Some players are getting a test popup for a “New VIP Membership”. You are promised “amazing benefits” to include extra help in the form of additional property parts, special loot and crew, extra skill points for level ups and the ability to exchange city cash every week (for 10 reward points). You get 50 skill points for signing up and they promise more. The cost varies depending on which popup you get but if you buy months in bulk, it’s a little cheaper. There is a 12 Month option but not many aren't confident the game will be around that long. I wouldn't make an investment like that.
There appear to be several versions of this popup. The one below sounds like a better deal. it offers 40 free reward points a week and exclusive discounts plus the ability to reallocate 25 skill points each week. Adding more than 501 mafia will certainly change the game as the equipment scores will reflect this change.
Test accounts that get this popup also have a Home Page banner. it says “Thank you for taking the survey” but I wasn’t offered a survey. They probably know what most would say.
Before investing any money in hopes to get extra benefits in the game, I would be very careful.What Zynga considers amazing is much different than what we the players do. We all know what happened to the last program Zynga implemented that promised benefits!
Thanks to Rei Asuka, Jim Madill and Nutz Rockwell for posting on the fan page.