A start date for McDonald’s Monopoly has been confirmed, so you’ll soon have the perfect excuse to grab a Maccies every single day.
Because the only thing better than tucking into a Big Mac meal or sinking your teeth into some Chicken Selects is the possibility of winning prizes while you do so.
I’m sure most fast food lovers out there will know exactly how to play McDonald’s Monopoly, but it’s been a pretty long year, so I’ll give you a quick refresher.
— McDonald's UK (@McDonaldsUK) March 25, 2016
Attached to many of the restaurant’s products are little stickers which you can peel off, anticipation bubbling like the fizz in your Diet Coke, to reveal if you’ve won one of the coveted prizes.
Each meal used to come with two or three stickers, but this year McDonald’s have evened out the playing field by increasing the number of stickers provided for a medium Extra Value Meal, ensuring customers have the same opportunity to win regardless of their order size.
As well as finding stickers on fries and burger boxes, for the first time customers will also receive them on carrot bags and side salads, as well as Big Flavour Wraps including the new Spicy Veggie One.
Of course, just like the original Monopoly, the stickers are also properties which you can collect in a bid to win one of the grander prizes.
If you get your hands on the elusive Mayfair or Park Lane, you can rest assured you’ve done well in life.
Up for grabs this year are MINI Cooper cars; Boohoo.com vouchers and City Breaks from loveholiday, as well as cash prizes ranging from £5 to £100,000.
Of course, there’ll be millions of instant food and drink prizes to be won too, allowing customers to smugly return to the counter and immediately claim their free treat.
I got a free ice cream from the McDonalds Monopoly event gacha pic.twitter.com/0V2VqxHXgM
— Nyarth (@nyarth) April 19, 2018
As it’s hard to fit a Mini Cooper on one of the restaurant’s food trays, bigger prizes are redeemed by entering the sticker’s code online.
Adverts for the game have been popping up in McDonald’s recently, and the company have now confirmed Monopoly will be back later this month, starting March 20.
Fast food fanatics everywhere are looking forward to the return of the game, and many have taken to social media to share their excitement.
One person wrote:
My life may be a mess but at least McDonalds monopoly starts soon. [sic]
While another McDonald’s lover tweeted:
The thought that McDonalds monopoly is coming soon got me so excited. [sic]
A third posted:
Don’t know why everyone is prioritising summer when McDonalds monopoly’s around the corner. [sic]
My life may be a mess but at least McDonalds monopoly starts soon
— alicia (@aliciaheslop) March 4, 2019
The thought that McDonalds monopoly is coming soon got me so excited 😝
— saffron (@saffron_mullen1) February 28, 2019
Don’t know why everyone is prioritising summer when McDonalds monopoly’s around the corner
— Josh Lee (@josh96zzz) March 2, 2019
McDonald’s Monopoly will run until April 30, 2019, so prepare your stomachs, because I think a lot of fast food is going to be consumed over the next couple of months!
Enjoy and good luck!
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Emily Brown first began delivering important news stories aged just 13, when she launched her career with a paper round. She graduated with a BA Hons in English Language in the Media from Lancaster University, and went on to become a freelance writer and blogger. Emily contributed to The Sunday Times Travel Magazine and Student Problems before becoming a journalist at UNILAD, where she works on breaking news as well as longer form features.