There’s an easy answer to this one – and that’s “no” (or at least very, very unlikely).

And there’s a simple reason for it. The Simpsons Tapped Out is what’s known as a “freemium” game. That means that while you can have lots of fun playing with all the free stuff available, there are also premium characters and items that you need to pay for if you want them. Unlike many freemium games, however, your progress isn’t dependent on buying these extras – they just add to the overall experience.

So why do you have to pay for anything? Because EA is a business and its income depends on people buying its products. The income from the premium items pays for those new levels we all want – and as long as the game is profitable, EA will continue to develop it and add new levels and characters.

That doesn’t mean that EA won’t do another promotion to convert something into donuts like they did with the Santa Coins (and I really hope they do). It just means that it’s unlikely that you’ll ever be able to convert your game cash into donuts.

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