It’s that time of the year again. Monopoly is back at McDonald’s. I wish this type of monopoly was illegal because it encourages me to eat so much fast food.
Here is how it all began (que the harp and light change):
Two years ago, I met my now fiancee, Paul. Paul and I like to travel. We take road trips on the regular. On said road trips, we like to eat (we like to eat when we aren’t on road trips, but just go with it for the purpose of me turning this into a dramatic story).
One trip, we just happened to stop at McDonald’s during “Monopoly” season. We got 3 rare game pieces in one sitting. So, ever since then, it has been our mission to win something cool during Monopoly.
This is the time of the year when I stay noticeably bloated and tend to drink my weight in Coke. I know what you’re thinking, “PARKER, you did the #fastfoodiechallenge and lost over 10 pounds. You cut back on your soda intake… YOU WERE DOING SO WELL!!!”
Well, there is a method to my madness people. Once I win something cool in Monopoly, I am going to bring back the #fastfoodiechallenge!!!! I felt so awesome after the challenge and I want to feel like that again.
But for now, here is how to play…. MONOPOLY:
-McDonald’s encourages you to play, but if you want to win, you have to play smart. READ THE FINE PRINT
-Menu items that have Monopoly GAME PIECES on them: Big Mac, Bacon Clubhouse Sandwiches, Filet-O-Fish, Premium McWrap, 10 Piece Chicken McNugget, 20 Piece (whoa) Chicken McNugget, Large Fries, Any Variation of the Egg McMuffin and Egg Sandwiches, Hash Browns, Oatmeal, Medium Fountain Drink, and last but not least, Medium and Large McCafe Hot Beverages.
-Order smart. Do your homework. There is a method to the madness. The statistics show (yes there are monopoly statistics) that you can only get the big time winning pieces on Filet-O-Fish, Bacon Clubhouse Sandwich, Big Mac, and Large Fries
-You don’t have to have 3 pieces to win. There are instant win pieces (I won a large fry tonight). You can also look for a “Free Parking” game piece. This is an instant win of 100K.
ONE HUNDRED THOUSAND DOLLARS PEOPLE! Thats a lot of zeros.
So, make sure to grab your game boards at your local MICKEY D’s and make sure you DO NOT THROW YOUR GAME PIECES AWAY! If you win, you will need the actual game piece!
Go get em, foodies, go get em.
For more information, head to www.playatmcd.com
Until next time, CHEERS!