How Do I Redeem My Nintendo Eshop Card?

If you have a Nintendo eShop card, you can redeem it for credit toward purchases at Nintendo's online store. If you do not have a Nintendo account, you need to get one in order to redeem the card. Once you have a Nintendo account, you can redeem the card either online or on the Nintendo Switch eShop.

Nintendo's eShop cards come in a wide range of values, and they can be used to buy anything on Nintendo's online store. If you have a Nintendo eShop card, you're probably eager to learn how to redeem it. This article will teach you how to do it.

Rules for Redeeming Your Nintendo eShop Card

To redeem your card for online shopping, you need to have a Nintendo account. To sign up for an account, you need to be at least 13 years of age. If you are going to redeem it at the Nintendo Switch eShop, you need to have accessed the Nintendo eShop on Switch using your Nintendo account at least once before you do, or the instructions won't work.

Redeeming Your Card Online

To redeem your card online, use these instructions:

  1. Got to the Nintendo card redemption page
  2. Click on the "Sign In" button
  3. Enter the email address and password associated with your Nintendo account
  4. Click on the "Sign In" button
  5. Enter the 16 character code from your Nintendo eShop card
  6. Click on the "Next" button
  7. Enter your Nintendo account password again
  8. Select "Redeem"

Nintendo will send a conformation email to let you know your card has been redeemed.

Redeeming Your Card on the Nintendo Switch eShop

If you want to redeem your Card on the Switch, use these instructions:

  1. Go to the "HOME" menu
  2. Select "Nintendo eShop"
  3. Select your account
  4. Select "Enter Code"
  5. Enter the 16 character code from your card
  6. Select "OK"

Contacting Nintendo

If you need any help with redeeming your Nintendo eShop card, or if you just have some questions, contact a Nintendo customer service associate. You can reach one by phone, help forum or chat.

Why Did GetHuman Write "How Do I Redeem My Nintendo Eshop Card?"?

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