Should I Spend Donuts on the Returning Items in the Holiday Bazaar Round 1?

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

There’s nothing quite as beautiful as Springfield in the snow, is there? Yes, there’s no denying that it’s officially Winter in our pocket-sized towns as the 2017 Holiday Event blew into our towns with a major cold front!  Of course, while the town is frosty cold the store is hot, hot, hot…and loaded with premium items from Christmases past tempting us to spend our sprinkles!

As we all know, that limited-time label can tempt us 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.

This time around EA has added a Holiday Bazaar section of the store, an area FULL of rebated (and not rebated) items from holidays (and some other events) past.  If you’re not sure how to find the Holiday Bazaar in your store check out this postWondering if you should add any of these throwback items to your Springfield?  Let’s check it out…

Note: There will be 3 rounds of the Holiday Bazaar.  Right now the timer on these items is showing that they will leave stores on Jan 2nd.  HOWEVER…the next round will be added to the store on the 22nd.  So if you’re thinking about buying any of these items you may want to do so before the next round hits…just in case.

Item: Egg Nog Bar
Cost:
60 Donuts, 50 Donut Rebate, NET 10 Donuts
Earns: $105,11xp/3hrs
Previous Post: Egg Nog Bar
What Does It Do : 
Just a “building”
My Opinion On It Now:
Doesn’t do a whole heck of a lot…BUT it’s only 10 donuts and from Christmas 2013.  I’d spend the donuts for the classic building.

Item: Grampa Snowman
Cost:
20 Donuts, 10 Donut Rebate, NET 10 Donuts
Earns: .50% bonus on cash and XP
Previous Post: Grampa Snowman
What Does It Do : 
Decoration, that only looks correct when the snow is in Springfield.  Otherwise it’s a melted mess. 
My Opinion On It Now:
If you missed out on him before now’s your chance to grab it for only 10 donuts…not bad.

Item: Elf Home
Cost:
 60 Donuts
Earns: $260, 26xp/10hrs PLUS 2.5% bonus on cash and XP
What Does It Do : Just a building
My Opinion On It Now:
Not bad for something that pays out cash and XP bonus, plus it has a relatively small footprint.  However, if donuts are hard to come by for you, I’d pass.  Save them for something betting down the line

Item: Rigellian Tribal Hut
Cost:
20 Donuts, 10 Donut Rebate, NET 10 Donuts
Earns: $75,7xp/3hrs
What Does It Do : Just a building
My Opinion On It Now:
Not bad for 10 donuts.  But if you don’t have a use for it…pass.

 

Item: Pagan Bonfire
Cost:
170 Donuts, 70 Donut Rebate, NET 100 Donuts
Earns: $135,15xp/4hrs PLUS 4.5% bonus on cash and XP
Previous Post: Pagan Bonfire
What Does It Do: 
Simpson family has a task there
My Opinion On It Now:
Not a bad price for all you get with it….BUT i’d still pass on.  It wasn’t a big fan then & I’m still not now

Item: Rigellian Shrub
Cost:
5 Donuts
Earns: Nothing
What Does It Do: Just a decoration
My Opinion On It Now:
I’d pass. Not worth spending the donuts

 

Item: Festive Trashcan Fire
Cost:
3 Donuts, 2 Donut Rebate, NET 1 donut.
Earns: nada
Previous Post: Trashcan Fire
What Does It Do: 
Animated fire
My Opinion On It Now:
Meh, it’s 1 donut.  Hard to have an opinion on something that costs 1 donut.

Item: The Wiccans
Cost:
110 Donuts, 20 Donut Rebate, NET 90 Donuts.
Earns: 1 character, but payout is triple
Previous Post: Wiccans
What Does It Do: 
Full character(s).  3 Characters, but act as 1.  (like Sheri and Teri)
My Opinion On It Now: 
Way cheaper during Black Friday…but 90 donuts for triple paying character isn’t bad.  I’m in the meh column with this one

Item: Fancy Igloo
Cost:
5 Donuts
Earns: .50% Bonus no cash and XP
Previous Post: Fancy Igloo
What Does It Do: 
It’s an igloo, what do Igloos do?
My Opinion On It Now:
Meh.  5 Donuts isn’t bad for bonus % paid (20 donuts (4 Igloos) would get you a 2% bonus), but the footprint is pretty large.  I’m firmly in the meh column on this one.

Item: Medium Iceberg
Cost:
15 Donuts, 5 Donut Rebate, NET 10 donuts
Earns: .50% Bonus no cash and XP
Previous Post: Medium Iceberg
What Does It Do: 
Animated when tapped. Ocean only
My Opinion On It Now:
Meh.  Not a big fan of this one. Another one for the meh column

Item: Snowball II Snowcat
Cost:
20 Donuts, 1 Donut Rebate, NET 19 Donuts
Earns: 2% Bonus on cash and XP
Previous Post: Snowball II
What Does It Do:
Decoration, that only looks correct when the snow is in Springfield.  Otherwise, it’s a melted mess. 
My Opinion On It Now: 
If you’re a bonus % collector, this is your best buy.

Item: Pagan Fence
Cost:
1 Donut
Earns: .05% bonus on cash and XP
What Does It Do:
 It’s a fence, it fences stuff
My Opinion On It Now: 
It’s a fence, and it’s a donut….do you really need my opinion on this one?

Item: Small Pagan Tent
Cost:
5 Donuts
What Does It Do:
 It’s a tent
My Opinion On It Now: 
Lame.  Pass

Item: Cult Flying Saucer
Cost:
10 Donuts
What Does It Do:
 Lights up when tapped
My Opinion On It Now: 
Classic episode, if you have fond memories pick it up.  Otherwise pass.

