Last updated on January 29, 2021
Dark Deal | Illustration by Scott Murphy
MTG Arena has a lot going on. There’s all sorts of in-game currencies that you can get your hands on in several different ways. You can unlock more stuff by leveling up the Mastery Pass. Climb the ladder, complete your quests, participate in events, etc.
But what do you do with all the fruits of your labor? Well, there’s a plethora of stuff to shop around for in the MTGA Store. Today, we’re going to be focusing on daily deals.
We’ll talk about where to find them, when they reset, and what type of goodies you can expect to see for purchase. Ready? Let’s go!
Finding Daily Deals
First thing’s first. Where do you find the daily deals?
It’s pretty simple, thankfully. Here are some easy steps if you’re not sure where to start:
1. Open the “Store” tab in MTGA
2. Click “Go to Deals” from the Store’s main ‘Featured’ tab
That’s it, you’re there! It should look something like this:
When Do Daily Deals Refresh?
These deals last as long as advertised: daily.
You’ll have one day to snag the deals for the day. They reset at 8:00 am PST / 4:00 pm UTC. If you miss your chance, you’ll have to wait until that same deal pops up again some other time, or just hope the next day’s deals are even better.
You’ll see a timer on the Daily Deals page of Arena’s Store showing how long you have until those items are no longer available as a daily deal. Once that time expires, new items replace them. It’s a way to encourage players to purchase these items while they’re there because if you don’t get it while it’s available as a daily deal, you don’t know when you’ll get another chance.
Types of Deals
There’s a variety of different offers you can find in the daily deals section. The problem is that you never know when you’re going to find what you’re looking for, or when the good deals are going to be there unless you log on every day and check. But there is another way to check the daily deals: on the infamous Twitter-verse. But we’ll get to that in just a bit.
You’ll often find card styles in the daily deals, which are strictly cosmetic. They give the card you have a fancy looking frame. They look pretty awesome and there’s plenty of different styles that pop up all the time, so you’ll eventually see something that strikes your fancy, I’m sure.
To be clear, you have to own the card to use a card style frame. Buying the frame will not unlock the card for you to use.
You’ll sometimes find packs here. Although you can buy packs whenever you need, they don’t call them daily deals for nothing. The packs in daily deals sell for a slightly cheaper cost than normal. Which packs you’ll find here varies, though a lot of times it’s the set that most recently came out.
Sleeves also show up in daily deals on occasion. These are more cosmetics so you can be the coolest kid on the block.
Have you been wanting a specific avatar, but the price was a little too steep? They show up in the store sometimes too!
Now for the best deals around. You can exchange some of your gold or gems for a higher value of gold. Yeah, it’s a good as it sounds. All value. What Magic player doesn’t love value?
There’s also the gems version of that type of deal. You don’t want to miss these, it’s a steal!
Holidays can also bring some unique and awesome daily deals, but you don’t see them very often. Getting a draft token on the cheap is pretty nice.
What’s the Deal with Daily Deals?
Daily deals create a reason for players to log into MTG Arena more often. Similar to daily rewards, they encourage and reward you for logging in daily and maybe even playing a few games. The deals encourage you to log in and check what’s going on and, if you’re going to be on anyway, you might as well play some games too, right? Maybe or maybe not, but that’s the idea.
By making the deals a surprise, it encourages you to take a look and purchase before they’re gone. Since you don’t know what will be there and when it’ll be back, the deals encourage you to make purchases then and there.
There’s also another way WotC encourages players to take a look at the daily deals. You experience it every time you log in. It’s that pesky notification symbol that sits on the “Store” button until you take a look at the daily deals. It’s annoying, right? Research suggests that we feel a need to check these types of notifications and they can cause anxiety if we don’t clear that notifications.
This is the same reason WotC probably puts those free gold and gem deals in there, as well. To encourage you to log on more and check if there’s any “free” gold or gems available for grabs.
Trynn, Champion of Freedom | Illustration by Jesper Ejsing
List of Daily Deals
While there isn’t a list of what you’ll see in the daily deals accessible to the public, there is a place to check them out without logging into the game. ArenaDailyDeals on Twitter is a reliable place to find out what’s going on that day and if it’s worth logging in for you. You don’t want to miss when you can get 500 gold for 50 gold, so make sure to give them a follow and turn those notifications on!
Closing the Deal
That’s everything there is to know about the daily deals. It’s a good place to find some awesome cosmetics that you’d like or hopefully even turn your gold into even more gold. Checking this daily can be a high commitment, but at least give ArenaDailyDeals a follow and make it a little easier on yourself. And if you’re looking for other in-game loot, check out the current list of codes that are available on MTG Arena. Free stuff is always a good time.
What are your thoughts on the daily deals? Let me know in the comments down there! And don’t forget to keep an eye on our blog for more awesome content from us. If you’re looking to support us even more, maybe consider becoming a Patron or just downloading our free MTGA app, Arena Tutor. It helps keep the lights on here and is always appreciated.
Thanks for your time, and I’ll see you in the next one!
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