Hay day: Top 6 tips, tricks, and cheats to save cash and grow your farm fast!

Hay Day: top six tips, tricks and cheats

How to get ahead in Hay Day, the addictive farming game, without spending bales of real cash

Hay Day is one of the most popular free to play games on the App Store, but it'll cost you a bundle in in app purchases if you're not careful. Here are some tips I've figured out on how to get ahead in the game without paying a dime.

Hay Day puts you in charge of rehabilitating a farm that's seen better days. You grow and harvest crops, raise livestock, clearing land, and make goods you can sell to local businesses and consumers to make a tidy profit. With each new level comes new goods you can make, new livestock and crops, and some other assorted goodies to help make your farming experience better. Like most free to play games, there's an in app purchase mechanism that you can use to buy a hard currency in the game (diamonds) which will get you ahead and get you out of jams. The tips I've come up with are to keep you out of those jams.

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Hay day: Top 6 tips, tricks, and cheats to save cash and grow your farm fast!


Rely heavily upon your newspaper. Try not to buy goods that you can easily produce yourself. Look for the yellow tags in ads in the newspaper, go to these farms quickly and look for trees and bushes to water (for extra experience). Always look for your "red tool box" in the farms you visit, click them to try for free items. If they want you to pay 3 diamonds, do not do it. Click outside of the dialogue box, do not close the box dialogue via the "X" button.

More: I will however, damn near spend myself into debt amassing building materials for the silo and barn, and also acquiring land expansion materials. I will try to get a surplus of these materials. Again, I do this via the newspaper. I'll take comments if you think this is a wise course of action or not.

If anyone needs building materials or land expansion items you can go the Hayday forums on the supercell website. There's a couple of trading threads that people use to trade for what ever items you may need. I did this when I wanted to finish expanding my farm and fishing area. I was able to completely expand everything in 3 or 4 days doing this.

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- first off if you want to make cash you need to do the wheating, aka planting wheat and selling at 1 to get more land expansion mats, barn and silo mats.
- start expanding your silo as much as you can (cap is 10k spaces), buy wheat at 1 coin from other people in the newspaper if necessary, fill the silo with wheat and nothing else, and visitors (npcs) will only ask for wheat, which is where the money comes from. you will reach a point where you won't need to plant wheat anymore, just buy it off other players and fill up the silo to cash in.
- furthermore, you do know you have infinite newspaper available right? all you need to do is change your language and you'll get a brand new newspaper to browse for items (mostly lem, sem, bem=land materials, silo materials, barn materials).
- if this isn't enough you can go to a neighbor or friend farm (the trick won't work in your farm) and open the mistery boxes. you can open all of them, just tap the box, don't use the X to close the popup, just tap outside it, click on your friend's icon in the friend bar to reload the farm, look for the box again (it will be in a different place, sometimes hidden behind a tree or the house), repeat even 30 times if necessary, you'll get your item out of it.
- not enough yet? save up to 90 diamonds with achievements, when the offer for Tom pops up hire him for 10 days for 90 diamonds. all you have to do is buying shovels every 2 hours and use them in the mine to get more diamonds. at the end of the 10 days you'll have another 90+ extra. sell or process all the metals coming out of the mine, never stockpile them.
- don't bother with white orders on your board unless they ask for wheat or other easy cheap crops.only do the blue ones for vouchers
- fish a lot, either fish or lobsters, sell what you get. don't hoard anything but wheat.
there are many more tricks, just youtube them, there's a video for everything, but DON'T FOLLOW THE POST ABOVE, unless you wanna be a loser at this game that is.

One more thing is to maintain your Roadside shop properly. It may seem unimportant, but personally, my biggest source of inform is my Roadside shop. Also, don't post ads for every single thing you have, simply post for the cheapest item, and no matter how unreasonable the other ones are, they often get sold.

I agree with Elena Callegari! Alternative tip is to grow only crop of high value (when you are busy and don´t check in hay day so often) keep selling them and buy wheat etc from the newspaper or friends. Often 10 for 1 money and other good deals.
Hay Day is fun!

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hi . plz help me . when I tried to download this hack , it says it is not available in your country . if u have this hack. could u put a link for download that it dose not need to any offer . thx

Hi tom plzzz help me i need more nd more diamonds in hay day but when i download the hack tools then its surway nt camplete it i dnt no how 2 do it but its nt working pls pls help me tom .