Item: Rigellian Chalk Outline
Cost:
5 Donuts
Earns: .25% bonus on cash and XP
What Does It Do:
 It’s a chalk outline….nothing. 
My Opinion On It Now:
It’s 5 donuts, do you really need my opinion?

What are your thoughts on the returning items?  Will you be spending donuts to bring any of these throwbacks to your Springfield?  Why or why not?  Sound off in the comments below, you know we love hearing from you!

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30 responses to “Should I Spend Donuts on the Returning Items in the Holiday Bazaar Round 1?

  1. I have bought kinda many Snowball II Snowcats but I just realized that my bonus % hasn’t increased. :/

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  2. I put a festive trashcan on my ice… makes me smile. 🙂

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  3. I have a feeling Noobs will enjoy choosing from past Premiums …. while us Long Time Tappers can wait for other Premiums 🤔

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  4. Wil do. Thank you

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  5. Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all! I know there are a lot of questions being asked about upcoming items and characters and you must be sick of answering them by now so I hate to be a pain, but could you tell me if I should save my donuts for Shiva or if it’s safe to spend them on the more time sensitive items. Sorry again and great job keeping up with Christmas event!

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  6. But I NEEEEED to know what an igloo does before I buy it. Haha
    (Seriously though, thanks for these sib’s)

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  7. Not sure if this has been mentioned: for those wanting to level up through crafting levels quickly, I found a trick. Buy 1 pack of 4 candy cane fencing, but if you keep placing them for 5 each, you’ll get a credit of 20 towards leveling up for each single fence. I bought 20 something fences for 100, but went up a level plus most of the next.

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    • They let you buy them one at a time for 5 thingies (are they wooden plank baby Jesuses in a blanket?) each after you buy the pack of four for 20. So you can keep on placing until you run out of thingies.

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  8. You said of the Pagan Bonfire, “Not a bad price for all you get with it.” What do you get with it besides the bonfire itself?

    Oh, wait… Were you referring to the fact that it earns cash AND has a good-sized bonus multiplier? I think the penny just dropped, lol! 🙈

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  9. Frankly my favorite review of yours is on the items which cost 1 donut. I’m laughing at every one. Thank you

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    • 🙂 It’s a long list…i started to get frustrated towards the bottom lol

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      • Off topic and not to complain but I’d rather see information on new stuff before returning stuff. Like the Peak Inn, it indicates “earns event currency” but it’s not in the info box.

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        • LOL… I always love comments that start with, “not to complain.” Here…let me make this simple. The Inn earns a minimal amount of currency. The price isn’t bad for a character/combo. It won’t help much with the overall event. But, if you like to be inclusive in your holidays…get it. Oh. Also, she is one of the “brought back to life for the game” characters.

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        • First, i go off of timers. I post things leaving sooner first. (In this case more items will be added to the bazaar on the 16th, which would make this post even longer and really drain me. So I’m breaking the bazaar up into releases).
          With regards to the peak inn, just like elf Lisa and Bart say they earn event currency and I explained in the question corner post…. they won’t earn event currency until act 2.
          That being said, and because they’ll be in the game until the 2nd, i have zero intention of writing should i buy posts about them (peak inn and elf bart/lisa) until Act 2 starts because that’s when they’ll actually have some event pros. And we’ll know how they earn the currency for sure. Hard to write about something if it’s not working to it’s full potential yet.
          So my advice, wait till Act 2. Or buy them because you like them. Nothing I would say in a sib post now will sway you one way or the other.

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  10. Bought the bonfire. Nice bonus. And it is currently keeping People warm in front of Jesus’ workshop.

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  11. The Eggnog Bar, for some reason, is one of my favorite buildings in Springfield. There isn’t anything remarkable about it, I just like it.

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    • Me too, have had it set up in front of Kamp Krusty for a long time…somewhere all those worn out campers can hang after a long day of “arts and crafts” 😓🎉.

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    • I don’t suppose they sell a vegan version of eggnog for those of us allergic to eggs and dairy?!? I know they have some vegans in town…

      Yeah, I’m getting it anyway. I’ll be like Sam in Cheers, selling alcohol he can’t drink.

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  12. I’ve posted this before, but I love the elf homes for the listed reasons: solid bonus %, income, and small footprint. They are festive with colored smoke (blue with subtle yellow and pink sparkles) puffing from their chimneys. Tapping one indicates its task is “Hunting orcs”, worth a chuckle for this LOTR fan. Finally, if you have several, you can arrange them into a mini Christmas village, which consistently makes me smile. I highly recommend them if you have spare donuts after making your big event purchases.

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  13. Snow cat frenzy!!! 🎅🍻🐱

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    • Best buy for XP% in the whole event…I bought 10 and put them in my Egyptian area. Will have to hide them when they melt, but all 10 will fit behind one building for the summer. 😁👍❄️😺❄️😺❄️😺

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      • I plan to leave them out there even for spring/summer. I have one set flanking the row of T-shaped trees that’s forming the boundary. Another set will be by the oasis. The melted blotches will still fit in when the grass returns.

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      • I went nuts. I spent every donut i had on melting cats.

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      • I did this a few years ago with some snowmen and I still can’t remember where I hid them! So even though they are still hiding in someone’s backyard, at least I know I am still getting the bonus %.

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      • I wonder if they won’t melt? I have some other ice statues that don’t.

        I have an old Snowball II ice statue in inventory, but no bonus for it. So maybe the bonus one has different melting behavior also.

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