Samsung is looking to entice owners of its newest flagships, the Galaxy S7 or Galaxy S7 edge, by offering them a gift card worth $30 if they use the company's mobile wallet, Samsung Pay, to make a purchase.
As part of the promotion, Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge users who buy things using Samsung Pay from March 11 to March 31 will benefit from the gift card. Samsung's efforts are in a bid to increase the number of people who deploy Samsung Pay to make purchases.
"When you complete your first qualifying transaction, you will receive a pop-up notification where you may choose a gift card from one of five selected vendors," says Samsung.
The Galaxy S7 or Galaxy S7 edge owner will have the option of choosing the gift card valued at $30 from any of the participating five merchants namely Best Buy, Nike, eBay, Whole Foods or Regal Entertainment.
Eligible customers simply need to make a qualifying purchase, choose their merchant and then the $30 gift card gets added automatically to their Samsung Pay wallet.
There is however a caveat – only select cards and carriers (AT&T, U.S. Cellular, Verizon Wireless, T-Mobile and Sprint) qualify for the offer. Customers who own a debit card from Bank of America and private label cards are ineligible for the limited period offer.
Those who do not have Samsung Pay as a pre-loaded app can download and install it on their Galaxy S7 or Galaxy S7 edge smartphones. If you are on Verizon Wireless, you need not fret for even though Samsung Pay does not come as a pre-loaded app on the two handsets, you can download it as the carrier has confirmed it does not block the service's use.
The free $30 gift card offer is open to legal residents of the U.S. who are 18-years-old or above at the time of purchase. The terms and conditions of the offer also dictate that to be eligible, the owners should not have made any purchase with Samsung Pay prior to March 11, 2016.
The offer starts on March 11, 2016 at 12:01 AM ET and ends on March 31, 2016 at 11:59:59 PM ET "or when supplies run out, whichever occurs first."