How many of you are playing the Monopoly game from Pick ‘n Save? I’ve played the McDonald’s version of Monopoly and it’s fun to win a free French fry or a free drink, but the grocery store game is not nearly as exciting.
My husband was the first one to come home with a Monopoly game card from Pick ‘n Save a couple weeks ago and tried to assemble the little product stickers. He had numerous complaints about the game. He said tearing open the game pieces was a pain. It was too hard to find where the stickers go. Then you have to lick and stick the product stickers on, but they don’t stay. After hearing him complain for quite some time I figured I would be the one to take over.
I love contests and I can’t bear to pass up the possibility of winning big… or small. Five-dollars cash? I’m all for it! Two dollars? Sure. Even though my husband reminds me that the time I put into collecting all the game pieces, tearing them open, locating where they all go, sticking them on and then re-sticking them when they won’t stay is not worth the time and effort of “winning small.” But I’ll take any prize I can get.
I’m one game piece away from winning some serious cash and the thought of needing just one more to win a prize keeps me coming back for more. I haven’t heard of any actual winners yet, however. (If any of my readers have won, I’d love to hear from you.)
I did receive an Instant Winner ticket once. Hooray! Or so I thought. I didn’t actually win a prize; I won 2 more Monopoly game pieces. And since we receive 10 of them or so at each grocery visit, that didn’t seem like a prize in my mind. I would have preferred a free McDonald’s French fry. My husband exclaimed, “That’s ridiculous!” before tossing it into the trash.
I was beginning to side with my husband and thought about tossing the whole game, until I realized that my sons might actually think it’s fun to locate where the product stickers go and affix them to the game card. That way I wouldn’t have to give up the hope that maybe – just maybe – my game card was a winner.
It started off great. They were excited to be playing this game and were under the impression that we were certain to win something. I overheard my 5-year-old say, “I hope we win the dream house!”
The fun lasted close to a half-hour (we had accumulated quite a few game pieces that neither my husband or I had wanted to complete ourselves.) Then my two boys decided they were done with the game, too. Now we might never know if our game card was a big winner. Although since it’s not in the trash yet, knowing me, I’ll probably hang on to it and keep playing - I can’t let it go without knowing for sure if we were destined for a new house or new car.
If we end up with a $5 winner I’ll be happy – probably not worth the time put into playing the game – but happy nonetheless.