Last-minute tailgate? No problem with Samsung Pay

Updated December 31, 9999

You’re eight hours from the kickoff and totally empty handed, even though you promised you’d throw the season’s first tailgater way back in summer (when it seemed like you had all the time in the world). Good news: Since Samsung Pay streamlines your shopping game, you have a lot more time than you think. So while it may look like you’ve dropped the ball, your offensive guard is just about to swoop in and run it all the way to the line. Here’s how.

Team loyalty

Tailgating is all about team loyalty, and so is deal-centric shopping. Since the average American carries about 20+ loyalty and membership cards for different stores, chances are you spend a lot of precious time fumbling at the register.

Not anymore. That’s because you already uploaded all of your membership and loyalty cards to Samsung Pay, the same way you uploaded your credit and debit cards. Just select the card you want and hold your phone up to the barcode scanner. Now you’re racking up reward points while racking up ice, chips, nacho cheese, paper plates and all the BBQ goodies you can shake a pigskin at.

The touchdown dash

Alright, it’s not even halftime and you’ve got the eats covered. Now you need the party goods—coolers, chairs, grilling goods and a Bluetooth speaker to pump out those classic stadium jams. The only problem is getting through the fall shopping crowds before the coin toss.

When you finally hit the register and the clerk asks for one of the millions of four-digit numbers you have crammed in your brain, there’s no reason to choke. Instead, tap the virtual card of your choice and peep its four-digit card number. Checkout lines that used to feel like a 40-yard dash just got a whole lot shorter.

Your playbook, your business

Before you start prepping the truck, tap any of the cards you recently shopped with to view a rundown of your recent transactions. That way, you’ll know if you forgot your secret chili ingredient (we know you put a little chipotle in there).

And even though you’ll be able to see that playbook, we don’t track, store or save your payment information for anyone but you—so you can buy all the novelty cheese hats, giant foam hands and face paint you want. We won’t tell anyone.

Almost as good as a championship ring

You’ve made it to the goal line. All that’s left is one last finishing touch to make it look like you’ve been training for your tailgate party all pre-season. You need a versatile, portable prize for the cornhole game or horseshoe tourney. Pop open Samsung Pay, touch the “Gift Cards” tab, pick a prize and choose “Gift a Friend” to send a gift card to your victorious buddy, instantly. Congratulations—you just become the MVP of everyone’s hearts.

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