Review & GIVEAWAY: Levenger Master Agenda

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For those who don’t want to bother with a ring-bound planner but a spiral or bound book doesn’t quite work either, Levenger’s Master Agenda might be just what you’re looking for.  The planner has discs instead of rings or spirals which give you the flatness and smaller size of a spiral or bound book but the ability to add and subtract pages like a ring binder.  I was skeptical this type of ring would work but it really seems to.

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I was thrilled when Levenger offered to send me a Master Agenda to review.  I’ve read about Levenger products and spent a lot of time on the website but I’ve never had an opportunity to actually see the product first hand.  If you haven’t either, now’s your chance.

The Agenda sells for a reasonable $39.  It has a plastic cover on the front and back.  The cover is very nice, strong plastic and could be a great place to put post-it notes.  The color scheme on the pages is a peachy orange and white.  It has enough color to be pleasant to look at but not so much that you couldn’t decorate your pages if you wanted to.

The first few pages are pretty traditional:

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Then we get to the good stuff – the monthly pages.  The monthly pages are tabbed with the first six months in the first set and the last six months in the second set.  Because the tabs are split into two sections, they’re large and easy to use.  I would probably prefer smaller tabs so I could see all the months at the same time but it’s not a deal breaker for me.  The monthly pages have split boxes for Saturday and Sunday.  That is a deal breaker.  I usually avoid calendars with split weekends because I have just as much or more going on on the weekend as during the week.  There’s also no Notes column which I use a lot on my current set-up.  Also, the monthly pages start with Monday – I do like that.

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What I really love about this planner is the two-page layout for the week.  It is SO functional!  The days of the week boxes aren’t necessarily anything special but the right side is awesome!  I love the Weekly To Do List, Weekly Goals section (which I would probably use for my menu) and the area for Notes.  This is a nice change from a traditional weekly set-up and could work really well for me.

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There’s no page finder like I’m used to but the pages have a tear off corner.  I’d probably use a post it or clip to mark my place.

I know a lot of you are going to want to know about the paper quality.  I didn’t want to write in the planner since I’m going to give it to some lucky reader but the pages are fairly heavy and would probably work great for most pens.

The Master Agenda also comes with a few sample apps:

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There are also lots of options for customizing your planner, including leather covers, different size and color discs, pockets, post-its, etc.  Levenger also sells a punch so you can make your own pages.  The planners come in three sizes including compact, junior and letter.  In case you’re wondering how the Junior compares, here it is next to a Franklin Covey Classic and a Personal Filofax:

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I’m definitely a ring-bound planner girl, but if I was to switch to something else, this could possibly be my planner of choice (I’d just have to decide if I could live with those split weekends on the monthly page).  I like the spiral binder feel with the ring bound options.  It really does seem the best of both worlds.

Levenger Master Agenda Giveaway

If you would like to win this planner, and this giveaway is open to everyone, here’s what you need to do:

1. To enter, please leave a comment on this post. Your comment is your entry and only one entry per person. I will not be responding to comments since the comments are entries.  If you have a question, email me at homemakersdaily at yahoo dot com.

2. Entries will close at 6:00 pm Central Standard Time on Sunday, December 8, 2013.  Any entries submitted after that time will not be counted.

3. The winner will be determined via Random.org.

4. The winner will be announced on Homemakersdaily on Monday, December 9, 2013.

5. The winner must email me with their mailing address by 10:00 p.m. central standard time on Wednesday, December 11, 2013.  If I have not received an email from the winner by that time, a new winner will be chosen. So be sure to check back to see if you won!

Good Luck Everyone!

Comments

  1. Christina Obregon says:

    This is just what I have been looking for!

  2. Thank you for this giveaway! Looking forward to win!
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  3. Just found your blog and am excited to look around! Would love to win the planner! *fingers crossed* Thanks!!

