Starting in early March, Gold Points can be used for digital purchases on Nintendo Switch!
Whenever you get a new game, you earn Gold Points worth up to 5% of what you paid. Spend those points on your next digital purchase of any Nintendo Switch game to get it for less…or even for free!
How do I use Gold Points?
You can spend your Gold Points on Nintendo eShop or the Nintendo website when you purchase games or other contents for Nintendo Switch.
1 Gold Point = 1 cent (AUD/NZD)
How do I earn Gold Points?
Gold Points are earned with every new game you purchase. How many you get depends on whether you purchased a game digitally, or have it on a game card.
You can earn Gold Points worth the following percentage of the price on Nintendo eShop:
Nintendo Switch games and DLC on Nintendo eShop: 5% of the total paid amount
Nintendo 3DS games and Wii U games on Nintendo eShop: 5% of the total paid amount
Download codes: 5% of the undiscounted Nintendo eShop price of the same content
Game Cards: 1%
Nintendo Switch game: 1% of the undiscounted Nintendo eShop price of that game
If you pay $50 for a game on Nintendo eShop, you’ll receive 250 Gold Points.
Next time, you’ll be able to use those points and save $2.50."
Gold Points are valid for 12 months from when they are earned, and always expire at the end of a month.
Might want to hold out on any digital purchases until next month as well as registering new games to get the better gold point rate.
Essentially you get 5% back on digital purchases.
The amount you get back in physical is still based on the eShop price, so potentially you buy a game for $30 that is $90 on the eShop you still get the full 90 points.
Move to forum if this isn't considered a bargain.