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Right now, Samsung wants two things to succeed very badly. Okay, technically three things, but two of those share like 75% of the same name. 2016 is lining up to be a less-than-easy year for the mobile industry. The market overall has cooled significantly due to oversaturation (particularly in China) so the demand for high end smartphones (which Samsung makes) and smartphone components (which Samsung also makes) aren’t in particularly high demand. That’s why the Korean tech giant really wants you to start using Samsung Pay, and if you could be a dear and buy a Galaxy S7 or Galaxy S7 Edge to use it on, why they might just become your biggest fan.

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As an incentive, Samsung is throwing crisp thirty dollar bills (which totally exist) at anyone who completes a Samsung Pay transaction on a new Galaxy S7 or Galaxy S7 Edge device any time between now and the end of the month. Although I just said that this would be cash monies, I actually lied to you, because what you’ll actually be receiving is a digital gift card to one of five retailers: Best Buy, eBay, Whole Foods, Nike, or Regal Cinema. But that’s still as good as cash, right? Oh stop looking a gift card in the mouth.

To take advantage of this offer, you don’t really have to do anything particularly special. No promo codes hidden in menus, no forms to fill out… All you have to do is buy something – anything – with Samsung Pay. Once the payment goes through, you’ll receive a popup notification telling you that you’re the proud new owner of thirty United States Dollars.

This offer is only available in the United States (territories don’t count), but if you’re a U.S. resident with a Galaxy S7 or S7 Edge on the way, why not give Samsung Pay a spin and pick up the extra cash? As always, stay tuned to Android Authority for all the latest deals from Samsung and anywhere else we can find them, and do please leave your thoughts on this offer in the comments below!

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