McDonald’s teases start date of its new Monopoly game


McDonald’s teases the return of its Monopoly game that saw past winners bag prizes of up to £100,000 – after it was cancelled last year due to Covid

  • The exact date yet to be confirmed but it will return towards the end of summer  
  • Prizes not confirmed, but previous ones include £100,000 and Mini Cooper cars
  • Launched in 2005 but was cancelled after restaurants shut on March 23 last year

McDonald’s has teased the return of its popular Monopoly game – after it was cancelled last year due to the pandemic.

Although the exact date is yet to be confirmed, the fast food chain said the game will return towards the end of summer. 

Details about the return remain vague, and it is unknown what prizes will be given away, but previous winners have bagged £100,000 in cash and Mini Cooper cars.       

McDonald’s have teased their new Monopoly start date – after the popular game was cancelled last year (stock image) 

The game, which normally launches in spring, first started in 2005, and was due to start before restaurants across the UK closed on March 23 last year.   

McDonald’s initially said it would postpone the start date of its Monopoly giveaway, but ended up scrapping it for the first time in 15 years. 

According to The Mirror, the chain had said it would give away 1,000 ‘VIP’ cards that gives the lucky holder one year’s worth of free food before it was pulled.

It’s unclear if this prize will be included in the 2021 edition of McDonald’s Monopoly.

Although the exact date is yet to be confirmed, the fast food chain said the game will return towards the end of summer (stock image)

Although the exact date is yet to be confirmed, the fast food chain said the game will return towards the end of summer (stock image) 

In 2019, four people won £100,000 in cash and 20 bagged Mini Cooper cars, while 650 took home PlayStation 4 consoles.  

Smaller prizes, including medium McDonald’s meals, are easier to get and the chain gave away 2,000,000. 

The game works like a classic game of Monopoly and customers can collect game pieces on the sides of their meals.   

Once you collect a set of the street names and train stations you win a prize, with the rarer property game tokens holding the better prizes.   

The game, which normally launches in spring, first started in 2005, and was due to start before restaurants across the UK closed on March 23 last year (stock image)

The game, which normally launches in spring, first started in 2005, and was due to start before restaurants across the UK closed on March 23 last year (stock image)

Stickers on the side can also bag customers smaller food prizes such as fries or a McFlurry with instant win stickers.   

You have to be over 16 to take part and the event usually runs for about 41 days.  

Last year, disappointed Twitter users shared their sadness that McDonald’s cancelled its popular Monopoly promotion. 

One joked that their ‘kids were crying’ after hearing of the announcement, while another raged that after months of lockdown, this was a bitter pill to swallow. 

Social media users were quick comment on the news, with one joking that their 'kids were crying' after hearing of the announcement

Social media users were quick comment on the news, with one joking that their ‘kids were crying’ after hearing of the announcement 

One angry father commented: ‘McDonald’s Monopoly is cancelled?! Thanks for that, kids are crying now!’ 

‘McDonalds Monopoly is cancelled this year. I hate 2020,’ moaned another user. 

Another ranted: ‘I can lose pubs. I can lose work. I can lose many other things. BUT NOW YOU’VE TAKEN MCDONALDS MONOPOLY FROM ME. ENOUGH IS ENOUGH.’ 

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