Your Chance to Win Starbucks For Life: 2016 Holiday Edition

Y ou are usually encouraged to follow the advice of a doctor; and even though William Charles is not a doctor in real life — at least, I do not believe he is actually one in real life, anyway — I found a link to a sweepstakes from this article posted over at Doctor of Credit for your chance to win all sorts of prizes in the Starbucks for Life: 2016 Holiday Edition.

Prizes in the Starbucks for Life: 2016 Holiday Edition include a daily credit for one free food or beverage item for a week, a month, a year or 30 years — as well as 850,000 Instant Win Game prizes.

The promotion is currently in effect and ends on Monday, January 16, 2017 at 11:59 in the evening Pacific Standard Time. No purchase is necessary; and a purchase or payment of any kind will not increase your chances of winning.

You must be a resident of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia who is at least 18 years of age and who is a member of the Starbucks Rewards loyalty program at the time of entry.

How to Enter

You may earn up to two game plays per day during the promotion period by either conducting up to two purchase transactions with a registered Starbucks Card or App; or up to two “free” requests; or a combination of the purchase and free entry method for a total of two plays per day. Multiple entrants are not permitted to share the same email address or Account. Each entrant is limited to only one account.

Once you follow either of the instructions below of the two ways to earn what is known as a game play, then follow the links and instructions to play the game and you receive either an Instant Win Game prize or one Collect and Win Game Piece. If you are a potential winner of a prize, you will be provided directions for validation. All potential winners are subject to verification before any prize will be awarded:

  1. Use a Starbucks Card for Purchasing Items at Starbucks: During the Promotion Period, purchase any item at a participating Starbucks retail location in the United States using a Starbucks Card registered to your Starbucks Rewards account or a registered digital Starbucks Card on your Starbucks mobile application software program for payment. Then, log in to your account here and you will have received one game play.
  2. Enter Without a Purchase: To play without a purchase during the promotion period, follow the links and instructions here to complete and submit the entry form to receive the designated bonus game plays for the selected challenge. An e-mail message with a unique link will be sent to the e-mail address you provided on the form. Click on the unique link to enter the promotion Internet web site and sign into your account. Follow the links and instructions to play the game and you will receive either an Instant Win game prize or one Collect and Win Game Piece.

Game Play Challenges

You may complete the following challenges to receive bonus game pieces — all purchases must occur during the promotion period, if applicable; and you may complete each challenge one time during the promotion period unless otherwise noted — and you may receive up to 32 bonus game plays during the promotion period regardless of method of entry or combination of method of entry:

Hot Streak: Complete a purchase transaction — excluding alcoholic beverages and Starbucks Cards — at a participating Starbucks store using the Starbucks mobile application software program so or registered Starbucks Card five days in a row to receive three bonus game plays.

Regular Joe: Complete ten separate purchase transactions — excluding alcoholic beverages and Starbucks Cards — at the same participating Starbucks store using the Starbucks mobile application software program or registered Starbucks Card to receive three bonus game plays.

Jump the Line: Complete three separate Mobile Order & Pay purchase transactions at a participating Starbucks store using the Starbucks mobile application software program to receive two bonus game plays.

Best. Barista. Ever: Submit the first name of your favorite local barista and one thing you love about him or her during the promotion period to receive two bonus game plays. The message may not be indecent, obscene, hateful, tortious, defamatory, libelous, contain material that violates or infringes another’s rights, disparage the sponsor, administrator, or any other person or party, or contain material which is unlawful in any way. It must not contain brand names or trademarks other than those owned by the sponsor, which you have a limited license to use to incorporate in the message.

Getting the Hang of It: Play Starbucks for Life game three days in a row to receive three bonus game plays.

Early Riser: Complete three separate purchase transactions — excluding Starbucks Cards — at a participating Starbucks store before 7:00 in the morning local store time using the Starbucks mobile application software program or registered Starbucks Card to receive two bonus game plays.

Coffee with Friends: Complete a purchase transaction of a minimum of $15.00 — excluding tip and excluding alcoholic beverages and Starbucks Cards — in a single order at a participating Starbucks store through the Starbucks mobile application software program or registered Starbucks Card to receive two bonus game plays.

All day: Complete one purchase transaction at a participating Starbucks store before noon and one additional purchase after noon local store time — excluding alcoholic beverages and Starbucks Cards — in a single day using the Starbucks mobile application software program or registered Starbucks Card to receive two bonus Game plays.

BF4EAE: Click on the tweet button to tweet the prepopulated message on Twitter or share the promotion on your Facebook wall. The prepopulated tweet post and wall post will contain a unique link to the promotion. You will receive three bonus game plays for one friend that registers for the promotion through the unique link you posted. You may receive three bonus game plays total during the promotion period for completing this challenge.

