Recent 2014 Albertsons Monopoly Winners! I made the video on 03/09/2014. List of prizes, rare pieces and winner updates @ http://www.surveyjet.net/Albertsons-Monopoly.php
Last year (2013) owners of Albertsons Market acquired Jewel-Osco, ACME, Shaw's, Star Market and the rest of the Albertsons chain.
In 2014 for the first time those stores participate in Albertson's Monopoly contest. Compared to 2013 this years game pool of available prizes has nearly tripled. It increased from $20 million to $55 million.
Previous contests offered only a single $1 million top prize. This year there are three million-dollar prizes and three $500,000 prizes up for grabs.
There are 120 prizes with value of $5000 and above. Many smaller prizes, mostly in form of grocery gift cards are also available.
Increased number of prizes seams to be a good news, but is it really? Unfortunately, with all the new shoppers being included in the mix, chances of winning anything at all have gone up along with number of tickets in play and total prize money.
It is also worth mentioning that out of $55mil in prizes only about $10mil are awarded in straight up prizes. Majority of that pool is awarded as discounts on products offered by Albertson's grocery chains. That I believe changes the perspective a bit.
Also it is worth mentioning that last year, no one won the million dollar prize. No one won the $100,000 or $50,000 runner-up prizes either. The biggest winner of 2013 Albertson's Monopoly received $40,000.
Many shoppers won smaller prizes last year, but even that has become more difficult in 2014. The chances of getting an instant-win piece good for a free grocery item have gone up from 1 in 114 last year, to 1 in 199 this year.
How about that elusive million dollar prize? Last year, the chances of getting the one "rare piece" needed to win were 81.5 million to one. In 2014 Albertson's Monopoly, even though there are three top prizes available, you have a 1 in 133 million chance of getting just one of them.
To win the prize that rare piece needs to be combined with a "semi-rare" piece, and that ads extra difficulty. Odds of finding both pieces by one person are astronomical. Fortunately in our day and age (thanks to the internet) owners of rare and semi rare pieces can easily get together and strike an agreement to claim the prize.
Thanks for reading and watching. Best of luck finding the rare pieces!