Should I Spend Donuts on the Returning Items in the Holiday Bazaar Round 2?

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 rounds 1 and 2 are in the store, Round 3 will hit on the 22nd.


Item: Marge Snowman
20 Donuts, 10 Donut Rebate, NET 10 Donuts
Earns:  .5% bonus cash and XP
Previous Post: Snowman Marge
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 getting this in the past, now is your chance for 10 donuts.  Not bad.

Item: Lisa Snowman
20 Donuts, 10 Donut Rebate, NET 10 Donuts
Earns: .50% bonus on cash and XP
Previous Post: Lisa 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 it before now’s your chance to grab it for only 10 donuts…not bad.

Item: Santa’s Little Helper Snowdog
 20 Donuts
Earns: .75% bonus on cash and XP
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: 
Meh, if you missed out on it now you can get it.  

Item: Exotic Petting Zoo
100 Donuts
What Does It Do: Just a building
My Opinion On It Now: 

Item: Wooly Bully
 40 Donuts, Rebate 30 donuts, NET 10 donuts
What Does It Do: Building
My Opinion On It Now:
10 donuts, adds some variety to your buildings

Item: Patches and Poor Violet
100 donuts, Rebate 50 Donuts, NET 50 donuts
Previous Post: Patches and Poor Violet
What Does It Do: 
Two in 1 character, like Worker Elves
My Opinion On It Now: 
50 donuts for a 2 in 1 character feels like a no brainer to me

Item: Ice Sculpture Couch Gag Scene
30 Donuts, Rebate 20 Donuts, NET 10 Donuts
Earns: .5% Bonus on cash and XP
What Does It Do: Decoration
My Opinion On It Now:
Meh, 10 donuts.  If you really like it grab it…otherwise pass.

Item: Large Iceberg
25 Donuts
Earns: .6% bonus on cash and XP
Previous Post: Large Iceberg
What Does It Do: 
Animated when tapped
My Opinion On It Now: 
Meh, personally I think it’s a bit of a donut waste…

Item: Imaginary Bear
35 donuts, Rebate 20 donuts, NET 15 donuts
Earns: Nada
Previous Post: Imaginary Bear
What Does It Do:
My Opinion On It Now:
Meh.  Never really high on NPCs unless they’re free…

Item: Reindeer
20 Donuts
Earns: .50% Bonus no cash and XP
What Does It Do: Always animated, but stationary.
My Opinion On It Now:
Another Meh item…if you like get, if not pass

Holiday Tree 

Item: Holiday Tree
75 donuts, Rebate 30 donuts, NET 45 donuts
Earns: .75% bonus on cash and XP, also earns cash
Previous Post: Holiday Tree
What Does It Do:
My Opinion On It Now: 
If your Sprinfield is missing a tree, pick this one up.  Otherwise pass.

Item: Flanders’ Frozen Car
50 donuts, Rebate 40 donuts, NET 10 donuts
Earns: 2.25% bonus on cash and XP
What Does It Do:
 A decoration, but doesn’t melt in the spring
My Opinion On It Now: 
Great buy.

Item: Dunk the Monk
20 donuts, rebate 10 donuts, NET 10 donuts
What Does It Do:
Animated when tapped
My Opinion On It Now: 

Item: Christmas Float
20 donuts, Rebate 20 donuts, NET FREE
Earns: .5% bonus on cash and XP
What Does It Do:
  Stationary Decoration
My Opinion On It Now:
If this is in your store…It’s FREE.  Adds a bonus % and it’s FREE.  Don’t be stupid, get it.

Item: Fever Cabin
 20 Donuts
Earns: .25% bonus on cash and XP
What Does It Do:
 Cabin in the woods..or the middle of Springfield depending on where you put it
My Opinion On It Now:
If you like it, get it.  But don’t expect it to really do anything.

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!

33 responses to “Should I Spend Donuts on the Returning Items in the Holiday Bazaar Round 2?

  1. Debbie Dovenbrink

    Hello, does the Fever Cabin keep it’s snowy roof during the other seasins? If not, is there any building in the game that has snow on the roof throughout the year?
    I would like to have houses with permanent snow on the roof. 🙂

    Do you think that the Snow Couch Gag Scene, once it’s molten, can be used to pretend to have snow on a building’s roof?

    Can you help, please?

  2. Round 3 must have hit while I was still up Friday morning and has two great bonus items for net $10 each, one is the anti-Simpsons devil float ($40, $30 rebate, 2.5% ) and the other is another dunking device ($80, $70 rebate, 2.75%). Candy Kevin is back for fans for net $10 ($35, $25 rebate).

  3. Dunking Device (80-70) is a available with 2.75%. Get it if you don’t have it.

  4. Flanders’ Frozen Car was an instead buy, no SIB post needed. Still can’t believe they allowed 2.25% for only 10 donuts.

