Published on July 1st, 2015 | by octaneblue0
Club Nintendo Officially Discontinued
Club Nintendo, which was the company’s loyalty program, has officially been discontinued as of today. Nintendo announced its impending closure earlier this year. Club Nintendo was up for over 6 years.
By registering on the site and inputting printed codes included with physical releases or by purchasing download games on the eShop, North American Club Nintendo members could earn Coins. These could then be used to get free Nintendo-releated merchandise such as shirts, playing cards, etc., or even several download titles from the eShop. At the end of Club Nintendo’s calendar year, which was typically around June, those that accumulated a certain amount of Coins would become Silver, Gold, or Platinum rewards members, thereby earning a free gift. At the beginning of the service, the Platinum reward would be some kind of physical, collectible piece of memorabilia, but the rewards were all shifted to game downloads in the later years.
Nintendo announced that all download codes from Club Nintendo must be redeemed before the end of July. Make sure to download all of your rewards before that happens! If you have a physical reward on the way, it will be shipped to you by the end of September 2015.
A new loyalty program that will take the place of Club Nintendo was announced earlier this year as well. However, E3 2015 went by without any mention of it. Check back for more information as it’s announced!