McDonalds Monopoly has already come and gone for 2023 in New Zealand – sad times! It gave you the chance to win your share of a massive prize pool worth $296 million – that’s almost three times the prize value of 2022! Or, you could just use it as an excuse to take the family for some of your favourite Maccas treats.
This guide will tell you everything you need to know, so that you’re prepared for the promotion when it comes back.
McDonalds Monopoly New Zealand Start Date
The Maccas Monopoly promotion in New Zealand for 2023 started on Wednesday 6th September and ran until 24th October 2023. The promotion is held at roughly the same time every year.
When Does McDonalds Monopoly End?
The end date of the McDonalds Monopoly NZ was set for Tuesday 24th October 2023. This was the last day that you could buy food items that would have game stickers attached – although prizes could be redeemed up to Sunday 29th October 2023.
This is a longer period than some other versions of McDonalds Monopoly run for around the world, giving people in New Zealand more of a chance to win.
How To Play McDonalds Monopoly in New Zealand
If you want to play Maccas Monopoly in New Zealand when the promotion next runs, it’s really easy. All you need to do is buy food from McDonalds either in store or via McDelivery, making sure you pick items on the menu that are involved in the promotion.
The packaging for your food will have game pieces attached to them – peel them off to see what you’ve won. You’ll either get an instant win prize, a property, or a Chance card.
Instant win stickers mean that you’ve won the prize immediately – congratulations! There are millions of these prizes to be won, including a mix of food items, gift vouchers and some pretty awesome physical prizes.
If you get a property token, you’ll want to keep it. You only win the prize for these if you complete the set. You can register the property on the McDonalds Monopoly app, but you still need to retain the ticket to claim your prize. Keep it safe!
Chance cards act as a second chance ticket – scan these into the app and you’ll either win an instant win prize, or a new property.
What McDonalds Items Have Monopoly Stickers In New Zealand?
Not everything on the McDonalds menu is included in the Maccas Monopoly promotion. Eligible items include medium and large soda fountains, thick shakes and McCafe beverages, medium and large fries, select larger burgers, 10- and 20-nugget boxes, McFlurry desserts, and hash browns.
There are three burgers included in the promotion – the Gourmet Creations burger, the McSpicy burger and the Big Brekkie burger. This is more limited than in some other countries around the world.
Not everything gives you the same number of tickets either. Most of the McDonalds Monopoly food items give you one ticket, but those that give you two include:
- Large drinks (soda fountain, thick shake and McCafe)
- Large fries
- 10-nugget boxes
- Gourmet Creations burger
You can also get 4 tickets if you order a 20-nugget box. This was new for New Zealand’s promotion in 2023.
It’s a clever tactic to upsell you to buying larger items, but if you want to win, then this is better value than buying two smaller items.
What Are The Prizes In McDonalds Monopoly?
There were millions of McDonalds Monopoly prizes up for grabs in 2023. The top prize was an Isuzu D-Max LX SUV, while the top prize as an instant win was a 10-night cruise in the South Pacific. There were over 7 million food prizes to be won as well.
Here’s a look at the full prize list that you could win by collecting property sets:
|Year of Food Delivery ($50 Per Week)
|Isuzu D-Max LX SUV
|Weber Family Q+ Premium BBQ
|$1,000 The Iconic Gift Card
|Whole Home Appliance Package
|$10,000 Travel Gift Card
|10 Night South Pacific Cruise for 4 People
|Oppo Reno8 Smartphone
|TCL TV & Soundbar
The list of instant win prizes is huge, with hundreds of prizes available with a value of $1,000 or more. You could win a $1,000 hotel gift card, a whole-home appliances package, or even free Maccas for a year (worth $1,000).
There were also thousands of vouchers to be won with a lower value, including free hobby sessions, $10 online shopping cards and more.
What’s unusual about the New Zealand version of the game is that every McDonalds Monopoly retail voucher that you could win is a standalone cash prize.
In most versions of Maccas Monopoly around the world, the vast majority of prizes you can win are discount codes that still need you to spend your own money (so $10 off when you spend $100, for example). Not so with the NZ McDonalds Monopoly game though.
Finally, there were a huge number of food prizes you could win, each of which gives you a choice of items. The prizes are:
- Free McChicken OR Filet-O-Fish
- Free Big Mac OR Quarter Pounder
- Free Bacon & Egg McMuffin OR Sausage & Egg McMuffin
- Free Cheeseburger OR Sausage McMuffin
- Free Small Sundae OR 3-piece McNuggets
- Free Small Fries OR Fruit Bag OR Soft Serve Cone
- Free Small McCafe Coffee OR Small Frozen Drink/Soft Drink
How To Redeem McDonalds Monopoly Prizes?
You can redeem McDonalds Monopoly prizes through the app. Download the app from the Google Play or Apple store and register an account (or log-in if you already have one). Then you can either scan your tickets, or enter the unique 12-digit code manually.
For instant win prizes, you’ll be given instructions on how to claim your prize. It can vary, as some will have bespoke websites from the company that provided the prize.
For Collect & Win prizes, once you’ve registered all the properties within a colour set, you’ll have the option to redeem your prize through a form on the app.
For instant win food prizes, you don’t need to register them on the app. You can trade the ticket in-store or in the drive-through for the prize. For mobile orders, you can register the ticket online, which will give you a code to use to claim your free item.
Which Monopoly Pieces Are Rare?
Not all Monopoly properties are equally available. In each colour set, there is a hard-to-find one. If you get one of these, you are very lucky indeed and should definitely keep playing to complete the set!
The rare McDonalds Monopoly NZ pieces for 2023 were:
- Brown – Old Kent Road
- Blue – Euston Road
- Purple – Whitehall
- Orange – Marlborough Street
- Red – Fleet Street
- Yellow – Piccadilly
- Green – Regent Street
- Navy – Park Lane
- Stations – Fenchurch St Station
Always keep your property tokens safe! You need them to claim a prize, even if you have registered them on the app.
You can read more about the rare pieces in Maccas Monopoly NZ here.
The Bottom Line
Maccas Monopoly is already over for 2023 and there were some fantastic prizes to be won. It will surely be back in September 2024 – the promotion is one of the most successful in the world – so now that you know how it works, you’re ready to start playing when it does return.