You know, I’m a huge fan of loyalty rewards. Buy our stuff, get discounts or free stuff. It’s a great way to keep customers coming back while showing your appreciation to them. This is why I love Club Nintendo. Club Nintendo would offer you coins to register Nintendo products and to take a few surveys about games you purchased. Redeem those coins for downloadable games or cool Nintendo stuff. But now, Club Nintendo will be no more.
Earlier this week, Nintendo announced that Club Nintendo will be no more. Existing members will be able to continue to earn coins until the end of March and will have until the end of June to redeem those coins. After that, Club Nintendo closes shop. But fear not, friends! There will be a new loyalty rewards program from Nintendo! The details of the new loyalty program have yet to be revealed, but Nintendo is already looking forward to a smooth transition. Here is the official statement from Scott Moffitt, Executive VP of Sales & Marketing at Nintendo regarding the change:
“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.”
So if you are part of Club Nintendo and have coins that you haven’t redeemed, the next couple of months will be interesting. Nintendo will be adding a number of goods that you can redeem your coins for. That includes stuff that can be mailed to you and games that you can download to your Wii, 3DS, and Wii U.
It looks like Nintendo doesn’t want those hard earned coins going to waste and will flood the rewards store with something for everyone. And just because Nintendo is awesome, they will be giving away Flipnote Studio 3D for the 3DS to all Club Nintendo members. You can download the software for free starting Feb. 1st and will be available for free until June 30th.
I’ve been hoarding coins hoping to score a few games. Looks like the hoarding needs to stop and time to start getting some rewards. The only problem now is whether to cash them in right away or wait for the slew of goodies that Nintendo intends to fill the rewards store with. Decisions… decisions… Oooooo!!! The Legend of Zelda! Oooooo… Super Metroid! Ooooo!!!! EXCITEBIKE!!!! Looks like finding stuff to spend my coins isn’t going to be a problem after all. lol Later!