Starbucks – Summer Game – Win a daily credit to their Account for three months (92 days) for one free standard-menu-sized handcrafted beverage

Starbucks® Summer Game
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 (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”).
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, 2021 at 8:00 a.m. Pacific Time (“PT”) and ends on
August 22, 2021 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. 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
receive one (1) game play for registering for the Promotion (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 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) game
play. Follow the links and instructions to play the game and you will receive either an Instant
Win Game prize or one (1) Sweepstakes entry. 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)
Sweepstakes entry. 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; 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; 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.
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.
Area Details: There are five (5) areas (each an “Area”) within the Promotion where you must
complete a specific challenge in order to progress to the next Area. There is one (1) Instant Win
Game prize type available for each Area but regardless of the Area you are visiting, you still have
the chance to win the non-Area specific Instant Win Game prizes.
Area Instant Win Game
Prize Available
Challenge in order
to progress to next Area
1 – Backyard Hang Rainbow Bling Cup Play three (3) times
2 – Pool Party Dragonfruit floatie Make a purchase or participate via
the Enter without Making a Purchase
method and play the game
3 – Camping Trip 1,000 Bonus Stars Play two (2) days in a row
4 – Beach Day Bose SoundLink Color
Bluetooth® speaker II
Play three (3) times
5 – Boardwalk
Stroll
$100 Starbucks Card Word scramble
Complete Challenges: You may complete challenges in order to progress to the next Area, as
outlined below:
Play three (3) times: Once you’re located in the Backyard Hang Area, during the Promotion
Period, play the game three (3) times and you will progress to the Pool Party Area.
Make a purchase or participate via the Enter without Making a Purchase method and play
the game:
Make a Purchase: Once you’re located in the Pool Party Area, 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. Follow the links and instructions to play the game and you will progress
to the Camping Trip Area.
Enter without Making a Purchase: Once you’re located in the Pool Party Area,
during the Promotion Period, visit the Promotion 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 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 progress to the Camping Trip Area.
Limit: Each Entrant may progress to the Camping Trip Area by either making one
(1) eligible purchase transaction or participating in the Enter without Making a
Purchase method, as outlined above.
Play two (2) days in a row: Once you’re located in the Camping Trip Area, during the
Promotion Period, play the game two (2) consecutive days in a row and you will progress
to the Beach Day Area.
Play three (3) times: Once you’re located in the Beach Day Area, during the Promotion
Period, play the game three (3) times and you will progress to the Boardwalk Stroll Area.
Word scramble: Once you’re located in the Boardwalk Stroll Area, during the Promotion
Period, play the game three (3) times to unlock the Word scramble. Follow instructions to
correctly unscramble the word to complete the Boardwalk Stroll Area. Once you complete
all five (5) Area challenges, you are able to select which Area you would like to visit. Follow
the links and instructions to visit an Area. You are only able to play for the chance to win
the applicable Area’s Instant Win Game prize if you are located in that Area.
In addition, after completing all five (5) Area challenges, if you do not have any game plays
available, you have the option to “trade” in three (3) Sweepstakes entries for one (1) game
play.
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: Administrator will randomly select the potential Sweepstakes winners from
all eligible entries received during the Promotion Period on or around August 23, 2021. For the
Instant Win Game: There will be 2,256,390 random, computer-generated winning times, one for
each prize listed below, during the Promotion Period. For the Third Prize, there will be two hundred
twenty thousand eight hundred (220,800) random, computer-generated winning times from July
21, 2021 at 8:00 a.m. PT and July 27, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. PT; for the Fourth Prize, there will be
forty-five thousand (45,000) random, computer-generated winning times from July 21, 2021 at 8:00
a.m. PT and July 27, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. PT; and for the Seventh Prize, there will be three hundred
thirty thousand (330,000) random, computer-generated winning times from July 21, 2021 at 8:00
a.m. PT and July 27, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. PT. 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 their 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
2021 is equal to $600 or more) will be sent an email to the email address associated with 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, 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 Instant Win Game prizes valued at
or less than $25.00 will not be awarded. Prizes will be fulfilled approximately 8-10 weeks after the
conclusion of the Promotion (unless otherwise noted below).
7. Prizes:
Sweepstakes Prizes: TWENTY (20) FREE DRINKS FOR 3 MONTHS GRAND PRIZES: “Free
Drinks for 3 Months” means the winner will receive a daily credit to their Account for three (3)
months (92 days) for one (1) free standard–menu-sized handcrafted beverage. Credits are
redeemable at participating Starbucks stores in the U.S. Ready-to-drink, bottled, and alcoholic
beverages are excluded. Beverage credits expire daily and are non-transferable. The three (3)
month period begins on or around 10/01/2021 and ends 12/31/2021. Winner must present a
Starbucks Card or scan their Starbucks App prior to checkout to redeem the free beverage item.
