January 2021 Rewards Preview 🌸 Sakura / Spring Theme + Shiba Inu 🐶 + JANUARY - FEBRUARY Schedule ⏰ & JP POST Situation 📮

Hi dear patrons / interested lurkers!

Here's a summary of rewards for this month (JANUARY 2021). The overall theme this month is Sakura / Spring Theme 🌸 ! The billing period for these rewards would be February 1-4. Interested patrons should change their tiers before the billing period.

We are currently processing the rewards for both November / December pledges already. All mailable rewards take around 6 weeks or more to be processed / shipped after we receive complete payment from Patreon. We are also in the process of revamping our main web store, rainbowholic-shop.com (this will take time). If there are any delays, please bear with us at the moment during this time-consuming transition.

⚠️ If you feel like you cannot wait for a long time to receive mailable rewards, we recommend choosing lower tiers instead ($5 or $1) and not placing orders from our patreon shop as these take quite some time to be processed. ⚠️

(NOTE: I might edit this post if we have to.)

This is the schedule for the month and the tentative schedule for January - February 2021 (if you are a November / December patron, you need to take note of this if you are wondering about the  shipping / release dates for rewards).

For new or just confused patrons, please read the *updated* PATREON FAQS / NEWBIE GUIDE here. Also, please don't forget to read this important blog entry about "the real worth of rewards".

We only process all rewards after we withdraw money from Patreon. If there are many declined payments by patrons, rewards fulfillment schedule will be affected.

⭐ JANUARY - FEBRUARY 2021 PATREON SCHEDULE ⭐

* We are currently preparing for the main shop revamp (rainbowholic-shop.com). Please bear with us during this hectic time. 

♥ January 1st Week (Jan 1-3):

  • Rest

♥ January 2nd Week (Jan 4-10):

  • Waiting for patreon to process payments for December 2020 patrons
  • Following up on declined / problematic payments
  • Start packing November 2020 patron rewards
  • Start combining patreon shop orders

♥ January 3rd Week (Jan 11-17):

  • Processing JP POST shipments for November 2020 patrons

♥ January 4th Week (Jan 18-24):

  • Processing FedEx shipments (batch 7) for November 2020 patrons (applicable to those who only applied / filled up the form)
  • Processing JP Post shipments for affected / suspended countries (that resumed again)
  • January 18 - until shop update: Patreon shop maintenance mode. Password is still the same but you won’t be able to access it during this time as we are updating / adding more products.
  • January 23 / Saturday in Japan: Patreon shop update product showcase (IG LIVE - @rainbowholic.shop) at 8PM JST
  • January 24 / Sunday in Japan: Patreon shop mini update at 11PM JST

♥ January 5th Week (Jan 25-31):

  • Start processing December 2020 mailable rewards
  • January 31 / Sunday in Japan: Patreon-exclusive livestream schedule (journal with me / studio tour .. not yet sure)
  • Cut-off time for December 2020 patrons who want rainbowholic-shop.com / rainbowholicpatreonshop.com orders to be processed with December 2020 rewards is on January 27, 2020 (11PM, Wednesday, JST).

** Exclusive video and printables will be released anytime of the month.

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♥ February 1st Week:

  • Waiting for patreon to process payments for January 2021 patrons
  • Following up on declined / problematic payments
  • Continue packing December 2020 patron rewards + combining shop orders

♥ February 2nd Week:

  • Processing JP POST shipments for December 2020 patrons

♥ February 3rd Week:

  • Processing FedEx shipments (batch 8) for December 2020 patrons (applicable to those who only applied / filled up the form)
  • Processing JP Post shipments for affected / suspended countries (that resumed again)
  • Shop update promotion / preview IG LIVE (to be announced)
  • February 15 - until shop update: Patreon shop maintenance mode. Password is still the same but you won’t be able to access it during this time as we are updating / adding more products.
  • February 20 / Saturday in Japan: Patreon shop update product showcase (IG LIVE - @rainbowholic.shop) at 8PM JST
  • February 21 / Sunday in Japan: Patreon shop mini update at 11PM JST

♥ February 4th Week:

  • February 28 / Sunday in Japan: Patreon-exclusive Journal With Me livestream schedule
  • Start packing January 2021 patron rewards
  • Start combining patreon shop orders

The schedule may change due to unforeseeable circumstances. We will do our best to stick to the plans.

