Animal Crossing New Horizons: How to Get Nook Miles and How to Use Them

There are a few forms of currency in Animal Crossing: New Horizons and Nook Miles are one of them. They're quite easy to collect once you know how and they can be very useful to have as they allow you to do a lot of different things. We're going to show you how to get Nook Miles and how to use them.

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How To Get Nook Miles

To get Nook Miles you need to complete specific tasks given to you each day or you will be given Miles for reaching certain achievements with your Island. You can check what tasks you need to do on your Nook Miles app but you will not have daily tasks right away. To get daily tasks you will need to get Nook Miles+.

Once you have completed/achieved a task on your Island that is connected to the App, all you need to do is go into the App and find the task you have completed. Once you click on it, it will be stamped and you will be given Nook Miles.

Nook Miles App

You can find the Nook Miles App on your Nook Phone. It should be the app in the middle of the top row.

The main body of the app will show you the tasks that will be rewarded as you do them around your Island. However, at the beginning of the game, many of the sections will be blank. This is because you need to discover the tasks on your own by doing various things, some of them will come with a reward and some will not.

Animal Crossing New Horizons Nook Miles Island Accomplishments
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If you unlock a task that is connected to Nook Miles, you may open a Miles Chain for that task. This is where you can repeat the same task a certain number of times and each time you hit a milestone with it, you will be rewarded with Miles and a stamp. Once a Nook Miles task card is filled with stamps, you will no longer be given a reward for doing those tasks.

How To Get Nook Miles+

You will only be able to access daily tasks once you unlock Nook Miles+ after upgrading your house once and paying the first Resident Services fee of 5,000 Miles. After you do this, your initial Nook Miles app will receive the upgrade. Your Nook Miles+ extension can be found at the top of your screen. You will need to click the + button to open up this section.

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Animal Crossing New Horizons Nook Miles App Nook Miles+ Daily Tasks
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Here, you will be able to review your daily tasks and see which ones you have accomplished. If you have completed them, they will be highlighted blue and all you need to do is click on them to redeem your Nook Miles. The number of Miles that you will gain from each task will be displayed beneath the image of the task.

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What Are Nook Miles?

Nook Miles are a type of in-game currency that operates as a reward system. They can be collected to get bigger and better rewards. Also, Nook Miles will offer you the chance to get multiple items that you are unable to purchase any other way. You can see how many Nook Miles you have when you enter the Nook Miles App or the Nook Stop as your Miles will be displayed in the upper right-hand corner of the screen.

What Can You Use Nook Miles For?

Nook Miles can be spent at the Nook Stop in Resident Services. When you interact with the Nook Stop, you will be given various options and the one you will want to look at is "Redeem Nook Miles". When you select this, you will be taken into a page that looks like the image below:

Animal Crossing New Horizons Nook Stop Redeem Nook Miles
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From here you will see 5 sections that you can browse through. The sections are displayed at the top of your screen and they should be:

  • Everything - You will be able to browse all redeemable items in one place.
  • Special - Very special items such as Bell Vouchers and Nook Miles Tickets can be found here,
  • DIY Recipes - You can purchase and print off various DIY recipes to learn.
  • Items - Furniture, decor, and other various items can be found here.
  • Novelties - Items such as clothes, hats, wallpaper, and flooring can be found here.
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Some items can be delivered instantly either through being printed off of the Nook Stop or by being sent directly to your Nook Phone. However, some items such as clothing will be delivered to your Mailbox in the following few days.

Nook Miles are as important as Bells in Animal Crossing: New Horizons so it's vital that you know how to use them and how to collect them. If you're new to the game, we have some helpful beginner tips that can give you a head-start in Island Life. Also, we have a guide that shows you how to get a perfect Island.