With the holiday season fast approaching, preparations are well underway. Between gift wrapping, travel planning, or getting everything ready to host, there can be a lot of priorities to juggle. Samsung is making it easier to get it all done – and have more fun while you’re at it.

We believe the most important thing to focus on during the holidays is spending time with friends and family as you reflect on the year and ring in a new one. Bixby can help free up a little more time to do just that—while Samsung Pay and Galaxy Store reward you more for the holiday purchases you already had planned to make.

Use Bixby to Get Holiday Ready

Take care of important tasks, without opening extra apps, with Bixby. Samsung and third-party developers continue to add more intelligent services to Bixby Marketplace, so you can discover new ways to enhance your life. All you have to do is ask for help, and Bixby will suggest services that can work with you to get everything squared away.
For instance, let’s say you’re ticking through your to-do list before the big family dinner, and you remember your oven has been acting up lately. Ask Bixby to recommend a home improvement professional through HomeAdvisor, and, in no time, you’ll be reading five-star reviews. Pick one you like, schedule an appointment, and you’re back to enjoying your day.

Once you’re ready to choose between mince, dice, or chiffonade, using SideChef as your sous chef makes it a breeze to cook up a storm. Just ask Bixby to show you a recipe, and you’ll be able to access 15,000 of them, as well as step-by-step instructional videos, all within the Bixby interface.

And because every holiday activity deserves a seasonal soundtrack, you can use a quick voice command to cue up holiday music and other favorite genres from more than 235 stations. For example, say: “Hi, Bixby, ask Radio.com to play Christmas Classics.”

Shop ‘til You Drop – Smarter – With Samsung Pay

After you’re done making your gift list and checking it twice, Samsung Pay is offering several exciting ways to stick to a budget and save on your holiday shopping.

And during the month of December, you can take advantage of gift cards and Cash Back Awards from your favorite merchants when you shop in Samsung Pay.

Add money¹ and shop in-store and online – right from the Samsung Pay app with Samsung Pay Cash prepaid cash card. Whether you’re shopping for gifts or groceries, the card can be used with any merchant that accepts Debit Mastercard. When you use Samsung Pay Cash to make three or more transactions in December, you’ll receive $10 in your Samsung Pay Cash account.

Also, for the entire month of December, Samsung will waive the service fee² when you use Samsung Pay Money Transfer to send money to family and friends all over the world. Exchange dollars for another major currency, and pay zero dollars in service fees, when you give the gift of cash.

As the year comes to a close, make the most of the many ways Samsung is creating powerful new experiences that also happen to be more rewarding.

If your holiday travel includes a trip across town or to the airport, remember to take advantage of the new integration between Lyft and Samsung Rewards. Riders can go to SamsungRewards.com/Lyft to link the two accounts and start earning Rewards points for every ride they take. And for those who take public transportation to holiday events in New York City or Portland, you can use Samsung Pay to speed through the turnstile on a growing number of transit lines.

Get More with Galaxy Store

Galaxy Store is celebrating Black Friday all month long. For the rest of November through December 12, you can earn Samsung Rewards points equivalent to the purchase price of any theme, wallpaper, icon, or always-on display.³ You can even get the same deal when you make in-game purchases in select games, including Pokémon GO, Asphalt 9: Legends, and many more.4

*Updated: A previous version of this article incorrectly stated the amount of Samsung Rewards points awarded with transactions made between November 29 to December 1.
[1] Fees and limits may apply, see Cardholder Agreement for details.
[2] For the duration of the promotion, Samsung waives only the service fee. Other fees may apply.
[3] Must be a Samsung Rewards Member prior to purchase. To earn points, items must be purchased using Samsung Pay, PayPal or a credit card. Purchases made with Samsung Rewards points do not apply.
[4] In-Game Purchases limited to $1,000 per user per day. Participating games include Pokémon GO, Asphalt 9: Legends, Harry Potter, Guns of Glory: Build an Epic Army for the Kingdom, Disney Heroes: Battle Mode, Dragon Mania Legends, Looney Tunes™ World of Mayhem, Marvel Strike Force, and Yahtzee with Buddies.