The lights are on
Nintendo's Club Nintendo loyalty program page just unveiled some of the collector's items and games you'll be able to get if you've earned Gold or Platinum status.To check out this year's hall of Nintendo booty, head over to the Elite Status gifts page. There you can see such items as a set of three posters (one of which is pictured above and quite cool) as well as a Nintendo 2014 calendar and a Majora's Mask original soundtrack. If you choose, you also have the option to get free downloadable games WarioWare D.I.Y., and the Virtual Console releases of Super Smash Bros., Link's Awakening, and Super Marioland.To earn Gold status, you must have 300 coins. To earn Platinum, you must have 600 coins.Our TakeIt's great when a publisher gives back to its customers – and I really do love the artwork on the poster above. Still, the amount of coins you have to earn compared to how many are doled out when you purchase consoles and games seems a bit off. Buying a brand new Wii U only nets you 160 coins, just over half of Gold status. Individual game purchases like the upcoming Pikmin 3 only earn 10 coins (although some like Animal Crossing earn 40 for some reason). That seems like a lot of dough to put up for some posters or a downloadable game that really costs nothing for Nintendo to distribute. I got this wrong, per the comments below. I stand corrected. Per GI user Will Sora Layton: "OBJECTION! Pikmin 3 isn't worth 10 coins-you get an additional 10 for
filling a pre-play survey. That will add to the 60 you get from buying
[Source: Club Nintendo via TechnoBuffalo]
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*reads our take* isn't that the whole point of rewards programs?
Yaaay, I'm gold!.
The "+10" means you gain a extra 10 Coins when you register the game around the same date it is released. I knew about the Club Nintendo awards wayyy earlier. I already made my choice and I'm happy with it. And I do kinda agreed the the Coin rate is bad on Club Nintendo but its whatever. Its free.
Platinum here baby. Just ordered that poster set :) and its 10 bonus coins if you plan to buy and do a quick survey. You'll get like 60 coins when you buy the game. Do your research pimpin.
It doesn't give 10 coins. 10 coins if for pre-ordering. 40 is for registering 3DS games, and 60 is for registering WII U games.
Well I'd personally like something a little more impressive or interesting (like the figure or pins a few years back) but I like the choices. I'm going with the Majora's Mask soundtrack since I already have more than enough posters that still need to be hung on the wall!
i got the 2014 calendar.
Nintendo has a great thing going with their rewards program. I'm proud to have gotten platinum status this year.
I'm a Gold member :)