Club Nintendo Update: January 2015 and DISCONTINUATION of Club Nintendo

Posted on Tuesday, January 20th 2015 at 6:37 p.m.

Well we are starting the year kind of weird.  We have some new game rewards up on Club Nintendo which I’ll post towards the end of the article as I always do… but sadly I have to report that Nintendo is discontinuing the Club Nintendo service as it exists today.  Nintendo states in their formal announcement that Club Nintendo is going away but a new loyalty program will take its place.  If you read this and say to yourself, “wait I need to spend all my coins like now!!!!” don’t rush out yet, unless you really want something offered now of course.  They are adding more things in February so you have more selection.  If you don’t want to read the whole formal announcement, let me sum up some of the key points for you:

  • Products released after 1/20/2015 are not eligible for registration with Club Nintendo
  • The last day to earn Coins, register products with Club Nintendo, and sign up for new Club Nintendo membership is 3/31/2015
  • The last day to redeem Coins or access your account on the Club Nintendo website, because Club Nintendo program shuts down, is at 11:59pm PT on 6/30/2015
  • Your coins and account information will NOT transfer to the new loyalty program
  • All Coins will be deleted when Club Nintendo accounts are closed on July 1, 2015. As a result, to give our members the best opportunity to use their Coins, we will add dozens of downloadable games and a limited quantity of exclusive reward items to the rewards catalog in February (don’t rush to spend all your coins just yet!). In addition, as a small token of appreciation for your loyalty, all Club Nintendo members will receive a free download code for Flipnote Studio 3D in February 2015 (will be a TODO in February TBD when you log into your account, will not be automatically e-mailed to you).” ~ Nintendo
  • In order to reach Elite Status, you must earn 300 Coins (for Gold Status) or 600 Coins (for Platinum Status) between July 1, 2014 and March 31, 2015. Members who reach Elite Status will be able to choose a downloadable game from a wide selection of Nintendo 3DS and Wii U titles. Your free Elite Status gift will be available between April 1 and April 30, 2015.” ~ Nintendo

Ok so that’s the spiel so let’s move onto the games they are giving you so far for your coins.  Note the date they are good until is in June so they will probably be adding on more games to this list.

  • Super Mario Bros. 2 (Wii U - Virtual Console: NES)
    • 200 coins (normally priced at $4.99 on the Wii U eShop)
    • Available until June 30, 2015
    • Please note: The download code expires at 11:59pm PST on 7/31/15. Please be sure to download your game from Nintendo eShop by that time.
  • Excitebike (Wii U - Virtual Console: NES)
    • 200 coins (normally priced at $4.99 on the Wii U eShop)
    • Available until June 30, 2015
    • Please note: The download code expires at 11:59pm PST on 7/31/15. Please be sure to download your game from Nintendo eShop by that time.
  • Super Metroid (Wii U / Wii - Virtual Console: SNES)
    • 250 coins (normally priced at 800 Wii Points)
    • Requires a Classic Controller to play
    • Available until June 30, 2015
    • Please note: The download code expires at 11:59pm PST on 7/31/15. Please be sure to download your game from Nintendo eShop by that time.
  • Super Punch-Out!! (Wii U / Wii - Virtual Console: SNES)
    • 250 coins (normally priced at 800 Wii Points)
    • Requires a Classic Controller to play
    • Available until June 30, 2015
    • Please note: The download code expires at 11:59pm PST on 7/31/15. Please be sure to download your game from Nintendo eShop by that time.
  • Super Mario Land (3DS - Virtual Console: Game Boy)
    • 150 coins (normally priced at $3.99 on the 3DS eShop)
    • Available until June 30, 2015
    • Please note: The download code expires at 11:59pm PST on 7/31/15. Please be sure to download your game from Nintendo eShop by that time.
  • Donkey Kong (3DS - Virtual Console: Game Boy)
    • 150 coins (normally priced at $3.99 on the 3DS eShop)
    • Available until June 30, 2015
    • Please note: The download code expires at 11:59pm PST on 7/31/15. Please be sure to download your game from Nintendo eShop by that time.
  • Wario Land 2 (3DS - Virtual Console: Game Boy Color)
    • 200 coins (normally priced at $4.99 on the 3DS eShop)
    • Available until June 30, 2015
    • Please note: The download code expires at 11:59pm PST on 7/31/15. Please be sure to download your game from Nintendo eShop by that time.
  • The Legend of Zelda (3DS - Virtual Console: NES)
    • 200 coins (normally priced at $4.99 on the 3DS eShop)
    • Available until June 30, 2015
    • Please note: The download code expires at 11:59pm PST on 7/31/15. Please be sure to download your game from Nintendo eShop by that time.
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