Starbucks Summer Game 2019 is Here! Super Secret Ways to Win!

This Summer Starbucks has brought back the Starbucks Summer Game with a Boardwalk Edition. This year you have a chance to win a trip to the Starbucks Farm in Costa Rica. It is an adventure that looks amazing and valued at over $15,000. In addition, they are giving away hundreds of thousands FREE Starbucks drinks.  The summer game is set up like a board game where you earn pieces for each time you grab a Starbucks. But, if you are like me, you aren’t hitting up Starbucks every day, so winning is not likely. Well, have no fear we have some super secret ways to win the Starbucks Summer Game!

Starbucks Summer Game 2019 is Here! Super Secret Ways to Win!

Starbucks Summer Game

What Can You Win? 

Grand Prize – Costa Rica Getaway to visit Starbucks Coffee Farm

Starbucks Summer Game Grand Prize - Coffee Farm

Hacienda Alsacia, the Starbucks Coffee Farm

This year Starbucks Grand Prize is trip to Hacienda Alsacia, the Starbucks coffee farm in Costa Rica. 3 People will win this grand prize. The first grand prize winner will happen in the first week of the game from August 7th – 13th

  • A trip for two to San Jose, Costa Rica. Trip package includes
  • Round trip transportation to/from winner’s home and airport, round trip, coach-class air transportation for two  to San Jose, Costa Rica
  • 2 nights’ hotel accommodations in San Jose for two (2) at Costa Rica Marriott Hotel Hacienda Belen
  • 3 nights’ resort accommodations at W Costa Rica Reserva Conchal (one bedroom suite; ocean view; balcony and plunge pool)
    Starbucks Summer Game Grand Prize - Costa Rica
  • Roundtrip transportation between Marriott Hacienda and the Starbucks Coffee Farm 
  • A tour of Hacienda Alsacia, the Starbucks Coffee Farm
    Starbucks Game Grand Prize

    Starbucks Coffee Farm in Costa Rica

  • GoPro package which includes a GoPro Hero 7 and a shorty (mini extension pole and tripod), sleeve and lanyard, and compact case
  • Eco-Friendly Tour along route between San Jose and Papagayo; options:
  • Toucan Rescue farm or hike through rainforest at base of Volcano; or ziplining
  • $1,000 activity allowance for winner’s choice of three activities: Scuba Diving, Sail & Snorkel, Safari Float on Corobici River, Horseback Riding, Zipline, Monteverde Cloud Forest Experience, Beach Tour & Surf Lessons
  • 4,000 spending money
  • Winner must travel on the dates (which will be sometime between January 2020 and March 2020)
  • Approximate Value – $15,870.00.

First Prize – – 90 Days of Starbucks Nitro Cold Brew

250 people will win 90 Days of Starbucks Nitro Cold Brew – Approximate Value ($414)

Nitro Cold Brew

  • Second Prize – 2500 Bonus Stars 

  • Third Prize – 1500 Bonus Stars

  • Fourth Prize – 500 Bonus Stars

Instant Win Prizes-

There will also be 1,450,000 Instant Win Prizes Available which will  include FREE Grande Iced Tea or Starbucks Refreshers, free brewed coffee, free bakery items, 50% off any Grande or larger Frappuccino® Blended Beverage, & 50% off any Grande or larger Nitro Cold Brew or Cold Brew!

See How Many Chances Left you have to Win!

One of the things I like about this years game is Starbucks will actually show you how many prizes have been given away and how many are remaining. That way you don’t feel like you are just spinning your wheels and wasting your time. 

1) How to Play

The game is pretty simple and fun.

  • You have to be a Starbucks rewards member
  • Sign up by going to or via the Starbucks App
  • The game will go from August 6, 2019 – September 10, 2019 
  • You earn a game play every time you make a qualifying purchase with the card that is registered to your starbucks rewards. (It’s easiest if you use the app)
  • You can earn up to two game plays a day (basically by drinking Starbucks twice a day)
  • The  game will start with 5 “locked” Mystery Spaces, meaning these will not count as spaces you can land on until they are “unlocked.” Once you spin enough to move the amount of spaces necessary to complete a lap on the board and land on or pass the “Go” space, you will unlock one (1) Mystery Space.
  • Once you complete 6 or more laps around the virtual board and land on or pass the “Go” Space, you will receive 5 Bonus Stars 

Not a Starbucks Rewards Member: 

Hey, it’s free to join so you might as well, but if you don’t want to you can still Play their mini-game and try to Earn Free Starbucks for a Month.

