So I've been hanging around on the DD thread
since after Christmas. There is so much to learn there! Everything in my thread is built on the knowledge I gained from the DD stalkers. If you have general questions about calculating your complete your set discount (CYS) or how the daily deal (DD) rotation works, I highly recommend heading over to that thread, where there is a large amount of incredibly knowledgeable people to help you. They also have the link to the DD spreadsheet, which is where all of my information comes from. I wanted to create this thread so that I can share the deals I am finding all in one spot, so they don't get overlooked on the DD thread. You'll probably see me mention SPV - that's sim point value. SPV is the amount your item(s) is(are) actually worth in the CYS discount formula.
All of the deals I am posting are based on formulas from the DD thread, as well as the belief that the DD rotation will cycle through one more complete rotation. As the DD stalkers say,
DISCLAIMER: The spreadsheet is not a guarantee of when or if the deals will be offered. We do not work for the Sims 3 store and do not have any insider information as to when deals will be offered.
So if I end up being wrong about the DD rotating again, then you and I will both be very disappointed!
Getting deals this way requires a lot of patience, but I've had a lot of fun figuring them out, so I hope you will benefit from my toodling around. And of course, what works best for me may not work best for you depending on what you already own of certain sets. But if you're like me and do not own much of anything- this should work for you.
For those who are very new to cascades and DD stalking, there are a couple of often discussed cascades- Animals Abound & the Gothic Glamour. I've tried both- Animals Abound definitely works. This is how it goes:
buy one single item worth about 25 sp to initiate the CYS discount (I bought the fuzzy friend's lamp post (dd#293 for 7sp), then buy the Animals Abound Playground set for roughly 375 sp. Now go download the Tip top toddler set & Kids 2010 sets for free. This is a true glitch in the store, so all cascades do not work like this, but it is a glitch that everyone should take advantage of!!
Sadly the Gothic Glamour cascade has broken down- here is how it works now for reference: bought the statue for 25 SP, then the home office for 380 SP, then the GG Living room + home office collection was 40 SP, then technophobe was free (woo), and it is currently showing Oh My Goth! as costing 275 SP (not free like I was hoping for). So I had a 445 SP investment. Currently the daily deals can get you the same stuff for only ~425 SP by waiting for DD # 270 (gothic glam sofa- 48/99) and then getting Technophobe on DD#394 for an estimated 372 SPs. ***you may be able to get these items for even less using the dd rotation, but I have not spent that much time looking into it since I already own them***
Onto the deals!
If you already own the Chicken Coop- the Country Livin'
set will be free when it pops up on DD# 450
If you tried the Gothic Glamour cascade like me- May 2012 compilation
will be free when it pops up on DD at #395, #454, & #436 I believe
If you own Club Vaindenbrger Relaxation- Gentleman's Lounge Collection
will be free at DD# 307
If you've done the Animal's Abound Cascade and own Itadikamisu/Best of 2012 collection and are purchasing zen again for the World Inspiration Collection - DD# 59: Eloquently Eclectic Collection
will be FREE. In short-- free if you have a normal CYS of about 1275 sp.
Man Cave Compilation- 278 total SP
- DD #420: 8bits of screaming awesomeness (17 SP)
- DD #537: Wall of Greats (9 SP)
- DD #573: Vertical Challenge Rock Wall (180 SP)
- DD #660: Hokey Table (22 SP)
- DD #714: Man Cave Compilation- final price taking into account only these 4 DD purchases - (50 SP) !!! That's a 3,000 SP compilation for 278 SP.
Here's a big one, which may not be universally translatable, but it should help you brainstorm your own path:
Best of 2010 (271 TOT SP)
- on sale: Tiki Living set (138 tot SP)
- DD #684: Full Int Castle (25 SP for me)
- Tiki Dining (50 SP for me off DD, but that has passed now)
- Wilderness Dreaming- free from Animals Abound Cascade
- Panda & Friends- free from Animals Abound Cascade
- 3 individual items that combine for a SPV of 200 SP (mine are DD#371 (expired), and upcoming DD# 408 and DD# 485
- DD #242: Best of 2010 Compilation-- free-- Now go click the green download on the Ultra Lounge Compilation
; this gives you Ultra Lounge Laundry
for free. This will make Loads of Laundry
free at DD# 447 !
