Don't Forget About Digital Deluxe Promotion

#1 Posted by FrankNelson (49 posts) -

This might be a ridiculous post, but I thought I might point something out. One of the perks of getting a deluxe Wii U is their digital deluxe promotion where you basically get 10% back on all digital purchase. I forgot all about it until I saw an ad last night online and I logged on to their http://ddp.nintendo.com site. I had 30 dollars waiting there for me from the past year.

How it works is you get points per purchase and every 500 points you get 5 dollars of eshop credit. So if you bought Zelda HD for $50 you would get 500 points or if you bought Super Mario Bros 2 for 5 bucks you would get 50 points. I know this is random but I had forgotten the whole damn thing and I thought I might remind folks.

#2 Edited by GrantHeaslip (1616 posts) -

Good of you to remind people. It's especially pertinent now because the free game Mario Kart 8 buyers received also counted for the full eShop price. Buying Mario Kart 8 ($65 CAD) and receiving a free copy of Pikmin 3 ($60, as far as the DDP was concerned) netted me $15 in credit since I was already close to hitting a $5 coupon threshold.

#3 Posted by Artikay (112 posts) -

Ive recently turned in my total $25 credit, but cant seem to figure out how to claim the free game for buying MK8.

I got it offthe eshop but still seems to say im eligable.

#4 Posted by FrankNelson (49 posts) -

@artikay: I believe you have to register it at club nintendo. It being Mario Kart 8. If you got it digitally it might be there for you to claim it.

#5 Edited by DarthOrange (3864 posts) -

This really doesn't get enough attention. The free game that came with Mario Kart 8 giving you $5 back was great.

#6 Posted by jiggajoe14 (696 posts) -

Yup I didn't realize that I had $20 in eshop credit until someone pointed out that I should check this out.

#7 Posted by Turtlebird95 (2417 posts) -

Thanks for the heads up! I had $5 waiting from the free game. Honestly I never would have remembered to check if it wasn't for this thread.

#8 Posted by DeadpanCakes (927 posts) -

Oh haha... I didn't even know about this...

#9 Edited by LordAndrew (14426 posts) -

Thanks! I knew this promotion was a thing, but I didn't know how it worked. I went to the site and earned $5 in eShop credit. And my sister earned 98$ an hour from the site. It's totally legit.

#10 Posted by DarthOrange (3864 posts) -

Thanks! I knew this promotion was a thing, but I didn't know how it worked. I went to the site and earned $5 in eShop credit. And my sister earned 98$ an hour from the site. It's totally legit.

That is amazing! By any chance does she know where I can stream the latest FIFA World Cup matches online for free?

#11 Posted by MachoFantastico (4719 posts) -

Does this count for any of the deluxe bundles? I was thinking of getting the Mario Kart 8 bundle which I know as the free game bundle but I'm curious to know.

#13 Posted by Scampbell (498 posts) -

So it is like Nintendo's strange permanent poor man's version of Playstation Plus?

#14 Posted by Corvak (1094 posts) -

@scampbell: Not really. If you bought the more expensive model of the Wii U (32GB) it's automatically active. I can only assume the various bundles include it as well.

#15 Posted by wchigo (559 posts) -

@machofantastico: I bought the Wind Waker HD bundle and I was eligible for this promotion. In fact, that game showed up and gave me points for it. :)

#16 Posted by MachoFantastico (4719 posts) -

@wchigo said:

@machofantastico: I bought the Wind Waker HD bundle and I was eligible for this promotion. In fact, that game showed up and gave me points for it. :)

Awesome, thanks. I was interested to know if they were included. I wonder if the free game counts for points to in that promotion.

#17 Edited by Scampbell (498 posts) -
#18 Posted by Vextroid (1406 posts) -

@corvak: But it is permanent?

Nope. Points earning ends December 31st 2014, Activation Codes must be redeemed by June 30th 2015.

#19 Posted by RespitefortheLovelorn (17 posts) -

Thanks!You rock.

#20 Edited by Scampbell (498 posts) -

@vextroid said:

@scampbell said:

@corvak: But it is permanent?

Nope. Points earning ends December 31st 2014, Activation Codes must be redeemed by June 30th 2015.

Well, I guess I don't really regret getting a used Wii U basic then, since I've already saved more money, than I would have been able to earn though the Deluxe Digital Promotion. Besides, money in the bank is better than money locked in some eShop ;)

#21 Edited by wchigo (559 posts) -

@machofantastico: I knew of this promotion, but I didn't actually know where to check for my points until this thread. The three games that I received points from were Wind Waker HD (came with my Wii U bundle), Mario Kart 8 purchased through the Nintendo e-Shop and Pikmin 3 (which I chose as my free game from the Mario Kart 8 promo).

So yeah, I can confirm that the free game from the MK8 promo does indeed get you points.

#22 Posted by bemusedchunk (694 posts) -

I just did this. The process is strange.

You have to have an eShop "purchase" (which I think is any download - regardless of price) and then wait 24 hours before logging into the website.

I just did this with the MK8/Free eShop Download - ended up getting a $5 coupon instantly.

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