Ultimate Premium Guide

Just make a purchase from the donut store? Or maybe you won big at the Golden Scratcher? Now, you’ve got those donuts burning a hole in your pocket but with so many premium additions to the game you just aren’t sure which one(s) you should purchase, or even where to start! Well you’ve come to the right place. The Ultimate Premium Guide will break down all of the current premium items available and show you where you’ll get the most return on your purchase.

Need a donut refresher?  Check out these posts:
Free Donuts:  Everybody Wants Em but How Do I Get Them?
You Want How Much for Donuts?
Are You Sure? Confirm Donut Spend
Bonus Level Up
XP/Donut Farming…aka Spending In-Game Cash for Donuts

Looking for a little guidance on how to spend your donuts? Check out these great posts:
Addicts Q & A- Top 10 Donut Must Buys
132 Donuts & a Wookiee
Hit & Miss: Addict Reader Best & Worst Character/Building Combos

Should I Buy?

PREMIUM INDEX
(A list of every premium item in TSTO with a link to the Should I Buy posts)

The Vault

Gil Deals

I’m a bit behind on creating the images.  Here’s a quick link to the Should I Buy posts added recently, without images:

Frank Grimes & Forgotten Grave
Marvin Monroe Tombstone
Coach Krupt & Springfield YMCA
Vesuvius Pizza
Stacy Lovell & Malibu Stacy HQ
Stacy’s Dream House
Stiletto Sculpture
Lisa Lionheart Display
Laura Powers and the Powers House
Homer’s Ballet
Herb Powell and Powell Motors
Herb Powell’s Mansion
Springfield Gorge & Daredevil Bart
Stunt Bike
Maison Derriere & Belle
Old Gray Mare
Plato’s Republic Casino & Johnny Tightlips
Plato’s Fountain & Chalk Outlines
Hungry Hun & Uter

Remember: You can always search a premium character by using our search tool

If you see any others that are missing, please let me know in the comments below.

Click on the image to go to the Should I Buy Page for that Character/item

Stand Alone Characters:

Arnie Blue-Haired Lawyer Bumblebee man Dr Nick
french waiter Funzos hans moleman Jimbo Jones 
k9officer kearney Rich texan Santas little helper 
sherri and terri squeaky voice teen

Building Character Combos:

beernbrawl and lurleen bowlarama and barney coliseum and tatum community center and jasper
craazy cat house and cat lady cracker factory and luann Duff Brewery and Duffman filmset mcbain
Florence of Arabia and Princess Kashmir Frinks lab and frink happy-sumo-and-akira jessicalovejoyresidence    
kamp krusty and kamp bart
 krustylu and Sideshow Mel lotto n liquor and dewy lugash gym and lugash 
manjula and apus apartment
 Petshop jub jub preparatory school and greta Rancho relaxo and don vittorio 
Rocketcar and lampwick
 school bus and otto sleep eazy motel and miss springfield stu disco disco stu 
unfinished shed and chester
 volcano lair and hank scorpio

Buildings:

Asia de Cuba aztec theater clamphitheater Duff stadium
Fireworks candy and puppydogs lard lad douts museum of natrual history observatory
Open Air Stage shortys sprawl mart Try N Save

Decorations:

2014-10-08 12.30.28 BBQ Pig bonsai tree cracker fountain
DMV Limo murderpuss quimborghini Robbytheautomaton 
shiva statue
 sumatran century flowerdecorations part 1 decorations part 2 decorations part 3

Squidport:

Fiddler Fire Eater handsome pete juggler mime Ferris Wheel planet hype Duff Party liner knightboat mayflower whale
squidport decorations

Krustyland:
itchy mascot scratchy mascot eyeballs of death Mount Krustmore one plate maximum buffet Unoriginal Log Ride Duff fountain krustyland decorations

If you’re looking for Limited-Time Should I Buy advice check out the Event Page for the premium breakdowns on the latest Limited-Time Premium additions to TSTO.

Happy Tapping!

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157 responses to “Ultimate Premium Guide

  1. Will you do a Belle review you know the masion derrière
    Or what ever it is lol I really want it
    Never purchase anything though without coming here first
    She wouldn’t be voiced I’m guessing hoping for a cool
    Long story line and some character interactions
    We all remember MoleMan and the bow and arrow from the ep
    Maybe a mob of characters can trash the house

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    • Nope never going to do one. Not. At. All. 😉

      Yes. One will be up eventually. It just hit YESTERDAY. As did a bunch of limited time Monorail premiums…those will take priority over Level 57 stuff

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  2. Would the Tire Fire or Jet Powered Bike be the better buy? They seem about the same. Thanks.

