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Albertsons Monopoly 2015

(Note: this article is about the 2015 contest. Read about the 2016 contest here).

It’s baaack… the ever-popular Monopoly promotion at Albertsons-owned stores has begun its seventh annual run. Through May 19th, if you’re on the hunt for instant-win grocery products, you’re in luck. If you’re hoping for that million dollar grand prize… well, hope you like instant-win grocery products.

In total, a whopping $80 million worth of prizes is up for grabs this year. That’s about 50% more than last year, twice as much as the year before, and ten times the value of prizes available when the promotion first began back in 2009.

The pool of potential prizes keeps growing, because Albertsons itself keeps growing. For the first time this year, Albertsons’ recently-acquired United Supermarkets chain will be among the participating stores, joining Albertsons’ earlier acquisitions ACME, Jewel-Osco, Shaw’s, Star Market and Albertsons Market stores that were able to participate for the first time last year.

While Albertsons’ acquisition of Safeway officially closed just last week, it didn’t happen in time for Safeway-owned stores to join in the Monopoly fun this year (insert your own “a combined Albertsons and Safeway already is a monopoly” joke here). But watch for Safeway to be added next year, if the promotion returns.

And every year, there are those who wonder whether it will return. For every shopper who finds the Monopoly promotion fun, there are many more who end up frustrated. Not everyone can win, after all.

But it would be nice to at least have a decent shot.

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Along with the boost in total prize money and number of eligible stores and players, comes a corresponding increase in the odds of winning most prizes. Last year, you had a 1 in 133 million chance of getting one of the “rare” game tickets needed to win one of the three $1 million top prizes – and an additional 1 in 5,000 chance of getting the other “semi-rare” piece needed to win.

This year, your chances of getting that one rare game piece have risen to 1 in 160,060,000. You still have a 1 in 5,000 chance of getting the necessary semi-rare piece. Combined, that means on your first try, the odds of getting both pieces, and winning a million dollars, are more than 400 billion-to-one.

400 billion! Compare that to your chances of winning the multi-million dollar Powerball lottery jackpot, which are a mere 1 in 175 million. That means you’re more likely to win the Powerball top prize – more than TWO THOUSAND TIMES, thereby becoming a multi-billionaire or even trillionaire – than you are to win just one of Albertsons’ million-dollar prizes. You’re also about 100,000 times more likely to be killed by a shark, or 3,500 times more likely to be crushed to death by a vending machine.

Now, these good-humored calculations always end up becoming a source of controversy in the comments section each year. So, let’s acknowledge that yes, your odds certainly get better the more times you play – who would expect to win anything on their very first try, after all? Plus, unlike the lottery, you don’t have to pay to play, other than just buying your groceries at a participating store. And given the huge market in game piece trading that exists online, you’d pretty much be in the money if you got that rare piece and could just buy or trade for the semi-rare one that someone is bound to be offering.

Still, astronomical odds and the underground game piece market aside, the big prizes tend to go unawarded. During regular game play last year, nobody won any of the $1 million, $500,000 or $100,000 top prizes. The biggest winner took home $40,000. That said, last year was the first time there was a “second chance” drawing, so one lucky winner did actually end up with a $500,000 prize in the end.

So there’s hope. Meanwhile, the one area in which the odds of winning have actually improved, is in the instant winner category. Last year, just one out of every 199 game pieces awarded a free product. This year, one out of 131 are freebies. The free items, Albertsons notes, have “a value between 69¢ and $11.99, with an average value of $3.23.”

So three bucks is better than nothing. But don’t despair, because there’s always the story of what happened in 2012. That’s when a Texas woman beat the odds and actually won that million bucks, becoming the one and only Albertsons Monopoly player ever to do so. The odds were slightly better then, but still, she got awfully lucky.

And who knows? Keep an eye on those game pieces, and maybe you will too.

