When does McDonald’s Monopoly end 2021? What are rare pieces, how to check codes, get a board and claim prizes

The highly anticipated McDonald’s Monopoly is back once again after being postponed in 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic

McDonald’s Monopoly was cancelled last year due to the Covid-19 pandemic - but it’s back once again with bigger and better prizes ready to be won.

This is everything you need to know about McDonald’s Monopoly 2021.

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What is McDonald’s Monopoly and how can I play?

Players can take part in McDonald’s Monopoly by collecting game pieces found on the packaging of qualifying McDonald’s menu items - these game pieces share the same road names you’d find on a Monopoly board, like Mayfair and Fleet Street.

Each game piece represents a tile on the Monopoly board and by collecting a specific set of tiles, you can be in with a chance of winning some big prizes - although the pieces that will win you the biggest prizes will be harder to come by, as there are fewer of these pieces in rotation.

Additionally, there are also instant win stickers that can be redeemed immediately by players. These are usually food items from McDonald’s.

If you want to take part, you’ll need to be over the age of 16.

How do I get a McDonald’s Monopoly board?

When McDonald’s Monopoly first launched, you need a game board in order to take part, but that no longer applies.

You can still find a picture on the game board on some types of tray liners in McDonald’s branches, but it appears that the board won’t be readily available in McDonald’s stores like it has been in previous years.

McDonald’s says: “No, you don’t need a game board and you are no longer able to stick your game pieces on to a game board. A picture of a game board is still provided on some types of trayliner and a 3D model or PDF version is available on the website, but they are just for information.”

You can find the PDF of the monopoly game board on the McDonald’s website, or alternatively you can use the interactive board.

What prizes are up for grabs?

There are loads of different prizes available to be won with McDonald’s Monopoly.

Here are just some of the prizes available:

  • £100k in cash
  • Lay-Z-Spa hot tub
  • 50 inch 4K Hisense Roku TV
  • Wireless headphones from Urbanears
  • A phone with a one year plan provided by Sky Mobile 
  • £500 shopping spree with Missguided or Menace 
  • Ibiza Villa or UK getaway holiday 

Of course there is always the chance of winning food from McDonald’s as well, like chicken nuggets, Big Macs and McFlurries.

What are the rarest McDonald’s Monopoly pieces?

The rare pieces are the ones you want to keep an eye out for as they will yield the biggest prizes.

These are the stickers you’ll want to get your hands on:

  • Dark blue: Mayfair - £100,000 cash, four pieces available
  • Green: Bond Street - Ibiza Villa or UK getaway, 30 pieces available
  • Red: Strand - Lay-Z-Spa hot tub, 175 pieces available
  • Yellow: Coventry Street - £1,000 to spend on home entertainment with AO, 100 pieces available
  • Train stations: Liverpool St Station - a phone of you choice on a one year contract with Sky Mobile, 750 pieces available
  • Orange: Marlborough Street - £599 shopping spree with Missguided, 700 pieces available
  • Hot Pink: Northumberland Avenue - relaxing or adventurous experience with Buyagift, 5,800 pieces available
  • Light blue: Euston Road, £100 JD Sports voucher, 1,500 pieces available

What are the qualifying menu items?

Not every menu item from McDonald’s is included in the Monopoly game.

These are the items that are included:

  • Chicken and Bacon Salad or Chicken Salad, triple label 
  • Chicken Selects 3 or 5 Pieces, triple label 
  • Chicken BBC Smokehouse, triple label
  • Big Tasty with or without Bacon, triple label
  • Any Big Flavour Wrap, triple label
  • Chicken Legend (Mayo, BBQ or Spicy), triple label
  • Medium or Large Carbonated Soft Drink, triple label
  • Any item from the McCafe Iced rage, triple label
  • Medium or Large Fries, double label 
  • Mozzarella Dippers or Mozzarella Dippers Cheese Sharebox, double label
  • Cadbury Dairy Milk or Cadbury Caramel McFlurry, double label  

How do I use the codes?

To check your codes from your game pieces, you can head to the McDonald’s Monopoly website and then either register or log in with your My McDonald’s app account.

Enter your 10 digit code and you can see if you’ve won any prizes.

You can check multiple codes in one session as well, and all your food prizes will be stored on your Monopoly Food Wallet.

When does McDonald’s Monopoly start and end?

Originally McDonald’s Monopoly was going to begin earlier this year, on 24 March, but instead it was pushed back due to the ongoing Covid-19 restrictions and closures affecting its branches.

The new date that McDonald’s Monopoly started this year was Wednesday 25 August, and it runs until 5 October.

However, McDonald’s had already printed and dated over 200 million Monopoly game pieces when the decision was made to change the dates of the game.

McDonald’s said: “McDonald’s has repurposed the packaging with these outdated game pieces to ensure the Monopoly promotion at McDonald’s could return for customers as soon as it was safe to do so in August.

“The game pieces will include incorrect expiry dates, so McDonald’s are urging customers to check the dates.”

What are the new dates?

The new dates for the 2021 McDonald’s Monopoly game goes as follows:

Campaign dates

Play from:

  • Old date: 24/03/2021
  • New date: 25/08/2021

Play until:

  • Old date: 04/05/2021
  • New date: 05/10/2021

Collect to win

Redeem prize by (except McDonald’s food):

  • Old date: 04/06/2021
  • New date: 05/11/2021

Redeem McDonald’s food prizes by:

  • Old date: 18/05/2021
  • New date: 19/10/2021

Instant win

Redeem prize by (except McDonald’s food or discount vouchers):

  • Old date: 04/06/2021
  • New date: 05/11/2021

Redeem McDonald’s food or Just Eat discount vouchers by:

  • Old date: 18/05/2021
  • New date: 19/10/2021

Redeem discount vouchers by (except Just Eat vouchers):

  • Old date: 31/08/2021 (or earlier)
  • New date: 31/01/2022

Online game

Enter from:

  • Old date: 24/03/2021
  • New date: 25/08/2021

Enter by:

  • Old date: 04/05/2021
  • New date: 05/10/2021

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