Starbucks – Million Stars Giveaway Sweepstakes

The Million Stars Giveaway
Official Rules – US
1. Eligibility: The Million Stars Giveaway (the “Sweepstakes”) is open only to legal residents of the fifty
(50) United States and the District of Columbia who are at least eighteen (18) years old and who are
members of the Starbucks® Rewards loyalty program at the time of entry (“Entrant(s)”). Employees of
Merkle Inc., and its parent and affiliate companies as well as the immediate family (spouse, parents,
siblings, and children) and household members of each such employee are not eligible to participate. The
Sweepstakes is subject to all applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations and is void where
prohibited. Participation constitutes Entrant’s full and unconditional agreement to these Official Rules and
Sponsor’s and Administrator’s decisions, which are final and binding in all matters related to the
Sweepstakes. Winning a prize is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements set forth herein.
2. Sponsor: Starbucks Corporation, 2401 Utah Ave. S, Seattle, WA 98134. Administrator: Merkle Inc.,
3000 Town Center, Suite 2100, Southfield, MI 48075.
3. Timing: The Sweepstakes begins on October 17, 2022 at 4:00 a.m. Pacific Time (“PT”) and ends on
October 23, 2022 at 11:59 p.m. PT (the “Promotion Period”). There are seven (7) daily entry periods (each
a “Daily Entry Period”), as outlined below:
Daily Entry
Start Date at 12:00 a.m. PT
(unless otherwise noted)
End Date
at 11:59 p.m. PT
Drawing Date
1 October 17, 2022
at 4:00 a.m. PT
October 17, 2022 October 24, 2022
2 October 18, 2022 October 18, 2022 October 24, 2022
3 October 19, 2022 October 19, 2022 October 24, 2022
4 October 20, 2022 October 20, 2022 October 24, 2022
5 October 21, 2022 October 21, 2022 October 24, 2022
6 October 22, 2022 October 22, 2022 October 24, 2022
7 October 23, 2022 October 23, 2022 October 24, 2022
Administrator’s computer is the official time-keeping device for this Sweepstakes.
4. How to Enter: During the Promotion Period, visit (“Promotion Site”) and follow
the links and instructions to sign into your Starbucks® Rewards loyalty program account (“Account”) and
register for the Sweepstakes. Once you are registered, there are two (2) ways to earn Sweepstakes entries,
as outlined below:
a. Make a Purchase at Starbucks Using a Starbucks Card or linked payment method, or by
scanning your Starbucks app prior to checkout: During the Promotion Period, make a qualifying
purchase (excluding alcoholic beverages, Starbucks Card and Starbucks Card reloads) at a
participating Starbucks retail location in the United States. Then, visit the Promotion Site and sign
into your Account and you will have received one (1) Sweepstakes entry into the applicable Daily
Entry Period drawing.
b. Enter without Making a Purchase: During the Promotion Period, to enter without making a
purchase, visit the Promotion Site and follow the links and instructions to complete and submit the
entry form and you will have received one (1) Sweepstakes entry into the applicable Daily Entry
Period drawing.
Limit: Each Entrant may earn up to two (2) entries per Daily Entry Period during the Promotion Period by
either making up to two (2) purchase transactions; or up to two (2) “free” requests; or a combination of the
purchase and free entry method for a total of two (2) entries per Daily Entry Period.
Multiple Entrants are not permitted to share the same email address or Account. Each Entrant is limited to
only one (1) Account. Any attempt by any Entrant to obtain more than the stated number of entries by using
multiple/different email addresses, Accounts, identities, registrations and logins, or any other methods will
void that Entrant’s entries and that Entrant may be disqualified. Use of any automated system to participate
is prohibited and will result in disqualification. Sponsor is not responsible for lost, late, incomplete, invalid,
unintelligible, or misdirected registrations, which will be disqualified. In the event of a dispute as to any
registration or entry, the authorized account holder of the Starbucks Rewards Account or email address
used to register will be deemed to be the Entrant. The “authorized account holder” is the natural person
assigned an email address by an Internet access provider, online service provider or other organization
responsible for assigning email addresses for the domain associated with the submitted address. Potential
winners may be required to show proof of being the authorized account holder.
5. Prize Drawings: Administrator is an independent judging organization whose decisions regarding the
administration and operation of the Sweepstakes and the selection of the potential winners are final and
binding in all matters related to the Sweepstakes. Administrator will randomly select the potential
Sweepstakes winners from all eligible entries received during each applicable Daily Entry Period, on or
around October 24, 2022. Non-winning Daily Entry Periods entries will not carry over into any subsequent
Daily Entry Period. The potential winners will be notified by email. Each potential winner (parent/legal
guardian if winner is a minor in his/her state of residence) of a prize valued at or over $600 (or if the
cumulative value of all prizes won through programs sponsored by Starbucks in a calendar year is equal to
$600 or more) will be sent an email to the email address associated with his/her/their Account and required
to sign and return a Declaration of Compliance, Liability Waiver and where not prohibited a Publicity
Release (“Declaration”), and an IRS Form W-9 which must be received by Administrator, within three (3)
days of the date notice or attempted notice is sent, in order to claim the prize. If a potential winner of any
prize cannot be contacted, fails to complete a Declaration (if applicable), fails to provide any requested
information within the required time period (if applicable), or the prize is returned as undeliverable, the
potential winner forfeits his/her/their prize. Receiving a prize is contingent upon compliance with these
Official Rules. In the event that a potential winner is disqualified for any reason, Sponsor will award the
applicable prize to an alternate winner by random drawing from among all remaining eligible entries. Only
three (3) alternate drawings will be held, after which the prize will remain un-awarded. Prizes will be fulfilled
within approximately 4-5 weeks after the conclusion of the Sweepstakes.
