Starbucks – Summer Game 2020 Sweepstakes

Starbucks® Summer Game 2020
Member Game Official Rules – US
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. A PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND WILL NOT
INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.
1. Eligibility: Starbucks® Summer Game 2020 (the “Promotion”) is open only to legal residents of
the fifty (50) United States (including 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 Starbucks Corporation, Merkle Inc., and any of their direct or indirect
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. The Promotion 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
Promotion. Winning a prize is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements set forth herein. The
Promotion includes an instant win game (“Instant Win Game”) and a sweepstakes (“Sweepstakes”).
If you would like to register for the Starbucks Rewards loyalty program without a Starbucks Card,
visit https://www.starbucks.com/account/create and follow the instructions to create a Starbucks
Rewards loyalty program account.
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 Promotion begins on July 21, 2020 at 8:00 a.m. Pacific Time (“PT”) and ends on
August 23, 2020 at 11:59 p.m. PT (the “Promotion Period”). For purposes of this Promotion, a “day”
begins at 12:00 a.m. PT and ends at 11:59 p.m. PT, except the first day which begins at 8:00 a.m.
PT and ends at 11:59 p.m. PT. There are also five (5) phases (each a “Phase”), as outlined below:
Phase Start Date at 12:00 a.m. PT
(unless otherwise specified)
End Date at 11:59 p.m. PT
1 July 21, 2020
at 8:00 a.m. PT
July 26, 2020
2 July 27, 2020 August 2, 2020
3 August 3, 2020 August 9, 2020
4 August 10, 2020 August 16, 2020
5 August 17, 2020 August 23, 2020
Administrator’s computer is the official time-keeping device for this Promotion.
4. How to Enter: During the Promotion Period, visit https://www.starbuckssummergame.com
(“Promotion Site”) and sign into your Starbucks Rewards account (“Account”). Each Entrant will
automatically receive one (1) game play for registering for the Promotion and viewing the provided
“Onboarding” experience (first visit only).
Then, there are two (2) ways to earn a game play, as outlined below.
a. Make a Purchase at Starbucks Using a registered Starbucks Card: 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 using a Starbucks Card (“Card”) registered to your Starbucks Rewards account
(“Account”) or a registered digital Starbucks Card on your Starbucks mobile application
(“App”) for payment. Then, visit the Promotion Site and sign into your Account and you will
have received two (2) game plays for making your first purchase. Then for subsequent
purchases, you will receive one (1) game play. Follow the links to play the game and you
will receive either an Instant Win Game prize or one (1) entry into the Sweepstakes. Once
you play the game thirteen (13) or more times and earn a game play, follow the instructions
and play the game and you will either receive an Instant Win Game prize or two (2) entries
into the Sweepstakes. 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.
b. Enter without Making a Purchase: During the Promotion Period, to play without
making a purchase, visit Promotion Site and follow the links and instructions to complete
and submit the entry form. An email with a unique link will be sent to the email address you
provided on the form. Click on the unique link to enter the Promotion Site and sign into your
Account and you will have received one (1) game play. Follow the links and instructions to
play the game and you will receive either an Instant Win Game prize or one (1) entry into
the Sweepstakes. Once you play the game thirteen (13) or more times and earn a game
play, follow the instructions and play the game and you will either receive an Instant Win
Game prize or two (2) entries into the Sweepstakes. 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.
Limit: Each Entrant may earn one (1) game play during the Promotion Period for registering for the
Promotion/viewing the Onboarding; each Entrant may earn up to two (2) game plays per day during
the Promotion Period by either making up to two (2) purchase transactions with a registered
Starbucks Card or App; or up to two (2) “free” requests; or a combination of the purchase and free
entry method for a total of two (2) plays per day during the Promotion Period; and each Entrant
may earn one (1) bonus game play for either making their first purchase or requesting one (1) “free”
bonus play.
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 plays by using multiple/different email addresses, Accounts, identities, registrations and logins,
or any other methods will void that Entrant’s plays 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 play, 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.
