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McDonalds Win Win Monopoly 2017 – Rare Stickers

McDonalds Monopoly is back for 2017 and this time it’s Win Win (apparently). Yep once again McDonalds will be giving away some life changing prizes  or a hash brown. But only if you can find the rare pieces

So here they are:

Brown – Medium Extra Value Meal – Old Kent Road (1,500,000 Rare Stickers)

Light Blue – £30 Boohoo Voucher – Euston Road (8,000 Rare Stickers)

Purple (or Pink apparently(!)) – Kitsound Wireless Speaker – Northumberland Avenue (2,000 Rare Stickers)

Orange – £250 Red Letter Days Experience – Marlborough Street (800 Rare Stickers)

Red – Playstation 4 Console – Strand (400 Rare Stickers)

Yellow – £1500 Airtours Holiday – Coventry Street (140 Rare Stickers)

Green – Choice of Minis – Bond Street (15 Rare Stickers)

Dark Blue – £100k – Mayfair (4 Rare Stickers)

Stations – Now TV Box and 1 year pass – Liverpool Street (10,000 Rare Stickers)

Rare stickers are now confirmed. As expected there are no changes from last year!

Stupid comments galore last year so please read the following frequently asked questions which should help people avoid looking stupid.

Rare Stickers/Pieces? What’s this all about?

I continue to be amazed at just how many people don’t understand how this promotion works and think that because they have a Park Lane sticker they are halfway to winning £100k. The amount of people who still say “I’ve got Park Lane. Who has Mayfair and wants to split the prize with me?” is ridiculous. Which is why you will be invariably ridiculed if you do that.

For each collect to win set McDonalds select one piece to be the rare piece and print as many of those pieces as there are collect to win prizes for that tier. They then print millions, if not billions of the rest!

You only have to think about this briefly to realise just how rare the rare pieces are. There are 1,521,359 rare collect to win stickers this year 1,500,000 of which only win you a free medium meal with the remaining 21,359 winning you something that might actually be worth winning. Hundreds of thousands of stickers will be distributed across the country each and every day. Do the maths!

I have Park Lane, who has Mayfair and wants to split the prize with me?

Seriously just don’t!

I have Mayfair, who has Park Lane and wants to split the prize with me?

Seriously?

Mayfair is the winning sticker! Park Lanes are distributed in their tens of thousands each and every day to try and trick people into thinking they are close to winning when they really aren’t. If indeed you have the Mayfair sticker please just visit McDonalds a couple more times and you are bound to pick up the Park Lane you need

Why are there more prizes for a tier than you’ve listed rare stickers for?

The rare stickers listed are for the collect to win prizes which require you to collect all 2/3/4 stickers in a set in order to win with one of those stickers being rare. Some prize tiers also have instant win prizes which are not included in the totals

What items have stickers on them?

There was a large amount of confusion about this previously which seemed to stem from some stores incorrectly placing products in containers with stickers on. The following is an official list of products which should carry stickers taken from the McDonalds Website

  • Medium Fries – 2 stickers
  • Large Fries – 3 Stickers
  • Medium Soft Drink – 2 Stickers
  • Large Soft Drink – 3 Stickers
  • Premium Salad (excluding Shaker Side Salad) – 3 Stickers
  • Chicken Legend® – 3 Stickers
  • Chicken Legend® with Bacon – 3 Stickers
  • Chicken Selects 3 pieces – 3 Stickers
  • Chicken Selects 5 pieces – 3 Stickers
  • Big Tasty® – 3 Stickers
  • Big Tasty® with Bacon – 3 Stickers
  • Signature Range – 3 Stickers
  • Cadbury Creme Egg McFlurry – 2 Stickers
  • Cadbury Caramel McFlurry – 2 Stickers
  • Mozzarella Dippers – 2 Stickers
  • Big Flavour Wrap – 3 Stickers
  • Large Iced Frappé – 3 Stickers
  • Large Iced Fruit Smoothie – 3 Stickers
  • Regular Iced Frappé – 2 Stickers
  • Regular Iced Fruit Smoothie – 2 Stickers
  • Shaker Side Salad – 2/3 Stickers depending on size of meal ordered with (only after 10:30am)
  • Hot Drinks – 2/3 Stickers depending on size of meal ordered with (only after 10:30am)
  • Carton/Bottle Drinks – 2/3 Stickers depending on size of meal ordered with (only after 10:30am)

I purchased an item not listed above but still received stickers

Well done! Your server likely made a mistake! You should be very pleased! Enjoy your extra bowl of porridge that you won due to your server’s error.

How do I claim a prize?

Your winning instant win or rare collect to win stickers should have a web address to go to in order to start the claim process. Usually the web address is http://www.mcdwinner.co.uk. For food prizes hand the sticker(s) to your server when ordering your food prize or follow the instructions if ordering using a self service kiosk. For all other prizes see your sticker or the McDonalds Website

How can this site cope with the traffic this promotion causes when others struggle?

