McDonald's Canada takes Monopoly money
McDonald's Canada celebrated the return of its decades-old Monopoly promotion recently by accepting Monopoly money as legal currency at its restaurants. Check out the video below for footage. Unfortunately, they didn't honor the money at its face value—a $100 bill got you a single free large fries rather than several dozen. Still, a fun idea from ad agency Cossette, which has been doing some other interesting McDonald's work of late—including the giant cup-lid umbrellas for the beach, and the sly nappers planted under subway ads for coffee.
I think this is a really creative marketing technique. It's a fun concept for all ages. People always joke about being able to pay with Monopoly money and for once they actually can. I do not even care for McDonalds but this ad makes me want to go just to spend fake money as if it were real.
Posted by: John | Apr 13, 2011 2:37:55 PM
Now if I could just get my mortgage company do jump on board....
Posted by: Kristoffer | Apr 13, 2011 7:52:51 PM
Oops... thats 'to' .... to jump on board
Posted by: Kristoffer | Apr 13, 2011 7:53:21 PM
Now if I could just get my mortgage company to jump on board
Posted by: Kristoffer | Apr 13, 2011 7:53:54 PM
Wow, no way man, is that cool or what? Wow.
Posted by: ZangZow | Apr 14, 2011 10:54:27 AM
This is brilliant for Parker Brothers. People will ruin their monopoly sets and will have to buy new ones!
Posted by: Josh | Apr 14, 2011 10:56:45 AM
I wonder why we can't do it here in the U.S. Perhaps too many would take them up on the offer?
Posted by: SpareFoot | Apr 14, 2011 11:58:16 AM
Valueless food should cost valueless money!
Posted by: Naner | Apr 14, 2011 12:04:44 PM
You can already pay with monopoly money at McDonalds in Canada. Haven't you seen Canadian bills? They look extremely similar to monopoly money already.
Posted by: Brandon | Apr 14, 2011 12:48:25 PM
Why is this news NOW? Monopoly is done in the Fall.
Posted by: John H | Apr 14, 2011 1:15:11 PM
Good thing they didn't try and play with U.S. money. That stuff isn't worth much in Canada these days.
Posted by: Drew | Apr 16, 2011 11:36:09 PM
This is a fun marketing idea. Especially for kids (and adults) who always wished they could use their monopoly money in the real world. I give them credit trying it.
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