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Verizon launches Smart Rewards program that will reward loyal customers with big discounts

ByinAnnouncements | July 24, 2014

Verizon Reward CenterVerizon seems to be really desperate to score new customers lately. Only this month the carrier discounted its flagship on-contract smartphones by 50%, made early upgrade available for tablets and introduced 4G LTE connectivity to its prepaid plans. All this in the first three weeks of July. The month is not over yet and apparently the Big Red network has more surprises in store. The latest one includes Smart Rewards program that will reward customers with big discounts.

Verizon’s Smart Rewards Loyalty Program.

Verizon Smart RewardsThe program, which kicks off today, will allow customers to earn points for their interactions with Verizon. The points can be used to “pay” for a wide variety of rewards including merchandise, gift cards, sweepstakes, travel discounts and many more.

Interested users can join the Smart Rewards program through My Verizon home page free of any charge. The only requirement is that the candidate be at least 18 years old and Verizon Wireless customer with an account in good standing. Additionally, users may be required to enroll in Verizon Selects before registration.

Earning points is very easy and doesn’t require any special effort on your part. Each user who decides to join the program will receive 10,000 points as a starter. Moreover, if you do so before November 1st, you will get additional 5,000 points as a bonus for early registration. Points can be earned as bonuses (one time) or recurring (each month).

Examples of bonuses include upgrading a basic phone to a smartphone (10,000 points), adding a new line of service to existing plan (15,000 points) or purchasing an accessory through Verizon Wireless (2,000 points per accessory). Each month you will get points for keeping a connected tablet on your account (1,000 points), keeping a connected accessory on MORE everything plan (500 points), paying your bill with eCheck (500 points) and more.

The full list of activities that are rewarded with points is available on Verizon’s website. Redeeming the rewards is equally easy as earning. You just go to the Verizon Smart Rewards website to find the reward you will like, such as gift cards to popular department stores and retailers, local deals on dining, shopping and entertainment up to 40% savings on brand name merchandise or up to 40% off travel worldwide including hotels, cruises and car rentals and redeem your points.

Verizon also guarantees that you will be getting the lowest price possible and even promises to give you your points back and a refund of the difference if you find a retail price online that’s lower than what you paid. Moreover, you can take your time to decide which reward you want as the points don’t have an expiration date. You can redeem them as long as you remain eligible for the program and as long as Verizon Wireless offers Verizon Smart Rewards.

The program appears to be a great incentive for Verizon postpaid customers, though it’s not without downsides. The requirement to sign up for Verizon Selects may sound discouraging for some users since it will mean submitting their desktop and web surfing habits to advertisers. On the other hand, it seems like a small price to pay for all the rewards you will be able to score.

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