It’s that time of year again!
That time of year when Nintendo rewards their most faithful fan with gold and platinum rewards from Club Nintendo.
For the few out there who may not know what Club Nintendo is, it s a loyalty service, which started in 2008 with Wii and DS purchases, now to include Wii U and 3DS purchases, meant to reward those who spend the most money each year. For each purchase you make, you get a code in the box to redeem for coins to collect, which can be spent on various things such as posters, playing cards, t-shirts, or shoe laces. You get coins for registering a new system, coins for buying and registering retail games, coins for buying games via eShop on a system that has been per-registered (retail and smaller games alike), and coins for filling out mini surveys at the time of purchase and a bit down the line after you’ve had a chance to play the game to get your thoughts on it.
From the 12 month period between July 1st and June 30th each year, if you earn 300 coins, you get Gold Status and if you earn 600 coins, you get Platinum Status. Each level granting the choice of additional exclusive gifts to pick from. Previous years has been a vinyl statue of Mario, Luigi, Yoshi, Toad, Peach, and Bowser that was packed in a question mark block. This statue still sits on my desk. Other previous gifts included a sound track to Majora’s Mask, a Mario Hat, Mario themed playing cards, and starting last year, eShop download codes.
So, knowing this day was coming to being able to choose my 2014 Platinum Status reward, I was thinking of all of the items that Nintendo could do for their way of saying, “Thanks for being so loyal!”
Click on after the jump to see what the 2014 rewards are.
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