You Can Win $25 In Nintendo Eshop Credit By Playing Mario Kart 8 On Switch Well This Weekend

The Mario Kart North American Open takes place on September 22.

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If you consider yourself a pro at Mario Kart, you'll have a chance to put your skills to the test and earn some free Eshop credit this weekend. Nintendo has announced it is hosting an online tournament in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe this Sunday, September 22, and the winners will take home $25 in My Nintendo Gold points.

The Mario Kart North American Open runs from 10 AM PT / 1 PM ET to 8 PM PT / 11 PM ET. To participate in the competition, you'll first need to select Tournaments from the Online Play option in the game's main menu, then search for the following tournament code: 2093-5045-4827.

Each race will be 150cc, with normal items and Smart Steering disabled. Nintendo will crown a total of eight winners based on players' in-game scores during the competition. The winners will be notified via email on or around September 27 and will take home 2,500 My Nintendo Gold points, which can be put toward digital purchases on the Switch Eshop. You can read the full contest rules on Nintendo's website.

Be aware that to participate in this online tournament, you'll need to have a subscription to the Nintendo Switch Online service. Memberships are available for US $4 / £3.49 / AU $6 for one month, US $8 / £7 / AU $12 for three months, and US $20 / £18 / AU $30 for 12 months. Nintendo also offers an annual Family Membership that runs for US $35 / £31.49 / AU $55 and covers up to eight Nintendo Accounts. You can read more about the service in our guide to Nintendo Switch Online.

The NSO service offers a few other perks besides online play, such as access to a library of classic SNES and NES games. Nintendo is also selling a replica SNES controller for Switch exclusively for NSO subscribers. The controller is available to order now and costs $30 USD. NSO subscribers can also grab freebies for Super Kirby Clash and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate right now from the Eshop.

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