Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!
Welcome to another edition of From the Mouths of Addicts, where YOU get to sound off on anything and everything in the world of Tapped Out! This week’s post comes to us from one of our more colorful commentors, DaPimp! (in case you didn’t know Pimp also runs our Kingdoms Addicts Forum, for the Disney Magic Kingdoms game)
DaPimp thought it would be fun to take a look back at all of the Gil deals in TSTO history and ask the readers of Addicts “Deal, or No Deal?”
So enjoy Pimp’s breakdown of the deals and be sure to vote on each option, and as always don’t forget to give us your take in the comments below 🙂 -Alissa
Hey, TSTO Addicts! Your friendly neighborino DaPimp here. I thought it would be fun to take a look back at all the great “deals” that Gil Gunderson has presented to us in Tapped Out over the years. I compiled a list of deals in order of which they came into the game starting with the 1st Gil deal during the Christmas 2012 event. You might notice that you didn’t start playing until a certain point down the list, so you may not have got some of these deals from early in the game’s history.
Gil likes to show up periodically with an enticing offer, and attempt to get you to spend either real money on donuts, or those pink sprinkled donuts themselves on special items or item bundles. Some of these “deals” offer rebates where you get donuts back, and are a great time to buy certain items for a lower price. Some of these “deals” are high priced limited time items, but Gil works on commission so he is there to milk you for as much as he possibly can… and if he does, ol’ Gil is eating tonight!
Did YOU purchase any of these Gil Deals?
Chrismas Special: December 19th-22nd, 2012
Gil’s first appearance in Springfield. He offered Santa’s Village and Santa Homer for 200 donuts (the selling price) but (if you act now) he threw in the Holiday Tree (worth 75 donuts) for free!
Day-Old Donut Offer: December 23rd-28th, 2012
Gil must have gotten fired from his first gig, because he was back again the next day with a Day-Old donut deal! He was offering 25% more donuts to all Donuts purchased in the store (ie 12 donuts became 15)
A Sign and Doom: January 11th-14th, 2013
Ol’ Gil was back in January of 2013 with, perhaps his best, offer…The Volcano Lair (and Hank Scorpio) with the Springfield Sign for only 250 Donuts! Normal price on those two combined would have set you back 370 donuts!
Nerd Farm (Called The Science Fund for some Tappers): February 22nd-25th, 2013
Gil was back in February peddling a new deal….Frink’s Lab and a Homer Buddha for 250 donuts and if you acted immediately he threw in an extra $50,000!
Day Old Donuts: May 24th-27th, 2013
Gil was back again after Whacking Day with a new donut offer! This time Gil was offering 25% off all donuts purchased, because “They don’t taste good, but they purchase premium content just fine.”
Gil’s Duff Deal. Duff Brewery, Springfield Sign & Cash. 11.29.2013-12.03.2013.
Gil’s Holiday Donut Offer. 30% bonus Donuts. 12-24.2013-12.31.2013.
Gil’s Krusty Premium Package. Krustylu, Sideshow Mel, the Cannon..and for some reason Dr. Nick. 2.20.2014-2.25.2014.
Gil’s Mansion of Solid Gold Deal 6.26.2014-7.1.2014.
Gil’s Summer Donut Deal. 8.4.2014-8.12.2014 Tray of 132 Donuts ($9.99 value) and $10,000 for $7.99 / Dumpster of 576 Donuts + Premium Mystery Box (Contained 1 of select premium buildings) for $34.99
Gil’s Back to School Deal. Otto/School Bus, Monkey Bars, Teatherball & See Saw. 8.13.2014-8.19.2014.
Gil’s Black Friday Deal. A Complicated deal where every hour items were offered at discounted prices. 11.28.2014-12.01.2014.
Gil’s Cyber Monday Deal. Truckasaurus. 12.01.2014-12.02.2014.
Gil’s Holiday Donut Deal. 30% More Donuts. 12.24.2014-12.27.2014.
Gil’s Princess Deal. Castle of Equalia and Queen Helvetica outfit for Lisa. 1.15.2015-1.20.2015.
Gil’s The Homer Deal. Buy the Homer car (first time it was offered. Was offered again with Level 55 release) 3.11.2015-3.16.2015.
Gil’s Blarney Castle Deal. 3.16.2015-3.23.2015.
Gil’s Easter Deal. Easter Island God. 4.01.2015-4.07.2015.
Gil’s Pride Month Deal. Roscoe and the Ajax Steel Mill. 6.03.2015-6.10.2015.
Gil’s End of School Deal. Premium characters with Donut Rebates. (kind of like Black Friday 2014) 6.12.2015-6.15.2015.
Gil’s Summer Deal. Ice Cream Homer and Ice Cream Truck. 7.30.2015-8.04.2015.
Gil’s Muscular Marge and Shapes Deal. 8.26.2015-9.02.2015.
Gil’s Oktoberfest Deal 9.30.2015-10.06.2015.
Gil’s Halloween Deal 10.28.2015-11.04.2015.
Gil’s Tailgate Deal 02.04.2016-02.09.2016.
Gil’s Valentine’s Deal (Becky & Der Krazy Kraut) 02.10.2016-02.17.2016.
Gil’s St. Patrick’s Day, Notre Dame of Springfield Deal. 03.16.2016-03.20.2016.
Gil’s Spring Cleaning Deal. 04.13.2016-04.19.2016.
Gil’s “El Serpiente” Deal (Bandit Fort) 04.27.2016-05.04.2016.
Gil’s Duff Gardens Deal. 05.18.2016-05.25.2016 This deal had a major glitch and was lost for many tappers. It returned to the stores, for all tappers, on June 7th 2016…for 7 days.
Gil’s Donut Day Donut Bundle Deal. 06.03.2016-06.06.2016.
Gil’s Springfield Asylum Deal, 200 Donuts 6.22.2016-6.29.2016
Radioactive Man Movie Set, 150 Donuts 07.20.2016-7.26.2016
Hyperstadium + Rock Star Maggie, 160 Donuts 08.23.2016-8.30.2016.
Corporate Kickback Deals (Similar to Black Friday deals) 09.28.2016- 10.04.2016.
Gil’s Blinky Monster Deal. 10.24.2016-11.01.2016.
Black Friday 2016 11.25.2016
Yard Work Simulator + C.H.U.M. 175 Donuts 11.30.2016.
Pagan Bonfire, Pagan Hut, and Pagan Fence (x6), 170 Donuts 12.13.2016-12.22.2016
Jay G + Mansion building + Pool decoration + Goosius (NPC), 225 Donuts 1.18.2016-1.24.2017
WOW! That is a whole lot of Gil Gunderson, and his amazing “deals” over the years! I certainly passed on, and purchased my fair share of them. I expect to see a lot of “No” answers on some of those, but it should be interesting to see which deals most Addicts just couldn’t pass up. I know everybody loves Black Friday! What deal would you buy right now if it was in the game? Are there any of these that you passed up before but would get now that you have a bigger stash of Donuts saved up? What was the best Gil deal you ever purchased? Did you ever make a purchase because the dialog made you feel guilty about ol’ Gil always being down on his luck? How many Donuts are you willing to spend to have Gil himself as a character? Sound off in the comments below, you know we love hearing from you!
Thanks again Pimp for a fun look back at all the times Gil’s come to
bug visit us! As always we love hearing from you guys…so if you have an opinion or take on something going on in the game (or something that should be going on in the game), please send it along to us TSTOAddictsblog@gmail.com…