  4. Wow! Looks like a great planner! This would definitely help get me organized and productive!

  5. I really want to try disk agenda, it looks cool!

  6. That’s really tempting… Thank you for this giveaway ;)

    Good luck for the installation in your new home:)

  7. Thank you for the giveaway and the review! Love your blog and have learned so much about planning from you.

  8. I’ve had my eye on this one! Thanks for a great blog and a fantastic giveaway!
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  9. Thanks so much for the review. I’ve never seen this layout and these pages so was very interested. They look really functional while not being esthetically boring! Looking forward to learning who the lucky winner will be!

  10. Micalela says:

    I love Levenger Circa notebooks. Never used their agendas before. They are really versatile.

  11. I’ve been looking at these!!! Thanks for the wonderful review and fantastic giveaway!!!!!!

  12. Very nice…I think Arc by Staples has similar products that would accomodate this planner. I would give it a try :-)

  13. LaShonda says:

    I love Levenger product’s. They have beautiful accessories for their notebooks. I have made several recents purchases.

  14. What a stunning planner! It would make an excellent household binder!

  15. I’d love to win. Thank you for the chance. ^_^

  16. What a great opportunity! I haven’t seen those disks in Puerto Rico.

  17. Alice Dial says:

    I have been a big Levenger fan for years. Their quality is the best. I’ve been thinking of trying this new system and would love to receive it. Thanks for the opportunity to win one!

  18. I visit the Levenger website every now and then and have often wondered abou these. Thank you for the offer Patty…I hope the renovations are not wearing you out!

  19. judy Brammer says:

    So need to be more organized as a math tutor. Would love this planner.

  20. I have never seen that planner before. Looks great!

  21. Wow. I was looking at this last night with their Black Friday. I went right through to paying. Only stopped when shipping came up at $85!!! That was more than EVERYTHING I wanted to buy on their sit!!

  22. Kathleen Mixon says:

    The format of the weekly pages definitely are nice. I would love to try this planner out.

  23. Ladonna Tilley says:

    Great organizer….would love to win it…

  24. I have always used Franklin, but this looks geared more toward what I need!

  25. Thank you for the giveaway, and for the very detailed review of the planner pages. I have been using the discbound notebook for notes, and have been considering using it for a planner. This could be just the time.

  26. Oh, pick me, pick me! I love that planner! I’ve been searching and searching since September and haven’t found anything I like. This I love! I’ve had Franklin Coveys, Day Timers, etc…, spiral, ring-binders, compact styles, desk sizes… you name it, like you, I am very picky. This would be perfect!
    Thanks for the contest!
    Robin
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  27. Nice layout!

  28. oneshabbychick says:

    Thanks for the giveaway! This planner looks nice and I love the weekly layout too.

  29. Looks very interesting! I am such a planner geek! Would love to win!

  30. I am so in love with these planners! I have been eyeing them for a while. I’d love to enter!!

  31. I have been looking for one like this for FOREVER! Thanks for sharing!!

  32. Thanks for the giveaway. I always wondered how the paper stays on the rings but it obviously works and the layout seems to offer plenty of space.

  33. Looks very user friendly and planners are still highly useful and necessary even in this age of ALL techie since many times computer crashes will wipe out ALL your work in seconds. I would use this for sure.

  34. Elissa Singer says:

    I would love to own this system. I like that it can be taken completely apart and then rearranged to fit the day and my needs in an instant. One of the most exciting things about this product to me is the fact that you can use different sized papers in it because the discs hold them in place unlike a traditional ring binder.

  35. I have been trying to decide what my planner would be for next year. I love this one! Hope I win!
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  36. Kelly Marriott says:

    This definitely sounds like a great option for 2014. I love the flexibility! Thanks for the giveaway! I would love to try it out.

  37. Kay Martin says:

    Thank you for the opportunity to win this planner. Merry Christmas and God Bless!

  38. This looks great!!

  39. I love this planner! Thanks for the review and the giveawa. :)

  40. gina lovejoy says:

    I love Levenger. Thanks for the chance

  41. Ooh! I love that format! And it bends back around like a spiral. WIN! lol Thanks for reviewing it, as it’s not something I would have looked at otherwise.