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  3. Arrgh yes love this guide really helps with the final decision
    Helps prevent you from buying a dud item
    Really appreciate it the detailed information is terrific
    You give us

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  4. Should i buy premium items which increase overall percentage of cash/xp or a building which earns cash? Like aztec theatre which earns only cash OR tire fire which gives 2.00% increased xp? Does adding tire fire likes increase our cash too?

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    • I always like adding bonus multiplier items because it increases cash and xp on everything in your town

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      • I have around 400 donuts. What do you suggest to buy? I am a freemium player, so 400 donuts have been hard to come 😀
        Thanks. You are great 👍🏻

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        • Twonicorn. 😛

          Go through and see what would make YOU the happiest to have. If it is something there from a Level, it will always be around so you have plenty of time to decide. If it is an Event item, you may want to take a closer peek. Just think of it as this… in 3 months, will YOU still be happy with the purchase?

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  5. Im wondering about buying the hungry hun . is it worth it compared with the other premiums?

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  6. Do i need to reach a certain level to unlock otto? I have the 120 donuts but i cant find him anywhere??

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  7. FYI: the Lard Lads donuts link is broken. It takes you to the page for museum of natural history instead.

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  8. For any new players reading this post wondering what to buy …

    DO NOT BUY:
    1) Kearney
    2) Squeaky Voiced Teen
    3) Blue Haired Lawyer
    4) Tire Fire
    5) Channel 6 News Van
    6) Itchy and Scratchy Billboard
    7) Lard Lad Donuts

    You will almost certainly win all of these for free in a Mystery Box that you get for playing 5 consecutive days.
    The Lard Lad can be quite rare, but it will come eventually!

    (Did I miss any premium prizes out?)

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    • I think this is great. I’ve gotten the rare Lard Lad three times, but still no News van. I wished I’d waited on Kearny and SVTeen, since I bought before the update to the mystery box.

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  9. You are missing Jimbo Jones and I think a couple of others.

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  10. I have to say, your guides have been so awesome. From the events walkthroughs to the background reminders of the new items, you guys are just awesome. My 1 question/request, will you guys be updating the premium guide? I just bought some donuts and I really want to spend them efficiently. At 727 donuts, I have a lot of options, I’ve been analyzing like crazy and cant really decide. Literally, brain explosions lol

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    • These guides are up to date, they show all of the premium items. Our top 10 is probably the best guide beyond that

      https://tstoaddicts.com/2014/01/01/qa-the-addicts-team-top-10/

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      • Hi Alissa, sorry if I was not clear. I was wondering if some of the older premium items might someday have the newer reviews you guys are doing now with the premium/freemium opinions. Just wondering is all. Thanks again with all your team’s hard work!

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        • oh ok. It’s possible…depends on it I get the time to redo them lol. Lots of work go into them and often times my opinion doesn’t change on the items, even with the newer stuff.

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    • Dave, I know my opinion won’t tally with everybody’s but here’s my experience.
      I bought a boat load of donuts and bought a few things. Here’s my take on them

      Good to bad:
      Prof Frink – I love this guy, his sayings and outdoor tasks are great. 10/10
      Dr Nick – His quotes are the best in the game 10/10
      Duffman – I love Duffman, love everything about him 10/10
      Moleman – He’s funny, couldn’t imagine my Springfield without him 10/10
      Disco Stu – Great questline, good quotes and good outdoor tasks 9/10
      Jasper – Great outdoor tasks and some good quotes 9/10
      Barney – has imo the best outdoor task of the lot 9/10
      Otto – It’s Otto. And the school bus. 9/10
      Bumblebee Man – Hilarious outdoor tasks 8/10
      Sideshow Mel – Has a few funny tasks, but a little bit disappointing 7/10
      Luann – Has a good questline 6/10
      Lampwick – I like the rocket car, but probably wouldn’t buy him if I had my time again 5/10
      Manjula – Has an ok questline 5/10
      Brandine – Her kids take an absolute age to birth and she doesn’t do a great deal 4/10
      Lurleen – OK-ish questline, and good building but apart from that…. 3/10
      Akira – He makes bonsais. They’re a bit rubbish. 1/10

      Obviously, don’t buy SVT, BHL or Kearney – you’ll get them in a Mystery Box eventually

      That’s just my opinion, for example I know some people love Akira. So make your own mind up, but about 3 months on that’s my take on the people I bought. (I haven’t included any limited time items).

