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I've won the membership bonus 4 times, and each time I've had to spend 300,000 emblems to get my 3 donuts. My first try is always 1 donut, my second try has always been 2 donuts. I am wondering...is anyone else having this same "luck"? My friend had the same thing happen (he just earned his first bonus). I don't mind paying 300,000 to get 3 donuts, since I have the cash, but it seems awfully odd the same thing has happened each time. I've also switched around the order, so I'm not just picking the one in the middle, etc.

Ps: how do I insert a photo???


Hit 3 donuts first try, each time.

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  • peppers2ndmo
    247 posts
    edited June 2014
    I've won the membership bonus 4 times, and each time I've had to spend 300,000 dollars to get my 3 donuts. My first try is always 1 donut, my second try has always been 2 donuts. I am wondering...is anyone else having this same "luck"? My friend had the same thing happen (he just earned his first bonus). I don't mind paying 300,000 to get 3 donuts, since I have the cash, but it seems awfully odd the same thing has happened each time. I've also switched around the order, so I'm not just picking the one in the middle, etc.

    Ps: how do I insert a photo???


    Hit 3 donuts first try, each time.

    Wow...congrats!
  • roxypup
    313 posts
    edited June 2014
    Supposedly there's a pattern...

    Attempt 1 is box 3
    2 is box 2
    3 is box 3
    4 is box 2
    5 is box 1
    6 is box 1

    Then it repeats. Don't know if this is confirmed or not.
  • neuroheart
    8132 posts Member
    edited June 2014
    I've gotten three donuts on the first try three times. I've had to pay $150,000 for a second chance twice. Not too bad.

    roxypup wrote:
    Supposedly there's a pattern...

    Attempt 1 is box 3
    2 is box 2
    3 is box 3
    4 is box 2
    5 is box 1
    6 is box 1

    Then it repeats. Don't know if this is confirmed or not.
    Myth busted. (The "how many emblems" thread has expanded to kind of tracking bonus boxes.)
  • lukeout007
    727 posts Member
    edited June 2014
    I've only opened 2 but got 3 the first time and 2 the second time. Not bad at all.
  • abc1177947165
    601 posts
    edited June 2014
    done it twice and got 2 donuts both times without paying to try again
  • mycosmsea
    132 posts Member
    edited June 2014
    I don't recall how many times for me, however it is always good to get donuts. Doing it for in game money is even better.
  • Samaranth01
    2182 posts Member
    edited June 2014
    Just opened 1 so far. Hit the 2 donut box on my first try. Took me 2 more tries to get the 3. Should have my second bonus box tomorrow. Hopefully my luck will be a little better. If not, I've got plenty of cash to trade to get the 3. :D
  • lee67628
    818 posts Member
    edited June 2014
    U are not alone.

    I have reached bonus box 3 times... Each time cost me $300,000!
    In other words, my 9 donuts (3 donuts x 3 times) cost me a hefty $900,000! ($300,000 x 3 times)

    Bad luck + inflation... Sigh :(
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  • AJtheboss1
    3869 posts Member
    edited June 2014
    lee67628 wrote:
    U are not alone.

    I have reached bonus box 3 times... Each time cost me $300,000!
    In other words, my 9 donuts (3 donuts x 3 times) cost me a hefty $900,000! ($300,000 x 3 times)

    Bad luck + inflation... Sigh :(
    It always baffles me how fake currency can have inflation. They should know better then to use American economics in a game... :lol:
    "The **** of the future will be the anti-****."
  • richardaca969
    1058 posts
    edited June 2014
    My first box gave me two donuts.
  • AARONRTD
    1807 posts Member
    edited June 2014
    I got 2 boxes the first time(special?!) getting #6 soon. Got 3 first try just about as many as the last one.
  • dcacooper
    389 posts Member
    edited June 2014
    My three donut bonuses have been in boxes 1, 3 and 1. Using my patented "Close your eyes, tap a box and trust to blind luck" technique, I have obtained the 9 donuts at a total cost of $300,000.
  • kingmob31838
    519 posts Member
    edited June 2014
    URGH. Someone doesn't instantly get the top payout and they think it's rigged. Game's random. People need to seriously step back from trying to see patterns in everything. They'll enjoy the game a lot more and there'd be a lot less petty complaints in other areas of the game.
  • efin98
    5856 posts Member
    edited June 2014
    I am sorry you feel so entitled to the donuts that you insist on complaining about voluntarily spending your own in-game money on more chances to earn one more donut but you don't get my sympathy- you get my pity. :roll:

    I have earned six boxes and each one I didn't care about getting 1, 2, or 3 I was just happy to get them. :roll:
  • darrenholm736
    1276 posts Member
    edited June 2014
    URGH. Someone doesn't instantly get the top payout and they think it's rigged. Game's random.

    That's what they WANT you to think.....
  • AOFIGO009
    1306 posts Member
    edited June 2014
    dcacooper wrote:
    My three donut bonuses have been in boxes 1, 3 and 1. Using my patented "Close your eyes, tap a box and trust to blind luck" technique, I have obtained the 9 donuts at a total cost of $300,000.

    I don't know why people don't use this winning technique more often, I never remember what box the 3 donuts are in because I don't care! Even if every bonus you need to spend 300,000 you're still getting lovely donuts, very very hard to get, by spending in-game money, very very easy to get, as opposed to real money, which have to legitimately earn!!
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  • NeoSEC28
    39616 posts
    edited June 2014
    URGH. Someone doesn't instantly get the top payout and they think it's rigged. Game's random.

    That's what they WANT you to think.....

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  • NMayo
    898 posts
    edited June 2014
    nah ive gotten 3 donuts the first time twice, then also got 1 donut the 3rd time and had to spend 150k to get 3 donuts for that one.. its all just luck.
  • NeoSEC28
    39616 posts
    edited June 2014
    I've got 3 donuts once and settled for 2donuts, if i see one donut appear i pay for the next one but not worried whether i get 3 or not 2+ is fine really :)
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  • peppers2ndmo
    247 posts
    edited June 2014
    efin98 wrote:
    I am sorry you feel so entitled to the donuts that you insist on complaining about voluntarily spending your own in-game money on more chances to earn one more donut but you don't get my sympathy- you get my pity. :roll:

    I have earned six boxes and each one I didn't care about getting 1, 2, or 3 I was just happy to get them. :roll:


    Please don't misunderstand me...I am not complaining and I don't feel entitled to anything. I was merely speculating that it seemed rather odd that I had the same experience four times in a row, and the only other person I asked also had the same experience. Now that I've read the various responses, I can see the answer is "no, the game isn't rigged".

    Personally, I am quite happy to pay 300,000 in-game currency for 3 donuts, especially since I really don't have anything else to buy at this point.
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