Verizon Takes on T-Mobile With Revamped Loyalty Program

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Verizon today announced a revamped version of its Verizon Up loyalty program with new and more frequent rewards for customers.


Verizon customers will now receive a reward credit every month after paying their bill, instead of after every $300 spent, which they can use towards things like a future smartphone purchase, Starbucks coffee, Uber rides, and "Super Tickets" for exclusive experiences like concerts and sports events.

One of the "Super Ticket" experiences is a private concert with musician Shawn Mendes for 2,000 customers in New York City on May 14.

These enhancements will make Verizon Up more competitive with T-Mobile Tuesdays, which offers a variety of free rewards and offers on a weekly basis, ranging from free tacos at Taco Bell to trips to the MLB All-Star Game.

Rewards and localized offers are available through the updated My Verizon app.

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Bunke101

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I just checked my promotion and is looks like they’ve increased the frequency of rewards but lowered the amount they’re worth. Startbucks cards used to be $5. Now they’re $3
 

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Finally. Saw this in the notes yesterday when I went to update their app. My bill is only $105 a month so I’d only get 4 credits a year.
 

nburwell

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the t-mobile one is a joke. but that's not why i love 'em)
Agreed. But I'll take the weekly $.10 off gas at Shell stations and free MLB.TV for a year. But like you mentioned, I'm not with T-Mobile for the free stuff (although it's a nice perk).
 
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AppleFan91

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I just checked my promotion and is looks like they’ve increased the frequency of rewards but lowered the amount they’re worth. Startbucks cards used to be $5. Now they’re $3
Just checked as well. Starbucks, Amazon and Barnes and Noble are all down to $3 from $5. Good ol’ Verizon
 

TheNobleOne

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Some actually lose credits now. If you had a $500 bill you'd get 3 credits every 2 months.

Plus the rewards are less. A reward that used to be $5 is now $3.

This is actually a worse deal for most! What a joke

Oh... and to top it all off... credits now expire every 30 days instead of 90... way to go Verizon... thanks for all the "improvements"
 

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First thing I do is opt out of all this. Last I checked on Verizon's loyalty perks, it let them sell your habits/usage to advertisers. Signs you up for a ton of stuff you don't want. Getting out of this is painful and hidden deep in Verizon's settings.
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I remember seeing something on Verizon’s website that they will give you rewards if you agree to allow them to harvest analytical data, etc from you.

Is this the same thing?
EXACTLY. As a long time Verizon Wireless Customer - I'd be surprised if it wasn't.
 

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Agreed. But I'll take the weekly $.10 off gas at Shell stations and free MLB.TV for a year. But like you mentioned, I'm not with T-Mobile for the free stuff (although it's a nice perk).
i was going to take that free taco bell taco, but there are like to tb's left in the city and it's out of the way)
but yes, it's nice to have the option.
 

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First thing I do is opt out of all this. Last I checked on Verizon's loyalty perks, it let them sell your habits/usage to advertisers. Signs you up for a ton of stuff you don't want. Getting out of this is painful and hidden deep in Verizon's settings.
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EXACTLY. As a long time Verizon Wireless Customer - I'd be surprised if it wasn't.
I also opted out (before I left them) for the exact same reasons. It's not a net win if it means I give them more of my personal info to share with "partners."

However, I left VZW (after 15 years) for an MVNO last month and don't plan to return.
 

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Agreed. But I'll take the weekly $.10 off gas at Shell stations and free MLB.TV for a year. But like you mentioned, I'm not with T-Mobile for the free stuff (although it's a nice perk).
I wouldn’t call it a joke, but yeah, don’t use a lot of the stuff. Some isn’t bad - $ off/free coffees at Dunkin every once in a while, and $ off Kroger is good.

Agree I’m not there for free stuff, but there is better free stuff at T-Mobile anyway. More than the Tuesdays app, I appreciate that I don’t have to worry about a Netflix bill (or, at least for now, any of the Netflix price raises) - that’s a real $150 savings a year for my family. And I’m leaning toward giving Money a shot, for the 4% rate which is almost double even the highest paying online savings account.
 
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Agreed. But I'll take the weekly $.10 off gas at Shell stations and free MLB.TV for a year. But like you mentioned, I'm not with T-Mobile for the free stuff (although it's a nice perk).
I'm pretty sure everyone can get $.10 off gas at Shell stations if you join Shell's loyalty program.
 

SteveLV702

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T-Mobile Tuesdays = works with Business accounts as well...

Verizon Up = Business accounts not eligible. So useless to me... And I havent tried today but sure probably with new program still the case.
 

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Verizon Up = Business accounts not eligible. So useless to me... And I havent tried today but sure probably with new program still the case.
The MyVerizon app got an update, the Business version did not, so that seems like a safe bet.
 

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I'm pretty sure everyone can get $.10 off gas at Shell stations if you join Shell's loyalty program.
No, just for being in it, I have a $0.03 discount. The T-mobile promotion increases it to $0.13.
 

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No, just for being in it, I have a $0.03 discount. The T-mobile promotion increases it to $0.13.
Ah ok, I no longer live near a Shell, so forget exactly what the discount was. I now use the Kroger/Loaf N Jug loyalty program which tends to get me about $.30/gallon, which was really nice a couple months ago when gas was about $2 here. Of course, what saved me the most was moving out of CA, I got real tired of paying about $4/gallon.
 

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Ah ok, I no longer live near a Shell, so forget exactly what the discount was. I now use the Kroger/Loaf N Jug loyalty program which tends to get me about $.30/gallon, which was really nice a couple months ago when gas was about $2 here. Of course, what saved me the most was moving out of CA, I got real tired of paying about $4/gallon.
Interesting name for a promotional event. Not sure if it sounds dirty or just lazy. :p Maybe a topless bakery? There's probably a market for that.
 

progx

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Verizon UP was so damn confusing. It doesn't sound like its any better.

Some of T-Mobile's givings have been pretty cool: Pandora Plus for a year, MLB, Dunkin Donuts cash, .10-.25 cents off gas at Shell, and $20 concert tickets are some of the things I've used. Some weeks are big misses, but it's more than I ever got from Verizon.

T-Mobile Tuesdays are nice, but consistent bills, no throttling (at least in my market, but I've never hit 50GB) and their call centers have been awesome. Never worry about my bill though them. I was a Verizon customer for roughly a decade.
 

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First thing I do is opt out of all this. Last I checked on Verizon's loyalty perks, it let them sell your habits/usage to advertisers. Signs you up for a ton of stuff you don't want. Getting out of this is painful and hidden deep in Verizon's settings.
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EXACTLY. As a long time Verizon Wireless Customer - I'd be surprised if it wasn't.
Not anymore. You are referring to Verizon Selects which was required for Verizon up. However, due to backlash you can opt out now
 
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