The My Nintendo rewards program will soon offer players the ability to use their Gold Points for more than just in-app items on Nintendo Switch. Starting in early March, Switch owners in the U.S., U.K., and Japan can redeem digital games and DLC using Gold Points.
According to My Nintendo, buying any qualifying digital game for Switch, Wii U, or 3DS will earn you Gold Points worth 5 percent of the amount you paid. While physical copies will still net you the points, they will only offer 1 percent. Users can then redeem the points on their next qualifying digital purchase on the console’s eShop or Nintendo.com. Nintendo of Europe also tweeted out a reminder that all Gold Points will be “valid until the last day of the month in the following calendar year.”
— Nintendo of Europe (@NintendoEurope) February 8, 2018
As a bonus, you don’t need the full amount of coins for a purchase, as users can take care of the remaining balance using a credit card or eShop gift card. However, any points or discounts used on a purchase won’t count towards the percentage of Gold Points awarded.
Nintendo 3DS and Wii U owners have had this deal since September 2017 on My Nintendo. However, only a select number of games were available, which could be the same deal for Switch owners. The announcement uses “qualifying” and “eligible” to describe the games and DLC, so fans will likely get clarification from Nintendo soon on the possible options.
Source: My Nintendo