That’s a good question. One other popular site that lists the rare stickers was down the bulk of the opening day in 2015 whereas this site stayed up. This site utilises technology to balance traffic load and cope better with spikes in traffic. This site was significantly upgraded in Autumn 2014 to cope with such spikes due to traffic it was receiving at another busy time of the year for the site when several thousand people were trying to view the site at the same time. My site can cope with tens of thousands of people attempting to visit it simultaneously.

I care about my visitors more than a lot of websites and building a site that will cope with the traffic demands placed on it is important to me.

Is this site connected with McDonalds in any way, shape or form?

No it isn’t

McDonalds Monopoly Fortunes 2013 Rare Stickers (updated)

It’s that time of year again. McDonalds are about to launch their annual monopoly promotion and once again I will be posting the rare stickers / pieces in a bid to boost my advertising revenue. An unfortunate side effect each year though is that some of the most stupid people on gods green earth decide to comment and demonstrate their stupidity. But it’s worth it. Right? RIGHT????????

So here are the rare stickers

Brown – Urbanz Headphones – Old Kent Road (50,000 Rare Stickers)

Light Blue – Best Western Break – Euston Road (1250 Rare Stickers)

Purple – £100 Buyagift Voucher – Whitehall (800 Rare Stickers)

Orange – Samsung Galaxy S3 – Vine Street (150 Rare Stickers)

Red – Panasonic 3D Smart TV – Strand (200 Rare Stickers)

Yellow – Jamaican Holiday – Coventry Street (50 Rare Stickers)

Green – Honda Civic – Bond Street (15 Rare Stickers)

Dark Blue – £50k – Mayfair (8 Rare Stickers)

Stations – Xbox 360 with Kinect – Liverpool St Station (500 Rare Stickers)

It appears that McDonalds have decided to break with habit and have varied their stickers for the first time in 3 years. The list above is what I’ve been able to confirm from sources on twitter as well as my own visit to McDonalds and is now complete and confirmed. Big thanks to the people on twitter who alerted me that there had been a change and also helped with narrowing down the rare stickers

The following is a FAQ based on some of the more stupid (and the odd intelligent) comments I’ve had the last few years

Q. I have park lane. Who has mayfair and wants to split the prize with me?

A. You’d be amazed how often this one still comes up. You have park lane, I have park lane. EVERYBODY has park lane. There are millions of park lane stickers which are each worth less than 1p. There are 8 Mayfair stickers which are worth £50,000 minus less than 1p. DO THE MATHS!

Q. I have mayfair, bond street or one of the other valuable rare stickers?

A. That’s nice. Go claim your prize then

Q. I have a winning sticker, how do I claim?

A. Actually this is quite a sensible question. All rare stickers should have instructions on them directing you to phone or visit a special winners site that McDonalds usually set up to allow claims. Full claim instructions should be on the rare sticker. You can also collect your pieces online this year by entering codes from the property stickers. It is likely that the McDonalds Monopoly website will assist you in claiming if you enter codes for a full property set

Q. I can collect my stickers online this year?

A. You sure can. Head over to the McDonalds Monopoly website where you can enter game codes and collect your stickers this way. You will need to register with the website. You should also retain any stickers you register to the website as proof for if and when you win a prize. Each time you enter a code on the website you will also win a prize. There are some decent prizes like football tickets, iPads, iPods, cash and digital cameras but these are as rare as the rare stickers. Most of the time you are going to win a naff discount voucher that you are never going to use, an mp3 download, 50 free photo prints or a free mobile game that for some unknown reason is only available on Android and not iOS

Q. I’m moving house soon. Should I play online?

A. No. As part of the registration process the site asks you for your postcode where any prizes are to be sent. The website also states that once entered this postcode cannot be changed. For this reason I suggest anyone moving soon should play offline or only enter stickers which are duplicates of those on their offline game board and are not rare on the online game

Q. How many rare stickers are in circulation?

A. There are 52,973 in total rare collect to win stickers which cover all the prize tiers. Number of stickers on each tier is listed above and ranges from a very unlikely 8 to a still fairly unlikely 50,000

Q. I need some of the non rare stickers, where can I get them?

A. If you visit a McDonalds in Preston, I normally give away any non rare stickers which I already have to neighbouring tables. If you visit a McDonalds elsewhere you will just have to hope there are people as nice as me sitting next to you

Q. Why do you have fewer rare stickers listed than there are prizes for that tier?

A. Some tiers have instant win stickers which instantly win the prize for that tier without needing to collect the property set. I have listed the number of collect to win stickers there are in circulation for each tier

Q. I live in the Preston area and am looking for some inexpensive portrait photography

A. Well it just so happens that I’m a student photographer who also offers professional photography services for a much lower price than a professional photographer. Why not check out Dave Thorp Photography (END SHAMELESS PLUG)

More questions may be added if I get any particularly daft comments this year (which lets face it, I will. I get daft comments every year and expect it to be worse this year since the blog now supports commenting using social networks like Twitter and Facebook. God help me!)

OMG

OMG after all the talk about the rare Coventry Street sticker on my post about the rare Monopoly stickers guess which sticker I got with the drink on my breakfast meal this morning?

Nice shiny car coming for me now. Shame I don’t drive!