20% cash back at Best Buy via Samsung Pay (many exclusions)

Samsung Pay is offering at least some users 20% cash back at Best Buy via the Samsung Pay app (only on Samsung smartphones) up to $100 back per transaction. Some people are reporting only seeing an offer for 2% back, some people see both a 2% offer and a 20% offer. See your app for details. Many major categories (like laptops and iPads) are excluded, but with Black Friday coming this week there will surely be plenty of items where this could equal a significant savings.

The Deal

  • Get 20% cash back on Best Buy purchases up to $100 back per transaction
  • No direct link: see your Samsung Pay app on your Samsung smartphone

Key Terms

  • Exclusions: Gift Cards, Warranties, Apples Tablets, Apple Laptops, Apple Desktops, Apple iPhone Hardware, Apple Watches, All Desktops, All Laptops, All Tablets, All Gaming Hardware & POSA Cards.
  • Expires January 1, 2020
  • Maximum of $100 cash back per transaction

Quick Thoughts

This deal came around last year (as someone recently reminded me) and it’s as good as it gets for Best Buy cash back, though the many exclusions will surely frustrate some folks. Still, with usual cash back rates for Best Buy in the low single digits, getting 20% back on anything is probably a welcome sight for those who can take advantage.

Note that for this deal only works on Samsung phones. While you can use Samsung Pay via the Gear S3 smartwatch, the watch app does not have the shopping portal.

Personally, this Costco deal and the fact that I’ll actually pass by a Costco next weekend already had me loosely contemplating buying a new Samsung phone next week. This 20% back deal might push me over the edge on that.

H/T: Slickdeals

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Just 2% for me. Guess I’m not worthy.

9% at Sam’s isn’t bad though. It’ll at least cover the sales tax here in this confiscatory tax state.


Do you have to buy a plan with the phone for that Costco deal?


2% for me. 🙁

I got 9% at Sam’s too.



I found the actual Costco/ T-Mobile ad for the Note 9 promo from last December i don’t remember if the deal was better on BF.
But S8+ was $790 6/2017 [BOGO plus 2 Samsung TVs Costco/T-Mo deal].
S8 Trade-in was $750 it was mostly a MCGC and small bill credit FMV trade value if purchased outright or With Citi Costco card stack and trade in price was $39 + tax out the door and a new line for 3-4 months.