It's pretty hard to avoid the news that My Nintendo has launched, and plenty will already be accumulating plenty of points to redeem on goodies. That certainly applies to Platinum Points, which are earned through various one-off activities along with weekly and daily 'missions'.
It seems that former Club Nintendo members in North America are getting an extra treat, however, with multiple members of our team receiving a code that's redeemable for 200 Platinum Points.
That's a big deal for those eagerly scooping up rewards early on - in our guide for getting started with My Nintendo we pointed out that completing all day one missions can earn you a smidge under the 1000 Platinum Points needed for My Nintendo Picross – The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess; this gift from Nintendo of America could take some My Nintendo members well over that threshold.
Unfortunately there doesn't seem to be an equivalent giveaway as yet in Europe. This UK-based writer had an email promoting the virtues of My Nintendo and providing information, but it didn't include any free points.
If you're in North America and a former Club Nintendo member, however, you should check your email (and its spam folder).
I also got this on my Japanese account and the code worked for my NA account.
Seven time platinum member status, don't fail me now!
Nothing in my email yet, but I'll keep checking this evening.
Great, I can trade it in for one of those plastic spider rings you get with 20 skee ball tickets. Or a kazoo.
Yup, got mine!
In all the Club Nintendo email giveaways I don't never got an email with a code, be it this or demos or what-not. I probably won't get one this time either.
Anyone having problems signing into their account? I can't get my free copy of flipnote...
@Moon I'm having no issues.
What if I had to use a different e-mail address for my Nintendo Account but my Nintendo Network ID is the same?
Hopefully Europe gets this. I'm wanting that Zelda Picross game
I was a Platinum member of Club Nintendo for several years and I haven't received any emails from Nintendo. I really hope Nintendo gives us some credit for our past eShop purchases, since My Nintendo already lists them under your account info.
Nope, nothing here, 6 time platinum, 1 time gold Club nintendo member...
I suppose I'll receive mine in due time. For some reason, these emails always arrive later than most.
I got mine earlier. Not bad, though you would think Nintendo could do this automatically without the use of codes. I traded mine for a Mario outfit in Miitomo. Stay fresh!
whew....good thing I saw this post....I was about to delete that message since I already DL'd the app!!!
What a nice bonus!
And thanks for the heads up! I completely ignored the email. I thought it was just the typical "Thanks for using My Nintendo!" stuff.
I managed to redeem WarioWare day one! been qifted with a 1000 coins already which is NOICE!
Still no email...
Got mine, 200 points seems low though. But it' something
so, just a thought here... did Nintendo specifically say there would be no points for physical purchases, or did we all just assume that because they didn't spell out what the points for a physical purchase would be? with these points being gifted as codes, and the "Redeem Points Code" option on the site, theres no reason they couldn't start putting points codes in with disc purchases....
I better get one. Been a platinum member since the Mario Cap they gave out.
Waawawa, I got nothin' yet...
I got the code - but how the hell do you enter it?
Seems like a code system leaves open the door for rewarding physical purchases in the future as well..
I already got my email. In fact, I already got 1,000 coins and Zelda Twilight Princess Picross. Woot woot!
Go to MyNintendo. Hit the menu in upper left. You'll see the "Redeem a Point Code" there.
Mine has not shown up as of yet. I hope it does!
Nothing yet for me and I have been Platinum for the last three years.
Is anyone else upset that coins expire after only 6 months!?
I got mine, it was a nice gesture. However it did have trouble for a minute when I tried looking for the area to redeem the code, and didn't notice the tiny hamburger menu in the top left corner of the screen.
I just got my code even though I'm not sure how much I'll use this new program now.
I'm currently sitting at 935 miitomo/plat points. Can't believe I haven't gotten an email from Nintendo yet. Oh please, c'mon Ninty!!!!!
Didn't get them yet.
@bezerker99 I am at 705
It always seems like I get these things a day later at the earliest.
Hm, ain't here yet.
Nothing for me yet,but I'll keep checking!
@getyourak That's what I'm hoping for, but right now it seems like that's it's intended for entering in codes for buying digital software codes at retail stores (that's what it says on the website).
But with things like this, maybe we can get codes for taking advantage of promotional offers, and we'll eventually get to the point of being rewarded for buying games in any form.
Finally got mine, so I'm good.
@getyourak Click on "Menu" at the top left corner of the screen and then click "Redeem a points code".
Hmm so i received 2 codes on two emails but i was only able to redeem one on my account
@roccochacon Try redeeming the other one the next day and see if that works. If not, then you can give it away if you want.
I'm still waiting for my code, so I'll wait for now.
Awesome, this gave me the points I needed for the Zelda Picross
Also, to those who say they have two... it says the codes are not transferable so I doubt you can use them on another account.
@Shirma_Akayaku I will use my back up phone for my second NNID since i was forced to make it because i own multiple 3ds systems
Sweet! All I have to do now is go to the eShop and Zelda Picross is mine!
Just got my email.
Just got the email from Nintendo!
Zelda Picross, here I come!!
Thanks to this email I had a grand total of 1005 points. Hope the picross game is fun, it looks it.
Looks like these emails are being dished out gradually. Alright, I'll wait.
Just got the email myself!
