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    Samsung Pay gets new features and gives away $100,000 in prizes

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    HIGHLY PRIZED: Samsung Pay update includes in-app coupon service and cloud storage

    Samsung Pay has updated its mobile app to include an in-app coupon service so users can search, store and redeem coupons as well as a cloud storage feature to restore membership, gift and Samsung Reward cards whenever users sign into a new device.

    The update is being offered in collaboration with digital promotions platform Quotient Technology. Samsung is also giving away more than $100,000 worth of prizes to celebrate its one year anniversary since launching in the US in September 2015.

    “At any time, users can upload a membership or loyalty card from select retailers within Quotient’s partner network including many of their favorite grocery, drug, dollar and other retailers,” the company says.

    “Users then view hundreds of offers and save the coupons they’d like to use and, because the coupons are linked to a membership account, the savings will automatically be applied when they checkout with Samsung Pay.

    “Samsung Pay now also offers users a convenient cloud storage feature to restore membership, gift and Samsung Reward cards whenever they sign into a new device.”

    “To mark its one year anniversary, Samsung Pay is offering users over $100,000 in prizes,” the company adds. “As part of the celebration, 365 lucky winners will receive a Gear S2, which now works with Samsung Pay. Currently in beta, Samsung Pay on Gear S2 works with NFC technology, allowing users to make a payment at any NFC terminal.”

    An update to the Samsung Gear app added access to Samsung Pay for the Gear S2 smartwatch in July 2016. Last month it was announced that some 100m transactions in seven countries have been made using the mobile payment service since it launched in South Korea in August 2015.

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