594 Comments

  1. Dylan Jones says:

    I have 137F, would be willing to trade or buy 138F…. send inquiries to [email protected]

  2. I have 122C. If anyone wants it please email me at [email protected] :0)

  3. Hello everyone, I have 109B, 110, 11, 112, 114, 115, 116 but do not have 113B, I am willing to accept any type of offer or if anyone is interested to buy what I have.
    THANK YOU
    623-388-1800
    I HAVE THE FOLLOWING C118, 119, 120, 121 DO NOT HAVE 117C
    I HAVE E129, 130, 131, 132, 133 DO NOT HAVE 134E
    I HAVE J151, 152, 154 DO NOT HAVE 153J

  4. OK, I think there is still another week to turn in winning parts. I have 118, 119, 120,121, and 122 and 35 unopened tickets . and I think I am finished and don’t even want to open the last 35 tickets. What do you think the chances are that the one I need is in there. Here is the offer,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, I will sell all I have including the 35 unopened for $ 200 and all I ask is that if the final one needed for the $100,000 is in there, -and what are the chances of that -slim- please send me a few thousand, but you don’t have to ….But if you want them …I would need $ sent through paypal. — and no jokers or games – I am serious – if you are serious- text me at 609-675-5578 I can send you pictures of the tickets. And paypal is safest because even after you send the money ..they will make me prove is sent item to you.

  5. I have semi-rare pieces 110 and 131 – looking for anyone with either (or both) 113 or 134. Please email me if you have it and would like to trade/sell or team up. Willing to split!

    [email protected]

  6. I have semi-rare 147 & 122. I had originally posted that I had 146, but apparently I’m an idiot. Sorry to anybody that contacts me. If you need either piece you can email me [email protected]
    Have fun, good luck.

  7. I need 117, 146, 147, 160, 165, 142,145,153,158,160, 165, 167, 174, 177, 179

    Willing to split any of these 50/50 if you have any of these pieces. Please email me or text/call 856.230.0860

  8. I have 110b, 126 d, 137f, and 145g. Anyone interested?

  9. I have both 131E and 137F. These are listed as semi-rare. If anyone is interested in purchasing or sharing a prize, please email me at [email protected].

  10. I will sell 122C or any common one. Please email me if you have an offer: [email protected]. (I can take a photo, etc)

  11. Paul Hennesay says:

    I need 137, willing to split prize. Or if you need 138 I am willing to sell. Time is running game out .

  12. I have 145G. Looking to sell. Email me your offer if you’re interested- [email protected]

  13. Hi all, I have 122C and need 117 C, or I am willing to join in with someone. Please email me if interested: [email protected]

    I have lots of tickets, so may also have other rare ones, but I need to read through everything to find out. Pretty sure 122C and 213Z are my only mega rare ones.

  14. I just opened my last batch of tickets and have a semi rare 145G for the $10,000 towards Jet Ski. Willing to make a deal of you have the other rare piece. Hate to see no one get anything. I am serious so if you do not have the other rare piece 142G please do not contact me. Reply with your info and we can make a deal.

  15. I have semi-rare 131, I anyone wants to purchase, email me at [email protected].

  16. I have 110B and 131E. Message me with your offer. Also willing to trade for 113B or 134E. [email protected]

  17. I have 131E. Looking to sell or make a deal with someone who has 134E.

  18. I have a TON of doubles of pretty much every “common” piece if anyone is willing to trade. My email is [email protected] if anyone is interested in tickets. Willing to split 50/50 if I have a ticket you need.

    *$5 Grocery gift card 213Z
    •$10 Grocery gift card 207Y
    •$15 Grocery gift card 204X
    •$25 Cash 202W
    •$25 Grocery gift card 197V
    •$50 Grocery g.c. 191U
    •$100 Grocery g.c. 188S
    •$100 Cash 184R
    •$500 Apple iPad Air 174O
    •$200 Cash 179Q
    •$200 Grocery g.c. 177P
    •$550 Redbox g.c. 167N
    •$1,000 Getaway 165M
    •$1,000 Cash 160L
    •$2,500 BigJoe Grill 158K
    •$5,000 Cash 153J
    •$10,000 Vacation 146H,147H
    •$10,000 Jet Ski 142G, 145G
    •$20,000 College Tuition 137F, 138F
    •$35,000 Vehicle 131E, 134E
    •$50,000 Home Makeover 125D, 126D
    •$100,000 Cash/Tesla 117C, 120C, 122C
    •$500,000 Vacation Home 113B
    •$1,000,000 Cash 105A, 107A

  19. If you are aiming for the $20,000 college tuition, I have monopoly piece 137F (semi-rare) and I am willing to sell it for $500. You can text me at eight one seven 521.8704, and I will send photo proof of the 137F piece. You will still need the 138F rare piece to claim the prize.

