Addicts Holiday Contest: Show Us Your Lights!

The contest is now closed.  We will be reviewing the entries and have the top ten finalists up for voting soon.  Good luck to everyone who entered! 

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

Ahh Christmas time.  Is there anything better than the smell of freshly cut Christmas Trees, Chestnuts roasting on an open fire, candy canes in hot chocolate and……another Addicts contest?!

Another contest?!  What?!  Well Tappers, I think the Christmas spirit has taken us over here at Addicts, and we’ve lost our minds YET again!  (actually did we ever have them in the first place?)  We’re giving away $175 in FREE Donuts!!!  We’ve really & completely lost our minds!

So let’s talk about this Christmas Contest (before we change our minds)…..


Christmas is coming to Springfield, have you been naughty or nice?  Let’s find out with another Addicts contest! 

Here’s the deal….

Christmas is in full swing in Springfield & to win this contest we want you to show us your holiday spirit!

Pick one area of your town* and design it to the max with Christmas decorations (there is no limit to what you can do here, we want to see your cheesiest, brightest, craziest Christmas display.  2D, 3D, premium or not just make your town look awesome).  Make it look like the North Pole exploded on Springfield!  Then…send us your screen shots (post them in the comment section below or email them to us a…just put Christmas Contest in the subject line). Best designed town, as picked by the fans, will be crowned our Homer Griswold 2014!

*The “area of your town” does not have to be your entire town.  It can be a section (like a neighborhood, the woods, squidport etc) or it can just be a building.  Of course if you want to submit your entire town that’s cool too, just remember whatever you submit will be judged.

Here’s how you win….

All designs must be submitted by 11:59pm on December 20th, 2014.  The TSTO Addicts team will go through all entries and pick the top 10 that we think are the absolute best designs.  We will post the top 10 on our website first thing Monday morning (12/22/14), and then open it up to the readers of to vote on which one they like the best.  Voting will open once they are posted and voting will close by December 23rd 2014 at 11:59pm.  The top 3 vote getters will be our big winners.  Winners will be announced on December 24th, 2014.

Here’s what you can win…

-3rd Place- A truckload of 300 Donuts (in the form of a $25 iTunes/Google Play/Amazon Gift Card)
Tapped_Out_Truckload_of_300_Donuts_Christmas-2nd Place- A Store Full of 900 Donuts (in the form of a $50 iTunes/Google Play/Amazon Gift Card)
Tapped_Out_Store_Full_of_900_Donuts_ChristmasAnd for our GRAND PRIZE WINNER
-1st Place- A BOATLOAD of Donuts, yes that’s 2,400 donuts! (in the form of a $100iTunes/Google Play/Amazon Gift Card)

 Need help posting your entry?

Don’t worry, we’re here to help!  If you’re having problems posting the image URL you can use dropbox, FlickR or another site to do this.  Just right click on the image and click copy image URL.  That link will be saved on your “clipboard”, you can then paste it in the comment section below.  Still need help?  Send us a message and we’ll gladly assist you anyway that we can!

Have fun and we can’t wait to see your inner Griswold!

Worried you don’t spend donuts so you might miss out on the great decorations?
Have no fear, this holiday update is so AMAZING there are tons of decorations you can add to your game for just in-game cash!  Take a walk in Wookiee’s Wonderland to see all of the free changes to Springfield that can help you create your own Winter Wonderland!

Still need more inspiration?
We successfully ran this contest last Christmas and had a TON of great submissions.  You can check out those on our top 10 post from last year.

And now for the BHL stuff….