* your total SP investment will probably vary, but it can still be acquired very cheaply. You need a total regular CYS discount of 2210 to get the comp for free on DD.
Best of 2010 and Island Escape Compilation have a lot of overlap too. If you're working on one you should be able to get the other as well.
Island Escape Compilation
(as low as 202 SP, depending on if you want to let the list cycle again to get the best prices)
- DD# 475: Tiki Living (152 SP) (best price on DD, also # 257, 301) (often shows up on the sale page too)
- DD# 490: Tiki Dining (118SP) (also # 108, 304 (best price), 966)
- DD# 833: Island Escape Compilation-- free!!!! Crazy but true. That gives you the two bigger sets free: Tiki Outdoor Party and Island Villa. 5 pieces of those two sets are also in Sandy Shoals Sea Shanty, and Tiki Outdoor Party is also in the May 2011 compilation.
Mid-Century Modern Trailblazer- 125 total SP
- DD #460: Not So Routine Machine (125 SP)
- DD #551: Mid-Century Modern Trailblazer -- Free-- 1250 SP set for 125 SP
World Inspiration Collection- ~ 716 total sp
- DD# 468: Contented Sighs (7sp)
- DD# 555: Country Carved Tableware Cabinet (7sp)
- DD# 623: Pastoral Practical Kitchen Shelf (12sp)
- DD# 713: Ki-mini Kimono Outfit (23sp)
- DD# 768: Spa Necessities (7sp)
- DD# 794: Dojo Double Bed (43sp)
- DD# 942: Sweet Serenity Lily Pad Mini Pond (13sp)
- DD# 964: The Two Elements Sink (26sp)
- DD# 52: Zen Again set (~152sp)
- DD# 116: Imperial Bedroom Zen (~63sp)
- DD# 152: Provence (~95sp)
- DD# 206: Africa Inspired: City Side Braids (25sp)
- DD# 242: Best of 2010 will give you Worldly Goodies, which is in this compilation,
- DD# 315: Cante Captivating (209sp) -- this should be the last piece to push you over to a lovely little download button! This is a great way to acquire Adventurous Life (Africa Inspired Collection + Safari Living + Rockwall) which is not CYS. These items above carry a SPV of 3412sp, which makes the CYS -10 (free!) If you already own some of this compilation, give me a shout, and I'll try to help you work it out.
**If you're doing World Inspiration, you should pick up DD# 141- Empyrian Luxury Loveseat (38sp)- this will let you pick up Morocco Mystique + Cante Captivating
for 50 sp.**
If you're doing either the World Inspiration, MC Modern Trailblazer cascade or the Island Escape Compilation, you will want to do this next cascade...
Blast From the Past/May 2011 Compilation/ Finest Living Finest cooking (502 TOT SP)
- Mid-Century Bed & Bath- free from Trailblazer cascade
- DD# 525: A Little Chilly Dress (37 sp)
- DD# 654: Tubular Television (55 sp)
- DD# 836: Rocket Johnny's Retro Ride (80 sp) ((also DD# 39))
- DD# 879: Pocketed Skirt (43)
- DD# 59: Eloquently Eclectic Collection - free- gives you 2 items necessary for this cascade
- DD# 91: Lloyd Wright Bookshelf (23 sp)
- DD# 129: Forever Living Plant (8 sp)
- DD# 169: Mid Century Fantasy (131 sp)
- This will trigger the green download button for the Blast From the Past
compilation. This gives you Mid Century Kitchen Marvels
- After completing the World Inspirations Compilation at DD# 315, go to Finest Living/Finest Cooking
and click your green download. This gives you Japanese Inspired Living
- DD# 448: Sleek Chic (45 sp)
- Now go click on May 2011
, you can complete the set for 80 sp. This means you will have gotten Everyday Casual Chic
for a total of 205 sp
Coffee Bean Hipster Loft- 17 SP
- DD# 427: Safer than Safe End Table (17 SP)
- DD# 59: Eloquently Eclectic Collection (FREE if you've done the Animal's Abound Cascade and own either Itadikamisu or the entire Best of 2012 collection and are purchasing zen again for the World Inspiration Collection. In short-- free if you have a CYS of about 1275sp)
- DD# 352: Coffee Bean Hipster Loft -- FREE!!!!!!!! (if you missed the safe, you'll owe about 25 sp)
alternate option if you will not be able to get the Eloquently Eclectic Collection
Coffee Bean Hipster Loft- 152 total SP
- DD #427: Safer than Safe End Table (17 SP)
- DD #661: No Nonsense Desk (26 SP)
- DD #721: Industrial Chic Window (34 SP)
- DD #21: Leather Luxury Chair (40 SP)
- DD #191: Hipsters United (25 SP)
- DD #352: Coffee Bean Hipster Loft- final price taking into account only these 5 DD purchases- (10 SP) !! 1800 SP set for 152 SP.