  20. Have semi rare pieces 105a, 122c, 126d, 145g. Willing to sell or split winnings! Only a few weeks to get winning game boards in for verification. Email me at [email protected] if interested. Would be a shame to not partner up with someone that has the rare winner!

  21. I have semi rare 110B, will give it for fairly cheap. Pretty obvious nobody has 113B so I’m giving up on that pipe dream heh
    [email protected]

  22. cyotyrave says:

    Have all open slots for rare tickets, if some one wants to split or just share let me know.
    Need;

    105A, 107A, 110B, 113B 117C, 122C, 125D, 131E, 134E, 137F, 138F, 142G, 145G, 146H, 147H, 153J, 158K, 160L, 165M,1 167N, 177P, 179Q, 174O, 184R, 188S, 191U, 197V, 202W, 204X, 213Z.

    ~ Richard

  23. I have a 122C piece. Willing to split up prize or selling it. Please send-me an e-mail at [email protected] and I’ll send you a photo of the piece as proof. Thank you.

  24. Looking for 105a and 107a 🙂

  25. I have 122C and 147H. Contact me for proposals. [email protected]. Good luck to everyone!

  26. If you are interested in 145G I’m welling to sell. send me your offer to [email protected]

  27. have 105a send me your offer @ [email protected]

  28. have 105a send me your offer

  29. I have 105A for sale. $150 or best offer. I’m located in the SD area but willing to ship it out where ever. Message me at [email protected], I will provide a picture for verification to anyone interested.

    Thanks and good luck!

  30. If you would like to buy 137F or 126D let me know.

  31. Anyone have a picture of the game board or know where I can see one? I picked up pieces while out of town and there is no Acme located near me to get one. Thanks

  32. I have: 101a
    102a
    103a
    104a
    106a
    108a
    109b
    111b
    112b
    114b
    115b
    116b
    118c
    119c
    120c
    121c
    123d
    124d
    127d
    128d
    129e
    130e
    132e
    133e
    135f
    136f
    139f
    140f
    141g
    143g
    144g
    148h
    149h
    150h
    151j
    152j
    154j
    155k
    156k
    157k
    159l
    161l
    162l
    163m
    164m
    166m
    168n
    169n
    170n
    171o
    172o
    173o
    175p
    176j
    176p
    178p
    180q
    181q
    182q
    183r
    185r
    186r
    189s
    190s
    192u
    193u
    194u
    195v
    196v
    198v
    199w
    200w
    201w
    205x
    206x
    208y
    209y
    210y
    211z
    212z
    214z

    let me know if you want to make a deal

  33. I have 122c for sale : ] send text to 609-675-5578 selling for 250. prefer paypal

  34. I have

    214Z
    196V
    187S
    164M
    148H
    159L
    127D
    149H
    183R
    106A
    111B
    187S
    162L
    139F
    161L
    163M
    162L
    128D
    178P
    166M
    168N

  35. I need 107A, 110B, 113B,153J, 158K, 165M, 167N, 177P, 179Q, 188S, 191U

    Will split 50:50

  36. Hi Monopoly players,

    I have 105A for sell. If anyone is interested, $225 or best offer. Picture taken by your email message will be included as proof. So message me at [email protected]

    Thanks and goodluck!

  37. JIN AKANISHI says:

    If anyone has 107A im willing to share the money I am also in need of 125D 126D,131E 134E 137F 138F,110B 113B contact me at [email protected]

  38. LF sell/split: I have 145G for the $10,000 Jet Ski. Please contact at [email protected] if you are interested in buying this piece or splitting the prize. My name is Victoria. Thank you!

  39. I have 131E. email me with an offer. On [email protected]

  40. want to buy or trade for 158

  41. Want to buy or trade for 158K

  42. I have game piece 137. Email me [email protected] if interested.

  43. I need 105,107,110,113,117,122,125,126,131,134,138,142,145,145,153,158,160,165,167,174,177,179,188,191,197,202,204,207,213 to win I am willing to spit my wining half an half if u will to spit also I have a lot of all the other game number if any one needs them let me know and I wish everyone luck 🙂

  44. i have 122c and 126d

  45. I need 117c and 122c, if you have it ill trade you 129e or 103a. please contact me at [email protected]

  46. Looking for 107A says:

    I need 107A. Will definitely share my money with the person who has it! I also have a ton of other pieces. I’d have to go through them, and see what I have, but let me know what you need, and I’ll check. Looking for some rare pieces myself. Email me.

