Thanksgiving is a public holiday celebrated on the fourth Thursday of November in the United States. EA Sports FIFA often recognise the celebration with a few offers within FIFA Ultimate Team. It appears that as FUT has evolved, EA take every opportunity to make the promotions bigger and better (think back to Halloween Ultimate Scream this year compared to previous years). FIFA 17 Thanksgiving offers will likely be live on Thursday, November 24th, 2016 and will lead into the FIFA 17 Black Friday and Cyber Monday offers.
FIFA 17 Thanksgiving Offers
We’ll update the offers here as they are confirmed.
25k Rare Gold Pack (or 500 FIFA Points)
Start time: 6pm UK, 24th November, 2016
Finish time: 2pm UK, 25th November, 2016
Duration: 20 Hours
Pack limit: 10
15k Jumbo Premium Gold Pack (or 300 FIFA Points)
Start time: 12am UK, 24th November, 2016
Finish time: 7am UK, 29th November, 2016
Duration: 5 days, 7 hours
Pack limit: Unlimited
FIFA 17 Pack Offers
Expect to see Thanksgiving themed packs to ease us into the Black Friday and Cyber Monday promotions. We have just seen that SIF ST Ronaldo will feature in the FIFA 17 TOTW 10 squad, meaning EA will likely want to release packs early into the release. Thanksgiving provides the perfect opportunity before Black Friday. Expect prices to fall further than expected as we’ve got a strong TOTW accompanying the promotions.
FIFA 17 Squad Building Challenge
Squad Building Challenges are new this year and present the perfect opportunity to add further excitement to the game. The requirements could be based around USA players. Alternatively EA may choose to mirror their FIFA 14 promotion and release a featured tournament.
FIFA 17 Daily Gifts
While there’s a small chance FUT Web App Daily Gifts will feature for Thanksgiving, we’ll likely see an appearance over the Black Friday and Cyber Monday period. Expect to see them over FUTMAS too!
- 35k Mega Packs during FIFA 16.
- The Gravy Boat offline and online tournament during FIFA 14. Entry Requirements: A minimum of 1 players in starting XI from the USA. Online Win Reward: 1st win: 1x Consumables Pack + 3,500 coins, 2nd win: 3,500 Coins. Offline Win Reward: 1st win: 1x Consumables Pack + 2,000 coins, 2nd win: 2,000 Coins.
FUT Thanksgiving FAQ
Will we still see the first edition of FUT United before Black Friday and Cyber Monday?
Unfortunately not. It appears that the trend of last year was not repeated for FIFA 17 and the market will crash during Black Friday and Cyber Monday. The extent of this crash of course depends on the pack offers released! These packs will be largely opened thanks to a strong FUT 17 TOTW 10 squad.
How long will the FIFA 17 Thanksgiving offers last?
If EA choose to release offers, they will be available for one day only. The day after Thanksgiving is Black Friday. Following on from previous years, EA will definitely be releasing a lot of offers during Black Friday and Cyber Monday.
Will we see lightning rounds for Thanksgiving?
There is a very small possibility, but we do not believe that you will see lightning rounds. These will likely be available during Black Friday and Cyber Monday.
Can I make coins during the FUT 17 Thanksgiving promotion?
Yes! If EA decide to release offers, especially Tournaments or Squad Building Challenges, then coins are there to be made. The ease of which you can make coins will depend upon how exciting the win rewards are and how exclusive the SBC or tournament requirements. Basically, anything that changes the supply or demand for a player will influence his price. If you recognise a player that will soon see increased demand during a tournament or squad building challenge window, then it’s wise to invest in him and wait until you feel he has reached his short term peak.
Will Thanksgiving offers affect the FIFA 17 Transfer Market?
We’re predicting a small negative affect on the FIFA 17 transfer market as we do not feel the offers will be too significant during Thanksgiving. Bare in mind that players are now anticipating a Black Friday and Cyber Monday market crash, prices are falling anyway.