecopter form before to enter. Giveaway begins April 6th and ends May 31st.

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Clean Out Your Bag!

Everything in your life is connected, from your chain of thoughts to your schedule to the contents of your bag. When one of these areas becomes crowded, the others often take on the overflow. Take the time to clear out your bag, and the added organization will save you time and mental energy.

And to help, you can participate in our bag dump contest. Click here for more details!


Giveaway: Bag Dump Photo Contest!

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Whether you are taking a quick trip to the grocery store or packing for a vacation in Hawaii, you carry your essentials with you – your “world” in a bag – the things you can’t live without. We are giving away this Cinda B. Super Tote II (valued at $111!) for you to win a new home for all of your “must-haves”!

How to the enter the giveaway:

1. Take your current bag and dump everything out! Make it look as raw and real or as posed and picturesque as you’d like.

2. Take a picture of your bag dump.

3. Post it on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram using the hashtag #FranklinBagDump and be sure to tag us in the post! (Instagram: @franklin.planner, Twitter: @PlannerTalk)

This contest begins Monday, March 9, 2015 and ends Friday, March 13, 2015 at noon. A winner will be announced later that day! Happy dumping!

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Giveaway: Pick your Planner!

We want you to love your planner. When you love your planner, it makes it easier to love your plan – organizing your life, checking off daily tasks, getting things done. For this giveaway, you get to pick what you get.


Yes, you pick your planner and your binder and we’ll give it to you!

pickyourplanner banner3Here’s what you need to do to enter:

1. Go to and browse through the planner tab and the binder tab.

2. Find planner pages AND a binder you really love.

3. Post a picture of both the planner pages and the binder you’ve chosen on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter.

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4. Tag us using the following handles: @franklin.planner (Instagram) and @PlannerTalk (Twitter). Make sure we can find you and your post! Include the hashtag #pickyourplanner.

5. In the caption, write about why you chose the planner and binder you did and why you love it! Tell us in a rhyme, acrostic poem, or just simply – but be creative!

Contest ends February 17, 2015 at noon MST. Winner will be announced the follow day.

Giveaway: Leather City Tote

Designed with the sophisticate in mind, this upscale bag features rich, supple leather, a printed interior, an internal zippered pocket, and two slip pockets. Magnetic snap closure. Measures 13” W x 15” H x 4.75” D, Strap drop 11”. Pictured model is 5’8″.

And we’re giving this bag away in navy!


Enter to win this bag by filling out the Rafflecopter form below.

Giveaway ends Monday, February 9, 2015.

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Giveaway: Century Fountain Pen by Cross

What better day to giveaway a fancy pen than on National Handwriting Day?! Add a classic elegance to your writing with the Century Fountain Pen. It gives you the secure convenience of a ballpoint or rollerball with a specially formulated ink and a threaded cap and barrel design.

Threaded cap and barrel design

• Stainless steel nib – certain designs include 23-karat gold plating

• Specially formulated ink flows flawlessly and dries quickly

• Includes 2 Slim Black Fountain Pen Cartridges (#8929-1) that are as neat and easy-to-use as a ballpoint or a rollerball refill




 This giveaway ends Monday, January 26th.

Enter the win this giveaway by filling out the Rafflecopter form below:

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12 Days of Planner Christmas – Photo Challenge

You’ve heard of the 12 Days of Christmas? Well starting December 1st we’ve got the 12 Days of Planner Christmas for you! Post a picture on Instagram and/or Facebook of the planner essential on the corresponding day in December on list below. For example, for “1 Binder” post a picture of your binder on December 1st.


Be creative! Use the hashtag #PlannerChristmas and tag @franklin.planner so that we can see your pictures! Show us your favorite planner essentials and participate for a chance to win a 2015 FC Studio Planner!

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Winner will be announced Monday, December 15, 2014! Happy planning!

Giveaway: 2015 Weekly Planner by Sarah Pinto

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Simple design makes these upbeat planners functional and fun organizing solutions. They measure a mere 5″ by 7″ and are printed and bound in the USA on high-quality 100% recycled paper with soy-based ink. (That means they’re good for the planet!) Staying organized just got a lot more fun.

Includes weekly pages, monthly pages, address/phone pages, notes pages, and pages for special days and future planning. Click here for more details about this planner.

