How To Get Bells in New Horizons

Woman Suprised Bells on Tree

Ahoy, islanders! Are you tired of being virtually broke in our beloved Animal Crossing: New Horizons? Stumped on how to make more bells quickly? Fear not, for we've got the scoop on how to rake in those sweet, sweet bells without breaking a sweat (well, maybe just a little sweat from running from wasps after shaking trees).

  1. Shake Those Trees and Smash Those Rocks! Let's start with the basics. You've probably already figured out that shaking trees and hitting rocks offers many different items. But did you know that sometimes, instead of just getting a face full of branches,wasps nests, or stones, you'll score some Bells? Keep on shaking and smashing!

  2. Turnip Madness The stalk market isn't just for Wall Street folks; it's for savvy islanders too! Every Sunday, Daisy Mae rolls into town peddling turnips in bunches of 10 from 5am to 12 noon. Buy low, sell high—that's the name of the game here. Keep an eye on those fluctuating prices throughout the week and cash in with Timmy & Tommy when the time is right. Buyer beware, Nook's Cranny will not buy turnips on Sundays.

  3. Fishing, Bug Catching, and Fossil Digging Bonanza: Get your fishing rod, bug net, and shovel ready because there's Bells swimming in the rivers, buzzing in the air, and buried underground! Some critters are worth a pretty penny, so don't be afraid to cast your line, swing that net, or start digging. And don't forget about assessing those fossils! After having them checked out by our favorite scholarly owl, Blathers, head on over to Nook's Cranny to sell them for a hefty sum.

  4. Sell, Sell, Sell!: Branching off from point number 3, head on over to Nook's Cranny and unload any and all unwanted goods, with the exception of special event items and customization kits. Whether it's seashells, fruit, or that tacky shirt you accidentally bought from the Able Sisters (we won't judge), Timmy and Tommy will happily take it off your hands—for a price, of course. Keep an eye out for hot items of the day too; they'll fetch a decent amount of Bells.

  5. Turns Out Money Can Grow On Trees! Your island is teeming with hidden treasures, and it's not just fossils and buried gyroids. Did you know you can bury bells to grow a money tree? It's true! Once you find a golden spot, dig with your shovel and plant up to 99,000 bells in that exact same spot. With a little luck and patience, that tree will sprout bags of bells in no time. Beware, there are some lottery statistics at play when you plant any sum over 10,000 Bells meaning there's only a 30% chance you'll get the usual 3x return on your investment.

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  1. Buy Bells on Nookmart, Skip The Grind and Save Time! Now, for the pièce de résistance—nookmart.com! While the previously mentioned methods for acquiring Bells require some elbow grease and patience, why not take the express route and visit Nookmart? In less than 15 minutes, you could have up to 108,000,000 Bells delivered straight to your sandy beaches! With just a few clicks, you'll be rolling in Bells faster than you can say "Tom Nook." So why wait? Head over to nookmart.com and let the Bells come to you so you can get back to admiring Raymond or plotting on how to get those other ugly villagers off your island (looking at you, Moose). 😉

Remember, folks, getting rich in Animal Crossing: New Horizons is all about patience, strategy, and a little sprinkle of luck. So go forth, fellow islanders, and may your pockets overflow with Bells!