#1 Posted by mrhaydel (40 posts) -

Has anyone gotten the free downloadable game promotion to work yet?

Club Nintendo's website appears to be under heavy load/having issues since Friday, so I've gotten as far as logging in, it recognizing I purchased MK8, and asking which game I want to choose. After that, it appears as if it's going to send an email with a code to download the title I chose, but the email hasn't shown up yet (not in spam either). The same page where it asked for my email address now just says 'Your reward has already been redeemed'.

I'm just wondering whether anyone else has had any better success or gotten further along in the process - assuming that my understanding of how it's meant to work is even correct! I imagine it could just be slow moving because of the MK8 launch, but who knows...

#2 Edited by ripelivejam (6654 posts) -

trying it now seeing how it goes. also apparently you can register the limited edition Zelda Wii U and get $10 eshop credit?

lmao wonder how many are going for Wii Party. i'll most likely get pikmin 3 but for some dark reason i may get new super mario bros (wop wop)

edit: down for maintenance.

#3 Edited by AlisterCat (6265 posts) -

I did it and got my code for Pikmin 3 right away. Infact, it took me to the code right after the survey, and said it would also email it to me. Haven't got the email but I used the code on the web page.

Emails should come within 48 hours. It took a while when I used their previous promotions to get free 3DS games.

I should also note, it listed it for me on the club nintendo page when logged in after completing the promotion so that's another way to get it. Best wait until the traffic has calmed.

#4 Posted by Solidsnak (149 posts) -

Had no problems, but I may have just been ahead of the rush.

#5 Posted by Wampa1 (816 posts) -

@ripelivejam: It's pretty much a NSMB map pack at this point, so if you really like 2D Mario it's just... more of that.

@mrhaydel: Worked fine in the UK, grabbed Pikmin 3 and it spat out a code.

#6 Posted by shades846 (183 posts) -

Worked fine for me in the UK I got wonderful 101 as EU nintendo published that in EU.

#7 Posted by CreepingDeath0 (251 posts) -

Worked fine for me in the UK I got wonderful 101 as EU nintendo published that in EU.

I haven't registered mine yet (stupid pre-order hasn't arrived yet), but can you confirm that the UK offer includes Monster Hunter 2 as an option? Shopto's promotional adverts list it but I can't find any mention of it on the official nintendo site.

#8 Edited by JJOR64 (19587 posts) -

Club Nintendo is telling me that I have already redeemed it, even though I haven't. Now I get to wait for Customer Support to fix it for me and give me my code.

#9 Posted by LordAndrew (14591 posts) -

I guess this is a bad time for me to be registering games. I managed to register one. Another registration survey and a post-play survey was eaten by an error, never to be seen again. I'd better stop. I'm robbing myself of points, and probably robbing others of their free game just by being there.

#10 Posted by RioStarwind (713 posts) -

It was pretty bad yesterday but at least this morning I was able to redeem TLOZ Wind Waker HD with no issues.

#11 Posted by mrhaydel (40 posts) -

Thanks duders.

@jjor64 said:

Club Nintendo is telling me that I have already redeemed it, even though I haven't. Now I get to wait for Customer Support to fix it for me and give me my code.

This sounds like the situation I'm in, though I was hoping to just wait it out and see if I get an email tomorrow or Monday before involving Customer Support. :-|

Definitely sounds like launch day woes, and seems to be hit or miss !

#12 Posted by MyNiceIceLife (667 posts) -

I haven't been able to get anywhere with it. Site says it is either down for maintenance or I'm able to log in and try to select a game and it immediately effs up and doesn't even say I'm logged in.

#13 Posted by JackSukeru (6163 posts) -

It might have something to do with there being no Club Nintendo where I live but we won't get our codes until sometime in August apparently.

#14 Posted by bobafettjm (1746 posts) -

I guess I really need to buy Mario Kart before this promotion ends.

#15 Edited by brettchalupa (29 posts) -

I woke up early on Friday morning (EST) to purchase the game. When I logged into Club Nintendo it prompted me to pick a free game, which I did (Pikmin 3). I redeemed it immediately, and it worked as expected. I am guessing that I beat the rush to the Club Nintendo site. Hope it all works out for everyone!

#16 Posted by CABBAGES (570 posts) -

Bought Mario kart on Friday and forgot about this.

last night just put in the star code thing then chose a game and got the code instantly on the website.

Got monster hunter 3 ultimate but I don't know if I will like it.

#17 Posted by dekkadekkadekka (778 posts) -

@ripelivejam: I took Wii Party U. I had all the others with the exception of the Olympic sports game, and I don't care for sports.

#18 Edited by BaconAndWaffles (84 posts) -

I purchased the digital download version on Friday. Whenever I logged into Club Nintendo it would say I was eligible for a free game, but would then say I had already redeemed it.

But when I logged in this morning, it worked - when I selected a game it took me to a different page that had a download code and emailed the code to me as well.

So hopefully it will work itself out for the rest of you too...

#19 Posted by BradBrains (1571 posts) -

Didn't get this but when I got my free game for buying luigis mansion I had no issues

#20 Posted by sodapop7 (419 posts) -

Club Nintendo gave me the already redeemed message also but then I logged out and logged back in and it worked fine. Pikmin 3 is a pretty good looking game so far.

#21 Edited by Fattony12000 (7980 posts) -

#22 Edited by MooseyMcMan (12056 posts) -

Maybe I should buy a Wii U...

#23 Posted by mrhaydel (40 posts) -

Well, FWIW, I finally got the promotion to work yesterday (Sunday).

Not super surprisingly it did get far enough in to the process on the website to where it would have shown me the download code, but the page either timed out or errored out before that could happen. However, an email showed up maybe 15-20 minutes later and that had the code in it, which redeemed just fine last night.

So, I guess patience/perseverance are key!