*~ Rewards Information ~*

Icecream Patrons ($1)

♥ Early-viewing of videos

♥ Access to livestream

♥ Access to the patreon-exclusive Rainbowholic Shop (limited Japanese stationery / cute collectibles / sometimes snacks & drink samples)

♥ Monthly recap / private blog update (favorites, recommendations, things that happened last month)

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Matcha Patrons ($5)

♥ Icecream tier rewards

♥ Printable sheets / digital files will be sent through private message OR uploaded as a patreon-exclusive post ~

♥ If the goal is reached (500  patrons), I will send a postcard again to matcha patrons. Google sheets form for the address will be uploaded separately.

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Sakura Patrons ($15)

♥ Matcha patron rewards

♥ Access to the monthly exclusive video content that I only upload here! ^^

♥ Special Japan Post postcard (cute Japanese postal stamps will be used for this tier only hehehe) or special greeting card

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Rainbow Patrons ($30)

♥ Sakura tier rewards (with the postcard / greeting card)

♥ A stationery set based on the theme (1 sticker sheet, memo pad samples, washi tape samples, etc.)!

♥ An original January 2021 sticker sheet collab with Desi of Milkberry Company!

These will be printed on A5 Japanese washi sticker sheet (kiss-cut).

♥ An original washi tape designed by April of @penguinscreative! Produced in limited quantity only.

♥ This tier price includes payment for shipping, paypal & patreon fees

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Kawaii Character Tier ($35)

♥ A stationery set based on the Kawaii Character theme

♥ Sakura tier rewards (with the postcard / greeting card)

The kawaii character of the month: Shiba Inu 🐶 

♥ An original January 2021 sticker sheet collab with Desi of Milkberry Company!

♥ An original washi tape designed by April of @penguinscreative! Produced in limited quantity only.

♥ This tier price includes payment for shipping, paypal & patreon fees

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Double Rainbow Patrons ($60) -  🌸 SPECIAL "SAKURA BOX"  🌸

♥ Since this theme is very special, we will be adding more rewards to bring the Japanese sakura / spring season experience through the rewards that we send out~

♥ All Rainbow tier rewards

♥ Polaroid stickers / printed photos (photos taken in Japan)

♥ A special rewards package (upgraded version of the $30 box). Package may include 2-3 sticker / washi tapes, yummy Japan snacks (if you have dietary restrictions, please read rainbowholic patreon guide), and so on. Please watch out for more rewards preview posts on Patreon Lens stories / instagram stories since this is not yet finalized.

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Super Rainbow Patrons ($100)

♥ Same Double Rainbow rewards

Special addition / rewards for Super Rainbow tier patrons will be posted in the next posts.

♥ Freebies as always hihihi

♥ The special reward options are the following:

  • 1st Option / NEW DEFAULT OPTION: Lucky Stationery Pack from LofT / Tokyu Hands / Stationery Stores
  • 2nd Option: 100 Yen Store Haul (First-timer Version) - 11-12 items
  • 3rd Option: 100 Yen Store Haul (New Version) - 11-12 items
  • 4th Option: Daiso Japan Stationery Haul  (First-timer Version) - 11-12 items
  • 5th Option: Daiso Japan Stationery Haul  (Current Version) - 11-12 items
  • 6th Option: Spring Flowers Theme Washi Tape Set of 5 (not only cherry blossoms)

The google form will be uploaded before the month ends.

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These special combined tiers were created to accommodate the requests of my generous patrons who would like to pledge two tiers! XD

Rainbow + Kawaii Character Box Combination ($60)

♥ Combination of Rainbow rewards & Character Box with $5 discount

♥ Please check both tiers (scroll up) for more rewards information

♥ Please note that you won't receive double rewards of the following (meaning, you will just get one): postcard / greeting card and monthly journal kit.

Double Rainbow + Kawaii Character Box Combination ($90)

♥ Combination of Double Rainbow rewards & Character Box with $5 discount

♥ Please check both tiers (scroll up) for more rewards information

♥ Please note that you won't receive double rewards of the following (meaning, you will just get one): postcard / greeting card and monthly journal kit.

