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Daily Deal (DD) 2018 Rotation List and Sales Help

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  • Me1620Me1620 Posts: 4,358 Member
    edited July 2017
    Thanks to all for welcoming me back.

    With regards to my next two posts, I originally posted the information in the News section on page 1 of the thread. Due to the space the report used in the first post, which is intended as a table of contents, I have moved the information here. I did not want new users to the thread to be overwhelmed with the amount of information in the News section and not follow through to the table of contents.
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  • Me1620Me1620 Posts: 4,358 Member
    edited July 2017
    News
    Here is an update regarding the bonus ads not paying out simpoints as reported by @ajaxpost and @Dusty_Boots
    ajaxpost wrote: »
    ... discovered this interesting nugget in the 'Technical' forum:
    good news everyone! Simguru Nick just let me know that they were looking into why the ads weren't providing simpoints so in the mean time they've disabled them! so I'm assuming they'll be back as soon as they work out the problem!
    Re: Bonus Sims points on sims 3 store site
    Community Manager EA_Mai
    ‎07-12-2017 02:56 PM

    Hi everyone,

    As you have already noticed, the option to watch ads is not available right now.

    We are investigating the issue we have been talking about in this thread. We didn't want you to watch ads and not get the SimPoints in return, so we have temporarily disabled them while we look into it.

    I will keep you updated in this thread with any new information.

    Thanks for you patience,
    -Mai
    Linky: http://answers.ea.com/t5/The-Sims-3/Broken-Simpoint-Ads-Play-But-Don-t-Pay/m-p/6155638/highlight/true#M224260

    Note: The thread quoted above was orginated by @lauravonawesome.

    Thanks to our dedicated Sims 3 players who keep both EA and us informed about our favourite game.

    ***********************
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  • Me1620Me1620 Posts: 4,358 Member
    edited July 2017
    News
    EA is aware of the stuck Sales Page issue

    On December 6, 2016, in response to the Sales page being stuck since October, MaxisBazajaytee from the EA SIMS TEAM posted on the EA Answers HQ ...
    So we know why the sales ended and will be addressing it in the near future so more sale items will be available.

    Sorry for the inconvenience and thanks for reporting the issues and gathering more reports from Reddit for us.

    You can also reach me on Reddit if you need my attention at - https://www.reddit.com/user/MaxisBazajaytee/

    The Sims 3 is definitely still supported. We are currently in the middle of a datacenter migration for The Sims 3 so there may be some interruptions in service as we move our servers but we'll try to keep that to a minimum.

    On June 26, 2017, MaxisBazajaytee provided the following update on EA Answers HQ ...
    the Weekly Specials did indeed end for everyone as you see so this isn't limited to your experience.
    It is definitely something we will be addressing going forward but we don't have an ETA on it just yet as we have some other The Sims 3 work in progress that we need to handle first.

    As soon as I have a date on when we'll have the Weekly Sales scheduled again I'll let you know.

    Thanks the Weekly Specials did indeed end for everyone as you see so this isn't limited to your experience.
    It is definitely something we will be addressing going forward but we don't have an ETA on it just yet as we have some other The Sims 3 work in progress that we need to handle first.

    As soon as I have a date on when we'll have the Weekly Sales scheduled again I'll let you know.

    Thanks
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  • ajaxpostajaxpost Posts: 4,140 Member
    Excellent! Thanks @Me1620, Jodi, for collating those responses. It's really good to hear they are still supporting Sims 3 and that the Store might be working properly again ... eventually. :wink:

    Though I'm not sure how/if they're still using the 'datacentre migration' excuse for all these problems ... who on earth are they using to host their servers?!?!?! :astonished:
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  • Me1620Me1620 Posts: 4,358 Member
    edited July 2017
    ajaxpost wrote: »
    ... Though I'm not sure how/if they're still using the 'datacentre migration' excuse for all these problems

    I wouldn't doubt that they would. While the migration (hopefully) has been completed, their excuse could still be valid since the Sales page was lost in the migration; the cause of the problem was found just never fixed. The second post, written 6 months later, no longer provides the reason or the date the migration was done. :s ;)

    I had included the December 2016 quote back when it was News. A few days ago, I was contemplating changing the section name from "News" to "Noteworthy" since the data center migration would/should have been completed 6 months ago and was no longer new. I decided to check for an update, but sadly found an excuse.
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  • rnrameyrnramey Posts: 1,242 Member
    Current Deal

