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How To Win McDonald’s Monopoly Game (2010)

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McDonalds Monopoly Game PieceMacDonald’s Monopoly game for 2010 has ended but here is the latest McDonald’s Monopoly guide!

McDonald’s announced that this year’s Monopoly game will start on October 5, 2010 and end on November 1, 2010 (official rules)

Every year McDonald’s runs its very popular Monopoly game where you get a Monopoly property sticker/game piece with selected items. If you get all the properties in a color group, you get to win that cash prize. In addition to these properties, you can get instant win stickers as well for free Wi-Fi time, Wal-Mart gift cards, McDonald’s food, and even a 2011 Shelby. The cash prizes range from $5 up to $1 million!

The secret to winning a prize in the McDonald’s Monopoly Game is to understand how the game works. McDonald’s is pretty savvy about how they setup the game. You win prizes when you collect all the properties in a particular color group. They control the number of prizes by limiting one of the properties, usually the last property listed alphabetically, and the key is to find those “rare” pieces.

2010 Rare Game Pieces & Prizes

For 2010, the rare pieces are:

  • Mediterranean Avenue ($50 prize, 5000 prizes)
  • Vermont Avenue ($100 prize, 1500 prizes)
  • Virginia Avenue ($200 SpaWish® Gift Certificate, 250 prizes)
  • Tennessee Avenue ($1,000 prize, 250 prizes)
  • Kentucky Avenue (Beaches Resorts – The Luxury Included® 4 Day/3 Night Family Vacation for two adults & two children 15 years or under, 122 prizes)
  • Short Line Railroad (EA SPORTS Trip, 8 prizes)
  • Ventnor Avenue ($25,000 prize, 5 prizes)
  • Pennsylvania Avenue ($50,000 prize, 4 prizes)
  • Boardwalk ($1 million dollar prize, 2 prizes)

If you’re curious, the $1 million top prize isn’t lump sum. It’s a $50,000 annual payment for 20 years.

The pieces (which include two “stamps”) are included on the following products: Medium Fountain Drinks; Medium and Large Hot McCafés; Medium and Large Cold McCafé including Smoothies and Frappés (excludes McCafé Shakes); Hash Browns; Big Mac; 10-piece Chicken McNuggets®, McGriddles, and Filet-O-Fish. Individuals who purchase 20-piece Chicken McNuggets® or Large Fries specially-marked packaging will receive two (2) Game Pieces (4 stamps).

As always, you can always do a little horsetrading to get the pieces that you need. Remember, if you get a rare piece, you’re pretty much set. People will try to negotiate using common pieces (Park Place is pretty much worthless, since you need the uber-rare Boardwalk piece… if you have that, you can easily negotiate down someone with Park Place since it’s worthless without you). If you need a place to trade, I’ve always suggested a place like Fatwallet Forums.

Cheapest Monopoly Game Pieces

The cheapest item on the menu that offers game pieces are the hash browns. For an average of a dollar, you get two game pieces and it is slightly cheaper, and faster, than mailing in a self-addressed, stamped envelope ($0.88 for two stamps). Some people have had success just buying the game pieces without the food… since you probably don’t want to be eating a stack of has browns as a breakfast.

As for the healthiest option, I’d go with a cup of coffee or any one of their other coffee-like products.

Free Monopoly Game Pieces

As I alluded to before, you can always get game pieces for free. Send a “legibly handwritten, self-addressed, stamped envelope with your address (first and last name, street address, city, state, and zip or postal code) to:

2010 MONOPOLY Game at McDonald’s Game Piece Request
P.O. Box 49229
Strongsville, OH 44149-0229

Instant Win Prizes

In addition to the awesome property prizes, there are a number of instant win prizes. Some of these I wasn’t really a big fan of, they seem more like trial subscriptions than a “prize” that you’ve won. I’ll let you decide:

  • Food Prizes – Medium French Fries, any Large Beef Sandwich, any Breakfast Extra Value Meal®, Small McFlurry® or Fruit ‘N Yogurt Parfait, Small Soft Drink or Small Hot Premium Roast Coffee (excluding McCafe®), and any Breakfast Sandwich.
  • Three (3)-Month Pogo.com™ Subscription
  • EA SPORTS™ video game
  • Twenty Snapfish® Photo Prints – With 4,000,000 of these prizes, this prize is the second most common prize.
  • Wal-Mart Gift Card – Several prizes are Wal-Mart gift cards ranging in value from $5 (966k winners) to $5,000 (10 winners).
  • Free RedBox Rental – There are 1,350,000 of these and this is the third most common instant win prize, with your chances at 1 in 405.
  • Fifty Dollars – There are 4,000 of these prizes available, you get a check for $50.
  • Five hundred Dollars – There are 500 of these prizes available, you get a check for $500.
  • EA SPORTS Ultimate Game Room
  • Xbox 360 Game System – There are 3,000 of these prizes available, but you will only get these off an order of large fries or Angus burger.
  • $10,000 Dollars – Four $10,000 prizes available.
  • $25,000 Dollars – Four $25,000 prizes available.
  • 2011 Shelby GT500 – Last but not least, there are two cars.

