Starbucks for Life 2021 Holiday Edition: How to Play (for Free) and Prizes

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Starbucks for Life game is back for the holidays! Get all the info you need to play to win prizes like bonus stars and Starbucks for 3 months, 6 months, and for life. Plus, see how to play daily for free and get updates on the rare game pieces.

Starbucks for Free graphic with holiday illustrations.

Starbucks for Life Game

  • Starbucks for Life is a game by Starbucks for Starbucks Rewards members. Anyone in the United States that’s at least 18 years old can play by signing up to be a Rewards member.
  • The game starts on November 30, 2021 at 8AM (Pacific Time) and ends on January 3, 2022 at 11:59PM (Pacific Time).
  • There are a total of 22 prizes ranging from bonus stars to the grand prize of winning Starbucks for life.
  • The 10 grand prize winners of Starbucks for Life get a free food or standard menu drink (no Starbucks secret menu items) every day for 30 years!

How to Play

Starbucks for Life game site.

The game is played on starbucksforlife.com, not on the Starbucks app.

To play, collect digital game pieces and complete a prize level to win the different prizes. There are 3 unique game pieces for each prize type, with 1 rare game piece that’s hard to get.

This means, to win Starbucks for Life, you’ll need to collect all 3 unique game pieces for the grand prize level. 2 of the 3 game pieces will be easier to get but the last one is considered rare since there are just 10 of those game pieces.

Each game play gives you a chance to get a game piece or an instant win.

When you sign on to the game for the first time on starbucksforlife.com, you’ll automatically get 1 free game play.

Here’s how to get game plays (2 daily + 8 bonus challenges):

1. Make a purchase
Use a Starbucks card or Starbucks app to make a qualifying purchase then sign in to starbucksforlife.com to get a game play. You can only get 2 game plays per day so making more than 2 purchases won’t get your more game plays.

Starbucks for Life game with highlight to show where to get free game plays.

2. Get free game plays without making a purchase
Go to starbucksforlife.com and scroll down to the bottom of the page. Click on the link “To enter without making a purchase, click here.” to complete and submit the free game play entry form. An email with a link will be sent to get a game play.

Free Game Play Tip: You can request 2 free game plays a day.

3. Complete challenges [Bonus Game Play]
There are additional game plays available by completing 8 challenges. This gives you 8 more game plays. You can make purchases or play for free. Go to the Starbucks for Life site and scroll down to the bottom of the page. Click on the link “To enter without making a purchase, click here.” and use the dropdown to select any of the challenges listed. Complete and submit the free game play entry form. An email with a link will be sent to get a game play.

Challenge Free Play Tip: You can request all 8 challenge free game plays one right after the other. You don’t need to wait for the next day to request a free play.

How to Get Bonus Game Plays

Get duplicate game pieces
For every 3 duplicate game pieces, you’ll get a bonus game play.

Complete challenges
There are 8 challenges to get bonus game plays.

  1. Make 3 separate purchases using the Starbucks card or Starbucks app.
    This gets you 1 game play and you can only complete this challenge once.
  2. Make 7 separate purchases using the Starbucks card or Starbucks app.
    This gets you 1 game play and you can only complete this challenge once.
  3. Make 2 mobile order purchases.
    This gets you 1 game play and you can only complete this challenge once.
  4. Make 5 mobile order purchases.
    This gets you 1 game play and you can only complete this challenge once.
  5. Make 3 separate purchases after 2PM (local time).
    This gets you 1 game play and you can only complete this challenge once.
  6. Make 1 purchase on a Saturday or a Sunday.
    This gets you 1 game play and you can only complete this challenge once.
  7. Play the Starbucks for Life game 5 times.
    This gets you 1 game play and you can only complete this challenge once.
  8. Earn 10 game pieces.
    Earning duplicates count too. This gets you 1 game play and you can only complete this challenge once.

Free Challenge Game Plays
You can also win bonus game plays without making a purchase. Go to the Starbucks for Life site and follow the links to select a challenge from a provide list and complete and submit the form. You’ll get an email with a link to get the bonus game play.

Rare Game Pieces

Here are the common and rare game pieces you need to collect to win at each level. (These will be updated as more pieces are played.)

