Make your first three Samsung Pay purchases, get a free $30 gift card

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Samsung is regularly running promotions for its Samsung Pay service, and it recently kicked off another. However, only a certain group of people qualify.

The latest Samsung Pay promo will get you a $30 gift card from one of four retailers — Best Buy, eBay, GameStop, and Regal Entertainment — after you make your first three purchases. To be eligible, though, you must have activated the Samsung Pay app before this promo started but not actually made any purchases yet. To check your eligibility, you can open your Samsung Pay app and go into More > Events > Personalized Offers.

This deal runs from April 15 through May 10 and is open to owners of the Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 edge, Galaxy S6 edge+, Galaxy S6 active, Galaxy Note 5, Galaxy S7, and Galaxy S7 edge. Samsung also says that purchases made with Bank of America debit or private label (PLCC) cards are not eligible.

This promo sounds kind of strange at first because only a specific set of consumers — those who went through the trouble to activate Samsung Pay but haven’t yet used it — are eligible. Perhaps those people took a look at the Samsung Pay app but then forgot to actually try it. With its new promo, Samsung wants to remind those people that Samsung Pay exists and get them to start using it.

Via: Android Police
Source: Samsung

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  • saimin

    Samsung Pay is not supported on my Galaxy S6. WTF? I live in the USA and use T-Mobile.

    • charlieboy808

      Is your S6 Rooted?

      • saimin

        Not rooted, but bought new as unlocked. Model SM-G920.

        • g2a5b0e

          Samsung Pay is not supported on unlocked Samsung phones.

        • saimin

          Why not? Aren’t carriers encouraging customers to buy their phones unsubsidized these days? The easiest way to do that is to buy them unlocked.

        • g2a5b0e

          That’s a question better suited for Samsung.

        • yankeesusa

          T-mobile variant will can be unlocked within 40 days. Unlocked international phones are different.

        • kev2684

          Is that a US variant or an International variant? Samsung Pay only works in the US if your US bank and US carrier supports it.

  • Rusky

    It wouldn’t let me add my American express debit card.

  • charlieboy808

    Yeah, unless you rooted your phone. It won’t work. “It’s not secure” apparently.

    • yankeesusa

      That is correct. A rooted phone is not secure. If you root on a regular basis then you will know that. You can look up the details on xda.

  • Zbum

    So do they send us gift card….and how long do we expect to wait…..would be nice if they put it in article or anywhere else.

    • Jgarc792

      You actually choose the card you want and redeem it right then and there the $30 gift card is inputed into your cards on samsung pay. I was part of the first samsung promo for the $30 best buy gift card. You instantly get it into your phone.

      • Zbum

        hey thanks for the info….now i just need to figure out how to use the pay thingy…..haha

        • jgarc792

          lol depends where you use it. Most walmart people have had trouble but I find placing the phone above the slider passes it quickly. Just have the NFC on and your card info correct on your phone. It will ask how do you want to pay using the 4 digit pin it asks you to create or using your fingerprint after that the phone will vibrate constantly just place it towards the card reader. Oh yeah quick tip, it’s best to scan it as credit so it doesn’t ask for your pin on the card reader. It will just be swipe and go.

      • StevenM

        As an added bonus, I was able to see the Best Buy gift card number and use it to make an online purchase.

  • Mike

    I rooted my Note 5 so I’m unable to use Samsung pay … And even if I return back to stock and unroot I still won’t be able to use Samsung pay

    • Troy

      That’s because you tripped Knox.

      • Mike

        Google pay allows you to use the service if you unroot … Samsung should allow you to use Samsung pay if you unroot. I can see Samsung pay not growing because of the Knox issue buying used phones and installing certain apps can trip knox.

        • yankeesusa

          The reason is because knox is to make the phone enterprise ready and once it’s tripped that is it because IT at most companies don’t accept it due to security. Samsung will always be that way.

  • kev2684

    Samsung is getting cheap with these Samsung Pay deals.. Didn’t they used to give out $200 or some expensive accessories JUST for signing up? lol

    • Croq

      Yes they did. I got $200 for signing up, didn’t even have to make a purchase. They fought me on it, saying that since I had previously done a promo with the phone and got in on a T-Mo/Samsung free Netflix offer, they wouldn’t let me do the Samsung Pay offer. However, I pointed out to them that the T-Mo offer said it could not be used with any other offer, EXCEPT Samsung Pay only offers, which this was. They sent me my $200 coupon 2 weeks before it was set to expire on Samsung.com. I purchased 3 wireless chargers for their insane $69.99 price, but wound up being only only about $14 out of pocket when all was said and done, so that worked out pretty nice.

  • skywalkr2

    Samsung was smart with this promo… without it I would never have tried it… and it’s pretty darn cool using a phone to pay on a non RFID enabled credit card reader.