If you’ve got Stars in your Club Nintendo account, go and log in to the Nintendo website and have a check, because any older than 24 months are going to expire today, like some sort of loyalty scheme supernova.
Your best bet is to exchange them for Wii Points, on a different Nintendo website. But a warning if, like me, you’ve not used it before: it’s a right pain in the arse.
The system is stupid: even if your Wii Shop Channel and Club Nintendo accounts are linked, you still have to type in a 16 digit code on the Wii Shop Channel after getting your points from the website. Oh, and Wii Points from that website are of limited availability.
A tip though: it looks like they’re being added today at about 21 minutes past the hour – they were earlier, anyway. Yes, I have been keeping a close eye on it. A load of Wii Points Card 100s were added at 1121, and gone by 1135. It was Wii Points Card 300s at 1221, and they went even quicker. Then it was back to the 100s for 1321.
Also, you can only get one Wii Points Card per day. I’ve grabbed a couple of 300s and a 100 since Friday, but I’m still going to have 200 Stars expire. If we use the Wii Points Card 2000 RRP of £14.99, that’s about 37p I’m down.
I could get some shitty wallpaper from the Stars Catalogue, but I think I’ll probably just not bother. After all, I got a free Boots meal deal at lunchtime, so I’m still well up on the day.