Verizon Wireless on Monday introduced a new rewards program that’ll grant various perks for subscribers just for paying their monthly bills.
‘Verizon Up’ works like this: for every $300 spent on Verizon products or services — including money spent on a monthly phone bill — a customer will earn one credit. But unlike other rewards programs that require saving “thousands of points in exchange for a small selection of trivial items,” Verizon says, one credit will equal one reward. Each month, a rotating roster of six new rewards will be available for customers to choose from.
This month, those rewards include up to four months of free Apple Music service for subscribers new to Verizon, or a free one month subscription for existing customers. Among the other available awards are 20 percent off roundtrip JetBlue airfares, three free months of HBO NOW, 2 gigabytes of bonus monthly data, and up to $10-per-credit toward a new device.
But that won’t be the extent of available perks. New rewards will be added monthly, and will range “range from everyday delights to VIP experiences.” Some of Verizon’s rewards partners include Amazon, Google Play, Nike and Starbucks. Additionally, the company will offer what it calls Super and Dream Tickets. Basically, “access to the most sought after events” in sports, music and entertainment shows, from Broadway to the NFL. Not to be outdone, Verizon said that it would also randomly give away “free stuff” to Up members, even if they haven’t yet earned any credits.
A few caveats: the rewards program is only available to postpaid U.S. customers who are enrolled in Verizon Selects. Additionally, credits expire 60 days after they are earned, and all rewards will also carry an expiration date. Customers can sign up for Verizon Up through the My Verizon app.