BahHaus - 80 total SP
- DD# 893: BahHaus Immaculate Window (31 sp)
- DD# 960: BahHaus' Boxy Window (37 sp)
- DD# 59: Eloquently Eclectic Collection (FREE, see above)
- DD# 204: BahHaus (12 sp) 1350 SP set for 80 SP! Not too shabby
Go All In Compilation- 419 total SP
- DD #431: Ace in the Palm (13 SP)
- DD #10: Viva Las Vegas Living (406 SP) -- takes into account the purchase of DD #431
- DD #148: Go All In Compilation -- Free -- yipee! 3400 SP compilation, which includes a venue (regency arcade) and 2 premium content items (gumball machine and pinball machine) for 419 SP. **Please note- you only need 1000sp worth of items to get Go All In free on DD. If you own nothing, picking up VLV Living is the cheapest way to get Go All In for free, but VLV Living is worth 1543 sp, so if you own other items, you may not need to buy VLV living**
October 2011 Compilation- 252 additional SP
After you complete the Go All In cascade, your CYS on the Oct 2011 compilation will be 815 sp
- DD# 397: Vineyard Villas (252 sp) should give you the green download on Oct 2011- giving you Boho Vintage Men's
September 2011 Compilation - 465 additional SP
If you are planning on doing the Go All In cascade, then you are in a good spot to round out the Sept 2011 compilation
- DD# 515: Boho Teen Lacy Top (23 sp)
- DD# 671: Flower Child (39 sp)
- DD# 64: Boho Vintage Women's Collection (403 sp)
- Now go get your green download button on the compilation, which means you get Hollywood Regency Den
Fun For Kids of All Ages -- 161 total SP
- Top o' the Tots-- free from Animals Abound Cascade
- Pinball machine-- will have after completing Go All In Cascade
- DD# 901: Tee is for Teen (31sp)
- DD# 69: Slanted Beret (39sp)
- DD# 478: Everyday Teens Collection (91 sp)
for confirming this:
Up the Ante Compilation-- 532 total SP
- DD# 55: Lucky Simolean Casino (532sp)
- Now go click your green download on Up the Ante- giving you the roulette table and poker table free!
Best of 2012-- 910 sp
- DD# 546: Chun Co Teppanyaki Grill (150 SP), it is also DD# 149, 160, 497, &579
- DD# 952: Stones Throw Greenhouse (760 SP)
- Best of 2012--- free!
Alternate route for Best of 2012. I'm leaving this up in case some people already own parts of the compilation so they can see how to best round their way up to the compilation. If you do not own anything at all, the first route is the absolute cheapest way.
Best of 2012
- DD # 546: Chun Co Teppanyaki Grill (150 SP), it is also DD# 149, 160, 497, &579
- Owning the grill will make the Itadikamisu! Set free at DD #489
- DD # 287: India Inspired Clothing & Hair (444 SP)
- Owning India Inspired Clothing & Hair will make India Inspirations Collection free when it comes up on DD# 900
- DD# 800: Lord Vladamir's Magic Cauldron (162 SP)
- I purchased Lady Ravendancer's Goth book of spells from the sale page. Owning only this item and the cauldron will make Enchanted Bundle of Dark Dealings free at DD# 19
- Once you own the entire India Insp. Collection, Itadikamisu!, and Enchanted Bundle of Dark Dealings (or More Magic if you already own that)- head over to Best of 2012- it will be free! That means you'll get Stones Throw Greenhouse
for this deal:
Fabulous Fiesta/ April 2012 Compilation -- 71 total SP
- complete Best of 2012 compilation AND
- DD# 189: Haute Hacienda Kitchen - Talavera Tile Wall Mirror (27 sp)
- DD# 400: Haute Hacienda Kitchen Talavera Tile Island (28 sp)
- DD# 735: Haute Hacienda Cantina Canister (16 sp)
- DD# 845: Haute Hacienda Kitchen Set FREE! -- the kitchen set plus the Indian Items from Best of 2012 should combine to give you a green download button on the April 2012, which means you get HH Dining, the Deep Fryer, and the Ice Cream Maker for free!
