May 5th, 2014


With the release of Mario Kart 8 on May 30, one of Nintendo’s most hyped titles will finally be available. We’re celebrating the release here at Wii U Daily by giving away four copies of the game to our loyal readers, with a game being given away each week until the release on May 30. Each Monday we’ll be posting a new contest post and you have multiple chances to enter each day. The contest will end for this week on Sunday, May 11 at 11:59pm, so be sure and get your entries in before then.

Using the tool below you can either tweet about the contest, follow us on Facebook or Twitter, or share the contest with your friends in order to gain entries. Each of these counts as one entry and with the share option, every friend you get to sign up for the contest under your URL means you’ll gain an additional entry!

This contest is set up so that you can do each of the multiple entries every day, so keep returning until Sunday for your chances to win. This contest is open to everyone across the globe and not restricted to just the United States, so have at it and good luck! May the best kart racer win and luckily there are no blue shells in this contest. πŸ™‚

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Winner will be provided a $60 Amazon gift card by May 30 in order to purchase Mario Kart 8.

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  • Am I allowed to enter? :p

    • Nope! You’re part of the team now, bro, no more giveaway wins. πŸ™‚

      • Dang it! Then I should at least get a review copy πŸ˜‰

        • jjbredesen

          You can apply for one if you are a registered member of the press, but i donno if you are??

          Ashley should be able to apply here:

        • WiiUPS4

          I know the feeling..I never enter because im tired of a let down..Im just going to buy the game and enjoy

          • aw, just enter! Takes 3 seconds!

          • WiiUPS4

            I would man but i always get let down

          • jjbredesen

            Still no harm in trying πŸ˜‰

          • WiiUPS4

            I entered but not holding my breath

          • that’s the spirit!

          • WiiUPS4

            If i win i will be shocked but i never win anything,,

          • WiiUPS4

            Hey im going to E3 this year ..A friend asked me to go and got me a pass

          • You are so lucky.

          • WiiUPS4

            thanks man and maybe i can get some info for you

          • Would love it XD

          • Wooopigsooie

            That… is the funniest thing I’ve heard all day!

          • WiiUPS4

            I know right..D

      • robjackson81

        He can enter if he wants… then we can have the pleasure of immediately disqualifying him ;P

        • Hey. Hey Rob. I’m gonna enter and win all 4 times. Just you watch. XD

          • companyoflosers

            just make a dummy account XD jk

          • I don’t think so! XD

        • Arthur Jarret

          We’ve discussed it on miiverse and think you should buy Zorpix a HDMI video capture device, so he can record live streams of various games played online with WiiUdaily readers

        • Clel

          Woah, woah…

          Calm down, Satan.

      • jjbredesen

        Can you reveal it on a live podcast? or don’t you guys do them anymore?

      • link2nintendo

        Is there any way readers can still become part of the team? I applied last time, and was told I made it, but never heard back from you guys about finalizing it and actually writing on the site.

    • jjbredesen

      What did you use the giftcard on?

      • Smash bros! πŸ˜€

        • jjbredesen

          Great :D, I challenge you to a 1 on 1, no items, Final Destination battle! May the (tri)force be with you xD

          • eh. we’ll see πŸ˜›

        • WiiUPS4

          Are you getting the 3ds version and if so id love to play you sometime because im really good at smash games

          • I’m getting both. But I really didn’t want to get it on 3DS. I just couldn’t wait for damn winter

          • WiiUPS4

            Well atleast till winter would will get to play the 3ds version and get some practice for the Wii U version

          • I guess. I’m just not too excited to play it on a mobile device.

          • Kobe

            Same here.

          • TehEngineer

            See. Nintendo has got some sort of method to their madness.

            That’s at twenty-four people I know now, that before the Direct were only getting one version of Smash Bros. and are now gettign both.

          • yeah, but it’s a stupid reason.

            They’re geniuses, but I’m not happy about it

          • TehEngineer

            I know. I hate it too. I’m just saying that it seems to be working… sorta

    • Desend

      I was curious about this as well.

      • looks like you got one less in the running!

        • Desend

          Well I meant more for myself since we kinda coexist on some level. I’m picking it up anyway so I guess no need to take it from someone who might not be purchasing

    • darkcreap

      Generally, if you belong to a team/organisation that makes a contest you cannot participate yourself. It would lead to claims on lack of transparency, corruption and all that. It is common practice in companies like CocaCola (for instance) to clearly state that employees are banned from contests and promotions.

