Nintendo has announced Club Nintendo will shut down and be replaced with another worldwide rewards program this year. Club Nintendo has been open for over 6 years while delivering Nintendo related goodies such as downloadable games, posters, figures, and other related goods in exchange for feedback on their products. As Nintendo of America and Nintendo of Europe prepare to shut down their rewards program, they will roll out more rewards and downloadable games for members to clear out their Coin/Star balances.
You can still open and account and register Club Nintendo codes to earn coins until March 31, 2015. That being said, you have until March 31 to earn your Gold or Platinum status. You cannot, however, register codes for games that release after today, January 20, 2015.
As a reminder, for Elite status, you have to earn 300 coins for Gold; Platinum 600. These gifts will be available in April. You can redeem Club Nintendo downloadable games and physical rewards until June 30, 2015. That being said, Nintendo fans in the United States and Canada have until June 30 to redeem their rewards or else their coins will expire and cannot be transferred to the new Rewards program being launched.
As for Club Nintendo members in Europe, you have until September 30, 2015 to redeem stars for rewards; otherwise it will expire and cannot be transferred to the new Rewards program being launched. Physical games released after April 1 will not be eligible for earning stars, whereas digital software released after April 20 will not be eligible.
As a small token of appreciation for your loyalty, all Club Nintendo members will receive a download code for Flipnote Studio 3D in February, 2015.
New virtual console titles have been added to the rewards
Super Mario Bros. 2 (Wii U) – 200 Coins
Excitebike (Wii U) 200 Coins
Super Metroid (Wii) 250 Coins
Super Punch-Out!! (Wii) 250 Coins
Donkey Kong (3DS) 150 Coins
Wario Land 2 (3DS) 200 Coins
The Legend of Zelda (3DS) 200 Coins