McDonald's Monopoly VIP 2021: When does it start, what are the prizes and how do you play?

McDonald's Monopoly VIP, when does McDonald's Monopoly return?
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McDonald's Monopoly is back for 2021 - but when does it start?

McDonald's Monopoly VIP 2021 giveaway starts sooner than you think - and it promises to be bigger and better than ever before - VIP style!

The fast-food chain is bringing back its popular prize-giving sticker collection giveaway after a two-and-a-half-year break - with a vamped-up VIP status - and fans love it as much as these 13 mind-blowing McDonald's hacks (opens in new tab).

A spokesperson for McDonald's said, "Instant VIP status is a few moves away for 1000 lucky customers with the introduction of the first-ever UK McDonald’s VIP Gold Card! The winners of these Gold Cards will receive the ultimate VIP treatment, not only winning epic bragging rights but the lucky 1000 will also be able to claim a FREE medium meal every week from their local restaurant for a whole 12 months*." (*terms and conditions apply).

McDonald's Monopoly 2021 - when does it start?

McDonald's Monopoly 2021 is set to start again on 25th August. The restaurant chain announced on its Twitter account back in March that McDonald's Monopoly is returning in summer 2021 and the start date has now been confirmed at 25th August 2021.

But its long-awaited return has a VIP twist - making it bigger and better than ever before. McDonald's tweeted, 'I only have two moods today: 1) OMG, how is it August? 2) OMG, IT'S MONOPOLY MONTH!'

And fans cannot contain their excitement, one wrote, 'Waits to order #McDonalds until August 25th  twice that week (if not more)...' another fan put, 'Monopoly starts exactly on my birthday! It must be a sign.' And a third fan added, 'Finally!'

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What are the McDonald's Monopoly VIP 2021 prizes?

The McDonald's Monopoly prizes range from cash prizes and vouchers to technology and McDonald's menu items. Among the prizes that have been up for grabs include; £100,000 cash, £10,000 cash, Mini Coopers, £2,000 to spend on a holiday, PS4 Pro, Experience vouchers, Shopping vouchers, Mobile Phones plus much more.

But this time, there's even more up for grabs as 1000 lucky customers will be in for a chance to win the brand-new, never-before-seen, exclusive McDonald’s VIP Gold Card.

The winners of these Gold Cards will receive the ultimate VIP treatment, not only winning epic bragging rights but the lucky 1000 will also be able to claim a FREE medium meal every week from their local restaurant for a whole 12 months.

And not forgetting the thousands of instant win items like the Big Mac, six chicken nuggets and ice cream cone. Or the hash brown, sausage, and egg McMuffin you can take advantage of during McDonald's breakfast time (opens in new tab) menu.

How do you claim McDonald's prizes?

If it's an instant win, just take your winning ticket to the counter and claim - they will hand you your prize on the spot.

For other games, you must go online to register your wins and follow the individual instructions for your game of choice.

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What happens if the McDonald's Monopoly VIP 2021 game piece date has expired?

McDonald’s has repurposed packaging containing MILLIONS of outdated Monopoly game pieces– so customers MUST discount the dates on the game pieces. And because the game pieces will include the incorrect expiry dates, McDonald’s is urging customers to check the dates on the McDonald’s website via this link (opens in new tab) so they don’t lose out on the chance to win one of the extraordinary prizes.

How do you play McDonald's Monopoly?

To play the game, buy qualifying food items at McDonald's and collect the game pieces that come with them. There are three different kinds of game pieces—Instant Win, Play Online, and Property Sets—so follow the instructions printed on them carefully to claim your prizes!

Among the food items, you need to purchase in order to collect a sticker from its packaging are

  • Chicken Selects 3 or 5 Pieces
  • Chicken Legend
  • Chicken Big Tasty
  • Big Tasty with or without Bacon
  • Medium or Large Fizzy Drink
  • Regular or Large Iced Frappé/Iced Fruit Smoothie
  • Medium or Large Fries
  • Mozzarella Dippers
  • McFlurry

Why did McDonald's Monopoly stop?

McDonald's Monopoly is back after it took a two-and-a-half-year hiatus following the temporary closures due to Covid-19 restrictions.

The game was initially planned to return in March 2021 but bosses of the fast-food chain decided to delay the launch.

Due to the postponement mid-production, packaging with over 200 million Monopoly game pieces had already been printed and dated. But to save on waste, McDonald’s has repurposed this packaging with the outdated game pieces to ensure the promotion could return for customers as soon as it was safe to do so in August.

And the game is possible to play either in the restaurants, via drive-thru, or home McDelivery.


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Selina Maycock
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Selina is a Senior Entertainment Writer with more than 14 years of experience in newspapers and magazines. She currently looks after all things Entertainment for, Woman&Home, and My Imperfect Life. Before joining Future Publishing, Selina graduated from the University of Sheffield in 2006 with a degree in Journalism. She is fully NCTJ and NCE qualified and has 100wpm shorthand. When she's not interviewing celebrities you can find her exploring new countryside walking routes, catching up with friends over good food, or making memories.