Collect all three of the red colour set in McDonalds Monopoly UK 2023 and you’d have won an Omen by HP Gaming Laptop – very exciting if you’re a gamer, or you have one in the family.
Fleet Street (M512) and Trafalgar Square (M513) were pretty easy to get, but getting hold of The Strand (M511) was a little harder, as there were fewer of them available.
But how hard was it to get The Strand in McDonalds Monopoly in 2023? Read on to find out how to find this elusive game piece…
(Note: If you’re in Australia, then head over to the Australia McDonalds Monopoly guide instead)
How Many Strand Stickers Are There in McDonalds Monopoly?
In McDonalds Monopoly in 2023 there were 150 Strand stickers attached to food and drinks packaging. There were also 10 more ‘Property Peel’ stickers that you could win via the app as part of the Double Peel game. That makes a total of 160 laptops that were available to be won.
How Rare is Strand in McDonalds Monopoly?
Strand stickers are definitely rare in McDonalds Monopoly. It’s the fourth rarest after Mayfair, Bond Street and Coventry Street. There were only 160 Strand stickers in 2023, out of millions of pieces in existence.
As a rule, the higher the value of the property on the Monopoly board, the higher the prize value. The brown McDonalds pieces are the easiest to find, with over 2 million of each, but the prize is much smaller – it’s just an Extra Value meal.
So, if you get a Strand McDonalds Monopoly sticker, be sure to keep it safe!
What Happens if You Get The Strand in McDonalds Monopoly?
If you have The Strand in McDonalds Monopoly, you’ll probably want to try to find Fleet Street and Trafalgar Square to complete the red set. The other two stickers are very common so you shouldn’t find it all that hard.
The cheapest way to complete the set is to hang around McDonalds picking up people’s old tokens – this is known as wombling. It’s legal, but it is kind of frowned upon. The easiest way is simply to buy more food.
Check out this list of McDonalds Monopoly menu items – I’ve listed them by price so you can see the cheapest items to buy with stickers. Within a few days, you would have a really high chance of finding the missing sticker that you need to win.
Can You Buy or Sell McDonalds Monopoly Stickers?
You may see people who are desperate for a Strand sticker to complete the set taking to social media to beg for or buy the missing piece needed to complete the red set.
However, attempting to buy missing McDonalds Monopoly stickers isn’t a good idea. The rules state that you not allowed to buy or trade game pieces. Not only that, but if your code is shared anywhere online it will become invalid.
Someone did try to sell a whole reel of unpeeled stickers on Gumtree, but the ad was taken down pretty quickly.
You could also have your prize stolen, like one unfortunate customer who posted a picture of her winning game piece to Snapchat.
So please don’t photograph your stickers and share them on Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat or anywhere else!