Just scroll down a little more on the Starbucks app and click on Play Mini Game


Starbucks Summer Game 2019 - Costa Rica

2) Super Secret Way to Increase your Chances of winning!

Hey, I love Starbucks, but I usually only go once or twice a week unless I am traveling. So, the odds of someone like me winning is slim to none. However, there is a Super Secret way you can still earn 3 entries every single day without spending a dime There is no need to break from your normal routine to get gameplays. Here is how to do it.

  • Login to your Starbucks Rewards or hop on the app
  • Click on Play the Game!
  • At the bottom you will see no purchase necessary and then click here to enter.
  • Fill out your name and address
  • Choose the Purchase you want an Entry 
  • In a minute you will receive an email saying activate your entry and play
  • You can do this twice every day
  • Thus, you earn the max 2 entries every day and can earn  70 entries if you repeat this strategy every day.


Now, while I have not won any of the big prizes….yet. I have won several free drinks and some bonus stars and hopefully, you will win one of the big Starbucks summer game prizes. Good Luck!

The summer game is set up like a board game where you earn pieces for each time you grab a Starbucks. But, if you are like me, you aren’t hitting up Starbucks every day, so winning is not likely. Well, have no fear we have some super secret ways to win the Starbucks Summer Game! #summer #summergame #starbucks #summerstarbucks #wingame #win

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  • Dale Poynter says:

    Have you successfully received an email for a free play (your “super-secret way”)? Every time I click through and fill out the form (including proving I’m not a robot) , I’ve gotten a message that “A Play Is on Its Way”, but no email ever shows up. I’ve checked spam and junk mail folders and my email is correct.

    I’ve brought it up to Starbucks but they seem unable to even grasp the nature of the problem.

    • Mama Munchkin says:

      That is odd, I always get sent an email. Maybe try a different email address if you have one.

    • Classy says:

      Delete your cache.. history/temp files

    • Dale says:

      It works now. I white-listed the @e.hello email address, but previous emails still should have shown up in my spam, etc.?? . Anyway, I’m in business; thanks for your help.

    • Betty Moreno says:

      Is it possible you made a mistake while filling out your email information? I also receive every one of my emails. Have you done a search of your emails, searching for Starbucks ? Sometimes my emails don’t show up, not even in spam or junk, but when I search for Starbucks they show up.

      If you find all your missing emails, don’t get excited thinking you’ll be able to use all of the turns at once. If you activate more than one turn before 2:00 pm, or two turns after 2:00, you’ll be wasting them. I know because I did exactly that. Starbucks will only let you have three turns a day-period. It doesn’t matter how you earn or get the turns. You may have one before 2 and two after 2.

      I hope this helps you. Good luck.

    • Becky says:

      Dale, I’ve had the exact same problem. I’ve reported it to Starbucks at least 5 times with no repy. I don’t know how these other people are getting reply emails when you, I and who knows how many others are not. If they can’t fix the problem they should shut down the game.

    • It would be an email setting and possibly a cookie thing. Also, check hour app on your phone for setting. Could be going to an old email

    • Lorrie Price says:

      Yes. I got one. Do you know what the different squares mean? Like the blue dot or the jump to next game? How are they defining “next game”? I won a power play but I’m not sure what the best move would be since I don’t know what the symbols in the squares represent. Thanks.

      • Cheryl Bunosso says:

        Lorrie, i have the same question. So far it looks like the little clouds and rainbows and such bring you to a mini game. I think jump to the next game pushed you ahead more maybe to the next mini game. For the power play I would choose the # that takes you the furthest, you want to try to get around the board as fast as you can.

    • Libby says:

      Dale, check your trash file, for some reason mine go directly to my trash EVERY single time.

    • Alicia says:

      I have been playing for free every day and had no problems. The emails have been going to my promotions folder in Gmail, but I think I finally trained Gmail to send them to my inbox. I’ve only missed one day, and have already won 120 bonus stars and am very close to more! Hope those of you having trouble getting those emails can get it sorted out, as it’s been awesome to be able to play for free. best of luck!