It doesn’t hurt to try and I don’t know how likely it is that you’ll snag a Shelby through the mail… but good luck!

(Photo: sundazed)

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2,008 Responses to “How To Win McDonald’s Monopoly Game (2010)”

  1. John Micke says:

    Hi,

    I just got a Boardwalk piece! Promotion ends today! Call me asap if you have Park Place and we’ll split!

    919-699-XXXX [redacted]

  2. Alex says:

    I need ventnor if someone have it i got the 2 other yellow pieces contact me by e-mail dore999@msn.com

  3. SANTY says:

    NOT TRUE I JUST CLAIMED MY $50,000 PRIZE

  4. Any Codes says:

    Does anyone have any codes that they are not using? I have been entering the codes on line and getting coke points from them so I can get a Nike gift card for my son for Christmas from mycokerewards. Any codes would help as Christmas is going to be real hard this year. The codes are the series of letters and numbers on the game piece. I don’t have any rare pieces just common pieces or I would offer the rare ones up for trade. PLease email codes to pennylynn@voyager.net

  5. Monnie says:

    If anyone have the Pennsylvania avenue or ventnor email me at rockcreekhigh@ymail.com and have a lawyer and i will split a great deal.Hit me back asap!!!!!

  6. Daniel says:

    i have park place and needing boardwalk!!!!! will split with anyone who has it!!!!!!! get ahold of me 812-878-6412

  7. seth says:

    i have oriental ave& connecticut ave if you have other one holla at me at 662-537-1828.i also have marvin garden & atlantic ave if you have other holla at me.

  8. The Loner says:

    I have 1 St. Charles Place, 1 Marvin Gardens, 2 Pacific Avenues 1 Indiana Avenue…Im willing to trade for Mediterranean, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Vermont and Oriental, and Kentucky…Email me if your interested at billyc1126@gmail.com

  9. The Loner says:

    I also have every railroad but Shortline willing to trade

  10. Gravy says:

    I’ve got a boardwalk. I’ve bought 50 freaking hash browns and no park place. Call me if you have park place and we can work something out.
    832-256-6456

  11. Josh says:

    I have a Pacific Avenue AND North Carolina Avenue. Will sell to anyone who has Pennsylvania. Not looking to split (unless you would be so generous) just sell. Email me at whosyomama311@gmail.com

  12. Anonymous says:

    I HAVE PARK PLACE

  13. keshia says:

    need kentucky, ventnor,pennsylvannia, boardwalk, tennessee. Willing to split anything no matter how small. 662-882-3950

  14. shemar says:

    ALL I NEED IS PARK PLACE AND I GOT THE MILLION

  15. Patrick says:

    I have boardwalk Looking for parkplace will slip call me asap (304) 887-8911! Plz hurry cause I can not find anyone with parkplace!!!!

  16. amber says:

    I have all 4 railroads for sell. Ea sports trip for 2. Im in sacramento ca

  17. pablo says:

    i have pacific ave. #767 and N. Carolina ave. # 768 need # 769 will split the 50000 you can have 30000 no joke text me at 9892207310

  18. Robert Goodman says:

    I have ten parkplace…text me and I will mail it to you! I dont need to split either i will just give it, 810-522-7497

  19. kimberly trenou says:

    I have park place,pennsylvania railroad,Marvin Gardens,B & O railroad,New York Ave,St. James Place. So call me 402-206-4813.

  20. gigi says:

    i have every peice except the rare ones lol we can work out what ever send me a line 100% legit game ends soon

  21. Drew Henny says:

    I have North Carolina(#768) and Pacific Ave (#767). I need the Pennsylvania Ave Game Piece(#769) to win $50,000. Whoever has this piece, I will give you $30,000 while I take $20,000. I believe this is more than fair. We can draw up a contract and both sign for validation. Email me at phillipsandhenderson26@yahoo.com

  22. Lee says:

    I have pacific ave and north carolina ave. I need pennsylvania ave to win $50,000. Contact me asap if you have pennsylvania ave. We can split the prize.

    • flossie says:

      I ave the peice i beleive but when is last day we can claim prize

      • JNC says:

        Call the toll free number on the winning stamp by the 30 of Nov.

        I need Pennsylvania ave to win. I would take less than $20,000. Since my husbands surgeries we’ve been struggling. email me jnc_1978@hotmail.com

        we can contract

  23. Remmik says:

    People please anyone can get the common pieces. No one is going to split with you winnings if they have the rare ones. Having the rare ones is as good as having a winning lotto ticket. They can go and buy 50 coffees and in no time come up with the pieces they need. Or get there family and friends to help out. There not going to split with a total stranger. AND this is not even a place to beg for pieces. There are whole websites dedicated to this. Maybe even buy the common pieces on ebay.

  24. Anonymous says:

    I need Ventnor the last yellow! Email me if you have it! Mstaylr@hotmail.com

    • Heather says:

      I’ll give you the other ones for $5,000 of the 25,000. I figure any money helps. I will mail it to you with my address and believe you will mail me a check in good faith. call me 8146732262

  25. yumi says:

    hi, I need pacific ave #769 and st james place #759 I will split or buy from anyone who has those two numbers. Please email me at yumi.colbert@gmail.com, thanks!


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