Just got mine! Wohoo!
So my android phone is not rooted or anything but miitomo crashes every time it asks me what my favorite food is. I have always hated cell phone games and this us not helping.
Received my email about 4 hours after this article posted.
When I copied and pasted it didn't work b/c the email had the - but the input box didn't want them. It's OK now.
Don't forget people after you sign into Miiverse on your WiiU or 3DS - and the eShop - you need to go find those big "Collect" buttons. Mine weren't on the first page, had toclick on more missions adnthen scroll down.
OK, nw I'm going to go connect Miitomo to my FB and Twitter accounts b/c I guess connect My Nintendo to my FB and Twitter accounts earlier today wasn't enough info for them. Actually I can't do that now, my tablet will be charging for another hour. Then I need to delete a lot of stuff b/c that 32MB app had a huge download and I barely had the space.
Though I think my Android 4.4 may be a bit confused, it says I have used 1061GB on my 8GB tablet. And no that is not a typo. Sometimes is says 62GB used, it bounces back and forth.
@Palom My wife got the email despite being opted out of email. Look for a headline like "Miitomo, My Nintendo, and bonus Platinum Points!" or "Important information about your Nintendo Account".
Got my code!
Got my code/bonus point as well. <-- NZ user
So i think this is not only for NA but for AUS/NZ as well
Sweet just got my code!
Though I wish they were golden coins, as that is what I'll most likely strive for
Sweet got my points
I received mine and thanks to it I am able to afford the Twilight Princess Picross game, though I think I will wait for a review before deciding if I really want it. One day and I have already earned a free game, though much of that was thanks to the bonuses for signing up for the first time.
yeah this for sure will not happen in Europe. Most of the countries were not even part of Club Nintendo.
Europe will probably not get this, I need it tho for that picross game! I even created a blank twitter account so that I could get the extra points and still I'm 190 points off
Got my email at 4:46pm PST
These emails have just started circulating in the UK, I'm now up to 915 Platinum Points thanks to the +200 extra points.
In the UK and my 200 coins e-mail just arrived. So close to the first 1000. WarioWare or Zelda Picross?
Go for Wario Ware first.
Wario Ware gets pulled of the shelf on July, whilst Twilight Princess Picross gets pulled on October.
Ha spoke too soon, received the email at 10.36. YAY!!! PICROSS!!
Got my e-mail just now here in Belgium Finally have 1050 points, so I can get WarioWare: Touched.
I got some! woo!
UK based and got it:
Subject: Make the most of your Nintendo experience - with My Nintendo! 200 free points included.
load of text and images about Mytendo...
"As a token of our gratitude, we would like to present you with an extra 200 Platinum Points for previously subscribing for information about our new rewards programme."
I'm in the UK and the Nintendo Newsletter email I received this morning DID have a code for 200 platinum points at the bottom - as mentioned in the comment above - no April Fools jokes either!
I recieved mine from the US and cashed in here in EU. Pretty cool, the code is associated to the Nintendo Network ID and not their region!
I didn't realise the dates were that different! My only reservations about WarioWare is that I already have the Japanese import, but it is definitely on my list of top 10 DS games.
Did you get the 200 coins for pre-registering? I've checked and I didn't, but my uncle did but he didn't get this e-mail.
I did, I got the 200 for pre-registering, as well as another 200 from a code distributed by email.
To clarify these are separate 200-points bonuses.
Thanks for the tip NL.
Platinum member for many years and have nothing so far. Is this one of those things that only random choices get
Got those points that put me over the top for that sweet, sweet Picross game. As a lover of Picross and Legend of Zelda, I'm so pumped for this first reward. Hope it's a sign of the kinds of future awards they'll have.
could two people that got the code already and used it already post their codes to see if it is a unique code or the same code for everyone?
@Bolt_Strike I LITERALLY don't have that option. I'm a little pissed off, to be quite honest.
@Whopper744 It may take some time to show up. They may be generating the unique codes in batches. I was reading this yesterday and wondering if I would get it. My code just showed up this morning! Give them some time and see if the code shows up...
The title of that e-mail is: Important information about your Nintendo Account.
And once you open it, you'll see Miitomo. At the very end of your email is your code.
any other old Platinum members still not got one?
Apparently, I got mine yesterday. Just redeemed it for the 200 coins. Still can't get Miitomo on my tablet, so it'll be a while before I can get Zelda Picross.
Finally got my 200 platinum coin code last night from Nintendo.
@Whopper744 Be sure you're checking your account that your account is linked to and check your spam folder. I would assume that if you haven't received it yet that you should be getting the email at some point today.
Is it weird that Nintendo going mobile is making me think about getting a smartphone?
I'm in the UK, and haven't yet received this. Since I'm less than 200 points away from Zelda Picross, I'm hoping that it'll eventually arrive.
I'm in the UK and I received my points via email yesterday. I have 1045 platinum points now. According to Nintendo's website points expire after six months. That's not long if you are trying to accumulate some for bigger items.
@Carlos1996 No its not. I considered making a twitter and Facebook just for extra My Nintendo coins.
I live in Canada and I haven't received any email at all. I told you guys Canada sucks.
@LemonSlice I thought it was illegal to false advertise, lol
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