Super Rainbow + Kawaii Character Box Combination ($130)

♥ Combination of Super Rainbow rewards & Character Box with $5 discount

♥ Please check both tiers (scroll up) for more rewards information

♥ Please note that you won't receive double rewards of the following (meaning, you will just get one): postcard / greeting card and monthly journal kit.

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Unicorn Tier ($300)

♥ Double rainbow box will be upgraded to a customized kawaii care package based on 5-10 design / theme / character preferences (cute plushies, limited stationery, notebooks, snacks & sweets, anything from Japan!)

♥ I will consult with you regarding your custom kawaii unicorn box. You will only know the contents of this big box upon receiving it for the added surprise

For reference, please check the Unicorn Tier reward summary posts here.

Please check @rainbowholic.shop instagram or explore #rainbowholicpatreon posts for the review. You can also check unboxing videos found on instagram / youtube (keywords: rainbowholic patreon unboxing).

About Japan Post Shipping / International Mail Suspension *PLEASE READ*

As of today (January 7), we still cannot send to all countries like the usual.

If you ordered last time and your country is part of the suspended countries, we won't be charging you this month since we will keep your package/s with us for now. You can still order from rainbowholicpatreonshop.com as you wish and we will just keep the items here safe with us.

Countries we currently cannot ship to (AIRMAIL / EMS):

United Arab Emirates, Ukraine, Greece, El Salvador, Costa Rica, Brazil, Peru, Colombia, and more.

At the moment, we cannot ship parcel to United States / Australia / Canada normally (airmail w/o tracking is allowed). We can only ship rewards from $15-$35 tiers as they do not have a tracking number. Airmail package has a limit of 2kg.

We cannot ship out patreon shop orders and only patreon rewards for interested affected patrons as it is still not safe to mail medium to large-sized packages that have no tracking. Any loss / damage of package will not be our responsibility.

Be sure to follow the posts under the tag "japan post" for updates.

Other important notes:

  • To other patrons whose countries are not yet affected, we will still continue to ship to your country (November / December 2020 shipments).
  • We will hold all  mailable rewards / orders of affected patrons for now.
  • To our valued affected patrons, you can still shop / pledge as usual and we will just combine everything in one big box and send it out when suspension has been lifted.
  • If your mail gets returned, we will message you directly. If we haven't contacted you, it means we haven't received any returned mails under your name. Please expect 1-2 months delay at least.
  • FedEx shipping is available now. Please wait for further announcements about how to apply for a quote.
  • Hold My Shipment Form (for combined FedEx shipping later on) is now up. (if you have any inquiries, please email us at [email protected])

FedEx Shipping Quote Request Form #8 will be available after we finish processing FedEx Batch #7. This could be posted around December Week 3.

If you are a previous patron & would like to apply for the shipping quote request form, please email us at [email protected].

We have also been receiving a lot of inquiries regarding the shipment of rewards, therefore, we made a simple flowchart as seen below to help patrons better understand the current shipping process and conditions.

If you pledged $60 or you have shop orders at some point, since it is super risky to ship out your reward, we have to wait until Japan Post allows shipping with tracking number (this is still not allowed for USA ,Canada, and Australia).  You need to apply for FedEx shipping if you want to get your rewards as soon as possible. Otherwise, we will hold on to the items.

If you live in a country where we can't send packages and if you haven't applied for FedEx shipping yet, please don't hesitate to apply for the FedEx shipping quote. FedEx fees have a large discount and arrive much faster. We will also subsidize a part of the shipping fee for affected patrons. We highly recommend applying for a FedEx quote so you can get an idea how much extra you need to pay to claim your on hold rewards.

In detail, please check the link below:

And that is all~!

Thanks for all the support & pledges! If you have any questions, just send a private message through patreon.

You may view the past rewards preview posts by clicking on any of these links:

I will be editing this post again to add more photos / details. Please check back from time to time.

With love,

Rainbowholic Team (Kaila, Aki, Julie, Mr. Anonymous, and Karisa lol)

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