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Guide to Satisfaction Points & Rewards in The Sims 4

Your ultimate guide on Earning (and Spending) Satisfaction Points

Did you know your Sims aren’t limited to just 3 traits? Or that there are potions that can do everything from replenishing all their motives at once to even extending their lifespan? It’s true! How do you reap these rewards? By earning satisfaction points!

How to Earn Satisfaction Points

Sims can earn satisfaction points four different ways:

  • Aspirations
  • Whims
  • Scenarios
  • Living in a Haunted House (Requires Paranormal Stuff pack)

Aspirations

Every time your Sim completes an aspiration goal, they’ll earn a number of satisfaction points. Completing an entire aspiration not only rewards you with an extra reward trait but you’ll also have earned anywhere between 3,000-4,000 satisfaction points over the course of completing the aspiration.

Whims

Whims are like wishes from The Sims 3 or wants from The Sims 2. They were disabled by default in a game update a few years ago but you can re-enable them in the Game Options. Once Whims are enabled, you’ll see thought bubbles above your Sim’s portrait. Hover over them to see what kinds of things they want and fulfill them to earn some extra satisfaction points.

You can lock in whims you want to complete later by clicking on the pin icon next to them. You can also delete a whim you don’t want to do by clicking the X icon on it. A new whim will immediately replace it.

Scenarios

Scenarios are a great way to earn a lot of satisfaction points, sometimes with little to no effort depending on the difficulty level of the scenario.

On the Main Menu, start a new scenario of your choice. If you want to challenge yourself, go for an Intermediate scenario. If you just want a quick and easy stack of satisfaction points, pick an Easy scenario. Complete the scenario goals to earn 5,000 satisfaction points! That’s more than what you would typically get for completing an aspiration so it’s well worth your time to do the scenarios.

Haunted House

If you own the Paranormal Stuff pack, your Sims can live in a haunted house. For every night you survive in a haunted house, everyone in the household will earn 125 satisfaction points. You can earn even more per night by purchasing the cursed hand statue and setting the house to Heroic mode, which will net your Sims 250 points a night each.

It’s a good way to earn points daily without really doing anything… as long as you don’t mind things that go bump in the night.

Rewards Store

So what do you do with all those satisfaction points? Spend them on rewards! Open up the Rewards Store by clicking the gift icon on your Sim’s aspiration panel. You can sort by Potions or Traits. Potions are one-time use and can be purchased multiple times. Traits are permanent and can only be purchased once per Sim. There are also a few other objects in the list but the vast majority of the rewards are either drinkable potions or permanent traits.

Potions and Consumables

Below is the full list of drinkable or edible rewards your Sims can purchase with Satisfaction Points.

RewardCostDLC PackEffect
Instant Fun100Instantly fills the Fun need
Instant Hygiene100Instantly fills the Hygiene need
Confident Potion200Drink this to temporarily make your Sim Confident
Energized Potion200Drink this to temporarily make your Sim Energized
Flirty Potion200Drink this to temporarily make your Sim Flirty
Focused Potion200Drink this to temporarily make your Sim Focused
Happy Potion200Drink this to temporarily make your Sim Happy
Inspired Potion200Drink this to temporarily make your Sim Inspired
Quirk-B-Gone250Get FamousThis potion removes one Fame Quirk of your choosing from a Celebrity Sim
Lifestyle-Go-Poof Potion300Snowy EscapeA peculiar brew that can instantly reconfigure a Sim's life, setting them on a new path--one free of the Lifestyle they currently live
Sleep Replacement400Instantly fills the Energy need
Mermadic Kelp500Island LivingEat this to turn into a Mermaid
Moodlet Solver500Instantly removes all negative moodlets from your Sim and fills all needs
Insta-Large750Drink this to become a bigger you
Insta-Lean750The most efficient diet beverage on the market
Potion of Youth1,500Drink this to turn back the clock on your Sim's current age
Re-Traiting Potion5,000Drinking this will allow you to reset all of your traits
Traits and Reward Objects

Below is the full list of traits and other reward objects Sims can purchase with Satisfaction Points.

