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Great alternative to buying from the Wii store for cashback
on January 4, 2011
Nintendo Wii points are a great gift, but can also be a great alternative to buying the Wii points for yourself directly through the Wii's shopping channel if you have a nice cashback/rewards scheme on your credit card.
I've owned my Wii for a few years now and I've come to realize the games I really would rather play are the old school platformers and shooters from the NES and SNES era. And the best place to find these kinds of games are in the Wii's shopping channel. You can obviously play the actual old school games on the Virtual Console or you can check out some really interesting, clever, and stylish indie games in the Wiiware catalog (I definitely recommend Bit Trip Runner, Cave Story, and And Yet It Moves).
Purchasing any of these games obviously takes Wii points and you can buy these points directly from the Wii shopping channel as you browse for games. But if you have an Amazon Visa card or some other credit card with a nice cashback/rewards program when you buy from Amazon, then you might as well do it this way and get the rewards. Of course, you'll have to wait for them to come in the mail, but just plan ahead.
Gift wise, these are pretty nice too. Buying a gift card for a retail electronics store can only allow the person to buy so many physical Wii titles. But with the relatively lower priced, but smaller games on the Wii shopping channel, the person receiving the Wii Points Card can get a larger variety of games which can make for a more fun gift. And better, if this person is friends with you on your respective Wii consoles, you can buy the person a game through the Wii shopping channel and send it straight to their console.
If you're in the market for Wii shopping points, whether as a gift or for yourself, and assuming you'll get free shipping with Amazon, then this is definitely the way to go.