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How to Redeem Points for a My Nintendo Reward

Description:

Step by step instructions on redeeming My Nintendo Points for a My Nintendo reward.

Key Points:

  • Gold Rewards can only be redeemed with Gold Points; Platinum Rewards can be redeemed with Platinum Points.
    You can also use My Nintendo Gold Points as payment towards eligible digital Nintendo Switch game and DLC purchases, including Nintendo Switch Online membership, in the Nintendo Switch eShop and on the Nintendo website (where available). Gold Points cannot be used towards passes, auto-renewals, in-game items, or virtual currency.
  • The Rewards details pages show the amount and type of My Nintendo Points needed for each specific reward.
  • You must link a Nintendo Network ID to your Nintendo Account to redeem software discounts.

What to Do:

  1. Go to https://my.nintendo.com and sign in to your Nintendo Account.
  2. Click "Menu" in the upper-left corner of the screen, then "Get rewards" to see the list of available rewards.
  3. Locate a reward you want from the list, then click the reward to display the details.

What type of My Nintendo reward do you want to redeem your My Nintendo Points for?


  1. Gold Points can be redeemed towards Nintendo Switch digital purchases when you purchase content in the Nintendo Switch eShop or on the Nintendo website.
  1. Verify that you have enough My Nintendo Points for the reward, then click "Redeem" on the details page.
  2. Click "Redeem" again.
  3. Select the appropriate option when prompted. (Wallpaper size, PDF language)
  4. The file will open and you can choose to save it to your PC or smart device.
    • In the future, you can re-download the file in any of the available sizes / languages as often as you like by clicking "visit download page" in your Point Log.
  1. Verify the following:
    • Make sure that you have the correct system for the game. The system is listed below the title on the details page.
    • Check that you have enough My Nintendo Points for the game. The amount and type of My Nintendo Points are listed on the details page.
  2. Click "Redeem" on the details page.
  3. Click "Redeem" again.
  4. A confirmation screen will appear with your download code.
  5. You can redeem the game using either the download code (on your system) or with your Nintendo Network ID (online).
    • To redeem with a Nintendo Network ID (online), your Nintendo Network ID must be linked to your Nintendo Account and your system will need to meet these requirements.
      • If your system doesn't meet the requirements, or you want to redeem the game on a different system, you can use the download code on the other system.
      • The code can be used only once.

Do you want to redeem the game with the download code or with your Nintendo Network ID?


  1. Locate the download code on the reward details page.
  2. Enter the download code into Nintendo eShop on your Wii U or Nintendo 3DS family system.
    • Download codes can only be redeemed on the type of system the game is intended for. For example, a Wii U game must be redeemed on a Wii U console.
  1. Click the "Redeem Code Now" button on the reward details page.
    • If the "Redeem Code Now" button does not appear, you have not yet linked your Nintendo Network ID to your Nintendo Account. Link your Nintendo Network ID to proceed.
  2. Click "Redeem" to send the game to the Wii U or Nintendo 3DS family system that's associated to your Nintendo Network ID.
    • The game will automatically begin downloading to your system and the game icon will appear on the HOME Menu as soon as the download is complete.
  1. Verify the following:
    • Make sure that you have the correct system to apply the discount. The system is displayed in the lower-left corner of the game image.
    • Check that you have enough My Nintendo Points for the discount. The amount and type of My Nintendo Points are listed on the details page.
    • You will need a linked Nintendo Network ID that has accessed Nintendo eShop at least once.
      • To link your Nintendo Network ID to your Nintendo Account, click "Link a Nintendo Network ID" and follow the onscreen directions. Once it's linked, return to the Rewards page to continue.
      • If you have never visited Nintendo eShop, use your linked Nintendo Network ID to access Nintendo eShop on a Wii U or Nintendo 3DS family system.
  2. Click "Redeem" on the details page.
  3. Click "Redeem" again.
  4. A confirmation screen will appear. The discount can be redeemed until the expiration date listed in the reward info.
  5. You can apply the discount by purchasing the game through Nintendo eShop on your system or online (www.nintendo.com).
    • To receive the discount, you must sign in to Nintendo eShop using the same Nintendo Network ID that is linked to your Nintendo Account.

