Happy 75th Anniversary Monopoly!

As the weather cools down, more family game nights will be coming up. When you think of ‘game night’ most would first think of Monopoly.

Can you believe Monopoly is now celebrating their 75th year? Parker Brothers started selling Monopoly in 1935. Since then it has seen many different editions (board games, travel games, video games) as well as some specialized ‘opoly’ games (I had a San Francisco-opoly). Still, the original has always maintained the same level of fun and interest. Almost everyone has memories of the car, shoe, dog, and hat.

Of course, we’d all like it if that money was real. What would you do if it was? It can be! Read the details for the Monopoly “Money Makes It Real” contest. Enter until 9/2 and hope your story is voted among the top 75 to be in line for the grand prize!

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Giveaway closed, winners announced here!
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WIN IT!
One reader will win their very own Monopoly game.

To enter (mandatory):
Tell me what you would spend your money on if the Monopoly money was real and belonged to you.

For additional entries leave a comment for each you do:

#Win your own Monopoly game (I know yours is wearing out and you need a new one) @cookiesandclogs Ends 8/29 #giveaway http://bit.ly/aCRzkd

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Giveaway ends 8/29/10 at 11:59 PST. Open to US residents only. Winners have 48 hours to respond before a new winner is chosen.

Disclosure: I was provided information regarding the campaign and was not compensated in any other way. The review presented here is 100% my honest opinion.

About TerriAnn van Gosliga

TerriAnn van Gosliga is the main writer at Cookies & Clogs and Driving Mamas. Born & raised in the SF Bay Area but loves to travel. She's been married to her best friend for almost 14 years, homeschools her 13-year-old daughter, and has an accident-prone lab mix dog.

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  1. Elaine Lund says:

    If Monopoly money was real, I would purchase new furniture for our living room! And go to Dairy Queen! (I have a craving!)

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  23. I would get a new car and take my family on a great vacation

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  27. Take a around the world after all the bills were paid.

  28. i would buy a lot of yarn, and save for investments if i can control myself.

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  60. I would buy agility equipment to do with my puppy!!

  61. Denise B. says:

    We would put it towards a new house that we are going to build.

  62. I’d put it towards speeding up house renovations around here…i.e. hiring someone else to do them.

  63. Richard T. says:

    I would pay down my mortgage.

  64. Sharon Harmon says:

    I would donate the money to our local humane society. They almost closed it last year due to lack of funds.

  65. EMMA L HORTON says:

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  67. sadly I would spend it on bills

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  70. if the $ was real, i’d totally use some of it towards a doula for my upcoming birth, and some to go visit my family on the other side of the country,

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  84. I would use the money to pay off my mortgage, then take a cruise! :)

  85. I would LOVE to buy my own house! I am so over apartment living! :)

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  96. Ruth Hill says:

    I would pay off all my debts–mortgage included!

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  102. Shannon Schulte says:
  103. for my boys

  104. i would use the money if it was real on a down payment for another car, as mine is always in the shop, and i feel like im throwing my money away!

  105. I would buy some properties and rent them.

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  108. Mellissa C says:

    I would buy some investment properties.

  109. i would spend the money on a new house

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  111. if the Monopoly money was real, I would spend the money on buying make-up for starting my own make-up collection, a bag and a few clothes from japanese-korean stores, skincare for my skin, music cds and the rest for gifts for my loved ones and my boyfriend!! =)

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    Oh I would love a monopoly game! My mom destroyed mine over a fight when I was 14.
    *fingers crossed*

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  113. oh no I just saw its open to US residents only. :( OH well… Good luck to all! :)

  114. Shannon Schulte says:
  115. I would pay off my credit card and give that same amount to each of my 2 children.

  116. 1. I’m an email subscriber.

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  119. I would open a college fund for my grandson.

  120. Shannon Schulte says:
  121. Natalie U. says:

    I would use the money to pay for my daughter to get her doctorate degree that she is applying for

  122. I would buy my honey a new car to replace his old van.
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  123. If Monopoly money was real, the first thing I would buy is a new camera, so I could take pictures of new grandbaby.

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  128. julie reuter says:

    if the money was real? wow, i’d pay off everything i own and retire to some tropical island!

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  138. Shannon Schulte says:
  139. My son could really use a desktop computer so I would buy that first.

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  143. I would get a new bedroom outfit .

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  148. Shannon Schulte says:
  149. I’d send it to pay off debt. Yeah…I’m exciting aren’t I? But I would be EXCITED to pay it off!

  150. I would save some, donate some and give some to my family so they could enjoy it as well.

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  153. Jennifer M. says:

    If Monopoly money were real, I’d use it to pay off my daughter’s student loans! I’m so proud of her graduating with a degree in music education! And if I had any extra, I’d take a vacation on a sandy beach somewhere.

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  162. I would pay off my house.

  163. I would spend the money on my children’s college educations, what a relief that would be! :-) Thank you.

  164. Mary Ward says:

    I’d buy a nice bookstore in a small coastal town and live happily ever after.

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  169. I would invest in a college fund

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  175. I’d spend it on a deposit on a house!

  176. To replace our depleted savings account, most of which has been spent on our home falling apart!

  177. I would use the money for a family vacation.

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  204. Jennifer R says:

    A new kitchen makeover.

  205. to have the white kitchen and family room replaced

  206. Kerri Renner says:

    A new house and car

  207. A new car.

  208. Veronica Garrett says:

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