Today, Nintendo has confirmed that its world-wide loyalty program Club Nintendo is going to shut down. Anyone who is unfamiliar about Club Nintendo, it arrived in the United States on October 2008 to get people to buy more Nintendo products. Overall, the program failed and Club Nintendo will start fading away from various Nintendo products. Nintendo has also promised to give its users some good rewards before shutting down. Notable current ones are Super Mario Bros. 2 (Wii U), Super Punch Out (Wii), The Legend of Zelda (3DS), and Super Metroid (Wii U).
Timeline of the Shutdown
April 1st 2015: From this date, Nintendo will no longer include product registration cards with its packaged products, so such products cannot be registered in Club Nintendo. You may still find product registration cards in products that were in stock before this date.
April 20th 2015: Termination of the registration of digital products downloaded from Nintendo eShop. Digital products obtained from Nintendo eShop after this date will no longer appear in the My Registered Games & Systems page in Club Nintendo. Also, surveys for download software titles will no longer be available.
September 30th 2015: End of Club Nintendo program. All Club Nintendo features, such as signing up as a new member, logging in as a registered member, earning, coins, stars, and exchanging Stars for items from the Stars Catalog will no longer be possible from this date.