Samsung bribing Android users with Dominos Pizza coupons

Samsung bribing Android users with Dominos Pizza coupons
So let's say you own a Samsung branded Android phone and you haven't installed the latest security update. What would it take for you to update your handset? How about a coupon good for 20% off pizza and bread at your nearby Dominos? One Reddit user received a digital coupon for this discount on his Samsung Galaxy J7 in the My Galaxy app. All you have to do to get the coupon is install the latest software update for your phone.

According to the instructions that are being sent out to certain of the manufacturer's Android powered handsets, the update can be installed inside a Samsung Experience Store, or via Wi-Fi. Within 9 days of updating your phone, the coupon will arrive in the My Galaxy app.

It doesn't matter whether you install a new build of Android, or the monthly security update. Samsung wants to make sure that those using a Samsung branded Android powered handset are running the most up-to-date software, even if it means paying for 20% of your pizza at Dominos. There is one caveat, and it is a biggie. This bribe is only taking place in India at the moment. It could be that Samsung is testing the promotion in that region, with the plan on offering it in other markets like the U.S.


source: Reddit, 9to5Google

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20 Comments

1. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

So much gifts for just making normal use of the device, kudos for the generosity Samsung...more value added to already easy to justify devices.

2. joevsyou

Posts: 1091; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

LOL Thats quite funny, It's like why does anyone need to be bribe to take a android update? you should feel blessed for ever seeing a update notification. Since google and Samsung announced last year that they was going work little more closely about updates, I really hope android updates come much faster even though this is just a security update. In My opinion it's the one only con that Samsung phones that i have.

15. KONICHIWA-ANNYONG unregistered

...because if you're a normal user... No, not us 'powerusers' who actually give a F... But if yo'ure a NORMAL user, you do'nt give a F about updates that can use up your data.

17. tedkord

Posts: 17303; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

I must be very blessed then since I've received at least three full updates, and a couple of security cert updates, since I got my phone last November.

18. Ninetysix

Posts: 2962; Member since: Oct 08, 2012

3. sabretigger

Posts: 82; Member since: Sep 15, 2012

you get a pizza for galaxy j series?? how about a bj for the s series?

4. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

no thanks, i'll take the pizza.. since ll domino's delivery man is a... man

5. joevsyou

Posts: 1091; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

next time i order a pizza, I am going request a female driver. I am just curious if those exist.

6. hwb01

Posts: 355; Member since: Apr 17, 2014

You know what would get me to update my device? Actually getting software updates.

7. AquilaChill

Posts: 2; Member since: Apr 13, 2016

I wonder if they will only offer it for software updates that patch root exploits/lock the bootloader/patch a network/SIM unlock? :P

8. 27satz

Posts: 158; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

Cheap promotion sammy! Don't do this anymore

16. KONICHIWA-ANNYONG unregistered

Yeah, agreed. How dare they give us pizzas to update, when Google gives us nothing!

19. ShaikhJGI

Posts: 359; Member since: Jan 10, 2014

Hey its not cheap promotion its a priority offers for all Galaxy phones not only for J series. PA has very minimal knowledge on this. Just download "My Galaxy App" & you will get offers on not only on Pizza but on hotel bookings, Movie Tickets etc & many more. I am using S6 Edge+ and I am enjoying the service. Majority of times you will get discount coupons but lucky fellas will get few things for Free. Last month I got "Batman vs Superman" 2 tickets free. Very bad movie though but I din't regret as tickets were free.

9. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

When Samsung do a promotion, its a bribe. Really, what a poor choice of word, PA.

13. Shocky unregistered

Yeah, that's pathetic.

10. Freeza

Posts: 95; Member since: Apr 03, 2016

I get coupons through SMS on alternate days from Dominos. Does this mean Dominos is bribing me to use their products?

11. emmawilliam834

Posts: 241; Member since: Feb 09, 2016

20% off is not that huge discount !

12. ihearlivepplz

Posts: 80; Member since: Jul 06, 2015

Dominos gives out those promotions anyway. There isnt a day of the week that there is any less than 20% discount if ordering online. Sometimes there's 25-50% or BOGO. This is just marketing by Dominos via Samsung not the otherway around.

14. Shocky unregistered

Very rarely do they offer those discounts online, other than 2 for 1 Tuesdays Domino's are pretty stingy with offers. They post offers through door most weeks but they're pretty rubbish, usually 20% off if you spend over a certain amount.

20. ihearlivepplz

Posts: 80; Member since: Jul 06, 2015

This is specifically for India and I am talking about Dominos India. Today was BOGO the past few days have been 20-30% Off with a minimum of 300 Rs ($5). Its been like this for a long time in India

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