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Fast food game has suckered me in

I want to say you can get lucky and collect all the correct pieces to win prizes whenever fast food joints, such as Burger King and McDonalds, put out games for their consumers.

I am one of those people who try to avoid chasing after pieces, eating at the same place five times a week to see if I could win, but every now and then one of the games will hook me.

The “Eclipse” game at Burger King has done just that-got me wrapped up in chasing what I believe to be fake pieces.

I think McDonald’s does the same thing with their “Monopoly game.” Maybe I am just really unlucky, but I always seem to be one piece away from picking up an ultimate prize, so to me I feel like that one piece never exited in the first place and the whole game is just a scam to get me to eat there everyday.

I mean really — I have never seen anyone around here actually win one of the big prizes like a car, money, or even free tickets to see the movie. Sometimes I feel like it is a huge scam, just drawing those who get addicted to these types of games to eat at their restaurant multiple times a week.

And lets face it, the instant winner game pieces are not much count either.

If a person instantly wins, they usually end up winning something that doesn’t cost that much anyways like anything on the breakfast menu, an apple pie, milkshake or regular cheeseburger. Why can’t those pieces give out free meals? They may have, but I’ve never seen them.

As the bigger prizes are concerned, there are so many rules listed in the fine print that you have to read over and over again to actually win.

There are a lot of games that try to use the web now. For instance, the “Eclipse” game lists codes at the bottom of each game piece and encourages you to track down your characters online.

Do I have to enter those codes to actually win?

I’m not sure, I’m just like everyone else who plays the game, I don’t pay attention to the rules and I do it for entertainment and for that one in a million shot that I might actually win something big.

Another thing is the length in which the games last. I didn’t even realize the “Eclipse” game was going on until I found a game board in my bag after running through the drive thru one night.

The “Eclipse” game ends July 18 and I am one piece away from winning a huge prize. Too bad I’ve come to the conclusion that piece doesn’t exist, but if anyone runs across a Victoria, please let me know!

There I’ve said my peace. Until next time, Later Dayz…