Monopoly starts this Wednesday (August 25) following a two-year absence that saw the popular game cancelled for the first time ever due to the coronavirus pandemic
McDonald’s Monopoly starts again tomorrow (August 25) after being cancelled last year due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The fast food giant will be giving away its first-ever VIP loyalty cards as part of the popular game, which gives the lucky holder one free medium meal each week for a whole year.
McDonald’s has already confirmed it’ll be giving away 1,000 of them when Monopoly returns for six weeks.
Maccies has also revealed what other prizes will be up for grabs, including £100,000, an Ibiza villa or UK getaway holiday, and Lay-Z Spa hot tubs.
In 2019, some of the top Monopoly prizes included £100,000 in cash (four given away), a Mini Cooper car (20 given away), £2,000 holiday money (50 given away) and a PlayStation 4 console (650 given away).
Smaller prizes – and the ones that are easier to get – included medium McDonald’s meals (2,000,000 given away) and a £50 voucher for Boohoo (18,000 given away).
Monopoly has had a two-year absence because of the coronavirus pandemic, which saw it cancelled for the first time ever in 2020.
Maccies was due to start the promotion shortly before it closed all 1,350 branches on March 23 last year.
It then was going to bring it back in March 2021 but was postponed due to on-going Covid restrictions.
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How do you play McDonald’s Monopoly?
The game essentially mimics the classic Monopoly board, with customers able to collect game pieces that represent roads and train stations.
Then once you collect a set, you win a prize – the rarer that set is (so if fewer pieces are made) the better the giveaway will be.
For example, you needed the notoriously hard dark blue properties to claim the top £100,000 cash prize in 2019.
Customers will find the game pieces on qualifying McDonald’s products – so keep an eye out on your Maccies packaging if you’re playing along.
There are three different kinds of game pieces – instant win, play online, and property sets
“Instant wins” can be redeemed straight away – although these are usually for smaller prizes like food, such as apple pies and Big Macs.
This year, McDonald’s is urging people to disregard the dates on the game pieces, as it is reusing some 200 million stickers that had already been printed and dated before the game got cancelled.
To reduce waste, McDonald’s has repurposed this packaging with the outdated game pieces.
You can check the dates of the game pieces on the McDonald’s website so you don’t risk missing out on a prize.
McDonald’s launched its first ever Monopoly promotion in 2005. You have to be over 16 to play.
McDonald’s Monopoly prize list in full
Instant win game prizes / collect to win game:
- £100,000 cash
- Ibiza villa or UK getaway holiday
- £1,000 spend on Home Entertainment provided by AO.COM
- Lay-Z-Spa® Hot Tub provided by Lay-Z-Spa
- Choose a phone with 1 Year plan provided by Sky Mobile
- Missguided or Mennace £500 Shopping
- A Relaxing or Adventurous Experience provided by buyagift
- JD £100 Gift Card provided by JD Sports N/A 1,500
- McDonald’s Medium Extra Value Meal or Big Flavour Wrap Meal
- £1k Cash
- McDonald’s Gold Card
- 50 Inch 4K Hisense Roku TV
- £200 FOR PASSING GO
- Wireless Headphones provided by Urbanears
- Prezzybox £100 Voucher
- £100 One4all Gift Card provided by The Gift Voucher Shop
- £50 Gift Card provided by JD Sports
- Limited Edition Beauty Box provided by Glossybox.co.uk
- HYPE Sunglasses provided by HYPE
- £30 Voucher Missguided or Mennace
- Inflatable Pool Float provided by Bestway
- Hype Backpack provided by Hype
- JUICE Portable Power Bank provided by JUICE
- Personalised Phone Case provided by Wrappz
- Limited edition PopSockets PopGrip provided by PopSockets
- Sky Store Online Voucher £5.99
Food voucher prizes:
- Big Mac® or Big Flavour Wrap
- BIG MAC® OR BIG FLAVOUR WRAP
- 6 Chicken McNuggets® or Double Cheeseburger
- 6 CHICKEN McNUGGETS® OR DOUBLE CHEESEBURGER
- McFlurry® or Fruit Bag
- McFLURRY® OR FRUIT BAG
- SMALL FRIES OR VEG BAG
- Medium Coca-Cola® Zero Sugar or Medium Milkshake
- Quarter Pounder™ With Cheese or McChicken® Sandwich
- Apple Pie or Fruit Bag
- ANY REG McCAFÉ® HOT DRINK
- 10% Off AO.COM
- 20% Off Urbanears
- 30% Off Missguided or Mennace
- £10 Off buyagift
- 12 Premium Retro Photo Prints provided by Photobox
- One Month Comedy Subscription provided by NextUp
- 30% Off Mobile Accessories provided by Juice
- £5 Off Personalised Phone Case provided by Wrappz
- £5 Off provided by Prezzybox.com
- £4 Off When You Spend £10 on Food provided by Just Eat
- 15% off at popsockets.co.uk provided by PopSockets
- 15% off a Beauty Box provided by Glossybox.co.uk
Online game cash prizes:
- £100 Cash
- £50 Cash
- £20 Cash
- £10 Cash
- £5 Cash
Online game non-cash prizes:
- 1-day gym pass and 7 days Online Classes provided by Hussle
- NextUpOne Month Comedy Subscription
- Great Magazines 3-month digital magazine provided by Bauer Media
- £10 CeX voucher
- Great Magazines 1 Digital Magazine Edition provided by Bauer Media
- 50% off 1-day gym pass provided by Hussle
- Spend £15 or more for £5 Off a My McDonald’s app food-order
Digital food voucher prizes:
- Big Mac®Or Big Flavour Wrap
- 6 Chicken McNuggets®Or Double Cheeseburger
- McFlurry®Or Fruit Bag
- Small Fries Or Veg bag
- Medium Coca-Cola® Zero Sugar Or Medium Milkshake
- Quarter Pounder with Cheese Or McChicken® Sandwich
- Apple Pie Or Fruit Bag
- Any Reg McCafé Hot Drink