Do you want to purchase the game on your system (Wii U or Nintendo 3DS family) or online?


  1. To redeem the discount, use your Nintendo Network ID to purchase the game via any of the following methods:
    • Nintendo eShop on Wii U (Wii U titles only)
    • Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS (Nintendo 3DS family titles only).
  1. Click "View Just for You Offers" on the reward details page.
  2. A list of your current discounts will appear. Click the discount you want to apply to view the details page for that game.
    • You can also reach this page by visiting the Nintendo website and searching for the game you want to buy.
  3. Click the "Proceed to purchase" button on the game page.
  4. Sign in to the Nintendo Account to which your Nintendo Network ID is linked.
  5. The discounted price will appear. Select the discounted price and click on "Next" to apply your discount.
  6. Check the payment information, select the "Agree" checkbox and click on "Purchase" to complete the purchase and download the game to your system.
    • For additional assistance with off-device purchases, click here.
  1. Verify that you have enough My Nintendo Points for the theme, then click "Redeem" on the details page.
  2. Click "Redeem" again.
  3. The download code for the theme will appear on the screen.
  4. Enter the download code into the Theme Shop on any Nintendo 3DS family system to redeem the theme.
    • To see your download codes for previous rewards, click here.
  1. Verify the following:
    • Make sure that you have the correct system for the DLC. The system is listed below the title on the details page.
    • Check the "Reward info" and make sure that you have the correct game for the DLC. You must have the corresponding game to use the DLC once you redeem the reward.
    • Check that you have enough My Nintendo Points for the DLC. The amount and type of My Nintendo Points are listed on the details page.
  2. Click "Redeem" on the details page.
  3. Click "Redeem" again.
  4. A confirmation screen will appear with your download code.
  5. You can redeem the DLC using either the download code (on your system) or with your Nintendo Network ID (online).
    • To redeem with a Nintendo Network ID, your Nintendo Network ID must be linked to your Nintendo Account How to and your system will need to meet these requirements.
    • If your system doesn't meet these requirements, or you want to redeem the game on a different system, you can use the download code to redeem the content.

Do you want to redeem the DLC with the download code or with your Nintendo Network ID?


  1. Locate the download code on the reward details page.
  2. Enter the download code into the appropriate system:
    • For Wii U - Redeem the download code in Nintendo eShop on your Wii U console.
    • For Nintendo 3DS - Launch the game that the DLC is for, then redeem the download code within the game. For help downloading DLC for a specific game, check the game's e-manual for instructions.
  3. Once redeemed, the DLC will appear within your game.
  1. Click the "Nintendo eShop" button on the reward details page.
    • If the Nintendo eShop button does not appear, you have not yet linked your Nintendo Network ID to your Nintendo Account. Link your Nintendo Network ID to proceed.
  2. Click "Redeem" to send the DLC to the system that's associated to your Nintendo Network ID.
    • The game will automatically begin downloading to your system and the game icon will appear on the HOME Menu as soon as the download is complete. Select the icon to begin playing!
  1. Verify the following:
    • Make sure that you have downloaded the appropriate application to your smartphone or tablet.
    • Make sure that you have linked the application to your Nintendo Account. (This is usually done through the settings within each application.)
    • Check that you have enough My Nintendo Points for the item. The amount and type of My Nintendo Points are listed on the details page.
  2. Click "Redeem" on the details page.
  3. Click "Redeem" again.
  4. Your items will be sent to the application they’re for (Fire Emblem Heroes, etc).
  5. Start the appropriate application to claim your My Nintendo reward. (They will usually be located in a Gift Box or similar area of the game.)