Samsung again offering free Wireless Charging Pad to new Samsung Pay users

Samsung is again offering a free Qi Wireless Charging Pad in its latest Samsung Pay promotion. The company has offered various different free gifts and credits for new customers who add cards to the service since it launched.

All you need to do is add a supported credit or debit card to Samsung Pay on your phone, and then you will be able to redeem the offer. You don't need to make any purchases with the card or anything, just simply add a card for the first time and you are qualified. After you do so, go back into the promo area of the app to copy your coupon code and visit the Samsung store to make your "purchase."

You'll only have the choice of the black version, and this again doesn't seem to be the Fast Charge version, but it's hard to argue with a free wireless charger either way.

This promotion runs from March 2 through March 10, so if you grab a new Galaxy S7 (or any other Galaxy S or Note from the last year), be sure to add a card as soon as possible to redeem this promotion.

Thanks for the tip, @carltonhimself!

Jared started off writing about mobile phones back when BlackBerry ruled the market, and Windows Mobile was kinda cool. Now, with a family, mortgage and other responsibilities he has no choice but to look for the best deals, and he's here to share them with you.
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  • Meanwhile in most of Europe: *crickets* *crickets* Posted via the Android Central App
  • Europe? Try the rest of the world... :(
  • Try the entire world, as you can count the number of supported card issuers on one hand. Not one major bank is supported, nor is PayPal, Capital One, or any other credit card issuer I have access to in New England.
  • I mean.. PNC is major and it's supported sooooo...
  • Ugh why don't someone just share the coupon code with us????ive tried to do many promotions for Samsung and never seem to work.
  • EXACTLY!!!! LOL
  • Sorry, no coupon code for that. But I do have a $5 bonus referral code for new Samsung pay users - 94EB2A
  • Is it only a new South purchase or is it any new Samsung pay with a qualifying card? Hell they just added Wells Fargo FINALLY. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Yay! It's been a great two days for me and Samsung Pay. First Wells Fargo added (finally!) and now a free wireless charging pad. It's the simple things in life. Thank you for the great reporting. This is why my news widget is Android Central. Hands down... Posted via the Android Central App
  • I feel so shafted since Samsung Pay isn't available for the Galaxy S5 nor does it have either of my credit card issuers available...
  • Why do you feel shafted? The technology from Loop Pay was acquired after the S5 was made. It was a feature offered on the S6. If you want it, upgrade your phone. they will soon cover a lot more banks and credit cards.
  • Why do you feel shafted? Technology keeps moving. Are you mad because a new car came out after you bought yours? Hate to break it to you.... that's life.
  • They could still release it with the as older phones phones still have capability for NFC payments Posted via the Android Central App
  • Samsung pay is both nfc payments and mst. If you don't have mst then you can still use android pay.
  • But Samsung is positioning the whole Samsung Pay marketing around the MST technology that lets it be used anywhere cards are. It'd just be confusing to have NFC only on some phones. Posted via the Android Central App
  • It's not confusing at all. If you have s6 and above then use samsung pay, if not then use android pay. Not hard at all. Commercials are too short to start telling people that samsung pay doesn't work with older phones. You don't see apple putting in their ads, "apple pay doesn't work with older iphones". It's a known thing.
  • You're agreeing with me. It's in Samsungs best interest to keep Samsung Pay only on the devices that can use it to the fullest. It just muddies the waters if some Samsung phones have different Pay abilities in the same app. It's clear that the phones with MST offer the best possible experience; there's no reason to bring that down with some phones only having NFC. Like you said, if you want NFC payments download Android Pay. There's no reason to complain about Samsung Pay not being there. Posted via the Android Central App
  • S5 can still handle NFC payments Posted via the Android Central App
  • Then use Android Pay... Samsung Pay requires physical hardware only in the S6 or later.
  • Exactly. If you have the s6 and newer than that's great, but if you don't then use android pay which although not accepted at too many places, little by little it's expanding.
  • Stop with that elitist BS the s5 does support NFC payments. Posted from my Nexus 6/Nexus 7 2013/Surface Pro 3
  • Of course it does. But Samsung is focusing on MST as a differentiator. If you want mobile payments so bad, just use Android Pay and call it a day. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Of course they are going to push it, it's a new tech on their new phones. But what does someone wanting mobile payment really bad have to do with samsung not having mst on older phones?