  47. I have piece 110B. Anyone have 113B? [email protected]

  48. I have 105A for sale. $225 or best offer. I’m located in the SD area but willing to ship it out where ever. Message me at [email protected], I will provide a picture for verification to anyone interested.

    Thanks and good luck!

  49. I have 137F, willing to trade or sell email me [email protected]

  50. I have 137F if anyone needs it. Make me an offer. Found someone to split prize 50/50 with but we are on different coasts and legal paperwork costs more upfront than its worth. Thanks!

  51. Hi guys,

    I’m looking to sell my 105A piece, for about $250 or best offer, send me an email if youre interested. [email protected] (I will include a picture if you need verification)

    Thanks and good luck!

  52. Alright. I have 105, 122, and 131. I will sell them for $250 each. I have gotten tired of this game and trying to get the rare ones. Hope these pieces help you guys.

  53. Hi everyone,

    Im selling 105A if anyone is interested, send me an email at [email protected]. I will provided a picture, if needed.

    Thanks and goodluck

  54. Hey everyone. I’m in grad school and am graduating soon. No money and no job yet. I have 147H and want to sell it. I seriously can’t spend any more time on this game. I will even include 148, 149 and 150. If interested, please email me at [email protected] with an offer.

    • If anyone wants to split 5,000 bucks and has 153j please email me ive been layed off for a while now & 2,500 would be like millions to my house hold at the moment. Thank you and God bless & good luck everyone

    • Cheryl Laverty says:

      Hey. Don’t know if you still have semi rare piece 147 but I have 146. What are you looking for? I’m 8mo pregnant & tight on cash right but I figured I’d try. I have semi-rare 122 if you need that. Let me know either way [email protected] . Thanks.

  55. Need:
    A 105.107 B 110. 113 C117. 122
    D125. 126 E131. 134 F137. 138
    G142. 145 H146. 147 J153 K158
    L160 M165 N167 O174
    P177 Q179 R184 S188.189 U191
    V197 W202 X204 Y207 Z213

    Extra:
    A101-104.106 B111.112.114-116
    C118-121 D123.124.127.128
    E129.130.132.133 F135.136.139.140
    G141.143 H148-150. J152.154
    K156.157 L159.162 M163.164.166
    N168.169 O172 P175.176.178
    Q180.181.182 R183.185.186
    S187 U192.193 V196.198
    W201 X203.208 Y209.210 Z211.212

    t609e602x46t80

  56. Any one have 142,144,146

  57. Tomas Samoka says:

    Hi Please email my at [email protected] if you have piece 138F. I will pay $$$$. Thank you and good luck!

    • Tomas Samoka says:

      There Are 42 of these pieces made chances are 76,000:1 which makes this a semi-rare piece worth $.5k-$1k, but the real rare piece is the 137F costing $6k$10k. Still looking for the 138F.

  58. I have 145G. I am willing to sell it for $200. So if you have 142G, you can get your $10,000 Jet Ski prize. Email me at [email protected] if you are interested in buying this piece.

  59. I just opened a ticket containing the semi-rare/rare game piece #131E. I’m looking for someone that is either interested in my piece or that has #134E.

  60. I need 131,134,167,177,184,174

    I’ll trade
    109,111,112,115,116,135,136,139,149,195,196,198,199,200,201,203,206,208,210,211,212,214,118,119,120,121,123,124,127,141,143,144,151,152,182,155,156,148,149,161,162,189,192,193,194,164,166

    please call or text to 856-979-7556 or please call or text to 856-979-7553

    • The only rare piece that I have is 131. I see that you also need the other one 134. I don’t have anything of value to trade, but if you can think of a deal for 131, then let me know.

      • Christy Anderson says:

        i have 145g 147h and 137f trying to find someone willing to split if they have the other one peace i need for each… 8056020719

  61. I have piece 147H looking to buy 146H or make a deal

    email me
    [email protected]

  62. John Escritor says:

    Hello I have 105A. I am selling this piece. I have Everything for the million except 107A. Anyways im selling this piece for 200 or best offer. Email me [email protected] if youre interested.

