The Lucky Streak is an event that requires many reward purchases . Players need about 200 spins to master it each spin costs 12 reward points. The current Lucky Streak Event is coinciding with a Marketplace Promotion and the two aren’t playing nice with each other. Any spins purchased for the Lucky Streak do not count towards progression for the Living On The Edge Marketplace Promotion ,. The information shown below supports the theory that this is no oversight and the reason Zynga does not offer Lucky Streak Spins in the Marketplace. Zynga needs to hang on to all their spenders if they want the game to survive and this type of stunt shows that they strategically take advantage of those still willing to spend money.
The concept of tick marks for mastery items came with the Steal of the Summer Promotion in June of 2011 which was 36 Marketplace Promotions ago .
It was noted that energy and stamina refills purchased from the job or fight pages didn’t count towards progression. At the time I was told by Zynga it was a bug but they never did fix it and it just became common knowledge that you needed to interrupt your game flow and go to the Marketplace to purchase refills.
Zynga sells just about everything you can think of in the Marketplace. It’s very suspicious that Lucky Streak Spins are not available here.
During Mafia Poker Events, you could purchase Poker Cards from the Marketplace so that fact that temporary event related items can easily be added isn’t a reason for their omission.
They even offer items which can no longer be used in the game. If anyone is interested, Shotgun Blasts and Sniper Shots are on sale and will count towards mastery. It’s pretty pathetic that players need to spend thousands of reward points on spins yet they can’t be purchased in the Marketplace. Zynga seems to screw over the loyal spenders in this game at every turn. Would it really hurt them to let their loyal spenders get a few extra pieces of loot?