Samsung Pay gets Rewards program in the United States

Following the Galaxy Note 7 fiasco, which dropped the trust in the Samsung brand to abysmal levels, the South Korean company has decided to debut an interesting rewards program for those who are using its paying service.

The new Samsung Rewards program will be available in the United States beginning this week and applies to all those using Samsung Pay. Basically, you will be able to earn points from a card issuer every time you pay using Samsung's service, so works exactly like a points-based credit card rewards program.

Samsung announced that its program will also allow Pay users to “double dip” on rewards points, which means that with every credit card purchase, they will be able to earn points, miles or cash back from their card issuer, in addition to Samsung Rewards points.

On top of that, Samsung Rewards works with debit cards, too. The program comes with various loyalty tiers with point multipliers, so you will can even earn double, triple, or quadruple points. The more you use Samsung Pay every month, the higher the chance to earn more points than usual.

Samsung also confirmed that there will be limited-time bonus offers where Samsung Rewards will team up to retailers and other businesses to offer customers seasonal opportunities to earn additional points. For example, those who join Samsung Rewards in November or December will receive double points on purchased made during these two months.

Ok, so you earn a bunch of points, but what you can do with them? It's pretty simple, you can redeem them for Samsung products, vouchers for Samsung.com, Samsung Rewards Visa Prepaid Card value, and gifts cards to some of the largest retailers in the United States.

Moreover, Samsung Rewards users may also be eligible for more prize giveaways (Instant Wins), including trips to Napa Valley and Las Vegas.

Samsung plans to extend the Rewards program to more of its products and services, such as Samsung.com and S Health, exclusive events and more offers from the company's partner programs.

source: Samsung

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20 Comments

1. wando77

Posts: 1168; Member since: Aug 23, 2012

I have an idea.... Why don't we all stop commeating on any article after this that brings up the 'note 7 fiasco'. They will soon quit when they no longer get the clicks

9. Klinton

Posts: 1409; Member since: Oct 24, 2016

Yup 'Following the Galaxy Note 7 fiasco, which dropped the trust in the Samsung brand to abysmal levels' I think even PA posted many reports and polls that the trust in the Samsung brand is still very high. What is going on here?

15. ph00ny

Posts: 2051; Member since: May 26, 2011

But there lies the problem. Cant see the article until we click on it

2. killer7D

Posts: 551; Member since: Sep 18, 2014

Samsung Pay is the Best!

4. finestgq1

Posts: 35; Member since: Sep 11, 2014

Yes, it's great. Gotta love MST functions. It works with older credit card machines. It works pretty much everywhere. Interesting enough at 1st Sammy gave me $15 for registering my note 7. Last week I got another $10 debit card, $5 dunkin donuts, $5 domino's. ;)

17. xondk

Posts: 1904; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

Yeah, Apple pay is fine I'm sure, but it just isn't compatible enough, and full adoption of nfc is nowhere near close enough, in all but a few countries, America for example is...quite far behind in general when it comes to stepping away from cash. Though of course America also has a large amount of places where it simply is difficult to get a connection out. So you need compatibility.

7. bubbadoes

Posts: 1225; Member since: May 03, 2012

first sentence sums it all up! shamesung has to reward you just ti use. great selling point!

12. Ordinary

Posts: 2454; Member since: Apr 23, 2015

I know logic is a myth for you but dont you love getting free stuff?

13. tedkord

Posts: 17408; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

It's too bad no one can reward you with some intelligence.

3. middlehead

Posts: 458; Member since: May 12, 2014

I'm curious how they'll assign this to people. I've got an international unit with the Australian ROM, hopefully they go by user area instead of device type.

5. talon95

Posts: 1000; Member since: Jul 31, 2012

Following Cosmin's article fiasco, which dropped the trust in PA to abysmal levels, Cosmin has decided to debut an interesting new writing style that includes news instead of brand rhetoric.

6. talon95

Posts: 1000; Member since: Jul 31, 2012

Sorry, couldn't resist. :) It is rather old and irritating though. Besides the idea that you have somehow defined the world's trust in a company as abysmal based on.... your personal taste. Please spare us the personal impressions and just report the news.

8. bubbadoes

Posts: 1225; Member since: May 03, 2012

abysmal. fiasco. rewards. smh.

10. Klinton

Posts: 1409; Member since: Oct 24, 2016

I guess, because Samsung Pay Rewards program is a good news for Samsung, it must be balanced with abysmal. fiasco. smh.

14. tedkord

Posts: 17408; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

He's just trying to distract himself from the hurt caused by Samsung making better products than his favored brand. It helps hide the tears.

11. nivek4011

Posts: 49; Member since: Jul 31, 2014

I love being able to use Samsung Pay at all the places apple pay doesn't work. The store clerks always say, "we don't have that" right as the card reader beeps and the transaction goes through. Plus, after the first time I used it I got a $10 Visa gift card. Hell yes I will use it even more now with free stuff coming my way!

16. ctdog4748

Posts: 797; Member since: Mar 05, 2016

Major eye roll to your bullsh!t story "The store clerks always say, "we don't have that"", I've used both Samsung Pay and Apple Pay from Maine To California, and I've yet to meet a clerk that gives even the slightest rats azz on how payment is made, let alone commented. Nice try though.

20. talon95

Posts: 1000; Member since: Jul 31, 2012

I used it at a diner Sunday and the waitress brought 4 other staff to show them how awesome it was. This has happened multiple times. Other customers start asking me what I did after they make such a fuss. It's certainly not a lie. Don't rate our stories based on your own experience.

18. kevin91202

Posts: 642; Member since: Jun 08, 2014

Terrible writing. PA still can't find native speakers?

19. phldlphn unregistered

I'm sorry, but who hired Cosmin V.? At their best, these articles need substantial editing. At their worst, they should be completely re-written. Samsung has suffered diminished trust due to their recent failures. In a continued response to rebuild their tarnished reputation the South Korean giant has shifted focus and narrowed efforts towards different avenues. Samsung announced and launched a rewards program for their mobile payment system, Samsung Pay. The new rewards program will be available this week in the United States to anyone using Samsung Pay. The program allows users to earn points based on transactions that use the mobile payment system. In addition, if your credit card already has a transaction-based points system, you will be able to earn points from both Samsung and your card issuer. The points don't stop at credit cards, debit cards are also applicable and you will earn points for every debit purchase just as you would with your credit card. There will be different tiers based on the amount of transactions and points that accumulate from your purchases. The different tiers enable you to double, triple, and even quadruple your earnings. By joining in November or December, Samsung automatically qualifies you for double points on every purchase made during those months. The points earned will be redeemable for various Samsung products, credit towards purchases on Samsung.com, Samsung VISA Prepaid cards, and gift cards from approved participating retailers. There will also be rewards for your rewards. Random "instant win" bonuses such as trips to Napa Valley and Las Vegas are on the table as added incentive. Samsung plans to expand the rewards service, if the program is successful, to a larger variety of products and services found on Samsung.com as well as S Health.

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