Giveaway: 2018 Jibun Techo 3-in-1 Life Log Diary A5 Slim

Thanks to the kindness of one of our readers, I have a beautiful, unused Kokuyo Jibun Techo 3-in-1 2018 Planner to giveaway. I have done a short review of the Diary portion of the planner in the smaller size when they were first available in the US. This is the full monty with the black cloth hard cover with blue elastic and the Life and Idea books slipped into the front and back pockets. The deluxe version, if you will.

I removed the book from the plastic wrapper just long enough to take photos and then slid it back into its protective plastic so that it is ready and waiting for its new home.

TO ENTER: Leave a comment here and, in the spirit of this generous gift from my anonymous reader, tell me what you’ve done or would like to do to “pay it forward” this holiday.

FINE PRINT: All entries must be submitted by 10pm CST on Christmas Eve, December 24, 2017. All entries must be submitted at, not Twitter, Tumblr or Facebook, okay? Winner will be announced on Monday. Winner will be selected by random number generator from entries that played by the rules (see above). Please include your actual email address in the comment form so that I can contact you if you win. I will not save email addresses or sell them to anyone — pinky swear. If winner does not respond within 7 days, I will draw a new giveaway winner. Shipping via USPS first class is covered. Additional shipping options or insurance will have to be paid by the winner. We are generous but we’re not made of money. US and APO/FPO only.

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  1. Last notebook I gave away was for a friend starting his drug rehabilitation. I would see him carrying it around when I would visit and he said he was using it for meeting Notes!

  2. I’m handing out Baron Fig pencils to all the teachers I meet at my son’s school when I pick him up today.

  3. I sent my sister and her son a little something from Field Notes. A Chicago and Haxley pack respectively.

    It’ll be there first foray into a higher level of notebook.

    Hope it sticks.

  4. I’d like to “pay it forward “ this year with extra attentiveness and love towards family , friends, Colleagues .

  5. I’ve had a rough last few months. After 12+ years, I was downsized. Luckily, I landed on my feet and discovered the grass is greener!

    To pay this forward, I would be gracious to the new acquaintances I hope to make in 2018, tell them that life is too short to be caught up in a career, and recognize and enjoy the simple gifts we’re given.

  6. Every Christmas my family picks someone in the area who does not have family and we give them the 12 days of Christmas. On days 1 through 11 we secretly leave small gifts at their door with a card saying “On the first day of Christmas…” to match. On the 12th day we show up and deliver the last gift in person. The kids love it and the people we gift to are always so excited to get the last gift. I am hoping this pays it forward with a tradition my kids will want to carry on!

  7. I will play it forward by providing a Jibun Techo set to a program that supports struggling single moms who are victims of violence and wanting a fresh start so they can realize their self worth.

  8. Lovely giveaway idea! I’m paying it forward by making a donation to teachers for classroom supplies in underserved communities.

  9. In 2018 I’m planning to crochet some blankets for the local Hospice House. I have some appropriate yarn given to me by an elderly lady whose arthritis got too bad for her to continue crocheting.

  10. I have a handful of Platinum Preppies I will probably be giving away, probably a few more that are not meeting my needs.

  11. I love paying it forward all year long. One of my favorites is at Starbucks when I see a policeman, service man, mailman etc in line behind me I will tell the person taking my order to add their beverage to my bill. I especially love to do this when someone holds the door for me too.

  12. First of all, many thanks to you, and the generous reader for this giveaway! This holiday, I enjoyed baking cookies, and giving them to our mail lady, the therapists who help my husband who had a stroke, the staff and members at our fitness center, and the people who always wait on us at our local McDonalds drive-thru, and our Barnes & Noble cafe that we visit regularly.

  13. I volunteer at our local wetlands providing information and education regarding the importance of the preservation of this precious resource.

  14. I gave Field Notes tablets and Blackwing pencils to my staff this year celebrating creativity and organization in 2018:

  15. Like AnnEliz, I have been tipping much more than the customary 20% over the past couple of months. Additionally, my family has been leaving random gifts at our neighbors’ doors. 🙂

  16. I am paying it forward this holiday season by donating free extra tutoring time to local high school students who can’t afford private tutors. I can only hope to inspire these kids as much as they’ve inspired me!

  17. I leave a $1 coin in the coin operated trolleys at Aldi for 20 random strangers across two stores in different neighbourhoods

  18. Cutting back on the craziness of the season so I can give of myself rather than frantically purchasing gifts that are not really needed or wanted. Having time to spend with my folks and grown kids – calm, peaceful, joyful.

  19. I have been giving friends pilot MR fountain pens and Midori MD notebooks as just because gifts to encourage them to capture their ideas and the moments of their lives.

  20. My favorite way to pay it forward this time of year is through the giving trees at my wife’s and my employers. This year we helped two people in local shelters and one family who attends the school where my wife teaches by giving them needed items for the holidays.

    Thanks for the chance and best wishes for a great holiday season!

  21. In recent months I’ve found links to people who need written encouragement – strangers, all of them. People who have encountered devastation, tremendous loss, huge health challenges, or the health challenges of a child or spouse with weeks, months or years of caregiving ahead of them if, in fact, the child or spouse survives. I have pen pals that I enjoy, but I’ve been mindful to add these people I don’t know to my list of people to write to. And now I want to continue that into the new year. I cannot say who benefits more, really – me, or my recipient. But it’s become important to me to continue to give of myself in this way.

  22. This year I let my 5 year old have one of my pilot metropolitans to start using for some of her kindergarten work and hope to get some family using some pens this Christmas.

  23. I am paying it forward this year by donating baked goods to multiple bake sales to raise money for the local homeless shelter.

  24. Oh my! Ths is lovely. Next year I plan to pay it forward by spending more time volunteering at my children’s school. And planning art time with my kids!

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