Planner Specifics

Why did the Daily Grind Planner choose the discbound system?

Our guarantee is that The Daily Grind Discbound Planner is one that you’ll use from cover to cover. What we found to be true with a coil bound system, is that once somebody missed a page, it set their entire planner out of sorts and hurt their motivation to continue. With the discbound system, you can simply move the page for the day you missed to the following week, and your planner continues on seamlessly. Furthermore, it’s no secret that we love seasonal cover launches. Without the discbound system, our seasonal covers were launched as entirely new planners. With the discbound system, our seasonal covers can be covers on their own that you can interchange for the month in which it’s relevant (Christmas cover in December, Halloween cover in October and so forth). We also have a TON of other amazing ideas on how to use the discbound system to make sure your Daily Grind Planner is your BEST goal setting, planning and life organizing asset.

How is the Daily Grind Discbound Planner different from the Original Daily Grind Planner?

The new Daily Grind Discbound Planner is a product of feedback we received from our amazing customers & community. The system remains the same, the philosophies and ideas behind the planner remain the same … but the specifics were completely changed as a result of your feedback.

1 - Interchangeable covers & pages for completely flexible planning & goal setting. 

2 - A more travel friendly / durable format with a new matte hardcover finish, and corner protectors. 

3 - More content in the way of a 30 day challenge on the inside front cover for you to enjoy.

4 - Changes made to the daily page giving you more space to write out your goals, and your daily schedule. 

5 - Changes made to the 4 month habit tracker to allow for more space documenting your notes and rating your progress towards accomplishing your goals.

6 - Improved “week ahead” and “week in review” format for a more concise yet effective system for planning for & monitoring your week to week progress.

For a more in depth review of the new planner content, go check out the “inside-look” section of our website.

How many months of planning are included in a planner?

The planners are equipped with 4 months worth of custom sheets for daily, weekly & monthly planning and goal setting!

Why are your seasonal planners frequently out of stock?

Our seasonal designs are always launched on a limited basis. We think it’s fun to own stuff that’s unique, and we like that our planner designs are being seen as collector's items.

How can you guarantee no bleedthrough with your planners?

Our planners are made up of 148gsm paper, which is a very thick stock. It ensures the ink from your pen or highlighter is never seen through to the back of the page.

What should I use the blank pages for?

What you do with the blank pages is limited only to your imagination. In our community group on Facebook, there is an album dedicated to showcasing what other customers are doing with their blank pages. You can also check out our Instagram for ideas: @thedailygrindplanner

What is the Daily Grind community group I keep hearing about?

Our community group is merely that: a community of people we’ve created on Facebook who own a Daily Grind Planner and like to share ideas on how to best use their planners, and also like to discuss challenges, successes and various questions they may have about their personal growth journey.

Who is the planner best suited for?

Honestly, anybody! If you feel you’d like to be clearer on the goals that matter to you, and would like a system for staying consistent in your pursuit of those goals, this planner is meant for YOU.

Why aren’t the planners dated?

The idea is not that you specifically follow a calendar month. The idea is TODAY is the best day to start working on your goals. The dates are left blank so that TODAY can be your start date, and you progress all throughout your planner (for 4 months) AND beyond.

Why are they 4-month planners?

The Daily Grind Planner was created as a 4 month goal setting system because we see 4 months as the sweet spot. It's enough time to accomplish major goals, but it's not as overwhelming as a 12 month planner would be.

Luxe Collection

Why do metal discs on a discbound planner matter? 

Metal discs bring unmatched durability and reliability, ensuring your planner withstands daily use without warping or bending. These robust discs offer stability, keeping your pages secure while providing a sleek and professional aesthetic. Additionally, their smooth surface allows effortless page turning, enhancing the overall user experience of your planner.

Why vegan leather covers?

Choosing a planner with vegan leather cover pages signifies a commitment to both style and sustainability. While it may incur a higher cost compared to cardstock, vegan leather offers exceptional durability and a luxurious feel. It's not only environmentally friendly but also resilient against wear and tear, ensuring your planner remains a long-lasting companion. The premium quality and elegant aesthetics of vegan leather elevate the overall look and feel of your planner, making it a sophisticated and enduring organizational asset.

Why is the price different from your regular cover & discs?

The short answer is; the price of vegan leather, and metal discs is greater than the price of a printed cover & plastic discs. Some retailers will offer metal discs without a cover for over $30USD, so we like to feel we’ve worked hard at offering you good value on our new luxe covers & discs.

Will the luxe collection sell out or remain for sale on your website?

Nothing is permanent on our website, but the goal is to keep the luxe covers and discs in stock for the majority of 2024. It is also our intention to introduce new colorways and patterns throughout the year.

