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How to Get Exclusive Nook Inc. Silk Rug with Nintendo Switch Online

A special Nook Inc. Silk Rug item is available exclusively for Nintendo Switch Online members right now! In this guide, we’ll tell you exactly how to get your very own in Animal Crossing: New Horizons.

Become a Nintendo Switch Online Subscriber

The first thing you’ll need to do to get the Nook Inc. Silk Rug item is make sure that you are a Nintendo Switch Online subscriber. If you’re not already familiar, Nintendo Switch Online service is a paid subscriptions service that allows you to play Nintendo Switch games online, use cloud saves, and get special offers like this one.

If you’re playing Animal Crossing: New Horizons though, then you’re probably already a subscriber because it’s required to visit other players islands online. In case you’re not, a 12-month membership can be purchased for $19.99 USD.

Trial Memberships Don’t Work

In order to download the Nook Inc. Silk Rug item special offer from the Nintendo eShop, you will need to be have a proper paid membership to Nintendo Switch Online. Trial memberships to the service, including the one included with a digital copy of Animal Crossing: New Horizons, do not qualify for the offer.

Download Nook Inc. Silk Rug from Nintendo eShop

Once you’re subscribed to Nintendo Switch Online, you need to head over to the Nintendo eShop and navigate down to the Nintendo Switch Online section in the sidebar. Then scroll down a bit more in there to find the Nook Inc. Silk Rug under the Special Offers section.

Press A on the Nook Inc. Silk Rug item, and press the Free Download button on the right side to download the DLC item to your Nintendo Switch that enables the Nook Inc. Silk Rug in Animal Crossing: New Horizons.

Order Nook Inc. Silk Rug from the Nook Stop Terminal

After downloading the DLC from the Nintendo eShop, launch up your Animal Crossing: New Horizons game and head over to Resident Services. Inside the building, interact with the Nook Stop terminal that looks like an ATM and access the Redeem Nook Miles menu.

Inside the Redeem Nook Miles menu, scroll down until you find the Nook Inc. Silk Rug right there and available to purchase for 600 Nook Miles! Exchange 600 of your precious Nook Miles and you’ll receive the exclusive Nook Inc. Silk Rug right in your mailbox later in the day or the next morning.

Getting Nook Inc. Silk Rug Without Nintendo Switch Online

If you don’t have a full Nintendo Switch Online membership yourself, that doesn’t mean it’s impossible for you to get your hands on the Nook Inc. Silk Rug. Notably, the item can be ordered from the Nook Stop terminal by anyone who is a resident on the island after the DLC is downloaded from the eShop and the game is loaded up.

Even if you’re not a resident of such an island, the item can be ordered with Nook Miles multiple times, so it can be easily traded with others too.

Here’s two possible ways you can could get the Nook Inc. Silk Rug from another player while not being a paid subscriber:

  • Play with Local Friends: Visit a friend who has a Nintendo Switch Online membership using the free local wireless multiplayer option!
  • Play with Trial Membership: While you cannot get the Nook Inc. Silk Rug item directly with a trial membership, you can still visit a friend with a full membership and get the item traded from them!

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