It’s always exciting to open up Steam and to be greeted by discounts on games that you love. What I love about Steam is that they always seem to have something on sale.
I’m one of those people who seem to never buy Steam games unless they go on sale because games are expensive these days. I’ll rarely buy a game at full price unless it’s a developer I really like.
Steam is currently having a “Lunar New Year Sale” (or sometimes referred to as “The Chinese New Year Sale”). Steam decided to have a couple of extra perks for this celebration as well.
I’m going to try to give you as much info as I can on this kind of news, so be prepared and here comes the ultimate Steam Chinese New Year sale guide!
There are going to be a ton of games on sale. Some of these discounts are really great deals and are offers you don’t want to miss.
Games like SUPERHOT VR (25% off), Elite Dangerous (76% off), and Monster Hunter: World (34% off) are on sale and many other great titles.
There is also some bench marking software on sale like 3D Mark (85% off). These are really good deals that you don’t want to miss!
Unfortunately JUMP FORCE isn’t on sale, but it’s quickly climbing the top selling charts and going to be available on February 14.
It looks like it’s going to be an awesome game, I can’t wait to see how things go with it.
There are still a lot of different games to choose from though so don’t forget to check out the sweet deals Steam is having right now.
If you buy something for $30 or more you will get $5 off your first purchase!
These deals are going to all end on February 11th at 11:00AM.
What’s in The Envelope?
If you haven’t opened the red envelope yet in the Steam store, there is one with tokens in it as a reward. When I first opened it, it wouldn’t display how many tokens I got from it so I had to restart the Steam store.
After I restarted it, I opened up the Steam application and went to STORE >> FEATURED, then it shows how many tokens I have along with a “Redeem Now” button.
If you go to the “Redeem Now” Link it has a new section for redeeming any tokens that you may have called “The Rewards Booth”.
When I opened my envelope it gave me 4,500 tokens. It will probably give you a different amount of tokens though because the amount you receive is based on some previous purchases that you made in the past.
Not only are lots of games on sale, but you can also redeem any tokens that you receive for bonus savings on your next store purchase.
It costs 15,000 tokens to get an additional $5.00 discount on any purchases. So how do you get more tokens? You can get extra tokens from buying more games.
But the games have to be bought during this specific event or you won’t get any credit. For every $1 you spend on games for yourself you’ll receive 100 tokens.
So in my situation I’d need to spend at least $105 on games if I wanted to get the minimum 15,000 tokens for an additional $5.00 discount on my next purchase.
So the games being on sale are the only real good deals because spending $105 just to a $5.00 discount on my next purchase using tokens is a lot of money to be spending for such a small discount.
I’d say you can really only get the most out of that part of the sale if you were planning on buying a lot of games anyways. It’s still pretty cool though to be getting all these different discounts.
You can also get more tokens from giving other gifts. Steam gives you a bit more tokens for gifts because it’s exchange rate is 111 tokens for every dollar that you spend on them.
All the rewards that you can redeem on this page can’t be traded with other Steam players. If you were thinking about selling anything too, none of it can be sold on the marketplace.
Any reward that you get from this event stays on your account and can’t be given away or sold. Some rewards are temporary though and will disappear after this event so be aware!
Profile Customization & Chat Emoticons
You can also redeem your tokens for a couple of profile customizations. There is something called “GOLDEN PROFILE” that costs 4,000 tokens and turns your profile gold until this event ends.
But if you want your profile to stay golden for a bit longer there is also a “LEVEL-UP” section that extends how long it can stay gold for 12,000 tokens.
This upgrade will make your profile golden until March 6th, 2019 instead of February 11th.
There’s also a new badge that you can get for 2,000 tokens to display on your profile and this badge can be upgraded up to 10 times for 2,000 tokens each.
There are three different profile backgrounds each costing 1,000 tokens that you can get as well. One of them is a courtyard, a market, and a firecrackers background.
In total there are 12 different emoticons to choose from too, each emoticon costs 100 tokens. Examples of the emoticons are laughing, mad, shocked, et cetera and they all look like pigs.
Be sure to get anything that you want to get that cost you can purchase with tokens because all the tokens will disappear at the end of the Lunar New Year sale.
Remember, any games that were on sale will come off sale as well on February 11th at 11:00AM.
I really hope you are finding these kinds of posts useful.
If you have any questions regarding the Steam Lunar Sale or want to share any thoughts feel free to let me know in the comments.
I wish you the best and happy Lunar New Year!