McDonalds Monopoly is already over for 2023 – I know, it seems to come and go faster each year!
However, it’s a promotion that’s always really successful, and so you might just want to know how it works, so that you’re prepped for 2024’s version.
What was up for grabs? What were the rare properties that you needed to be on the lookout for? And how did you claim if you do win? Don’t worry, I’ve got all the answers.
When Is McDonalds Monopoly?
McDonalds Monopoly 2023 began on 6th September 2023 at midnight. It ran for around six weeks in total, which is a little shorter than in some places around the world but is normal for McDonalds in Ireland.
When Does McDonalds Monopoly End?
McDonalds Monopoly in Ireland ran until Tuesday 17th October 2023. You weren’t able to collect any more prize stickers after this date, but you could still claim any prizes you’ve won until 14th November 2023.
Some instant win prizes actually have an extended deadline too, giving you until the end of the year to claim. But you should try to hit that 14th November deadline regardless, to make sure you don’t miss out.
This is a more generous prize claim window than in many countries, where the deadline to claim prizes is just a few days after the end of the promotional period.
How To Play McDonalds Monopoly
If you want to play McDonalds Monopoly when the promotion next runs, you’ll need to head to your local McDonalds store and buy eligible items from the food menu. Items come with game pieces stuck to them – peel them to see if you’ve won.
However, Ireland’s game works a little differently. You won’t actually see if you’ve won straight away. Instead, you’ll get a code, which you have to enter in the app to see what you get.
And then, you have to answer a question. Get it right and your game pieces are revealed, but get it wrong and you get nothing! That’s quite harsh compared to the rest of the world.
If you do get a reveal, then you’ll either find a property token, or an instant win. If you find an instant win then you have won the prize immediately, but with properties you need to collect the entire set of one colour in order to claim the prize.
How To Use McDonalds Monopoly Coupons
To use the McDonalds Monopoly coupons, you just need to scan them or enter the code manually in the McDonalds app.
You don’t need a McDonalds Monopoly board, but there is one on the app to remind you of any properties that you’ve collected, so you can see at-a-glance which ones you need to collect to complete a set.
If you’ve won an instant win prize, you can redeem that on the app, unless the prize voucher has different instructions (some will direct you to a third-party website set up by the prize provider).
To redeem McDonalds Monopoly coupons for free food, you can either use them in-store or at the drive-thru, or register them on the app to get a code if you want to use mobile ordering.
What McDonalds Items Have Monopoly Stickers?
Not every item on the McDonalds menu comes with Monopoly game pieces. You’ll get them with selected larger burgers, soft drinks, chicken salads, selected wraps, fries, McFlurries and mozzarella dippers.
There are different numbers of game pieces depending on what you buy, so here’s a full list including the number of pieces you get with every item:
- Big Tasty – 2 game pieces
- Big Tasty with Bacon – 2 game pieces
- 3 or 5 Chicken Selects – 2 game pieces
- McSpicy – 2 game pieces
- McCrispy– 2 game pieces
- Big Flavour Wrap – 2 game pieces
- McPlant – 2 game pieces
- Soft drink – 2 game pieces
- Caramel Iced Frappe – 2 game pieces
- Frozen Strawberry Lemonade – 2 game pieces
- Mango & Pineapple Smoothie – 2 game pieces
- Chicken & Bacon Salad – 2 game pieces
- Chicken Salad – 2 game pieces
- Side Salad, Fruit Bag or Veg Bag (as part of a meal) – 2 game pieces
- Fries (Medium or Large) – 1 game piece
- Mozzarella Dippers – 1 game piece
- Flake or Flake Raspberry McFlurry – 1 game piece
What Are The McDonalds Monopoly Prizes?
There were three main prize categories in McDonalds Monopoly 2023 in Ireland. The top prize in the Collect To Win prize list was €20,000 cash, while there were hundreds of instant win prizes including gift cards, subscription passes and more, along with food items.
Starting with the Collect To Win prizes, these are the ones that you needed to collect a full colour set of properties in order to win. The prizes available this year were:
- Dark Blue – €20,000 cash
- Green – €2,000 holiday
- Yellow – Gaming laptop
- Red – €100 Currys voucher
- Orange – €150 Ticketmaster gift card
- Pink – Skullcandy wireless earbuds
- Light Blue – €50 Footasylum gift card
- Brown – Medium Extra Value Meal or Big Flavour Wrap Meal
- Stations/Airports – LG OLED TV with 1 month Lionsgate+ subscription
Then there’s a huge list of instant win prizes that you could win just by peeling the relevant sticker on your game piece.
There were also many thousands of discount codes that you could’ve won. These do require you to spend your own money, but you could get some decent offers.
Finally, there are the food prizes – instant win prizes that let you pick up a free food item on your next McDonalds visit. These almost always give you an option, so if you’re picky then you at least can choose between two items.
What Are The Rarest McDonalds Monopoly Pieces?
When you’re trying to win a Collect To Win prize, you need the complete set of properties. But in each set, there is a rare piece – one that is super-hard to find.
There are only enough of these as there are prizes to claim, so if you find one of these in the next promotion, keep it safe! And then get to work on completing the set with the common properties you’re missing.
The full list of rare McDonalds Monopoly pieces is:
- Dark Blue – Shrewsbury Road (M351)
- Green – Grafton Street (M349)
- Yellow – North Earl Street (M345)
- Red – Abbey Street (M341)
- Orange – Dame Street (M339)
- Pink – Nassau Street (M337)
- Light Blue – South Circular Road (M333)
- Brown – Crumlin (M330)
- Stations/Airports – Shannon Airport (M355)
The Bottom Line
While McDonalds Monopoly may be over for another year in Ireland, it will surely be back. Every year, it’s one of the most popular promotions the company runs, and so expect to be able to play it again in 2024 – typically from early September.
And now you’ve read this guide, you know exactly what to expect, so you can start aiming for those big prizes.