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PSA: Today Is the Last Day to Earn Club Nintendo Status 

by Alex Culafi - June 30, 2012, 5:13 pm PDT
Total comments: 12

That pin collection won't redeem itself!

Today, June 30, is the last day to earn Platinum or Gold status on Club Nintendo in North America.

In previous years, getting a set number of coins within the year could net users items like calendars, a Super Mario Bros. statue, or a pin collection. To get gold status (which gets users a smaller item like a calendar), users need to earn 300 coins in a given year. To get the larger reward, 600 coins need to be earned. Rewards will be announced at a later date.

Any coins earned can still be spent, so one is not forced to maintain 600 coins in his or her account so long as 600 coins were earned during the year. However, coins expire after two years, so any coins earned prior to July 1, 2010 will disappear if not used by today. Counters for these values are found on the Club Nintendo website.

Lastly, it should be noted that larger Club Nintendo changes are going into effect tomorrow. Coins offered for surveys will change. For instance, Nintendo Selects titles will drop in value from 50 coins to 20 coins, 3DS post-play surveys will reduce from 20 coins to 10, and more.

The deadline is midnight Pacific Time, but Club Nintendo users are urged not to wait until the last minute since the increased server load may make registration difficult as the deadline approaches.


PicoliJune 30, 2012

THANK YOU. I was sitting on 600+ coins' worth of pins and totally forgot about the deadline.

leahsdadJune 30, 2012

I'm in a somewhat different position...I'm sitting on a bunch of Club Nintendo codes to redeem.  I got Platinum status a while ago....like, last September (thank you Eshop), so I've been waiting for the "year" to turn over.

RasJune 30, 2012

Yeah, me too.  I have a bunch of registrations stockpiled to go towards next year.  Of course, a lot of them will be netting me fewer coins than expected.  It'll be interesting to see what prize we will be getting this year. 

shinyray01June 30, 2012

well, time to buy that Wii Fit.

Infinitys_EndJune 30, 2012

You say "Prior to July 1, 2010" but don't you mean 2012? ;)

Nope. Read it again.

UncleBobRichard Cook, Guest ContributorJune 30, 2012

So... New Club Nintendo year.  The calendar has officially rolled over.  I just completed 620 coins worth of surveys.... but the Elite Coin counter didn't move at all...  still has me trying to earn gold.  Either the site is funked or I'm screwed. :(

Worked for me:

Weird thing is that it gave me credit at 250 for Gold and 500 for Platinum (I started this at 80). I think this might be a glitch though... Still made it either way.

UncleBobRichard Cook, Guest ContributorJuly 01, 2012

Hm.  I'm not sure if I got that message - I completed a lot of surveys at once.  But if you look in the top, right corner, it still shows you've got zero Elite coins and haven't yet made gold status.

I think that counter is cached somewhere and doesn't update properly. I remember it acting oddly back when I did make platinum this year. Click Account & Coins and then Coins & Status. That gives your full history. Does it list platinum there?

UncleBobRichard Cook, Guest ContributorJuly 01, 2012

Nada... at least when I last checked.  It would appear though, several others are having this same issue... Not gonna worry about it... yet. :D

UncleBobRichard Cook, Guest ContributorJuly 01, 2012

The site has been fixed.  Now showing Elite coins!  Whooo1  Day 1, as always. :)

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