  • Because people are making it seem as though Samsung is making some arbitrary decision to not support older phones with Samsung Pay, when there's a technical reason for it. So instead of saying Samsung is withholding something from you when it isnt (and won't be changing its mind on), just install Android Pay... Posted via the Android Central App
  • Got it. I was misunderstanding you. Yes i agree completely. People should be mad at themselves for thinking that mst should have been on the s5 lol.
  • Just got my free headphones from a few weeks ago, just ordered my free charging pad this morning. Thanks AC. Fyi, those headphones from a few weeks ago are absolutely fantastic . posted via Nexus 9, Nexus 10, Nexus 7 2012, Nexus 7 2013, Samsung Tab s 8.4, Note 5 or tab 10.1
  • Where do I go to get the free headphone offer? Ty
  • That was a few weeks ago. Offer expired. You have to watch the announcements area in the Samsung pay app for these free bees posted via Nexus 9, Nexus 10, Nexus 7 2012, Nexus 7 2013, Samsung Tab s 8.4, Note 5 or tab 10.1
  • The free Bluetooth headphones was awesome, I managed to get those myself Posted via the Android Central App
  • I feel your pain. I loved my S5 and only recently moved to the Note 5. I can only now try out Samsung Pay without having to bank at some personally undesirable banks. I only added the Wells Fargo to try Android Pay and figured Samsung Pay would be in short order. Personally kinda wish I waited for the S7, but can't complain about the Note 5. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Great offer!!! Expires on March 10th; S7 doesn't release until the day after March 11th?!? Posted via the Android Central App
  • It's available for other Samsung Pay phones like the Note 5. But then there are also folks who pre-ordered their GS7 that already have it, too. Posted via the Android Central App
  • I pre-ordered the S7 from VZW and they are not shipping anytime soon. I don't even have an expected ship date when I check online. Although if I check with the VZW app on my phone the ship date is 11/17/1858. Yes VZW has the best coverage but the REALLY suck at customer service.
  • Tbf all of the carriers have bad and/or inconsistent customer service. Posted via the Android Central App
  • I wonder what happens if you took advantage of this the last time it was offered. Are you disqualified this time?
  • The offer is for adding a card to Samsung Pay for the first time, so I'd say technically you would be disqualified, but...you could give it a try. Worst they say it you don't qualify.
  • March 10 expiration...I hope Verizon ships before March 11. Otherwise we're SOL.
  • Keeping my fingers crossed that big red decides to ship out just a single day early :(
  • I missed out on the headphone offer because they had sold out of them but I got my wireless charging puck ordered just a few minutes ago. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Just placed my order, thanks AC!
  • I'm sure its no coincidence that the offer expires the day before the Galaxy S7 is slated to ship.
  • Guess this is better than nothing, The charger is kinda hit and miss on finding the right spot, even with a slim slim case. Had one before and it's nice appearance wise.
  • I have no problem finding the spot. I put 3 of them at work for my crew and none of them have a problem with it. Just set your phone right in the middle of the charger and you're good. 64gig Gold Note5/AC App
  • Exactly. Never had a problem with mine. Posted via the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 on the Sprint Network
  • Well maybe this one has an issue because there are times I can sit it down near the center and Bingo, it's charging. Other times, I try to center it, then move it up and then move it down to find the right spot before it finally makes the connection. Could it be my case, I'm not sure but the case I'm using is the Spigen Thin Fit for the Galaxy Note 5. Haven't tried another puck but instead bought one from Spigen that's tilted up (with 3 zones for contact) and it works flawlessly. May end up trying the Samsung Fast Charging puck for something to use when I'm in the Control Room.
  • https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B015351VC2/ref=yo_ii_img?ie=UTF8&psc=1&ta... Try this one instead of the Samsung one. Works great and is a lot cheaper. 64gig Gold Note5/AC App
  • My nexus 6 and s6 found the spot right away. It could be your phone.
