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01-20-2015, 04:27 PM
Sadly, as I've been away from Nin for too long, I have no idea what this is; or if it's relevant.

Nintendo will begin a staggered phase out of its customer loyalty program, Club Nintendo, worldwide this year to prepare for a new membership program, according to announcements on respective regional Nintendo websites.

Products released in North America after January 20 will not be eligible for Club Nintendo registration. March 31 will be the last day for members in the region to earn coins, register products, and sign up for new Club Nintendo membership. The Club Nintendo program shuts down in North America on June 30 at 11:59 p.m. PT and all Coins will be deleted when Club Nintendo accounts are closed on July 1, 2015.

Dozens of downloadable games and "a limited quantity of exclusive reward items" will be added to the catalog before its termination. All Club Nintendo members in North America will receive a free download code for Flipnote Studio 3D in February 2015.

"In order to reach Elite Status, you must earn 300 Coins (for Gold Status) or 600 Coins (for Platinum Status) between July 1, 2014 and March 31, 2015,' according to the North American announcement. "Members who reach Elite Status will be able to choose a downloadable game from a wide selection of Nintendo 3DS and Wii U titles. Your free Elite Status gift will be available between April 1 and April 30, 2015. A list of the Elite Status 2015 gifts will be posted here once announced."

Club Nintendo’s discontinuation will begin in April 1 in Europe, Australia and New Zealand with the phase out of product registration cards and the service will finally terminate on September 30:

April 1st 2015: From this date, Nintendo will no longer include product registration cards with its packaged products, so such products cannot be registered in Club Nintendo. You may still find product registration cards in products that were in stock before this date, however.

April 20th 2015: Termination of the registration of digital products downloaded from Nintendo eShop. Digital products obtained from Nintendo eShop after this date will no longer appear in the My Registered Games & Systems page in Club Nintendo. In addition, surveys for download software titles will no longer be available.

September 30th 2015: End of Club Nintendo programme. All Club Nintendo features, such as signing up as a new member, logging in as a registered member, earning Stars, and exchanging Stars for items from the Stars Catalogue will no longer be possible from this date.

Users in these regions are encouraged to use the Stars in their accounts before the scheduled expiration on September 30, 2015. Nintendo will continue to offer exclusive items in the Stars Catalogue over the coming months before its end date. Members in Europe, Australia and New Zealand who sign up to the new program during the launch period will receive a free download code for Flipnote Studio 3D.

According to Nintendo, Club Nintendo account information will not be transferred to the new loyalty program and the company expects to share more information about the new scheme and its launch date in the near future. Users can find out additional details about the Club Nintendo phase out in FAQs available on official regional Nintendo websites, such as Australia, North America, the U.K. and Japan.

source: http://www.ign.com/articles/2015/01/20/nintendo-discontinues-club-nintendo-to-make-way-for-a-new-membership-programme

01-21-2015, 12:51 PM
I always wished they'd expand the offerings honestly. I am very curious to hear more about the replacement program. I did manage to snag a "free" copy of the original Zelda for my 3DS last night. 200 coins was the cost, which I could cover with points from registering my DS and pre-loaded game and doing the subsequent surveys anyway.

Major Stains
01-21-2015, 03:19 PM
:angry: What! No more 'golden happy coins' to spend on random Nintendo gear.
The items always seemed out of reach for an average spending gamer, and very disjointed a few years back when you had to trade coins into points to then buy a game online.
After years of customer loyalty my total amount of coins could buy a toy or bookmark at best. Hopefully they will introduce a logical setup that rewards loyalty in a proportionate way.

01-21-2015, 07:45 PM
Yeah what he said lol

Major Stains
03-29-2015, 02:22 PM
Don't forget only two more days to use up your Golden Happy Coins folks!

I used mine to get the Mario Kart Zelda DLC worth £7, which includes new karts, tracks etc. So not all bad.