Posted December 12, 2018
Updated! Play Starbucks For Life 2019 Holiday Edition!
Of course you do!
Wouldn’t it be nice to score more than $56,000 in FREE COFFEE?
Of course it would!
I’ve put together this article explaining everything you need to know about the Starbucks for Life Promotion. I’ve included my pro tips explaining how to maximize your chances of winning – including using the free (but secret) link from Starbucks to get free game plays.
Pay close attention, because you’ve only got a few more weeks to maximize your chances of winning — the game ends December 31, 2018.
If you’re the grand prize winner, you’re looking at free Starbucks every day for the next 30 years!
If you’re a Starbucks Rewards member, you’re in the right place. This sweepstakes is for Rewards members only, but there’s also the 30 Days of Starbucks for everyone else!
If you’d like to become a Rewards member, it’s pretty easy. Sign Up here.
In order to win, you need to meet these criteria:
-You’re at least 18 years old
-You’re a legal resident of the United States (50 states + Washington, D.C.)
-You’re a Starbucks Rewards member
Now, you’ve got to play to win.
If you’re on mobile, use the Starbucks app or visit StarbucksForLife.com. Desktop-only users can visit StarbuckForLife.com.
You can get game plays by
-Making a purchase at Starbucks
-Requesting a free play online
-Completing bonus challenges
Play the game by getting plays and “shaking” the snow globe.
Your objective is to get three different game pieces in a row (think slot machines).
Collect all three and win the prize indicated.
If you receive duplicate game pieces don’t worry – collect three duplicates and you’ll get a free play.
You can also score instant win prizes like extra stars and free drinks.
The best way to maximize your chances of winning is, (Spoiler Alert), getting the most game plays. You may do this either by being a frequent Starbucks patron; Or by simply requesting free daily game pieces and free bonus game pieces from Starbucks using https://www.starbucksforlife.com/#oamoe. This way, you don’t have to make any purchases at all and can earn the maximum number of game pieces.
You can also maximize your chances of winning by unlocking new prize tiers. For instance, the SFL Collection (Starbucks for Life Collection – which includes a tumbler, coffee press, lapel pin set, and 8.8 oz reserve coffee) – only becomes available to be won by unlocking this prize tier from frequent game play.
If purchasing coffee at Starbucks is something you do frequently, then be aware of the the challenges so that you can complete them! There are several challenges set up throughout the sweepstakes period, and the challenges start at different times. Challenges consist of using the Starbucks app to make purchases, purchasing several days in a row, making purchases at certain pricing thresholds ($10 or $20) and making purchases at certain times of day.
For the official rules including detailed information about weekly challenges, visit Starbucks’ site.
Here is a table listing the common and rare game pieces.
|Common Pieces||Rare Piece||# of Rare Pieces||Rare Piece Position|
|Starbucks For Life||Professor Owl
|Starbucks for a Year||Waddles the Penguin
Juniper the Reindeer
|Starbucks for 6 Months||Polar Bear
|Starbucks for 3 Months||Winter Bird
Ginger Bread Man
|Starbucks for 1 Month||Puppermint the Pup
|1,000 Bonus Stars||Vickers the Cat
|500 Bonus Stars||Snowflake
Milk & Cookies
|250 Bonus Stars||Mittens
|125 Bonus Stars||Mixed Nuts
|SFL Coffee Collection||Present
If you get a rare piece, please contact me so I can add it. (Thanks Rose, Mary Anne, and Musa for your help)!
If you’re behind on getting your Starbucks plays, no worries. There are new sweeps coming up all the time. Make sure that you’re up to speed on the best and newest sweepstakes opportunities by subscribing to the Sweepstakes Fanatics email newsletter — there’s no obligation to you and you can unsubscribe any time.
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