  42. mary wilson says:

    Thanks for introducing another calendar option. I have been so inspired to reorder my life with some organization and it is working. Hoping I am a lucky winner. Thanks again for all the tools and tips.

  43. Lori Kaye says:

    I have been thinking maybe it’s time for me to start using a planner….this one looks pretty slick!

  44. I LOVE planners. I normally go for the same type of paperback ring ones but this could be just what I’m after!

  45. jennifer Parker says:

    would love this

  46. This looks like a cool planner. Thank you for the opportunity!

  47. p. august says:

    Good thing you can’t see me…I’m drooling.

  48. Love your site. You are SO thorough & organized, it puts me to shame. Love following the remodel as well. All the best during the holiday season and new year!

  49. I would love to win this planner. I would like to try out the week spread; I’ve never used a planner with that format before. Thanks for the giveaway opportunity.

  50. Levenger makes really nice products. Thank you for the review and giveaway, I am going to go check out their website :)

  51. Lovely!
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  52. This looks awesome! I’ve always wanted to try Levenger products.
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  53. Elaine Willis says:

    I have to have something new. What I am using is just not working.

  54. Antonia Tillman says:

    I would love to win this great organizer!

  55. Hello Patty,

    Firstly, I love your blog. Just discovered you a month ago through plannerisms. What you have here is a treasure chest of organizational gold! The recipes don’t hurt either. So thank you so much for hosting this blog. Regarding the Levenger planner it seems to be best of both worlds. Imagine that , the lightness of a spiral and the convenience of a ring bound, genius. Hope I get a chance to try it out.
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  56. I would describe the whole disc-bound planner system as LIFE CHANGING. :)
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  57. I’ve been considering a disc-bound planner for a while now, so this is a great opportunity!

  58. This is a great give away. Thank you. I am in the process of trying circa to replace my personal filofax. Lisa

  59. Oh you always have such great time management tips! No wonder those folks are sending you stuff. :) Thanks for the opportunity to win this cool planner!

  60. I use the disc-bound system. Thank you for this wonderful giveaway and opportunity to try this planner.

  61. Sharon A. says:

    It looks like a great planner. Thanks for the chance to win!

  62. Looks interesting! I thought I’d mention that Levenger *does* make snap-in page-finders, but they are available separately from Levenger. I do love other products of theirs, especially their fountain pens.

  63. I’ve been looking at these for a while now. I was never sure if I liked them but this one is really nice.

  64. I just found your site last night and have to say that I love it! So much information!

  65. Love this site. Just discovered it last night!

  66. This is exactly what I need!

  67. Jos MOrgan says:

    I love Levenger Circa and have used their 8.5×11 agenda several years. This smaller size would be great for school.

  68. Love your blog. Thanks for all you share.

  69. jane wrthmann says:

    I love the way they put this together. I have been searching for the right one for me, and was thinking I would have to create one myself, but here it is. thanks I love Levenger products.

  70. This planner looks great. I have never had a disc bound one before.

  71. My boss has the levenger and I have admired it from afar. Would like to have my own :).

  72. jen mc c says:

    This looks like a really awesome usable planner and would be great for school, baby apts, dr apts myself, and all of the above craziness

  73. Just starting to re-imagine my use of planners for 2014. This would be an awesome platform to start from. Thanks!

  74. Paula Clemmer says:

    Love your explanation and pictures. Levenger is a beautiful option and would love to win! Really appreciated your alternative use ideas for traditional planner pages. I’m making the switch from traditional to alternative. Thanks so much!

  75. Shira Friedman says:

    Thank you so much for your terrific blog and this generous giveaway! I love Levenger and have used their Circa notebooks for years, but have never tried their planner. Their paper is so smooth to write on, and the disc-bound system is great for lefties!

  76. This contest is now closed. Check back tomorrow, December 9th, to find out who won this great planner.

    Thanks to everyone who entered.
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