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Tea with AK71: MacDonald's Monopoly game.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

The last time MacDonald's conducted a game of chance with Monopoly, I was not aware of it until it was halfway through. I found the idea quite ingenious. However, by then, the top prize had been won.

This time round, I am quite early in my discovery and I stand a chance of winning the top prize of S$80,000 cash! I have "Marina Bay" and need "Sentosa Cove".  There is only one "Sentosa Cove" tile in the whole of Singapore since there is only one top prize.  Whoever wins in the end is very lucky.

There is also one car to be won, a 1.6 litre KIA SOUL.  I have two of the three tiles now: "Ardmore Park" and "Holland Road".  I need "Orchard Road".  There is probably only one "Orchard Road" tile in the whole of Singapore too.

It seems that I will be having more value meals at MacDonald's for some time to come.


K - said...

hi AK71, lets hope you can win the car and i can win the $80,000. Do note that it is more good to buy the extra value meal that gives out 2 sticker..


AK71 said...

Hi K,

Haha. Why not I win both the car and $80k? Greed is good especially when it comes with zero risk. ;p

I usually do not upsize my meals but, yes, I have been doing it since this game started. MacDonald's is smart to think of this to make more money from people like me. ;)

Lizardo said...

This seems like Toto. Then again, there is that saying that if you don't even take a chance, you will never win anything. Looks like a lot of McDonalds meals. *sigh*

AK71 said...

Hi Lizardo,

Well, we need to eat anyway and MacDonald's is not too bad. Just have to watch out or else, we might get supersized. ;p

Also, I believe that the chances of winning the top prize here is 1 in 3 million or so, the last time I checked. The odds are better than TOTO. ;)

Good luck. :)

K - said...

hi AK71, sorry but to dissapoint you.. and every 1 else, i read somewhere that this time 9 million sticker are being printed out..... damn!

ok this is the source, i copy and pste from the official macdonald website.

"How many game labels are there in total?
9,254,000 game labels have been printed for this promotion."

AK71 said...

Hi K,

Wah! Thanks for sharing this.

Well, 1 in 9,254,000 chances of winning $80,000 is not bad. If we consider the 1 chance of winning of the car as well, then, it is 1 in 4,627,000 chances of winning the car OR $80,000.

Chances are still higher than striking TOTO! ;p

Anonymous said...

Too bad, $80 000 prize has been won by someone else, saw pic on facebook lol.
Anyway, its MCdonald not MACdonald.

AK71 said...

Hi Anonymous,

Wah! Already? Less motivation to buy Value Meals now. ;)

McDonald's? You know it is strange that after more than 20 years of eating at McDonald's, I've never noticed it! Thanks for the correction. :)

Could you leave your name or initials in future comments? Thanks. :)

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