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How to collect rare pieces on Starbucks for Life 2021 game

Molly Young December 10, 2021
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Starbucks kicked off this year’s holiday season on 30th November 2021 with the return of their festive game, Starbucks for Life. Many are eager to get their hands on the collectable prizes available to win from almost everyone’s favourite coffee house.

Join in on the festive fun as we find out what the reported rare pieces could be and explore how to collect them. Learn how to possibly unlock a secret tier of the online challenge and become one step closer to earning a lifetime reward of coffee.

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Starbucks for Life returns for 2021

Starbucks for Life is a fun sweepstake instant win game and collect-and-win game all in one, running from 30th November 30th 2021 until 3 January 2022.

Earn a range of prizes from bonus stars to holiday drinks, all the way to free Starbucks items for life.

Yes, you read that right. Over 2.7 million rewards will be given away this year and 10 lucky winners will receive Starbucks for Life!

You must first become a Starbucks Rewards member, eligible to anyone in the United States that’s at least 18 years old by visiting here to sign up or via the Starbucks App.

Rewards members can earn plays by making a qualifying purchase using the Starbucks app or Starbucks card at participating Starbucks stores in the U.S.

Visit for more details.

How to play the festive game

Although the Starbucks for Life game returns in 2021 for its seventh year, many users are yet to partake in the challenges.

Wondering how to play? We’ve got you covered.

You can earn up to two game plays a day, essentially by drinking Starbucks twice a day, plus you can also earn game plays by completing challenges.

By collecting all three pieces in a row, you can win the collect and win prizes and there are also instant win prizes of bonus stars and free holiday drinks available.

In the first challenge, players will need to make three separate purchases at a participating Starbucks store to receive one bonus play.

Challenges will then increase, encouraging players to make a number of orders using the mobile app and purchasing at particular times to receive extra bonus plays.

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What if you don’t have enough time or money to make regular Starbucks purchases? Well, you can still earn entries from all the challenges and daily entries for free.

As you’re about to play, simply scroll to the bottom of the page and click the option with no purchase necessary.

Now, fill out your name and address, choose the challenge you want to earn entries and select submit. You will then receive an email to activate your entry and play.

Players can do this for every challenge, taking part in the daily entry twice a day, every day! You can essentially earn over 100 free gameplays.

Collect rare pieces and unlock a secret tier

Aside from the common prizes of free coffee rewards and exclusive Starbucks merchandise, other fun prizes include a Starbucks for Life limited-edition puzzle from Ravensburger®.

Starbucks Rewards Stars and local food bank donations through Feeding America are also available to win.

SweepstakesMag also lists some rare pieces available to win in the festive fun being decoration items such as stockings and holiday lights.

According to Global Munchkins, the game even has a secret tier, available to unlock once you earn enough plays.

This rare tier will reportedly get you chances to win Starbucks merchandise including some of their most sought after tumblers and mugs.

Therefore, the more free gameplays you earn, the more chance you have at accessing the secret tier!

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Molly Young is a Journalism with Public Relations student at Leeds Beckett University. Boasting a creative background through her studies and on her personal social media channels, Molly loves creating content and providing entertainment analysis through her writing.