Posted by William Charles on December 5, 2017

Published on December 5th, 2017 | by William Charles


Starbucks For Life Game: Get Two Free Entries Daily

The Offer

Direct link to offer

  • Starbucks has launched a new promotion/game called ‘Starbucks for Life’ the prizes are as follows:

The Fine Print

Get Free Entries

You can get two free entries every day. Here’s what you need to do:

Our Verdict

The approximate retail value on some of these prizes is crazy, the grand price has an ARV of $56,575 for example. You can always dispute this value if you think it’s unfair. According to the fine print what will actually happen is that each year you’ll receive a tax form based on what the value of the items you redeemed for was. E.g if you get $100,000 in items then that is what you’ll be liable for. Even the eighth place prize (50 stars) has an ARV of $1.82. You need 125 stars for a free item so Starbucks is valuing that at $4.55. I personally don’t think this promo is worth the effort, but that’s up to you.

Hat tip to DansDeals

25 Responses to Starbucks For Life Game: Get Two Free Entries Daily

  1. Jay says:

    “You need 150 stars for a free item”

    Correction: It’s 125 stars

  2. Abe says:

    You can Actualy complete the entire challenge list in one sitting. Just fill out the form for free plays and select a different challenge each time

  3. tuphat says:

    Where are you getting info — other than ARV — on the tax reporting? I didn’t see anything in rules about them sending 1099.

    • ctrl+f 1099. Grand, First and Second First Prize Winners will be responsible for income tax based on the retail
      price of the items that are redeemed and will receive an annual IRS Form 1099 for each tax year
      where the total value of the prize redeemed is equal to $600 or more.

  4. Lrdx says:

    Receiving a tax form would practically mean this is a discount down to your marginal (federal+state) tax rate.

    • YRK says:

      What does that mean?

      • Lrdx says:

        If you get a tax form, you have to report it as income, paying taxes.

        If you drink $1000 of coffee, and you get the 1099, and your fed+state marginal rate is 40%, you pay $400 more in tax. So in essence you only got a 60% discount on your coffee (meh, still worth it, even if you are not frequent at SB).

  5. Justin says:

    If your wondering where the $56k+ ARV number comes from like I was.

    Starbucks for life reward is: One free menu item (sandwich, drink, etc.) per day for 30 years.
    Starbucks for a year: 1 menu item per day for a year: $1,800+ ARV

    The little things do add up. $$

  6. wsupnic says:

    FYI The form works more than once a day. I just tried it out. I find it hard to believe they didn’t catch that.

  7. ROCIII says:

    Just played 25 times in a row with no spend. Got 60 stars. Wait until tmrw to finish all categories as one is “play two days in a row”

  8. Marcus says:

    Just played 25 times in a row with no spend got zero stars lol.

  9. Tom says:

    How are you guys playing 25 times in a row?

  10. YoLaViajera says:

    Same here. I played around 40 times till I got the “no more for today” notice… 😉 However, didn’t get a single star. My gameboard has 2 in each row, but they’re messing with us. More than once I saw a game piece land on an empty spot but it gets pushes to a filled in spot, so yeah, I’m totally comfortable trying to hack my way through this, seeing as Starbucks is intent on not giving way… lol

  11. Nate says:

    Once signed in, click on Challenges on the top right. You can see which challenges you can enter multiple times and get a few more entries you don’t need the form for.

  12. Jack says:

    Played all the challenges. My gf did too. We have the same pieces, so there are probably certain ‘rare’ ones.

  13. Fishhunterjr says:

    Got 75 stars today from my plays

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