Should I Spend Donuts On Returning/Discounted Characters?

I apologize for not getting to cover the National Bank of Springfield before it leaves stores…if you’re looking for quick info on it in the remaining few hours you can check out this post.

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

The spies are invading Springfield!  Yes, the Secret Agent update has hit our games.  We’ve got hacking, drones, dossiers and a shrinking donut bank account because there are LOADS of returning items in our stores just tempting us with those sprinkles!

Of course with that limited-time label it can be tempting to buy everything that looks awesome because it’ll be gone soon.  But don’t sweat it!  That’s where we come in to tell you what’s worth those donuts and what you might want to hold off on.

Wondering if you should pick up Duffman, Tatum, Lurleen, McBain, Lucius Sweet or Arthur & Gabbo while they’re offered at the discounted rate?  Well before you hit that confirm button let’s break down the pros and cons of adding each premium character to your Springfield…

Character: Duffman
Building: Duff Brewery
Donut Price:
190 Donuts, Rebate 60 Donuts, NET 130 donuts
Helps With Event?:
Yes, Earns 60 intel at the HQ/4hrs.
Previous Post:
Duff Brewery, Duffman (including tasks)
My Opinion On It Now:
This has consistently been voted the Addicts reader favorite character/building combo.  To be offered for 130 donuts is a fantastic deal & one you should absolutely take! Duffman is one of my favorites…grab him before the discount is gone!
Discount Ends April 11th…

Character: Drederick Tatum
Building: Coliseum
Donut Price:
190 Donuts, Rebate 50 Donuts, NET 140 donuts
Helps With Event?:
Yes, Earns 60 intel at the HQ/4hrs.
Previous Post:
Coliseum, Drederick Tatum (including tasks)
My Opinion On It Now:
 Meh.  Even with the discount I think 140 donuts is steep for Tatum.  However, if he’s the only character you don’t already have…grab him while he’s at the discount.  Otherwise, take a pass.
Discount Ends April 4th…

Character: Lurleen
Building: Beer-N-Brawl
Donut Price:
140 Donuts, Rebate 30 Donuts, NET 110 donuts
Helps With Event?:
Yes, Earns 60 intel at the HQ/4hrs.
Previous Post:
Beer-N-Brawl & Lurleen (including Tasks)
My Opinion On It Now:
 Great price!  Any time a character/building combo is 110 donuts…grab it!  This is a great deal on Lurleen & your chance to get an inexpensive premium character combo.  Plus she’s got some fun questlines & tasks.
I don’t have access to this offer, so not sure when it’ll expire.  So just watch your timers.  (Must be Level 48 to see the offer)

Character: McBain (Skin for Wolfcastle) 
Building: Film Set
Donut Price:
120 Donuts, Rebate 40 Donuts, NET 80 donuts
Helps With Event?:
Yes, Earns 60 intel at the HQ/4hrs.
Previous Post:
Film Set
My Opinion On It Now:
 80 Donuts for a “building” & a skin for a character is ok.  It does turn Wolfcastle into a premium character & he has some fun tasks.  But at the end of the day you’re just getting a skin for an existing character, not another character. So unless this is all you need to complete your premium Discount Ends April 4th(must be Level 31 to unlock the ability to purchase)

Character: Lucius Sweet
Donut Price: 120 Donuts, Rebate 20 Donuts, NET 100 donuts
Helps With Event?:
Yes, Earns 60 intel at the HQ/4hrs.
Previous Post:
Lucius Sweet (including tasks)
My Opinion On It Now:
If 100 donuts for a stand alone character feels like a lot, it’s because it is.  Even if he is limited time & offered at a discount 100 donuts for a stand alone character just isn’t worth it.  So unless you missed out on him during the Casino Event & it’s haunted you ever since….pass.
Discount Ends April 11th…

Character: Gabbo & Arthur
Donut Price: 120 Donuts, Rebate 20 Donuts, NET 100 donuts
Helps With Event?:
Yes, Earns 60 intel at the HQ/4hrs.
Previous Post:
Gabbo & Arthur (including tasks)
My Opinion On It Now:
 EXACT same response as Lucius….If 100 donuts for a stand alone character feels like a lot, it’s because it is.  Even if he is limited time & offered at a discount 100 donuts for a stand alone character just isn’t worth it.  So unless you missed out on him during the Casino Event & it’s haunted you ever since….pass.
Discount Ends April 11th…


And that’s it my friends, the quick Should I Buy recaps for the 6 returning/always there but discounted characters.

What are your thoughts on these discounted offerings?  Will you be purchasing any characters?  Why or why not?  Sound off in the comments below, you know we love hearing from you!

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80 responses to “Should I Spend Donuts On Returning/Discounted Characters?

  1. Duffman has disappeared, can’t find him anywhere 😦

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  2. Lurleen, movie set, and Tatum are gone. 😦

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  3. For some reason…. I’m not offered any of the oldies but goodies… i was hoping to pick up McBain and the movie set…. it is the only one i do not have…. ~pouts~

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  4. Missed out on the Duffman deal a couple weeks ago. I should have enough donuts to pick this up even cheaper now sans Lady Duff. So psyched to finally get him.

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  5. Gutted! I finally decided to spend cash to top up my donuts and then went to grab Lurleen and she was gonzo 😦

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  6. Hmmm should I buy the nerds or hank? Really really want hank, but 60 doughnuts per character and the nerds are cool (being nerdy is cool now FINALLY!!!). With KEM could get nerds now Hank later. Hmmm thoughts?

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  7. FINALLY have the chance to buy Duffman! And at a discount! 😭

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  8. I feel like this is becoming a trend of the recent events…offering existing characters at a discount rather than new premium characters. Is this a signal of the beginning of the end? Are they running out of characters to offer? It can only go so far, after all…

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  9. Tatum & Miss Springfield were the last 2 freemium/now premium characters I missed back from Whacking Day. I picked up Miss Springfield in the Casino event and so had to grab Tatum on sale. I also picked up Volcano lair on sale now too. I’m tempted by Lurleen but I think I will wait until I see how much some of the villains will be later in the event.

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  10. Funny them offering another Duffman bundle so soon after St Patrick’s Day.

    20 donuts isn’t bad for a skin, so I can live with it.

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  11. I got both Gabbo and Lucius during the casino event. They’ve been in storage until now. Not my favorites. I’m debating spending real cash to get Duffman. I spent my sprinkles on Hank and not laser sharks

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  12. Michelle Domangue

    I did not get the rebates for both my purchases. Ugh. So annoyed. No one has gotten back with me at EA.

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  13. petshopboy1980s

    I went ahead and grabbed the McBain skin.
    Figured it’s always sitting in the premium item menu and now is a better time than most.
    Had all of the others.

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