I am a detail oriented person. I love complicated things. This is a bad thing and a good thing. The annual Monopoly game at Safeway (& other stores) is just the kind of game for a person like me. My mom thinks I am crazy and she happily gives me all her game tickets each year. I did not start playing seriously until I officially retired. I had a detail-oriented job that kept me plenty busy...
I Am A Monopoly Winner! It Just Feels Good To Win...
I've played the shopping Monopoly game for three years in a row now. I started after retirement because I like detailed busy work and have the free time to put into it. I do travel full time so my family sends me their ticket codes, or pictures of them and I keep track of everyone's ticket codes on my board by a tiny colored dot using small avery removable labels (listed below).
In 2018, I made a video of how I play the board part of the game. I created an updated version for this year's game. I also have a list of the rares on my site (I've linked it below). I mark the rares on my board so I can see which tickets will be difficult to obtain.
The first two years I won at the very end (the game ends May 31st or when tickets run out).
This year I just won...in March. And of all things I won with the few tickets I obtained myself at the local Safeway down here in Arizona.
I've only made it to Safeway twice since the game started. Each time I was given about 16 tickets. My family has sent like 50 tickets worth of numbers if not more, so I was surprised when my fourth ticket I opened had a rare...so I taped it on the board and not two tickets later, the empty spot was filled and I am a winner!
Now it wasn't a big prize or anything, but it sure does feel good to win.
When we next head to Safeway (it is farthest away grocery store from us of course) I will collect my winnings as well as get my free tickets and a couple of free bagels from the coupon part of the game.
Thanks for stopping by, please feel free to leave comments or questions, I am here to help!