This planner is featured in 3 different designs and we are giving one of each design away! Fill out the Rafflecopter below to enter the giveaway:

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Giveaway winners will be announced Friday, November 21st!

Colors Giveaway Week!

Colors giveaway week 3The Classic-Sized Original Daily Planner now comes in six different colors! To celebrate we are going to give each color away for an entire week.

Here’s how to win your favorite color planner:

  1. Choose your favorite color planner (or favorite colors).
  2. Find which day we are giving that color away on the schedule below. colors calendar
  3. On your favorite color’s day, share the color photo (see below) on your Facebook or Instagram. Be sure to tag FranklinPlanner on Facebook and on Instagram (@franklin.planner) and follow us. Use the hashtag #FPcolorsweek so that we can easily find your post!
  4. Each day at 6:00 MST, we will announce a random winner of the colored planner for that day in the comments section of our post on Facebook and Instagram.

Giveaway: Command Backpack

If you’re often in and out of airports, you’ll appreciate this strategically designed backpack, made for business travelers on the go. It offers a large storage area for jackets and personal carry on items, internal pockets for pens and books, reinforced grab handles on all sides, a floating pocket for smartphone, and dozens of other features, including fully padded laptop and small electronics sleeves…and we’re giving it away!









To enter, fill out the form below:

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One winner will be announced on Tuesday, September 30th.

For more details about this bag, click here.

Giveaway: Cinda B. Horizontal Tote II

This Horizontal Tote features a padded laptop sleeve for up to a 15.5” laptop, two interior slip pockets, and two pen pockets. Keep your water bottle, keys, and cell phone in the generous slip pockets on both the front and back. A full zippered top closure secures all of your possessions and the durable, yet soft, webbing shoulder straps are comfortable to wear and accented with metal hardware.


To enter, fill out the form below:

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One winner will be announced on Tuesday, September 23rd.

For more details about this bag, click here.

Giveaway: Classy City Duffel

To start your autumn travels off right, we are giving away this classy Hadaki City Duffel bag – valued at $199.95! This luscious all-leather bag features accent stitching, sturdy hardware, and an orderly interior.


To enter, simply comment below and tell us,

“How do you stay organized when you travel?”

One winner will be announced on Tuesday, September 9th at 9:00am MDT.

For more details about this bag, click here.

Organized for School

With the new school year around the corner, how prepared are you?

To help you get the chance to prepare and stay a bit more organized, we are giving you the chance to win a Putnam Messenger Bag.

This classic, durable, messenger bag will last (almost) forever. The classic, never-dated style and thick, waxed cotton canvas can take years of wear and still look beautiful. The rich leather details, handle, and shoulder pad give it a touch of rustic character. But the beauty goes beyond the bag. United by Blue uses proceeds from every purchase to organize ocean and waterway cleanup projects around the country. So your attractive messenger bag will add to the beauty all around you.


One winner will be announced on Friday, August 8. To enter simply comment below and tell us, “How do you keep school items organized all year long?”

FC Studio Giveaway

Have you seen our newest and most unique planner?

We are so excited about our new FC Studio Planner, that we have decided to share two designs.

The FC Studio planner combines the creativity of scrapbooking with our time-tested planning features, giving you a beautiful canvas to both organize and record your daily life. Its two-pages-per-week layout gives you space to plan each day of the week, a to-do list, and space for your inspiration and memories. With a new bright design every month, inspirational quotes, and plenty of extra notes pages, you can capture all the details as they happen.

Each FC Studio planner includes the following:

  • Bound-in folder
  • Bound-in plastic zipper pouch*
  • Page finder
  • Perpetual calendar
  • Two pages of event stickers



The two designs we are giving away are non-personlized Floral and Geometric.


Two winners will be announced on Friday, July 25. To enter simply tell us, “What is your favorite part of the new FC Studio Planner?”

Back to School with Sarah Pinto

Start the school year off right with an Academic Planner from Sarah Pinto.

We are here to help give you the tools to keep you and your family organized for the school year. Our Back to School catalog features school organization products that will keep papers filed and backpacks ready.

Our Sarah Pinto planners are such a great tool for school, we are giving away two of them this week. Use them to plan out activities, due dates, schedules, and more.



