We have some good news for those who pre-order the Galaxy Note 9. Samsung partnered with Epic Games to give every buyer 15,000 Fortnite V-Bucks for free, and an exclusive Galaxy skin. Or, you can get a pair of Samsung AKG noise-canceling headphones instead if you’re not into games. Here’s how to claim your free Fortnite V-bucks as soon as possible.
With the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy Note 8 Samsung offered a free Gear VR or a free 256GB microSD card, but this year the deals are even better. The free headphones are worth $300, and the Fortnite V-Bucks are worth a lot too.
Better yet, you can get those fancy high-end headphones AND the 15,000 Fortnite V-Bucks for just $99 once you get your Galaxy Note 9 in the mail. That’s $450 worth of stuff. Here’s what you need to know, how to redeem these gifts, and how long you have to claim them. Keep in mind you can’t get the V-Bucks until you physically have your Note 9.
To make things clear, you get to choose between the free AKG Noise-Canceling headphones OR the Fortnite V-Bucks. You get one of those gifts completely free just for buying the Galaxy Note 9. However, if you want them both, Samsung will let you buy them at a huge discount.
How to Claim Your Fortnite V-Bucks or Headphones
Redeeming all those Fortnite V-Bucks or the headphones is extremely easy. In fact, it’s easier than in previous years because you just use Samsung’s dedicated ShopSamsung app to fill everything out. Once you do, start blowing through those V-Bucks at will.
Simply head to Samsungpromotions.com to get started, or keep reading.
Once you receive your Samsung Galaxy Note 9 in the mail (around August 22-24th) you quickly fill out an order form inside the app with details provided on the receipt. It only takes a few minutes at the most. Look for the “Shop Samsung” app on your phone or download it from the Google Play Store with our link below.
Launch or download the dedicated “Shop Samsung” app and navigate to the “Discover” or “Offers” tab. In here is where you’ll register and redeem your headphones or 15,000 Fortnite V-bucks. Look for “REGISTER NOW for the Samsung WorkPlay Offer”. Click on that to start. It could say Samsung Fortnite Redemption, or “Turn Up Your Play Offer” too. It’ll be obvious once you see it.
Fill out the form and provide a few details from your receipt when you bought the phone. This information includes the device IMEI number, MAC Address, your name, number, email and physical address. Additionally, Samsung will ask you to take a picture of your receipt and attach it to the claim form. This is a requirement so people don’t cheat or send fake claims. It only takes a few minutes, and you’re all set. Everything is done inside the app right on your new Galaxy Note 9. Samsung will not ship to PO boxes.
If you buy or pre-order the Galaxy Note 9 from Samsung.com or the ShopSamsung app MAKE SURE YOU ACCEPT the free gift during checkout. According to Samsung “your gift must be selected at checkout to be eligible”. If you don’t, you can’t submit a claim later.
When To Register For Your Free Gifts?
According to the official terms and conditions report there are specific dates that all buyers must register by. Failing to submit your receipt and information will result in you missing out on the headphones or V-bucks.
- Purchase period is between August 10th – August 23rd for eligibility
- Offer Claim Form must be submitted before September 13th at 11:59 PM
- The Sept. 13th date may be extended as long as supplies last
Basically, make sure you register for these free gifts while you pre-order, or as soon as you get your phone. Just do it before September 13th or you’ll miss out on these goodies.
How to Redeem V-Bucks and the Fortnite Galaxy Skin
After you’re approved for the free gift or the bundle you’ll get an approval email. Inside that, you’ll follow a few instructions to easily sign into your Samsung account, download Fortnite, and redeem the 15,000 V-Bucks and that dope Galaxy skin.
- On the Galaxy Note 9 open the Shop Samsung App
- In the app go to My Inbox and tap Redeem My Game Bundle
- Sign-in or Sign-up for an Epic Games account
- Tap ALLOW to give ShopSamsung access to your Epic Account to award the v-bucks
- Once you sign in it may take upwards of 24 hours for the V-Bucks to show up
- Download the game and enjoy.
If you’re having trouble redeeming your Fortnite V-Bucks or downloading and installing the game we’re here to help. This has step-by-step instructions (like the image above) or follow this guide to try Fortnite on Android.
Inside the Shop Samsung app users will see the option to select one of two different free gifts. One is the AKG noise-canceling headphones worth $299, which you’ll get for free. Or, you can get 15,000 V-Bucks to Fortnite which is worth around $150 in-game. Additionally, Samsung will have a third option to get BOTH for only $99.
Personally, for $99 you’ll receive almost $500 worth of stuff, and have some amazing headphones that will help you win and hear enemies while you play Fortnite. No purchase is required inside of the app. These gifts are completely free, or the bundle with both is optional.
If you buy two Galaxy Note 9 phones, you can redeem this free gift two times, even on the same Samsung account. They’ll even let you claim it five times if you buy that many.
Your free headphones may take anywhere from 6-8 weeks to ship from Samsung. The Fortnite V-bucks should show up right away but could take upwards fo 24 hours to appear in your game on the phone. Users can head to SamsungPromotions.com at the bottom left to check the status of their gift and delivery. If you have any other troubles, you can get additional help by calling Samsung Customer Support at: 1-866-888-5503. Good luck and enjoy.