In case you didn’t know, we have good news for those who pre-order the Galaxy S8 or Galaxy S8+. Samsung is giving all buyers a free Gear VR headset with a motion controller. Here’s how to claim your free Samsung Gear VR today.
Everyone got free Gear VR with the launch of the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge last year, but this year is different. Not only is it a newer model, it also comes with a motion controller for an even more immersive experience. Additionally, buyers get a host of free games and VR apps. This is for those who pre-order only.
And while last year Samsung gave them away long before the release date, that’s not the case for the Galaxy S8. To be eligible, you must pre-order between March 30 and April 20, 2017 to be eligible. Although some carrier stores may extend this deal. Read on for more details and how to redeem your free gift.
Technically, this is what you get when you pre-order the Galaxy S8. Buyers will get a free Gear VR with the Controller and bonus Oculus content. Not to mention platinum status with Samsung Rewards and Samsung Pay.
Then, for an additional $99, users can get an even better Gear VR experience by getting Samsung’s new premium over-ear headphones with AKG and a 256GB memory card. This is also a limited-time deal available at: Samsung Promotions website.
How to Claim a Free Gear VR and Controller
With the controller and exclusive Oculus content, the free Gear VR is super easy to use. It’s actually easier than last year because Samsung has an app dedicated to it.
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When you receive your Samsung Galaxy S8 or Galaxy S8+, simply fill out an order form with the details stated on the receipt. Users will need to find the “Shop Samsung” app on the phone or download it from the Google Play Store.
Launch or download the dedicated “Shop Samsung” app and go to the “Discover” or “Offers” tab. Here you’ll save and use the Gear VR for free with all Galaxy S8 pre-orders. Call . Click there to get started.
Fill out the online form and provide a few details that should be on your receipt. The information includes the device’s IMEI number, MAC Address, name, number, email address and physical address. Additionally, you will need to take a photo of your receipt and attach it to the claim form. It only takes a few minutes and you’re ready. Everything is done inside the app on your new Galaxy S8. Samsung is not sent to mailboxes.
It looks like Samsung may offer a way to redeem the free headset online, although we haven’t seen it yet. The site mentions that those who use the Shop Samsung app will get 200 totally free reward points for Samsung Pay Rewards. Not to mention getting platinum status with 4x points.
When to Sign Up for Free Gear VR?
By official terms and conditions report There are specific dates that all buyers must sign up for. Failure to submit your receipt and details will result in missing out on this free gift.
In the Shop Samsung app, users will have the option to choose one of two different gifts. One is the standard free Gear VR with controller and Oculus games. The other is $99 and includes a Gear VR with controller (ested at $129.99), Oculus Content (ested at $50), a pair of Harman AKG Y50BT black headphones (ested at $149.95), and a Samsung 256GB MicroSD EVO+ memory card ( estimated at $249.99).
Personally you’ll get almost $600 worth of product for $99, not to mention the 256GB microSD card alone is $249. It’s the best deal, but most will only choose the completely free Gear VR. No purchase required inside the app. The second package is optional.
It can take 6-8 weeks for your free Gear VR with Controller gift from Samsung to ship. Users SamsungPromotions.com bottom left to check gift and delivery status. This much. Now sit back and wait for your free gift instead or the bundle option if you chose that. While you’re here, check out some of the best Galaxy S8+ cases in our slideshow below.