Free Nintendo eShop Cards
How do you get Nintendo eShop cards for free?
With all sorts of amazing games coming out for the Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo Switch, you might not have the money to purchase every game you want. However, there are legitimate ways to get Nintendo eShop cards without paying anything!
I'll show you one of these methods below. As long as you are willing to put in some effort, you'll be able to buy that new game you want in no time!
Using this method, you can also get phyiscal copies of games if you don't want to go digital.
So how does it work?
In order to receive your free Nintendo eShop cards, you'll need to register for a website called Prize Rebel. Just click here and sign up for the website.
On Prize Rebel, you will complete offers to earn points. While some of these offers do cost money, the vast majority of them are absolutely free, and some of them are as simple as signing up for a newsletter or registering for an online game.
When you get enough points, you'll be able to redeem them for a Nintendo eShop card. (Note: this will be in the form of a fully digital eShop code rather than a physical card)
No, seriously. How does it work?
Companies and advertising firms pay Prize Rebel money when you complete offers. These companies are interested in your opinion or time, and Prize Rebel gives them a good place to be able to reach you. With the money Prize Rebel earns, they can afford to give you prizes. It's a win-win situation for everyone.
Okay, but what can I get with my Nintendo eShop card?
As many of you know, Nintendo hasn't been very good on the online front compared to other major console makers. But with Nintendo's current generation of hardware, they've begun offering all kinds of awesome digital downloads and even retail games on the Nintendo eShop.
Some of my personal recommendations are Fire Emblem Awakening, Etrian Odyssey IV, and Style Savvy Trendsetters.
Fire Emblem Awakening is an excellent strategy RPG with great graphics, an interesting story, and challenging gameplay. It's also one of Nintendo's first games to offer DLC, so even if you buy a physical copy of the game, you can use your Nintendo eShop card to purchase awesome downloadable content. If you enjoy the game, you can also pick up its sequel, Fire Emblem Fates, which is also on the 3DS.
If you want to play an old school dungeon crawler, Etrian Odyssey IV is the game for you. It offers a minimalist plot, instead allowing you to make your own characters and imagine their back stories.
With a title like "Style Savvy Trendsetters", you might be thinking of a cheap game that panders to little girls, but that's where you'd be wrong. In Style Savvy Trendsetters, you run a boutique and coordinate outfits for customers. The game is actually surprisingly fun regardless of your age or gender, and this one has free downloadable content as well. Its sequel, Style Savvy: Fashion Foward, adds even more clothes to wear and jobs to chose.
Naturally, all the most popular Nintendo first party games are available as well. You can download Pokémon Sun and Moon, Mario Kart 7, or Super Smash Bros for 3DS directly from the eShop without leaving your home.
What if I want a physical copy of a game?
Don't want eShop cards? No problem. Prize Rebel allows you to redeem your points for a wide variety of different prizes. If you are looking to pick up a physical copy of a game in particular, you can get Amazon, GameStop, or Best Buy gift cards and use those to order the game you want.
So what are you waiting for?
Sign up for Prize Rebel now, and start earning points so you can get some free games!
How to Efficiently Complete Offers
Tips from an Expert
I've used Prize Rebel to get free stuff since 2009, and in that time I've completed hundreds of offers and redeemed several hundred dollars worth in free eShop cards and other gift cards. Here's a few tricks to make sure you get points.
1. If you are using an ad blocker, turn it off. Offers rely on tracking cookies to make sure you've completed them, and ad blockers prevent these cookies from working.
2. Clear your cookies daily. Sometimes, the same sponsor will put out multiple offers, but if you've already completed one, tracking cookies may interfere with crediting you for other offers.
3. Use different email addresses. If your email is already in a sponsor's database, chances are they won't credit you for other offers completed with that same e-mail. A good email provider to use for completing offers is Microsoft Hotmail (also called Live or Outlook). Hotmail has an alias system that allows you to create up to 10 different email addresses all linked to one account. Just make sure you use a legitimate email when completing offers, as using a false one can result in point deductions or a ban.
4. Be patient! Sometimes when you click on an offer, you might get a message such as "Offer not available" or be redirected to a page that has nothing to do with the offer. If this happens, chances are the offer isn't available in your area, or you've completed a similar offer in the past. In addition, offers you do complete may take several hours to credit. New offers are added daily, so there will be plenty of opportunities to earn points.
When you've redeemed your points for an eShop card, you will be provided with a code.
The code can instantly be redeemed on the eShop
In addition to this method, there are a couple of other ways to get extra eShop credit, though these are not as consistent or rewarding.
Nintendo themselves occasionally run promotions or contests in which free eShop credit is given as a reward. A recent promotion gave 30$ in credit to anyone who registered the game Fire Emblem Awakening and Shin Megami Tensei IV on Club Nintendo.
Retailers that sell eShop cards also offer occasionally discounts. For example, a $20 eShop card might be sold for only $15, netting you $5 free.