Complete List of Sims 4 Perk Points Cheats to Help You Grow Business

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Looking for ways to improve how you do business in Sims 4? Your businessman and business ladies are lucky, as with retail perk point cheats, they can become the best at what they do in just a few minutes! Read on to discover how these cheats work.

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All of Sims 4 Perk Points Cheats!

The Sims 4 Perk Points Cheats for Get to Work

If you own the Get to Work expansion for The Sims 4, then you probably know that your Sims can open up and run a business. With it, they can earn perk points and unlock retails perks, which in turn can make your store the hottest one in town! But what if you don’t want to spend so much time earning points and unlocking each perk in turn? Well, you are in luck! There are dozens of cheats to help you avoid all the hassle and have everything you need to be successful. Here they are, the best Sims 4 Perk Points Cheats!

What do Perk Points Do In Sims 4?

Perk points are meant to boost your Sim’s business. Some are meant to attract new customers, help you do your business more efficiently, and give you a boost in earnings, while others serve decorative purposes. 

Although you can have employees help you when doing business, employees can’t earn you perk points. The only way to earn them is when your active Sim is hustling. There are three ways to gain perk points:

  1. Interact with customers (5 points)
  2. Make a sale (15 points)
  3. Restock an item (10 points) 

Baskets in the retail perks menu will always be grayed out if you don’t have enough points to purchase them. However, they will also be grayed out even after you get them with cheats. So, to check which ones you bought, be it organically or with cheats, just hover over the basket symbol next to the perk you are curious about. 

Why use perk points cheats?

If doubting whether or not to use cheats, this is how many perk points you’d need to collect to unlock perks WITHOUT cheats:

  • Placard: My First Simolean: 50 points
  • Provocative Pedestal perk: 100 points
  • Stunnign Sign: 150 points
  • Snazzy Shirt: 200 points
  • Register for Tomorrow: 250 points. 
  • Superfluous Surplus: 300 points.
  • Additional Employee #1: 350 points 
  • Faster Restocking #1: 400 points
  • Faster Checkouts #1: 450 points
  • Placard Fobbs: 500 points
  • Curious Shopper: 1000 points
  • Mega Manager: 1100 points
  • Additional Employee: 1200 points
  • Serious Shopper: 1300 points
  • Faster Checkouts:1400
  • Faster Restocking: 1400 points
  • Sure Sale: 2000 points
  • Slick Salesman: 2100 points
  • Instant Restocking: 2200 points 
  • Cheaper Restocking: 2500 points

As you can see, while some don’t take long to unlock, buying a 2200 points perk will definitely take time. So, if you want fast results, cheats are definitely the way to go. They are irreversible for the business you apply them to, unless you sell your business, which will restart perks back to zero, so have that in mind.

How do Retail Perk Points Cheats Work?

For perk points cheats to work, besides activating cheats, your active Sim will need to own a business to gain access to all perks, and they will be the ones in control of the perks. After unlocking a specific perk (or perks) with cheats, retail perks will be available to them in the build/buy menu when visiting the retail lot.

Now, unfortunately, there is no universal cheat that allows you to add as many points as you like as we have with reward store points. In other words, to get any of the perks, you will have to use a cheat specific to the perk only, as cheats don’t actually change the number of perk points. 

So, for instance, if you have 0 perk points before using cheats, you will still have 0 perk points after activating cheats. Cheats unlock perks and don’t affect points in general. For instance, using bucks.unlock_perk CustomerBrowseTime True cheat will only unlock the Curious Shopper perk, without adding 1000 perk points to your perk points account.

If you decide to sell the business, your previously purchased perks will be removed. This means you will need to play a new owner and use the perk cheats all over again if you want perks to still be active in that business. 

The Perk Points Cheats

First things first: press Ctrl + Shift + C while in game to open the cheat console. Type in testingcheats true into the text field that opens and press enter. Now all you need to do is copy the cheat code for the perk you’d like to unlock and you’re done!

Cheat Sheet:

