Example of a variety of tokens from the UK version of the game, 2014 (serial numbers censored)The promotion mimics the game Monopoly. Originally, customers received a set of two tokens with every purchase, but now tokens come only with certain menu items. Tokens correspond to a property space on the Monopoly board (with the exception of the Golden Avenue/Arches Avenue "properties", which were added in the 2008 edition). When combined into color-matched properties, the tokens may be redeemed for money. Historically, the grand prize ($1 million; annuity-only) has been the combination of the two most costly properties, Park Place and Boardwalk, but in a 2006 game the top prize ($5 million, with the traditional $1 million prize for Boardwalk/Park Place) was awarded for collecting the four railroads. There are also "instant win" tokens the recipient can redeem for McDonald's food (typically small menu items, such as a free small McFlurry or medium fries) but never for any food item that has game pieces, money, or other prizes. The 2001 edition was titled "Pick Your Prize!", in which winners could choose which of three ways they wanted their prize awarded to them (i.e. they could choose if they wanted their $1 million in cash, gold, or diamonds; etc.).
Additionally, in the 2005 edition, certain foods always came with one coupon which could be used at either Best Buy, Toys R Us, or Foot Locker (including online stores). The value of each coupon was random, with Toys R Us coupons ranging from $1 to $5; up to $5 in coupons could be used in a single transaction. In 2008, these coupons were redeemed for up to 25% off any Foot Locker item(s). Since 2009, the promotion has not featured any coupons.
Products with game pieces
In 2013, the following products featured game tokens:
|Big Mac||Big Mac|
|Chicken McNuggets (10 pc.)||Chicken McNuggets (10 pc. or 20 pc.)|
|Large French Fries||Large French Fries|
|Medium & Large Hot McCafe Beverages||Medium & Large McCafe Beverages (Iced or Blended)|
|Medium & Large Soft Drink Cups||Medium Soft Drink Cups|
|Coffee (Medium/Large)||Minute Maid Premium Orange Juice (Medium/Large/Extra Large)|
|Milkshakes (Medium/Large sizes)|
|McMuffin Sandwiches||McMuffin Sandwiches (Egg/Egg White Delight/Sausage with Egg)|
|Angus Third Pounder||Oatmeal|
|Single/Double Quarter Pounder with Cheese Sandwiches||Premium McWrap|
Law requires that game pieces be available upon request without any purchase necessary, and can be requested by the mailing of a handwritten, self-addressed stamped envelope.
Rare pieces in US/Canada
Mediterranean Avenue (#431, 461)
Vermont Avenue (#434, 464)
Virginia Avenue (#438, 468)
Tennessee Avenue (#440, 470)
Kentucky Avenue (#442, 472)
Ventnor Avenue (#446, 476)
Pennsylvania Avenue (#450, 480)
Short Line (#456, 486)
The rare collectible pieces that dictate the odds of winning are as follows:
|Property||2013 code||2013 prize||2012 code||2012 prize||2011 code||2011 prize||2010 code||2010 prize||2009 code||2009 prize||2008 code||2008 prize||2007 code||2007 prize||2006 code||2006 prize||2005 code||2005 prize||2004 code||2004 prize|
|Mediterranean Avenue||431/461||$1,000 ($25 McDonald's Gift Card in Canada)||925||$50 (Paid in McDonald's Gift Cards in Canada)||321||$50 (Paid in McDonald's Gift Cards in Canada)||750||$50 (Paid in McDonald's Gift Cards in Canada)||101||$50 (Paid in McDonald's Gift Cards in Canada)||251||$100||801||$50||3601||$50||5001||iPod plus 1000 iTunes downloads||4001||Delphi Roady2 XM Satellite Radio|
|Vermont Avenue||434/464||$5,000 ($50 McDonald's Gift Card in Canada)||928||$5,000||324||753||104||254||804||3604||5004||4004|
|Virginia Avenue||438/468||$10,000 ($20,000 in Canada)||932||Beaches Resorts Vacation||328||757||108||258||808||3608||5008||4008|
|Tennessee Avenue||440/470||EA Sports Super Bowl XLVIII trip for 2 ($5,000 Wal-Mart Gift Card in Canada)||934||$10,000||330||Beaches Resorts Vacation||759||$1,000||110||$5,000||260||$5,000||810||$5,000||3610||$1,500||5010||JVC electronics package||4010||Cingular Wireless Service/Sony Ericsson Phone|
|Kentucky Avenue||442/472||Any Delta Airlines Destination for 2||936||Any Delta Airlines Destination for 2||332||$50,000||761||Beaches Resorts Vacation||112||$10,000||262||$10,000||812||$10,000||3612||$5,000||5012||100 million Best Buy Reward Zone points||4012||Gary Fischer Performance Bike & Garmin GPS System|
|Ventnor Avenue||446/476||$20,000 ($10,000 in Canada)||940||$20,000||336||$100,000||765||$25,000||116||$25,000||266||$25,000||816||$25,000||3616||$10,000||5016||Trip to the Glory Road movie premiere||4016||Canon Elura 70 Camcorder & Compact Photo Printer|
|Pennsylvania Avenue||450/480||2014 Fiat 500L (2013 Fiat POP in Canada)||944||2013 Fiat 500 Sport Hatchback||340||2012 Nissan Leaf or 2012 Nissan 370z||769||$50,000||120||$50,000||270||$50,000||820||$50,000||3620||$50,000||5020||JVC and LG "electronic makeover"||4020||Toshiba HD LCD TV & Home Theater System|
|Boardwalk||452/482||$1,000,000 (annuity, $100,000 for Canada)||946||$1,000,000 (annuity)||342||$1,000,000 (annuity)||771||$1,000,000 (annuity)||122||$1,000,000 (annuity)||274||$1,000,000 (annuity)||822||$1,000,000 (annuity)||3622||$1,000,000 (annuity)||5022||$1,000,000 (annuity)||4022||$1,000,000 (annuity)|
|Short Line||456/486||Shell Fuel for 1 Year ($5,000 in Canada)||950||EA SPORTS Fan Trip Championship Get-A-Way||346||EA SPORTS Trip||775||EA SPORTS Trip||126||$500||278||$500||826||$5,000,000 (annuity)||3626||5026||Dodge Viper||4026||OARS Whitewater Adventure Trip|
Note that the rare piece is alphabetically the last property in each group, except for Boardwalk. In 2013, McDonald's allowed two Boardwalk pieces to be produced, normally there has been one.
[*] Until 2007, Mediterranean and Baltic avenues were dark purple properties on the traditional Monopoly board; the color changed to brown in 2008.
[**] McDonald's added Golden Avenue and Arches Avenue for 2008 only; the prize for obtaining both was $100,000.