      In some cases I think I read that even relatives of employees, but not sure though…

      • yeah, that’s why I figured it’d be a no go πŸ˜›

    • bistricky

      I’m in …. facebook covered …. not a tweeter …. but you never know, I have been posting stuff about Wii U Daily on Facebook before and I know of a few friends of mine that have recently bought a Wii U and have since follow Wii U Daily …. well, daily. Cheers πŸ˜€

      • thanks for referring us πŸ˜€ Good luck!

  • Wow, that’s very humble of you all. That’s why I love this site. They give us news and reward viewers. Thanks, WiiU Daily.

    • Swine

      They’re so generous!!! I don’t have a Wii U yet but was going to pick up Mario Kart 8 so I could get that free game.

      • Kobe

        Get the bundle! πŸ™‚ I’m getting the bundle a few weeks after release. So exited! ^.^

        • ShortyStock

          I would definetly get the bundle if I didn’t already have a Wii U. It comes with not one, but TWO games.

    • Live ‘N Let Live

      It’s VERY generous/humble of them, but regardless of the outcome of this giveaway, Mario Kart 8 is getting a much deserved pre-order from me.

  • RedChu

    I plan on getting it at a local store to avoid paying shipping to get it on release day, but it doesn’t hurt to enter this I suppose. I can use some of the money I saved to pay for release day delivery if I won!

  • jjbredesen

    Yay fantastic news! You are in a way giving a way 2 games, as you get one free with MK8 πŸ˜€ Thanks for holding this competition!

    • Santiago

      And if you win you have to return the favor and give the free game code to someone through a contest of your own πŸ˜‰

      • jjbredesen

        Why not xD

  • No blue shells available? Then I pass it’s my only chance to win without them no chance anyway :'(

  • Emil Hallin

    I am getting MC8 no matter what πŸ˜€ But to win it would be something EXTRA! haha

  • Great contest! πŸ™‚

  • Sam

    But I don’t have Facebook or Twitter…

    • Dominicruz

      Create an account You don’t have nothing to lose

      • Kobe

        Except for his Facebook and Twitter virginity.

    • jjbredesen

      Your old enough to register, so just create an account xD takes less then 5min

      • Sam

        Well what if I think Facebook and Twitter are stupid, I don’t want an account, and I’m not allowed to have an account? :/

    • Guest

      Well what if I think Facebook and Twitter are stupid, I don’t want an account, and I’m not allowed to have an account? :/

  • YoG99

    Is Quebec citizens allowed to enter this sweepstake or as usual, we are excluded ?

    • It’s open to everyone, since we’re not shipping a physical product.

      • YoG99

        I like this πŸ˜€

        • jjbredesen

          Me to πŸ˜€

      • Hey Ashley, I don’t know if you remember me, but I’m the person you were talking to on Twitter like months ago and we were talking about Child of Light. I enjoyed hearing about your interests in the game, and you said you might do a feature for it during its launch. I’m wondering of you’re still going to make it, as I’m really excited to see it, but if you don’t make it it’s okay anyways. πŸ™‚ Cheers.

  • Brandon

    I would enter, if I had a wii u. Im getting this summer, when bayonetta 2 comes out.

  • TJ

    $60? could it also be in Β£ because am in the UK

    • jjbredesen

      Yes, it is open to everyone around the globe.

  • Brennero Pardo Centanaro

    Thanks, finally people outside US can participate in stuffs like this

    • greengecko007

      Yeah, the gift card was a great idea to get around region locking, since the WiiUDaily community is pretty diverse.

      • Gideon

        But if you buy mario kart 8 on amazon, doesn’t it still have the region lock? Or do they sell european versions of mario kart 8 on amazon, too?

        • greengecko007

          I would assume that whenever you purchase something from amazon’s store that it would come from the amazon in that region. Just make sure you aren’t buying it from a third party on amazon.

          • Gideon

            I live in the netherlands. There is no dutch amazon, but if I buy it from the U.K. Amazon it will work too, here, right?

          • greengecko007

            Sorry man, I can’t guarantee that. I don’t know enough about Amazon and how their stores work to give you a reliable answer given your situation.

            Amazon has a customer help section on their website though, so you’re best bet would be to ask them directly if they are planning on having dutch copies of Mario Kart 8.

          • Brennero Pardo Centanaro

            dutch and uk I think are european countries so a game you buy in uk will be playable there. But games from are useless in Europe I think.

        • Raymond Scott Williams

          I think it would be a better idea if they had an option to choose between the amazon gift card or a download code for countries that amazon does not do shipping. When they announced that it was open for all regions I expected they do this but it’s okay I guess, I don’t blame them. At least I could win a free gift card.

  • Jack5221

    Im going to pass on this give-a-away. I’ve got a Special Edition MK8 preordered from Amazon UK.