Credits will expire at 11:59 p.m. PT of each day and will not accumulate in the winner’s Account.
Approximate Retail Value (“ARV”): $503.00. ONE HUNDRED FIFTY (150) BONUS STARS
GRAND PRIZES: Ten thousand (10,000) Bonus Stars which will be automatically added to the
winner’s Starbucks Rewards Account used to register for the Promotion. ARV: $331.00. TWO
HUNDRED FORTY (240) SUNGLASSES GRAND PRIZES: A pair of Bose Frames Soprano audio
sunglasses. ARV: $249.95.
Odds of winning a Sweepstakes prize depend on the number of eligible entries received during the
Promotion Period. Limit: one (1) Free Drinks for 3 Months Grand Prize, one (1) Bonus Stars Grand
Prize, and one (1) Sunglasses Grand Prize per person.
Instant Win Game Prizes: TWO THOUSAND NINE HUNDRED (2,900) “BACKYARD HANG
AREA” PRIZES: A Rainbow Bling Cup. ARV: $12.95. TWO THOUSAND SEVEN HUNDRED FIFTY
(2,750) “POOL PARTY AREA” PRIZES: A Dragonfruit floatie. ARV: $50.00. FIVE THOUSAND
(5,000) “CAMPING TRIP AREA” PRIZES: One thousand (1,000) Bonus Stars which will be
automatically added to their Starbucks Rewards Account used to register for the Promotion. ARV:
$33.00. TWO HUNDRED FORTY (240) “BEACH DAY AREA” PRIZES: A Bose SoundLink Color
Bluetooth® speaker II. ARV: $129.00. FOUR THOUSAND FIVE HUNDRED (4,500) “BOARDWALK
STROLL AREA” PRIZES: A $100 Starbucks Card. Terms and conditions of gift cards apply. ARV:
$100.00. FIVE THOUSAND (5,000) FIRST 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 TWO HUNDRED (150,200) SECOND PRIZES:
A free product coupon that can be used for a Starbucks Refreshers® beverage or Iced Tea (any
size). Terms and conditions of coupons apply. ARV: $4.04. TWO HUNDRED TWENTY
THOUSAND EIGHT HUNDRED (220,800) THIRD PRIZES: A free product coupon that can be
used for an Iced Cold Brew or Iced Coffee Beverage (any size). Terms and conditions of coupons
apply. ARV: $3.51. FORTY-FIVE THOUSAND (45,000) FOURTH PRIZES: Fifty (50) Stars Bonus
Stars which will be automatically added to their Starbucks Rewards Account used to register for
the Promotion. ARV: $1.65. THREE HUNDRED NINETY THOUSAND (390,000) FIFTH PRIZES:
Twenty-five (25) Stars Bonus Stars which will be automatically added to their Starbucks Rewards
Account used to register for the Promotion. ARV: $0.83. ONE MILLION ONE HUNDRED
THOUSAND (1,100,000) SIXTH PRIZES: Ten (10) Stars Bonus Stars which will be automatically
added to their Starbucks Rewards Account used to register for the Promotion. ARV: $0.33. THREE
HUNDRED THIRTY THOUSAND (330,000) SEVENTH PRIZES: A 50% off product coupon that
can be used for a Frappuccino® blended beverage or Iced Espresso Beverage (any size). Terms
and conditions of coupons apply.
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) Backyard Hang Area Prize,
one (1) Pool Party Area Prize, one (1) Camping Trip Area Prize, one (1) Beach Day Area Prize,
one (1) Boardwalk Stroll Area Prize, per person during the Promotion Period; and one (1) First
Prize, one (1) Second Prize, one (1) Third Prize, (1) Fourth Prize, one (1) Fifth Prize, one (1) Sixth
Prize, one (1) Seventh Prize, per person per day during the Promotion Period.
For All Prizes: Starbucks Card and Starbucks Rewards terms and conditions apply. Stars
accumulated under the Starbucks Rewards loyalty program are promotional and have no cash
value; Bonus Stars awarded in this Promotion have value in the Starbucks Rewards loyalty program
when awarded. The actual value of electronic prizes is subject to price fluctuations in the consumer
marketplace based on, among other things, any gap in time between the date the ARV is estimated
for purposes of these Official Rules and the date the prize is awarded or redeemed. 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: $3,108,229.
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, 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, 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 or Instant Win Game, including but not limited to fulfillment of the prize(s), as
determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion. In such event, Sponsor reserves the right to modify
the prizes offered herein and to award the prizes at random from among the eligible entries or plays
received 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/39v9fms. The winner list will be posted after
winner confirmation is complete.
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