5 Weeks of Celebrating 5 Years: Week 5

We are at the fifth and final week of celebrating my 5-year blogging anniversary!

This past spring we visited family.  My sister-in-law had bought a Chocolate A5 Classic (previously known as the Cross) from Filofax but decided that she didn’t want it.  So she passed it along to me in the hope that I would find a good home for it.  Currently, I don’t have a need for an A5.  So I asked if she would mind if I raffle it off as part of my 5-year giveaway.

You can see the features of the binder below:

A full set of blank tabs.

A5 notepaper.

An A5 Today ruler.

Perfectly aligned rings.

One sheet of four open-top pockets.

A pocket for a note pad at the back.

This binder is in near-perfect condition and has not been used.

This is a very generous offer from my sister-in-law, so I do ask one thing of all who enter the give-away: Please do not enter the contest just to turn around and sell the planner should you win.  Obviously I cannot control what you do once it’s in your hands, but I kindly and respectfully ask that you enter only if you do not sell it to make money on it.  My sister-in-law only wants to send the binder to someone who can use it and is doing so out of the kindness of her heart.  If you decide you do not want or like the planner, I ask that you pay it forward and give it away to someone who can use it.

Also, simply to protect myself: While I do intend to package the binder to prevent the least amount of damage during shipping, I cannot guarantee that there will be no damage once it has been shipped.  By entering and winning the contest, you accept the binder as is upon arrival to you.  There will be no return of the binder and no cash equivalent should the binder be damaged during shipping.  In short, by entering and winning the raffle, you are taking a chance that the binder will be lost/stolen/damaged during shipping with no compensation for it if any of those things happen.

To Enter: Be sure to leave a comment below, as that’s the only way to enter the give-away.  Due to the cost of shipping an item of this size and weight, the raffle is only open to US residents.  Only one entry per person; any additional entries will be deleted.  (I do approve comments, and sometimes it takes me a while to get to them.  Don’t be alarmed if your comment doesn’t show up immediately.)

Deadline:  All comments must be received before Friday, December 26 at 11:59 p.m. (United States, Eastern time).

Winning:  Winner will be chosen at random using Random.org on Saturday, December 27.  I will announce the winner at the bottom of the comments below this post; be sure to subscribe to the comments so you are notified.  I will have no other way of contacting you.

To Claim:  The winner must claim his/her prize by Monday, December 29 at 9 p.m. (United States, Eastern time) by emailing me at WellPlannedLifeBlog at gmail dot com.  If the chosen winner does not respond by that time, I will choose a new winner.  Winner will receive the Chocolate A5 Classic binder and inserts shown in the photos above.

All decisions are final.

Good luck and thanks for reading!

*Disclaimer: I am in no way affiliated with the Filofax brand.  The binder was given to me for the purpose of raffling it off; no cash was exchanged on my part for this item.  I will pay shipping with my own money.  All opinions are my own.


  1. Very nice! I would like my name entered!!! Thanks!!!

  2. Hello,
    I have stumbled upon your blog and dont remember how I came upon it but I l love reading your blog throughout of years. Seeing what you do to your planners are an inspiration to me since I am just started out in the planner world.

  3. Would love to win! Thank you for such a fun giveaway!

  4. I didn't subscribe in my last post please enter me in your planner raffle

  5. Would love to win this and get *my* lovely sister-in-law started with Filofax! Thanks for the opportunity!

  6. What a beautiful A5 Filofax!

  7. Thank you all for the comments and for reading the blog! The winner, chosen by Random.org, is comment #5: Arlie! Please email me at WellPlannedLifeBlog at gmail dot com by Monday, Dec. 29, 9 pm (Eastern time) to claim the binder. Congratulations!

  8. Thank you so much! I've emailed you my info. Thanks to you and your sister-in-law for your generosity! Love your blog - have picked up so many ideas and tips!

    1. Thanks Arlie! I didn't get the email. Did you send it to WellPlannedLifeBlog (as opposed to WellPlannedLife -- that email belongs to someone else)?

  9. Arlie - I have not received an email from you at this time. Please email me at WellPlannedLifeBlog at gmail dot com or tell me how I can email you by Monday night at 9 pm. Thanks!


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