“Free” is the operative word in Mafia Wars this week, as users are being given free items at every turn. There are two particular areas of interest where users can score some free loot. One is triggered by purchasing a Mafia Wars Game Card, while the other is achieved for simply clicking on a few links.
Free Property Upgrade Available This Weekend Only
Whether you’re just starting out in the world of property building in Mafia Wars, or if you’re a real estate mogul, it’s still likely that there is at least one building in your property lineup that could use an upgrade. If that’s the case, make sure to play the game sometime this weekend, as Zynga is giving away one free property upgrade to all users.
To be specific, this promotion starts at 12:01 AM Saturday morning (that’s tomorrow morning), and runs until 11:59 PM Sunday night. Within that time frame, you’ll be able to login to Mafia Wars, head to the properties page in the city of your choice and upgrade one building you find there.
Yes, this includes the special item-creation buildings like the Chop Shop and the Weapons Depot. You can even use this free upgrade to upgrade your Casino in Vegas, or any of the other buildings you currently own (of course, the aforementioned trio would be the best use of your upgrade).
Be sure to login to the game sometime this weekend to make the most of this opportunity!
Redeem Mafia Wars Game Card, Receive Limited Edition Item
Similar to the promotion currently taking place in FarmVille, Zynga has launched a new promotion in Mafia Wars that will reward all users who purchase and redeem a Mafia Wars Game Card with an exclusive in-game item.
In FarmVille’s case, the item is a Valeducktorian (and we have a way for you to win one in our new contest), but here in Mafia Wars, the item is the Osprey Helicopter, a special defensive vehicle with 32 Attack and 67 Defense points.
This item will only be available to users who take advantage of this offer before the promotion ends on September 14. You can pick up Mafia Wars Game Cards at many nationwide retailers, including Target, GameStop, Walmart, 7-Eleven, and Best Buy.