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Safeway Monopoly: Does Anyone Actually Win? An Analysis.

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These Safeway Monopoly cards are the Glengarry leads. To you, they’re gold. But does anyone ever win so much as a 99-cent box of Safeway Kitchens macaroni & cheese playing Safeway Monopoly? I’ve seen a lot of card-collecting and not any winning in the months that this highly complicated grocery store game of chance has been underway. So we put the Broke-Ass I-Team on the case to determine whether the Safeway Monopoly game ever produces any winning tickets, and what the odds are of even winning anything.

The Safeway Monopoly promotion goes from February 8th to May 9th and you can still claim winnings until May 24th, 2017. Furthermore, it is not “Safeway Monopoly” — it’s technically called Shop, Play, Win Monopoly and the cards were also being handed out all across the country at Albertsons, Vons, Jewel-Osco and a shit-ton of regional grocery chains that of you’ve never heard of.

There are 2,300 grocery stores nationwide handing out Monopoly game pieces. And this is why your chances of winning anything at this Monopoly game are so low.

ODDS OF WINNING ANYTHING AT SAFEWAY MONOPOLY

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Your odds of winning the million dollar prize in this game are 1 in 405 million, according to Coupons In The News. (Nobody won the $1 million last year when game was primarily at Albertson’s). The same odds apply to the “$500,000 vacation home” prize, whose odds are also at about 1 in a half-billion.

The odds of winning all the other prizes in the Safeway Monopoly game are listed online and we’ve also compiled them below. Anecdotal reports on social media indicate that most people who’ve won anything were awarded prizes of $3 or less in value, or a $5 discount that required a $50 or more purchase. So you can go ahead and spend your time obsessing over those game pieces until May 25, and you might get a couple dollars off your next canister of coffee before this game closes. After all, coffee’s for closers.

PRIZES AND ODDS

$100,000 Cash or Luxury Car – 81,033,200 to 1

$50,000 Home Makeover – 48,619,920 to 1

$35,000 Vehicle of your choice – 48,619,920 to 1

$20,000 College Tuition – 30,387,450 to 1

$10,000 Jet Ski – 24,309,960 to 1

$10,000 Family Vacation – 24,309,960 to 1

$5,000 Cash – 24,309,960 to 1

$5,000 Groceries – 24,309,960 to 1

$2,500 BigJoe Grill & Groceries – 16,206,640 to 1

$1,500 LED HD TV – 16,206,640 to 1

$1,000 Cash – 12,154,980 to 1

$1,000 Grocery Gift Card – 12,154,980 to 1

$1,000 Weekend Getaway – 12,154,980 to 1

$500 Spa Treatment – 3,472,851 to 1

$200 Cash – 1,620,664 to 1

$200 Family Picnic – 1,620,664 to 1

$100 Cash -810,332 to 1

$100 Grocery Gift Card – 810,332 to 1

$78 Redbox Movies for a Year –  694,570 to 1

$50 Grocery Gift Card – 243,100 to 1

$25 Cash – 121,550 to 1

$25 Grocery Gift Card – 121,550 to 1

$25 Gift Card Mall – 121,550 to 1

$15 Grocery Gift Card – 81,033 to 1

$10 Grocery Gift Card – 34,729 to 1

$5 Grocery Gift Card –  6,077 to 1

Instant Free Product Winner – 201 to 1

2 Free Game Tickets – 16 to 1

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  • Holdin27

    That game was garbage, way too much work for what it was.

  • henry

    won nothing on the game board. won lots of “two free game tickets” (many of which were of the sort where you had to enter the ticket number into the website. something to do while watching Big Bang theory, but if I had an actual life I wouldn’t have bothered.

    (oh …. lots of cents-off coupons for crap I don’t buy, too.)

  • CheckeredPresent

    lol almost no one takes those things, they’re too small and faint to read even if you know it’s a scam, would have been better for safeway to spend that money they spent hyping this lame game to have extra cashiers or maybe turn the fridge to the correct temp on the lunchmeats.

  • Pat

    I won $200 so far this year…