Nintendo has confirmed via the My Nintendo site that the rewards program is undergoing a small change. Gold Points are now valid for twelve months rather than six months which was admittedly too short a time period. However, Platinum Points still need to be used by six months, so be sure to get spending them on something if there’s anything that catches your eye.
Effective immediately, the validity of Gold Points has been extended to a period of 12 months. This change applies to all Gold Points already earned as well as those earned from now on.
The expiry date for Gold Points is now set to the end of the month, 12 months after they’re collected.
• Gold Points collected on 15/06/2016 expire after 30/06/2017.
• Gold Points collected on 31/10/2016 expire after 31/10/2017.
Platinum Points are not affected by this change. Their validity period remains at six months.