    463 ) Hewnsman Outdoor Set / 180 / 495 / 64% / 2 hours
    Part of: Full Hewnsman Set
    Repeat Deal: This is the least expensive price for this item (Less than # 309, # 780, # 679)

    Upcoming Deals

    464 ) Front Row Center Bedroom / 212 / 450 / 53% / 2 hours
    Part of: Front Row Center Bedroom + Wretched Threads
    Repeat Deal: This is the most expensive price for this item (More than # 250, # 188, # 621)

    This is a 3-hour deal
    465 ) Sporty Tank Top / 38 / 75 / 49% / 3 hours
    Part of: Individual item; not part of any set
    This is the only time the item is offered on the DD

    466 ) VDBM-880 Wall Mirror / 38 / 61 / 38% / 2 hours
    Part of: Club Vaindenburger Study; Club Vaindenburger Relaxation (Den + Study)
    This is the only time the item is offered on the DD

    467 ) Ragtime in the Big Easy / 578 / 1650 / 65% / 2 hours
    Part of: January 2013 Compilation
    Repeat Deal: This is a medium price for this item (More than # 910, but less than # 442, # 934, # 167)

    468 ) Contented Sighs / 7 / 31 / 77% / 2 hours
    Part of: Zen Again; World Inspiration Compilation; Eloquently Eclectic Collection
    This is the only time the item is offered on the DD

    469 ) Top of the Tower by Castle Kits, Inc. / 12 / 25 / 52% / 2 hours
    Part of: The Complete Castle by Castle Kits, Inc.; Best of 2010 Collection
    This is the only time the item is offered on the DD

    470 ) Haute Hacienda Kitchen- Old Town Oven / 44 / 81 / 46% / 2 hours
    Part of: Haute Hacienda Kitchen Set; Haute Hacienda Kitchen and Dining Room Compilation; Fabulous Fiesta!; April 2012 Compilation Set
    Repeat Deal: This is the least expensive price for this item (Less than # 599)

    471 ) Club Vaindenburger Relaxation (Den + Study) / 450 / 891 / 49% / 2 hours
    Not part of any other set or compilation
    Includes: Club Vaindenburger Den; Club Vaindenburger Study
    Repeat Deal: This is a medium price for this item (More than # 790, but less than # 835)

    472 ) Steampunk Savvy / 420 / 561 / 25% / 2 hours
    Part of: Oh My Goth! Compilation
    Repeat Deal: This is a medium price for this item (More than # 732, # 194, but less than # 118)

    473 ) Hewnsman Living Room Set / 419 / 1073 / 61% / 2 hours
    Part of: Full Hewnsman Set
    Repeat Deal: This is a medium price for this item (More than # 382, but less than # 406)

    474 ) The Not So Routine Machine / 130 / 605 / 79% / 2 hours
    Part of: The Final Frontier Set; A Mid-Century Modern Trailblazer Set; When Worlds Collide Collection
    Repeat Deal: This is the most expensive price for this item (More than # 460 but same as # 796)

    475 ) Tiki Living Room Set / 152 / 220 / 31% / 2 hours
    Part of: Full Tiki Set; Best of 2010 Collection; Island Escape Compilation
    Repeat Deal: This one of two deals with the least expensive price for this item (Same as # 257 but less than # 301)

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  • rnrameyrnramey Posts: 1,242 Member
    edited July 2017
    @Trithone Happy Birthday Samantha. Hope you have a great one! :cookie:
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  • angeljess26angeljess26 Posts: 2,219 Member
    @trithone happy birthday hope you have a wonderful day.
    As of April 24th 2015 I joined the own the store club. Thank you to those who helped in my journey.
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  • despina53despina53 Posts: 1,654 Member
    @trithone - Happy Birthday, 'Simantha'! :D
    Call me Dee :p
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  • lauravonawesomelauravonawesome Posts: 2,880 Member
    Hey everyone~ I've been mostly lurking around the off-topic chat, since my last DD set was over a week ago and the next one is in 3 days from now. I've grabbed a couple of individual items, but nothing else.

    MMAO was nice to me and gave me 4 individual items (2 of which were on my wishlist), plus an item from Everyday Kids (effectively making the set free at DD 698) for 46% off.

    I own 50% of November 2011 (including the premium item from Atomic Age), so I'm hoping that completing Everyday Kids for free will be enough to give me the rest of the comp. If not, I can always pick up Atomic Age for 5 sp at 816 instead, but I'll continue to be (cautiously) optimistic lol.

    I'm pumped for the Game of Thrones season premiere~ hubs is working from midnight-8am, but we'll watch it together when he gets home. And my physiotherapist is on vacation, so I don't have to see the inside of a hospital for 2 whole weeks! YAY!

