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If you’re wondering what the largest cellular service provider in the U.S. has anything to do with travel the answer is obvious.

These days, our phones are less about making phone calls and more about snapping photos and videos from our trips to be shared with our friends and family, or even the world.

Regardless, the camera quality on our devices is taking top priority. Well, that and fast internet connection.

For many, our phones are all we have to document our travels which means we are all paying monthly cell phone bills. So yeah, the largest cellular service provider in the U.S. has everything to do with travel.

Now that we are on the same page, I want you to think about what you do when your traveling, or better yet, what causes you to travel?

Is your favorite musician playing in a city in another state? Do you travel to watch sports games? Or do you simply just want the cheapest flight to anywhere?

When you finally arrive at your destination, do you rely on Uber to get you from point A to point B? I’m assuming you have to eat at some point, which means restaurant spending is a guarantee.

Well, what if I told you, that just by paying your cell phone bill, you can earn points towards flights, concerts, sporting events, restaurants, and even Uber?

Pretty awesome right?

Just like most cash rewards credit cards that give you points for making purchases on their card, Verizon’s new Verizon Up program is rewarding you for paying your cell phone bill.

You’re not paying any more or any less than what you currently pay, only now you earn points towards the above mentioned.

To get a taste of what you get with your points, I recently stood stage-side at the Justin Timberlake Man of the Woods Tour in Las Vegas. To say I was blown away would be an understatement.

If you want to catch the full night head to my Instagram and watch the highlight!

In fact, all of the pictures you see in this post were shot from the concert in the exclusive Verizon Up section on the new Google Pixel 2 phone. As a photographer, I am always lugging around heavy equipment, so you can imagine how refreshing it was to carry only a phone.

Not going to lie, at first, I was a little hesitant that a cell phone camera would be good enough to capture images in low light. The stress of having blurry images was real. However, that was not the case with the Google Pixel 2. I captured razor-sharp images in low light. . . no editing needed!

I hope you enjoy the pictures just as much as the program.

Justin Timberland - man of the woods tour with verizon up

But before I continue I should mention one con with this program. You have to be a Verizon Wireless subscriber.

Fortunately, you can make the switch anytime and start earning points.

Once you are a subscriber, download the My Verizon App on your device and enroll in the Verizon Up Program.

You are officially ready to start earning rewards.
man of the wood tours with verizon up

Justin Timberlake singing Suit & Tie like a boss!

How to Earn Points on the Verizon Up Program

“Turn your bills into thrills,” they say. Join and earn rewards simply by paying your wireless bills. Every dollar gets you closer to your favorite brands, artists, sports, and more!

As a member, every $300 you spend on your wireless monthly bills earns you 1 credit, and every credit equals 1 reward. For me, that means every three months I get to redeem a reward.

$300 = 1 credit = 1 reward

Rewards range from Apple Music to JetBlue and concerts to restaurants.

And on top of what you earn, you get Bonus Rewards—extras, perks & discounts for customers.

Learn more about the program here. 

justin timberlake concert at t mobile arena with verizon up

Justin Timberlake dropping some insane remixes to “My Love”.

How to Redeem Points on the Verizon Up Program

You have 60 days to redeem your credit for a reward. Every month brings you new rewards such as discounts on device upgrades, subscription services (i.e. HBO) and more, so check often!

In the Verizon App under the Verizon Up section, head to the “Use” tab and redeem.

Verizon Up Program - how to redeem

Be sure to check for the expiration date under each reward. Each reward will come with specific directions on how to redeem such as scanning to redeem or a promo code to be entered.

How to Claim Super Tickets on Verizon Up

Also, keep an eye out for Verizon Up Super Tickets. They are first come first serve tickets from concerts to local sporting events. There will be a countdown on the app. Once the clock hits zero grab your super ticket and enjoy the show

Keep an eye out for upcoming super ticket deals!

verizon up super tickets

It keeps getting better. . .

The program will even give your surprise rewards that don’t cost any credits. Think of it as their way of saying thank you!

Overall I think the Verizon Up program is a great way to start earning rewards towards your favorite things without doing anything differently.

If you’re a Verizon subscriber and not a part of this program, you are missing out on money-saving deals.

Psst. . . Looking for more guides around Japan? Check out my other posts.

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  • Top Things to do in Kobe: Japan’s Most Underrated City
  • Tokyo Disneysea vs Disneyland

Are you ready for your week in Tokyo or what? Share your thoughts in the comments below!

Thanks to Verizon Wireless for an amazing night. Even though activities were sponsored, all opinions are my own. Also, this post contains affiliate links. I earn a small commission when you purchase through these links, which helps me create even more great content. . . and buy pizza!

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