When you get McDonalds Monopoly pieces with your food, the first thing you should check is whether they’re rare or common.
With the ‘Collect to Win’ Monopoly game, you need a full set of the same coloured stickers to win a prize. Most of the pieces are common and easy to find, but in each colour set, there is always one rare, hard-to-get McDonalds Monopoly piece that holds the key to completing the set.
Rare McDonalds Monopoly pieces are incredibly valuable because if you have one of these then you’ll find it much easier to complete a set and win a big prize.
(Note, there’s also an Australian version of this guide here).
Which McDonalds Monopoly stickers are rare?
The rarest McDonalds Monopoly piece is Mayfair. Every year there are only 4 of those available, so if you find one then all you need is the relatively common Park Lane to claim the £100,000 prize. Other rare stickers to look out for include Bond Street, Coventry Street, Strand and Liverpool Street Station.
The rare McDonalds Monopoly stickers stay the same every year. All that changes are the prizes and the number of prizes that are available. The most expensive properties on the Monopoly board always have the highest value prizes.
This table lists all of the rare McDonalds Monopoly pieces to look out for:
|Prize in 2023
|MINI Electric Car
|Holiday worth £2k
|Omen by HP Gaming Laptop
|£500 Home Entertainment Voucher
|Liverpool Street Station
|Old Kent Road
|Medium Extra Value Meal
What is the Most Valuable McDonalds Monopoly Piece?
The most valuable McDonalds Monopoly piece is Mayfair. There are only four Mayfair tokens printed and one more available in the app, so if you find one you should hold onto it. Once you’ve found the common Park Lane token to go with it, you’ll be able to claim the top £100,000 prize (assuming the prize remains unchanged for 2024).
If you do happen to find the Mayfair token, then it’s worth buying up lots of McDonalds until you get a Park Lane. It shouldn’t take too long. I suggest donating the food to the homeless so as not to waste it.
If You Have a Rare Piece, Now What?
If you’re lucky enough to get your hands on a hard-to-find McDonalds Monopoly piece, your next step is to find the other stickers you need to complete the set.
If your rare sticker is Brown or Dark Blue, you’ll only need to find one other property. For the other colours, you’ll need to find two more stickers in the same colour set. And if you have the rare station, you’ll need to find three more stations for a full set.
However, it only counts when the promotion is running from early September to mid October. If you find a rare Mayfair token in November that someone has left lying around, you’re out of luck! And you can’t keep it for the following year, because the sticker codes change each year.
How to Get More Stickers to Complete Your Set
1. Buy More Food
When buying food with the purpose of completing your McDonalds Monopoly sets, you’ll want to think about how many game pieces you get with each food item.
If you want the lowest price per sticker, then go for a medium fizzy drink or McFlurry as these cost £1.19 each and come with two stickers.
Mozzarella dippers are a handy side to add at just £1.89. Another trick is to swap your fries for a fruit or veg bag as these come with stickers only when ordered as part of a meal, and then buy your fries separately for an extra £1.19.
Check out this list of McDonalds items with stickers to see which items have the most stickers for the lowest cost.
2. Ask Friends and Family
If you have a rare McDonalds Monopoly piece, then it’s worth asking your family to save up any stickers that they happen to collect. You could even post a message on social media requesting that people look out for the token that you need.
Of course, you might have to offer to split the prize with them. And you might not want to do that if the prize is something like a hot tub or a holiday!
Wombling means using other people’s rubbish to get free stuff for yourself. Lots of people don’t check for McDonalds Monopoly stickers, and even if they do, they often only want the Instant Win stickers.
So by looking around McDonalds restaurants for leftover stickers or hanging around by the bins, you can rack up a large sticker collection quite quickly for free.
Wombling isn’t illegal, but it is frowned upon by some McDonalds staff members, so be discrete to avoid any confrontation.
4. Facebook Groups
There are several Facebook groups dedicated to swapping McDonalds Monopoly tickets. The largest one is this one but lots of different groups have been set up so it’s worth searching these for anyone who has the tokens you need so that you can try to make a deal with them.
Be aware though, the McDonalds Monopoly rules state that they reserve the right to disqualify anyone who sells or gives away game pieces. So if you go down that route, don’t get caught.
You’re unlikely to find any rare McDonalds Monopoly stickers on eBay, but if you already have the rare piece then you may find that you’re able to buy the remaining pieces that you need quite cheaply.
One thing to be aware of with eBay is that some of the McDonalds Monopoly stickers are fakes, or from previous years. And again, buying game pieces is against the rules, so there’s a chance you may be disqualified.
