Mar10 Day

Nintendo is Celebrating MAR10 Day With A Free 14-Day Switch Online Trial, Giveaways, a Mario Kart 8 Tournament, and More

March 10th, the day Nintendo celebrates their favourite plumber (sorry, Luigi), aka MAR10 Day, is fast approaching, and Nintendo has revealed what they have in store for fans, with the theme being “relive your favourite Mario memories,” according to a press release.


The major announcement of MAR10 Day is that fans can try out Nintendo Switch Online; rather than the usual seven-day trial Nintendo offers, the MAR10 Day celebration is acting on an additional week for 14 days to try out Nintendo’s subscription service for free. This is just for the basic Nintendo Switch Online tier, meaning the free trial will give fans access to all of the service’s NES, SNES, and Game Boy cloud libraries.

Thankfully, first-time users have some time to try out Nintendo Switch Online as the offer is around until March 18th at 1 a.m. ET. Additionally, whether you’re a paid or free trial Nintendo Switch Online member, you can redeem platinum points to earn yourself a “classic Mario icon element” when playing Super Mario World on Nintendo Switch Online, which starts now until April 1st. Playing the classic game will also earn you platinum points, which can be redeemed on other items, not just digitally but physically, like My Nintendo’s Mario Zipper Pouch and Super Mario Removable Tech Stickers.

Starting today, Nintendo is also offering a 33 percent discount on some Mario titles like Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Mario Party Superstars, Luigi’s Mansion 3, Yoshi’s Crafted World, and more, plus even bigger discounts of more than 60 percent off on both Mario + Rabbids games and Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020. Select retailers are also offering a free $30 gift card with the purchase of a Nintendo Switch, Nintendo Switch—OLED Model, or Nintendo Switch Lite system. Speaking of which, this weekend, select GameStop and Real Canadian Superstore locations on March 9 and 10 from noon to 4 p.m. local time are hosting in-store demos featuring Mario and friends.

For MAR10 Day festivities, it doesn’t end there. Nintendo is hosting a My Nintendo LEGO® Super Mario sweepstakes until April 16th, with three winners going home with LEGO Super Mario sets featuring Bowser, Dorrie, and Yoshi. Nintendo is also hosting a second one, the My Nintendo BlackMilk X Super Mario—Princess Peach Sweepstakes, with an outfit inspired by Princess Peach up for grabs. Additionally, Nintendo is putting on an online Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Tournament this Sunday, aka MAR10 Day, from 3 to 9 p.m. ET, with the top 310 players earning 1,000 My Nintendo Gold Points.