Gil Gunderson is a non-controllable character, (NPC) that randomly appears in the player's Springfield to offer the player special limited-time deals to encourage the purchase of Donuts. If Gil's offer contains items that cannot be purchased multiple times, like the Springfield Sign or the Volcano Lair, and if the player already possesses at least one of those items, Gil will not show in that player's town.
Gil Gunderson (usually referred to as Ol' Gil or simply just Gil) is an unsuccessful and unlucky businessman of Springfield. He once stayed in the Simpson's House.
- Gil is well known for his poor salesmanship and business skills, often desperate to sell goods which are usually rejected.
- Gil's offer "The Science Fund" was instead called "Nerd Farm" on some player's games.
- Gil comments on the fact that he is a non-playable character during the introductory stages of the Monorail 2015 Event and the Dilapidated Rail Yard Expansion, lamenting that people wanted Lyle Lanley to stick around but want to get rid of him at every opportunity, which starts the mission Same as it Ever Was that involves the town running him out.
- "Hot damn, a customer!"
- "I'll work for food!"
- "Take it easy!"
Gil Deals Edit
Christmas Special Edit
"Celebrate consumerism with this holiday inspired theme park and tree!"
The Christmas Special deal would allow the player to purchase Santa's Village for its standard price of 200, but would also include a free Holiday Tree, normally worth 75. It went from December 19–22, 2012.
Donut Offer Edit
"Celebrate the season with even more donuts!"
From December 23–28, 2012, the player would be offered another deal. This deal adds 25% more Donuts to the Donut bundles in the store. For example, the dozen Donuts (originally 12) became 15.
A Sign and Doom Edit
"Nothing says 'I'm in charge' like a giant super laser!"
The Science Fund (Nerd Farm) Edit
"Who wouldn't want an awkward nerd in their town?"
Day Old Donuts Edit
"They don't taste good, but they purchase premium content just fine."
Black Friday 2013 Edit
"Here's some stuff that has nothing to do with Thanksgiving but you definitely want to buy anyway!"
Holiday Donuts Edit
"Holiday donuts...Get 'em while they are still appropriate to the season!"
From December 24–31, 2013, a holiday donut sale was offered. This deal adds up to 30% more Donuts to the Donut bundles in the store.
Krusty Premium Package Edit
"Get the Krusty Premium package...for some reason with Dr. Nick!"
Mansion of Solid Gold Edit
"Finally you can make all the other mansions you have look like junk!"
More Dough for Your Dough Edit
"Get more dough for your dough! Plus also... some other things!"
From August 4–11, 2014, Gil offered two new donut deals. The first was a Dumpster full of Donuts (containing 576) plus a Premium Mystery Box guaranteed to contain one of 13 specially selected premium buildings. The Premium Mystery Box offered players an equal chance to win a premium building. If a player already owned one of the unique premium buildings, their prize would be substituted with either Lard Lad Donuts or Ferris Wheel.
Back to School Edit
From August 13–18, 2014, Gil offered a new deal including Otto and the School Bus, Tetherball, Monkey Bars and See-Saw for 70. This would normally cost 140 for the premium items and 1520 for the non-premium items.
Black Friday 2014 Edit
"Buy limited time sale items and get donut rebates right on the spot!"
From November 28 to December 1, 2014, during the Thanksgiving 2014 Event, Gil would sell one premium item for an hour with a rebate. The time between deals varied. After spending the full amount, the player would receive a certain number of donuts back based on the cost of the item (at least 20%).
See a full list of returning items here.
Cyber Monday 2014 Edit
"Get your very own giant, robot dinosaur... Truckasaurus!"
On December 1, 2014, following the Black Friday 2014 sale was Cyber Monday. On Cyber Monday the Truckasaurus was offered for 225 donuts.
Holiday Donuts 2014 Edit
"Buy your holiday donuts today!"
From December 24–27, 2014, following Part 1 of Christmas 2014 Event, Gil offered the same holiday donut sale as in 2013. This deal adds up to 30% more Donuts to the Donut bundles in the store.
Queen Helvetica Deal Edit
“Get your life-sized Castle of Equalia, complete with a Queen Helvetica outfit for Lisa!”
The Homer Deal Edit
“The most epic fail of automotive history — get yours today!”
Blarney Castle Deal Edit
"Kissing Irish things hasn't helped Gil out much, but I'm sure you'll have better luck!"
Easter Island God Deal Edit
“He’s a high maintenance Easter Island God. Buy him today!”
