My Nintendo Now Shows When Points Expire

My Nintendo is the reward site where fans can check out the points they’ve accumulated and spend them on digital items. Platinum Points expire 6 months after you collect them and Gold Points expire 12 months after being collected.

In the past this meant users had to manually look through their point history to see which points were going to expire. Now, Nintendo has added a special page that shows exactly how many points will be expiring and when.


It’s easy to access this information. Simply logon to My Nintendo and click the Menu drop-down button on the upper left of the screen. Click Point History and it will come up with a “Points expiring soon” table right under your point totals. Click “See more” to view the next three months and see if any points will be expiring. If you see some that will be going away, you know that you’ll want to spend at least that amount by the end of that month. Remember, the system always spends your oldest points first, to give you the longest possible time to spend your points on rewards.


As you can see, I don’t have any expiring this month. By the end of October I’ll want to have spent at least 710 Platinum Points to avoid losing any. I’m all clear on Gold Points (I have 70). So it looks like I have plenty of time to wait it out and see if anything cool gets added to the rewards catalog.

Craig Majaski

Craig has been covering the video game industry since 1995. His work has been published across a wide spectrum of media sites. He's currently the Editor-In-Chief of Nintendo Times and contributes to Gaming Age.

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