Get $30 when you use Samsung Pay on your Galaxy S7 or S7 Edge

by: John DyeMarch 11, 2016


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.

Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge photos-24See also: If you’re on Verizon, Samsung Pay is now available for your Galaxy S72

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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  • Justin

    Give me a Google Play Edition with Samsung Pay and I’ll gladly buy one. I wish the Google Play Editions never died off.

    • mobilemann

      that makes no sense.

    • Phillip

      Why don’t you just buy a nexus and be happy . .my gs7 edge is a beast . And Samsung pay used everywhere

  • Davey Liu

    Hmmmmm I have been using my Samsung pay with my new s7e but didn’t receive any notification for the 30 dollar giveaway…. Maybe because I’m not a new costumer?

    • GS

      Look under events in Samsung pay

  • WhoaManWtF

    I don’t think it worked for me.

  • kappatau808

    not even 1 of my card can be used on samsung pay

  • Hoggles

    Still waiting for Discover and Capital One.

    • Phillip

      That’s your bank dragging it’s feet not Samsung fyi

  • JayEvans

    Worked for me with Wells Fargo.

  • AvalancheRyder

    Does this definitely not work for other Samsung devices? I just ordered a Note 5 off Swappa, would love to sweeten the deal with another $30.

    • Phillip

      The $30 promotion is for the ewe gs7 . I have a note 5 also . There’s been other promotions for frist time users

  • Cyberstriker

    I hope Samsung pay is more refined on the Galaxy S7 / S7 edge this time around cause on the Galaxy S6 variants and Note 5 the software wasn’t working to well.

  • WhoaManWtF

    Did not work for me, do you have to be a new Samsung Pay user? I bought some cake last night with it, didn’t actually want cake.. wanted giftcard, cake is pretty good though so w/e.

    • enkur

      is it BofA debit.. then it doesnt qualify

      • WhoaManWtF

        Nope, I would say it needs to be the first purchase on it.

  • Amiet Bholasing

    $30 seems like a step back considering the last
    promo and previous promos from late 2015. I’ll pass on the $30 gift card and wait for the next one before I join Samsung pay

    • Phillip

      What you just said made absolutely no sense. The card is almost free you just spend a dollar you get $29 . If you already have Samsung pay you’ll use it anyway most likely

  • kenneth czyz

    I spent 1 dollar with Samsung pay and earned 30 buck gift card. Went to best buy to use 30 dollar gift card, and with price match I got a Samsung wireless fast charger for 20 bucks

  • enkur

    “Transactions with Bank of America Debit & private label (PLCC) cards are not eligible for this offer” this sucks.. I dont use credit cards only debit.