Australians can now earn loyalty points with Samsung Pay

Sally McMullen 27 October 2016

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Samsung is making it easier for you to earn points when you tap and go.

How many times have you been asked to present your loyalty card at the checkout, haven't been able to find it in your wallet and missed out on earning points? Samsung has launched a new extension to its Samsung Pay digital wallet to combat this problem, making it simpler for Australian shoppers to earn reward points when making mobile contactless payments.

Rather than searching through your wallet to find the correct loyalty card at the checkout, you can load participating retail loyalty cards onto your Samsung Galaxy smartphone to collect points at the terminal. All you need to do is tap to open Samsung Pay, select the appropriate loyalty card and hold your Samsung Galaxy smartphone screen against the merchant's scanner, where the bar code is scanned and points are debited to your account.

Samsung Pay has also formed a partnership with Mobeam, an m-commerce platform whose technology transforms barcodes into a beam of light. This helps limit the issue of barcode scanners bouncing off the smartphone screens, making for a smoother transaction experience when earning points at the checkout.

Currently, Samsung Pay has 18 loyalty partners, including Dymocks, ToysRUs, Sanity and Oporto, giving you plenty of opportunities to pick up points with your smartphone.

In the same way that Samsung Pay doesn't store any of your credit card or debit card details, it'll use encrypted card credentials and Samsung KNOX security program to keep your loyalty account safe.

Given that the average Australian has four different physical loyalty cards in their wallet, Samsung Pay's loyalty card extension should make collecting points a more convenient transaction for Samsung Galaxy users.

Here's the full list of loyalty partners who have signed up so far:

  • Amcal Pharmacy
  • Chatime
  • Chemmart
  • Crabtree & Evelyn
  • Gellatissimo
  • Guardian Pharmacy
  • Lincraft
  • Millers
  • Oporto
  • Red Rooster
  • Strandbags
  • ToysRus
  • Dymocks
  • Amart Sports
  • Autograph
  • Sanity
  • RACQ
  • Free2go RACQ

Picture: Samsung Pay

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