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Nintendo’s axing its loyalty rewards program

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And starting a new one! If you didn’t know, Nintendo has a rewards club in place. By redeeming the scratch cards you get wioth physical games, and tying your digital purchases to a Club Nintendo account you get to earn stars – which you can then trade for physical, Nintendo-themed items. It’s a cool way to rewards a loyal customer base with Nintendo baubles. You can see the catalogue available to South African Nintendo fans here. If you’ve got a cache of unspent stars waiting, you best get spending them soon. Club Nintendo is closing down.

At the end of September this year, Club Nintendo goes bye bye – and with it, all the stars you have remaining in your accounts.

Club Nintendo Discontinuation Schedule:

  • April 1st 2015: From this date, Nintendo will no longer include product registration cards with its packaged games, so such products cannot be registered in Club Nintendo. You may still find product registration cards in games that were in stock before this date, however.
  • April 20th 2015: Termination of the registration of digital products downloaded from Nintendo eShop. Digital products obtained from Nintendo eShop after this date will no longer appear in the My Registered Games & Systems page in Club Nintendo. In addition, surveys for download software titles will no longer be available.
  • September 30th 2015: End of Club Nintendo programme. All Club Nintendo features, such as signing up as a new member, logging in as a registered member, earning Stars, and exchanging Stars for items from the Stars Catalogue will no longer be possible from this date

That doesn’t mean that Nintendo won’t continue to reward loyalty; they’re busy cooking up a new scheme to replace Club Nintendo. It’ll launch later this year – and hopefully brings with it some sort of linked account system. Those who sign up for the new rewards system will get a copy of Flipnote studio for the 3DS as a thank you.

Last Updated: January 20, 2015

13 Comments

  1. Admiral Chief

    January 20, 2015 at 14:03

    Wtf is up with Nintendo and 2015? The year of the WTF?

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    • Corrie

      January 20, 2015 at 14:10

      It’s not mii it’s mii u :p

      But yeah seriously they’re irritating there fan base quite a bit lately, They seem to have some sort of plan lined up and with some theory’s on them building towards their next handheld/console hybrid

      Reply

  2. HairyEwok

    January 20, 2015 at 14:11

    What…. the…. actual.. feck… Has nintendo gone absolute bat shit crazy with the start of the year. Also dem spells in the article is quite…. impressive.

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    • Jaded_Reprobate

      January 20, 2015 at 14:12

      (refresh)

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      • Quo Vadis?

        January 20, 2015 at 14:16

        That’s what I have to say most of the time lol

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      • HairyEwok

        January 20, 2015 at 14:22

        Lul. At least spooderman moves forward in a legit manner. Nintendo is just… I don’t even know in what direction they’re heading in.

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        • Ceyber, The Metal Rabbit

          January 20, 2015 at 14:24

          Nintendo are the crabs of the gaming industry right now. Sideways is the only way forward!

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  3. ToshZA

    January 20, 2015 at 14:17

  4. RinceThis

    January 20, 2015 at 14:18

    Fuck you west, no charger for you!

    Reply

    • Jaded_Reprobate

      January 20, 2015 at 14:22

      chargers are so last season

      Reply

  5. ReaperOfSquirrels

    January 20, 2015 at 14:43

    My Stars died off ages ago, but I still get an email from them monthly.

    Reply

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