How to Decide Between the Free and the Paid Version of Words With Friends

by Marinka on August 7, 2012

Stage one: I have an iPhone! Yay, me! I am going to play Words with Friends! As soon as I get some friends, that is! Ha ha, I have friends! Here I go!

Stage two: Oh. I see there’s a free version and the 99 cent version (OMFG, you’d think in this shit economy, we’d get the cent symbol back!) (Oh, here it is: ¢.)

Stage three: On the one hand, 99¢ seems very affordable.  But on the other hand, can’t beat free! Choosing the more expensive option is why America is in the financial trouble it is now (AND BECAUSE OF THAT ASSHOLE GEORGE W. BUSH. Hey, it’s my blog, I can say mean things about him. Also, look again at what I found: ¢.)  I’ll go with free! TaDa!


Stage four:  OMFG, what’s this?


Is there going to be an ad every single time I play a word? How could it possibly be any more fucking annoying? And what, I’m saving 99¢? I’d pay ten thousand dollars at this point. That’s what’s wrong with America these days–everyone wanting something for nothing.


Step five: Go to the App Store. Search for Words With Friends Will Pay Good Hard Cash for It.

Step six: See that the version you want is $2.99. This seems more expensive than 99¢. Like $2.00 more.

Step seven: Review budget. Splurge. Continue to lose at Words With Friends to everyone you play with, without the inconvenience of ads.


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{ 15 comments… read them below or add one }

August 7, 2012 at 10:01 am

Wait – where did you find the cent sign?


shannon August 7, 2012 at 11:26 am

Try Words by Post. I’ve been much happier with it and it’s free!


Megan August 7, 2012 at 11:38 am

There is something repugnant to me about paying $2.99 to get routinely beaten at that fecking game by everyone I know (I seem to only win with strangers – clearly I need new friends).


Marinka August 8, 2012 at 6:42 am

We should definitely play. I don’t want to brag, but people have said that playing with me is a real confidence–builder!


the mama bird diaries
August 7, 2012 at 12:27 pm

I’ve never played this game. I just lounge around, knowing that i have $2.99 in my nest egg.


August 7, 2012 at 12:49 pm

Nothing is ever free. I keep picking these free apps at sbux thing I am so cool but I spend a fortune on coffee in the process!


Marinka August 8, 2012 at 6:43 am

What Sbux thing?! There are free apps?!


August 7, 2012 at 1:41 pm

3 bucks for endless amusement – really, it’s a bargain. And not at all fattening…


August 7, 2012 at 5:06 pm

That means Lorax is a valid word, right?


ChiTown Girl August 7, 2012 at 6:34 pm

I refuse to pay the $2.99 and just deal with the ads. I have, however, spent far too much money on 7 Little Words. You have an iPhone now, go check it out. I’m SERIOUSLY addicted. Don’t worry, you get a few packs for free, but I’ve since purchased every single additional pack of puzzles. I can’t go to sleep at night until I’ve played at least 5 puzzles, but usually it’s more like 10. Really, go check it out.


dusty earth mother August 7, 2012 at 6:46 pm

You think the ads are bad?? How about the videos that play in between moves that you can’t shut off for at least ten full seconds??

Suffering, But Saving $2.99 For Ungrateful Child’s College Fund


August 7, 2012 at 8:48 pm

I suffer daily from the lack of the cent sign on my keyboard. I think you should start a petition.


Lisa Rae @ smacksy August 7, 2012 at 9:28 pm

I still don’t know how to upload (download?) an app.
The word for that is “lame.”


Deborah J August 8, 2012 at 3:31 am

I had to go google that. Had to!
I may have a problem.
I have a daughter in London.
Live and learn.


Deborah J August 8, 2012 at 3:33 am

stop me…please.


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