Starbucks For Life Is Returning For Another Holiday Season

The only thing better than Starbucks may be free Starbucks. And the only thing better than free Starbucks is free Starbucks for life. The Seattle-based coffee chain is all about the holidays, and in addition to the seasonal beverages like fan favorites Peppermint Mocha and Toasted White Chocolate Mocha, there's plenty of festive fun served up in the iconic red cups designed to evoke cheerful holiday warmth.

Even though The Ascent points out that 2022 sees higher prices for holiday beverages from Starbucks, it's hard not to line up for goodies like the Iced Sugar Cookie Almond Latte (priced from $5.75 to $6.65 for a grande size) or the Peppermint Mocha (also $5.75 to $6.65, depending on where you are). Starting on November 29, 2022, Starbucks is bringing back a popular promotion, though, that makes ordering your daily coffee even more fun. Millions of different prizes await lucky winners in the Starbucks for Life 2022 event, which runs through January 1, 2023.

What can you win in Starbucks for Life?

In order to participate in Starbucks for Life, coffee lovers must sign up for Starbucks Rewards. Players in the promotion can get daily free chances to win prizes and collect game pieces, and activities like purchases or playing an adorable game with a cute little running mouse named Basil can increase the number of chances you have to win. The official rules lay out the prizes and conditions for winning. 

The top prize, awarded to a possible two lucky winners is Starbucks for Life, defined as one "free food or standard menu beverage item" per day for a period of 30 years. The grand prize is valued at $64,605. There are 25 first-place prizes, entitling winners to free Starbucks for six months, a $1,076.75 value, and there are 100-second-place prizes for Starbucks for a month.

In addition to the top prizes, players can also collect game pieces to win Delta Air flight certificates, coffee brewers, tote bags, Starbucks ornaments, and discount coupons for $1 off a handcrafted drink. Instant win prizes include items like a bag of Starbucks coffee, free drinks, keychains, gift cards, and bakery items. While rising coffee prices and decreased availability of our favorite caffeinated commodity may have us down in the dumps, a free cuppa every day would certainly start 2023 off right.