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Thursday, September 18, 2014

Turn off Research in Microsoft Excel Word

There are times we might run into something that took a while to figure out but we wish we didn't waste so much time on it. This is one of those things.

If you are finding that every time you select a cell in Microsoft Excel the Research button starts looking up the contents of the cell in Bing etc, you can turn this off.

Hold down the LEFT ALT button + R
Then press R again

That's all, you can go back to work now.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

What You Need to Know Playing Maccas Monopoly 2014?

McDonalds Monopoly has started again. First of all, what are the food items that can get you a Monopoly entry?

  • Any 16 oz cold cup medium soft drink (Coca-Cola Coke, Diet Coke, Coke Zero, Sprite and Fanta) and Orange Juice;
  • Any 22 oz cold cup large soft drink (Coca-Cola Coke, Diet Coke, Coke Zero, Sprite and Fanta) and Orange Juice (“Large Cups”);
  • Any Tall McCafé® cup (Long Black, Cappuccino, Mocha, Flat White, Latte and Vienna);
  • Medium Fries;
  • Large Fries;
  • Warm Chicken Salad;
  • Crunchy Noodle Chicken Salad;
  • Hash Brown;
  • McFlurry®;
  • Grand Angus®;
  • Mighty Angus®;
  • McChamp®;
  • McSpicy®; and
  • McGrilled®.
There seems to be a larger range of prizes with "Attraction Pass" being a generic prize which can be redeemed from a number of attractions but don't hold your breath, it doesn't include Adventure World or anything like that. More like Timezone (half an hour play) and the Bull Creek Aviation Museum.

How many prizes are available?

Generic Ticket No. Instant Win Food Prize RRP each Max No. of Prizes
779AUS Chicken & Aioli McWrap $5.95 399,297
789AUS Big Mac® $5.03 931,693
788AUS McChicken® $5.03 399,297
787AUS English Brekkie Wrap $4.95 261,609
780AUS Sml Frappé or Smoothie (ex McCafé®) $4.00 1,064,792
784AUS Small Hot McCafé®Beverage $3.56 1,996,485
786AUS Sausage McMuffin® $3.04 1,330,990
782AUS Small Sundae $3.04 1,996,485
781AUS Cheeseburger $2.45 1,330,990
785AUS Macaron $1.95 399,297
783AUS Small Fries or Fruit Bag $1.00 3,327,475

But the main reason we play Maccas Monopoly is to win the big prizes which brings us to figuring out which are the rare pieces. For this year's game, the following are the rare monopoly pieces that you need for each prize.

Collect one Ticket for each of these Monopoly properties Collect to Win Prize Value of Each Max No. of Prizes
Oxford Street Jeep® $32,101.52 15
Regent Street Jeep®
Bond Street Jeep®
Strand Sharp®Home Ent $10,498 2
Fleet Street Sharp®Home Ent
Trafalgar Square Sharp®Home Ent
Park Lane UK Holiday Up to $10,000 1
Mayfair UK Holiday
Leicester Square Sea-Doo®PWC $9,000 3
Piccadilly Sea-Doo®PWC
Coventry Street Sea-Doo®PWC
Pall Mall $5K Ozsale Voucher $5,000 2
Whitehall $5K Ozsale Voucher
Northumberland Avenue $5K Ozsale Voucher
Whitechapel Road Ski Trip Up to $5,000 1
Old Kent Road Ski Trip
Bow Street Honda Dirt Bike $3,598 1
Vine Street Honda Dirt Bike
Marlborough Street Honda Dirt Bike
The Angel, Islington $2K Caltex®StarCash $2,000 2
Euston Road $2K Caltex®StarCash
Pentonville Road $2K Caltex®StarCash
Fenchurch St Station HP®Notebook $1,000 25
Liverpool St Station HP®Notebook
Kings Cross Station HP®Notebook
Marylebone Station HP®Notebook