Switch rewards for My Nintendo are finally arriving next month

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Low exchange rate and a year of waiting may make Nintendo Gold Points mostly worthless, but at least in early March we'll be able to use them for a few bucks off Kirby Star Allies.

Starting in March, purchasing games will earn 1% of the purchase price for physical games in Gold coins (up from 10-20 presently) and digital purchases will earn 5% back. You can pay for some of the game or all of it with your Gold Coins. It works out to be 1 Gold Point = 1 cent in AUD. But it's also frustrating in the extreme that during the first year of the Switch's life, when many folks were buying lots of Switch games, these rewards were not available even to be accumulated.

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In Australia, you'll get 1 cent (yes 1 cent) for every 1 gold coin that you have in your account.

• You can then redeem those points on your next eligible digital purchase (including games and DLC) for the Nintendo Switch system from Nintendo eShop or Nintendo.com.

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Gold Points are available for 12 months once renewed, so they won't last forever, but likely long enough for you to spend them. Lucky for you that means anything earned when the Switch was released up until now is safe.

If you buy a lot of Switch games, good news - Nintendo is about to reward you with some discounted software.

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