Samsung’s free Gear VR site for Galaxy S7 and S7 edge buyers is now live

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When the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge were announced, it was revealed that early buyers would be getting a free Samsung Gear VR and a six-pack of games and a free year of Netflix. Now the page that you S7 and S7 edge buyers need to claim your free goodies is live.

To claim your free Gear VR and games, head to the Samsung Promotions website and enter your email address. You’ll also need to submit your full name, mailing address, phone number, and selection of device. Note that the name on your official Offer Claim Form matches the name on the original purchase receipt.

In addition to your personal info, you’ll need to share with Samsung your date of purchase as well as the IMEI and Wi-Fi MAC address of your device. Finally, you must submit your original receipt, either with a photograph or a PDF.

Once Samsung has verified your claim, you’ll be sent your Samsung Gear VR, its six-pack of games, and a one-year Netflix code. Samsung says that gifts will be mailed around 4-6 weeks after your claim is verified.

Samsung says that Offer Claim Forms must be submitted by 11:59 pm ET on March 31, so you Galaxy S7 and S7 edge buyers have a few weeks to submit your claim. Considering that you’ll have to wait 4-6 weeks to get your Gear VR, though, you may want to submit your claim as soon as you can. The sooner you do, the sooner you can strap your new Gear VR onto your head and dive into some virtual reality.

Thanks, Chris!

Source: Samsung Promotions

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  • Gary

    Don’t forget there is on 300k of these

    • MattPortland

      That’s for mailed orders. Costco, Best Buy, Target, etc have their own supply for in-store sales. You get your VR at the time of purchase with those stores. Per regional Samsung rep.

  • Gary

    No more than 300,000 Gifts available in this Offer. Gifts are available for a limited time, while
    supplies last, on a first-come, first-served basis. Gifts will be mailed to Participants within
    approximately 4 – 6 weeks after verification of Offer Claim Form/receipt and compliance with
    these Terms and Conditions.

    • Jimmy James

      How do we know how many they have? They could lie and say they are out in the first few days, because Best Buy was short and needs more. No one would check, unless there was a class action lawsuit. My phone isn’t shipping until next week. They could be out by then.

  • 0oiiiiio0

    How do I include a copy of the receipt if there wasn’t one in the package?

    Seriously the IMEI and MAC should be enough proof.

    • Nancy

      if you were emailed a PDF file of your lease or sales slip you can save that to your computer and then attach to the form. I was sent a PDF file of my lease and that is what I sent

    • Croq

      If you ordered from T-Mobile, you should have gotten an email from them titled, “Your Tmobile Payment Has Been Processed”. I got that and inside that email, it said that it was my receipt. I just saved and attached a copy of that to my submission.

  • Nancy

    I wonder how long it takes Samsung to review when I go into verify it tells me that it is under review…

  • kev2684

    One of the fine prints in there is the name on the lease should match the name you provided. How does that work on multiple lines when the primary account holder will always be the name on the lease?

    • Nancy

      I don’t know if this answers your question but when I did mine this afternoon when I found out it went live. After you put the first IMEI and MAC information in it then allows you to add additional ones. Do you receive multiple offers on the same account?.. I don’t know about that. From the Samsung Page:
      To authenticate your Galaxy S7 edge purchase or lease under The Gear VR Offer, please upload a photo of your receipt. We’ll also need your new device’s IMEI number or HEX MEID and Wi-Fi MAC address.

      Are you a business? Be sure to enter all device IMEI/MAC codes present on each receipt. If you have multiple receipts, you will have the opportunity to upload another receipt after you submit this one.

      We’ll also need your new device’s IMEI number or HEX MEID and Wi-Fi MAC address.

      • kev2684

        No I’m on a family line. I upgraded my phone, but the leasing agreement shows the name and the address of the primary account holder which is my mom. She’s in CA while I’m in FL. so different address and different name is showing up in the leasing agreement compared to my claim. IDK why IMEI and wifi MAC isn’t enough.

  • Joe

    I never received a receipt. I just got emailed the “Your Tmobile Payment Has Been Processed” email. Took a screen shot of that email.. went into Paint and cropped it down to only show the graphics.. and saved it as a JPG and uploaded that. Hopefully it’s all they need.

    • Croq

      I got an email with that title, and in my email, it stated, “Thanks for your payment! Here’s your receipt.” I just saved the whole email as a PDF and attached it to my submission.

  • Jakob

    When will it be on Kickstarter?

  • mreveryphone

    Submission seemed pretty painless. I just saved the purchase email T-Mobile sent me to my laptop and submitted that. Hopefully that’s enough…

  • chris

    Does anyone know why it says Hero|Hero2 on the page what is that?

  • Philip

    Where is my receipt? In my box delivered to me by UPS there is none except for the flyer.

    • Chris

      I sent a screen shot of my YOUR T-MOBILE PAYMENT HAS BEEN PROCESSED email it has all the information they are looking for.

