The Starbucks for Life Game Is Your Chance to Win a TON of Prizes!

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The Starbucks for Life game is over, but be sure to keep checking back for the next one!

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FREE Starbucks for LIFE?! Yes, please! ❤️

Every holiday season, Starbucks Rewards Members can enter the Starbucks for Life Instant Win Game and win Starbucks for Life or a ton of other prizes!

Rewards members (free to join) can get one free gameplay by signing in to their rewards account. Plus, they also can earn additional game plays by logging into the promotion site and onlinepleting the “Game Play Challenges” or participating in the “Alternate Method of Entry.”

Starbucks Red Cup Day Holidays 2023

There are usually lots of ways to play without making a purchase. In 2023, you could score TWO free entries per day by watching a video and answering a few questions.

Plus, you could score up to SEVEN additional entries for onlinepleting other activities!

From Hip Sidekick, Nicole –

Just logged into my Starbucks for Life account and got 5 free plays! I already played this morning. I do the free plays every day and so far I’ve won a bunch of free stars and a $50 gift card.

person grabbing starbucks red cup from counter

These Starbucks for Life prizes were won in 2023:

  • FIVE Grand Prize winners won “Starbucks for Life” – a daily credit for 30 years of one free Starbucks food or beverage item ($70,518 value!) – WOW!
  • 170 First Prize winners won Starbucks for 1 Month – a daily credit for 31 days of one free Starbucks food or beverage item ($199.64 value!)
  • 2,750 Second Prize winners won 1,000 Bonus Stars automatically added to their account ($27.20 value!)
  • 82,500 Third Prize winners won 100 Bonus Stars automatically added to their account ($2.72 value!)
  • 20,000 Fourth Prize winners won a $50 Starbucks Gift Card ($50 value!)
  • 50,000 Fifth Prize winners won a $25 Starbucks Gift Card ($25 value!)
  • 50 Sixth Prize winners won $1,000 Delta Gift Card ($1,000 value!)
  • 100 Seventh Prize winners won a Mocca Master Coffee Grinder and custom Brewer ($698 value!)
  • 1,400 Eighth Prize winners won a Stanley + Starbucks Quencher H2.0 FlowState Tumbler ($49.95 value!)
  • 800 Ninth Prize winners won a pair of Starbucks for Life socks ($18 value!)
  • 5,000 Tenth Prize winners won a 10 years of cheer Starbucks for Life ornament ($15 value!)
  • 50,000 Eleventh Prize winners won a $10 Starbucks Gift Card ($10 value!)
  • 90,000 Twelfth Prize winners won a $5 Starbucks Gift Card ($5 value!)
  • 600,000 Thirteenth Prize winners will win 25 Bonus Stars will be added to your account (68¢ value!)
  • 1,200,000 Fourteenth Prize winners will win 10 Bonus Stars added to their account
  • 8,425,000 Fifteenth Prize winners will win 5 Bonus Stars added to their account

Plus, there were so many Instant Win prizes like FREE drinks or food, bonus stars, and special offers!

Starbucks Red Cup 2023

Starbucks Rewards members earn perks with every purchase!

Starbucks Rewards Members can now earn 1 star per $1 spent using cash, debit, credit card, or mobile wallet! Or, you can earn 2 stars for every $1 spent using a registered gift card or the Starbucks app; you can then redeem your points at different levels for various items!

  • 25 Stars: Swap in any milk substitutions, syrups, or an extra shot of espresso free of charge.
  • 100 Stars: Enjoy a free coffee, iced coffee or tea, packaged snacks, bakery item (such as a cake pop or cookie), Siren Logo Plastic To-Go Cold Cup 24oz, or a Siren Logo Plastic Hot Cup 16oz
  • 200 Stars: Grab a free handcrafted drink (including Cold Brew, Lattes, and more) or a hot breakfast item.
  • 300 Stars: Indulge in a free protein box, salad, or sandwich, or take home a bag of coffee!
  • 400 Stars: Signature mug, drink tumbler, or select coffee merch (you’ll pay the difference if the cost is over $20).

starbucks rewards sign on card reader

Plus, Starbucks Rewards Members can also score these items…

Bookmark this page for all the latest Starbucks deals!

About the writer:

Krystal has an associate's degree from Devry University, with over 6 years of writing experience between multiple publications in the fashion, lifestyle, beauty, and health industries.

Join The Discussion

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  1. berry

    So dissatisfied with their games anymore. I get nothing. Used to get baked goods at least

  2. Amy McLaughlin

    Appreciate this game, but I think it’s a little ridiculous that you now have to watch the same 2+ minute video every single time (and answer questions about it) to get the free plays.

    • mama_kaybow

      I used mute after a couple of times of listening.

    • janel

      same thought i thought last year watching the same 30 second video was bad im not watching a 2 minute ideo twice a day every day for a free play especially since you never win anything anymore so dissatisfied with starbucks anymore and their games they used to be so fun to play

    • Mimi

      You can just skip the video to the end 👍

    • Daisy Carrasco

      You can just move the marker to the end next time. That’s what I did.

    • Melissa

      Agree !! I just mute it and put “idk” as answers and works just fine

      • Adrianne

        Me too!

    • Hipgrandma

      Totally agree. You can fast forward a bit but not totally and sometimes it doesn’t work

    • Guest 24

      What;s with the Cafe. question ?

    • Jodi Grover

      They just changed it to a 15 sec video!

  3. mama_kaybow

    Any tips for playing this game for better results?

  4. linda

    You have the old star redemptions chart on here. For example, 100 stars is now needed to redeem a hot coffee or bakery item (not 50 as in the chart above), 200 is needed for a handcrafted drink, etc.

