Square merchants can send rewards to customers via SMS. Rewards can be redeemed by visiting a merchant’s location.
Enroll in a Square Merchant’s Loyalty Program
There are two ways to enroll in a participating merchant’s Square Loyalty program: during checkout at their business, and through an invitation email that is sent if you didn’t enroll after your last eligible purchase. In both cases, you’ll enroll by entering your 10-digit phone number. Your earned points and rewards will be associated with this phone number, so make sure to always use the same one regardless of how you pay.
Note: You’ll only be given the option to enroll after making a purchase eligible for a star, according to the merchant’s Loyalty program rules.
Enroll at the Point of Sale
During checkout, after your payment has been approved, you’ll be prompted to enter a receipt preference between emailed or SMS digital receipts, or no receipt needed. Once you’ve made your choice, you’ll see a Loyalty enrollment screen asking for you phone number. Enter your 10-digit phone number and tap Claim Your Star. At this point, you’ll receive a SMS confirmation with a link to your Loyalty status page.
Enroll Via Email After a Sale
If you visited a participating merchant and didn’t claim your point at checkout, you’ll receive an invitation to enroll in the merchant’s Loyalty program and claim your point after each eligible purchase. To do so:
- Look for an email from the merchant regarding their Loyalty program.
- Follow the prompt to Claim Your Points.
- Enter your 10-digit phone number > tap Claim Your Points.
You’ll see a confirmation and an invite to Check Your Loyalty Status, which you can do at any time from this link.
Note: Enrollment invitation emails may take a few hours to reach your inbox after your purchase, and will only be sent if you provided an email address for a digital receipt.
View Your Square Loyalty Status
When you enroll in a Square Merchant’s loyalty program, you’ll receive a welcome SMS message that includes a link to your status page. This page includes your progress towards a reward, earned rewards, linked payments cards, and an overview of your rewards activity with that merchant.
If you no longer have the welcome SMS with the link to your status page, you can resend it to yourself the next time you claim a star. Simply tap the field containing your phone number and the link will be resent via SMS.
Redeem Your Rewards
When you visit a merchant, you can redeem your reward by providing the cashier with your name or 10-digit phone number.
When you redeem a reward, your card statement may initially show a pending charge for the full transaction amount. When the transaction is finalized, usually 1-2 days later, the charge will reflect the discounted price.
View Your Expiring Points
You can keep track of any points that are expiring from a specific merchant on the buyer status page.
To view your expiring points in the current month, click on the link you received via SMS to go to your status page. You will also be notified 14 days before your points expire at the end of the month.
Unlinking Your Payment Cards
When you enroll in a Square Merchant’s loyalty program, you’ll receive a welcome SMS message that includes a link to your status page and information about your linked payment cards. You can unlink any payment cards from the loyalty status page.
Reward Redemption Frequently Asked Questions
How did Square get my contact information?
After you visit a business and provide your email address to receive digital receipts via email, businesses you frequent may deliver messages via Square that include discounts and rewards, including a loyalty program.
Note: Square Loyalty programs use your phone number to track visits and update you on earned rewards.
How do I update my email preferences for receipts from Square merchants?
Open any email receipt you’ve received from a Square merchant and click Manage Preferences. Learn more about managing your receipt preferences.
Can I redeem a portion of a reward and keep the difference for later?
Not at this time. A reward can be redeemed once. If you don’t redeem the full value, the remainder of the reward can’t be redeemed at a later time.