      • Philip

        I sent the receipt from my T-mobile account on the webpage under Order. I hope that work also.

        • Myl35

          Your EIP contract should work as well

  • Arma4

    What do they expect from at&t users? I pre-ordered 2 phones at the store, but other carrier users will probably deplete the supply…such bs. They should have released this when all the phones came out.

    • Joe

      Each carrier is different maybe. I know Sprint got the “buy one get another at half off”. I would have loved that for Tmobile as I have another phone that needs an upgrade on my account.

      • Arma4

        Oh well, I guess I go the better end of the stick, the deal was buy 1 get 1 free lmao.

  • allen nguyen

    Do you have to wait for the device to arrive first before you can submit?

    • MattPortland

      Yes. You need the IMEI and MAC address.

      • why do they need the mac address?

        • MattPortland

          I don’t know why, mate. That’s just what they ask for.

  • Roberto Sosa

    Free wireless charging pad $50 value, when you set up the Samsung pay just got mine

    • jay

      what carrier?

      • Roberto Sosa

        Tmobile but through on the Samsung pay app on the s7

    • Madmac9

      Thank you I had no idea about this promotion! Free charging pad here you come!

    • luis

      Its true i did mines

  • luis

    Wireless Charging Pad, Black Sapphire for Samsung Pay Promotion 

    EP-PG920ABUAT2 FOR FREE IF YOU REGISTER WITH SAMSUNG PAY

  • Nancy

    Has anyone received a verification and Netflix code? I applied late on March 3rd got an initial email saying I sent the registration and from that point on it says You submission is currently under review. Just wondering if this is common.

    • skywalkr2

      Same here. I thought we had to wait 4 – 6 weeks. So probably won’t hear for a long time. It is a PITA since we are all so confused on receipts.

      • Nancy

        I called Samsung today because I would like the code for Netflix and they said it was already approved I just had to wait for the email. So now it is just wait and see.

        • skywalkr2

          great news. Hopefully mine is approved also :)

    • Adam Merrill

      I was under the impression you got the code when you received the VR headset

      • Nancy

        The paper that was in with the phone said that you would get an email confirmation once your submission has been approved and a second email with the Netflix code. It then said you will receive the VR in 4 to 6 weeks.

  • Mike

    has anyone received any emails or updates on the status?
    mine says Your submission is currently under review

    • victor

      any updates on your status or any idea how long it takes to get approve?

  • steph

    I submitted the form, and it did not ask me for name or address. Now I cannot edit the form as it says processing.

  • Anish Aney

    Does anybody’s IMEI on claim status page shows wrong last 2 digits? The IMEI number shown is 14-digits and not 15. Please let me know.

    • mike

      mine shows the same thing

      • Anish Aney

        So, it’s their Claim Status page’s issue. Nothing to worry then..I dropped them an e-mail but didn’t get the answer I was expecting.
        Better to wait for their approval/reject.

        • mike

          yea i called them this morning but they couldn’t see anything. they only thing they are able to see its the status which is Your submission is currently under review.

        • Anish Aney

          Thank you for the reply, Mike. If I come to know anything, will post here :-)

    • Ian Cruz

      same here. didnt notice til now.

  • skywalkr2

    My status now shows up TWO rows when I check. Something weird happened over the last day to cause that. I hope this doesn’t mess up my submission.

    • Mike Sage

      same here, been like that for a couple days now

      • Ian Cruz

        I third this.

        • skywalkr2

          Back down to two as of this morning.

      • skywalkr2

        Mine is back down to two as of this morning

  • Mike

    Mine shows the same thing.

  • Ian Cruz

    Under the:
    Submission Status
    SAMSUNG GALAXY S7 OFFER

    I have 2 status under review..it was just one a while ago. Hopefully thats not a bad thing.
    However, Oculus sent me an email saying my 6 game bundle is available for download, so I just finished downloading that. A lot of outer SPACE related things, which is awesome. I love outer space.

    • victor

      how long take them to send you that once you submitted your order??

      • Ian Cruz

        I submitted about a week ago. An hour before the page was supposed to be live.

        • skywalkr2

          Update – 2 are now back down to one on my page.

    • Anthony

      How did you get your Oculus game downloads?

  • Orlando morales

    What if when you Finnish submission claim and something went wrong it’s to late was told by Samsung can take 4 to six weeks just to get approved then another 4 to 6 to arrive worst experience ever if any 1 input will surely help hopefully did everything right

    • Strat

      I have to agree. I have never seen or experienced such a slow and meticulous claim process for a free promotion item before. Samsung has really dropped the ball with a extremely slow verification process. I added my information on day 1 that the applications went live, and I have still not be processed or received any confirmation emails other then the thanks for registering. This is ridiculous! I feel like pre-ordering was a waste when T-mobile is handing out VR gears with anyone buying an S7 in store now. Why the hell should I have to wait when I pre-ordered on Day 1 of the pre-ordering going live!