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  11. Lard lad’s n shorty’s have wrong links too…I’m not nit picking..I’m Just trying to decide what to spend my precious donuts on…

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    • The links are being temperamental with us. In the meantime use our awesome SEARCH tool in the main menu bar to locate anything on our site using Google. 😉

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  12. LInks are good now.. Thanks!!

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  13. FYI…I’m still seeing the wrong links on camp bart and the others underneath and in the left column.

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  14. FYI..I see wrong link on camp bart and more,underneath camp bart,all in the left column.

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  15. i want to report a mistake here =D
    Happy Sumo and Akira doesnt cost 10 donuts ( would be happy if it was =d) but in this list it says so… :d
    (sorry for my english xd)
    Greetings from the Netherlands 🙂

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  16. HI I now have 256 donuts but I really don’t know what is best to go for as it takes me ages to earn enough money to buy buildings when a task is asked ive only now been able to buy d’amico summer home after atleast 3-4 weeks of daily play any advice on what to get PLEASE.

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  17. Hey! Have you done SIBs for the newer premium items, like Hungry Hun, Happy Sumo, Apus Apts, Unfinished Shed, etc? Thanks!

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  18. I’ve saved up 130 donuts and only 1 premium character (Otto). I would like to buy some more. Who would you recommend I buy or should i wait until later

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  19. have you guys made a list of which items give you money multipliers? Ive been playing since the beginning and some things ive had in storage I have found now add to the multiplier and id like to have them all out.

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    • You are on it…right now…this very same one you are commenting on. As there is a lot of info needed for each item they are all linked separate. Most of the Premiums do offer one. Just tap on the name on the list and you will see. 😉

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  20. Rudolph Dembinski

    I purchased something with donuts but didnt place it immediately so how do I find it?

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  21. After holding onto to around 156 donuts, I finally decided to spend them and I’m really mad about that decision. I tried the Homer Buddha twice for luck and…I got two burning bushes. I then opted to get Bumblebee Man so I at least got a premium character, then tried a few more times with the Homer Buddha…picket fences, mystery box (with more decorations), and MORE burning bushes.

    This is exactly why I’ve not been happy with TSTO over FGTQFS, they don’t make the enjoyable events as often; but they also really mess you around over the premium stuff, whether it’s constantly turning off the approval about donut spending to the mystery box/Homer Buddha giving out poor quality prizes.

    Depending on what their September update is going to be like, I’m on the verge of getting rid of this game because it had been off to a good start, but given how much FGTQFS has proven how inferior this game is, I’m just bored and no longer happy with it. 😦

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    • Homer Buddha is a risk. You are guaranteed premiums, but at ALL levels. The better wins are a lower percentage possibility.

      https://tstoaddicts.com/2013/08/23/homer-buddha-says/

      This is why we strongly caution at all times to use those donuts wisely and save your pink sprinklies as much as you can until something really good comes along and sparks your eyes. Those chance items like Homer Buddha, scratchers, etc…are just that…chance. Play at your own risk. Sorry your payout wasn’t what you wanted.

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      • It’s ok. I’m just annoyed at myself and the game that I allowed myself to think the Homer Buddha would be useful and get something for less. Taught myself a lesson through it, and will be more thoughtful in the future. But whether that will see how things pan out with this game will be another thing, but only time will tell.

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  22. I have finally got 145 doughnuts but now have no idea what to spend them on!!!!

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    • Stuff. 😉

      Make a list for YOU. What would make YOU happy to have. If anything…save them. See what the next Event or Level brings first. The items there now will always be around. 😉

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      • Good idea, will defo keep an eye out. Was going to get Otto but now I have enough I feel a little like a kid in a candy store lol

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  23. My premium items are not giving me extra money or xp, does anyone know how to fix that?

    Thanks 🙂

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  24. Did any of you notice that the Jet Engine Bike now has been downgraded? It used to be a 2.25% bonus (for 30 donuts that was the best value). Now it’s just a 2.0% bonus (still a good value, but I bought it when it was still 2.25%). The Devil float still is 2.5% bonus for 40 donuts, which I think makes it the best value in terms of % bonus for donut. I think these items came out after you made these posts, as at that time the best bonus was 2.0% for 40 donuts (Channel 6 Van, police car, etc.)

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    • Yup, a lot of the posts need to be retooled because of changes. Many of them were done last summer, so they need to be updated a bit. Just waiting for a lull in the game so we can focus on retooling those instead of current updates. 🙂

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      • If they change the bonus payout for something AFTER you purchased it, so you still get the originally advertised bonus payout? It doesn’t seem like it would be fair for them to change the payout bonus for something you purchased under different terms…

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    • Jet Engine Bike is the best from what I can see at the time I’m making this comment, since if you were to buy 3 floats (120 donuts) you’d only get 7.5% but 4 bikes (also 120 donuts) would get you 8%.

