Have you won anything with Jewel-Osco’s Monopoly?

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Jewel-Osco’s annual Monopoly game kicked off a week ago, and as in previous years, the game involves both saving game pieces on a Monopoly board toward large prizes, as well as instant-win pieces, codes to enter online at www.playmonopoly.us and coupons for products in store. (Nearly 20 chains under the Safeway parent company are playing the game simultaneously too.)

Coupons In The News noted that the odds of winning are better this year than last: 

Last year, there were about six million free product prizes available across the country. This year, there are nearly 100 million of them(!), good on any of more than a hundred different products ranging in value from 72 cents to $24.99.

So you may not win that million, but you have a 1 in 13 chance of scoring some free food. And that alone might make this year’s Monopoly game worth your while.

So, after our first week of Monopoly, our family had brought home 60 Monopoly game pieces. As in past years, I’ve put my children in charge of opening all the pieces and attaching them to the game board, then sorting the remaining coupons for me. (I dread the day when they no longer think this task is “fun” — they are such great helpers!)

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Of our 60 game pieces, here’s what we received:

  • Two instant-win tickets for free products: Free Jolly-Time microwave popcorn and free Safeway or Signature hamburger buns.
  • 18 dollar and cents-off store coupons for products. Some of the better ones included $1 off a Weight Watchers Pure Protein bar (aren’t they around $1 anyway?) and .50 off a 2-liter of Coke.
  • Four instant-win tickets for 2 free Monopoly tickets on my next trip to the store.
  • Two vouchers for $10 off a Let Life Bloom purchase and a free Shutterfly photo magnet. These aren’t really “free” prizes though, as most items at Let Life Bloom cost around $50, and shipping is not included for the free magnet.
  • The rest of our tickets were codes. I entered the codes online at www.playmonopoly.us and won:
    • 20 Fandango movie tokens. Every ten tokens generates a code for $5 off a Fandango movie ticket, so now we have two $5 discounts.
    • Five Nickelodeon kids’ activity books. I thought these were something I would pick up in the store, but then I realized that 1) It’s a PDF of a game book that you have to print, and 2) All five books are the same.
    • Three Nickelodeon digital game codes for an online boating game. 

That left six online code pieces that were not winners. So, technically, from a statistical standpoint, we “won” a lot of things, but I really consider the two free food items as the real prizes here. We did not win anything (yet) from our game board pieces.

So… are you winning anything at Monopoly?


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Additionally, I thought I’d share how I organize my coupons from this game. Whenever I get Monopoly pieces that are straight-up store coupons like “.50 off Oscar Mayer Lunchmeat,” I sort them in alphabetical order and use a small binder clip to hold them together.

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I keep them in my coupon wallet, and this way I can easily flip through and see what I might have coupons for when I’m planning a trip or in the store. Remember, these can be stacked with manufacturer coupons too for additional savings. 

Comments

  1. Calibabydolly says

    I only had 10 tickets so far, and no instant winners except for more tickets. I won the Nickelodeon online game as well as 2 online cooking classes? I did want to mention (to your kids!) that after I licked and attached the board pieces, they fall right off when they dried! Either I licked all the glue off or there was not enough to get it to adhere to the paper board but I decided to stick them on with a tiny piece of magic tape on the top of each piece. Now they seem to stay put. I just wanted to warn others since it takes a lot of time and fiddling with the pesky teeny game pieces….you don’t want them lost or falling all over the place! Good Luck all!

    • says

      They actually used a glue stick to put them on, because they didn’t want to lick that many of them. This is a great tip though — it IS a lot of work to build that board!

      • naisula says

        I have my kids use one of those Aquadoodle pens to adhere tickets. (The kind where you fill the chamber with water and the “tip” is like a sponge). Works great for sending out Christmas cards, too! (We have long been rid of Aquadoodle mats and such, but I kept the pens for this very purpose!) Haven’t had much issue with pieces falling off.

      • suzq37 says

        The game board specifically states not to attach with tape or glue because they have to affix to a new game board when you bring it in. It’s noted on the gold section titled “How to Play”.

        • says

          Well… we’re using a school glue stick, and I think we’ll continue. I helped the kids out by trying to lick-and-stick, and then over the weekend when I picked the board up, all of the pieces I stuck on fell right off. :/

        • SSMark1 says

          I USE TAPE!