Bonus Plays: There are two (2) ways to earn a bonus play, as outlined below:
a. Make a Purchase and Play the Game Thirteen (13) Times: Once you have made at least
one (1) qualifying purchase (as outlined in Section 4.a) and played the game thirteen (13)
times, you will earn one (1) bonus game play. Follow the links and instructions to play the
game and you will receive either an Instant Win Game prize or two (2) entries into the
Sweepstakes. 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.
Alternate Method of Entry: To earn a bonus game play without making a purchase, once
you play the game thirteen (13) times, visit the Promotion Site and follow the links and
instructions to select the bonus play option from the provided list and complete and submit
the form to receive one (1) bonus game play. An email with a unique link will be sent to the
email address provided on the form. Click on the unique link to enter the Promotion 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 two (2) entries into the Sweepstakes. 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.
Limit: Each Entrant may receive one (1) bonus game play during the Promotion Period,
regardless of method of entry.
b. Make a Purchase and Play the Game Eighteen (18) Times: Once you have made at
least one (1) qualifying purchase (as outlined in Section 4.a) and played the game eighteen
(18) times, you will earn one (1) bonus game play. Follow the links and instructions to play
the game and you will receive either an Instant Win Game prize or two (2) entries into the
Sweepstakes. 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.
Alternate Method of Entry: To earn a bonus game play without making a purchase, once
you play the game eighteen (18) times, visit the Promotion Site and follow the links and
instructions to select the bonus play option from the provided list and complete and submit
the form to receive one (1) bonus game play. An email with a unique link will be sent to the
email address provided on the form. Click on the unique link to enter the Promotion 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 two (2) entries into the Sweepstakes. 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.
Limit: Each Entrant may receive one (1) bonus game play during the Promotion Period,
regardless of method of entry.
Offer: Once you have made at least one (1) qualifying purchase (as outlined in Section 4.a) and
played the game twenty-six (26) times, you will receive 25 Bonus Stars (“Offer”). Approximate Retail
Value (“ARV”): $0.83. Limit: One (1) Offer per Entrant during the Promotion Period. The Offer will
be fulfilled within 24 hours.
5. Sweepstakes/Instant Win Game Functionality: Administrator is an independent judging
organization whose decisions as to the administration and operation of the Promotion and the
selection of potential winners for each are final and binding in all matters related to the Promotion.
For the Sweepstakes: The applicable Sweepstakes Grand Prize will be awarded based on the total
number of valid Sweepstakes entries received during the Promotion Period, as outlined in the table
below:
Threshold Grand Prize
Description
Sweepstakes Entry
Threshold
1 500 Bonus Stars 0-999,999
2 1,000 Bonus Stars 1,000,000-2,999,999
3 5,000 Bonus Stars 3,000,000-9,999,999
4 10,000 Bonus Stars 10,000,000-19,999,999
5 20,000 Bonus Stars 20,000,000-29,999,999
6 30,000 Bonus Stars 30,000,000 or more
Administrator will randomly select the potential Sweepstakes Grand Prize winners from all eligible
entries received during the Promotion Period on or around August 24, 2020. For the Instant Win
Game: There will be two million one hundred thirty-five thousand (2,135,000) random, computer-
generated winning times, one for each prize listed below, during the Promotion Period. For the
Third Prize, there will be one hundred fifty thousand (150,000) random, computer-generated
winning times during Phase 1; for the Fourth Prize, there will be one hundred sixty thousand
(160,000) random, computer-generated winning times during Phase 1; for the Fifth Prize, there will
be one hundred sixty thousand (160,000) random, computer-generated winning times during
Phase 1; for the Phase 1 Prize, there will be two thousand five hundred (2,500) random, computer-
generated winning times during Phase 1; for the Phase 2 Prize, there will be two thousand five
hundred (2,500) random, computer-generated winning times during Phase 2; for the Phase 3 Prize,
there will be two thousand five hundred (2,500) random, computer-generated winning times during
Phase 3; for the Phase 4 Prize, there will be two thousand five hundred (2,500) random, computer-
generated winning times during Phase 4; and for the Phase 5 Prize, there will be two thousand five
hundred (2,500) random, computer-generated winning times during Phase 5. 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.
