Nintendo Closes its Club Nintendo Loyalty Program

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club nintendo Nintendo has killed off Club Nintendo, its customer loyalty program that allowed gamers to earn points that can be redeemed for free Nintendo products. Available since 2008, the Club Nintendo loyalty program allowed buyers of Nintendo consoles and games to earn coins that can be deposited in a Club Nintendo account and then used to obtain various Nintendo-related products, such as playing cards, game cases and downloads, and warranty extensions on select items. Nintendo’s decision to terminate the program will certainly upset avid fans, especially those who have spent years collecting coins. Nintendo products released after January 20, 2015, will not be eligible for registration with Club Nintendo, meaning they won’t come with a code that grants Coins. March 31st will be the last day that customers can earn Coins, register eligible Nintendo products, and sign up for a Club Nintendo membership. All Coins will be deleted on July 1, 2015, giving customers until June 30 to redeem any deposited amounts or access the Club Nintendo website. Now for the good new… Club Nintendo members will get a download code for Flipnote Studio 3D next month, while more downloadable games and a limited quantity of exclusive reward items will be added to the Club Nintendo rewards catalog months before the July 1st closing date. Even better, Club Nintendo will be replaced by a new loyalty program, details of which will be released at a later date. Unfortunately, it seems Coins will not be compatible with the new program’s reward system. We expect Nintendo to release more details at E3 2015. Do any o you use Club Nintendo? If so, will you miss it?

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