Samsung Offers Samsung Pay Users the Chance to Spend a New Year’s Eve with Usher

Samsung Pay launches nationwide shopping mall takeover where
customers can win access to the exclusive New Year’s Eve concert and
other rewards

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Samsung Electronics America, Inc. announced today that Samsung Pay users
will have the chance to be treated to an exclusive, special performance
and private New Year’s Eve party featuring the platinum-selling
recording artist, Usher, in Los Angeles. As part of the promotion,
Samsung Pay also launched a nationwide shopping experience at nearly 50
malls where customers can try out and activate the most accepted mobile
payment system for a chance to win tickets to the special performance
and more.

“This holiday season Samsung Pay wants to give its users the gift of a
lifetime: a New Year’s Eve with Usher. Samsung Pay continues to offer
its users unparalleled experiences, including this newest opportunity to
spend an evening with one of the biggest musicians in the world,” said
Nana Murugesan, VP of Strategy and Operations for Samsung Electronics
America. “Our mall experience will help even more holiday shoppers
breeze through their gift lists with credit cards, debit cards, and gift
cards supported by Samsung Pay at the top malls across the US and
understand the ease and convenience of the most widely accepted mobile
payment system.”

From December 10 through December 21, shoppers who activate Samsung Pay
at one of the nearly 50 mall locations across the U.S. will have the
chance to win two round-trip tickets to Los Angeles, hotel
accommodations and a New Year’s Eve concert and party. The Samsung Pay
mall experiences will remain open through January 10 for shoppers to
learn about and activate Samsung Pay to earn other rewards, including
gift cards to various merchants. Visit
for more information and all participating mall locations.

This busy holiday season, Samsung is making shopping even easier with
Samsung Pay – the most accepted mobile payment system that allows
consumers to use an eligible Samsung phone to pay almost anywhere they
can swipe or tap a card. Samsung Pay now supports 50 popular merchant
gift cards as well as a gift card store that enables users to buy gift
cards from supported merchants for themselves, friends and family
directly within the Samsung Pay app. Samsung Pay supports many of the
country’s major banks and continues to expand its partnership ecosystem. Click
for the full list of financial partners that support Samsung

  • SIMPLE: To make a payment on Samsung Pay, users can simply
    swipe up, scan their fingerprint and pay.
  • SAFE: Samsung Pay uses tokenization, Samsung KNOX, and
    fingerprint authentication to provide secure payments. And, as
    terminals are upgraded to EMV, that security is leveraged, too.
  • ALMOST ANYWHERE*: Samsung Pay is compatible
    with most existing and new terminals, including most magnetic stripe,
    EMV and NFC terminals*. That means Samsung Pay works at
    more places than any other mobile payment service.

About Samsung Pay

Samsung Pay, a mobile payment service from Samsung Electronics, is
simple, safe and available almost anywhere you can swipe or tap your
card. Combining NFC with Samsung’s proprietary MST technologies, Samsung
Pay provides consumers a way to pay almost anywhere you can swipe or tap
a card at millions of merchant locations. Samsung continues to
strategically expand its partnership ecosystem for Samsung Pay to
provide greater flexibility, access, and choice for customers while
enabling an easy and safe payment experience. Samsung Pay is compatible
with select cards and Samsung devices, and leading wireless providers.
to learn more.

*Samsung Pay is compatible with select cards,
Samsung devices, and leading wireless providers. Visit
to learn more. Some card reader terminals may require software updates
to be compatible with Samsung Pay.

About Samsung Electronics America, Inc.

Headquartered in Ridgefield Park, NJ, Samsung Electronics America, Inc.
(SEA), is a recognized innovation leader in consumer electronics design
and technology. A wholly owned subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co.,
Ltd., SEA delivers a broad range of digital consumer electronics, IT and
home appliance products. Samsung is the market leader for HDTVs in the
U.S and America’s fastest growing home appliance brands. To discover
more of the award-winning products you love with Samsung, please visit

About Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. inspires the world and shapes the future
with transformative ideas and technologies that redefine the worlds of
TVs, smartphones, wearable devices, tablets, cameras, digital
appliances, printers, medical equipment, network systems, and
semiconductor and LED solutions. We are also leading in the Internet of
Things space with the open platform SmartThings, our broad range of
smart devices, and through proactive cross-industry collaboration. We
employ 319,000 people across 84 countries with annual sales of US $196
billion. To discover more, and for the latest news, feature articles and
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