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Every few months, Starbucks releases a fun way to get you hooked on caffeine win some bonus food, drinks, and stars.  From now through January 6th, 2020, you can earn prizes with the Starbucks for Life Game here.

How to Play the Starbucks for Life Game

There are two main ways to play:

  1. Make a purchase with a registered Starbucks card.  If you’re purchasing at Starbucks, you’ll usually want to use your Starbucks card anyway, to make sure you earn your stars even without a promotion.
  2. Submit the form here to earn plays without making a purchase.  Make sure the information you fill out in the form matches your Starbucks account information!

The terms limit you officially to two plays per day, but I was able to submit the form three times today for three plays, twice under the “Holly’s Jolly Quest”, and once under the “Daily Play” selection.  Since I completed the first tier of the first challenge, I earned a bonus play!  You can find both of these options under the “Select a challenge” option on the top of the form.  Once you submit the form, Starbucks will email  your registered Starbucks email account, with a link to play the game a few minutes later.  Try it out and see what you get!

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I also made a purchase at Starbucks (ordered ahead) around 1PM today, but haven’t yet received my play for that purchase.  It’s possible I won’t get an additional play for my purchase, since I already played the game four times today.

How to Win

In order to win a prize, you’ll need to match up some of the icons on your gameboard.  Once you get three of a kind, you’ll earn the prize indicated on your board.  I’ve included a screenshot of my gameboard above. Don’t be fooled, I wouldn’t bet my money on getting the third icon to match!

Each week, you can also complete challenges to earn extra pieces, as indicated below.  Although the challenges are hidden in the gameboard, you can view them in the full rules of the game here.

a screenshot of a game

If you get three duplicates of any prize, you’ll earn a bonus play that day.

What Can We Win?

Here are the prizes for the Starbucks for Life game, good luck!

  • Grand Prize – “Starbucks for Life” – 5 winners
  • First Prize – “Starbucks for 1 Year” – 15 winners
  • Second Prize – “Starbucks for 6 Months” – 50 winners
  • Third Prize – “Starbucks for 3 Months” – 125 winners
  • Fourth Prize – “Starbucks for 1 Month” – 100 winners
  • Fifth Prize – PlayStation 4 and 12 Month PSN subscription – 135 winners
  • Sixth Prize – Two Atom Tickets – 400 winners
  • Seventh Prize – 400 Bonus Stars – 200 winners
  • Eighth Prize – 150 Bonus Stars – 25,000 winners
  • Ninth Prize – Starbucks for Life Coffee Collection – 2,500 winners

There also a large number of instant prize wins available, including coupons for free coffee, food, or bonus stars.

(Lifetime = 30 years of one free food or beverage item at participating stores in the US, and the Year/6/3/1 Month prizes follow suit)

Obviously, the best thing to do here is fill out the form, earn free plays, and hope for some extra stars!  If you do plan on making a purchase at Starbucks, check your AmEx Offers, Chase Offers, or Bank Amerideals for 10%-15% off your purchase!  Reload a Starbucks card with your credit card offer, and you’ll get the offer savings, earn your stars, and earn more Starbucks for Life gameplays!

H/T – Doctor of Credit

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