RewardCostDLC PackEffect
Always Welcome500Always Welcome Sims will act more at home at others' residences, and the hosts won't mind at all
Cold Acclimation500SeasonsSims with Cold Acclimation aren't affected as much by chilly weather but can still feel the effects
Great Storyteller500Outdoor RetreatGreat storytellers are better at telling bigger and better stories
Gym Rat500Gym rats build Fun and don't lose Hygiene while exercising
Heat Acclimation500SeasonsSims with Heat Acclimation aren't affected as much by hot weather but can still feel the effects
Observant500Observant Sims learn the traits of others just by meeting them
Sacred Candles500Paranormal StuffSacred candles that help calm nearby Sims and ward off evil spirits
Speed Cleaner500Speed Cleaners tidy up much faster
Waterproof500SeasonsWaterproof Sims don't get wet in the rain
Mentor1,000Once Mentors reach level 10 in certain skills, the Mentor action becomes available and they can help other Sims improve their skills even more quickly
Morning Sim1,000Morning Sims build extra skill in the morning
Night Owl1,000Night Owls build extra skill at night
Speed Reader1,000Speed Readers read books faster than your average Sim
Storm Chaser1,000SeasonsStorm Chaser Sims love stormy weather and thrive in terrifying conditions
Free Services1,500All single-use service requests are free
Marketable1,500Marketable Sims sell items they've crafted for more simoleons
Stoves and Grills Master1,500Outdoor RetreatStoves and Grills Masters have a chance to create Impeccable quality consumables that use stoves and grills
Creative Visionary2,000Creative Visionaries have a higher chance of painting and writing masterworks
Entrepreneurial2,000Entrepreneurial Sims are more likely to get promoted in their career
Frugal2,000A Frugal Sim's household has reduced bills
Heatproof2,000SeasonsHeatproof Sims aren't negatively affected by hot temperatures and enjoy the heat
Iceproof2,000SeasonsIceproof Sims aren't negatively affected by cold temperatures and enjoy the cold
Incredibly Friendly2,000Incredibly Friendly Sims are immediately liked when met with a nice introduction
Independent2,000Independent Sims' Social needs decay slower
Shameless2,000Shameless Sims will never get Embarrassed
Steel Bladder2,000Sims with a Steel Bladder rarely have to pay attention to their Bladder need
Beguiling2,500Beguiling Sims can put anyone in a Flirty mood with just one look
Antiseptic3,000Antiseptic Sims' Hygiene need decays much slower
Carefree3,000Carefree Sims will never get Tense
Connections3,000Sims with Connections start all careers several levels ahead
Fertile3,000Fertile Sims have an easier time when trying for a baby, and a higher chance of twins and triplets
Great Kisser3,000Great Kissers have amazing success with kissing and increase Charisma with every kiss
Paranormal Investigator License3,000Paranormal StuffBecome a certified Paranormal Investigator, unlocking the Paranormal Investigator Freelance Career and the Summon Guidry séance
Hardly Hungry4,000Some Sims just don't have much of an appetite
Professional Slacker4,000Professional Slackers have no fear of being demoted or fired
Savant4,000Savants gain all skills much faster
Seldom Sleepy4,000Seldom Sleepy Sims need less sleep than other Sims
Super Green Thumb4,000Super Green Thumbs will find that the plants they garden have amazing vitality
Money Tree5,000SeasonsA money tree for your Sims to grow their riches
Needs No One5,000Sims that Need No One never need to socialize
Brave8,000Paranormal StuffSims with this trait aren't as easily frightened. Brave Sims regain their composure faster than most Sims and don't mind being near supernatural beings such as Ghosts or Skeletons
Forever Fresh8,000Forever Fresh Sims never need to shower or bathe
Forever Full10,000Forever Full Sims never need to eat
Never Weary10,000Never Weary Sims never need sleep

There’s no limit to how many potions you can buy and there is no limit to the number of traits your Sims can have, so what are you waiting for? Go make your Sims’ lives easier by earning and spending Satisfaction Points!

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