  • I have to agree about it being the phone. I always had the same problem with my Note 5. I just got a replacement for a different issue, and this one has had zero issues with the wireless charger. Posted via the Android Central App
  • They should start giving out the fast wireless chargers by now. But they'll probably wait until the Note6 or S8 for that. 64gig Gold Note5/AC App
  • I wonder if it's the fast wireless charging or are they burning out inventory from the older one? Either way I'm taking advantage of this. I just got my GS7 and can't wait to start using Samsung pay! Posted via the Android Central App
  • It's the standard charger. Posted via the Android Central App
  • I got mine awhile ago with one of these offers. As well as the 50 dollar best buy gift card. Had the s6 then note 5. The charger works great but is not fast charging as far as I know. Although I never look I just place my phone down and pass out and it's good to go. Posted via the Android Central App
  • To bad my banks not supported... Posted via the Android Central App
  • Exactly!
  • Is the new fast wireless charger with a stand or just the standard wireless charger?
  • Standsrd, flat, black one the first one with the new design that came out with the GS6. Posted via the Android Central App
  • nvm everyone is saying its not fast charging...
  • I agree. I have a fast charger. It is not so fast.the wired charging is quicker Posted via the Android Central App
  • awesome! thank you for posting this
  • It's not the fast charging, I had one from my note 5 and just ordered another for my S7E, same thing but still awesome. So with my S7E I will have bundled: Bluetooth Level on headphones $69.99
    Samsung wireless charger $49.99
    Gear VR $99
    1 year of Netflix $108
    6 free Oculus games supposedly $150 That's just over $475 in bundled items so far Posted via the Android Central App
  • Those Oculus games are only $50...bundled with the Gear VR is $150. Either way its still a ton of free stuff.
  • Who's giving away the headphones? Posted via the Android Central App
  • Samsung was with Samsung pay about 3 weeks ago Posted via the Android Central App
  • Just ordered mine, thanks for the heads up! Too bad it isn't the quick charge one, but it's free, so really can't complain to much... Posted via the Android Central App
  • And just got a note 5 yesterday so this is nice, missed the headphones offer though. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Smh..this promotion makes no sense if the S7 n edge doesn't drop til March 11th...promotion runs from March 2-10th smh...would've did it once my S7edge came in but..... Posted via the Android Central App
  • Score!!! Thanks for the heads up.... I added a couple cards for the 1st time the other day and then today it let me re-add them and collect!
  • Seems if you added cards from feb 29 to march 10 you are good...
  • Cool I was wondering about this when I added my Wells Fargo card yesterday....
  • I'm waiting for a free Gear VR lol
  • I activated my Samsung pay yesterday when they announced wells Fargo. Added my debit card, confirmed, tried using it at three location, FAIL......is anyone else having issues with debit cards? Just added my credit card today I will try again Posted via the Android Central App
  • I believe there will be issues with Samsung pay! I tried to get the free promotion but the system didn't recognize my account information! So I lose out!. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Still waiting on this promotion to show up under announcements Posted via the Android Central App
  • After registering my card, I don't see the promo code option in the app.What am I missing? ? Posted via the Android Central App
  • I just checked again, it was under events, in the Samsung pay app. Just ordered mine Posted via the Android Central App
  • Got it. Thanks... Posted via the Android Central App
  • Just snagged mine. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Well, the app is broken. I have one of the "supported" phones, the Galaxy S6 Active. The app won't install, says unsupported phone.
  • if promotion is March 3 - March 10, the S7 won't launch til March 11, how are we suppose to sign up?
  • Perfect timing. just added my WF bank card. submitted. lets see how long it takes...
  • Ordered the free charging pad yesterday night. Nice perk !!! Posted via the Android Central App
  • Promo runs from 3/3/16 - 3/10/16... Brilliantly, the S7 and S7edge go on sale on 3/11/16. Great coordination here Samsung!
  • Umm if they add my bank I can join Posted via the Android Central App
  • For samsung this is a weak promotion. Not even a fast wireless charger. During xmas they had that $200 samsung.com credit for signing up.
