How to Buy Donuts Economically

donutsIf you are playing this game on a daily basis, you may want to consider spending some money on premium content. The question is, where to start? Of course the first thing you need to decide is how much should I spend on donuts?

Before we even get to that point though, consider how often you play the game. If you play daily, and feel that six-months from now this game will still be a part of you daily routine, it may not be a bad idea to spend some money buying donuts.

Donuts

NameNumber of DonutsCostPrice Per Donut
Boatload of Donuts2400$99.99 / £69.99$0.04 / £0.03
Store Full of Donuts900$49.99 / £34.99$0.05 / £0.04
Truckload of Donuts300$19.99 / £13.99$0.06 / £0.04
Tray of Donuts132$9.99 / £6.99$0.07 / £0.05
Stack of Donuts60$4.99 / £2.99$0.08 / £0.05
Dozen Donuts12$1.99 / £1.49$0.16 / £0.12

Buying Donuts

The above chart goes over the options in detail, but the column you really need to pay attention to is “price per donut”. The more money you spend upfront, the better the value. Throwing down $99.99 at once may be a hard sell, but you can make that purchase go a long way. Let’s say you only spend $4.99 at a time, the “price per donut” value drops in half. In a roundabout way, that makes whatever content you spend those donuts on, more expensive.

This is how the publisher makes money. Very few people are going to spend $99.99 upfront because it is a ridiculous amount of money for additional content, even though it is the better value. So what people typically do is spend maybe $19.99 a time, because while still pricey, it doesn’t pack the same punch as a $99.99 purchase does.

Now as an example, let’s say you buy a “Truckload of 300 Donuts” (which cost $19.99) on the game every month, for five months. In cost that is the same as spending $99.99, but when you multiply (300 × 5) you only get 1,500 donuts. Great, you just lost out on 900 donuts because you didn’t bite the bullet on buying the “Boatload of 2400 Donuts” (which cost $99.99).

It sucks, but the difference between $0.06 per donut and $0.04 per donut is quite significant if you take the time to really do the math. Don’t even bother buying anything less than a “Truckload of 300 Donuts” because then you’re really getting screwed. The cheapest thing you can buy is a “Dozen Donuts” (which cost $1.99) with a price per donut value of $0.16, which quadruples the cost of premium content without you even realizing it.

Think of it this way. The person who buys a “Boatload of 2400 Donuts” would get the Squeaky-Voice Teen (at a cost of 30 donuts) for $1.20, whereas someone who only buys a “Dozen Donuts” would be spending roughly $4.80 on the same character.

If you do buy 2400 donuts, is there enough content worth purchasing? That’s for you to decide.

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12 thoughts on “How to Buy Donuts Economically”

  1. Hi fellow TSTO addicts.
    I’m hoping for a little help on buying donuts.
    1st of all I’m playing on an Android device.
    2nd I am plaing 2 towns on this device. One using a gmail ID and the other using a yahoo ID.
    My question is …
    How can I purchase donuts for the town using the yahoo ID?

  2. What about the price per donut with the golden scratch-r at each of the payouts? It feels easy to part with 99¢ every now and again…is it a bargain or a money pit?

  3. Honestly I think buying donuts isn’t a smart decision.Go with the golden scratchr . you always guaranteed something equivalent to what you’d buy in the store or more plus they’re only 1 dollar.

  4. The short answer to the question is “yes” in my opinion – but the trick is how to spend 2400 donuts, because you will go through it more quickly than you think…this is, of course, if you are a sucker like me! Also, wait for Gils Day Old Donut Deals – this will significantly reduce your costs above and beyond.

      1. Since December 2012 there have been 5 Gil Deals – not exclusively Day Old Donuts, but also reduced pricing on certain character’s and/or buildings. I have no proof of it, but I wouldn’t be surprised to see another before Halloween. If not, then 100% before Christmas. The Day Old Sales generally save you another 25%.

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