Why are the prices of the luxe dividers different from the regular ones?

The luxe dividers are made up of a sturdier and more costly PVC plastic. The intent is to provide you with not only a divider that has a clean aesthetic, but also provide a more durable option than a regular cardstock divider.

Why plastic dividers?

Plastic dividers outshine other dividers for their durability and longevity. They withstand wear and tear better, offer superior protection, and are more resistant to spills or damage. Their reusable nature makes them a sustainable choice, reducing waste in the long run compared to other disposable dividers.

Why buy specifically the Daily Grind luxe dividers?

The luxe dividers have been meticulously designed, sized & crafted to fit your Daily Grind planner perfectly. You will notice the difference in the way they flow and quite simply WORK with your Daily Grind luxe covers, OR our regular core / seasonal covers. 

Will my dividers fit in other disc bound planners?

Unlikely. The size & hole pattern for our dividers are set up specifically for your Daily Grind planner. 

planner stickers

WHAT DIFFERENT TYPES OF PLANNER STICKERS DOES THE DAILY GRIND OFFER?

We carry decorative and functional planner stickers to help you utilize your planner to the max, but we also have full decorative Daily Sticker Kits available for those who want to go all in with decorating your planner pages.

What are the Daily Sticker Kits used for?

Our Daily Sticker Kits are designed specifically for the Daily Pages within the Daily Grind Planner. These kits are a great way to add some decoration AND functionality to your planner and each kit comes with 2 sticker sheets with 110+ themed stickers.

What kind of paper is used for the stickers?

We use two different types of premium quality sticker paper across all of our products. Depending on which sticker sheet you're browsing the stickers are either printed on ... 1) an ink-friendly matte sticker paper that allows for quick repositioning and a no smudge writing experience ... or 2) a premium clear sticker paper for a seamless look inside your planner.

WHERE CAN I GET EXTRA INSPIRATION AND/OR HELP ON HOW TO USE THESE STICKERS IN WITH MY DAILY GRIND PLANNER?

If you've purchased from us before .. Join our Daily Grind Support & Accountability group on Facebook! We have a private community support group for all Daily Grind Customers where we share excuslive content, tutorials, perks on launches, prizes, etc! In this group we will be sharing A LOT of ideas and tips on how we are using the planner stickers and how others in our community are using them as well.

DO STICKERS REALLY HELP MAKE PLANNING MORE FUN & EFFECTIVE?

They sure do! The simple philosophy is that if you're putting time into making your planner pages aesthetically pleasing with stickers, you're more likely to do the things written down in your planner. Plus, stickers are great functionally for creating visuals in your planner, color coding goals/habits, and noting important tasks. So, YES! Stickers make planning more fun & definitely effective!

My Dream Life Blueprint WOrkbook

How is the Dream Life Blueprint different from the Daily Grind Planner?

Note that the Daily Grind Planner, and the Dream Life Blueprint Workbook have a completely different purpose. While the planner’s intent is to identify your goals, and track them daily; the workbook is about learning to understand what you truly want out of life, creating a grand vision for yourself, and setting goals as well as giving you the tools to chase those goals daily. The Daily Grind Planner is a daily habit, while the Blueprint is a project you’ll want to take on anytime you’re feeling as though your life needs a bit of direction.

What makes the Dream Life Blueprint different from other workbooks?

We feel the Dream Life Blueprint is the perfect balance of supportive content, guided exercises, and clear instruction. Many workbooks can feel more like planners,  journals, or be downright confusing. Ours is intended to truly help you with self-discovery, personal growth, and goal setting in a way that is thoughtful, thorough and clear. By the end of this workbook, you should have greater clarity on your life’s vision, and what is going to motivate you in your pursuit of seeing it through. 

Why is the Dream Life Workbook laid out like an artist pad?

The founder & author, Angie Bellemare, models all of the resources from the Daily Grind brand on how she herself works. In this instance, the workbook was a process Angie took herself through years ago, and she did so on an artist pad. She notes that having an oversized pad spread out across her coffee table, surrounded by her pens, markers and extra notepads created a sense of immersion and allowed her to give the tasks the undivided attention they deserved. In going through the Dream Life Blueprint Workbook, you’ll experience a similar sense of immersion that will allow you to eliminate distractions and focus on the importance of the questions & answers you’ll be faced with in the workbook.

How will the Dream Life Blueprint help me?

The Dream Life Blueprint consists of 10 chapters where you will be guided through the following topics:

  • Where you are currently in your life (what are you happy with, and less-happy with).
  • What personality profile do you best identify with?
  • What do you value (What fills your cup & can make a higher priority in your life)?
  • What do you really want to accomplish in your life?
  • What are the main motivators that will help get you there?
  • What risks draining your energy along the way (setting boundaries and how to say “no”)?
  • How can you reset from an “off-day” to avoid down time in the pursuit of your goals?
  • Identifying where your time may be being wasted, and implementing time hacks to help.
  • What needs to change for you to accomplish your goals?
  • Create a game plan to design and pursue your dream life!

