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A woman claiming to be a McDonald’s employee has put forward a theory that suggests huge prizes in McDonald’s monopoly go unclaimed because of a particular piece of red tape. You can hear her theory for yourself in the video below.
So, it’s the time of the year again where every starts peeling little tabs off their McDonald’s order to see if they’re in line to win a prize.
Either way, it’s nice to win something for nothing, isn’t it?
However, some people online clearly don’t believe that people are getting the big prizes and posed the question in a TikTok video.
That sparked a response from someone claiming to work for McDonald’s, who explained her thoughts on why the prizes might sometimes go unclaimed.
In short, it seems to be that the issue of proof of purchase accounts for why some people don’t get their prizes in the end.
In her response video, the alleged employee stated that if you collect all the tickets required to win a big prize – in this example a car – you’ll then be entered into a draw to win the prize with everyone else who collected the exact same tokens.
Simple enough, so far.
Then, the woman suggested that the person who is selected from the draw to take the main prize home will be expected to provide proof of purchase for each and every one of their tokens.
That means that those who can’t prove that they purchased that exact item at the exact time don’t get their prizes.
Of course, nobody – or very few people, to say the least – keeps hold of their every receipt, particularly if it’s just for a cup of coffee or a hamburger.
So – she argues – ‘no-one wins big prizes, because who is going to keep a receipt for a $4.50 large cappuccino?’.
Now, there would seem to be a couple of big questions raised by this theory.
Firstly, is this woman even a real McDonald’s employee?
Assuming that we’ll take her word for it, as we’ve no reason to believe that she isn’t, is it not possible to track proof of purchase if a bank card is used?
Assuming that – like most people – card payment was taken for the items, you’d imagine that there might be a way to prove that after the fact.
This means that if you buy Maccies with cash, you should probably keep the receipts to be safe, but asked McDonald’s for a comment on the matter to clarify what the actual truth of the story is.
They said that they can't speak for Australia, where the video seems to have originated from, but confirmed that there is nothing in their terms and conditions about receipts whatsoever.
You can go to their website and check out those full rules and terms and conditions for McDonald’s Monopoly if you really want to know where you stand.