You can’t just endlessly stockpile them
Nintendo rolled out its new customer loyalty program, My Nintendo, earlier this week. It’s sort of like Club Nintendo, but more digital-centric, at least for the time being. There are a few different ways to earn points — linking your social media accounts, buying 3DS or Wii U games on the eShop, completing tasks in Miitomo — that can be exchanged for rewards like full games and coupons.
An important note: “Points are valid for six months after you collect them. When you redeem points for rewards, your points closest to expiring will automatically be used up first.”
This message is not exactly hidden or anything, but I missed it my first (admittedly hurried) time through My Nintendo, and figured some of you might have done the same. Something to be mindful of, for sure! And for future reference, you can check your points history here to see what you’ve earned, what you’ve spent, and if any of your points have expired.