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#1 ilpalazzo150

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Posted 19 January 2014 - 11:40 PM

I'm not sure if this has been discussed elsewhere (if it has, I haven't found it), so if it has I apologize, but I caught it last night while browsing the eShop.

Nintendo has a promotion going on for Wii U Deluxe owners. Every digital purchase you make earns you 10% back the cost of the game in points. Every 500 points earns you a $5 eShop credit. All you have to do is link your Nintendo Network ID to it and your good to go.

This only applies to Wii U eShop purchases, but the credit can be used in the 3DS eShop as well. This runs until the end of the year.

Now here's something I'm a little fuzzy on. When I linked my account, I instantly got a $5 credit; I'm not sure if that was just for linking it or if they reviewed my recent transaction history.

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#2 Echocentricity

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Posted 19 January 2014 - 11:46 PM

Also worth noting you get points for getting codes from the nintendo club games.



#3 token2k6

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Posted 19 January 2014 - 11:50 PM

Is this a flashback to 2012?


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#4 ilpalazzo150

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Posted 19 January 2014 - 11:59 PM

Apparently it is. Holy crap, I didn't even notice the start date for this promotion. Sorry folks!
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Posted 20 January 2014 - 12:19 AM

Yes, there is a badge on each wii u deluxe box for this, but otherwise nintendo has done a bad job of promoting it.  Now that there is a banner in the eshop making it look like a new offer, at least more people will be aware.  Your previous purchases should count and probably explain your $5 credit.



#6 ilpalazzo150

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Posted 20 January 2014 - 12:36 AM

Banner? It's barely that; it's at the very bottom of the front page. I wouldn't have even noticed it down there if I wasn't going to download Amazon Instant.
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Posted 20 January 2014 - 01:05 AM

Also worth noting you get points for getting codes from the nintendo club games.

Huh?  What do you mean.  Are you saying that if I redeem a Club Nintendo card from a physical copy of a game, I'll get points for the Digital Deluxe Promotion??


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#8 Fatpeoplestink

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Posted 20 January 2014 - 01:29 AM

Welcome to 3 years ago. I wonder if Nintendo is going to launch with a new Zelda game.

#9 Echocentricity

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Posted 20 January 2014 - 01:34 AM

Huh?  What do you mean.  Are you saying that if I redeem a Club Nintendo card from a physical copy of a game, I'll get points for the Digital Deluxe Promotion??

No, the digital games that are offered for the wii u nintendo club rewards, give you points towards this promotion.



#10 pittsnoggle

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Posted 20 January 2014 - 01:40 AM

Its on the box. Kinda hard to miss. also if you redeem game codes you bought at a store it gives you the credit so you could double dip with things like power up rewards


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#11 Blaster man

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Posted 20 January 2014 - 01:49 AM

Huh?  What do you mean.  Are you saying that if I redeem a Club Nintendo card from a physical copy of a game, I'll get points for the Digital Deluxe Promotion??


Example: I bought the Wind Waker bundle. It came with a code for Zelda. I used the code and immediately got 500 points - a $5 eshop gift card. Not half bad.

 

The same is true for the free games you get as prizes for Club Nintendo points.

 
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Posted 20 January 2014 - 02:10 AM

Thanks for the reminder. I had $10 waiting for me.
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Posted 20 January 2014 - 02:18 AM

I had completely forgotten about this thing. Thanks for the reminder. Had 5 bucks.


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Posted 20 January 2014 - 03:51 AM

 

Example: I bought the Wind Waker bundle. It came with a code for Zelda. I used the code and immediately got 500 points - a $5 eshop gift card. Not half bad.

 

The same is true for the free games you get as prizes for Club Nintendo points.

 
F-Zero™ Nintendo
Purchased with a download code Price $7.99
79pts

 

Should say 'game' as F-zero is literally the first one. All others up to this point have been Wii

 

Also, you didnt get a $5 code for Zelda because it cost $49.99. I have the same bundle, you had to buy something else to get the extra point and put you over the hump. Also annoying that the credit doesn't appear for roughly a day

 

Still way better than anything Sony or MS (lol what cheapskates) are offering in terms of rewards programs



#15 Echocentricity

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Posted 20 January 2014 - 03:53 AM

Should say 'game' as F-zero is literally the first one. All others up to this point have been Wii

 

Also, you didnt get a $5 code for Zelda because it cost $49.99. I have the same bundle, you had to buy something else to get the extra point and put you over the hump. Also annoying that the credit doesn't appear for roughly a day

 

Still way better than anything Sony or MS (lol what cheapskates) are offering in terms of rewards programs

 

Actually the balloon fight was the first one for the wii U 

 

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#16 Link2999

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Posted 20 January 2014 - 03:57 AM

TIL codes for games bought at Gamestop or otherwise count towards the promotion. Bought Pokemon Rumble U at Gamestop for the exclusive figure and it added points for me.



