Samsung wanted people who tried out its mobile payments service to continue using Samsung Pay which is why the company launched a rewards program in 2016. It has since expanded the rewards program and a change that the company has made recently is going to irk those who seriously use it to rack up points. The company has cut Samsung Pay rewards points in half, meaning that users now earn half as many points for the same qualifying transactions as they did before.
Samsung Pay rewards points are offered through a tiered system. Users get points for each transaction depending on how many times they use the service in a month. The member, silver, gold, and platinum tiers used to offer 10, 20, 30, and 40 points respectively.
Samsung now offers 5, 10, 15, and 20 points respectively for every tier. That’s half as much as before even though users will keep using the service just as much. The gained points can then be used for gift cards, entries in giveaways, and Samsung products.
Users already had to earn a significant number of points before they could be redeemed for anything substantial and with the points now being cut in half, they will have to use the service twice as often just to get the same rewards.