CityVille Expansion packs give you Zoning Permits with bonuses
Here's a complete look at both (warning: expensive prices ahead!):
Expansion Pack 1 - Costs: 150 City Cash
- 40 Zoning Permits
- One Founder's Residence (300-650 population)
- One Pastel Houses (700-1,000 population)
Expansion Pack 2 - Costs: 65 City Cash
- 20 Zoning Permits
- One Celebrity House (600-850 population)
As you can see, the bonuses here aren't just "free" citizen boosts (keep in mind you are paying a premium for these packs, so these bonuses aren't exactly free), but they also contain limited edition items that were thought to be gone from the game forever. As one example, the Celebrity House was available in early July and then retired, while the Founder's Residence (or Founder's Building, as it is sometimes referred to) was available even earlier in June. Does that make these bundles worth a purchase? That will ultimately be up to you.
Think about it this way - what are these extra houses worth to you? Since you can ultimately collect all of those Zoning Permits for free from friends, these bonuses are all your City Cash investment goes towards anyway. If they're worth 150 and 65 City Cash, respectively, then go for it; just make sure you're comfortable spending that much money on some otherwise free items before you pull the proverbial trigger.
Will you buy either of these Expansion Packs in CityVille, or will you stick to collecting Zoning Permits for free the old fashioned way? Sound off in the comments.