Do not pass go…or your local McDonald’s restaurant: It’s Monopoly time again! According to New Provider, McDonald’s is dusting off their popular Monopoly game and offering more fantastic prizes than ever before. The take-off of the popular board game offers customers the chance to win fabulous prizes and food items by collecting Monopoly-inspired tokens. This year, the in-store game runs from Oct. 5 to Nov. 1. The online game runs from Oct. 5 to Nov. 15.
McDonald’s Monopoly 2010 Offers Most Tempting Prizes Ever
McDonald’s Monopoly 2010 offers players the most tempting prizes in the game’s history. Cash prizes up to a million dollars, several fabulous vacations, spa trips, 2011 Ford Edge Sport and Shelby GT500 autos and high value gift cards, as well as Redbox rentals and tasty McDonald’s food, are all par or the course this year.
McDonald’s Monopoly 2010 Full Prize List
McDonald’s Monopoly prize list is divided according to four categories: collect and win, instant win, online instant win and instant win food. According to the official McDonald’s Monopoly 2010 prize list, the top prizes in each category are $1 million, a 2011 Shelby GT500 and a 2011 Ford Edge Sport. Instant win food prizes this year range from an Angus snack wrap to a large beef sandwich and a small frappe or smoothie. Follow this link for the McDonald’s Monopoly 2010 full prize list.
Best Strategies for Playing McDonald’s Monopoly 2010
Every year as I excitedly collect tokens and end up winning only food prizes, I wonder if there’s any way to apply strategy to this game. This year, my strategy will be to attack the game on two fronts: play McDonald’s Monopoly 2010 as cheaply as possible, and collect as many game pieces and codes as I can. Here are some of the best strategies for playing the game on the cheap and maximizing your odds of winning by getting more game pieces.
Snail Mail is a Cheap Way to Play McDonald’s Monopoly 2010
Of course, you can buy enormous amounts of McDonald’s fast food in an attempt to collect your tokens, but why not consider a more frugal, and healthy, approach?
According to Chicago Now, there are many ways to play McDonald’s Monopoly without busting your gut. You can enter and play by snail mail by sending a self-addressed stamped envelope to Monopoly 2010 at McDonald’s Game Piece Request, P.O. Box 49229, Strongsville, OH, 44149-0189. This method would only cost you 88 cents in postage for each request. Vermont residents can save half on their postage, as they are not required to submit return postage on their self addressed envelope. Keep in mind that all McDonald’s Monopoly game piece requests must be postmarked by Nov. 1, 2010.
Online Players of McDonald’s Monopoly 2010 Could Win Instantly
Each Monopoly game token offers you two chances to win: You can collect the game pieces, or you can enter your codes from the game piece at the official McDonald’s Monopoly website and try to win instantly. If you can get your hands on some free game codes, this could be the cheapest and fastest way to play. The website McDonald’s Monopoly 2010 USA offers free online game codes. This website is not affiliated with McDonald’s Corp.
Buy the Breakfast Items and Play McDonald’s Monopoly 2010 on the Cheap
For those of us who have been playing McDonald’s Monopoly for many years, it is a frustrating fact that the game pieces are only found on selected McDonald’s food and drink items. If you don’t want to fool around with the web or snail mail, the cheapest items to buy which have game pieces on them can be found on the breakfast menu. One hash brown costs $1 and comes with two game pieces. A medium coffee or soft drink is inexpensive and also has two game pieces. The breakfast combination that offers the greatest opportunity for game pieces is the McGriddle extra value meal with a medium drink, which will yield six game pieces.
Best Strategies for How to Collect More Game Pieces
Besides playing cheap, there are some great strategies for getting more game pieces when playing McDonald’s Monopoly. To increase your odds of winning, you need to collect as many game pieces as possible. Don’t waste your time with food items that contain only one game piece. The following food items all contain two game pieces: hash browns, McGriddles Sandwiches, medium and large hot and iced McCafe beverages, Big Mac, Filet-o-Fish, 10- and 20-piece McNuggets and Medium soft drinks. A large fries will get you four game pieces.
Have too many R&R Railroads? Need another Kentucky Avenue? Start a game piece exchange with your friends or coworkers. This is a great way to get rid of your extra pieces and complete your game piece sets.
Good luck and happy playing!