The Samsung Pay service is launching the "Samsung Rewards" program, in which users of the company's digital wallet service will earn points for each transaction and be rewarded with gifts. For every transaction users conduct with Samsung Pay, enrollees in Samsung Rewards will earn points, which can eventually be redeemed for a variety of items, including gift cards to popular retailers, prepaid Samsung Rewards Visa gift cards, Samsung products and more.
After a certain number of monthly transactions, enrollees will achieve different status tiers for that month to multiply the points they receive. Five transactions in one month, for example, will give a user "Silver" status and twice the points for every transaction they conduct using Samsung Pay. 20 monthly transactions awards a user "Gold" status, resulting in triple points, and 30 monthly Samsung Pay transactions puts a user in the "Platinum" tier where they earn quadruple points.
In addition, the program will award select active enrollees with "Instant Win" prizes, starting with a trip for two to Napa Valley, with new prizes rotating regularly.
Users will be able to track their points and rewards status, browse offers, and redeem their points directly within the Samsung Pay app and eventually via Samsung.com.
Donate through Apple Pay
And while Samsung is trying to increase the users base of Samsung Pay, rival Apple is making it easier for users of Apple Pay to donate to nonprofit organizations.
Apple Pay support for charitable donations kicks off today with nonprofits ranging from global organizations such as UNICEF to startups like charity: water, and more nonprofits will offer Apple Pay over the coming months so their supporters can make secure and private payments.