I received an interesting e-mail from a reader who wanted to know what was the best way to prepare for McDonald’s Monopoly 2014. While many people simply play this game for fun and entertainment, there are a number of people who take the game quite seriously as a way to earn some extra money during the year. It’s possible for someone to earn several hundred dollars on this game, if they know what they’re doing and decide to try to make money instead of try to win the contest. The e-mail that I received wanted to know what was the best way to prepare for McDonald’s Monopoly in 2014. This is what the e-mail said:
“I’m looking for the best way to earn money with the next McDonald’s Monopoly game that comes out. I see that you have written about this contest in the past, and I was wondering if you had any advice on what would be the best way to prepare for the contest so that I can make the most money when it does arrive. I’m looking to use the contest as a way to supplement my income at college, and I want to do everything that I can to make sure that I’m successful when the contest comes about. Any advice you might be able to give me would be greatly appreciated.”
Here are a few steps you can take to better your chances of making money when McDonald’s Monopoly 2014 launches.
Get a Job with McDonald’s
This might be going overboard a bit, and could be difficult to time since the Monopoly game isn’t set for a certain time of the year. It launched in July in 2013, but it had been held in October and November in previous years. That being said, if you want to have access to game pieces, working at McDonald’s would be one of the best ways to accomplish this. You likely won’t be able to take them directly from the packaging (most stores inventory the packaging quite tightly for these games), but you’ll have first access at all the game pieces thrown away by customers.
Make Friends with Those Who Work at McDonald’s
Another way to get early access to game pieces is to have friends who work at McDonald’s. If they aren’t collecting game pieces for themselves, they can save you the pieces customers throw away. The best scenario would be to have friends at different McDonald’s locations across the city or town where you live. This will allow you to have friends collecting the pieces from several different stores, instead of from a single location. This has the potential to get you quite a few game pieces in a short period of time.
Recruit a Team to Help You
Another way to acquire game pieces is to have a team who helps you collect them. By finding a number of people who are willing to help you well before the game begins, you’ll be ready to collect as many game pieces as possible from day one. If you wait until the game begins, it can take several days to organize a team, and waste valuable time collecting game pieces when they’re most in demand.
Come up with a Strategy
Take the time to come up with a strategy for all aspects of the game. You need to figure out ways to collect as many pieces as possible, and how you plan to sell them to make money. By creating a strategy well in advance of the game beginning, you can be ready to put it into action the day that the game begins. The sooner that you’re able to do this, the better chance you have of making money on the game.
The best time to make money with McDonald’s Monopoly is the first week or two of the game. This is because people haven’t had the chance to collect many game pieces themselves, and many of them decide to buy ones to fill in their board. It’s important to realize that a lot of people don’t understand how odds work. There are many who collect game pieces trying to get any peace that they don’t have regardless of whether it’s a common piece or a rare piece. In the beginning, even common pieces can generate quite a bit of money because there are so many people who are trying to get them for their board. By knowing that people who play the game don’t always logically look at the value of the pieces, there’s an opportunity to make money if you can start selling them early enough.
Commit to Making Money at the Game
It’s important to commit if you plan to make money on the game. There are enough people who do this these days that if you aren’t committed to getting yourself organized to begin selling as soon as possible, there’s a good chance that it won’t work out for you. By creating a strategy, putting it into action as soon as the game begins, and committing to put the time and effort into selling the game pieces, you should be able to come away from the 2014 Monopoly game with a little extra money in your pocket.
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