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  25. I’m looking to get some premium bits, and to that end will be getting some d’nuts but apart from the golden scratcher, which package is the best value donut to real cash wise?

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    • Well the Boatload gives you the lowest cost per donut. But it depends on what you’re looking to purchase premium wise. Generally the best deals come when Gil arrives in Springfield with a discounted donut offer. Last one was in December and if history repeats itself we may see another one in May. But if you can’t wait till then…especially since there’s no guarantee it’s coming…
      A boatload of 2400 donuts gives you a cost of $0.04/donut
      A store full of 900 donuts gives you a cost of $0.05/donut
      A Truckload of 300 gives you a cost of $0.06/donut
      A Tray of 132 gives you a cost of $0.07/donut
      A Stack of 60 gives you a cost of $0.08/donut
      And a Dozen gives you a cost of $0.16/donut

      Hope that helps!

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  26. I am in a very big dilemma. I have 67 donuts and I am on level 24 I want to buy something besides a decoration and I can’t afford buildings. I have narrowed it down to three, Kearny, Squeaky Voiced Teen and Hans Moleman. I have all the buildings in Springfield except the Aztec Theater. What should I buy?

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    • I would say to wait on SVT only due to the fact that you may still get him in a mystery box. It is how I got him. Moleman is quite amusing and I like Kearney too. Aztec never was exciting to me…but that is just my opinion.

      Dunno if it will help, but here is our Top Ten picks.

      https://tstoaddicts.com/2014/01/01/qa-the-addicts-team-top-10/

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      • I personally don’t care about amusing stuff because I am a low level so I just want whoever will help me the most.

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        • Well a character with have many tasks that will earn you money faster than a building. Any multiplier involved will help you gain money faster too

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        • Hmm if you’re not concerned about what’s funny etc and just want extra cash and XP, then you might be better off getting premium decorations. The premium decorations add a bonus % to all cash and XP in the game. The best decorations right now are the mini nuclear war head and the channel 6 news van. The warhead is 45 donuts and offers a 2.25% bonus on all cash and xp in the game (meaning if you tap Gulp n Blow to collect rent instead of $100 you’ll earn 102. Channel 6 news van is 40 donuts and offers a 2% bonus on all cash and xp in the game. BUT the benefit to this is it also unlocks another task at Channel 6, Live News Report.
          So while a premium character will earn you premium rates (50% more on cash and xp for Jobs/tasks they do)..the decorations will offer a bonus % on ALL cash and XP which in the long term could benefit you more. So even if you send a premium character on the 24hr task (which earns $1000 and 225xp) you’ll only make $1000 and 225 xp every 24hrs. BUT if you have the premium decoration you’ll earn more than that between all of the bonuses you’ll pick up on the buildings and tasks you send characters on.
          That’s my opinion anyway. Hope it helps! 🙂

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      • Thanks for all the help and I decided to either get Hans or Kearney now the questions is which one to buy?

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      • Wait… I thought you can only buy Hans in Homers Buddha and by the way I don’t buy those. AHHHHH so confused

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        • ah you’re right i’m sorry! I forgot. Mystery box can give you a homer buddha which in turn can give you hans…which is how I got mine. I’m sorry to confuse you!

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      • Okay good. Thanks so much for the help and I decided to buy Kearny! I hope it’s worth it.

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  27. Little fault on the stand alone characters list..
    The “Mime” should have “(squidport)” included in his link, though the “(squidport)” is a seperate link, linking too the “Squicky Voice Teen”.

    Further an amazing intresting and handy list !!

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  28. Erika Fournier (BraveElfgirl1994)

    I would like to see a “Top 10” list of your favorite premium items! I think it’d be really helpful for those (including me) having a hard time deciding which items to get, since there are just so many to pick from.

    Thanks so much addicts! Hope to hear back soon.

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  29. I have 226 donuts and no premium items except Aztec Threatre. What do you recommend I buy with these donuts?

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    • That’s a tough one…honestly…wait. The new Holiday items will be dropping soon and with it a LOT of new premium limited items. So I say wait a lil bit and see what cool new stuff will arrive first, then decide. 🙂

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  30. Hi fellow addicts, your Ultimate Premium Guides are really helpful!. Very organized, complete and easy to navigate! Thank you & keep up the great job on your superior blog! Cheers!

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