January 2013 - last edited July 2015 by SandArcher
Purchasing The Sims 3 game and Expansions/Stuff Packs through Origin
After purchasing or registering your copy of The Sims 3 through Origin, it takes a little bit more to make sure you get all your content and rewards.
To make sure you're getting the most from redeeming your content:
You can always find your base game key on the Game Detail Page in your Origin client which can be accessed by right-clicking on the game's icon and choosing "view game details." You no longer need game codes for your expansion / stuff packs with the latest update.
In order to get your registration rewards, you'll need to log-in to TheSims3.com with the same email address you use for your Origin Account.
Note, you do not need to re-register your game at TheSims3.com. New users to TheSims3.com, however, will have to complete an account registration process.
Note, codes for bonus content and The Sims 3 Store content are redeemed through TheSims3.com, not through Origin.
The Sims 3, expansions, and Stuff Packs can all be redeemed through Origin or TheSims3.com, but once redeemed do not need to be re-registered in the other. After you've checked that your game is in your My Games library, head to TheSims3.com to redeem your bonus content codes or download your registration rewards.
Registering The Sims 3 game and Expansions/Stuff Packs to your Origin account via the Sims 3 website
If you already own The Sims 3 or any of the Expansion/Stuff Packs, and wish to register them on your Origin account, please follow the steps below. Please note, these are 20 digit codes – if your code has 16 digits, it’s for bonus downloadable content. You can find instructions on how to register 16 digit codes in the next section of this article.
1. Go to http://www.thesims3.com and make an account if you do not already have one. If you have an account, skip to step 3.
2. When making an account, enter your serial code for The Sims 3.
3. Once you are a registered member of the The Sims 3 website, login to your account so that you can then register any other expansion packs or stuff packs that you own to your account.
4. Click on the My Page tab.
5. Then click the My Account tab.
6. Click on Register a Game.
7. Enter the product code for the expansion pack or stuff pack.
8. Click the green Register button.
Redeem Bonus Content for The Sims 3:
Some expansion packs come with bonus content for players who register their game online. The most common bonus content is where The Sims 3 (base game) and World Adventures will each grant 1,000 Simpoints to a registered player’s account.
These are 16 digits codes for bonus content. If your code is a 20 digit code for the base game or an expansion, please see the earlier section of this article. If you do have a 16 digit bonus code to redeem but have not yet registered your game or expansion, you should do so prior to redeeming your bonus code.
August 2013 - last edited October 2013
If you register the base game or an expansion on the Sims 3 website or buy it from Origin, you will be able to download free registration bonus items. Here the links to all the registration rewards:
The Sims 3: Riverview (World)
World Adventures: Explorer's Loot
Ambitions: The Ultimate Career Bundle
Late Night: The Red Carpet Collection
Generations: The Sims 3 Generations Registration Gifts
Showtime: Freestyle DJ Booth
Supernatural: Plants vs. Zombies Fan Pack
Seasons: Seasons Wall Decal Pack
University Life: Mascot Attack Pack
Island Paradise: Tropical Waters Hat Pack
Into the Future: Cosmic Cosmetics Bundle