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April 28, 2015 Retro Gaming Blog Post:

If Mario only knew how I attained Club Nintendo Platinum status

When Nintendo announced the shuttering of it's Club Nintendo rewards program, I went to the site to see the status of my account. I'd bought a 2DS for my son and one for myself, so I was curious to see if I had enough points to qualify for anything before it was gone for good.

My points were pretty low. In fact, I couldn't remember the last time I'd logged in to register anything. I don't often buy new games, but I had recently bought NES Remix so I decided to look for the redemption coupon. It was still in the case behind the manual, so I entered the code. Then I remembered buying a Wii Mini the year before - I was sure I must have that coupon as well.

Soon I was searching through all my games looking for Club Nintendo redemption codes. Many of the used games still had the cards inside the cases and they were still valid. In about an hour or so I had racked up enough points for Platinum status - almost entirely from the unused codes still hiding inside my game cases.

Planet of the Apes, Cornelius Scaler I can't call this my proudest moment, but I am enjoying a free copy of Yoshi's Island.

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