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The Simpsons: Tapped Out Thanksgiving 2012 content update

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This article is about the Tapped Out's Thanksgiving content update from 2012. For other year's Tapped Out Thanksgiving content updates, see TSTO Thanksgiving Content Updates.
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"Thanksgiving 2012"
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Promotional image for the update.
An image of the balloons, featured in a player's town before the update had been officially released.

The fifth content update, known as the Thanksgiving content update, for The Simpsons: Tapped Out was released officially on November 8, 2012. This update removed the Halloween features from the game and changed the Halloween rewards for characters and buildings to cash and XP.

Information about this update was revealed on a Facebook account for a Tapped Out fansite. Information on what was included in the game's raw files was posted, which included a new outfit for Homer - Ninja Homer, which was made available around five months later during the Whacking Day 2013 content update.

An EA Forums user, "Teasdale x", a day later, posted information about five balloons appearing in the game after installing the previous update. The user reportedly placed the balloons in his/her game, causing the game to crash and the ability to purchase the balloons to disappear. Another user, "CanadaX21" had also bought the balloons in his/her game; in his/her case he/she bought the balloons (for less than $500 in-game, reportedly), and once he/she exited the app and returned to it, the Halloween features had been reset. Also, Australian players reportedly were able to purchase all the balloons for cash, and did not have to spend donuts to acquire the Itchy and Snowball 2 balloons.


Thanksgiving Parade Pt. 1[edit]

Tapped Out Homer Icon.png Ah Thanksgiving -- a time for families to come together to overeat and argue.
Tapped Out Lisa Icon.png Don't forget about the parade!
Tapped Out Homer Icon.png I will, honey, I will!
The player then receives "Thanksgiving Parade Pt. 1", which is to "Place the Scratchy Balloon". The Scratchy Balloon costs Cash.png1,000. Once the balloon has been placed, the player receives Cash.png100 and XP.png10 as a reward.

Thanksgiving Parade Pt. 2[edit]

Tapped Out Homer Icon.png What kind of parade has only one balloon?
The player then receives "Thanksgiving Parade Pt. 2", which is to "Place the Blinky Balloon". The Blinky Balloon costs Cash.png16,500. Once the balloon has been placed, the player receives Cash.png100 and XP.png10 as a reward.

Thanksgiving Parade Pt. 3[edit]

Tapped Out Lisa Icon.png One last balloon and the parade will be complete.
The player then receives "Thanksgiving Parade Pt. 3", which is to "Place the Santa's Little Helper Balloon". The Santa's Little Helper Balloon costs Cash.png30,000. Once the balloon has been placed, the player receives Cash.png100 and XP.png10 as a reward.


All of the balloons required Level 5 and could be bought multiple times.

Image Balloon Costs Notes
Tapped Out Itchy Balloon.png Itchy Balloon Donut Tapped Out.png40 2.00% bonus money and XP to all jobs
Tapped Out Scratchy Balloon.png Scratchy Balloon Cash.png1,000 Improves vanity rating
Tapped Out Blinky Balloon.png Blinky Balloon Cash.png16,500
Tapped Out Santa's Little Helper Balloon.png Santa's Little Helper Balloon Cash.png30,000
Tapped Out Snowball 2 Balloon.png Snowball 2 Balloon Donut Tapped Out.png20 0.50% bonus money and XP to all jobs

New Halloween cash and XP amounts[edit]

Building New reward
Springfield Cemetery Cash.png175 and XP.png17
Springfield Pet Cemetery
Springfield Subatomic Supercollider Cash.png150 and XP.png13
House of Evil Cash.png135 and XP.png15
Bad Dream House Cash.png120 and XP.png12
Mausoleum Cash.png200 and XP.png22

See also[edit]