          Then when I’ve won in the past, I untape just the pieces I needed, and attached to a new game board & just turn in that new game board with the 4 pieces for my gift card.

          -Mark

  2. says

    There are several websites listing the rare pieces. I’m just printing out a checklist of the rare; if I get one of those I”ll start pasting/taping the rest like crazy! lol

  3. nANCY says

    I have won the $10 grocery gift card (says there are 37,500 winners) plus hamburger buns, Barilla pasta sauce, a box of tissue, 5 lbs. of flour, and 101 4×6 Shutterfly prints. I also have 5 of the Fandango codes. I won all of this from 26 Monopoly tickets.

  4. says

    I have 2 for a free doughnut or bagel, a free box of tissues, free buns, free french bread and a free bag of chips. Seems like the coupons are better than in past years,too. I never got too excited about a 25 cent off but this week I’ve gotten a few $1 off ( birds eye veggies,mccormicks spices, simply potatoes hash browns) and a few 50 cents off ( coke, chips ahoy,english muffins, sargento cheese and kraft dressing.

  5. says

    I went to Jewel today to do a few deals (Dole Mixations fruit cups among them — kids were out of them for lunchbox snacks and they are a bonus ticket item this week too.)

    Of the tickets I brought home, we won a free Signature 100ct. aspirin, a free loaf of French bread in the bakery, and one of our pieces had all four segments inside for a $5 cash reward. Good deal!

  6. Kristina says

    We got some instant winners:
    Free donut or bagel
    Free 100 count of sandwich bags
    Online cooking class

    And then we’ve gotten a few coupons for items we don’t buy, two $5 off the flower thing, three activity books, 8 tokens, and 8 more tickets.

    I promised myself I wouldn’t play this year. My husband is doing the game board this year because I’m over it, but I am enjoying the coupons and freebies!

  7. Theresa says

    Have had about 35 game tickets and this includes at least 12 of the free tickets from either codes or tickets. Did win a free signature kitchen salsa. Have points toward the Fandango but not to 10 yet. Also got one of those free online Nickelodeon game books that we can print. $10 off at Let Life Bloom.com Egift Certificate. Definitely more free ticket coupons than last time. Hope to win something on the board though.

    • SSMark1 says

      Salt & Aspirin are the 2 most popular items, along with the free donut/bagel from the bakery.
      I think I’m set on Aspirin for many years to come, as with the salt!
      You can only get 15 Fandango Rewards per household.
      You can use the $5 virtual gift cards on Amazon, & purchase Amazon Gift Cards,
      I got a bunch of other stuff too (cooking classes, Nickelodeon, etc)
      I have a lot of pieces to sort thru tonight while I watch wrestling.
      I’ll be up all night just monkeying around with all these pieces & all the scanning to do (until I hit the daily scan limit). … I may need some of that aspirin after all!

      I was out of town off & on these past 2 weeks, so I haven’t had time to sort through all my tickets pieces & scans, I just open them to see what the left part is & toss them into a pile.

      I set up all my pieces on a table A-Z, left to right, & numbers going down.
      That way I have them all sorted by piece..
      WAY faster this way if you have a bunch to sort through.
      I stack each individual numeric pile in numerical order for each group.
      Each group get’s it’s own paper clip.
      So that way, I have all the pieces I have for 1 group in order.

      I also have a sheet of paper with the rare piece(s) written down need to win each prize.

      Max I’ve won was a $25 in prior years, but this year looks promising with a lot more things to win.
      I just don’t like the limits on some of these prizes, many people hit the limit within a week.
      Hope they fix that for NEXT YEAR!

      Good luck everyone, the is better than Pokemon GO!
      Monopoly pieces, gotta catch them all!

      -Mark

  8. PAm says

    The pieces I received yesterday aren’t even on the board game. What is up with that? 8w23c on the board and my piece says d417c. Maybe they are handing out previous years pieces?

    • says

      What color is the back side of your tickets? This year’s tickets are black.

      If yours are red/maroon instead of black, they accidentally gave you tickets for the employee game. Jewel employees are prohibited from playing the main game, so they have a separate game just for staff. Those staff game pieces are a red/maroon color on the back.

      I believe last year’s game pieces were green on the back.

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