      • skywalkr2

        Same here. I check daily. It is getting frustrating, and for us TMO users we are especially tense as the promo required a receipt and TMO never provided one. So everyone just had to guess at what to send.

        • Jason Monteiro

          the eip agreement is the receipt for T-mobile, cause it shows when you placed the order.

        • skywalkr2

          Doesn’t matter at this point, but there was no accurate date in my EIP agreement.

  • Muhammad Ali

    Can someone help me. What do they mean by the receipt?T-mobile never give a receipt. I ordered over the phone with a customer service rep & the only thing I receive in my e-ail is a signed copy of my eip agreement. Should I upload my eip agreement as a receipt? Any suggestion would be welcome.

    • Jason Monteiro

      the eip agreement is the receipt for T-mobile

  • Anish Aney

    Just checked my status on https://promos.samsungpromotions.com/info/CheckStatus, it has been updated to “Fulfillment Pending”. What does it mean?

    • mike

      mine shows the same thing

      • Anish Aney

        For me, it has changed back to “Your submission is currently under review.”. Is this the case for you too?

        • Mahavir

          For me yes

        • Mike

          Same

        • koridawn

          I still have “Fulfillment Pending”.

  • Ian Cruz

    SUBMISSION STATUS: FULLFILLMENT PENDING

    Anyone else got some update!?

    • koridawn

      I did today.

  • Mike

    My Submission status went back to FULFILLMENT PENDING

    • Jason Monteiro

      i emailed PrizeLogic Support and got a emailing saying We are happy to confirm that your receipt submission has been accepted, and that no further action is required at this time. so im guessing its the same for you, and now we wait for it to come in.

  • Jeffrey Rivero

    maybe Samsung lied to us just to buy there phones and pre-order them. with a deal like a gear vr and Netflix for a year who wont buy there phones they also had other deals like with Samsung pay use it for the first time and get a $30 gift card of your choice. so just maybe it was a scam. my promo status just keeps switching back and forth from fulfillment pending to submission is currently under review.

  • Nancy

    I just got notified that my submission has been approved and the VRGear will be sent around April 1st. I also got the Netflix code. So I am all good.

    • Mike

      i got approved too. same details as you

  • Candice

    Woo hoo! Got the approval email this evening for both of our submissions (also shipping around 4/1), now we’re just waiting on the approval from tmobile for the BOGO. Also received the free wireless charger and $30 from Samsung pay. Best deal ever!

    • Custnam

      I also received the approval email, and checked the status and see that both were approved. But I only received 1 email and 1 Netflix code. Did you get 2 codes?

      • Candice

        I received two emails and two codes, but even though they are on the same account, my submissions were from two different email addresses so I got two different reply emails

        • Custnam

          Maybe they decided to only give out 1 code per email so others would have a chance to get one before they ran out. I read they are all out. So I think thats fair.

        • Candice

          Possibly…but every source I saw said the Netflix code offer was per phone. I didn’t know they had run out. As far as I know, the approval emails just started going out today

        • Custnam

          Yes I read on another site that some people that saw they were approved, but hadnt received a code contacted them. And were told there were no more codes to give out. In the official pages info it says there were only 25,000 available codes.

        • Custnam

          I dont know how but I just received another submission approved email today with another Netflix code. So I did get both, just 6 days apart.

  • Danny

    How long did it take after you got approved before you received the email? I’ve been approved on the website for several days, but no email yet. Getting nervous… I wasn’t able to sign up for about a week because Tmobile never sent a receipt and it took them that long to tell me that my lease agreement was sufficient. :(

    • Scott

      Does it say whether you have a shipping date yet? I had the same thing and I was sent an email as soon as it said my shipping date, I know some are saying shipping date pending which is why I think you haven’t gotten the confirmation email yet. FYI to everyone, there’s a way of getting your bundle apps and games early even without the VR headset, go online and look for one of the off the market VR demo games for gear VR, when you download it it will automatically download the Oculus app for you, and then you just create an account and it works you can download your bundle, of course you cant test it without the gear VR which sucks

      • Danny

        Yes, my status is: “Submission Approved. Preparing for Shipment.
        Shipping Date Estimate: Pending”.

  • LiveLoveMusicMe

    Has anybody actually received their VR yet??

    • Mark Alan

      Yes. I pre-ordered the last week of February. I got the VR today and my Netflix code last week. The Netflix code applies a 119.88 credit on your Netflix acct. That is enough for the 2 screen plus HD plan for 12 months. Haven’t downloaded the games yet but did check out Occlus. It’s very cool.

      By the way It took 3 weeks or so to let me know i had been approved. The system works just be patient

  • Jason

    I had an estimated ship date of 4/1 displayed on mine. The date has come and gone and I have still yet to received my VR’s and nothing has changed on the status. Has anyone else experienced this as well?