Posted by Chris on April 16th, 2014
We're now 28 days into the 2014 MaccyDs Monopoly, yes its been a month already! And with just a little under 2 weeks remaining the competition for the bigger prizes is heating up. 5 of the 20 available Mini Cooper's are gone, 125 of the 1000 Xbox's have been claimed and 170 of the possible 400 Panasonic cameras have been snapped up (no pun intended). Although, these are arguably very low numbers of wins given that we are well over half way through the MaccyDs competition and only a third of the Mini Coopers have been won and even less proportions of some other prizes - only 1 of the 100k's for example.
Will all of the prizes be gone by the 29th April (the final day of the competition)? Or have MaccyDs got other intentions for any unclaimed goods? Let us know your opinion in the comments section below as well as what you've been winning yourself by taking part in our poll. Also, if you're in need of stickers to complete a collection head over to our sticker store where you just might find what you're looking for to enable you to be one of the lucky few big winners!
Posted by Chris on April 8th, 2014
In our previous post we brought you news of some of the main prizes won so far in the McDonalds 2014 Monopoly and today we have new information to update you with!
Of the main prizes won:
1/5 of the 100K prizes has been claimed
5/20 of the Mini Coopers have been claimed
119/400 of the Panasonic Cameras have been claimed
This is the only data the official site is displaying currently, but shows us that another 2 Mini Coopers have been claimed since our last post and provides us with new information regarding the Panasonic Cameras which hadn't been mentioned before. In total, the Macdonalds site proudly displays that there have been 2,749,428 prizes won so far and with 21 days still remaining what's to say you won't be the next to drive off in a Mini?
Are you in need of stickers to complete your collection? Head over to our sticker store and find the pieces you need to win! And don't forget to let us know how you've been getting on by voting in our poll.
Posted by Chris on April 1st, 2014
A few new features are now live on the Mcdonalds monopoly website; the first that any visitor to the site will notice is a large box beneath the banner of the 'winners' page which shows the top 3 prizes and how many have been won vs. how many remain of each. According to this box: 1,536,138 prizes have been claimed so far (a large quantity of which will be instant win food prizes) since the start of the competition. The site also now says that one of the 5 available £100K prizes has been won; in addition to 3 of the 20 available Mini Coopers and 283 of the 4000 Just Dance Xbox One games - exciting news we think!
As well as this, there are a couple of other new features on the site: these include the map which shows where prizes are being won across the country, as well as a post code search which allows you to narrow the map right down to your own neighbourhood. Another of the features is a live feed entitled 'recent online cash claims' - this shows the cash prizes being claimed online within the last few minutes and the approximate location of the winner, e.g. 'Stafford'.
They have also updated existing features, including the 'winners wall' (which you can find out more about here) to now include (at the time of writing) 8 and a half pages of victorious faces. Are you on the wall? Or are you perhaps one of the lucky 'big prize' winners? Maybe you've just got a free Big Mac and you're absolutely chuffed with that? (Honestly, we wouldn't blame you - our current tally: 2 hot drinks, a medium soft drink, a porridge and six nuggets). Let us know what you've been winning by taking part in our poll!
Can't find that final sticker that you need to complete a collection in order to claim the prize? Take a trip over to the sticker store and see if anyone is selling it; you never know it could just be the investment that wins you the prize you've been dreaming of!
Good luck with the ongoing competition and keep enjoying all that free food!
Posted by Chris on March 26th, 2014
The competition has been running for little over a week yet already people have been raking in the prizes! McDonalds have, in order to prove this and dispel accusations that no-one ever wins anything other than the smaller (but no less appreciated by us) food prizes, created the winners wall.
This is a page of the promotional website for the competition upon which appears a 'winners wall' of faces; these faces have been taken from the Facebook profiles of all those lucky boys and girls that have claimed a cash prize from the vault so far. In exchange for allowing their profile pictures to be used, they receive another cash code free of charge for the competition.
Above this winners wall is a map, which is titled with 'COME BACK SOON TO SEE WHAT’S BEING CLAIMED WHERE' so its fair to assume that soon enough this will be dotted with markers showing in which parts of the UK prizes are being won.
For a full list of prizes available in the 2014 competition head over to our article on the matter! And don't forget to let us know what you've been winning by taking part in our poll.
Posted by Chris on March 24th, 2014
There are 59,760 cash prizes available in this years 'Prize Vault'; with one being claimed every minute. They range from £10 up to £200 and all that is required to be in with a chance of winning is entering one of the on-line cash codes that you'll find alongside your game piece from any promotional food/drink item (or even simply from a free sticker that any NI resident is entitled to - read more here to find out how to get your free stickers).
The way that this section of the competition operates is far more complex than it appears: rather than simply giving away the money to the winning cash codes every minute, the code must be entered during a specific 'winning moment' within that minute. These moments have been predetermined by McDonalds, and should there happen to be no valid entry at the exact time of the winning moment for a particular minute, the prize will lapse. In essence, if the cash codes aren't entered at exactly the right time then no-ones going to win the prize.
This feature of the Macdonalds Monopoly game has been seen in previous years but has undergone a re-brand for the 2014 Prize Vault competition and personally I really like the emphasis that's been placed on it this year. The cash codes provide a great element and give new dimensions to the promotion which we're familiar with. As well as this, its also another chance to win which can never be a bad thing! The winners wall (which hasn't yet been active but we're keeping a close eye on to let you know as soon as it is) shows that real people are getting the prizes and this too I think is a fantastic way to make the game more engaging; its nice to see that its not a hoax and we're all in with a real chance of grabbing some free cash!
Need some stickers to complete a specific collection? Why not head over to our Sticker Store and pick them up! And don't forget to let us know what you've been winning by filling out our poll.