Should I Spend Donuts on the Returning Thanksgiving Content?

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

Gooble Gobble Tappers!  It’s nearly Turkey Day here in America…where our favorite yellow family is located…which means time for an all-new mini event themed around Turkey! Or in this case…not eating Turkey.  Of course all new anything in Springfield means there are items back in our stores…just asking us to drop our sprinkles.

Of course with that limited-time label, it can be tempting to grab everything in sight 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 add any of this returning content to your Springfield?  Well before you hit that confirm button let’s break down the pros and cons of adding these throwbacks to your town…

All Items Leave Stores November 27th

Item: BigClaw
 30 Donuts
Earns: His Game earns Prizes/Currency…otherwise an NPC
Previous Post: BigClaw, Super Safi Strategy BigClaw Game
What Does It Do : 
Comes with a mini-game, character NPC
My Opinion On It Now: 
If you missed out on him, 30 donuts isn’t an awful price to pay to get him in Springfield.  Check out the details and the game, if you think it’s something you’d like pick him up.  But I’ve had him for a year..and I’ve pretty much forgotten about him.

Item: Work From Home Station (or King Homer/Work From Home Bndl) 
60 Donuts Station alone, 110 Donuts Bundle
Earns: King Size Homer has a task there, otherwise nothing. (no bonus %)
Previous Post: Work from Home Station
My Opinion On It Now: Meh, if you have fond memories of King Size Homer go for it…otherwise I’d pass.

Item: Heimlich Machine
60 Donuts
Earns: 2.5% Bonus on all cash and XP
Previous Post: Should I Buy
My Opinion On It Now: If you have Puritan Flanders, this is fun.  But without him it’s just meh.

Item: Turkey Stuffer*
60 Donuts
Earns: Nada, but task for Homer There
Previous Post: Turkey Stuffer
My Opinion On It Now: Meh, I wouldn’t waste the donuts.

Item: Thanksgiving Balloon Bundle
80 Donuts
Earns: All 4 balloons combined 6.5% bonus (.5% Snowball, rest 2% each)
Previous Post: Should I buy; Bart Balloon
My Opinion On It Now: They’re fun, I’ve had them for years and I don’t regret it.

Item: Thanksgiving Outfit Bundle
80 Donuts, 15 Donut Rebate, NET 65 Donuts
Earns: 2 full characters
My Opinion On It Now: They were originally free, I wouldn’ t spend donuts to get them now.

Item: Caged Tom Turkey
100 Donuts
Earns: 3% bonus on all cash and XP
Previous Post: Should I buy
My Opinion On It Now: If you really wanted a Turkey in Springfield, here’s your chance.  But honestly, it’s not that great I’d pass.

Item: Piggly’s Super-Smorg & Jacqueline Bouvier
140 Donuts, 45 Donut Rebate, NET 95 Donuts
Earns: Full premium character and building
Previous Post: Should I Buy
My Opinion On It Now: Buy it.  Anytime you can get a character + building for less than 100 donuts BUY IT.

Item: Caesar’s Pow-Wow Casino and Chief
150 Donuts, 50 Donut Rebate, NET 100 Donuts
Earns: Full premium character and building
Previous Post: Should I Buy
My Opinion On It Now: Buy it.  Anytime you can get a character + building for 100 donuts BUY IT.

What are your thoughts on the returning items? Which items do you have already?  Which items will you be picking up?  Sound off in the comments below, you know we love hearing from you!

35 responses to “Should I Spend Donuts on the Returning Thanksgiving Content?

  1. Piggly’s Super-Smorg & Jacqueline Bouvier

    Caesar’s Pow-Wow Casino and Chief

    Both of these at Discount – totally worth it – but the rest? Pffft! C’mon, they were prior Freemiums and/or Premium’s not worthwhile (save your sprinkles!)

    Happy 🦃 Day gobble gobble gobble gobble everyone

  2. Is anyone missing Jacqueline? She is was available to purchase when the event started, but I didn’t have enough donuts then. Now she’s not there.

    Also, I contacted EA and they said there’s nothing they can do other than credit me some donuts. So it looks like I won’t be getting Jacqueline 🤷🏻‍♀️

  3. I don’t know why but lately the smaller events are way more fun that the longer events (and of course WAY shorter). Is it only a question of duration? Is it a question that the smaller events are easier to unlock all the prizes? Is it because of the prizes that are far less attractive? Is it because EA has lost its path? I don’t know, I don’t know. What is your guessing?

  4. I own all of these items except for the Caged Turkey and the balloons. also quick thought are they going to have the sign for the Caesar’s Pow-Wow Casino and the Indian Chief? i have one in my town and i Believe it gives you a bonus for cash and exp.

