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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 macaroni & cheese playing Safeway Monopoly? I’ve seen a lot of card-collecting and not much winning in the years that this highly complicated grocery store game of chance has been annually rebooted. 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 (Side note: if you haven’t played Monopoly Deal yet, you’re totally missing out).

The Safeway Monopoly promotion goes from February 6th to May 7th, 2019, and you can still claim winnings until May 28th, 2019. Furthermore, it is not “Safeway Monopoly” — it’s technically called Shop, Play, Win 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 you’ve never heard of.

There are 2,200 grocery stores nationwide handing out hundreds of millions of Monopoly game pieces. And this is why your chances of winning anything at this Monopoly game are so low.

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Your odds of winning the million dollar prize in this game are 1 in 404 million for each ticket. Only two people have ever won the $1 million, one in 2017 (Dorchester, MA) and another in 2018 (Idaho Falls, ID). But one of our commenters won the $1,500 TV in 2017 as you can see in the Comments below!

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.

The odds listed below are for individual tickets. You may accumulate many tickets between now and May 7, 2019. Each additional ticket you obtain will improve your odds.



$1,000,000 Cash – 404,000,000 to 1

$1,000,000 Vacation Home – 404,000,000 to 1

$100,000 Cash or Boat – 80,800,000 to 1

$30,000 Pair of Jet Skis – 40,400,000 to 1

$25,000 Home Theater – 34,628,571 to 1

$20,000 College Tuition – 24,240,000 to 1

$10,000 Cash – 20,200,000 to 1

$7,500 Family Vacation – 16,160,000 to 1

$5,000 Cash – 24,240,000 to 1

$5,000 Groceries – 24,240,000 to 1

$2,000 Gift Card – 24,240,000 to 1

$2,000 Fandango Movies for a Year – 24,240,000 to 1

$1,000 Cash – 8,080,000 to 1

$1,000 Grocery Gift Card – 8,080,000 to 1

$500 Portable Grill & Groceries – 4,848,000 to 1

$500 Grocery Gift Card – 4,848,000 to 1

$300 Wireless Headphones – 2,020,000 to 1

$200 Family Picnic – 808,000 to 1

$100 Grocery Gift Card – 484,800

$100 Cash – 484,800 to 1

$50 Grocery Gift Card – 242,400 to 1

$25 Grocery Gift Card – 121,200 to 1

$25 Cash – 121,200 to 1

$20 Cash – 48,480 to 1

$10 Grocery Gift Card – 24,240 to 1

$10 Cash – 24,240 to 1

$5 Grocery Gift Card – 1,310 to 1

$5 Cash – 1,310 to 1


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