How to Redeem Your Free Simpoints in "Sims 3"

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How to Redeem Your Free Simpoints in "Sims 3"
SimPoints are money in "The Sims 3," letting you buy new content. (Siri Stafford/Photodisc/Getty Images)

When you purchase "The Sims 3" PC game or some of the additional content, you're sometimes awarded free SimPoints. These points, usually purchased with real money, act as the in-game currency. With SimPoints, you can purchase additional in-game items, like clothes, furniture, hairstyles and other exclusive content. To redeem free SimPoints acquired through purchasing the game or an extension, you need to create an official "Sims 3" account and register your copy of the game.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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Things you need

  • Sims 3 serial code

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Instructions

    No "Sims 3" Account

  1. 1

    Open your Web browser and type "store.thesims3.com" into the address bar, hitting "Enter" when finished. Click "Create an Account" near the top-left side of the screen, next to the bottom of the game's logo.

  2. 2

    Enter your serial code in the indicated box. Enter the required information in the remaining boxes and type the CAPCHA code into the box directly under it. Click the check box reading "I have read and accept EA's Privacy Policy and Terms of Service" and click the green "Sign Up" button.

  3. 3

    Click "My Account," then the orange "Redeem Free Sims Points" button. Click "OK" in the pop-up window asking if you'd like to apply your SimPoints to your account.

    Already Have An Account

  1. 1

    Open your Web browser and go to "store.thesims3.com." Click "Login" near the top-left corner of the window and enter your e-mail address and password in the appropriate boxes before hitting the blue "Log In" button.

  2. 2

    Hover your mouse over "My Page" on the navigation bar near the top of the window and select "My Account." Choose "Register a Game" and enter the serial code that came with your game. Click "Register" and go "MyPage."

  3. 3

    Click the orange "Redeem your SimPoints" link underneath your profile's avatar. Press "OK" to confirm that you want to add the free SimPoints to your account.

Tips and warnings

  • After adding the points to your account, you can verify that they registered by clicking the "Store" button near the top of the page. If the points added, you'll see the points reflected in your SimPoints total on the top-left portion of the page under "Logout."

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