McDonald's "Monopoly" is a sweepstakes promotion that has run in various countries since 1987. Upon buying select menu items at McDonald's, customers get stickers that correspond to properties on the "Monopoly" board. When completing a "set" of properties based on colour the stickers can be redeemed for prizes. Each colour group has one "rare" sticker, restricting the number of prizes that can be paid out. Knowing what the rare stickers are for each colour group is a valuable tool when playing the sweepstakes.
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Rare "Monopoly" Stickers in the U.S. and Canada
In the 2010 McDonald's "Monopoly" game in the U.S. and Canada the rare stickers were (with the associated prize for completing their colour group in parentheses): Mediterranean Avenue (£32 in the U.S., $50 in McDonald's vouchers in Canada); Vermont Avenue ($100); Virginia Avenue ($200 SpaWish.com gift token); Tennessee Avenue ($1,000); Kentucky Avenue (Beaches Resorts vacation); Ventnor Avenue ($25,000); Pennsylvania Avenue ($50,000); Boardwalk (annuity of £650,000) and Short Line (EA Sports vacation). These have been the rare stickers for McDonald's Monopoly since at least 2003, but in 2008 an additional rare sticker, Golden Avenue, was added which awarded a £65,000 prize.
Menu Items Offering Stickers
As of 2010, the McDonald's menu items that came with McDonald's Monopoly stickers in the U.S. were the Big Mac, 20-piece Chicken McNuggets, 10-piece Chicken McNuggets, large French fries, medium fountain drink, large fountain drink, medium McCafe drink, large McCafe drink, hash browns, McGriddles and the Filet-O-Fish. In Canada stickers came with the Big Mac, 20-piece Chicken McNuggets, 10-piece Chicken McNuggets, large French fries, medium cold drinks, medium hot drinks, large hot drinks, McMuffins (excluding the Sausage McMuffin) and McGriddles.
Rare "Monopoly" Stickers in the U.K.
As of 2011, the rare stickers and their associated prizes in McDonald's "Monopoly" for the U.K. were: Liverpool Street Station (Littlewoods shopping spree); Old Kent Road (iPod Shuffle); Euston Road (Pogo Pro Printer); Northumberland Avenue (Blackberry Curve 8250); Marlborough Street (HP Mini PC); Strand (£500 voucher from Buyagift.com); Coventry Street (lastminute.com weekend break); Bond Street (Mini Cooper) and Mayfair (£500,000). Menu items providing stickers in the U.K. were medium fries, large fries, medium soft drink, large soft drink, premium salad, Chicken Legend, Chicken Selects (three- or five-piece), Quarter Pounder Deluxe, Quarter Pounder Deluxe with Bacon, McFlurry and Mozzarella Dippers.
Rare "Monopoly" Stickers in Germany
As of 2009, the rare stickers and their associated prizes for German McDonald's Monopoly were: Turmstrasse (Monopoly game set); Elisenstrasse & Poststrasse (€1,000 prepaid Visa card); Hafenstrasse (LG Netbook); Wienerstrasse & Berlinerstrasse (Audi A3 Cabriolet); Museumstrasse (Nintendo Wii with Avatar game); Schillerstrasse (MSC cruise); Hauptstrasse (ETI vacation in Egypt); Parkstrasse (Hercules mountain bike); Südbahnhof & Westbahnhof (€100,000 from Visa); Jackpot (all prizes).
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