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Here are the Official Rules:

Each contestant may only submit ONE entry! (no revisions once submitted.  If multiple entries are submitted by the same reader only the FIRST entry submitted will be accepted)
Valid email address must be provided when submitting an entry, this will be how we will contact you to let you know you’re one of the top 10. (email address provided in the comment form, they are not published on the blog and only viewable by the Addicts staff.)
Unfortunately, because of the nature of the Gift Cards, Gift Cards can only be awarded to Tappers in the US 18 and older.  To our friends outside of the US 18 and older you may enter the contest but an alternate prize may be awarded at Addicts discretion if a gift card for your country cannot be secured.
Void where prohibited
No purchase necessary
Addicts writers, and family members are not eligible to participate.
You must let us know within 1 week of winning which platform (iOS, Amazon/Kindle or Android) you’d prefer the GC on.
All entries must be received by 11:59PM EST on December 20th 2014
Voting ends at 11:59pm EST December 23rd 2014
Vote totals will not be seen until after contest is over.
All entries will be reviewed by TSTO Addicts writers prior to posting.
Any entry deemed by the Addicts team as not PG, will not be posted and not be eligible to participate in the contest.
Prizes are as follows:
– 3rd Place- A truckload of 300 Donuts (in the form of a $25 iTunes/Google Play/Amazon Gift Card)
-2nd Place- A Store Full of 900 Donuts (in the form of a $50 iTunes/Google Play/Amazon Gift Card)
-1st Place- A BOATLOAD of Donuts, yes that’s 2,400 donuts! (in the form of a $100 iiTunes/Google Play/Amazon Gift Card)
All gift cards will be awarded to winners electronically.
ALL Players (over 18) are eligible to enter, regardless of previous contest win.
Gift cards will be awarded for the amounts indicated above.  TSTOAddicts is not responsible for any taxes and fess that may occur outside of the rates indicated in Tapped Out by EA (Boatload at $99.99USD, Store Full at $49.99USD & Truckload at $19.99USD).
Contest winner is responsible for all taxes and fees that may occur when purchasing.
This contest is not affiliated with Google, Amazon, iTunes, EA, Fox, Gracie Films or anyone else in association with The Simpsons, The Simpsons Tapped Out, Amazon, Google and iTunes.
For a copy of the official rules email TSTO Addicts at
(keep in mind if you ask for the official rules we’re just going to resend you this list in a PDF format)

Good luck Addicts!!  We can’t wait to see your designs!

What do YOU think of the contest?  Will you be sending in a submission?  What would you spend the donuts on?  Sound off in the comments below, you know we LOVE hearing from you!

83 responses to “Addicts Holiday Contest: Show Us Your Lights!

  1. WalkinDeadHead

    This is my x-mas section of my b-town, Tuvix2

  2. Posting this at 11:18 PM EST, hopefully it’s accepted. Love the contest, good luck to everyone that submitted, and happy holidays!

  3. Here is my entry. “The Village.” Wasn’t able to get a full shot, but this is the main effort.
    Thanks for all you guys do.

  4. I sent my email from my iPad but I am not for sure if it was sent. I do not know what email it was sent from. I put my email and username in the email with my picture. Username was tburky. I hope you got my picture.

  5. Erika Fournier (BraveElfgirl1994)

    Gonna email 4 screenshots that I hope you can stitch together for me! Thanks for having an amazing site and contests!! I had alot of fun designing my Christmas Zone 🙂

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  7. It was of Santa Flanders.

  8. Hey Addicts, did you get my submission? I sent it to your email.

  9. Are there any rules for voting? Since I’m not American I can’t enter the contest, but I can vote right? You Americans are funny with your voting systems (I’m thinking of you, Florida and American Idol). Sometimes the voting doesn’t seem to be completely honest.

    • You CAN enter. Everyone can. We just can’t send gift cards at times overseas to certain countries so we find an alternative.

  10. Wow, wow, wow! I’ve been waiting for inspiration to hit before trying to come up with an entry, but, in the meantime, I’ve seen such marvelous entries here already (not to mention all the ones I haven’t seen yet because they were emailed in) that I can already tell that anything I could come up with wouldn’t have a prayer of winning. So, unless a flash of brilliance comes to me in the next few hours, I’ll probably sit this one out. Kudos, though, to all of you creative folks out there! ⭐️

  11. Hey TSTO addicts, this is my first Christmas event, I hope you’ll enjoy my modest Snow(men) Time screeny !


  12. Just emailed my Springfield! I just wanted to confirm that emailing a jpeg is a valid way to enter the contest, and I don’t need to upload it and post a comment here to enter. Thanks!