    Hope everyone else is doing well :)
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  • rnrameyrnramey Posts: 1,242 Member
    Current Deal

    475 ) Tiki Living Room Set / 152 / 220 / 31% / 2 hours
    Part of: Full Tiki Set; Best of 2010 Collection; Island Escape Compilation
    Repeat Deal: This one of two deals with the least expensive price for this item (Same as # 257 but less than # 301)

    Upcoming Deals

    476 ) Uber Sani-Sim Toilet / 112 / 467 / 76% / 2 hours
    Part of: Individual item; not part of any set
    Repeat Deal: This is the least expensive price for this item (Less than # 644, # 921, # 923, # 851)

    477 ) Ancient Warriors / 9 / 29 / 69% / 2 hours
    Part of: Live, Laugh, Love; March 2013 Compilation
    This is the only time the item is offered on the DD

    478 ) Everyday Teens Collection / 481 / 1219 / 61% / 2 hours
    Part of: Fun for Kids of All Ages Compilation; Atomic Jack Planet Attack Pinball Machine is also included in Go All In Compilation
    Repeat Deal: This is the least expensive price for this item (Less than # 239, # 45)

    479 ) Safari Living: Table Top Baobab / 11 / 27 / 59% / 2 hours
    Part of: Safari Living Set; World Inspiration Compilation; Adventurous Life!
    Safari Living Set and Adventurous Life! are not available for CYS discount BUT World
    Inspiration Compilation
    is.
    This is the only time the item is offered on the DD

    This is a 3-hour deal
    480 ) Red Dragon Loveseat / 47 / 81 / 42% / 3 hours
    Part of: Itadakimasu! Japanese Inspired Dining; Best of 2012 Compilation
    This is the only time the item is offered on the DD

    481 ) Snap and Sprint Shoes / 13 / 25 / 48% / 2 hours
    Part of: Individual item; not part of any set
    This is the only time the item is offered on the DD

    482 ) Kingdom of Cambodia Bathroom- The Royal Treatment Towel Rack / 7 / 25 / 72% / 2 hours
    Part of: Kingdom of Cambodia Bathroom Set; Kingdom of Cambodia Bedroom and Bathroom Collection; May 2012 Compilation Set
    This is the only time the item is offered on the DD

    483 ) Hogan’s Deep-Fried Diner Starter Kit / 264 / 600 / 56% / 2 hours
    Part of: I Heart The 50’s
    Repeat Deal: This is a medium price for this item (More than # 521, but less than # 775)

    484 ) Regency Arcade / 867 / 1683 / 48% / 2 hours
    Part of: October 2011 Compilation; Go All In Compilation
    Repeat Deal: This is the most expensive price for this item (More than # 542, # 494)

    485 ) Table End Table / 15 / 50 / 70% / 2 hours
    Part of: Ultra Lounge Bedroom Set; Full Ultra Lounge Set; Ultra Lounge 2010; Best of 2010 Collection
    This is the only time the item is offered on the DD

    This is not from the JCP set. It was sold the month before the JCP set. However, this dress was recolored and offered in the free JCP set.
    486 ) Bohemian Dress / 42 / 75 / 44% / 2 hours
    Part of: Individual item; not part of any set
    This is the only time the item is offered on the DD

    487 ) Tiki Outdoor Party / 880 / 1277 / 31% / 2 hours
    Part of: May 2011 Compilation; Island Escape Compilation; 1 item included in Sandy Shoals Sea Shanty
    Repeat Deal: This is the most expensive price for this item (More than # 620, # 683, # 155)

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  • Jude525Jude525 Posts: 1,598 Member
    edited July 2017
    @ajaxpost, where in particular was your sister living? I lived in Seekonk for 12 years and Swansea for 3. Swansea is immediately west of our Somerset, which has a creamery with THE best ice cream in our area. Sadly, my lactose intolerance has reached epic proportions and I haven't been able to have my blueberry pie ice cream at all this season. :'( :'( Our family summers in Warren, immediately next to our Bristol. So other than my hometown of Pawtucket, a native American name, I truly have lived in the English part of New England most of my life. Perhaps its why I'm such an Anglophile. :D

    @me1620 thanks for the consolidated updates. And I still say that the fact that they bothered migrating the store to the new servers at all is a good sign. It would have been much easier for them just to have dropped the store then and be done with it unless they had long(ish) term plans for it. Any server migration is fraught with issues, and dropping any old data is the first thing you do when starting the process.