    Also sucks that I don’t have the Christmas Float in my bazaar. Boo! I don’t believe I have a float but oh well. Other deals are so good, i don’t even care… much 😂😂😂

  5. Check out the new stuff in store today guys, some good bargains. I increased my percentage by 5.5 for 20 donuts spend.
    Must admit I’m starting to like this event !!!
    Just to save you asking Candy Kevin & Bonestorm Santa are NPC’s. I checked Alissa’s previous posts.

    • Thanks! I hadn’t really wanted Candy Kevin, but he is being offered at such a good deal that I was considering it, because I thought he might be a full character and I could just store him after the holidays if I really didn’t wasn’t to see him year-round. But, if he’s an NPC, I’ll probably pass (unless I decide I really want to complete that character group…).

  6. Meanwhile round three has arrived and has some real bargains for bonus hunters.

    I suggest calculating a D/% ratio (net for rebate items) where

    7.8 D/% is standard mystery box
    10 D/% is Jet Bike from the vault
    15 D/% is Shiva from the vault (figure, not the current character)
    20 D/% is what EA seems to think is normal
    Everything above 20 D/% should be really awesome. Else pass.

    So instead of ‘Alissa, where’s the SIB?’ you should be able to identify bargains vs meh.

    Of course people who populize their oceans with whales should simply buy everything 😄

    • Man… there are other reasons to buy than %!

    • What about the joy factor? To me, joy trumps bonus percentage…if something brings you joy to look at it or play with it in your town, then get out, even if it earns nothing at all.

      • Tomorrow I’ll reach 1000% c-o-m bonus. I’ve been working the last two months on it. Then I settle down a little bit, progressing slower.

        As I’ve already mentioned: ‘bonus hunters’. (Like me.)

        Of course a whale is also on my list. I bought Burns’ dragon ’cause it’s awesome.

        Bonus hunters. This was meant to be helpful, not to be a directive what to do (or not).

  7. The Fever Cabin is 30 Donuts with a 20 Donut rebate for a low low price of 10 Donuts. If you like it, or need another cabin for your Springfield, now is the time!

  8. Out of two rounds, I think the only thing I got was the imaginary bear. All of the good stuff I already had (although I might possibly buy a few pagan fences near the end of the event, just to have them on hand for designing purposes), and I’m not buying stuff just for the bonus percentage at this point, since I’m satisfied with where I’m at with that and happy to just have my percentage grow more “organically” at this point. I do hope there’s something good to buy in the third round, though!

  9. when in i spend donuts in Shiva??

  10. Got the float and frozen Flanders car. Next buy is Patches and Poor Violet. I also got imaginary bear. I like NPCs, especially those that do more like Big Claw and the Halloween creatures. I paid full price for Jesus. Just didn’t seem right waiting for him to be discounted.

  11. I don’t have Otto. Why can’t I find him to purchase him?

  12. I still do not see the Christmas float, anyone know what is going on? I am 100 % sure I do not have it yet 😂

  13. Couldn’t resist 2.5% bonus for 10 donuts (net)…got Ned’s frozen car. Not sure what I’ll do with it when Springfield is green again…maybe make an Ice Island (with ice tiles) and move the snow people there too. Wish I could move the icebergs to an inland sea as well, but no luck there.

    • I’ve put it facing the crashed prison van (that came with Gina Vendetti, I think); I’m hoping in the spring it’ll look like a car crash under my monorail.

  14. Thanks for this post. Me, like an idiot just casually glanced over the Christmas Float, not realizing the net cost was 0 (Usually, I hate spending donuts on holiday decorations of any kind). Without you guys I probably would have passed up the free .5% for no reason.

  15. I got 8 tiny reindeer. Already had 7 but they’re in my large park. It’s been designated a historic landmark and can not be changed. It was my first large project and I rather like it.
    NowI’m planning on making it look like they’re pulling the Christmas float. Their off season job. Now I need a Rudolf. Perhaps I could buy another reindeer and place one of the taller buildings with the red lights match up with his nose.

  16. Noobs
    Take advantage of the deals (especially the FREE Xmas Float)👍

    jingle jangle 🎅🎄🤶

  17. Wooly Bully is a GREAT song! EA could have used it as the sound bite for this building.
    I did this with my eight reindeers:

    • I was really hoping the train would be part of a new monorail-type system with tracks and stations. Another non-moving vehicle…my first dissapointment with this event.😞

      • At least it’s free !

      • Even If EA made it possible to run the locomotive on the monorail track, it would be nice.

        • People keep saying stuff like this, but trains and monorails run on entirely different types of tracks! That’s why they call them MONOrails! Train tracks need two rails.

          But, yes…having trains without train tracks is a bit lame (although the good one didn’t bother me as much, since I took it to be more of a decoration than a functional train). Actually, although I’ve never read or seen Polar Express, doesn’t that train fly? if that’s the case, I guess no tracks are needed! 🙂

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