Daily Grind Pens & Highlighters

What makes the Daily Grind pens different?

At the end of the day, you can find so many designs & specs for your pen sets. We curated this specific construction for our Daily Grind pens because we feel they are the best overall quality & value for your planning needs. From the color selection, the fine tip and the durable build. The Daily Grind pen set will give you everything you need to flex your creative abilities in the most enjoyable and effective way possible.

Why do the Daily Grind pens include so many colors?

Sure… blue, black and red are the most popular colors. But what’s the fun in that? The goal with the variety of colors in our pen set is that you’ll use them all for color coding your goals, or color coding your progress, or using the colors in some way to add a unique flare to your Daily Grind planner, or Dream Life Blueprint Workbook.

What is the purpose of the Dual Tip on the Daily Grind Highlighter set?

The dual tip was an option just too perfect to pass up. On one side of the highlighter, you have a tip that is sized perfectly to accommodate highlighting & color coding your top 10 goals, and just about every other ‘highlightable’ area of the daily pages. On the other side, you have a narrower tip, which is perfect for doodling, or coloring in your doodles. We feel the dual tip is perfect for maximizing your creative abilities, but also ensures you are being as efficient as possible with your Daily Grind Planner.

Why are there no neon color options in your highlighter set?

We here at the Daily Grind love the idea of consistency. You won’t often find neon colors in our cover designs, or in any of our graphic work online or in our planners / workbooks. The pastel colors from our highlighter sets, we feel, align with the color scheme of your planner cover, are ink friendly, quick drying and also ensure that there aren’t any dramatic contrasts when you’re designing your daily pages. Afterall, every goal deserves your attention!

TRAVEL PLANNER CASE

Will the case hold my electronics too?

The case is mainly intended to hold your Daily Grind Planner + accessories. It’s unlikely that it’ll fit your laptop. However, it will fit most tablets, electronics and peripherals, such as a mouse, headphones and tablet keyboard attachments.

Is the case built for durability?

The case is made from a thick polyester composition which is intended to protect and withstand a bit of “rough stuff”. Also, the hardware is all aluminum as opposed the plastic which will help your case last longer and be more durable.

Will the case fit multiple planners?

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Will the cases remain in stock?

As you may know, nothing is “permanent” at the Daily Grind. However, the cases are considered a part of our “core” collection, which means they will be restocked and remain in inventory until a new rendition is designed & created.

Payment

Are prices in my currency?

The prices on the website are automatically listed in USD, but by scrolling to the bottom of the home page, you have the option of selecting any currency.

What forms of payment do you accept?

We accept most major credit cards, as well as Paypal

Is my payment information secure?

Shopify is the engine that runs our online store. They are what the industry refers to as Certified Level 1 PCI DSS compliant. It means that the store is equipped with data encryption tools, protection of Shopify payment transfers, prevention of viruses at the servers, risk analysis tools as well as constant security monitoring. We value your privacy and data’s security. We will continue to align with the best possible partners to ensure you are never at risk.

How will the charge show up on my credit card?

The charge will show up as being from “Donuts Dumbbells and Dreams LLC”. That is our parent company.

Shipping

What is 'Route Package Protection'?

Route's Package Protection is a package protection solution that helps cover your order in the event that your order gets lost, stolen, or damaged while in transit while also protecting the planet. We know how frustrating it is to have something happen to your order, so we’ve partnered with Route to offer added assurance that you’re supported, no matter what.

You can also utilize the Route App to visually track all of your online orders in one place and easily file a claim with their team. Whether you’re tracking via the Route App or online Route’s real-time shipping updates keep you in the loop throughout every part of your delivery.

How does 'route' work?

If your Route-protected order ends up lost, damaged, or stolen, Route’s expert support team helps ensure that your order gets replaced or refunded as preferred. Claims will be reviewed for approval within 1-2 business days from filing.  

Need to file a claim?  File here

Once your order has been fulfilled by our team, a shipping confirmation with a tracking number will be emailed. You can download  Route’s mobile app for iOS or Android to visually track your package and receive real-time notifications on its estimated delivery.

What if My Order Never Arrives, is Damaged, or is Stolen?

Route definitely helps cover these instances! To protect your order against loss or theft, add Green Package Protection at checkout. 

If your order has not arrived, please file a claim with Route here. 

Route covers damage as well! To protect your order against damage that occurred during shipping, add Route Protect at checkout. 

