Whether you'll admit it or not, your crippling Starbucks addiction will ultimately leave you slurping Frappuccinos, cold brew, and so-called Rainbow Drinks for the rest of your life. Thankfully, there's at least a slight chance the caffeine giant will cover the bill -- with a lifetime supply of free drinks. If you're lucky.
Starting on Tuesday, August 2nd, Starbucks Rewards members can play a special summer edition of the company's "Starbucks For Life" sweepstakes, according to a press release. Specifically, you can earn up to two game plays per day by buying stuff at Starbucks with your registered Starbucks Card or the Starbucks App at participating stores in the US and Canada (except for Quebec, for some reason). Then, you redeem the game plays at www.starbucksforlife.com in the U.S. (www.starbucksforlife.ca in Canada) for a chance to win the aforementioned deluge of free coffee.
Although we admittedly haven't earned any game plays yet, this is what the actual game board looks like:
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Here's a complete rundown of all the prizes:
7 lucky customers (five in the U.S. and two in Canada) will win the grand prize of Starbucks for Life.
30 customers (25 in the U.S. and 5 in Canada) will win Starbucks for a Year.
150 customers (125 in the U.S. and 25 in Canada) will win Starbucks for a Month and 550 customers (500 in the U.S. and 50 in Canada) will win Starbucks for a Week.
In addition, instant-win Bonus Stars in increments of 125, 25, 10 and 5 Stars will be awarded. (Gold Members need 125 Stars to earn a free drink or food item.)
Anyway, if you end up being one of the seven big winners, don't forget to share. And check out all the places to grab a free cup for National Coffee Day.
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Tony Merevick is Cities News Editor at Thrillist and wants to be friends with whoever the seven winner ended up being. Send news tips to firstname.lastname@example.org and follow him on Twitter @tonymerevick.