  • The charger is free stop complaining about free stuff . The charger is a bonus get you don't have to take it . Are you could buy your own fast charger ...gezz Posted via the Android Central App
  • Awesome,yet another thing Verizon customers will miss out on,due to ship dates.Great job and thanks big red. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Was just having the same reaction, triple checking my pre-order status with VZW, shaking my head in realizing I'll miss this by a day or more it looks like
  • Thank you for posting this! Was just talking about getting a wireless charger for my wife's new S6. :)
  • I could argue against a free Samsung wireless charging pad – BECAUSE THEY DON’T WORK!! I have a GS6 with Samsung wireless charging pad and it is very inconsistent. The last two nights I put my device on the pad and the light turned blue, like it should. In the morning, I find the light on the pad to be green indicating that my phone is done charging, only to find my phone with less of a charge than when I put it on the charger.
  • Mine works fine. The problem may be that once it reaches 100% and the light turns green it doesn't charge anymore. Not sure why you lost so much battery power after that, but I moved mine to my home office desk from my and just use a cord at night time.
  • set up my Samsung pay when I got my S7 Edge on Tuesday the 1st of March went into the Samsung Pay app (more -> events) and it indicates that qualifying cards added 2/29/16 to 3/10/16 qualify for the promotion redeemed coupon code and claimed my free wireless charger!
  • That's awesome, thanks! Mine is on its way, free! Wish it was quick-charge, but I'll need an S7 for that (I currently have rhe S6). Posted via the Android Central App
  • I never got mine and I completed it in early october
  • Thank you for the tip BUT I have been on the phone with Samsung regarding issues with the Samsung pay app (nightmare), and the free Charging pad..I have talked with 7 different people and no one at Samsung can resolve these issues! When you sign up with Samsung pay and go to the free promotion the system with not except my email or password! ..I have been on my phone talking for close to 2 hours Posted via the Android Central App
  • I solved the problem! I tried to enter the promo code twice and I believe that was the issue...I ordered the charger and I have received a email. Posted via the Android Central App
  • I never received my Best Buy gift card from the last promo in Dec and I didn't get the free subscription to Milk Music per that promo. I have no faith in Samsung promos anymore. Posted via the Android Central App
  • For the first time I tried out Samsung Pay a few weeks ago. When they were offering the level u headphones I added my card all went good until I got to the promo. They sold out. It told me to wait for the next promo now it's the wireless charger I'm like good let's go for it. Tells me I already added my card so a no go for this newest promo. During that time Samsung Pay some how deleted my card Re added it and again it's no go. Can anyone help me out? Thanks in advance Posted via the Android Central App
  • I agreed to the terms, added my card and got my coupon code. Free Samsung wireless charger, free shipping. Love it. And my S7 Edge is ready for pick up at UPS Galaxy S6 on the T-Mobile Network
    Posted via the Android Central App
  • Anytime Jared. Thanks for posting!
  • They finally support pnc! Just ordered mine :D do they take a while to ship them? Posted via the Android Central App
  • Just get your code from inside the Samsung pay app, copy the code to the clipboard, then follow that link right under the code.
  • This article is inaccurate, affecting likely a few million late-model Galaxy owners. This promo is only for BRAND NEW Samsung Pay customers, those who have never installed the app or provided that app a card number prior to the promo go-live date. You can't just add a new card to the app, like I tried.
  • Deadline of March 10th? Awesome, especially when the S7 isn't out in mass until March 11th.
  • I've had my gold S7 since Tuesday.
  • Got my wireless charger. This will be my second Samsung and third wireless charger so not sure where I will put it, but it was free!
  • This guy gets it finally Posted via the Android Central App
  • Mine is on the way!
  • just ordered mine by using the wife's AmEx since sPay doesn't support my cards...nonetheless, free wireless charger on the way
  • Unfortunately not all banks/cc companies are compatible. Mine isn't :( here is a list the ones that are https://www.androidcentral.com/e?link=https2F2Flink... I have no idea why american express is accepted and mastercard aint.
  • Deals with banks are annoyingly complicated and screw the consumes pretty heavily. I can't even use my primary credit card with Android Pay because although Citi's cards are supported, mine (the American Airlines rewards card) is specifically exempt.
  • Well, got my S7 yesterday and this morning the charger offer is sold out... :(