  63. I have 131E if anyone has 134E and wants to split 50/50 let me know

  64. I have # 131 for sale only if you have # 134 make offer. [email protected]

  65. I have 105A. Anyone has 107A? Share prize? Buy the piece?

  66. Helloooooo, I need just 107 A , someone want to split the prize? If you have the 107 A, PLease send me a message . 50./. I SPLIT my cell 5082317488 , thanks.

  67. Hello, I need just 107 C , if you have, PLease send me a message, I split de prize, 50./. my cell for message 5082317488 thanks.

  68. Anyone have 107A or 1740? Email me at [email protected] if you want to work out a deal/split. Thanks and goodluck

  69. Hello. I am looking for…

    153j
    167n
    107a
    174o
    202w

    If anyone has any of these, please notify me. I am willing to trade my extra pieces. I have a big full of extras.

  70. Hi everyone, I have 110B and I’m looking for 113B. If anyone has this piece and would like to split the prize please email me. Thanks, [email protected]

  71. Hello,
    I have duplicates of quite a few pieces. I am interested in trading for any of the following:
    105, 107, 110, 113, 117, 122, 125, 126, 131, 134, 137, 138, 139, 142, 145, 146, 147, 153, 158, 160, 165, 167, 179, 184, 188, 191, 197, 202, 204, 207, 213

  72. I have 105A and the rest of the pieces for the million besides 107A. Email me if you’re interested in buying or have that one rare piece everyone is looking for!

  73. I have 105 need 107, 25-75 split in your favor, that’s $460,000.00 to you, I am not greedy I can do a lot with $155,000.00. Email [email protected]

  74. I have 122C. Looking for 117C. Willing to trade. Please drop me an email at [email protected] with the 117C picture image that you have

  75. I have 105A and 137F for sale.
    Asking $200 for 105A and $100 for 137F.
    Send me an email and ill send the pictures of the pieces for verification.
    You can pay me through paypal to make it easy and secure. My paypal email is different than this one, so send me an email first.
    [email protected]
    Thanks!!

    Angela

  76. Delores, thank you for responding to my post. If you have 117 I can supply the other tickets needed for the 100,000 call or text me at 609-675-5578 (IXOYE)

  77. Hello! I am looking for the following…

    105A & 107A
    110B & 113B
    117C & 122C
    125D
    132E & 134E
    137F & 138F
    142G & 135G
    146H & 147H
    153J
    158K
    160L
    165M
    167N
    177P
    179Q
    174O
    184R
    188S
    191U

    Let me know if you’ve got any of these and we can work out a deal!! Thank you!

  78. Have 147H for sale. Offers? eBay took my listing down.

  79. I have bought many monopoly tickets on ebay, and one thing I noticed is how often the posts get taken down. The post will disappear and the person will just not send the tickets! I have had this happen to me 4 times! So don’t get them from ebay. I think ebay keeps taking the auctions down.
    I have bought them from this other place, monopolytickets.tictail.com. Fortunately since their not through ebay the posts never get taken down. All the times I bought from them they got the tickets to me pretty fast and had great communication. I would highly recommend getting them there instead of ebay.
    Good luck everyone! Hoping for that 107A!

  80. Larry Miller says:

    Willing to sell #110,make offer [email protected]

  81. Larry Miller says:

    Willing to sell#110 make offer [email protected]

  82. Larry Miller says:

    I have #110 willing to sell,make offer. [email protected]

  83. I have 2 semi rare pieces 110b and 126d. I’m willing to sell and or split prizes if someone has the other piece. Email me. [email protected].

    • Hello everyone,
      To make this short and sweet I have doubles and triples of so many tickets if you need them!
      I need the following

      105 & 107
      110 & 113
      117& 122
      125 & 126
      131 & 134
      137 & 138
      142 & 145
      146& 147
      153 & 158
      160 & 165

      Please email me if you have them or need anything that’s in these category’s not listed above!

