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I played this sweepstakes when it was going in Summer 2016, and though I didn’t win free Starbucks for life, I did win some free drinks by getting free stars. Not bad, right?


Here’s how it works:

  • Go to the “Starbucks for Life” sweepstakes website
  • Sign up for a Starbucks Rewards account if you don’t have one (it’s free, and you earn rewards towards free food or drinks with every purchase made through the mobile app or a Starbucks card connected to the account), or sign in if you already have an account.
  • You need to “earn plays” to get a chance to win prizes. Each play is, naturally, one chance to win any prize. Prizes range from 50 bonus stars (125 stars will get you a free drink) all the way up to the Grand Prize of Free Starbucks for Life (1 free drink or food item per day from Starbucks for 30 years). See the complete list of prizes and quantities available in the handy table below.
  • Complete some challenges to earn plays
    • There are “no purchase necessary” challenges, like naming your favorite Barista or claiming that you practiced “a random act of kindness” that will get you plays.
    • You can also get plays by going to Starbucks and buying something. There are challenges for this category as well, and these ones can get you extra plays if you buy the right item, or the right quantity of an item within a specific timeframe.
  • This sweepstakes runs from December 5th, 2017 through January 8th, 2018.

That’s all there is to it. Have fun! 🙂


Starbucks for Life Sweepstakes Prizes

(courtesy of Starbucks)

Prize TypeNumber Rare Game Pieces
Grand Prize – “Starbucks for Life”
 First Prize – “Starbucks for a Year” 15
Second Prize – “Starbucks for 6 Months”
Third Prize – “Starbucks for 3 Months”
Fourth Prize – “Starbucks for a Month”
Fifth Prize – “Starbucks for a Week”
Sixth Prize – 125 Bonus Stars
Seventh Prize – 75 Bonus Stars
Eighth Prize – 50 Bonus Stars

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