Samsung’s rewards program currently allows users to earn points that can be redeemed for items ranging from digital storage to smartphones. It’s a lucrative program that carries over to Galaxy Store purchases as well as those at Samsung storefronts. Unfortunately, as of 2021, Samsung Pay transactions will no longer earn you any points.
As Android Police(Opens in a new window) reports, Samsung Rewards members have received emails outlining changes to the program. They affect transactions made via Samsung Pay as well as gift card purchases.
“As of 12/31/2020 at 11:59 PM PST, you will no longer earn Rewards points for Samsung Pay transactions and gift card purchases,” the email reads. “This also means that Samsung Rewards Tiers no longer hold any benefits and we will be ending our Tier program for the time being. However, points can still be earned at Galaxy Store, Samsung.com, Shop app and with other Samsung services and applications.”
The tier program allowed frequent Samsung buyers to earn more points the more often they shopped, Android Police explains. So you have just over a week to take advantage of that.
Samsung Pay first launched in 2015 with support for NFC payments as well as typical terminal payments at retail storefronts. Its reward program has undergone several changes over the years, most notably a reduction two years ago in the amount of rewards points a Samsung Pay transaction could earn, Android Police notes.
Going forward, users can still earn rewards points by making purchases via Samsung, and Samsung Pay’s functionality will not change.
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