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Nintendo Gift Card General FAQs
What is the GiftCards.com Nintendo eShop eGift Card?
The GiftCards.com Nintendo eShop eGift Card is a digital gift card (also known as eGift Cards) pre-loaded with a monetary value. This gift card is purchased on GiftCards.com and can be used to purchase digital content on www.nintendo.com and in the Nintendo eShop on any Nintendo device.
Who can purchase Nintendo eShop gift cards from GiftCards.com?
Any United States resident aged 18 and older with a valid credit card can order with GiftCards.com.
Where can I use my Nintendo eShop eGift Card?
Nintendo eShop eGift Cards can be used to purchase digital content on www.nintendo.com and in the Nintendo eShop on any Nintendo device.
Can I let someone else use my Nintendo eShop eGift Card?
Yes. Just like a plastic gift card, you do not have to provide any ID to use your eGift card.
When do Nintendo eShop eGift Cards expire? Are there any fees?
Most merchant cards on GiftCards.com do not have an expiration date or fees. However, since every merchant is different, please refer to Nintendo eShop’s specific terms and conditions found on this page, directly underneath the card image.
Is there a dollar limit on my Nintendo eShop eGift Card?
GiftCards.com Nintendo eShop eGift Cards can be purchased in denominations of $10, $20, $35 and $50.
What method of payment can I use to purchase Nintendo eShop eGift Cards?
GiftCards.com accepts Apple Pay or Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express credit and debit cards registered to United States addresses. We don’t presently accept international orders.
Are there any fees associated with a Nintendo eShop eGift Card?
You will only be charged the face value of the Nintendo eShop eGift Card.
How can I place a Corporate Gift Card order for Nintendo eShop eGift Cards?
You cannot currently place a corporate gift card order for Nintendo eShop eGift Cards.
How are Nintendo eShop eGift Cards delivered?
Nintendo eShop eGift Cards are delivered as follows:
- Your recipient will receive an email message from GiftCards.com that contains your message, selected video or picture (if used) and a link to the gift card.
- The link will take the recipient to the eGift card where it can either be printed, redeemed online, or shown to the clerk at checkout in the merchant location.
- In some cases, the merchant may specify that an eGift card must be used online. Please refer to redemption instructions on this page, directly underneath the card image, for specific instructions.
- You will also receive a confirmation email. If the recipient does not receive the merchant eGift card, instruct the recipient to check email as well as any SPAM or promotion folders or automatic filters for an email from GiftCards.com.
If the eGift card does not arrive within 24 hours, contact Customer Service for assistance at https://www.giftcards.com/contact-us. Have the invoice number and the recipient’s email address available prior to contacting us for fast assistance.
How long does Nintendo eShop eGift Card delivery take?
While 99% of approved orders are sent in 15 minutes, eGift delivery can take up to 24 business hours from the time of purchase to review the order and the eGift to be sent. If you specify a future delivery date, your eGift will be sent on that date.
How can I check the balance remaining on my Nintendo eShop eGift Card?
You may check the available balance on your Nintendo eShop eGift Card by using the card in the Nintendo eShop. The shop will inform you if the card has already been used.
When a Nintendo eShop Funds Card is used, the entire balance is transferred to the shop account. Cards will always have either the entire balance or no balance at all.
Can I reload my eGift card after I've spent the full value?
Most merchant gift cards are not reloadable. Once the value of the card is depleted, the card is no longer valid. However, we recommend keeping the gift card until you are certain that items purchased with the card will not need to be returned.
Can I use a GiftCards.com Nintendo eShop eGift Card to purchase my online order?
Absolutely! Your Nintendo eShop gift card may be used to make purchases online at www.nintendo.com.
Where can Nintendo eShop eGift Cards be used?
You can use your gift card to purchase digital content on www.nintendo.com and in the Nintendo eShop on any Nintendo device.
Can I cancel my purchase of a Nintendo eShop eGift Card?
Unfortunately, eGift orders cannot be canceled once placed.
What is the Nintendo eShop eGift Card return policy?
Nintendo eShop eGift Cards are not returnable to GiftCards.com and cannot be redeemed or exchanged for cash (unless required by law), check or credit.
How long should I keep my Nintendo eShop eGift Card after using it as tender for an online purchase?
Please retain your gift card(s) until you have either received your online order and do not plan to return it.
Are Nintendo eShop eGift Cards refundable?
Once a Nintendo eShop eGift Card has been emailed, it is non-refundable. If the intended recipient does not receive the eGift or accidentally deletes it, ask the recipient to check SPAM folders, deleted email folders or automatic filters. If the eGift card is not found, contact Customer Service for assistance.
Are there restrictions on purchasing Nintendo eShop eGift Cards?
There are no restrictions on purchasing Nintendo eShop eGift Cards. Note that the card value denominations are preset for all of the GiftCards.com merchant card brands (Ex: $10, $25, $50, $100).
When is my credit card charged for my purchase?
Your credit card is charged at the time of purchase. This purchase will appear on your credit/debit card statement as GiftCards.com.
Can I buy a Nintendo eShop eGift Card for myself?
You can buy a Nintendo eShop eGift Card for yourself. To do so, enter your own email address in the “Recipient Email” fields, and enter your own name as the recipient name. Complete the transaction normally. When you receive your eGift card alert (via email), follow the instructions in the message to retrieve and redeem your eGift card.
What exactly does the recipient receive when I send a Nintendo eShop eGift Card?
On the delivery date you choose, an email is sent from GiftCards.com to the recipient informing them of your gift, with your customized message and video or picture, if chosen, and with a link to retrieve it online. The link in the email goes to a page showing the Nintendo eShop eGift Card you created, its value and eGift card number. The page also gives simple instructions for redeeming the eGift card.
When is the Nintendo eShop eGift Card sent to the recipient?
The eGift card message is sent to the recipient on the date you choose. The delivery date is pre-set to the current date, so if you do not select a different date, your eGift is sent directly after purchase, 99% of approved orders within 15 minutes, but may take up to 24 hours after your transaction is complete.
How do I know the recipient actually received the eGift card I sent them?
When the recipient receives the eGift card, you will receive an email message confirming delivery, and a message notifying you that the eGift card has been viewed.
Is my order secure?
The security of your personal information is important to us. We follow generally accepted standards to protect the personal information submitted to us, both during transmission and once it is received, including encrypting the transmission of any sensitive information, such as payment card information. If you have any questions about the security of your personal information, you can contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
What if someone makes a copy of my printed Nintendo eShop eGift Card?
You must safeguard your eGift card for your own protection. If someone makes a copy of your eGift card and redeems it for the full amount, your copy will have no value. No matter how many copies are made, the value of the eGift card is tied to the gift card number. When that number is used, the value of the purchase is deducted from the eGift card.
Why was my Nintendo eShop eGift Card order canceled?
eGift card orders are canceled for the following reasons:
- Information provided does not match the information on file at your bank
- Delivery address deemed undeliverable
- Your order was not confirmed with our automated email system