  • bucks.unlock_perk StorePlacard_1 true
    This cheat unlocks the Placard: My First Simoleon perk. It normally costs 50 perk points and unlocks a cute little banner in Build Mode that you can decorate your store with and glorify your store’s initial success.
  • bucks.unlock_perk PedestalMimic true
    With this cheat, you can get a stylish pedestal for your store from the Provocative Pedestal perk. Displaying items never looked so good!
  • bucks.unlock_perk SignageMimic true
    Unlocks the Stunning Sign perk, which enables you to purchase a pretty neat sign from Build Mode. This sign boosts the store’s Curb Appeal, meaning more customers are on the way to your Sim’s store!
  • bucks.unlock_perk RetailOutfit true
    Snazzy Shirt
    perk: unlocks an additional shirt for your employees in CAS mode. This Snazzy Shirt makes an awesome uniform for both male and female Sims. Visit this post to learn more about retail cheats.
  • bucks.unlock_perk RegisterMimic true
    The Register of Tomorrow perk unlocks a state-of-the-art Cash Register for your store. It doesn’t only look ultra-modern, but it also adds even more bonus to the Curb Appeal!
  • bucks.unlock_perk DecreaseRestocking_Temporary true
    With the perk Superfluous Surplus, you get a lower price when restocking items for the next 12 hours, which means more profits for your Sim. For the full-time version of this perk scroll down below!
  • bucks.unlock_perk AdditionalWorker_1 true
    This cheat is arguably the most valuable one when starting out your store. It unlocks the perk Additional Employee #1 which is very helpful when your Sim is swamped with work.
  • bucks.unlock_perk RestockSpeed_Small true
    This unlocks the Faster Restocking (small) perk, which speeds up restocking sold items by 33%. There is an even better version of this perk, but it will save your Sims plenty of time nonetheless!
  • bucks.unlock_perk CheckoutSpeed_Small true
    Another very helpful perk is the Faster Checkouts (small). It gives quite a boost for your Sims’ checkout time. This perk also has an upgraded version and you can find it down on the list.
  • bucks.unlock_perk StorePlacard_2 true
     If you want to collect all the cool decorations for your store, then the perk Placard: Fobbs 500 is for you!
  • bucks.unlock_perk CustomerBrowseTime true            
    With this cheat, you can unlock the Curious Shopper perk, which increases the time customers will spend in your store and gives your Sim the opportunity to make more sales.
  • bucks.unlock_perk ImproveManagementSocials true
    The Mega Manager perk improves the ability to organize and interact with your employees. Might even save your Sims some simoleons, since you don’t have to pay your employees as much.
  • bucks.unlock_perk AdditionalWorker_2 true
    This cheat unlocks the perk Additional Employee #2 which lets you get one more employee for your store. You might want to get this perk after you’ve started earning serious profits.
  • bucks.unlock_perk CustomerPurchaseIntent true
    The Serious Shopper is another awesome perk because it lets you make sales much faster and effortless! Customers will come into your store eager to buy something, so you won’t have to spend a lot of time pursuing them.
  • bucks.unlock_perk CheckoutSpeed_Large true
    This perk is the improved and quicker version of the perk Faster Checkouts. It lets your Sims ring up customers even faster, thus making more sales round the clock!
  • bucks.unlock_perk RestockSpeed_Large true
    With this cheat, you can unlock the second and better version of the Faster Restocking perk and save your Sims even more restocking time!
  • bucks.unlock_perk SureSaleSocial true
    This retail perk is like a cheat by itself because it lets your Sim use the Sure Sale interaction on customers, so you can be certain they will buy something. Hint: use it for customers that are around expensive items for more profits!
  • bucks.unlock_perk ImproveRetailSocials true
    Unlocks the Slick Salesman perk for your Sims, enabling them to become a sales guru! The customers will want to buy stuff even faster without much convincing!
  • bucks.unlock_perk InstantRestock true
    With the Instant Restocking perk, you can leave all that time it took your Sims to restock items in the past! Now your Sims can focus on making even more sales, thus increasing their profits enormously.
  • bucks.unlock_perk DescreaseRestockingCost true
    The last perk on this list is also the most valuable one. It’s similar to the perk Superfluous Surplus, but instead of lasting only for 12 hours, it reduces the cost of restocking sold items by 25% forever!

Other Helpful Retail Cheats

If you want to gain perk points more organically, without buying perks via cheats, but still need some helping hand in earning perk points, we got your back. For your Sims to focus on what matters (such as interacting with customers to earn perk points), you’ll want your employees to help you with other tasks like cleaning or ringing up customers. These are the key Employee skills you’ll want them to have:

  • Maintenance Skill – This skill will make Sims restock items and clean the store faster. To max it out, type stats.set_skill_level retail_workethic 5
  • Sales Skill – When you want to get better at pitching a sale and ringing up customers, this is the skill you’ll want to develop. To max it out, type stats.set_skill_level retail_maintenance 5
  • Work Ethic – Make Sims develop this one, and they will stop slacking at work. To max it out, type stats.set_skill_level retail_sales 5

To be efficient, try to add an employee to your family via Click+Shift on the employee>Add To Family, apply cheats on them, and once you are done, Remove From Family. Instead of number 5, you can use any number from 1-5, depending on the skill level you want Sims to reach. 


The Perk Points Cheats can save you a lot of time and help you establish the dream business for your Sims. The perks are really a necessity for every business, so grabbing them as soon as possible is essential. So, why go through all the trouble every time you open up a shop? Especially when you have such a simple solution to cheat your way to success! That’s the way we do it at SnootySims!

For more on cheating in the Get to Work EP, see this post.

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