Use Samsung Pay before May 10 to get a $30 gift card (US only)

Last month, Samsung invited people to try its own mobile payment service (called Samsung Pay) by giving away $30 gift cards to Galaxy S7 or S7 edge owners who used the service before March 31. Now, Samsung is back with a similar promotion, this time involving owners of more handsets.

Between April 15 and May 10, if you live in the US, you can receive a $30 gift card after you complete 3 purchases with Samsung Pay. However, you need to "have already registered for Samsung Pay before the commencement of the Offer Period, but have not yet made a purchase using Samsung Pay" - thus, folks who received a gift card following last month's promotion are not eligible. To qualify for the offer, you must own one of the following Samsung smartphones: Galaxy S7, Galaxy S7 edge, Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 edge, Galaxy S6 edge+, Galaxy S6 Active, or Galaxy Note 5. Make sure to read the full Terms & Conditions at the source link below.

The $30 gift card will be added to your Samsung Pay account. The extra credit can be used to buy stuff from Best Buy, eBay, Regal Entertainment, or Game Stop (you must choose just one of these locations). So, who's planning to take advantage of this offer?

source: Samsung via Android Police



1. ph00ny

Posts: 2077; Member since: May 26, 2011

Damn. I got my wireless charger out of samsung pay promo and i've been using samsung pay since wells fargo got on board

28. jeff327

Posts: 87; Member since: Feb 28, 2012

I also got a wireless charger out of a Samsung Pay promo but I keep registering for each promotion and so far they have approved everyone but one.

2. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Samsung Pay is still too limited even though it can be used in more places.

8. dejastar

Posts: 13; Member since: Sep 14, 2012

It work perfectly with strip readers outside of atms and gas stations. I'd say at least it's the most widely spread mobile payment platform available.

25. Mxyzptlk unregistered

When I say limited, I meant the number of banks that support it.

31. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

You don't need a lot of banks. You need to have the biggest banks. Samsung Pay supports all the major US banks, which combine easily has over 300M users. Chase alone has over 100,000,000 card holders. Citi also has over 100,000,000 card hold. AMEX has over 55M care holder. BofA has over 100,000,000 card holders. US Bank has at least 100,000,000 card holder. Also many of those banks offer both credit and debit cards, which potentially doubles the card usage. I do see people with Samsung phones who dont use Samsung Pay. People are just use to whipping out their cards. I had a cashier at Target tell me we dont accept mobile payments and I laughed an said I use it here all the time. It is an impressive tech when it works and I love getting the looks of surprised by people in line as they say, "wow look he's using his phone to pay. I didnt know phones can do that." There are lots of people on both sides who aren't familiar with mobile pay systems because neither Google, Samsung or Apple advertises the feature enough.

33. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Just because it's a major bank doesn't mean it has branches and services everywhere. Stop trying to speak for everyone techie.

12. tedkord

Posts: 17513; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

It's less limited than any other phone's tap to pay.

17. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Please explain? Apple is trying to signup mostly all neighborhood banks. The problem is, they still have an acceptance problem. Also, and you can Google this fact: some retilers have banded together to not accept Apple Pay period. Now this versus Samsung Pay, Samsung went for the larger US banks like, US Bank, Bank of America, JP Morgan Chase and other. They also have American Express which alone has 55M card users. How many neighborhood banks would it take to equal 55M users? lol Based on the places I shop, Walgreen and McDonald's are the only places I seen that accept Apple Pay and display the logo for it. I have sen places where APple Pay works, but you wouldnt know, because there is no Apple Pay logo. Samsung Pay? I never have to ask if it works. So far I've gone to only 5 places in Chicago where it doesn't. The locations it didn't work were not major chains. Oh and I forgot, Apple Pay is accepted at 7-Eleven. It also works at many gas stations if you go inside, because many Shell and BP have NFC readers. Though they don't advertise it works with Apple Pay, I've used them and can verify it works. Also, since I think you dont even own a Samsung phone that supports Samsung Pay, how can you even make such a blanket statement? You dont even know what you're talking about. Here is a list of all the places I personally have used Samsung Pay. Can you even list one? Costco, Target, BP(inside), Shell(Inside), Mobile(inside), McDonald's, KFC, Jerk (local eatery), Subway, Jewel, CVS, Sbarro, Kohl's, Verizon, T-Mobile, Disney Theme Parks, Marathon (inside). Cermak Produce is like Pete's Market, Ultra Foods, Home Depot, Best Buy, Mariano's, Aldi, Conti De Savoia (Italian eatery), Jerk (local eatery), Staples, Nova Fix (local shop), Uhaul, Bakers Square, Speedway (inside). These are places I frequent WEEKLY. Target is right across from my work. I go their to buy groceries for the Office liek soda's and milk/cereals and when we things like bulbs/toiletries. Costco I frequent 2 per month to get out supply stock. But I wont be after June, because Costco will o longer be taking AMEX. The only one with an acceptance problem is YOU. You can't accept the fact Samsung bought the better technology, because in the USA, most retailers (90%) of them use swipe readers and it supports NFC too. While Apple chose to adopt NFC which was dumb. If Google couldnt get retailers to upgrade for NFC readers with Google Wallet(now Android Pay) why did Apple think they were going to get supported so easily. After all Samsung Pay, Apple Pay and Android Pay all use the technology created an patented by MasterCard and they all use Tokenization. The Galaxy for the win. Stop being bias, stop being such a fanboy. If apple had chose this and it worked, you woudl never say, Apple has an acceptance problem. In fact right now Apple has one and you're not saying it, thus proving my point. No go back under that rock you crawl from under.