Another big one!
Make A Wish (total SP varies)
- DD# 646: Storybook Bathroom (111sp)
- DD# 667: Happily Ever After Clothing & Hairstyles (420SP)
- After HEA clothing- complete the Once Upon A Time Cottage set
- I also own Faire Folk Slumber (which is worth 225 SP)
- I also own storybook dining (which is worth 375 sp)
- DD# 853: Make A Wish Compilation-- free! You need a CYS of 1305 or lower to get it free. These sets will give you a CYS of 1265. Let me know if you own different things and need help strategizing
March 2011 Compilation -- 429 SP
- DD# 872: Futureshock Living (429 sp)
- DD# 20: March 2011 compilation -- free!!!!! That gives you Street Couture
and Through the Spy Glass Bathroom
for free! TTSG Bathroom is also in Fortune's Folly
Fortune's Folly -- 654 total SP
- DD# 20: March 2011 compilation (free, see above) gives you TTSG bath
- DD# 33: Drifter's Desire (459 sp)
- Now go complete the set for around 195 sp. This gives you Through The Spy Glass for 195 sp.
Full Hewnsman Set -- 306 total SP
- DD# 899: The Longest Table (34sp)
- DD# 59: Eloquently Eclectic Collection has 1 item needed for this cascade (free, see above)
- DD# 70: Hewnsman Dining Room Set (135 sp)
- DD# 307: Gentleman's Lounge has 1 item needed for this cascade. If you can't get GL free, you'll need one 30 sp item to complete the cascade
- DD# 463: Hewnsman Outdoor Set (137 sp)
- DD# 903: Full Hewnsman Set -- free!!
Thanks to @simgeek79
for this deal!!
I Heart the 50's-- 74 total sp
- DD# 532: Cloud Nine Counter (25 sp)
- DD# 151: Classy Chassis Dining Chair (20 sp)
- DD# 441 Hot Rod Table (29 sp)
- DD# 521: Hogan's Deep Fried Diner Starter Kit -- free! This will then help you with the I Heart the 50's set (includes Rebel Just Because) as well.
- DD# 361: I Heart the 50's-- free!
Thanks to @Radlee
for this deal!
March 2013 Compilation (sp varies)
- Barrier to Entry (often on the sale page)
- Larger than Life movie screen (often on the sale page)
- DD# 908: Flowered Crown (60 sp)
- DD# 215: Doric Column Fence (12 sp)
- DD# 358: Ancient Mosaic Rug (13 sp)
- DD# 368: Doric Column Gate (9 sp)
- DD# 477: Ancient Warriors (9 sp)
- DD# 784: Live, Laugh, Love (468 sp)
- At this point you should be able to complete the March 2013 compilation for 220 sp! This is a much cheaper way to acquire Le Cinema Plumbob, which is currently priced at 2080 sp. Your total spend on this cascade will be somewhere in the range of 1000 sp depending on the sales prices for the premium content. Roughly half-off and you get Live, Laugh, Love to boot! LLL has one item in the Monarch Suite too.
August 2011 Compilation -- 1107 sp
- DD# 96: Lacey retreat Romper (27 sp)
- DD# 162: Lazy Sim Sectional Sofa (70 sp)
- DD# 166: Luxe Lounge Spa -- free!
- DD# 210: Luxury Resort Attire (555 sp)
- Your CYS for Aug 2011 will be 455 sp. This gives you a 2,695 sp compilation for 1107 sp- that's 59% off!