    Plus, since we know there's about 1/2 a staff person working on the store; and the ads generate $$$; it makes sense that the ads are taking priority over the sale page, which is more of a feature than a revenue source.
  • Dusty_BootsDusty_Boots Posts: 236 Member
    Interesting news that may interest some people here that play TS3 Mobile versions. I think I recall a few people saying they did? The part I bolded is what I really wanted players to be aware of; how to retain access to their game(s) a bit longer! This news was first announced on 27 June 2017 here:

    EA IS RETIRING OUR OLDER THE SIMS GAMES ON MOBILE

    I only caught it when it was re-announced on ‎07-11-2017 at the TS4 EA Forums here:
    EA is retiring older The Sims games on mobile

    Excerpts:
    We’re retiring The Sims 4 Gallery Companion App, The Sims 3 on Mobile, The Sims 3 World Adventures on Mobile, and The Sims 3 Ambitions on Mobile on August 11, 2017.

    *EA will no longer be supporting updates to the game after Aug 11. If you already have the game installed, you can keep playing. If you delete the game or switch to a new device, you won’t be able to reinstall it again.
  • rnrameyrnramey Posts: 1,242 Member
    Current Deal

    487 ) Tiki Outdoor Party / 880 / 1277 / 31% / 2 hours
    Part of: May 2011 Compilation; Island Escape Compilation; 1 item included in Sandy Shoals Sea Shanty
    Repeat Deal: This is the most expensive price for this item (More than # 620, # 683, # 155)

    Upcoming Deals

    488 ) Show Stopping Styles Collection / 703 / 1573 / 55% / 2 hours
    Part of: Seeing Stars
    Repeat Deal: This is a medium price for this item (More than # 330, but less than # 772, # 596)

    489 ) Itadakimasu! Japanese Inspired Dining / 490 / 1265 / 61% / 2 hours
    Part of: Best of 2012 Compilation
    This is the only time the item is offered on the DD

    490 ) Tiki Dining Room Set / 118 / 180 / 34% / 2 hours
    Part of: Full Tiki Set; Best of 2010 Collection; Island Escape Compilation
    Repeat Deal: This is a medium price for this item (More than # 304, # 966, but less than # 108)

    491 ) Infinite Curtains / 26 / 61 / 57% / 2 hours
    Part of: Hewnsman Bedroom Set; Full Hewnsman Set
    This is the only time the item is offered on the DD

    492 ) Ultra Sleeptron Bed / 55 / 99 / 44% / 2 hours
    Part of: Ultra Lounge Boys' Bedroom Set; Full Ultra Lounge Youth Set; Ultra Lounge 2010; Kids! 2010
    This is the only time the item is offered on the DD

    493 ) Edwardian Expression Kitchen- Stained Glass Sophistication Window / 44 / 90 / 51% / 2 hours
    Part of: Edwardian Expression Kitchen Set; New Year, New Kitchen!; January 2012 Compilation
    This is the only time the item is offered on the DD

    494 ) Regency Arcade / 748 / 1683 / 56% / 2 hours
    Part of: October 2011 Compilation; Go All In Compilation
    Repeat Deal: This is a medium price for this item (More than # 542, but less than # 484)

    495 ) Grandpa's Grove / 665 / 1710 / 61% / 2 hours
    Not part of any other set or compilation
    Repeat Deal: This is a medium price for this item (More than # 640, but less than # 674)

    496 ) Old Town: Starter Kit / 230 / 365 / 37% / 2 hours
    Not part of any other set or compilation, but some items are part of Quaint Cottage Collection
    Repeat Deal: This is the most expensive price for this item (More than # 60, # 633, # 676)

    This is a 3-hour deal
    497 ) Chun Co. Teppanyaki Grill / 240 / 552 / 57% / 3 hours
    Part of: Itadakimasu! Japanese Inspired Dining; Best of 2012 Compilation
    Repeat Deal: This is a medium price for this item (More than # 546, # 149, # 579, but less than # 160)

    498 ) BahHaus / 554 / 1350 / 59% / 2 hours
    Not part of any other set or compilation
    Repeat Deal: This is a medium price for this item (More than # 204, but less than # 186)

    499 ) Ultimate Fridge / 54 / 99 / 45% / 2 hours
    Part of: Ultra Lounge Kitchen; Ultra Lounge Kitchen + Bath; Ultra Lounge 2010; Best of 2010 Collection
    This is the only time the item is offered on the DD

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    If you aren't already stalking the Daily Deals, you should be! Visit these threads to get Store items and Sets with the greatest possible discounts:
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  • Me1620Me1620 Posts: 4,358 Member
    @Dusty_Boots - Thanks for this information. I have The Sims 3 mobile. I haven't played lately, but I will definitely update.
    a.k.a. - Jodi and a link to My Page on the Sims 3 website

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  • ZeeGeeZeeGee Posts: 4,290 Member

    @Me1620 Welcome back!