  5. Jacqueline is a great deal, but as usual I’ve not got enough donuts.

  6. Surpised you never did a one for the Mystical Pests Bundle

  7. I would highly recommend Bigclaw if you are on the fence as he can be tapped 3 times every 24 hours and gives one of three prizes (money, xp, or the pills) every tap AND bonus multiplier is taken into account. If you have the animal sanctuary he can also be used for a joint 3 Hr task with Homer that pays well and is a visual task. He’s awesome!

    • I’ve had bigclaw for a couple of years now, and I have about 700+ “pills” (pharmaceuticals) from chasing him down once a day. Well over the 300 limit in normal play.
      I remember when the Springfield heights came around with associated ads/awards/etc production, it was always pills I was in need of. Not now.

  8. Is the grandpa /Jasper quest line bug going to be fixed?

  9. David Billington

    The answer to my question is probably no but here goes anyway… Can the balloons be placed in Krustyland and if so would the bonus percentage be available in Springfield.

    • You’re correct, the balloons can only be placed in Springfield. (hopefully EA will change it in the future so there is no restriction of which items can only be placed in Krustyland and Springfield)
      I’m not sure about the percentage items, but I don’t think Krustyland items count towards the percentage for Springfield.

  10. I don’t know if anyone else has noticed but with the Turkey Stuffer it has an asterisk at the end of it so it is written as Turkey Stuffer*, does it actually mean anything or is it just a typo?

  11. Having seen Black Friday is to be mystery boxes, and knowing my luck I figure I’ll stick with Plan A.
    Despite the fact I’m almost done collecting turkey pins I want CONRAD and Quinn, and if I can Chief.
    That way I know what I get for my sprinkles rather than hoping for the best

  12. Bought Piggly’s, and immediately got the Grandpa/Jasper quest, which is stuck, as I don’t have Jasper.

  13. I bought the balloons. I have been swayed to the “dark side” of casual donut farming (Thanks Safi!!). And a 6.5% boost for 80 donuts, makes it one of the best returns on investment for a quick jump. That is 12.3 donuts per % increase…which is one of the best you can find. Even the much bally-hooed Jet Bikes are 15 donuts per % point.

    I also ended up buying Quinn…5% for 150 is 30 donuts per…but I like smart girls…and the billboard is a very small footprint.

    • (Yes, I know you know this P) Vans and billboards through the Mystery Box (6 donuts) currently average between 6.1 and 7.7 donuts per % increase, plus you can Lard Lards and some other items you can sell.

  14. Are Puriflanders&Lisahontas skins or indeed full characters?

    Smörg&Pow-Wow were instabuys PLUS the casino sign (D/% ratio on the expensive side, but it fits in).
    Thanks to this SIB i concentrate on farming now for box #7 🙂

  15. If you tap on him, BigClaw scratches, lets out a screech and runs away leaving behind cash. Also he fairly frequently gives up pharmaceuticals. Good for when you get that daily task to collect 5 of them – and you already have the max allowed via factory tasks.

  16. Mrs. Bouvier was a no brainer. I was planning to get the balloon bundle but now I’m hesitating.

    The casino and Chief is a good deal but with the character mystery box only days away I think I’ll pass. I don’t have any of the characters from that and about half come with a decoration or building.

  17. Thanks for the post Alissa. I snapped up Mrs Bouvier and Chief within seconds of them becoming available (due to the iOS glitch, I had sufficient mulling time). I’m now contemplating the balloon bundle; I consider <20 donuts per percentage points on anything to be a good deal. I’m just not sure what to do with them… (like a mule with a spinning wheel).

    • I’ve seen some people put together Macy’s style Thanksgiving Day parades using those balloons and various floats, etc. in their Springfield! 😀

      • I have been tempted by that, I haven’t seen an example. Since cars can’t go on the road, I’d need to clear a large area for pavement and I don’t really want the other holiday floats in my parade, so I dont know how it would work to my satisfaction. Plus, people dont tend to venture out much anymore when visiting, load times are so long, so it seems like holiday decorating should be around the Simpson house if you want people to see it, yes?

        • Or, you could temporarily move the Simpson House to where you have your most favourite design. That way it would still let your neighbours see your design.
          (Plus if you currently have the Simpson House placed next door to Flanders, I’m sure Homer will be happy to have some time away from Flanders) 😛
          I like the balloons, especially the ‘Santa’s Little Helper’ balloons, because I love animals 🙂

        • I guess, but I decorate for myself, first, then for others.

          And, I’m happy to report that, ever since I got my new tablet, I can zip around my neighbors towns lickety split! 🙂

  18. I tap my BigClaw every day, three times. Each 24 hours he gives experience or capsules (one thing each tap) and runs around like a maniac. It’s not much but it is free stuff and that is so rare that he gives me a thrill to see him slouching around my town.

  19. Bouvier or the chief, can’t decide

  20. Bigclaw is so much fun when he is fighting Homer and I always chase him whenever I stumble upon him.

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