Social Butterfly: To participate, you will need to have an Instagram account. If you don’t have an Instagram account, you can earn the Social Butterfly bonus Game plays through the Alternate Method of Entry, as outlined below. Creating an Instagram account is free but is subject to the terms and conditions (http://instagram.com/about/legal/terms/#). Posting on Instagram requires a mobile device and therefore message and data rates may apply. If entering via a mobile device and using your wireless carrier’s network, standard data charges from your wireless carrier may apply. Your account settings must be set to “unprotected” and/or “public” in order for your post to be viewable by Sponsor. Post an image on Instagram answering the question “What would you order every day if you had Starbucks for Life?” and include the hashtags #StarbucksforLife and #contest. Then, visit the Promotion Site and click on the Instagram icon and follow the directions to authenticate your Instagram account during the Promotion Period to receive one bonus Game play.

Your post and its included content will hereafter be referred to as your Submission. Your Submission must be your original work. If you include the names or likenesses of other individuals, you must have their permission to be included. If requested, entrant must be able to provide such permissions in a form acceptable to Sponsor. Your Submission may not be indecent, obscene, hateful, tortious, defamatory, libelous, contain material that violates or infringes another’s rights, disparage Sponsor, Administrator, or any other person or party, or contain material that is unlawful in any way. The Submission must not contain brand names or trademarks other than those owned by Sponsor, which entrant has a limited license to use to incorporate in his/her Submission. Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify any Submission that it finds unlawful, or in violation of these Official Rules, all in its sole discretion.

Mystery Challenges: Each week one (1) mystery challenge (up to a total of five (5) mystery challenges during the entire Promotion Period) will be released on the Promotion Site. Follow the instructions on the Promotion Site to complete the challenge to earn the designated bonus Game plays. Once each mystery challenge is released, it will be available the remainder of the Promotion Period.

Once each challenge is completed, sign into your Account and follow the links and instructions to play the Game and you will receive either an Instant Win Game prize or one (1) Collect and Win Game Piece. If you are a potential winner of a prize, you will be provided directions for validation. All potential winners are subject to verification before any prize will be awarded. Administrator is responsible for the functionality of the Game.

Prizes

Collect and win game prizes:

Prize Type

Number Rare Game Pieces

Grand Prize — Starbucks for Life

5

First Prize — Starbucks for a Year

25

Second Prize — Starbucks for a Month

125

Third Prize — Starbucks for a Week

500

Fourth Prize — 125 Bonus Stars

50,000

Fifth Prize — 50 Bonus Stars

100,000

The winner will receive a daily credit for one free food or standard menu beverage item — excluding alcoholic beverages; and food and beverage credits expire daily — redeemable at participating Starbucks stores in the United States for the following prizes:

FIVE GRAND PRIZES: “Starbucks for Life” with limited edition, artisan crafted Starbucks Card with premium carrier. Winner will receive a daily credit to his or her account for 30 years. At any time during the 30-year period, the sponsor may pay the remaining credit balance to the winner as a cash payment, to be reasonably determined by sponsor, in satisfaction of the prize award. The approximate retail value is $56,575.00.

25 FIRST PRIZES: “Starbucks for a Year.” Winner will receive a daily credit to his or her account for 365 days. At any time during the one-year period, the sponsor may pay the remaining credit balance to the winner as a cash payment, to be reasonably determined by sponsor, in satisfaction of the prize award. The approximate retail value is $1,825.00.

125 SECOND PRIZES: “Starbucks for a Month.” Winner will receive a daily credit to his or her Account for 31 days. The approximate retail value is $155.00.

500 THIRD PRIZES: “Starbucks for a Week.” Winner will receive a daily credit to his or her account for seven days. The approximate retail value is $35.00.

Other prizes which you have a chance to win include:

50,000 FOURTH PRIZES: 125 Bonus Stars which will be automatically added to their Starbucks Rewards account used to register for the Promotion or awarded in the form of a Star Code. The approximate retail value is $5.00.

100,000 FIFTH PRIZES: 50 Bonus Stars which will be automatically added to their Starbucks RewardsTM account used to register for the Promotion or awarded in the form of a Star Code. The approximate retail value is $2.00.

For all Collect and Win Game Prizes: The first daily credit will be loaded to winners’ accounts on or around March 1, 2017. Alcoholic beverages are excluded. Winner must present a Starbucks Card registered to their Account to redeem the free food or beverage item. Credits are non-transferable and will expire at 11:59 p.m. PT of each day and will not accumulate in the winner’s account.