Again – you should avoid it – but Gumtree is another option. Someone did try selling 400 unpeeled stickers on Gumtree in the UK in 2023 – the listing didn’t last long, I don’t know if it was bought or taken down, likely the latter!
Collect to Win Vs Instant Win
The rare McDonalds Monopoly pieces hold the key to winning the best prizes. But even without them, you can still win a decent prize.
You don’t always need to collect a full set of tokens, as some tokens are ‘Instant Win’. This means that all you need is a single winning piece. Most often, the Instant Win prizes will be food like small fries or ice creams, but you can also win online prizes like cash or electronics.
As well as that, your Digital Peel stickers may give you a chance to enter an online prize draw. Two prizes are given away every minute, so for the best chance of winning, enter your code in the night. After all, far fewer people will be entering codes at 4 am on a weekday than at lunchtime at the weekend.
The Rare McDonalds Monopoly Pieces In Each Colour
The rare Dark Blue McDonalds Monopoly piece is Mayfair. Park Lane is easy to find, but you’ll need both Mayfair and Park lane to claim the top £100,000 prize. There are only four printed Mayfairs and one online game piece in the app.
The rare Green McDonalds Monopoly piece is Bond Street. There are only around 21 of these available – 20 printed stickers and one in the app. The other Green pieces – Oxford Street and Regent Street – are relatively common and easy to find but you need all three to win a car.
Read more: How to get Bond Street in McDonalds Monopoly
The rare Yellow McDonalds Monopoly piece is Coventry Street. 75 of these were printed in 2023 and there were another 5 in the app. The other Yellow stickers – Piccadilly and Leicester Quare are relatively easy to find but you’ll need all three to win a holiday.
The rare Red McDonalds Monopoly piece is Strand as only 150 of these were printed in 2023 with another 10 in the app. If you find Strand then be sure to look out for Fleet Street and Trafalgar Square to win a gaming laptop.
Read more: How to get Strand in McDonalds Monopoly
The rare Orange McDonalds Monopoly piece is Marlborough Street. Only 200 of these were printed in 2023 with another 5 available to find in the app. The other Oranges – Bow Street and Vine Street – are printed in their millions but you need all three to win £500 to spend at AO.com.
The rare Pink McDonalds Monopoly piece is Northumberland Avenue. Only 3000 of these were printed in 2023, so be sure to hang on to this one as the other Pinks – Pall Mall and Whitehall – if you want to win an experience day. There were also 200 to find in the McDonalds app.
The rare Light Blue McDonalds Monopoly piece is Euston Road. Only 3000 of these were printed in 2023, compared to millions of the other Light Blues – Pentonville Road and The Angel Islington.
There are also 150 Euston Roads to find in the app. Complete the set and you could win some Skullcandy wireless earbuds.
Read more: How to get Euston Road in McDonalds Monopoly
The rare Brown McDonalds Monopoly piece is Old Kent Road. If you get one of these then keep hold of it because the other Brown sticker, Whitechapel Road, is very common with over 2 million of them printed. Find them both and you can claim a free Extra Value Meal.
The rare McDonalds Monopoly train station is Liverpool Street Station. While Kings Cross, Marylebone and Fenchurch Street stations are all easy to find, there are only 2000 printed Liverpool Street Station stickers plus 10 more in the app. Get all four to win £200 cash.
The Bottom Line
McDonalds Monopoly is such a fun game to play and it’s easy to get addicted once your sticker collection starts building up, especially if you’ve managed to snag any of the rare tickets!
Even if you don’t happen to get one of the rare Monopoly pieces this time, be sure to keep hold of the ones that you do have, as you never know when a super rare sticker might pop up on your next McDonalds meal!
For more information, check out the full guide to McDonalds Monopoly.
McDonalds Monopoly Rare Pieces FAQs
In McDonalds Monopoly 2023, there were only five Mayfair pieces. There are millions of Park Lane pieces though. If you get a Mayfair then hang on to it as it will be quite easy to find a Park Lane and claim the £100K prize.
Mayfair is the rarest of all of the McDonalds Monopoly pieces. There are only five Mayfair pieces out of approximately 200 million that are printed each year. So your chance of getting Mayfair in 2024 is roughly 1 in 40 million.
Park Lane is one of the most common McDonalds Monopoly stickers and on it’s own it’s worthless. However, should you be lucky enough to find one of the five Mayfair stickers, you can put it with Park Lane to claim a £100,000 prize.