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Valentine's Day Splash
Valentine's Day 2013

January 30, 2013 - February 28, 2013

The Valentine's Day 2013 Event was the third major event to be released for The Simpsons: Tapped Out. It  was released to all players on January 30, 2013, the same month in which the first Christmas Event ended. There were new buildings, characters, and even a new level added during the event on February 14, 2013, after its accidental release to some players with the event's initial release. A new currency was added which was similar to the treats and santa coins, called hearts. Hearts could be used to purchase limited time buildings and decorations until February 28, 2013, when the event ended. On February 21, 2013, the Heart Press became available which gave players the option to pay twenty hearts for an chance to earn up to 1000 Money.

Valentines guide

The Valentine's Day Event Guide

Another new social feature became available for players during the event. They could visit their friends' Springfields and leave Valentine's Cards by tapping on their buildings. When they logged into their game, they would be able to tap the character who is unlocked with the building and collect a Heart. Only buildings which unlocked characters upon completion could have Valentine's Cards delivered there, as when the friend logs in, the card appeared on characters which the building unlocks, and not the chosen building.

With only twenty days between the end of the Christmas 2012 Event and the start of the Valentine's Day Event, it was one of the shortest gaps in-between two major updates. At the end of the Christmas Event, however, the snow which covered the player's Springfield at the start of it did not disappear, and instead vanished at the release of the Valentine's Day Event. In the gap between the two events, there was much speculation as to when the snow would disappear.

New contentEdit

Below is a list of all the new content included in the original Valentine's Day Event on January 30, 2013. Please note that after the event, some of the items listed are no longer available:


Name Cost Requirements
Phineas Q. Butterfat's Hearts10 Complete Valentine's Day Pt. 4
Howard's Flowers Hearts25 Complete Valentine's Day Pt. 8
Sir Putt-A-Lot's Hearts50 Complete Valentine's Day Pt. 13
Escalator To Nowhere Money1 million Complete myPad
Popsicle Stick Skyscraper Money2 million Complete myPad


Name Cost Requirements
Rose Bush Hearts10 None
Valentine's Tree Hearts15 Complete Valentine's Goodies Pt. 1
Love Planter Hearts20 Complete Valentine's Goodies Pt. 2
Rose Arch Hearts25 Complete Valentine's Goodies Pt. 3
Valentine's Pond Hearts30 Complete Valentine's Goodies Pt. 4
Cherub Topiary Hearts35 Complete Valentine's Goodies Pt. 5
Cozy Hammock Hearts40 Complete Valentine's Goodies Pt. 6
I Choo-Choo-Choose You Train Hearts100 Complete Valentine's Goodies Pt. 7


Name Cost/How to unlock Collection
Shauna Donuts90 Toughies

Miscellaneous ItemsEdit

Name Cost Description
Mystery Love Box Donuts5 Win hearts or Valentine's decorations!
Heart Grinder Hearts20 Chance to win up to 1000 Money!


  • This event included the only splash screen to feature Bart or any character other than Homer.