    I've restarted Mya's Gift of Creation Game!

    Everyone is welcome to participate, especially those who would like to repay gifters who own the store!
    The Sequel: Part 4


  • rnrameyrnramey Posts: 1,242 Member
    edited July 2017
    Current Deal

    499 ) Ultimate Fridge / 54 / 99 / 45% / 2 hours
    Part of: Ultra Lounge Kitchen; Ultra Lounge Kitchen + Bath; Ultra Lounge 2010; Best of 2010 Collection
    This is the only time the item is offered on the DD

    Upcoming Deals

    500 ) You Spin My Time / 10 / 25 / 60% / 2 hours
    Part of: Front Row Center Bedroom; Front Row Center Bedroom + Wretched Threads
    Repeat Deal: This is the most expensive price for this item (More than # 760 but same as # 265)

    501 ) Turtle Island Rug / 17 / 54 / 69% / 2 hours
    Part of: Waning Moon
    This is the only time the item is offered on the DD

    502 ) Homecoming / 1121 / 1900 / 41% / 2 hours
    Not part of any other set or compilation
    Repeat Deal: This is the most expensive price for this item (More than # 11, # 32)

    503 ) Goddess Contemporary Capri / 26 / 50 / 48% / 2 hours
    Part of: Date Night
    This is the only time the item is offered on the DD

    504 ) Street Couture - Kids and Teens / 330 / 475 / 31% / 2 hours
    Part of: April 2011 Compilation
    Repeat Deal: This is a medium price for this item (More than # 422, # 402, but less than # 276)

    505 ) Ultramodern End Table by D. Kyle / 18 / 55 / 67% / 2 hours
    Part of: Ultra Lounge Teen Set; Full Ultra Lounge Youth Set; Ultra Lounge 2010; Kids! 2010
    This is the only time the item is offered on the DD

    506 ) Sun, Surf & Sand (Swim + Sleep) / 543 / 1535 / 65% / 2 hours
    Not part of any other set or compilation; 1 item included in Sandy Shoals Sea Shanty
    Includes: Sun, Surf & Sand (Sleep); Life’s a Beach (Swim)
    Repeat Deal: This one of two deals with the least expensive price for this item (Same as # 762 but less than # 430)

    507 ) Culinary Arts Stool / 35 / 75 / 53% / 2 hours
    Part of: Ultra Lounge Kitchen; Ultra Lounge Kitchen + Bath; Ultra Lounge 2010; Best of 2010 Collection
    This is the only time the item is offered on the DD

    508 ) Playground Dresser / 40 / 68 / 41% / 2 hours
    Part of: Animals Abound Playground Bed + Bath; Tip Top Toddler Collection; Kids! 2010
    This is the only time the item is offered on the DD

    509 ) Kingdom of Cambodia Bedroom and Bathroom Collection / 420 / 1125 / 63% / 2 hours
    Part of: May 2012 Compilation
    Includes: Kingdom of Cambodia Bedroom Set; Kingdom of Cambodia Bathroom Set
    Repeat Deal: This is the least expensive price for this item (Less than # 407, # 273, # 669)

    510 ) Hand Stenciled Dining Table / 34 / 61 / 44% / 2 hours
    Part of: Country Livin'; April 2013 Compilation
    This is the only time the item is offered on the DD

    This is a 3-hour deal
    511 ) Full Regal Living Set / 648 / 1376 / 53% / 3 hours
    Not part of any other set or compilation; 1 item included in Sandy Shoals Sea Shanty
    Includes: Regal Living Bathroom Set; Regal Living Living Room Set; Regal Living Bedroom Set; Regal Living Dining Room Set; Regal Living Kitchen Set
    Repeat Deal: This is a medium price for this item (More than # 808, but less than # 266)

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    If you aren't already stalking the Daily Deals, you should be! Visit these threads to get Store items and Sets with the greatest possible discounts:
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    FREE ITEMS FROM "THE SIMS 3 STORE"
  • lauravonawesomelauravonawesome Posts: 2,880 Member
    hey everyone,

    been feeling pretty lousy lately, but i'm happy because hubs is making cheeseburgers when he gets home from work. yay!