If your order has arrived to you damaged, please take photos of the item and the packaging it arrived in to include in your claim when filing. 

You can file a claim with Route here.

If your order has defects or you suspect it was damaged during manufacturing, please reach out to us and we will be happy to work with you to remedy the situation.

When Should I File a Claim?

Marked As Delivered (Stolen)

  • Claims will be reviewed no earlier than 5 calendar days and no later than 30 calendar days from when it was marked delivered. 
  • Please note, some order issues may require a police report to be filed.

Stuck In Transit (Lost)

  • For domestic orders, claims will be reviewed no earlier than 2 calendar days and no later than 30 calendar days from the last update. The maximum filing time is 365 days from the order date.
  • For international orders, claims will be reviewed no earlier than 20 calendar days and no later than 30 calendar days from the last update. The maximum filing time is 365 days from the order date.

Damaged

  • Claims for damaged items require photos of the packaging and item(s) and must be filed no later than 30 calendar days from when it was marked delivered.

All of Route’s policies are listed here

Is 'Route' a Licensed Insurance Company?

While Route itself is not an insurance company, Route is authorized to provide access to shipping insurance. It does this through its entity, Safe Order Solutions, which is licensed to sell the shipping insurance issued by Seg Insurance Ltd. This makes Route's Protect product legal and compliant for brands to offer as shipping insurance to their customers.

How long before my order gets shipped?

We typically process your order within 24-72 business hours (with some exceptions). Sometimes our launches are on “pre-order”, in which case the shipping date will be noted on the shipping information for the product you're ordering.

How many days should I expect to wait after I’ve placed my order?

We’ll process your order within 24 business hours (with some exceptions). If you are within the United-States, typically orders arrive within 5 business days. Outside of the United-States, we aim for a similar delay, but factors such as customs clearance and proximity from our warehouse can affect those timelines. 

Why does it cost more to ship outside of the United-States?

Our warehouse is located in California, so when a carrier needs to cross the border, it typically results in a higher shipping charge.

Can I pick up my order? 

Not currently. All orders are processed out of our Chicago warehouse. 

How do I change my shipping address after an order’s been processed? 

Email help@dailygrindplanner.com with the correct address, and if executed within a reasonable timeframe, a customer service representative will change it on your behalf.

What are the Terms and Conditions of 'Route'?

Route’s terms and conditions are listed here: https://route.com/terms-and-conditions/

Returns & refunds

What is your refund policy?

Items returned for a refund must be returned in new condition with original packaging and contents within 30 days of receipt from delivery.

If the usability of your planner is deemed affected upon receipt, you may provide photos to help@dailygrindplanner.com. Your satisfaction is our top priority, and we will assess each situation individually.

How Does 'Route' Process Refunds or Reorders?

Refunds: When refunding an item, Route covers the subtotal, shipping, and taxes if the merchant has Automatic Issue Resolution enabled.  

In both cases, the Route Premium cost will not be refunded. 

Reorders: Route will reorder the items, depending on in-stock availability. Unavailable items will be refunded. Route will cover the cost of any reorders including shipping, taxes, and Route Shipping Protection.

What should I do if I’m unsatisfied with my planner?

Email help@dailygrindplanner.com. Your satisfaction is our top priority. We’ll make things right!

Can I return a planner purchased from Amazon?

Yes! Send us an email at help@dailygrindplanner.com and we will assess your situation and act accordingly.

Promos & Vouchers

Are there any active discount codes?

All discount codes, if available, are offered through our Daily Grind partners. Any public discount codes will be advertised on our Instagram, as well as our home page. You can also sign up to our newsletter where we intend on keeping you in the know on any promo codes that may be offered in the future.

How do I redeem a discount code?

At checkout, there will be a field for you to input a discount code. If the discount code is valid, you should see the discount appear before you checkout.

Do you offer bulk discounts?

If you intend on buying a significant amount of planners, please feel free to contact: Help@dailygrindplanner.com. If you are looking to purchase the planners for resale purposes, we will put you in contact with a sales agent.

Social & Public relations

How do I review your product on my blog or who do I contact for a press inquiry?

If you are a blogger or have a press inquiry, please email help@dailygrindplanner.com along with your subscriber statistics, social channels and any other information that might give us a better understanding of your community. We love working with bloggers!

Joining our team

Are you currently hiring?

You can email help@dailygrindplanner.com to inquire about open positions within our organization. We are constantly looking for resourceful, talented and hard working individuals to add to our team. 

Do you partner with content creators?

You can message us directly on Instagram if you’re a content creator looking to partner with our brand. @thedailygrindplanner.

--OR-- You can apply directly by filling out our Daily Grind Creators Application. We are constantly looking for advocates whose passions & values align with ours, and that have a platform to share those passions with others.