OAK BROOK, Ill., Oct. 10 /PRNewswire/ — When Ashley Berry of Humble, Texas walked into her nearby McDonald’s restaurant in October 2007, the last thing she expected was to walk out a millionaire. When she peeled off the MONOPOLY(R) Game at McDonald’s(R) Boardwalk game piece from an order of hash browns, she knew her life would never be the same.
"I couldn’t believe I had just peeled off the most sought after game piece in the MONOPOLY Game at McDonald’s," said Berry, one of three $1 million winners from the MONOPOLY 2007 Game at McDonald’s. "I have two young children, and I knew that this money would make it possible to not only pay off my student loans, send my parents to Hawaii and buy my dream home, but it would allow me to remain a stay-at-home mom and spend more time with my family. To me, that means the world."
Starting today, the MONOPOLY Game at McDonald’s is back in participating McDonald’s restaurants. For more information about what’s new this year and how to play and win, click here: http://mcdepk.com/monopoly2008/
The 2008 Game runs in participating restaurants through November 3, or while supplies last, and online at PlayatMcD.com through November 17. New this year, consumers can also enter game codes to play the online game through their mobile phones, sponsored by EA Mobile. Berry and millions of consumers like her will get a chance to win this year’s $1 million grand prize, daily $100,000 prizes online between Oct. 7 through Nov. 3, additional $100,000 prizes in-store and opportunities to win millions of great prizes and other rewards from this year’s promotional partners, including Foot Locker(R), Shell Oil Products US, My Coke Rewards(R) and Wayport, Inc.
"I honestly didn’t think it could happen, but it can – people do win," said Berry. "I’m so excited to play again this year, and because all of my friends and family were there when it happened to me, of course they’ll all be playing, too!"
Berry and other past MONOPOLY winners will appear on packaging, in commercials and online in banner advertisements in 2008. During the past three years, the game has delivered millions of prizes, including a number of $1 million and $50,000 winners.
Consumers can collect game pieces for the MONOPOLY 2008 Game at McDonald’s on Medium and Large Fountain Drinks, Medium and Large Premium Roast Coffee (excluding Iced Coffee and Specialty Coffee beverages), Hash Browns, Big Mac(R) Sandwiches, Angus Burger Sandwiches (where available), Large French Fries, Premium Chicken Sandwiches, Southern Style Chicken Sandwiches and McSkillet(R) Burritos.
Foot Locker has provided more than 95 million Guaranteed Bonus Game Pieces, which can be found on Large French Fries, Premium Chicken Sandwiches, Southern Style Chicken Sandwiches and McSkillet(R) Burritos. Each Guaranteed Bonus Game Piece carries either a chance to win a $1,000 Foot Locker Shopping Spree, or a discount up to 25 percent off any Foot Locker purchase.
Every fifteen minutes online, McDonald’s will be giving away a $50 Shell Refillable Gift Card, while also giving consumers the chance to receive bundles of 25 points to redeem for cool prizes at MyCokeRewards.com. Winners who land on "GO" in the online game will get connected with one hour of free Wi-Fi from Wayport, Inc. at McDonald’s 10,000 Wi-Fi enabled restaurants.
The MONOPOLY 2008 Game at McDonald’s is available in participating McDonald’s restaurants beginning today through November 3, or while supplies last, and online from today through November 17, 2008. The MONOPOLY 2008 Game at McDonald’s is open to residents of the U.S., Puerto Rico, Guam, Saipan, American Samoa and Canada. The Online Game is only available in the U.S. Complete details and official games rules are available inside participating McDonald’s restaurants and at www.PlayatMcD.com .
McDonald’s USA, LLC, is the leading foodservice provider in the United States serving a variety of wholesome foods made from quality ingredients to millions of customers every day. More than 80 percent of McDonald’s 13,700 U.S. restaurants are independently owned and operated by local franchisees. For more information about McDonald’s visit www.mcdonalds.com .
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