6. Verification of Sweepstakes and Instant Win Game Winners: All potential winners are subject
to verification by Sponsor or Administrator. An Entrant is not a winner of any prize, even if the
Instant Win Game or Sweepstakes should so indicate, unless and until Entrant’s eligibility and the
potential winning play/entry has been verified and Entrant has been notified that verification is
complete. Sponsor will not accept screen shots or other evidence of winning in lieu of its validation
process. Any play that occurs after the system has failed for any reason is deemed a defective
play, is void, and will not be honored.
Receiving a prize is contingent upon compliance with these Official Rules. 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 will be sent an email to the email address associated with his/her 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, or fails to sign and return the Declaration, tax forms or
any other requested information within the required time period, potential winner forfeits the prize.
In the event that a potential winner of a prize valued over $25.00 is disqualified for any reason,
Sponsor will award the applicable prize to an alternate winner by random drawing from among all
eligible entries. There will be three (3) alternate drawings after which the applicable prize will remain
unawarded. Unclaimed prizes valued at or less than $25.00 will not be awarded. Sweepstakes
prizes will be fulfilled approximately 8-10 weeks after the conclusion of the Promotion (unless
otherwise noted below); Instant Win Game prizes will be fulfilled within thirty (30) days after the
conclusion of the Promotion (unless otherwise noted below).
7. Prizes:
Sweepstakes Prizes: ONE HUNDRED (100) GRAND PRIZES: Depending on the number of valid
Sweepstakes entries received during the Promotion Period, the applicable Grand Prize will be
awarded, as outlined below:
Threshold Prize Description ARV
1 500 Bonus Stars $18.50
2 1,000 Bonus Stars $37.00
3 5,000 Bonus Stars $185.00
4 10,000 Bonus Stars $370.00
5 20,000 Bonus Stars $740.00
6 30,000 Bonus Stars $1,110.00
Bonus Stars will be added to the Starbucks Rewards Account used to register for the Promotion.
Threshold 4, 5 and 6 will be awarded as 5,000 Bonus Star deposits in winner’s account. First
deposit of Bonus Stars will be fulfilled on or around November 1, 2020 and any subsequent
deposit(s) will be fulfilled approximately one (1) month after prior deposit. Sweepstakes Grand Prize
Winners will be responsible for income tax 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. Odds of winning a
Sweepstakes prize depend on the number of eligible entries received during the Promotion Period.
Starbucks Card and Starbucks Account terms and conditions apply. Limit: one (1) Sweepstakes
Grand Prize per person.
Instant Win Game Prizes: TWO THOUSAND FIVE HUNDRED (2,500) FIRST PRIZES: Two
hundred (200) Bonus Stars which will be automatically added to their Starbucks Rewards Account
used to register for the Promotion. ARV: $6.60. FIVE THOUSAND (5,000) SECOND PRIZES: One
hundred fifty (150) Bonus Stars which will be automatically added to their Starbucks Rewards
Account used to register for the Promotion. ARV: $4.95. ONE HUNDRED FIFTY THOUSAND
(150,000) THIRD PRIZES: A free product coupon good for an Iced Cold Brew or Iced Coffee
Beverage (any size). Terms and conditions of coupons apply. ARV: $3.51. ONE HUNDRED SIXTY
THOUSAND (160,000) FOURTH PRIZES: A coupon good for 50% off a Frappuccino® blended
beverage or Iced Espresso Beverage (any size). Terms and conditions of coupons apply. ONE
HUNDRED SIXTY THOUSAND (160,000) FIFTH PRIZES: A coupon good for 50% off a Starbucks
Refreshers® beverage or Iced Tea (any size). Terms and conditions of coupons apply. FORTY-
FIVE THOUSAND (45,000) SIXTH PRIZES: Fifty (50) Bonus Stars which will be automatically
added to their Starbucks Rewards Account used to register for the Promotion. ARV: $1.65. FOUR
HUNDRED THOUSAND (400,000) SEVENTH PRIZES: Twenty-five (25) Bonus Stars which will be
automatically added to their Starbucks Rewards Account used to register for the Promotion. ARV:
$0.83. ONE MILLION TWO HUNDRED THOUSAND (1,200,000) EIGHTH PRIZES: Ten (10)
Bonus Stars which will be automatically added to their Starbucks Rewards Account used to register
for the Promotion. ARV: $0.33. TWO THOUSAND FIVE HUNDRED (2,500) PHASE 1 PRIZES: An
Uber Eats promo code valid for up to $10 off one (1) order at participating Starbucks available on
the Uber Eats app or in your web browser. Terms and conditions apply. Promo code can only be
used for Starbucks purchases through Uber Eats. Code expires November 5, 2020. ARV: up to
$10.00. TWO THOUSAND FIVE HUNDRED (2,500) PHASE 2 PRIZES: A S’mores Frappuccino
pool floatie. ARV: $50.00. TWO THOUSAND FIVE HUNDRED (2,500) PHASE 3 PRIZES: A
Starbucks® 24oz Plastic Red Kaleidoscope cold cup. ARV: $19.95. TWO THOUSAND FIVE
HUNDRED (2,500) PHASE 4 PRIZES: A Starbucks® Summer Game towel. ARV: $30.00. TWO
THOUSAND FIVE HUNDRED (2,500) PHASE 5 PRIZES: A $10 Starbucks digital gift card. Terms
and conditions of gift cards apply. ARV: $10.00.