  • Gi says:

    On the game, I often land on one of those spots to pick a souvenir. It says “collect your memories”. What is the point of those souvenirs?

    I’ve checked their rules and can’t find an answer

  • felix says:

    i actually contacted starbucks and asked what the doctors souveniers are for…they have no value at all.

  • Leah says:

    The souveniers as far as I can tell are free hi-results images. So if you ever have use for a Clipart helmet or fanny pack you can download all the images and add them to your clipart. Other than that they are worthless

  • Leah Rae says:

    The souveniers are free hi-res jpegs. So if ever should have a need for a clipart bike helmet or fanny pack you can download all the souveniers and add them to your clipart.

  • Steve says:

    I have been playing the free entries twice a day since the start. I have won the 10 stars 5 times but no other instant wins. I have also won tickets toward the collect and win prizes, Is there a list somewhere of possible instant win prizes?

  • Kiwi0418 says:

    What are the shovel, pail, watch etc for. Do you get a prize off them?

  • Don Pedro says:

    I got an instant win of a 50% off coupon for a grande or larger espresso based drink.

  • Rob says:

    I received like 3 spins with an email advertising the game starting, but even though I have spent roughly $60 between 3 different local Starbucks stores, I have yet to ‘earn’ a single spin from any of the purchases. Any thoughts on why this might be? Coffee drinks include White Choc. Mochas, Vanilla Bean Frap, Cold Brews & Iced Coffee with Milk. Also, I’m located roughly 15 miles from Seattle, all the stores I have bought from have been major locations, and email notifications are on… lol what am I missing here?

  • Was searching the game and found your article. Just stopping by to say hi and we 💙 the Global Munchkins! Good luck on the game!

  • Tony says:

    Wow. Thanks guys, I just won 5 years drinks for free. I am so happy. It’s like a drink free per day.

  • neelam singh says:

    Wow, thanks for all the information

    • Ali Stevens says:

      I’m not getting the 3 per day tries? I use the free link at the bottom of the game but after two it says I’ve reached my free plays for the day. Am I missing something? TIA!

      • Alicia says:

        It’s only 2 free plays a day and then you can earn additional plays through spinning and collecting duplicate pieces, etc.

  • Dianne says:

    Does anyone know what these souvenir items are for and why we are collecting them? I have all but 5 of them but they appear to be useless – just curious!

  • jah says:

    better tip…play the non registered game every day too and you will probably win a coupon…I’ve won a coupon almost every day…on the registered game I have won nothing… I read the rules carefully and nothing says you’re not allowed to play both…that being said I rarely go to starbucks so the coupons (all have been 50% off or buy one get one free on various drinks) don’t do me much…

  • Ziggy says:

    Hi everyone ,
    I’ve won 10 stars 6 times , several souvenirs and have a few tickets. Where can the extra spin be found after making an in app purchase? I’m only able to get my 3 turns daily.

    • Marlene says:

      You get an extra spin when you’ve collected 3 of the same tickets you already have. It will tell you when. You can also look at your board to see how many you’ve collected. This is a similar format to the last game at Christmas.

  • Ana says:

    I have already played many times and they go 2 times to win drinks for 10 years and I changed the ticket

  • Karen says:

    What happens when you land on go?

  • Frances says:

    When I land on a spot that gets me a play in a mini game, like the bubble pop, or pick the winning cup, the ‘winner’ is exposed before I even have a chance to click on a choice. This has happened 3 times. Rigged?

  • Susanne says:

    I had the same thing happen. I sent Starbucks a text and they gave me a free spin. The game was very confusing at first until you get the hang of it. It moves so fast once you land on a square. I think it was glitch’s in the beginning because it has slowed down now enough for me to read what to do before the mini game just takes off on its own. I don’t think it’s rigged. I’ve won lots of stars and even a bag of coffee. That was cool!!

  • Jean says:

    If this is the 2019 game, how are there comments from 2018? The official rules say you get a max of 2 plays per day, but some people in comments Have said you can get 3 per day. I’ve tried splitting up before and after 2 pm and have only been able to get 2 (except for any extra that I’ve won during the game). Maybe it was different last year?

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