    other than that, just killing a few hours until 506; i don't have another set for 10 days after that but, as i've said before, perhaps i should be happy that i'm running out of stuff to pick up.

    there's a lot of the store that i don't own, but it's all non-dd stuff. like one with nature, victorian fashions, etc. but a lot of that will have to wait until the ads come back, or i can work, whoever is first (and, from the looks of things, the ads are gonna be back first as my odds of going back to work this year don't look too good at the moment).

    on the plus side, though, i don't have physio again until august. yay!

    on the downside, i am so so so bored and the orthopedic surgeon made me fill out a bunch of forms... but he never gave me a date for my second surgery. i just want it done. sigh.
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  • rnrameyrnramey Posts: 1,242 Member
    Current Deal

    This is a 3-hour deal
    511 ) Full Regal Living Set / 648 / 1376 / 53% / 3 hours
    Not part of any other set or compilation; 1 item included in Sandy Shoals Sea Shanty
    Includes: Regal Living Bathroom Set; Regal Living Living Room Set; Regal Living Bedroom Set; Regal Living Dining Room Set; Regal Living Kitchen Set
    Repeat Deal: This is a medium price for this item (More than # 808, but less than # 266)

    Upcoming Deals

    512 ) The Haute Tall Dresser / 23 / 79 / 71% / 2 hours
    Part of: Haute Hip
    This is the only time the item is offered on the DD

    513 ) Mid Century Modern Kitchen Marvels / 304 / 675 / 55% / 2 hours
    Part of: Finest Living, Finest Cooking; December 2011 Compilation Set; Blast From the Past Compilation
    Repeat Deal: This one of two deals with the least expensive price for this item (Same as # 99 but less than # 364, # 416)

    514 ) Surf's Up Sun and Fun Collection / 406 / 1540 / 74% / 2 hours
    Not part of any other set or compilation; 1 item included in Sandy Shoals Sea Shanty
    Repeat Deal: This one of two deals with the least expensive price for this item (Same as # 252 but less than # 393)

    515 ) Boho Teen Lacy Top / 23 / 61 / 62% / 2 hours
    Part of: Boho Vintage Women's Collection; September 2011 Compilation
    This is the only time the item is offered on the DD

    516 ) The Sims Classic- Big Ol' Glory Tree Ring / 11 / 25 / 56% / 2 hours
    Part of: The Sims Classic- Welcome Back to Three Lakes Set; Killer Classics; January 2012 Compilation
    This is the only time the item is offered on the DD

    517 ) Runway Riot / 518 / 1400 / 63% / 2 hours
    Not part of any other set or compilation
    Repeat Deal: This is a medium price for this item (More than # 123, but less than # 340, # 631)

    518 ) Aromatic Décor / 11 / 25 / 56% / 2 hours
    Part of: Romanza Ceremony + Reception; Romanza Ceremony, Reception + Attire; The Monarch Suite
    This is the only time the item is offered on the DD

    519 ) Theo's Contempo Coffee Table / 19 / 41 / 54% / 2 hours
    Part of: Ultra Lounge Living Set; Full Ultra Lounge Set; Ultra Lounge 2010; Best of 2010 Collection
    This is the only time the item is offered on the DD

    520 ) Food Sample Sculpture / 14 / 25 / 44% / 2 hours
    Part of: Itadakimasu! Japanese Inspired Dining; Best of 2012 Compilation
    Repeat Deal: This is the most expensive price for this item (More than # 220)

    521 ) Hogan’s Deep-Fried Diner Starter Kit / 192 / 600 / 68% / 2 hours
    Part of: I Heart The 50’s
    Repeat Deal: This is the least expensive price for this item (Less than # 483, # 775)

    522 ) Jet Set / 223 / 675 / 67% / 2 hours
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  • Jude525Jude525 Posts: 1,598 Member
    edited July 2017
    @lauravonawesome I'm so sorry. I've certainly been through my share of sitting (or more often laying) around recuperating and waiting to see when (and with the vertigo IF) I would get my real life back. (Spoiler alert: I didn't.) I remember how much time I spent on the computer back then, just jumping from static site to static site, since I couldn't do much with anything that involved movement. Even the most basic Facebook games could set me off in the beginning. So it was all crosswords and the like. And chatting. And boredom. LOTS of boredom. So I do understand and sympathize.