18. xocomaox

Posts: 208; Member since: Dec 14, 2015

I'll admin, Apple has soo many banks and that is really nice. Unfortunately, having acceptance is a critical part of this and that's where Samsung excels.

19. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

It seems that neither company shoudl need to go to banks. What Visa and Mastercard did with banks, if on the banks card is a special code in the magnetic strip. This code allows your bankcard to work in places that accept Visa or MasterCard. Many bankcards have other logos like Star and Pulse. Thse allow you to use ATM mcahines that are not owned by banks, but 3rd parties who use Star and Pulse, so you can be able to use your card at any non-bank-owned ATM machine. I dont understand why Apple and Samsung and even Google, can't work with Mastercard and Visa to have code added to the tokenization process, so you can any card to the payment system as long as it bears the Visa/MC logo? You bank has already went through the process needed to carry those banks logos and usage in the USA, as both Visa and MC, liek AMEX are not USA banks at all. But even if they did that, right now Apple would still have an acceptance problem because most of the terminals here are Magstrip. This isnt the UK. But even in Europe, since Samsung accepts NFC too, he phone will still work. Why adopt a technology Apple or Google, that almost NO ONE is using? That seems stupid. I think Apple thinks that when they make something popular or just add it to their device, because they have such a large market-share in the USA, they think every corporation will just adopt what they offer. Even Microsoft has failed in this area. Apple wasted time and money buying a company that didnt offer the best payment option. Ignorant people like Mxy can't deal with the fact that Apple isnt as smart as they act like they are. Apple has had some very good ideas, in the past and present and will in the future. But not all good ideas are great ideas. That's why SCSI, Fire-wire and Lightning are all complete proprietary failures. Its not that they were bad ideas. Its because they were expensive and limited in capability and simply not worth the price. Which is pretty much everything apple sells

23. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Techie no one is going to read your essay of a response. Just get to the point.

20. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

You have some frikkin nerve trying to call someone a hater, you whiny puss. I may not love Apple, but if they actually do something that is actual worthwhile, I give them the respect they deserve, I just don't hold them up on some stupid pedestal.

24. Mxyzptlk unregistered

You're being salty here.

30. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

I'm just being blunt and upfront. I'm not some whiny, fanboy, oneline everyday troll like you. I don't hate Apple, I hate peopel like you who come here to troll, start arguments and most of the time never have a reasobalbe thing to say. I think less times than I have fingers and toes have I seen you say anything positive about anyone but Apple, and its always at the time Apple is being bashed for doing some BS and here you come with your damage control. I could give to f**ks and a shake of my @$$ about how you feel about me or my post. I'm not here to get fanboys likes, as you come here for. I come here to correct, objective and because I love tech even if the writers can't right an objective piece to save their necks. They write the kind of stuff peopel like you come for. Like flies on dog crap. I'm probably old enough to be your father 2 times over and have gained a wealth of tech knowledge over the years. tech for me is like a religion for some. I love all tech no matter the brand or how you and clones feel about one company or another.

35. Mxyzptlk unregistered

No you're just being salty because you hate being wrong and you contradict yourself.

3. phonehome

Posts: 812; Member since: Dec 19, 2014

It was $50. Getting cheap, are we?

4. Supraman21

Posts: 467; Member since: Jun 09, 2010

I motherf**king wood if motherf**king Samsung supported motherf**king Capital One or BMO Harris

9. DRS1977

Posts: 681; Member since: May 27, 2015

Go to the Capital One Facebook page and put them on blast. It is not Samsung's fault, it is Capital Ones problem.

15. tedkord

Posts: 17513; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Wood you? ;)

5. wando77

Posts: 1169; Member since: Aug 23, 2012

Hurry up and release it in the uk already. Getting sick of waiting

6. Unordinary unregistered

Patience you must!

16. tedkord

Posts: 17513; Member since: Jun 17, 2009


38. JunitoNH

Posts: 1946; Member since: Feb 15, 2012

Ok ....Yoda

7. Unordinary unregistered

Go to CVS and buy 3 packs of Tic Tacs or something 3 times !

21. fyah_king unregistered

Nice, $60 more for me.:)

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