Have you been racking up Gold Points as a My Nintendo member over the last few months and need an outlet for all of them? You’ll be pleased to know that you can now redeem Gold Points for digital games and DLC on your Nintendo Switch. Now you’ve got somewhere to put all the points you’ve accrued, and it’s very simple to apply them to your purchase.
To earn Gold Points, you’ll need to buy a qualifying digital game for any game on Switch, Wii U, or 3DS or a physical game for the Switch. You’ll rack up My Nintendo points for doing so. You’ll get Gold Points based on however much the game cost you, which kicks back 5% for digital purchases and 1% of the Nintendo eShop price for physical purchases. You can get a hefty amount of Gold Points just by buying games, so make sure you’re collecting them every time you’re able to.
When you rack up enough points, you can apply to your cart when you go to make a purchase at the Nintendo eShop checkout, and it’ll remove the appropriate amount of money from your game. Your points do expire after 12 months on the last day of the month that you earned them, so you’d better use them and not let them sit and get dusty if you plan on using them to grab games. This is a good way to make My Nintendo work for you, so if you’re going to buy the games anyway, you might as well get some money back.