UAE first country for launch of Samsung Pay Vouchers

UAE first country for launch of Samsung Pay Vouchers
Samsung Pay can be used anywhere that uses a contactless payment terminal.
Published: 29 August 2018 - 11:42 a.m.
By: David Ndichu

Samsung Pay Vouchers, the discount programme from Samsung’s digital wallet, is now available in the UAE. The country is the first to launch Samsung pay Vouchers globally in Samsung Pay markets.

The programme offers customers a chance to avail discounts of 50% at restaurants and entertainment venues, in addition to spa, beauty and fitness activities. Starting today, Samsung Pay users can purchase vouchers offering 50% off in more than 200 locations across the UAE.  Participating outlets include Jones the Grocer, Johnny Rockets, Kulcha King and many more, beauty & wellness centres including Clarins, Rifa Ladies Salon, Sera Beauty Lounge, Dreamworks Spa, sports & leisure venues counting, Yas Links Golf Club, The Track at Meydan, Dreamland Aqua Park, Thrill Zone and Wadi Adventure, brunches at Mazina, The Address Dubai Marina, Nine 7 One at the Oberoi, learning at Boom Diving, the Berlitz Language Centre among others.

“We are incredibly excited to bring Samsung Pay vouchers to the UAE as a value-added incentive for Samsung Pay users, who enjoy an easy, secure and private way to pay in stores, apps and on the web,” said Mohammad Gharaibeh, head of enterprise, Mobile Business at Samsung Gulf Electronics. “The UAE has experienced amazing growth in the ecommerce sector, driven by superior levels of internet penetration and higher number of online conversations. We have seen great momentum and witnessed significant consumer adoption with Samsung Pay and our objective with our new discount vouchers is to encourage accelerated growth towards a cashless society, in line with the UAE government’s sustainable goals to digitise transactions and save the environment.”

Samsung Pay can be used anywhere that uses a contactless payment terminal, such as the wireless credit card readers available in most retail stores.

The smartphone giant has partnered with VoucherSkout, a UAE-based value-added discount platform. The agreement allows Samsung Pay to harness VoucherSkout’s proprietary vouchering technology and merchant network, to deliver a seamless voucher savings service to Samsung Pay enabled devices across the UAE.

David Tobias, founder of VoucherSkout said: “The launch of Samsung Pay Vouchers is the first tech collaboration of its kind, between a UAE technology Startup platform and a global mobile heavyweight. The opportunity for Samsung Pay Vouchers in the UAE and beyond is significant, due to the high smartphone penetration and the consumer market that is becoming increasingly value driven. We are looking forward to announcing expansion plans into other markets in the near future.”

Samsung Pay Vouchers generally cost between AED 5 - AED 100, however, prices may vary depending on how much users will save. Each voucher provides a discount code, which can be redeemed for 50% off in retail stores or online purchases.

Additionally, it can store almost any card with a barcode so you can add loyalty, membership and rewards cards easily to your device. With five layers of built-in security features, including fingerprint, PIN or iris scan authentication, tokenization and Samsung Knox, your payment information stays protected.

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