      [email protected]

      Thank you!
      Laura

  84. I have both semi rare pieces 126d and 110b. If anyone is willing to buy or split email me. [email protected]

  85. If anyone has 107a I’ll split the million with you, I have the rest

  86. I have 145G and I am looking for 142G to complete prize
    Contact me if you can help

  87. In search of piece 146H willing to pay $

    Thank you!

  88. You guys really trade this stuff! If so I have multiple of all the commons… So basically It breaks down to im missing 2 of every prize that is valued over $10,000 and 1 of every prize that is valued under $10,000. If you are missing more than that let me know and I will help you out, no charge. Just respond.

  89. Hi, I am looking to sell my 145 G game piece. Send your best offer to [email protected].

  90. I have 110B – need 113B for the $500K vacation home. If you have 113B but still need 110B, want to split the award?

    • Yeah, sure! Someone has the winning “ticket” and you want to split it with the non-winner.

      • I know that the 110 is semi-rare. If someone has the 113 rare ticket, but doesn’t have the 110 near the end of the game, then I have it for a share of the winnings.

  91. Hi there! I am looking for the following pieces and am interested in trading if I have some you need. Please email me at [email protected]

    103
    105
    106
    107
    110
    113
    115
    117
    122
    125
    126
    131
    133
    134
    137
    138
    139
    142
    145
    146
    147
    152
    153
    158
    160
    165
    167
    179
    184
    188
    191
    194
    197
    202
    204
    207
    213

  92. I have 110b if anyone wants to make an offer let me know: [email protected]

  93. I have 105A if anyone is interested in purchasing it. I live in the Seattle area.
    Thanks

  94. Does anyone have:
    -105A
    -107A
    -108A
    -110B
    -113B
    -115B
    -117C
    -122C
    -125D
    -126D
    -131E
    -133E
    -134E
    -137F
    -138F
    -142G
    -145G
    -146G
    -153G
    -158K
    -160L
    -165M
    -167N
    -177P
    -179Q
    -174Q
    -184R
    -188S
    -191U
    -197V
    -202W
    -204X
    -207Y
    -213Z

  95. Does anyone know what states this particular game is covering? I am in NJ.

  96. Hi All!

    I have all pieces except the following semi-rare & rare numbers below.
    Looking to buy if anyone has and wants to sell. Thanks!

    105A, 107A
    110B, 113B
    117C, 122C
    125D, 126D
    131E, 134E
    137F, 138F
    142G, 145G
    146H, 147H
    153J
    158K
    160L
    165M
    167N
    177P
    174O
    179Q
    184R
    188S
    191U
    197V
    202W
    204X
    207Y
    213Z

  97. I am looking for 117C. If you have it text me at 609-675-5578 Thanks. Sincerely, Lance

  98. I am looking for 133e and 134e

    I have:
    111b
    112b
    120c
    132e
    144g
    155k
    163m
    193u
    209y

    for trade, or we could work somthing out.
    [email protected]

  99. Hi,

    Willing to buy 131E and 134E, please send picture and price(or trade) to [email protected].

    Thank you

  100. So I checked four websites and found five people who said they have 107A. Since there is only three out there, two people are full of crap. And the chances that out of the 100’s of millions of pieces, all the rare 107A’s have been found and those three people have visited these sites to find the semi-rare piece because not one of them would do what any of the rest of us would do if we had it and buy cheap grocieries until we got the semi-rare piece! If someone tells you they have the rare piece, they are lying. Either to make a buck off of you or just because it’s fun. And for all those out there, NO ONE is trading a semi-rare or rare for commons. We all have them. That’s why they are called commons. 🙂

    • i’m trying to find more info about the rare pieces also. what websites did you look at regarding 107A? Do you think it is true that the only three have been found already? Thanks for your insight!

      • I don’t think all three have been found. This contest is suppose to go for another month and a half. Nobody would play any more if they knew all the rare pieces have been found. A lot of people just want to say they have a rare piece. If you had 107A, would you be here talking up a storm about it?!

  101. Hi,

    Im looking for:
    131E, 134E,207Y, 204X, 197V, 1720 and 191U

    if anyone want to trade ill be happy to, my email is [email protected]

    I have:
    192U, 198V, 209Y, 196V, 161L(2),151J,101A, 169N, 135F, 205X, 183R, 149H, 196V, 118C, 157K, 206X, 149H,169N, 119C, 127D