    Related anecdote: At the time Microsoft was just getting their Bing search engine out of the gate and hosted a site where you could earn points by playing word games. The purpose of this was that throughout the game certain words would trigger Bing searches, thus increasing the hits that showed up in their sales reports to try and bring in advertisers. Basically false padding. In the beginning the points would rack up quickly. I got an XBox, several games, the driving wheel controller, a Zune (their answer to the iPod) and lots of Amazon gift cards. Those actually paid for a decent amount of my Sims stuff. I did a tally once and my take was well over a thousand dollars for real, physical prizes or cash value gift cards. As time went by the prizes required more and more points, but I had already done really well. I remember how it felt to reach the next prize goal. At a time when I had almost no means of setting goals in my real life, it gave me something.

    So it's too bad that the store ads aren't around right now to keep you busy and to make you feel rewarded. Maybe soon. B)

    EDIT: That wasn't supposed to be "oh, you don't have that" it was supposed to be "I understand what not having it feels like." Just in case the whole text without tone thing didn't work right. Hang in there. <3 :cookie:
  • lauravonawesomelauravonawesome Posts: 2,880 Member
    @Jude525 I appreciate that, thank you.

    I do miss having the ads around. They gave me something to look forward to and were a nice distraction from the fact that I was sitting around the house doing nothing all day.

    I love word games and have been doing crosswords, jumbles, etc. to try and kill time. I just don't enjoy reading or gaming like I used to, and there are even certain foods I can't eat anymore, just because they remind me of the hospital. For whatever strange reason, I remember the song that was playing on my iPod when the accident happened (I had earphones in at the time) and hearing it makes mel violently ill... If the radio starts playing it, or it comes on shuffle when I'm listening to music on my laptop, I have to turn it off.

    I've been thinking about volunteering to fill a few lonely hours. Since I practically live at the hospital now anyway, I figure there have to be others like me there: people who don't have family nearby or at all, who can't get out and about or socialize. I'd have to figure out travel arrangements, since I can't drive or walk well enough to get to the closest bus stop, but it might be worth it.
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  • Jude525Jude525 Posts: 1,598 Member
    It's interesting that you are thinking of volunteering. After things got too much for me emotionally and I spent my time in treatment for my mental health and then transitioned to a day program, I went back to the same hospital as a volunteer not much later. For me that hospital represented an awakening and going back was a source of comfort. It helped ease me back into "the real world." My body still wasn't great, I was only just able to drive again, and my days had to be kept short. But I would go in a few hours once a week and it helped. In time I was there twice a week. And later I actually was hired to do what I'd been volunteering for, plus more intense work with my peers in mental health treatment.

    Eventually my physical limits ended my employment. And in time I found my way back into volunteerism. I think I've mentioned that I've recently had to take a break from it again for my physical health. But the point is that whenever my body allows it, volunteering does provide a connection for me and help fill the otherwise too often empty hours. And it allows us to set our own pace. When my body could only handle an afternoon, I did an afternoon. Two afternoons, I did two afternoons. >>>> In your case it is marking time until you are fully mobile again. I know it is hard to remember day after day, but this too shall pass. (By all the gods, did I just throw a platitude at you? I'm sorry. {No I'm not or I'd delete it})
  • rnrameyrnramey Posts: 1,242 Member
    Current Deal

    522 ) Jet Set / 223 / 675 / 67% / 2 hours
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    Upcoming Deals

    523 ) Banana Jeff’s Wall Mirror / 19 / 75 / 75% / 2 hours
    Part of: Animals Abound Playground Bed + Bath; Tip Top Toddler Collection; Kids! 2010
    This is the only time the item is offered on the DD

    Note: Before you purchase deal 524, you may wish to use the simpoints to activate the Animal Abounds Cascade instead. Wilderness Dreaming is part of Tip Top Toddler Collection and Kids! 2010 compilation which you can get free through the Animal Abounds Cascade. As posted by LadybugLeslie in her Cascade thread, buy one single item worth about 25 sp to initiate the CYS discount. She 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 (reg price 2,795 SimPoints) and Kids 2010 (reg price 4,950 SimPoints) sets for free.

