For all you Wii U owners out there, have you been taking advantage of the Deluxe Digital Promotion? Don’t know what I’m talking about, well good, you’ve come to the right place. If you purchased a black Wii U, you’re automatically registered in the Deluxe Digital Promotion or DDP as I’ll be referring to it from here on out. Whenever you purchase games from the Wii U eShop you get points, once you hit 500 or more you’re eligible to get a $5 gift card back from the big N, per 500 points. So how does this work exactly, let me explain in greater detail.
First, purchase a black Wii U, the white version doesn’t allow you to make use of the DDP. Next up, go to this site https://p.nintendo.net/deluxe/ and enter in your Nintendo Network user-name and password. You should then see a list of everything you’ve purchased on the Wii U eShop. Sadly it doesn’t connect to the 3DS eShop, but hey, maybe one day. Once logged in you should see your profile showing your Mii, and how many points you’ve accumulated. If you have 500 points or more, just click on “Get activation code” and you’re all set. You’ll be given a code which you can then use on either the Wii U or 3DS eShop to get $5 credit added to your balance, per 500 points you’ve accumulated.
So far the breakdown works like this. Spend $59.99 on a Wii U game, you automatically get 599 points, therefore $5 back right away. So that means that by downloading your Wii U games instead of picking them up at retail, you actually save $5 per game. Not too shabby, wouldn’t you say? It goes further than that though, buy a $9.99 eShop game and you get 99 points. See how quickly this can add up?
To reiterate one last time just to make sure no one is confused, the points accumulate only through Wii U eShop purchases, but the money-back codes can be used either on the 3DS or on the Wii U.
Nintendo needs to be much more vocal about this excellent promotion because far too few people are taking advantage of it. Get out there and start getting your free money back now!