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      Whoops! Thanks for pointing that out, Linda!🙌❤️ I’ll get that updated!

  5. Ann L.

    Not sure who would have the patience to watch this video. Absolutely ridiculous on Starbucks part.

  6. queen62

    Starbucks needs to do better. The same video is crazy. I just fast forward it.

  7. lisa

    Says I’m ineligible,anyone know why ?

    • Jessica (Hip Sidekick)

      Hi lisa! Here’s what I’m finding on eligibility, if that might be helpful 🤞 – “NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. LEGAL RESIDENTS OF THE 50 UNITED STATES (D.C.) 18 AND OLDER AND WHO ARE MEMBERS OF THE STARBUCKS® REWARDS LOYALTY PROGRAM AT THE TIME OF ENTRY. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED. Starbucks Partners (employees) are not eligible to win prizes.”

      • lisa

        Thank you,for your help,can always count on Hip2Save,for answers.first check with you,before I call.

        • Jessica (Hip Sidekick)

          Aww, you’re so welonlinee Lisa! Glad it was helpful. ❤️ Were you able to get entered?

          • lisa

            Yes,Jessica,your the best.👍

            • Jessica (Hip Sidekick)

              🥰 YAY!! 🎉 Cheering you on for some great wins! 🤞

              • lisa

                Thanks,hopefully your my lucky charm.😁

                • Jessica (Hip Sidekick)

                  You’re welonlinee! ❤️❤️🤞☕️

  8. sheriberry

    I love the Starbucks games. I don’t go there much unless there is a 50% off or I have enough stars for a free drink or if I happen to have gift card money. These games are how I earn most of my stars. Just won 30 stars total this morning. I don’t understand all of the onlineplaining. They don’t have to actually offer anything like most coffee shops. Fast forward the video til the end and use a ? mark for the questions. Simple and quick. I also won a cute yellow igloo cooler during their summer game last year.

    • fuzzymitten

      I also won the cooler over the Summer. I don’t go to Starbucks much either & get most stars here. The games are more challenging now than before, but it could be when one plays too.

    • Jen Jen

      I agree…so much onlineplaining. If you don’t like doing it simply don’t do it and let others who are grateful have the chance

      • berry

        Have you played in years before? If so, you’d mention too how it’s gone downhill. There’s nothing wrong with expressing opinions.

        • sheriberry

          So if a person has played in years before (which I personally have) we have to mention that it has gone downhill even if we don’t think it has? That doesn’t make any sense.

          • Berry

            That’s not what I said. I said people are allowed to express their disappointment in how much it sucks

  9. riss

    I remember there was a time when you do the free game, that your info is auto-filled after you entered your info the first time. Now filling that out and the video , it’s beonlineing tedious. Not sure if I will continue doing it just for free games that don’t give much prizes.

  10. Kimberly

    I won 5 stars, which is like 1/100th of a drink, but it’s still fun! I hope I get a bigger prize. I don’t go to Bucks too often these days mainly because they charge an extra 70 cents for almond milk on top of their already high prices! I do love it though.

    • Jessica (Hip Sidekick)

      Hooray for a stars win, Kimberly! I like earning those since they can add up! Hoping you snag an awesome win throughout the game! 🤞❤️

  11. Nikki Michalek

    I have filled out free entry 10x and still no free game play. I’ve checked my spam. Logged in and out- nothing.

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      DARN! Maybe wait a bit and check back again. 🤞❤️

  12. Justina Inez

    only won 40 stars so far–but won at least $30 in gift cards last sweeps and tattoos and 1000 stars!- that was fun!

  13. fuzzymitten

    I’ve won 5 stars here and and there, 25 stars a few times and a $10 gift card. This game is harder than others, but the games have gotten progressively harder over the years. I do enjoy all the new graphics every game, though.

  14. TiffMeow

    This game I’ve made out with maybe 100 stars which is more than normal

    • Jessica (Hip Sidekick)

      So glad you’ve earned some bonus stars throughout this game so far, TiffMeow! Wishing you luck for more wins! 🎉🤞

  15. Betsy

    I’ve won 5 Stars twice. Better than nothing!

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      SWEET! It sure is! Congrats, Betsy! 🤗

  16. Alycia Embry

    I won the Stanley cup the other day I was so excited. Been playing for years, and never won a prize. Yay

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      Awesome win! Congratulations, Alycia! 💞

    • berry

      That’s awesome. Congrats!

  17. Adrianne

    they just updated the video to a 15-20 second seasons greeting now. so much nicer.

    • Jessica (Hip Sidekick)

      Yes! It’s definitely a more festive video as well, Adrianne! 🤗 Best of luck! ❤️

  18. Carla

    I won a $25 Starbucks gift card. So definitely worth watching video.

    • Jessica (Hip Sidekick)

      WOOHOO! 🎉 Congrats on the win, Carla! 💕

  19. ifoundit

    I won a $25 Starbucks gift card playing about 1:30am this morning.
    I think I’ve only won misc. stars before.

    And I can’t get that “Play Holiday Run” game to work on cell or desktop. Waddles leads to : We’re sorry. An error has occurred. Please try again. Return to Home.

    • Trish (Hip Sidekick)

      YAY! 🙌 Congratulations on winning a gift card! Bummer that the game isn’t working for you. Hoping it might work for you soon! 🤞💗

  20. Elvira

    First time winning one of the “collect and win” prizes. Sadly the prize is 100 stars whose value is less than $3 but it gives me hope for next year lol.

    • Trish (Hip Sidekick)

      Thanks for sharing what you won this time, Elvira! 🤗 I only won 5 stars, so you did better than me! 💗

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