McDonalds Monopoly has already been and gone for 2022 – here’s a look at how it all worked (since it’ll probably be very similar next year too!)
In this guide to McDonalds Monopoly, I’ll explain everything you need to know.
(Not in the UK? Head over to the Irish McDonalds Monopoly page, the Australian McDonalds Monopoly page or the Canadian McDonalds Monopoly page)
McDonalds Monopoly 2022 Dates
McDonald’s Monopoly started on Wednesday 7th September 2022. The game always runs for six weeks in the UK so it ended on Tuesday 18th October 2022.
After the game ended, you still have a few months to collect your prizes. Check the exact date on the food packaging to be sure. In past years, the end dates were wrong and had to be adjusted, but we can expect them to be correct in 2022.
McDonalds Monopoly Prizes
The top prize in McDonalds Monopoly 2022 was £100,000 cash. Players had five chances to win this top prize. Other prizes included 21 electric cars, 90 holidays worth £2,000 each, 185 home entertainment vouchers worth £1,000 each and 505 Nintendo Switch consoles.
To win the big prizes you needed to collect a full set of coloured Monopoly properties. You needed both of the Dark Blue properties, Mayfair and Park Lane to win the cash.
You could also win instantly with smaller prizes including cash, gift cards, McDonalds Gold Cards, cinema tickets, t-shirts, backpacks and, of course, food prizes.
There were also lots of discount vouchers that give you money off your purchases at McDonalds and a host of other retail stores.
You can see the full list of McDonalds Monopoly prizes here.
How To Play McDonalds Monopoly
McDonalds Monopoly was a little different in 2022 than it has been in previous years. This year, the promotion was called Double Peel because as well as peeling the stickers attached to food, when you entered your stickers into the app you got to peel again.
Double the peel, double the fun 😎— McDonald’s UK (@McDonaldsUK) August 25, 2022
MONOPOLY is BACK on September 7th with brand new prizes AND double the chance to peel 🤩 🙌
What are you hoping to get your hands on? #DoublePeel 👇👇👇 pic.twitter.com/32eY8oioud
The McDonalds app was more important than ever this year. As well as giving you extra chances to win, it was a place to store your property stickers in the Monopoly Wallet and it’s how you redeemed your prizes.
For more detailed rules and instructions, read the full guide: How To Play McDonalds Monopoly.
McDonalds Monopoly Boards
Paper McDonalds Monopoly gameboards are a thing of the past. No longer do you need to stick your stickers to the board. In fact, the stickers of 2022 aren’t even sticky!
Instead, there’s an online Monopoly board inside the McDonalds app. Here you can see all the properties and keep track of which ones you have and which ones you need to collect.
Which McDonalds Items Have Monopoly Stickers
Not everything you buy at McDonalds has stickers. So if you wanted to play the game then you should take a look at this list of qualifying items so that you know what to buy – especially as the items will probably be the same next year.
When you bought a McDonalds meal, you either got four or six stickers, depending on which meal you bought.
If you really wanted to boost your chances of winning, the best tactic was buying a side order of Mozzarella dippers or a McFlurry for two extra stickers on each.
Rare McDonalds Monopoly Pieces
The key to understanding how McDonalds Monopoly works is to know that there is not an equal number of each property printed. In fact, the rarest properties have just four stickers printed with one more to find in the app. This is how McDonalds limits the number of prizes.
For example, to win a car, you had to collect all three Green streets. Regent Street and Oxford Street were easy to find, but there were only 20 of the third piece – Bond Street. Therefore, if you were lucky enough to find Bond Street, you’ll have found it pretty easy to complete the set, as the other two pieces are very common.
This list of rare McDonalds Monopoly pieces shows you which are the hard-to-get properties that you should be on the lookout for, since next year the list will probably be the same.
Of course, you should enter every playing piece into the app, to keep them safe and also to get another chance to win with the Double Peel game.
A Word of Warning
One very important piece of advice for anyone that was playing McDonalds Monopoly in 2022 was to keep your winning game pieces secret. Scanning them into the app straight away helped to keep them safe, and you shouldn’t share photos of them to social media.
If you do so, you could have your prize stolen or otherwise invalidate your claim.
The Bottom Line
For Monopoly fans, McDonalds Monopoly is the highlight of the year. I love peeling back the stickers and collecting the properties even more than I love winning prizes!
Granted, the most I’ve ever won so far has been a free McFlurry. But with the Double Peel game, McDonalds Monopoly was great fun in 2022 and I can’t wait for next year.