Since launching Samsung Pay last year, the company has been hard at work in offering all sorts of promotions to get their users to actually use the service. Currently, Samsung Pay is only compatible with the Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 Edge, Galaxy S6 Edge+, Galaxy Note 5, Galaxy S7 and the Galaxy S7 Edge. While the availability doesn't seem to be all that great, don't forget how popular Samsung's flagships really are. We've seen Samsung use Qi Wireless chargers, gift cards up to $30 and much more, in attempts to sway users to use the service. But this may be the biggest bonus we've seen.
If you are a Sprint customer, and never used Samsung Pay before, then you can get $100 from Samsung and Sprint. However, it's not going to be easy. You will need to purchase a Sprint-branded Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 Edge, Galaxy S6 Edge+, Galaxy Note 5, Galaxy S7 or a Galaxy S7 Edge between today (May 13th) and June 7th. If you bought your device yesterday, you aren't eligible for this promotion. It's a way for Samsung and Sprint to move some devices, as well as get people into using Samsung Pay. That's not the only hoop you'll need to jump through, though. You will need to create a Samsung Pay account (i.e. you can't already be a Samsung Pay user), then add a card and make three purchases between now and July 31st.
Once you've done that, you can get your free $20 gift card for Nike, Overstock.com, Toys R Us, Gap or Whole Foods. Yes, you read that right, a $20 gift card. After that, you'll get $30 in gifts from one of those retailers after completing two transactions. Once you've made ten Samsung Pay transactions, you'll be able to get the final $50 gift card. It's perhaps the most complex promotion we've seen for Samsung Pay, but those that were going to use the mobile payment service anyways, this becomes a great reason to get started using it.
Samsung Pay is compatible with just about every merchant. Seeing as Samsung has MST (Magnetic Secure Transmission) technology in Samsung Pay, which means you just need to tap your phone on the reader to make your purchase. It's quite simple, and much faster than pulling out your wallet.