Ajax Steel Mill Deal Edit
"He works hard, he plays hard! Get Roscoe and the Steel Mill today!"
End of School Promotion 2015 Deal Edit
“Daily end of school sales! Three days only!”
From June 12–15, 2015, during the End of School Promotion 2015, Gil gave the player the possibility to purchase several premium items while getting back some of the Donuts required to buy them. Each item was only available for 24 hours. Once a new day started, the items from the previous one couldn't be purchased anymore. This also applied for the permanent items, as they were removed from their usual categories in the store for the duration of the sale.
4th of July 2015 Edit
“Curious to hear Nixon’s side of the story? Grab him today!”
The Homer 2 Deal Edit
Ice Cream Man Homer Deal Edit
"Get your summer treats here! Limited time only!"
On July 30, 2015, Gil offered for 120 donuts the Ice Cream Truck, a premium decoration that gives a 3.5% bonus to players. It came with a 5 parts Quest, The Ice Cream Man Cometh and a new costume for Homer, the Ice Cream Man Homer.
Muscular Marge Deal Edit
Oktoberfest 2015 Deal Edit
“New Oktoberfest deals each day! Plus get beer-absorbing donuts back with every purchase!”
From September 30 to October 6, 2015, during the Oktoberfest 2015 Promotion, Gil gave the player the possibility to purchase several premium items while getting back some of the Donuts required to buy them. Most of the items were only available for 48 hours.
Halloween 2015 Promo Edit
"Get a classy place to conduct dark business with ancient entities, for a limited time only!"
Black Friday - Cyber Monday 2015 Promotion Edit
"Limited-time deals every hour! Get donuts back with every purchase! This can't go wrong for Ol' Gil!"
From November 27 to 30, 2015, during the Black Friday 2015 Promotion, Gil offered dozens of premium items with the guarantee that donuts would be returned after the purchase, and each item was only available for an hour, although they did repeat. The final item offered was a new item.
Winter 2015 Event Deal Edit
"Get your own little scene of Winter happiness now!"
Big Game Supplies 2016 Promotion Deal Edit
"Get you tailgate party going for the Supe--er, Big Game. I said Big Game. Whew, close one!"
Valentine's Day 2016 Event Deal Edit
"Add a little meat to your Springfield with Der Krazy Kraut."
St. Easter 2016 Event Deal Edit
"This Irish brawler is all about unification. What could go wrong?"
Spring Cleaning 2016 Promotion Edit
“Gil's got a bunch of great deals in honor of the start of the allergy season!”
From April 13 to 19, 2016, during the Spring Cleaning 2016 Promotion, Gil gave the player the possibility to purchase several premium items while getting back some of the Donuts required to buy them. Most of the items were only available for 48 hours.
Wild West Promo Edit
"Stir things up in Springfield with a whole stronghold of hoodlums!"
Praiseland 2017 Promotion Edit
"Build Praiseland park, now with Rachel Jordan!"
Burns Dragon Promo Edit
"Enchant and summon Burns Dragon to earn rewards!"
Jesus Christ & Heavenly Swing Set Edit
"Purchase Jesus" He is the reason for the season!"
Moe's Express Promotion Edit
"Get Larry, Sam, and Moe's Express!"
Jack the Ripper Promotion Edit
"Get Jack the Ripper and Scotland Yard!"
Day Old Donuts Edit
"Day Old Donuts! They don't taste as good, but they purchase premium content just fine."
From August 1, 2018 during the Act 1 of the Moe's Ark 2018 Event, Gil offered a pack of Donuts in a sale as part of the Day Old Donuts promotion. Either a Truckload of 300 Old Donuts 50% off, or Boatload of 2400 Old Donuts 80% off.
Sarah Wiggum Promotion Edit
"Get Sarah Wiggum and Springfield Aquarium!"
Treehouse of Horror XXIX Promotion Edit
"Balance your religious deities with The Devil himself!"
A Simpsons Christmas Special Promotion Edit
"Get ready to roll with a radical blast from the past – Young Marge!"
From December 12, 2018 during the Act 2 of the A Simpsons Christmas Special 2018 Event, Gil offered a new character, Young Marge, and the Roller Rink for 199, as part of the A Simpsons Christmas Special Promotion.
Lil' Vicki Valentine Promotion Edit
"Get ready to bring another star to Springfield - Vicki Valentine!"
Moe's Express Lemonade Promotion Edit
"Get these fine boys, before they grow up into big jerks!"