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McD Monopoly Game: Mail-In vs. Hash Browns Epic Challenge Part 3

Hash Brown ChallengeThis is part three of the where we collect game pieces from 500 handwritten SASE letters and two hundred hash browns!

Here’s – we documented the acquisition of the two hundred hash browns while Brandon finished sending out his letters.

It took awhile but Brandon finally got his letters back and I slowly buy surely peeled and entered all my codes.

So what did we get? Here’s a look at the results thus far:

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McD Monopoly Game: Mail-In vs. Hash Browns Epic Challenge Part 2

Hash Brown ChallengeLast week, to have a little fun, we bought two hundred hash browns to see if the game pieces you get on food might be “better” than the game pieces you get in the mail. We called it the . Brandon was going to mail in five hundred self-addressed stamped envelopes in order to get a thousand game pieces, each with two peels. I was going to get two hundred hash browns, each with two peels. We were going to average the results and try to figure out which was “better.”

This post covers part one, where Brandon writes/stamps 500 letters to McDonald’s, and I buy and remove the pieces from the hash brown baggies. We’ll track our progress in this nifty chart.

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McD Monopoly Game: Mail-In vs. Hash Browns Epic Challenge

Hash Brown Challenge

Every year we write about how to win McDonald’s Monopoly Game, and we always reach the conclusion that the cheapest ways to play and get the most game stamps is by mailing in self-addressed stamped envelopes (SASE) or ordering the cheapest menu item: hashbrowns. So this year we thought we’d have a fun challenge to see which option nets the best prizes and best value for the money.

Last year, Brandon hand wrote 100 self-addressed stamped envelopes (so that’s two hundred envelopes for those of you keeping score at home) and mailed them into the McDonald’s Monopoly game. He documented the entire process in three posts (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3). It was a fun little experiment, though Brandon couldn’t write for another two weeks, and we thought we’d up the stakes a little bit.


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