When you think of getting a cheeseburger from McDonald’s, you do not often think you might be a winner of a new car. With so many people going through hard times, it is not surprising that many fast-food chains are doing promotional contests to get you to buy their products. Entering into sweepstakes or having a chance to win a new car can be fun, and a great way to increase revenue at a business.
According to News Provider, Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2010 marks the return of McDonald’s Monopoly game. The Monopoly game is where customers of the fast food chain can win prizes by collecting tokens from various items on the McDonald’s menu. Some of the bigger prizes of the game include a 2011 Ford Edge Sport, cash, vacation packages and $5,000 Walmart gift cards. You can either choose to play the “Online Game” or the “In-store Game,” which can improve your chances of winning a big prize from the game.
Since the McDonald’s Monopoly game has started, I have been thinking of what I want to win. I think it would be great to win the $5,000 Walmart gift card because it would be the more practical choice in this economy. Walmart is a store I go to and I often buy many of my electronics and groceries there. If I had a $5,000 Walmart gift card, I would be able to get things I need and things I want. I could spend half of it on groceries and pet food for my cat, which would help me out significantly. I could also use half of the money to upgrade my electronics, such as my laptop and get a better speaker system for my television. With the tough times like we are in now, it only seems more practical to try to achieve a gift card that could be used to feed people in my house. I have a cat that could use more treats, and it would be great to buy cat food as well with the money.
I hope to achieve my goal by playing the McDonald’s Monopoly game everyday both using the online method and the in-store method. By using both methods of entry, I hope that I can increase my odds of winning the Walmart gift card. I also plan on getting people in my family involved in the game and hope to pressure them into letting me have their game pieces. If I can get everyone in my family involved in the game and then use their game pieces, then it might make my chances of winning improve. I also plan on trying to trade my unused pieces with people I know, which can help fill up my board faster.
I have only participated in the McDonald’s Monopoly game contest one other time, and it was about six years ago. Back then, I was just playing because a lot of the people I knew played and I was not serious about trying to win anything. I did, however, win the free drink and free fries from that game, which is a common prize. My philosophy is that you can never win if you do not try, so I figured it would be great if I won, but it is okay if I lose.
I have been doing online studies for cash drawings, and have actually won a few of them for $50, so I think I have a good chance to win in the McDonald’s Monopoly game. The only strategy I have going into the contest is to play constantly by buying products from there until the game ends. I figure if I play everyday and get a new piece for the board everyday, then eventually I might win. I also plan on hoping a lot because, in this economy, there are so many people like me who could really use the big prizes, like the Walmart gift card.
Sergio Mendes, “McDonalds Monopoly 2010: Huge Prizes for the Lucky Ones”, News Provider