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From Oct. 17 – 23, 2022, Starbucks is bringing back their Star Days promotion where you can earn extra points for your Starbucks Rewards account.

Since most of the time you’re only earning two “Stars” per $1 spent, this is a huge opportunity to bank some rewards points for future freebies. Make sure you’re signed up for Starbucks Rewards and have your Starbucks app ready.

To learn more about how to maximize your Stars and get free stuff from Starbucks, check out our list of Starbucks hacks.

Here’s what to expect from Starbucks Star Days during the week ahead:


Starbucks is giving away 1 million Stars a day on Starbucks Star Days.

a person holding a starbucks cup in starbucks

Every day during Starbucks Star Days, Starbucks is giving 1,000 Stars to 1,000 people — that’s 1 million stars a day. To qualify for their sweepstakes, you must make a purchase from your Starbucks Rewards account. Starbucks will let you know through your account if you’ve won the 1,000-Star prize.

That’s the equivalent of at least six free Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Lattes.

You can enter this sweepstakes twice per day by making two separate purchases through your Starbucks Rewards account.

Related: Starbucks Holiday Menu 2022


Play the Starbucks Star Day game to win a free drink & more Stars.

person on phone playing starbucks rewards star catch game

This year, Starbucks has released the Stars Day Arcade, which can get you even more Stars added to your Starbucks Rewards account and even free Starbucks drinks or bakery items.

There are three games that you can play, Star Catch, Star Rush, and Star Blast, and you can win two prizes a day. Unfortunately, not every game you play will get you prizes, so you might have to play many times to get your freebie.

Here’s everything you can get from the Starbucks Star Day Arcade:

  • A free bakery item up to $3.01 in value
  • A free fall beverage or handcrafted drink up to $5.50 in value
  • 150 Stars
  • 100 Stars
  • 50 Stars
  • 25 Stars
  • 10 Stars
  • 5 Stars

NOTE: If you get the free Starbucks drink or free bakery item coupon, it will expire on Jan. 17, 2023, so make sure to use your coupon before it expires.


Earn double Stars when you use a Starbucks gift card.

person holding fall-themed starbucks gift card near checkout

When you preload a Starbucks gift card to your Starbucks Rewards account, you can get double the Stars on all your Starbucks Rewards purchases. That means you’ll be that much closer to getting your free Starbucks drinks.

Right now, you can get discounted Starbucks gift cards when you order off Raise.com. Currently, they are running a 2.2% discount on all of their Starbucks gift cards. You can also get a 5% discount on all your gift cards from Target if you have a Target RedCard.


Get ready for the ‘Starbucks for Life’ game starting at the end of November.

The Starbucks for Life online game graphic for the 2021 holiday season

Starbucks Star Days aren’t the only time you can get free Starbucks through their online games. Every year, Starbucks releases a “Starbucks for Life” game where you can earn Stars and free Starbucks every day for a year.

This sweepstakes will release at the end of November, so you have plenty of time to practice the Starbucks for Life game to get your free Starbucks.

How To Get Free Stars on Starbucks Star Days