McDonald’s in hot water with fans on what’s written inside Monopoly stickers

Fast food giant McDonald’s has come under fire from some fans after opening their Monopoly tickets.

The promotion started last month after being postponed due to the pandemic, but some shoppers were confused by what is written inside.

Customers have taken to Twitter to complain about “expired” tickets that went stale months ago.

Posting on the social media platform, one person said: “@McDonaldsUK why does a sticker I just received on 9/1/21 expire on 5/4/21?

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Another said: “My codes are not being scanned on the mcds app, it’s really confusing.”

“Codes don’t scan, help me!” said a third.

But there is an explanation why McDonald’s is releasing tokens with the wrong dates.

The fast-food giant told customers the tickets were still valid despite their expiry date, according to the Star of the day.

This is because they were printed before the competition was rescheduled, so fans should just ignore the dates.

Coins that display a “play until” date of May 4, 2021 will still be valid until October 5, 2021.

The following new expiry dates also apply:

  • Collect to win non-food prizes: old date June 4, 2021, new date November 11, 2021
  • Collect to win food prizes: old date May 18, 2021, new date October 19, 2021
  • Non-food instant price or discount: old date June 4, 2021, new date November 5, 2021
  • Instant food or Just Eat vouchers: old date May 18, 2021, new date October 19, 2021
  • Instant coupon (excluding Just Eat) old date, August 31, 2021 or earlier, new date January 31, 2022
  • Online game: Old date May 5, 2021, new date October 15, 2021

Lucky players could win up to £100,000 in cash, a holiday to Ibiza, a hot tub or a £1,000 home entertainment voucher.

A McDonald’s spokeswoman said: “Packaging and game pieces printed prior to the postponement could not be safely reprinted in time, so new dates apply – consumers should check the site web or ask at restaurants to find details of all entry dates from/until rescheduled and claim or redeem prizes by dates.”

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