  • WiiUPS4

    I’ll have to pass..I never win these things..but best of luck to those who do..

    • jjbredesen

      I tend to be really lucky on these kind of things, so i am giving it a shot πŸ˜€

      • WiiUPS4

        Not me i never have a chance..they always pick certain people on this site..Im working on a new website myself that will talk Nintendo in general and i play on giving away free stuff there too at some point

    • Dominicruz

      You can try You never know

    • mojack411

      That’s the spirit! Make it easier for me to win >:D
      Although I really don’t have my hopes up either.

  • Miguel Angel Barrueta HernΓ‘nde

    Im sorry, exactly what does the tweet has to say to be acepted :/
    (yeah kinda noobish but i rather ask)

    • it’ll give you the tweet to use. just click the “tweet” button and it’s already pre-written

  • DoctorFart

    Wow this is awesome πŸ™‚

  • sharlo galmo

    Is it also for peeps from the netherland?

    • Yes, we can also enter but our gift card will be €47,72 due to the high Euro rate compared to the US $ xD, owh wait, that’s not funny Euro is worth far to much, bad for business :'( Pound even worse…

  • Dominicruz

    I want to win I’ll try to win wish me luck guys !

  • Skelterz

    i entered but i like never win these things… If i don’t win this time i’ll make the fucking moon fall!!!!

  • Waluigifan

    Tweeted and followed!

  • DoctorWily

    Mission accomplished! I better win or I will build robots to destroy the world! mwaahaahaaa!

  • Ducked

    Thank God your not doing it through Google + :p

    • hey now, i like G+

      • jjbredesen

        I don’t after it destroyed youtube :/

        • it didn’t though

          • jjbredesen

            The core of youtube is fine, but the comment section is horrible, compared to the old one.

          • seems fine to me

          • jjbredesen

            Opinions xD

          • damn good ones! πŸ˜›

      • Ducked

        I don’t, even Google admitted it was a failure :/

        • when?

          • Kobe

            Its true. They are trying to undo some of the stuff they did but they aren’t completely removing G+.

      • Tim van Broekhoven

        Yeah me too. Imo the Youtube comment system works way better than it did back in the day

    • C.S. Bailey

      Some of us refuse to get a NiTwitter or Fakebook account ;}.

      All jokes aside, it is a little irritating that most sites with contests now demand you be a user of those other sites to enter. Some sites won’t even let you post a comment without one.

      • TehEngineer

        I agree. I would enter, but I flat out refuse to join facebook or twitter

        • C.S. Bailey

          I feel the same way, and I was never interested in the sites BEFORE I began to feel that way. For those that use it, more power to you, I just don’t have the need.

  • CEObrainz

    I’ll win this one by strategy….somehow…

    • jjbredesen

      This time it will be us πŸ˜€

      • CEObrainz

        Yep, although I’ve already pre-ordered mine so this one will be for a friend. Then I’d have someone to race against and possibly hunt with….

  • I’ll just buy the game like a good fanboy.

  • WiiUPS4

    I did everything that was asked but im not holding my breath..:/

  • mojack411

    I don’t have a Twitter and have never had any intention of making one so I’ll settle for the Facebook entries. Don’t think I’ll win either way but it take 2 seconds to do. Thank anyways team, very generous of you all.

  • Mario

    Mario: I’m gonna win this!

  • Adrian Brown

    Great! I’ll race to the end for this game!

  • Gabe Hoffman

    So how exactly does the contest work? Do I have to give you my address when I enter?

    • Swine

      They give you a $60 (digital) gift card! You can use it on whatever the heck you want! πŸ™‚

      • Gabe Hoffman

        Oh so the gift card is digital. So do I provide my email address?

  • Zackary Bruley

    I won a t-shirt from from a raffle like this.

  • BrotherDump

    Thanks so much guys! hope I win πŸ˜€

  • NintendoFan

    I don’t think I’m gonna enter because I already have a Mario Kart 8 pre-order and I’d rather let someone who hasn’t pre-ordered to have a chance

  • RyuNoHadouken

    Awesome giveaway!!!! Good luck to all who enter!!!! See you Kart racers online at he end of the month!!!!

  • Andrew Gonzalez

    Great idea daily.

  • Ultrasyd

    Hmmm, tweets, facebook, all that stuff … The lazy me thinks that’s way too much work just for one game, I’ll pay mine :p

  • Good luck to everyone!

  • andrewjcole

    Will this gift card work for Canadian residents?

    • jjbredesen

      Yes, it is digital, so it works for everyone in just about every country!