To enter simply comment and tell us how you get ready for the school year. Do you or your family have a routine?

Two winners will be announced on Friday, July 18.


FranklinPlanner 30th Anniversary


FranklinPlanner is celebrating its

30th Anniversary

We are excited to share how FranklinPlanner has helped millions of people accomplish their goals.  We invite you to share how the planner has helped you – maybe you planned a wedding, a vacation, or even a special anniversary event.  Perhaps you used your planner to research and capture that dream job. We want to celebrate your success as part of our year-long anniversary.

Share your story, and if we feature it, you’ll receive a $100 E-Gift Card for our sites.

The FranklinPlanner team will be reviewing stories on a regular basis and will contact you if your story has been picked as a feature winner.




If your story is picked, we will contact you via the email provided to gather additional information about you and your story. Your story will be used for marketing purposes, and may be featured in a catalog, email, banner, social media, etc.

Liza and Lucca Giveaway

A planner isn’t complete without a binder that shows a person’s sense of style and personality.

After announcing and highlighting some of our new and bright binders, we decided to share two of our favorites with two lucky people. The Lucca Binder and the Liza Binder are two covers that add sophistication and style to any planner.

Two lucky people will have the chance to win one of these two binders.

Lucca Ring-Bound Binder

Classic Size

This beautiful cover protects your plans from the elements and adds a trendy touch to your everyday style.  Made out of stamped PVC from Italy that looks like dyed denim with a metallic sheen, these creative covers will keep you impeccably organized with a pop of color.

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Classic Size

The cover’s intricate crocodile pattern outside and the beautiful paisley interior add an upscale touch. The interior organization will keep you ahead of your day, with pockets for cards, ID, a notepad, and more while the zipper closure keeps it all intact.



The two winners will be announced Friday, June 20 in the afternoon. To enter simply comment on this blog post and share which planner style you prefer. Whether it’s Monticello, Playlist, or Retropop, these binders will compliment them all.

My Favorite 30 Pinterest Contest

What are your 30 favorite FranklinPlanner products?

We are hosting another Pinterest Contest to give you the chance to win one of your favorite FranklinPlanner products for spring! The instructions are listed below in the contest image, but feel free to comment or email any questions you may have to

To enter simply begin by following our Pinterest boards.

Remember to pin the below image to your board using the Pinterest Button, and have fun pinning your 30 favorite products! Remember…if you win you could receive one of your favorite products!

*Note: To follow FTC guidelines, please remember to include in your board’s description that the board is for the FranklinPlanner Pinterest Contest.

The contest begins April 2 and will end April 16, be sure to email your board’s URL to

For any additional Pinterest help, visit their Help Center.


Holiday Traditions Contest

Welcome to our Holiday Traditions Contest!

Do you have a tradition that you must do every year? Or do you have something funny that has become a part of each year’s holiday?

Take that tradition or occurrence and submit it to our Holiday Traditions Contest!

Follow the guidelines listed below to enter.

The First Place Winner will receive a Pearl Fountain Pen by Cross.

The Second Place Winner will receive a Brown Overnight Tote by AutoExec.

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Our panel of judges will select two winning entries and announce the winners on

December 9th, 2013.

Sarah Pinto Academic Planner Giveaway

Enter to win one of three academic planners from Sarah Pinto.

We have rounded-up three of our last Sarah Pinto academic planners. Though the school year has already started, these planners are dated till the beginning of August of next year—making them still very useful!

We loved our Sarah Pinto designs and had to share these last products with you. We have one of each design, and will be giving three different winners one of the displayed planners.

567120_detailThe planners are designed to help organize anyone that is currently busy with academics. However, the planner could be useful for anyone needing some extra planning help. The weekly layout helps you organize your whole week in advance, and lets you know what is coming due in the next few days.

giveaway2-617x218To enter to win, comment on this blog post and let us know what academic year a planner helped you most:Elementary, Middle School, High School, or College? Did learning to plan at a young age help you become a more organized adult?

Three winners will be randomly selected to receive one of the three above designs. The giveaway ends October 29, and the winners will be announced Wednesday, October 30.

*We no longer carry the 2013-2014 Academic Planner by Sarah Pinto. To see current Sarah Pinto notebook designs please visit Sarah Pinto at