McDonald’s to bring back popular Monopoly game in autumn

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The fast-food chain said the game will start later in the fall and customers will have more chances to win

McDonald’s is bringing back its popular Monopoly game with even bigger prizes later this year.

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The fast food chain has confirmed the game will start in either September or October and customers will have more chances to win.

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An exact launch date has yet to be announced, but a spokesman for the chain said the prize pool will be “bigger than ever,” with prize details to be announced shortly before launch.

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McDonald’s Monopoly will return to Sheffield offering huge prizes to residents who participate. This is when it returns and how to play. Photo by Tim Boyle/Getty Images.

The popular game normally takes place in March, but McDonald’s said it wanted to give customers a chance to win via its app and online via stickers – as part of MyMcDonald’s Rewards.

A spokesman for the fast-food giant said: “We hope you’ll love our new rewards program as much as our popular Monopoly promotion, which will return later in the summer with an even larger prize pool and increased odds.”

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How does McDonald’s Monopoly work?

McDonald’s created the contest in 2005 and it works similar to the classic Monopoly board game.

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Customers collect tokens when they purchase qualifying McDonald’s products, such as color-coordinated street names or train stations.

You can find them as stickers that appear on the packaging of your groceries during gameplay.

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Each piece represents a tile on the board that you can pick up for free at the restaurant or play along online.

When you collect a set, you get a prize. There are also “Instant Wins” that allow you to claim your goodies right away.

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Instant win grocery prizes can be redeemed at any McDonald’s location by presenting the token at the counter when ordering.

You can also redeem tokens at the in-store touchscreen kiosks or via the app by entering the 12-digit winning code.

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You must give the pawns to an employee when you pick up your food.

How long will it run?

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McDonald’s Monopoly typically runs for about six weeks.

Last year it started on Wednesday 25th August and ran until Tuesday 5th October.

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Which McDonald’s foods have stickers?

If you decide to have a meal with a drink and a side, collect more pieces.

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Customers who choose fries as a side receive two additional stickers.

If you instead opt for a side salad, veggie cone, or fruit cone, you’ll get three more stickers, and a drink will get you three more stickers.

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The sticker items are as follows:

  • big yummy
  • Big Tasty with Bacon
  • Chicken choice (three or five)
  • Chicken Grill Smokehouse
  • chicken legend
  • Big flavor wrap
  • soft drink
  • Ice cream with caramel
  • Frozen Strawberry Lemonade
  • Chicken and Bacon Salad
  • chicken salad
  • Fries – medium or large
  • Mozzarella Dipper
  • Cadbury Dairy Milk Chocolate McFlurry
  • Cadbury Caramel McFlurry

What prizes can be won at McDonald’s Monopoly?

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McDonald’s is yet to announce this year’s awards, but it has said they will be bigger than ever.

Prizes over the past year have ranged from free food, which could be won instantly, to a vacation if you collect all the right pieces.

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Instant prizes included an Ibiza break, a Lay-Z-Spa hot tub and a £100 JD gift card.

Prizes also included complimentary Big Macs, Chicken McNuggets, Double Cheeseburgers, and McFlurries.

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How can I make sure I win a prize?

In order to win prizes in McDonald’s Monopoly, you need to check the menu item characters.

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Not all menu items are created equal when it comes to collecting the prize pieces – some foods and drinks are worth up to three game pieces, while others have no value at all.

The maximum number of pieces you can get at once is nine.

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Swapping out your fries for a healthy side dish can also increase your chances of winning.

Will there be rare Monopoly pieces this year?

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The nine rare McDonalds Monopoly stickers all stay the same and usually have extra large prizes.

The rare stickers correspond to different areas of London:

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  • dark blue: Mayfair
  • Green: Bond Street
  • Red: strand
  • Yellow: Coventry Street
  • train stations: Liverpool St railway station
  • orange: Marlborough Street
  • pink: Northumberland Ave
  • Light Blue: Euston Street
  • Brown: Old Kent Road