Companies sometimes behave in sociopathic ways, if we're to think of these enormous corporate entities as we would a person - Sony's a current example in trying and failing to trademark the "Let's Play" phrase - but occasionally they do something nice. Sure, it's often the case that it's all about securing loyalty, but let's not be cynics about everything - some gestures are just a thank you.
Nintendo's Official UK Store is giving away Animal Crossing: New Leaf 2016 Calendars to some customers for free as a thanks for their custom in 2015, though free shipping is only available when you spend over £20; so without other purchases they're giving calendars away for just £1.99, which is still nice. Just make sure you use the FREEANIMALCALENDAR promotion code when checking out.
We do remember a period from 2011 to 2013, in particular, where Nintendo ran quite a few giveaways and handsome promotions (there were some in the last two years, too) and hopefully there'll be more to come. With the company heading into its most promising and exciting year for a generation (potentially) it may be worth the regional groups coming up with promotions to put smiles on the faces of loyal fans. The upcoming My Nintendo account service - due in March - will perhaps do just that.
It wouldn't be cool of us to share the UK store code and jeopardise stock levels for those that do have it, and ask you don't do that in the comments either. We just thought it was nice to see a generous gesture; it's possible for companies to not behave like cruel masters on some occasions.
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It's a nice move but I still don't understand paper calendars in 2016.
It seems like they're pushing hard to move these calendars, because up until yesterday you could get the Super Mario Bros, Zelda, Mario Kart, and Animal Crossing calendars free with orders over £50.
Probably because we're already late into January.
This free calendar only applies to the Animal Crossing calendar it seems.
It comes with a sticker sheet by the way, the product listing doesn't even mention this.
I own 2, maybe 3, of the calendars free w/ Club Nintendo. Along w/ 2 decks of playing cards and some pins, and a really nice bag, and a 3DS pouch, and a gigantic VR card for the 3DS.
Nintendo gave away plenty of goodies - for free w/ free shipping - in the past, before they closed down Club Nintendo in the US a full year before opening a new one.
So, yes, it's a nice gesture, but it's nothing new, only something they didn't do for most of 2015.
@Mayoo Well, you know those twelve sheets in paper calendars? They're called months. Now each sheet has numbers. These are called days. These can range from 28-31 days. Now for each of these days are blank spaces where you can write reminders for future engagements such as birthdays, appointments and the such. I think the most complicated thing about understanding them in 2016 is the fact that February will have 29 days as opposed to 28. Don't worry this happens every four years.
I hope that helps. If you need anymore helping understanding calendars this year or any other year, please do not hesitate to ask anyone. We'll be glad to help
(I'm sorry. I couldn't help it )
Grabbed one. They are doing it partly to shift calendar stock (which depreciates rapidly past January) but also to drive extra sales. You have to pay £1.99 delivery unless you spend another £20 or more.
@martynstuff Hahaha a week joke but I day say you did it month purpose
I'm kinda disappointed that they didn't send me a code. I thought I'd be their favourite customer after how much I spent there last year.
This is a really nice thing of Nintendo to do... However since I will be going with the Nintendo UK Official Store with one of my two copies of the upcoming Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD... I have ordered that game with the free T-Shirt (XL) and have added an Animal Crossing 2016 Calendar to my order for free anyway.
anyone can use the code...if you can find it
@Malanta I have just given out the code to one of my friends on Skype.
This is why i never buy any calendars until well after new year. Shared the code with my streetpass group as they've been great with me. Got one coming for myself. For £1.99 postage, it's worth it. Wouldn't be surprised if the other ones are done like this too.
@martynstuff That's my kind of replies. Well done sir, have an upvote (I know there isn't here, but act like if there would, and do +1 to it)
@Mayoo if I didn't get an official Michael Jackson calendar for Christmas each year I'd be very, very disappointed
It's a pity the AC calendar doesn't contain animal's birthdays and town events. That's an idea for next year.
The calendar's a bit barebones to be honest, just renders from ACNL positioned on seasonal grass textures.
I wouldn't have bought it, but I'll take a free one.
I bought this from amazon and I love it. I'm happy to see a legit Animal Crossing calendar officially come out.
@Mayoo I enjoy paper calendars not to really use them as such but to enjoy artwork on my wall that changes every month at low cost.
Nice or because it's the end of January so very few people are actually going to buy them at this point?
Well I guess either way it is nicer than if they'd just sent them to be pulped.
They're actually out of stock now, which is nice for them.
They ran out of Super Mario Bros calendars too, leaving just Zelda and Mario Kart 8.
It's a really nice calendar, I got one free when I pre ordered twilight princess hd. It's got detailed listing of all holidays and events for each month and then each date has space where you can use the stickers to mark special events. The sticker sheet is a whole page worth too!
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