Odds of winning an Instant Win Game prize depend on the number of Instant Win prizes available
divided by the number of eligible Instant Win Game plays. Limit: one (1) First Prize, one (1) Second
Prize, one (1) Sixth Prize, one (1) Seventh Prize, one (1) Eighth Prize per person per day during
the Promotion Period; one (1) Third Prize, one (1) Fourth Prize, one (1) Fifth Prize per person per
day during Phase 1; and one (1) Phase 1 Prize, one (1) Phase 2 Prize, one (1) Phase 3 Prize, one
(1) Phase 4 Prize, and one (1) Phase 5 Prize per person during the Promotion Period.
For All Prizes: Stars accumulated under the Starbucks Rewards loyalty program are promotional
and have no cash value. No cash equivalent unless required by law and all 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 or prize component 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. TOTAL ARV OF ALL
PRIZES: IS UP TO $1,780,875.
8. Release: By receipt of any prize, winner agrees to release and hold harmless Sponsor,
Administrator, and each of their respective direct or indirect parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, related
entities, suppliers, distributors, prize providers, advertising/promotion agencies and each such
company’s officers, directors, members, employees, contractors, and agents (collectively, the
“Released Parties”) from and against any and all losses, liability, illness, injury, 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 Promotion or receipt, possession, use or misuse of any prize.
9. Publicity: Except where prohibited, participation in the Promotion constitutes entrant’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 worldwide, in perpetuity, in any and all media,
manner, and formats now known or hereafter devised, without further payment or consideration.
10. General Conditions: Sponsor reserves the right to cancel, suspend and/or modify the
Promotion, or any part of it, if any fraud, technical failures, human error or any other factor impairs
the integrity or proper functioning of the Sweepstakes or Instant Win Game, as determined by
Sponsor in its sole discretion. In such event, Sponsor reserves the right to award the prizes at
random to all eligible entrants who have registered up to the time of the impairment. 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 Instant Win Game 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
or the Instant Win Game 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.
11. Limitations of Liability: The Released Parties are not responsible for: (1) any incorrect or
inaccurate information, whether caused by any Entrant, printing errors or by any of the equipment
or programming associated with or utilized in the Promotion; (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
Promotion; (4) technical or human error which may occur in the administration of the Promotion or
the processing of entries; or (5) 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 Promotion or receipt or
use or misuse of any prize. If for any reason an Entrant’s play is confirmed to have been erroneously
deleted, lost, or otherwise destroyed or corrupted, Entrant’s sole remedy is another Sweepstakes
entry or Instant Win Game play, if 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 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, unawarded, eligible prize claims.
12. Disputes: Except where prohibited, Entrant agrees that: (1) any and all disputes, claims and
causes of action arising out of or connected with this Promotion 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 Promotion, 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 Promotion, 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.
13. Entrant’s Personal Information: Information collected from Entrants is subject to the
Sponsor’s Privacy Policy http://www.starbucks.com/about-us/company-information/online-
policies/privacy-policy.
14. Winner List: For a winner list, visit https://bit.ly/2TR9111. The winner list will be posted after
winner confirmation is complete.
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