      Unless you live in North Korea you should be fine xD

  • Sdudyoy

    Although I doubt I’ll ever win, these things are fun to enter, I don’t care if I win or lose πŸ™‚

  • Laurentiu

    So generous of you guys!!

  • great deku tree

    tbh I don’t care if I win or lose since I’ve already pre-ordered a copy…but if I do win someone that entered via the URL on my facebook will get the copy. at least I’ll be letting people in the UK and other places know that the wii u exists.

  • Shota

    i see people that i never saw before on this site. O.o

    • jjbredesen

      The power of greed xD

      • Shota

        lol i’m waiting for my mario kart limited edition to arrive on may 29th( one day before release!)

  • Guest

    I dont have a facebook or twitter. Can I still enter?!?!?!

    • Sdudyoy

      Just make one a twitter, it will only take a few minutes!

  • Arthur Jarret

    Super generous! All you US folk, good luck – I hope someone awesome wins!

  • companyoflosers

    shame its a gift card to purchase the game and not an early copy or something, though i suppose that would require nintendo’s support and thats unlikely. oh well, its still a nice thought.

  • Virus6

    I’d love to win. I never win anything! Come on no Whammies!

  • Fernando Cabrera Jaramillo

    WOOOHOOOO Here its comes my free copy of Mario Kart

  • Officer Raichu

    guys im sorry but when you got over 1000 people trying to win
    im just not lucky
    luckily i am buying the bundle after e3 πŸ˜€
    see you onlne

  • HotInEER

    Pick me.

    • andrewjcole

      What are the chances of that working?

      • HotInEER

        I won…..Woohoo…It worked

  • verymetal

    I entered, cool opportunity! I just have to prepare myself in getting owned by kids half my age when racing online. NOOOOOO!!!

  • Yay, I can’t wait!

  • TheDetonator

    Wow! You guys are really the best!!!!!!!!

    Lets see if I can go 3/3 with your giveaways lol!

  • steveb944

    It’s on like Donkey Kong! I mean Mario Kart…

  • Kobe

    This might be a dumb question, but is it ok if we use the gift card on something else? Or get the game, use the code, and resell it? If not, that’s ok.

  • uPadWatcher

    I’m entering this contest!

  • Gabe Hoffman

    Curious but how does a digital gift card work

  • JellyB.

    Ugh why Facebook and Twitter…

  • Mithiragi

    I’ll give it a go.

  • Noah

    sooooo pumped!

  • JuliΓ‘n Salinas

    Oh gosh! This is just what I need *-* No money right now, so this is a great chance for everybody:D

  • Fierce-Deity Link

    if i don’t win i will assume that it was cause i’m mexican.. so let me win or i will rage and call it a hate crime D: <

  • Relick

    I didn’t even know you guys had a facebook page.

  • jreed3842

    OMG! That’ll be the greatest thing… EVER! I’ve been spending so long to save up money for this game… If I won this, I’d be able to use the money I’ve saved for other stuff!
    I’ve definitely entered! Good luck to everyone!!

    • jreed3842

      I’ve tweeted and stuff… but my problem is… I don’t know anyone with a Wii U, so they probably won’t enter this contest so, in turn, I probably won’t get any extra entries. Haha. Oh well. I’m still excited for this contest!

  • Rinslowe

    Nice looking out Wii U Daily…


    I know this is a little off topic but I thought you guys might like to see some information on a possible Pokemon Tournament game for the Wii U.

  • Magnus Eriksson

    Total entries is a nazi code.

  • JBeauregard

    Completed. Good luck to all!

  • Mark Bruce

    Even if there were Blue Shells, now we can use the Ultra horn to stop them!

  • Epic Markell Joshua

    Worth a shot.

  • Suraj Alexander

    hopefully I win one of the copies. Have got the wii u for 1 and a half years and i have only played nintendo land and the demos. i am all out of the demo tries so just stuck with nintendo land. I dont even have any other console. my dad seems to think once you pay Β£250 for a console you get all the games coming out on it for free.

  • bob

    What if you don’t have twitter or facebook? I don’t like either one.

  • Sean

    is it in yet

  • Hope to win something

    • Virus6

      Heh, joke’s on you! *Uses Super Horn*

  • WarioForever

    Wow, thanks Wii U daily!

  • Mario’s Love Child

    Time to make a twitter and facebook I guess :/

  • Virus6

    Hmm… it says you can enter multiple entries per day, yet every day it still says I’ve entered. Is something wrong?

  • Cubester_64

    I want to play this so bad! It seems like Nintendo is doing a lot better with online with their key multiplayer titles, Mario Kart and Smash Bros. Sure, most Mario games nowaday have some multiplayer, but it doesn’t compare to the Karts or even a Smashing good time.