    524 ) Wilderness Dreaming / 156 / 360 / 57% / 2 hours
    Part of: Animals Abound; Tip Top Toddler Collection; Best of 2010 Collection; Kids! 2010; 1 item included in Sandy Shoals Sea Shanty
    Repeat Deal: This is the least expensive price for this item (Less than # 829, # 814)

    525 ) A Little Chilly Dress / 37 / 75 / 51% / 2 hours
    Part of: Everyday Casual Chic; May 2011 Compilation
    This is the only time the item is offered on the DD

    526 ) Potted Orchids Divine / 9 / 25 / 64% / 2 hours
    Part of: Asian Fusion; Best of 2010 Collection
    This is the only time the item is offered on the DD

    527 ) V-ery Hip / 32 / 71 / 55% / 2 hours
    Part of: Everyday - Hot Summer Days; June 2011 Compilation
    This is the only time the item is offered on the DD

    528 ) Skylight Studio for the Performing Arts / 646 / 1710 / 62% / 2 hours
    Not part of any other set or compilation
    Repeat Deal: This is a medium price for this item (More than # 183, but less than # 156)

    529 ) Sizzle Baby Pro Deep Fryer / 275 / 542 / 49% / 2 hours
    Part of: Fabulous Fiesta!; April 2012 Compilation Set
    Repeat Deal: This is the most expensive price for this item (More than # 849, # 795, # 376)

    530 ) Mid-Century Modern Dining and Style Set / 655 / 897 / 27% / 2 hours
    Not part of any other set or compilation; One item included in Charmingly Simple Kitchen Collection
    Repeat Deal: This is the most expensive price for this item (More than # 381, # 435)

    Note: The Retro Model T Chair that is part of the Mid-Century Modern Dining and Style Set does not work correctly if it is downloaded with the set. Sims will not be able to use it. The chair was apparently fixed, but the fixed version wasn't added to the set. The single item works fine. Install the set, uninstall the chair and downloaded and install the chair as a single item.

    531 ) Boho Vintage Women's Collection / 848 / 1584 / 46% / 2 hours
    Part of: September 2011 Compilation
    Repeat Deal: This is the most expensive price for this item (More than # 64, # 199, # 740)

    532 ) Cloud 9 Counter Island / 25 / 50 / 50% / 2 hours
    Part of: Hogan's Deep-Fried Diner Starter Kit; I Heart the '50s
    This is the only time the item is offered on the DD

    533 ) Boyfriend's Blazer / 26 / 76 / 66% / 2 hours
    Part of: Everyday - Cool Summer Nights; July 2011 Compilation Set
    This is the only time the item is offered on the DD

    534 ) Show Stopping Style- Backstage Security Pants / 25 / 47 / 47% / 2 hours
    Part of: Show Stopping Styles; Seeing Stars
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  • lauravonawesomelauravonawesome Posts: 2,880 Member
    Jude525 wrote: »
    It's interesting that you are thinking of volunteering. After things got too much for me emotionally and I spent my time in treatment for my mental health and then transitioned to a day program, I went back to the same hospital as a volunteer not much later. For me that hospital represented an awakening and going back was a source of comfort. It helped ease me back into "the real world." My body still wasn't great, I was only just able to drive again, and my days had to be kept short. But I would go in a few hours once a week and it helped. In time I was there twice a week. And later I actually was hired to do what I'd been volunteering for, plus more intense work with my peers in mental health treatment.

    Eventually my physical limits ended my employment. And in time I found my way back into volunteerism. I think I've mentioned that I've recently had to take a break from it again for my physical health. But the point is that whenever my body allows it, volunteering does provide a connection for me and help fill the otherwise too often empty hours. And it allows us to set our own pace. When my body could only handle an afternoon, I did an afternoon. Two afternoons, I did two afternoons. >>>> In your case it is marking time until you are fully mobile again. I know it is hard to remember day after day, but this too shall pass. (By all the gods, did I just throw a platitude at you? I'm sorry. {No I'm not or I'd delete it})

    No apologies necessary; I'll be the first to admit that I'm super impatient and tend to get disappointed when I'm not progressing as quickly as I think I should be. I've always been an overachiever, and I definitely have the Ambitious trait.

    I did tons of volunteer work in high school, even going above and beyond the 40 hours of community service I needed to graduate. That was a long time ago, but I hope that going back to it will 1) kill time and 2) give me something to focus on, other than my injury/being generally miserable. Even if I can't work, I'll have something to look forward to.

    Sorry for the late reply, but it's been a rough couple of days. My parents called to tell me that my grandfather had a heart attack and is in the hospital~ I hear that the damage wasn't severe and, as of now, he's recovering well (although my gran says he doesn't care for the food); I'm not particularly religious, or even spiritual, but if anyone feels like sending thoughts/prayers/whatever his way, it'd be much appreciated.

    Hope everyone else is doing well!
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  • MidnightAuraMidnightAura Posts: 5,100 Member
    Still no ads :(

    I'm so sorry to hear about your grandfather @lauravonawesome. Thoughts are with you and your family.
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