#17 Viper51989

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Posted 20 January 2014 - 04:01 AM

Actually the balloon fight was the first one for the wii U 

 

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Is balloon fight virtual console though? (ok, sure, technically it's all under the eShop umbrella but I was talking more old school games that have gotten rereleases-or is it wiiware, or whatever the Wii U equivilent is?)



#18 Viper51989

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Posted 20 January 2014 - 04:02 AM

I remember when they put Zelda ALTP out and for a while the link said Wii U. Made everyone pretty irritated, like they were laughing at us



#19 Blaster man

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Posted 20 January 2014 - 04:09 AM

Should say 'game' as F-zero is literally the first one. All others up to this point have been Wii

 

Also, you didnt get a $5 code for Zelda because it cost $49.99. I have the same bundle, you had to buy something else to get the extra point and put you over the hump. Also annoying that the credit doesn't appear for roughly a day

 

Still way better than anything Sony or MS (lol what cheapskates) are offering in terms of rewards programs

Eh, that's a bit anal...Yes I needed 1 more point.  I upgraded several other games I got free for the Wii and paid $1.50 for the upgrade to the Wii U version so yeah I had "paid" for some other stuff.  also I bought Earthbound.  But you're right, Zelda was only worth 499 points.

 

 

 

 

 

I remember when they put Zelda ALTP out and for a while the link said Wii U. Made everyone pretty irritated, like they were laughing at us

I'm waiting for them to release a link to the past in the US so I can upgrade my Wii version.  I don't understand why they haven't released it yet.  If I were running Nintendo, I'd have Wii U port developers focus on the games that have the largest install base on the Wii so more people would pay to upgrade those games.  That's probably got a better chance of generating revenue than porting the shit they've been doing.



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Posted 20 January 2014 - 05:11 AM

I bought the Mario & Luigi Bundle. I haven't bought anything from the eshop yet. I got this:

 

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  • You cannot participate in this promotion until the day after you purchase games and content at the Nintendo eShop.
  • Please ensure you are in a country that is eligible for this promotion. Only users that created a Nintendo Network ID on a Wii U Deluxe Set are eligible for this promotion.

 

 

So, it's either because I haven't bought/redeemed anything on the eshop yet to "activate" it, or because I linked my Club Nintendo ID with my 3DS to create my NNID, before I got a Wii U.



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Posted 20 January 2014 - 05:31 AM

I bought the Mario & Luigi Bundle. I haven't bought anything from the eshop yet. I got this:

 

Sign in failed.

  • You cannot participate in this promotion until the day after you purchase games and content at the Nintendo eShop.
  • Please ensure you are in a country that is eligible for this promotion. Only users that created a Nintendo Network ID on a Wii U Deluxe Set are eligible for this promotion.

 

 

So, it's either because I haven't bought/redeemed anything on the eshop yet to "activate" it, or because I linked my Club Nintendo ID with my 3DS to create my NNID, before I got a Wii U.

 

It's because you haven't bought anything yet.  If you want to activate it for cheap, you could always download a Wii Panorama View for $2; there are also a couple of indie games for $2 at the moment.  After you buy something it will take 2-3 days to fully post to your account.


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#22 MSUHitman

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Posted 20 January 2014 - 08:47 AM

Yeah it has to be a full 24 hours before you sign in. I tried to do it early and it wouldn't let me.


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#23 AdamBlue

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Posted 20 January 2014 - 03:06 PM

Thanks, I appreciate it!



#24 batman1939

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Posted 20 January 2014 - 03:10 PM

If Nintendo would do cross buy for their virtual console like Sony and let me download to my Wii U, 3ds, and3dsXL I would download so many games.

#25 Blaster man

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Posted 20 January 2014 - 03:12 PM

It's because you haven't bought anything yet.  If you want to activate it for cheap, you could always download a Wii Panorama View for $2; there are also a couple of indie games for $2 at the moment.  After you buy something it will take 2-3 days to fully post to your account.

Are those panorama views any good?  I remember reading about them and thinking that $2 seemed like a bit much for a bunch of pictures.  How are they?



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Posted 21 January 2014 - 04:42 AM

I bought the Mario & Luigi Bundle. I haven't bought anything from the eshop yet. I got this:

 

Sign in failed.

  • You cannot participate in this promotion until the day after you purchase games and content at the Nintendo eShop.
  • Please ensure you are in a country that is eligible for this promotion. Only users that created a Nintendo Network ID on a Wii U Deluxe Set are eligible for this promotion.

 

 

So, it's either because I haven't bought/redeemed anything on the eshop yet to "activate" it, or because I linked my Club Nintendo ID with my 3DS to create my NNID, before I got a Wii U.

You have to make an initial purchase first. Once you buy your first eShop game on Wii U, you can sign in and view the point balance.