By Michael Fontanini / November 21st, 2014
Time is running out to take advantage of Nintendo’s Deluxe Digital promotion for those who own a deluxe, black Wii U system. You can still earn points on Wii U eShop purchases through December of this year. After that you have through March 2015 to redeem your points for coupon codes. The coupon codes must then be used by the end of June 2015.
I’ve heard of some people not even knowing about this promotion, so what is it? Basically, it is Nintendo’s way of giving back to those who spent a little more and got the deluxe, black Wii U (which has a lot more built in system memory than the normal white Wii U). This promotion essentially gives you money back on your Wii U eShop purchases. Each time you make a purchase on the Wii U eShop, you earn points at a rate of 10 points for every dollar you spend. For every 500 points you earn, you can redeem the points for a coupon code, which you can then redeem on the Wii U eShop to add $5 credit to your eShop account.
So how do you know how many points you have so far? That’s simple. Just go to the Deluxe Digital promotion page, and log in with your Nintendo Network ID. The page will then show you how many points you have so far, and if you have enough points there will be a button that lets you get a coupon code. Then just get on the Wii U eShop, click on “Enter Download Code” at the top of the screen, and enter your coupon code. It will say that the credits will now be added to your eShop account, so click the “Add” button. That’s it, you’re done. All that’s left is to buy something on the eShop with that money now! For new purchases, it should be noted that it may take a little while for points from those new purchases to show up on your Deluxe Digital promotion page.
With several games of late having significant DLC, like Mario Kart 8 and Hyrule Warriors, you can earn a lot of points quickly. Then there are also full games to purchase on the eShop as well, which will also net you a lot of points. Many people have nabbed Super Smash Bros. on the eShop recently, for example. There are also many cheap games on the eShop. In fact, I used a coupon code from this promotion to get Armillo yesterday. It is easily more than worth the $7.99 price tag so far!
One of us here at oprainfall discovered he had $30 in coupon codes racked up from the Deluxe Digital promotion! So if you’ve purchased stuff on the Wii U eShop, go check out how many points you have piled up and waiting for you to spend!
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