My Nintendo Rewards Shop adds a perfect shopping bag

SPAIN - 2021/08/06: In this photo illustration, a Nintendo Co., Ltd. logo seen displayed on a smartphone. (Photo Illustration by Thiago Prudencio/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images)
SPAIN - 2021/08/06: In this photo illustration, a Nintendo Co., Ltd. logo seen displayed on a smartphone. (Photo Illustration by Thiago Prudencio/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images) /

For people who have been on Nintendo’s “My Nintendo” rewards plan for a while, you might remember a time when you used to be able to get some truly awesome things. You can accumulate points by doing various things such as playing games, registering your games, filling out surveys, and more. As a reward, you get points. Years ago, the prizes for these points were pretty awesome and sometimes even useful.

For example, I still keep my remaining DS and 3DS games in this excellent game cartridge holder that came with like 20 different sleeves. This thing fit with other 3DS casts and holds 18 games.

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The more decorative collector’s item things were cool too. Like when I burnt through a good amount of my Platinum points to get these two high-quality Mario-themed folding fans. Each of them came with a thick protective cloth sleeve to store them in when closed and these have become one of my favorite collector items I’ve ever received.

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Even while writing this article I suddenly remembered that the thing on my desk in which I hold all my various Doctor Who Sonic Screwdrivers, was actually a Platinum reward that was a container designed for placing Wiimotes in.

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Unfortunately, the quality of My Nintendo rewards has dropped over the years. What used to be a place of amazing collector’s items and video games you could ONLY get through the My Rewards channel (did you know there was a Legend of Zelda Picross game? Yup) has become sort of a discount warehouse wasteland.

For the same amount of reward points that used to get you collector’s items and games, you can now get discounts on Wii U titles — not Switch, mind you — and the ability to download PDF files that you can print if you want to make Animal Crossing scrapbooks and don’t know how to use Google Images. But it hasn’t really given out anything cool beyond the occasional phone accessory or keychain.

It seems My Rewards is trying to come back though as I just got something I immediately fell in love with before I even received it. And addition to its most recent offerings like a Switch Sports beach towel, a Mario Strikers draw string athletics bag and, most importantly, a decorative metal tin that holds coasters that all advertise Brewster’s coffee house from Animal Crossing New Horizons, I found this bad boy.

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This amazing Kirby and the Forgotten Land reusable shopping bag which, unfortunately, is only allowed one per account, makes it look like Kirby is using his new “mouth-full” mode on all the things you’re trying to pick up at the store. At 23″ by 16,” it’s not the biggest reusable shopping in the world but for running in and out of a store it’s absolutely perfect. In fact, while thinking about the dimensions I just got a very happy visual in my head of me leaving the book store with Kirby looking like an absolute brick.

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Anyways, cool things like this nowadays tend to sell out quick so if you want this jump on it now. Just remember you have to pay for shipping but that’s honestly a small price for something this cool.