Posted Tue Jan 20, 2015 at 06:14 AM PST by Brian Hoss
Soft end in March, last coin redemption chance in June.
Take note Nintendo fans, Nintendo has announced that their long-tenured loyalty program, Club Nintendo, will be discontinued over the course of the next few months. The end of Club Nintendo will give way to a new loyalty program at some point, but that announcement is still to come. For now, we must turn to the particulars of the Coin-based program, in which, members could earn coins by registering games, filling out surveys and doing other promos, and in turn redeem codes for downloadable games and physical merchandise and accessories, some of which were unique to the program and thereby highly collectable.
Though the program is ending, there is still time to take part. Club members in the US and Canada can continue to earn coins through the end of March and can continue to redeem coins through the end of June. New members can join through March 31st.
Even better, Nintendo is going to add a bunch of physical reward options in February to assist members in emptying their remaining coin balances.
Scott Moffitt, Nintendo of America's executive vice president of Sales & Marketing, "We thank all Club Nintendo members for their dedication to Nintendo games and their ongoing love for our systems and characters. We want to make this time of transition as easy as possible for our loyal Club Nintendo members, so we are going to add dozens of new rewards and downloadable games to help members clear out their Coin balances."
Nintendo is also giving a parting gift to members, 'Flipnote Studio 3D,' which will be free for members in February and will be available to download through June 30th.
"This software will allow users to create unique three-dimensional animations and to exchange their creations via local wireless with others who also own Flipnote Studio 3D. Users who uploaded creations to Flipnote Hatena will be able to download their personal animations from the Nintendo DSi Library menu in Flipnote Studio 3D software."
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