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Shoppers who use Apple Pay to checkout in Adidas, GOAT, Hotwire, and more over the next few weeks will be rewarded with numerous exclusive offers, thanks to Apple's new "Springtime savings" event. Unlike previous Apple Pay promos that usually focus on one or two services, the new deal is for 10 total apps and websites that support Apple Pay.

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You can check out all of the offers in the list below, most of which will run from April 5 through April 18 in the United States.
[*]Adidas - 15 percent off all Apple Pay purchases
[*]Boxed - 20 percent off your first purchase of $60 or more
[*]GOAT - Up to 30 percent off the exclusive Springtime Sneakers collection
[*]Hayneedle - 10 percent off all Apple Pay purchases
[*]Headout - 15 percent off all Apple Pay bookings
[*]Hotwire - $15 off $100 Hot Rate Hotels bookings
[*]Jet - 10 percent off Patio and Garden purchases (max discount $15)
[*]Saks - Free 2-day rush shipping on all Apple Pay purchases
[*]Spring - $25 off your first purchase of $75 or more
[*]Turo - $25 off all Apple Pay bookings One week ago Apple launched a promo focused on sporting gear in partnership with Fanatics, and prior to that there were offers for GrubHub, Seamless, and Eat24, free song credits in TouchTunes, movie ticket savings with Fandango, free Instacart deliveries, and more.

Article Link: Apple Pay Launches Springtime Savings Event With Exclusive Offers for Adidas, GOAT, Hotwire, and More
 

Robert.Walter

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Hey Apple, LISTEN UP!

Just get Costco on board with a solution that combines member ID and payment and you won’t need to do any other promotions. This will be the organic kickstarter that you need.
 

tmiw

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AFAIK there haven’t been any whatsoever. Shame seeing as the U.K. seemingly has more places that accept Apple Pay compared to say the U.S.

Does the UK really need offers, though? Americans seem to distrust contactless payment in general (or otherwise don't care enough about it) and are more in need of some motivation.
 

Chupa Chupa

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Does the UK really need offers, though? Americans seem to distrust contactless payment in general (or otherwise don't care enough about it) and are more in need of some motivation.

Americans don’t distrust contactless. Companies don’t want to actively support it. Hard for new tech to take hold when you don’t know what stores support it and which do. It needs to be more universal like chips. Then it will take off.
 

tmiw

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Americans don’t distrust contactless. Companies don’t want to actively support it. Hard for new tech to take hold when you don’t know what stores support it and which do. It needs to be more universal like chips. Then it will take off.

Samsung Pay is as universal as it can be in the US yet it doesn't seem to be doing much better. There seems to be more of an issue in play than "not everywhere accepts it".
 

Chupa Chupa

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Samsung Pay is as universal as it can be in the US yet it doesn't seem to be doing much better. There seems to be more of an issue in play than "not everywhere accepts it".

It’s NOT about any particular branded xPay. It’s about the merchant-side hardware that enables contactless payments.
 

tmiw

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It’s NOT about any particular branded xPay. It’s about the merchant-side hardware that enables contactless payments.

Apple and Google Pay only support NFC while Samsung Pay also emulates the magnetic stripe so it doesn't rely on merchants supporting anything. Hence "universal" support for the latter.

That said, "universal" is in quotes mainly because sit-down restaurants aren't really something Samsung Pay can help with (unless you follow the server to the back) and gas pumps/anything else needing insertion and removal require workarounds for MST to work.
 

Chupa Chupa

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Apple and Google Pay only support NFC while Samsung Pay also emulates the magnetic stripe so it doesn't rely on merchants supporting anything. Hence "universal" support for the latter.

That said, "universal" is in quotes mainly because sit-down restaurants aren't really something Samsung Pay can help with (unless you follow the server to the back) and gas pumps/anything else needing insertion and removal require workarounds for MST to work.

Again it comes down to equipment. The new chip reader terminals will not read magnetic strips if the card has a chip. Most card companies have issued chip cards to customers by now.
 

tmiw

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Again it comes down to equipment. The new chip reader terminals will not read magnetic strips if the card has a chip. Most card companies have issued chip cards to customers by now.

The data Samsung Pay sends out bypasses that, so it can be used in places that have chip but not NFC.
 
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