Did You Know – Deluxe Digital Promotion

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.

Money Back!

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!

15 thoughts on “Did You Know – Deluxe Digital Promotion”

  1. No problem Ahmed :). Super glad I was able to help. Nintendo needs to completely rethink their strategy with this promotion because good lord they don’t vocalize this enough at all. Steven didn’t even know this existed until I told him about it.

  2. I’m actually going to be buying a portable 1TB drive and leave that dedicated to my Wii U. I’m not buying at retail games moving forward at all unless there’s some wacky Zelda bundle or something. Even then I’m thinking I might just stick with downloads from here on out. Save money, save space, and have instant access to all my games. What’s not to love about that?

    1. Be careful regarding the hard drives in the Wii U. From what I’m hearing, in order for the portable hard drive to work, it needs to have its own power source. The Wii U will not power up portable hard drives for some reason…which is pretty ironic considering a modded Wii does work with all portable HDDs. A workaround with the HDDs without power is to use a USB hub with power, but I’m not sure if this works as I have not tested it yet.

      I’m most likely going to stick to downloads as well starting with the next release, Game & Wario.

  3. Well that sucks as I don’t have enough power adapters around the area so that pretty much screws me. Wonderful. So now I’ll have to figure something else out hmm. Not sure what I’ll do now. Thanks for letting me know though as I would have bought a stand alone USB portable drive without a dedicated power supply.

    1. We need to confirm the workaround with the powered USB hub. Also, I just remembered another thing I read somewhere. Use of a Y-cable may most likely work. What I mean is, the portable HDD should have a cable that has two separate USB outs, one for data and the other for power…both occupying the Wii U.

  4. Alright Ahmed I just ordered this external HDD: http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136471 This one should be fine as it has a dedicated power supply and is based on a model Nintendo tested themselves. I know 2TB is a bit of an overkill, but hey it was relatively cheap compared to other similar models. New Super Mario Bros. U will be my one and only Wii U retail disc I ever own. Next week is going to rock, because of the VC update and all the goodness I’ll be able to download. Now to see about that 3DS XL :-P

    The good news is that I was able to move things around slightly to free up a plug near the TV. I’ll have to use another one by the sofa to recharge the GamePad from here on out, but whatever. It’s a small price to pay for all that extra storage. 2TB is way more than I’ll ever need even if Nintendo releases playable demos for all their games, a million Virtual Console games, or just tons and tons of Wii U games I want to own. I am now officially set for the Wii U’s future.

  5. i got a qoustion i did what you said but wean i click get activation cod it say’s ”you have no newly earned code for eshop credit at this time” even tho i got enough pts to get a cod for $5 Nintendo eshop credit

    1. If you purchased something you need to wait at least a day before it will register on the site. After that you should see all your purchases and then once you have accumulated enough points, you should be able to download another $5 voucher.

      1. yes i did wait a day and i have enough points to get a $5 code but wean i click Get activation code it just say’s ”you have no newly earned code for eshop credit at this time” what do i do ? i’m so confused

        1. Does it tell you “Earn XYZ points to get a code for…” Do you still see that? What are your total points earned? What are your “Number of issued codes for Nintendo eShop Credit?”

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