Starbucks for Life
Rare game pieces: Yet unknown
Common game pieces: Your Favorite Ornament + Gingerbrad

Starbucks for a Year
Rare game pieces: Yet unknown
Common game pieces: Hot Cocoa + Betty the Yeti

Starbucks for 6 Months
Rare game pieces: Yet unknown
Common game pieces: Snowflake + Waddles The Penguin

Starbucks for 3 Months
Rare game pieces: Yet unknown
Common game pieces: Professor Owl + Gingerbread House

Starbucks for 1 Month
Rare game pieces: Yet unknown
Common game pieces: Vickers the Cat + Canberry Sauce

15,000 Bonus Stars
Rare game pieces: Yet unknown
Common game pieces: Penelope the Polar Bear + Holly Jolly Pickle

$100 Starbucks Card
Rare game pieces: Holiday Sweater
Common game pieces: Snowy Mountain + Yule Goat

Ravensburger Puzzle
Rare game pieces: Stockings
Common game pieces: Puppermint Chip + Jingle the Bunny

1,000 Bonus Stars
Rare game pieces: Holiday Lights
Common game pieces: Basil the Mouse + The Perfect Gift

Starbucks For Life Tumbler
Rare game pieces: Skis
Common game pieces: Juniper the Reindeer + Melody the Bird

Prizes

There are 10 game piece prizes and 13 instant win prizes.

Grand Prize: Starbucks for Life
10 possible winners/rare game pieces
Free food or standard menu drink a day for 30 years.
Approximate value: $57,378.00

First Prize: Starbucks for a Year
30 possible winners/rare game pieces
Free food or standard menu drink a day for 1 year.
Approximate value: $1,912.60

Second Prize: Starbucks for 6 Months
50 possible winners/rare game pieces
Free food or standard menu drink a day for 6 months.
Approximate value: $956.30

Third Prize: Starbucks for 3 Months
75 possible winners/rare game pieces
Free food or standard menu drink a day for 3 months.
Approximate value: $471.60

Fourth Prize: Starbucks for a Month
100 possible winners/rare game pieces
Free food or standard menu drink a day for 1 month (31 days).
Approximate value: $157.20

Fifth Prize: 15,000 Bonus Stars
50 possible winners/rare game pieces
Bonus stars will be automatically added to the winner’s Starbucks Rewards account.
Approximate value: $496.50

Sixth Prize: $100 Starbucks Card
700 possible winners/rare game pieces
A $100 Starbucks gift card.
Value: $100.00

Seventh Prize: Ravensburger Puzzle
2,250 possible winners/rare game pieces
A jigsaw puzzle.
Approximate value: $27.00

Eighth Prize: 1,000 Bonus Stars
8,000 possible winners/rare game pieces
Bonus stars will be automatically added to the winner’s Starbucks Rewards account.
Approximate value: $34.20

Ninth Prize: Starbucks For Life Tumbler
2,740 possible winners/rare game pieces
A Starbucks for Life themed tumbler.
Approximate value: $20.00

10th Prize (Instant Win): Starbucks for Life Beanie
3,000 winners | Approximate value: $20.00

11th Prize (Instant Win): Starbucks Reserve Coffee
3,000 winners | Approximate value: $15.00

12th Prize (Instant Win): Coffee Traveler (96 oz of brewed hot coffee)
200 winners | Approximate value: $15.99

13th Prize (Instant Win): Starbucks for Life Holiday Card Set
5,000 winners | Approximate value: $6.00

14th Prize (Instant Win): Free Drink
25,000 winners | Approximate value: $5.50

15th Prize (Instant Win): 150 Bonus Stars
10,000 winners | Approximate value: $5.13

16th Prize (Instant Win): Free Bakery Item
80,000 winners | Approximate value: $3.01

17th Prize (Instant Win): 50 Bonus Stars
320,000 winners | Approximate value: $1.71

18th Prize (Instant Win): 25 Bonus Stars + 5 Donated Meals
200,000 winners | Approximate value: $1.36

19th Prize (Instant Win): 25 Bonus Stars
593,800 winners | Approximate value: $0.86

20th Prize (Instant Win): 10 Bonus Stars
1,380,000 winners | Approximate value: $0.34

21st Prize (Instant Win): 50% Off Drink Coupon
40,000 winners

22nd Prize (Instant Win): 50% Off Bakery Item Coupon
40,000 winners

Good Luck!!

Answers to Basil’s Adventure Word Scramble

Starbucks for Life Basil's Adventure scramble

Highlight text below to see answers to the word scramble.

Solve a puzzle to deliver Juniper’s gift:

SKATES

Solve a puzzle to give Vickers his gift:

TELESCOPE

Hidden Reindeer Game

Starbucks for Life Reindeer Run game.

Click on the moving snowflake next to the snow globe and you’ll get to a cute Reindeer Run game.

It’s a little hidden game within the Starbucks for Life game.

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