USD Offers, Screenshots, Valuations & Discussions

It’s ridiculous in SGD too.

Only logical explanation is heftier penalty if players buys T2/3 after exhausting T1 to deter urge to gamble. [sarcasm] :joy::rofl:

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Thoughts on the WS Black Friday gem deals?

Feel The Fury

[November 21, 2023]

Tier 1

Items Value
300x Underwild Coins $4.50
5x Loot Tickets $0.25
1x WE Flask $0.50
Total $5.25

Tier 2

Items Value
600x Underwild Coins $9.00
10x Loot Tickets $0.50
2x WE Flask $1.00
Total $10.50

Tier 3

Items Value
900x Underwild Coins $13.50
15x Loot Tickets $0.75
3x WE Flask $1.50
Total $15.75

Synopsis Feel The Copy/Paste Offer!

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Black Friday Super Gem Sale! [2023] - D1

[November 21, 2023]

Tier 1

Items Value
700x Gems $3.50
Total $3.50

Tier 2

Items Value
4300x Gems $21.50
Total $21.50

Tier 3

Items Value
1x 1* Master Trainer -
1x 2* Master Trainer -
Total -

Synopsis T1/T2 are subpar offers and T3 is the only good one here!

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Black Friday Offers 2023 (Web) - D1

[November 21, 2023]


Offer 1

Items Value
750x Gems $3.75
Total $3.75

Offer 2

Items Value
4500x Gems $22.50
Total $22.50

Synopsis Both offers are subpar and carry a premium on gem price. An interesting mechanic has been added to the offers - extra gems towards a chest. The idea is that different offers give you additional gems, which then get added to a chest. You can only redeem the chest once you reach a certain gem threshold but the you need to pay an additional $5 for 450 gems.

This is similar to credit card rewards system - designed to encourage people to spend more but unlike credit cards, you need to pay again to redeem those rewards. To add insult to injury, the gem price is 2x more of regular price.

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You can accumulate the gems in that Gem chest past 450. If player keeps buying ALL WS BF offers till D6, that comes to 800 gems daily from offers:

6 days = 4800 gems
Plus 200 gems free
Total 5000 gems (possible)
For the “unbelievable” price of US$4.99

But the catch is Player would have to spend $479.64 to get 72,000 gems (worth $360), to accumulate those (potential) 5000 gems and then buy them for a “nominal” $4.99 (if my understanding is correct).

Total paid = $484.63
Purchased gems (all in) = 77,000
Value = $360 + $22.50 (4500 gems) + $2.48 (500 gems)
=> $384.98
Premium on those gems => $99.65 :joy::rofl::joy::rofl:

Basically “tipping” Zynga $16.61 daily for having that BF portal. :joy::rofl::joy::rofl::joy::rofl:

My other game has this gem chest too. I don’t have to pay a cent to accumulate gems. I only need to play normally and the chest fills up on its own. It’s now at 1500 gems for $9.99. Is it a good deal? I suppose so if I am desperate for gems but I am not. So it’s still there, waiting for me to bite.

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Great work, men. Wont be buying that :poop:.

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I get the same problem.
My local currency has nosedived through 2022/2023, so all offers have become more expensive.
It used to be give or take an even 10xUSD = 329 NOK for 29 USD offer.
Now that is 399 NOK for 29 USD offer.
The interesting part is that this makes variations in how much more expensive an offer is.

The 4,9 USD has stayed at 59 NOK, up from 55 NOK when I started playing.
A 7% increase, while the 29 USD offer has increased with 21%
Which continues to make the 5/5,5 pulls in webshop that much more enticing

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I think it is just a coincidence in how they calculate prices based on conversion rate.
I get the same as just posted above, and they often “even out” the offer; so that it is now 399 NOK for the 29 USD offer, instead of it being, say, 383 NOK.
And this will hit more on some offers and less on others, and some of the lower priced offers will either be worse or better off, as they still keep rounding up/down

1,99 offer is 29 NOK = 14,6 NOK pr. USD
2,99 offer is 39 NOK = 13,4 NOK pr. USD
4,99 offer is 59 NOK = 11,82 NOK pr. USD
29,99 offer is 399 NOK = 13,3 NOK pr. USD

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I think your math is off. In the store there is a deal in US$ $29.99 for 4.5k gems, then you get 300 of the gems toward the gem chest, so plus the 200 free they gave to start would give 500 toward gem chest and you could open it

And that is assuming offers will be identical each day (I think that won’t be the case). Also, there will be more free gifts each day, it’s not far-fetched to think some of those will also fill chest in?

It is accounted for - 50x4 + 300x2 = 800 daily gems :point_down:

The idea is to not open the chest at 500 gems because you’re paying $5 for $2.50 worth of gems but to accumulate so you can get a bigger payout for less price.

That’s possible - we need to wait and see.

Let’s hope so.

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If there are free gifts 6 days in a row. It’s possible to accumulate 1200 in that chest provided it’s 200 free daily.

In this case, spending $4.99 to get those 1200 gems would be a much better deal than buying those WS BF offers to get access to that Gem Chest.

Last year’s BF offers hardly varied from D1 to the end. And the WS already existed then.

But we will see how creative the Zynga Finance Team is this year.

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Yeah, that’s what I am hoping for and would be by far the best gem to $ ratio (regarding that chest). We’ll see.

Web store was already there but just beginning (there was these 350 free gems) and it has changed a lot since then - special offers, introduction of tiered offers like in game etc. And in-game offers usually shift from Friday, when actual Black Friday happens, when compared to what was previously. I expect something like that will also happen on web store (and was kinda case for Solstice IIRC). But we wait, and we’ll see.

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Black Friday Offers 2023 (Web) - D2

[November 22, 2023]

Offer 1

Items Value
550x Gems $2.75
Total $2.75

Offer 2

Items Value
2900x Gems $14.50
Total $14.50

Synopsis T1 is nickel-and-diming now - they couldn’t add 50 more gems to it which would have made at par with standard offers (still would be lacking the 10% bonus for web stores so win-win?). T2 - subpar offer. Resist the urge folks!

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Black Friday Super Gem Sale! [2023] - D2

[November 22, 2023]

Tier 1

Items Value
500x Gems $2.50
Total $0.00

Tier 2

Items Value
2700x Gems $13.50
Total $0.00

Tier 3

Items Value
1x 1* Master Trainer Troop -
1x 2* Master Trainer Troop -
1x 3* Master Trainer Troop -
Total -

Synopsis T1, T2 both subpar offers. If you’re going to spend, better to buy the web store offers for 10% extra.

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The current Untold deal is even better, 600 gems for 2.99

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And Valhalla offer is there too, 400 gems and 25 coins for $2. AND there will be dunes tomorrow with 600 gems for $3 again.

Also it seems that Web offers are just in-game offers with ~10% gems (not even that in case of T2) and extra gems for that Dark Chest of Wonders.

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Yeah the gem looks not so attractive, but I have to say thank to Zynga/SG since I appreciate the BF freebies, hopefully for 7 days … This is generous

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Thanks very much for sharing these @mrchief . Agreed with others, these offers don’t really excite compared to other places to get your gems, seems a bit lame to me

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