2017 has started out with a bang! As always, our Planner Squad Swaps have been filling our mailboxes with loads of happiness and planner goodies, and we’re not about to stop. Yep, you know what that means, it’s time to sign up for the February 2017 swap!
You never know when the rules are going to change, so make sure you read this post, and mark these dates in your planners! We’re super strict on our rules, so you don’t want to miss any important info.
How does the Planner Squad Swap work?
Basically, you fill out the form at the bottom of this page, and around the 1st of the month, you will be paired with your very own Squadette Sister! You and your swap buddy will each shop for and/or create planner related goodies to be packaged up and shipped to your partner! Swap partners are paired together – so whoever you are sending to, will be sending something to you in return.
Who can participate in the swaps?
Anyone on planet earth can participate in our swaps, as long as you are a Squadette, aka a member of our facebook group. Want to be a Squadette too? Come join us in our awesome facebook group!
[Yes – we will check if you are a member or not! Non-member forms will be trashed! Don’t let your sign up form go to the virtual trash can. Make sure you join our FB group!]
What is the monthly limit we should spend on our swap partner?
Your swap package should be valued at $15. That may or may not including shipping, that is up to you.
You are more than welcome to spend more on your swap partner if you would like, however, that does not guarantee you will get the same amount in return.
Do NOT send a package worth less than $15! (again, that can include shipping if you would like, unless you are an international swapper).
When is the deadline to sign up?
The signup deadline for the February 2016 swap is January 31st.
Okay, I signed up! When will I be assigned a swap partner?
Emails are generally sent out with your swap partners information around the 1st of every month (sometimes it’s the 2nd or 3rd). Check the facebook group for updates, because we will be sharing a list of who we have signed up for the swap.
If you did not get an email, check your spam folder. If you still can’t find your email, contact us to let us know.
Make sure to add firstname.lastname@example.org to your contacts and/or create a filter so your email will go to your inbox!
Is there a shipping deadline?
All swap packages MUST be shipped (with a tracking number sent to your partner) by the end of the day on February 15th. That gives everyone about two weeks to shop for their partner and put together a package, which is plenty of time.
If for some reason you cannot get to the post office in time to ship your partner’s package, you MUST let us and your Squadette Sister know. Once you ship your package, please send your partner the tracking number so they can be on the lookout for their happy mail!
Also, it is important to note – order numbers are NOT the same as tracking numbers! Your order needs to be SHIPPED by the shipping date.
If you send your partner an order number that shows an order was placed on the shipping deadline date, you will be considered late and could possibly be banned from future swaps.
Other things you should know as a swap participant
If you flake out on your partner and do not send a swap gift – you will be forever banned from the Planner Squad facebook group and no longer be allowed to participate in future swaps.
Also, since partners are paired in groups of two – your swapper will know who their flaky swap partner was, which could ultimately end up in a bad reputation for yourself.
If you sign up – follow through. Zero tolerance for flaky swappers!
Please do not wait to receive a package before sending yours. That’s not how it works! If everyone waited to receive a package before sending one in return – no one would ever get any packages! If you sign up – follow through!
If you sign up – follow through!
If you still are unsure of what’s expected of you, watch this video in the group.
**Disclaimer: Planner Squad and Facebook is not responsible for any wrong doings that may happen during a swap. When you sign up – keep in mind that you are taking a risk. We have no way to force anyone to send packages. That means, if someone doesn’t follow through on their end of the deal – you may not end up with a package that month. While that really stinks and we try to avoid that as much as possible, we’re ultimately not responsible if you do not get a gift in return. By signing up you are telling us that you understand there is a possibility that you may not receive anything in return. If you do not receive a package by the end of the month – contact Jenn or Amy immediately to report it. We will not be chasing down your swap partner for you – that is your responsibility.
That means, if someone doesn’t follow through on their end of the deal – you may not end up with a package that month. While that really stinks and we try to avoid that as much as possible, we’re ultimately not responsible if you do not get a gift in return. By signing up you are telling us that you understand there is a possibility that you may not receive anything in return. If you do not receive a package by the end of the month – contact Jenn or Amy immediately to report it. We will not be chasing down your swap partner for you – that is your responsibility.
By signing up you are telling us that you understand there is a possibility that you may not receive anything in return. If you do not receive a package by the end of the month – contact Jenn or Amy immediately to report it. We will not be chasing down your swap partner for you – that is your responsibility.
It’s a new year which means, for many, time to make new year’s resolutions. I am not usually one who likes to make resolutions for the new year. Probably because I know I will only stick to them for a couple weeks at most.
This year is different, though. This year I want to try keeping up with a journal. I don’t want to do it alone, though. I would love to experience this journey with my fellow “Squadettes”. That is why I’ve decided to put together the Planner Squad Journal Challenge.
If you think about it, our planners are like a journal in itself. Raise your hand if you like to keep your old planners, and flip through them to reminisce on what your life was like at that particular moment in time.
I know many of us planner girls do just that. That is why I thought hosting a journal challenge right here within our Planner Squad would be full of fun, inspiration, and accountability.
Planner Squad Journal Challenge
How does the challenge work exactly? Well, basically Squadettes (such as yourself) will sign up to participate in the challenge by filling out the form below (keep reading, it’s at the bottom of the post).
Once you sign up, you will start receiving weekly challenge emails. These emails will guide you to a password protected page with that particular week’s journal prompt.
Of course, you can write more than once a week if you’d like. Some may even prefer to write in their journals daily. We thought that having weekly versus daily prompts will help make keeping your journal seem less overwhelming.
Why Would I Want to Keep a Journal?
Journaling is so good for the soul. It’s a way to put your feelings onto paper, and for many, express their creativity in a very personal way.
Many like to keep journals to pass on to their future children, grandchildren, and so on. There’s nothing more priceless than a record of your loved one’s outlook on life. It’s like having a very special piece of your own history, preserved in a very personal record.
Others prefer to journal simply for themselves. It’s a way for them to vent their frustrations, reflect on some of their fondest memories, or share their deepest worries and concerns. It’s also a creative outlet for many.
Check out some of our very own Squadette’s journals:
Sign up for the Challenge
The great thing about this challenge is that there is no designated start or end time. It is designed to send the email prompts in order, starting from the beginning, no matter when you sign up.
That’s right – you can jump in at any time, and will never be behind! The challenge will continue until we either run out of ideas (not likely with Amy the idea master)
To start receiving weekly challenge emails, simply fill out the form below. Once you confirm your subscription, you will receive the first challenge email. The challenge emails will continue to hit your inbox each week with a new challenge to tackle.
Are you going to participate in the Planner Squad Challenge? Comment below to let us know!