The 2016 McDonald’s Money Monopoly Game soon comes to a close toward the end of this month, but it’s not too late to still possibly win some cash prizes.
If you’re familiar with this fast-food giant’s routine promotion, you are most likely aware that mostly everyone walks away at least a winner of free food. This is great if you are a McDonald’s fan, but for those who are only stepping through the golden arch’s doors for the mere hope of winning some big bucks, this is probably quite frustrating.
In order to optimize your chances to win big, you need the rare monopoly game pieces, which we are sure you are aware, especially if you participate each year. As you attempt to retrieve those final pieces, don’t spend your money or waste your time on just any McDonald’s menu items. Here are where you will find those peel-off tickets:
- 10-piece Chicken McNuggets (1 game piece)
- 20-piece Chicken McNuggets (2 game pieces)
- Large fries (2 game pieces)
- Medium soft drink (1 game piece)
- Hashbrowns (1 game piece)
- Egg McMuffin Sandwiches (1 game piece – excludes Sausage McMuffin)
- Biscuit Sandwiches (1 game piece – excludes Sausage Biscuit)
- Big Mac (1 game piece)
- Filet-O-Fish (1 game piece)
If you are focused on healthier eating, you do always have the option of donating any food items to those less fortunate as you purchase your meals.
In a previous article, we discussed all the rare game pieces and the odds of finding them. Knowing is half the battle and will be helpful in your search. To recap, here they are from the hardest to easiest to obtain:
- Pennsylvania Avenue
- Ventnor Avenue
- Kentucky Avenue
- Tennessee Avenue
- Virginia Avenue
- Vermont Avenue
- Short Line
- Mediterranean Avenue
At this point in the game, your best bet is to begin teaming up with other people to collect these pieces if you have not already. Because many individuals are also trying to win big, your likelihood of finding others who are willing to trade or team up with you is high. Comments on McDonald’s YouTube videos, and other forums online on related posts regarding the promotion often share helpful information on the game tickets you may need. In fact, this Facebook page, although limited activity from the page owners now, began to help provide tips of winning as well as providing a community of participants to look for others to trade pieces.
Moreover, this year, McDonald’s added their App as another option for gamers to boost their chances to win money. You just use the app to redeem offers in order to enter. To learn more about the separate App sweepstakes this year where you could win a $50,000 prize, visit the Sweepstakes rules here. Because this is such a new aspect of the promotion, you may have a better opportunity to win due to less competition. Act soon, though; the App sweepstakes ends April 25 at 11:59 p.m.
There are a few ways you can still increase your odds of winning without spending more money. Even though tickets can still be cashed in until May 9 with the online promotions, game pieces will only go until April 25th or while supplies last in the restaurants. So, find a group of trusted people and get to work before the promotion ends this month if you are really hopeful in winning more than a food prize.
Photo: Flickr: Mike Mozart