Starbucks Summer Game Boardwalk 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 10 years a FREE Starbucks. That’s a whole lot of Caramel Frappuccinos. 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 Starbucks Summer Game!

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

Starbucks Summer Game Boardwalk

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
  • 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 three game plays a day (basically by drinking Starbucks twice a day)
    • You Earn One Game Play for any purchase before 2 PM
    • You Earn Two Game Plays for any purchase after 2 PM
  • Collect and match either two or three game tickets to win a prize plus there are many instant win tickets, with the top prize being Free Starbucks for 10 Years!

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 Tickets


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 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 for (Before 2 PM or After 2 PM)
  • In a minute you will receive an email saying activate your entry and play
  • You can do this twice every day (Once for Before 2 PM (1 entry) and One time for After 2 p.m. (2 entries)
  • Thus, you earn the max 3 entries every day and can earn an additional 100 entries if you repeat this strategy every day.
    How to WIn Starbucks Summer Game 2018


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!

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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

  • 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

  • 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

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