On one random Wednesday – July 26, 2017 to be exact – the Field Notes blog announced a “buy anything and get a special ‘Blue Wednesday’ 2-Pack free” promotion. There was no rigmarole or hurdles. It was just, buy something on this particular day and a special edition 2-pack of pocket notebooks will be thrown in with your order. It’s things like this that make me really like the Field Notes brand. So, I went ahead an ordered a steno book, partially because I needed one and partially because I wanted to get my hands on this Wednesday edition.
Aside from their 80# blue covers, these books don’t hold anything out of the ordinary. The innards are exactly the same as the standard Kraft edition; 60# white paper with a brown, graph ruling. Even the “practical application” list is standard. However, as an extra freebie item, it’s impossible to complain. And I’m sure it was a pretty awesome surprise to those people who just happened to place an order that day, unaware of the promotion.
Please, if you want to get your hands on a set of these notebooks, don’t pay a premium price for them on eBay. They are super-fun as a bonus item, but not worth purchasing when there are plenty of other great editions still out there. Besides, I’ve heard rumors that this wont be the last time we’ll be seeing the Wednesday edition.
- Field Notes had previously done a similar “Wednesday” promotion, but that time the company gave you a Pitch Black 3-pack (a stock edition).
- Worth checking out: Blue Wednesday Color Comparison at Three Staples.
- Seriously, don’t do it.
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I keep rereading this post in an effort to convince myself to not give in and buy these lovely powder blue Field Notes on eBay. Thank you so much for your frank review, and for the excellent description, photos, and information! I just found your blog and I really enjoy your style. Happy Holidays!
And FYI – Field Notes reran this Wednesday Edition promotion on December 6, and I’m sure they’ll do it again. So if you like them, your best bet is to just wait. They aren’t worth $20+ on ebay.
Oh, good to know! Thank you so much!! I’m on their mailing list now so hopefully I’ll catch it if they do it again.