Limit: one (1) Grand Prize, one (1) First Prize, one (1) Second Prize, one (1) Third Prize one (1) Fourth Prize and one (1) Fifth Prize per person.

Instant Win Game Prizes: EIGHT HUNDRED FIFTY THOUSAND (850,000) SIXTH PRIZES: Five (5) Bonus Stars which will be automatically added to their Starbucks Rewards account used to register for the Promotion or awarded in the form of a Star Code. ARV: $0.20.

Limit: one Instant Win Game prize per person per day.

TOTAL ARV OF ALL PRIZES: $985,375.00

Official Rules

For purposes of this Promotion, a “week” begins each Tuesday and ends the following Monday. Administrator’s computer is the official time-keeping device for this Promotion.

Special Offer: During the Promotion Period, the first two million (2,000,000) Entrants that register for the Promotion and play the Game will receive three (3) Bonus Stars which will be automatically added to their Starbucks RewardsTM account used to register for the Promotion or awarded in the form of a Star Code (the “Offer”). Limit: Each Entrant may receive one (1) Offer during the Promotion Period.

Bonus Game Plays: During the Promotion Period, each Entrant may receive bonus Game plays, as outlined below:

  1. Duplicate Collect and Win Game Pieces: For every three (3) duplicate Collect and Win Game Pieces earned (through any combination of duplicate Game Pieces), Entrant will receive one (1) bonus Game play.
  2. Enter a Code: You may receive a bonus Game play by entering a code (each a “Code”). Codes will be distributed on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Snapchat. You may also obtain a Code by visiting a participating Starbucks store location and locating a barista to request a game card for a bonus Game play. No purchase necessary. Each game card will contain a Code.Once you obtain a Code, visit the Promotion Site and follow the links and instructions to enter the Code to receive one (1) bonus Game play. Limit: Each Entrant may enter one (1) Code during the Promotion Period, regardless of method of entry, to receive one (1) bonus Game play during the Promotion Period.
  3. Complete Challenges

Collect and Win Game/Instant Win Game Functionality: Administrator is an independent judging organization whose decisions as to the administration and operation of the Game and the selection of potential winners for each are final and binding in all matters related to the Promotion. For the Collect and Win Game: There are six (6) Collect and Win prize types (Starbucks for Life, Starbucks for a Year, Starbucks for a Month, Starbucks for a Week, 125 Bonus Stars, and 50 Bonus Stars; see details below in Section 7) (each a “Prize Type”). Each Prize Type has three (3) unique Game Pieces. Two (2) of the three (3) Game Pieces for each Prize Type will be awarded regularly to Entrants. However, there will be a limited number of the third Game Pieces for each Prize Type (“Rare Game Piece”) correlating to the number of prizes offered for each Prize Type as set forth in the table below.

For the Instant Win Game: There will be 850,000 random, computer-generated winning times, one for each prize listed below, during the Promotion Period. If you are the first player to play the Game at or after one of the randomly generated times, you will be a potential instant winner of the prize indicated.

Other official rules, terms and conditions apply — be sure that you read all of them carefully and agree with them before participating in the sweepstakes — which include but are not limited to those dealing with the topics of:

  • Privacy and personal information
  • Release and limitations of liability
  • Selection and verification of winners
  • Winner notification procedure
  • Disqualification of participants
  • Criteria and restrictions pertaining to claiming and using prizes once they are won
  • Rights
  • Publicity
  • Tax liability
  • Technical issues
  • Legal waivers and statements
  • Unclaimed prizes
  • Cancellation or postponement of prizes
  • How to find out the names of the winners
  • What can potentally happen in the event of a dispute
  • Burden of proof of submission of entry
  • Typographical errors
  • Other disclaimers and conditions of participation

Summary

I do not drink coffee, so I would not have found out about this sweepstakes had it not been for the good doctor William Charles; and I rarely patronize Starbucks. In fact, I have never spent a penny at Starbucks; and I still have at least one gift card to use, as it is good for a sandwich or some other overpriced item at airport locations…

…but that does not mean that you should not have a chance to benefit from this sweepstakes — and if you decide to participate, I hope that you win.

Source: Starbucks.

5 thoughts on “Your Chance to Win Starbucks For Life: 2016 Holiday Edition”

  1. Trowell says:

    Where do I sign NOT to have to drink Starbucks “coffee” EVER???

    1. kp says:

      get a life looser

      1. grampolice says:

        “looser”?

  2. thehawk75 says:

    And now life imitates fiction:

  3. Ben says:

    Trowell is surely the most qualified when something needs to be loosened.

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