6. Prizes: SEVEN THOUSAND (7,000) GRAND PRIZES (one thousand (1,000) awarded per Daily Entry
Period): One thousand (1,000) Bonus Stars will be added to the Account used to register for the
Sweepstakes. Approximate Retail Value (“ARV”): $38.10.
For All Prizes: Stars accumulated under the Starbucks Rewards loyalty program are promotional and have
no cash value; Bonus Stars awarded in this Sweepstakes have value in the Starbucks Rewards loyalty
program when awarded. Prizes are non-transferable and no substitution will be made except as provided
herein at the Sponsor’s sole discretion. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize for one of equal or
greater value if the designated prize should become unavailable for any reason. Winners are responsible
for all taxes and fees associated with prize receipt and/or use. Odds of winning a prize depend on the
number of eligible entries received during the applicable Daily Entry Period. Limit: One (1) prize per person.
Total ARV of all prizes: $266,700.00.
7. Release: By receipt of any prize, winners agree to release and hold harmless Sponsor, Administrator,
and their respective subsidiaries, affiliates, suppliers, distributors, advertising/promotion agencies, and
prize suppliers, and each of their respective parent companies and each such company’s officers, directors,
employees and agents (collectively, the “Released Parties”) from and against any claim or cause of action,
including, but not limited to, personal injury, death, or damage to or loss of property, arising out of
participation in the Sweepstakes or receipt or use or misuse of any prize.
8. Publicity: Except where prohibited, participation in the Sweepstakes constitutes each winner’s consent
to Sponsor’s and its agents’ use of winner’s name, likeness, photograph, voice, opinions and/or hometown
and state for promotional purposes in any media, worldwide, without further payment or consideration.
9. General Conditions: Sponsor reserves the right to cancel, suspend and/or modify the Sweepstakes, if
any fraud, technical failures, human error, or any other factor impairs the integrity or proper functioning of
the Sweepstakes, or any event or cause beyond Sponsor’s control (e.g. events such as natural calamities,
national emergencies, wide spread illnesses, declarations of war, acts of God, acts of terrorism) interferes
with any aspect of the Sweepstakes, including but not limited to fulfillment of the prize(s), as determined by
Sponsor in its sole discretion. In such event, Sponsor, in its sole discretion, may elect to hold a random
drawing from among all eligible entries received up to the date of discontinuance and may modify the prizes
offered herein. Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual it finds to be
tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Sweepstakes or to be acting in violation of the
Official Rules of this or any other promotion or in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner. Any attempt by
any person to deliberately undermine the legitimate operation of the Sweepstakes may be a violation of
criminal and civil law, and, should such an attempt be made, Sponsor reserves the right to seek damages
from any such person to the fullest extent permitted by law. Sponsor’s failure to enforce any term of these
Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision.
10. Limitations of Liability: The Released Parties are not responsible for: (1) any incorrect or inaccurate
information, whether caused by entrants, printing errors or by any of the equipment or programming
associated with or utilized in the Sweepstakes; (2) technical failures of any kind, including, but not limited
to malfunctions, interruptions, or disconnections in phone lines or network hardware or software; (3)
unauthorized human intervention in any part of the entry process or the Sweepstakes; (4) technical or
human error which may occur in the administration of the Sweepstakes or the processing of entries; (5)
late, lost, undeliverable, damaged or stolen mail; or (6) any injury or damage to persons or property which
may be caused, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, from entrant’s participation in the Sweepstakes or
receipt or use or misuse of any prize. If for any reason an entrant’s entry is confirmed to have been
erroneously deleted, lost, or otherwise destroyed or corrupted, entrant’s sole remedy is another entry in the
Sweepstakes, if it is possible. No more than the stated number of prizes will be awarded. In the event that
production, technical, seeding, programming or any other reasons cause more than the stated number of
prizes as set forth in these Official Rules to be available and/or claimed, Sponsor reserves the right to award
only the stated number of prizes by a random drawing among all legitimate, un-awarded, eligible prize
11. Disputes: Except where prohibited, Entrant agrees that: (1) any and all disputes, claims and causes of
action arising out of or connected with this Sweepstakes or any prize awarded shall be resolved individually,
without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by the United States District Court for the Western
District of Washington or the appropriate Washington state court located in King County, Washington; (2)
any and all claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including
costs associated with entering this Sweepstakes, but in no event attorneys’ fees; and (3) under no
circumstances will Entrant be permitted to obtain awards for, and Entrant hereby waives all rights to claim,
indirect, punitive, incidental and consequential damages and any other damages, other than for actual out-
of-pocket expenses, and any and all rights to have damages multiplied or otherwise increased. All issues
and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules,
or the rights and obligations of the Entrant and Sponsor in connection with the Sweepstakes, shall be
governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the State of Washington, without giving effect
to any choice of law or conflict of law rules (whether of the State of Washington or any other jurisdiction),
which would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than the State of Washington.
12. Entrant’s Personal Information: Information collected from entrants is subject to Sponsor’s Privacy
13. Winner List: For a winner list, please click here. The winner list will be posted after winner confirmation
is complete.
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