Introducing Spend or Save


You asked us for a simple reward experience and we listened.

Spend or Save was created with flexibility and freedom top of mind after speaking to Beamers about exactly how they liked to use rewards and the problems they had faced in the past.

Now you can earn rewards at your favourite coffee shop and then spend them on your groceries or petrol (or anywhere). Turn the toggle on spend to use rewards and turn the toggle off to save rewards for later. It's never been more simple.

Here's some of the feedback that inspired us and problems you'll never face again.

"I'm in Tommy and I've changed my mind, can you move my rewards from Aldo?"

- Ahmed

"Hello, would it be possible to move all my rewards from different merchants to a single merchant?"

- Ali


"I didn't collect my rewards so I couldn't use them, can you take the rewards instead?"

- Amit

I have mistakingly added my rewards to Rainforest Cafe, can u please move my awards to Costa Coffee instead please?

- Fahd

But wait, that's not all.

Those rewards you've had locked to a store, have been unlocked and moved up to your rewards balance! For some users, it means several thousand dirhams in rewards, which are now available to spend anywhere.

Our brand spanking new bonuses are better than ever. You don't need to collect them anymore, they're used automatically when you Beam at the store. But be fast because they're refreshed with every transaction you make.

Open the app to see if you had any rewards lying around that have moved to the rewards balance. As always, questions, thoughts or just happy comments please email us at

Sandwich Day

That rumble in your tummy was waiting for Sandwich Day and these 6 great sandwich spots!

Sandwich fact - Sandwiches taste better when made by others for you because when you make your own, you anticipate its taste and become less hungry for it.

While it is believed that the Sandwich is named after John Montagu, the circumstances of why it was created can not be confirmed. However, there is a contemporary book called Tour to London, by Pierre Jean Grosley, that spoke of the bread and meat being Lord Sandwich’s favorite food on the gambling table. Now though this may seem unusual, we understand it as a generation of people who fail to get up from in front of our laptops.

Be like Lord Sandwich and bite into that perfectly made, warm, crispy sandwich that immediately fills your mouth with delicious juices. Some Lettuce, tomatoes, pickles, your favorite meat, cheese that melts in your mouth if you’re a classic or some fresh pesto with tomatoes and mozzarella for a little kick. This weekend is perfect to party with everyone’s favorite and most convenient lunchtime snack all day.

Let's not take matters into our own hands, we both know we’re not professional sandwichologists. Go to the professionals who are sure to make you drool.

How to redeem your Beam rewards

Here by popular demand is everything you need to know about redeeming rewards on Beam.

You've just started using Beam and boom! you have accrued AED 25 worth of rewards in your account. But how do you use them?

We've got your back! Read on to find the latest tips on where you can earn the best rewards and how to redeem them on your shopping.

Earning rewards

You can earn Beam rewards from your first steps on the app and every time you pay with the app at any store accepting Beam.
Below are some of the ways to earn rewards:

  • By registering onto Beam the first time, you get AED 25 if you've been invited by a friend (if not, go ahead and enter the promo code BEAMNOW to get that AED 25.)

  • By referring friends to Beam, you get AED 25, once your friend has started using the app

  • By assigning rewards to certain stores, you earn bonuses

  • By participating in Beam promotions

How and where to earn the most rewards

It's easy to spot the places on Beam that offer the highest rewards.

A glance of the reward pin, the shape next to the store name, in the app would tell you how much you could earn from that store.

Rewards percentages change according to factors such as the brand, your shopping history, the time of the week, etc., so don’t be surprised to see a different reward pin from time to time.

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Moreover, when opting the rewards for a store, in some cases you could earn a bonus. Spot the stores offering bonuses by scrolling through the feed and select them before the bonus runs out!

Don't want to worry about the individual store rewards but still want the rewards?
Just transact at a variety of stores and you'll be living life large!

Remember, the rewards are more generous when you shop at places beyond fuel and groceries.

Opting to redeem rewards

On Beam, you earn rewards as you spend and as you reach a minimum Rewards Balance of AED 50, you can opt to redeem it to a store.

Here are two different ways to assign your rewards to a store of your choice.

Redeeming rewards

Using these rewards is the simplest.

You don't need to inform the cashier or attendant of the rewards you own.
Simply transact at the store you have rewards for and the value will be deducted against the bill. Any remaining bill amount will be charged on the card you’ve chosen to transact with.

Any questions you have about rewards, feel free to reach us at anytime.

10 Dubai spas to spoil yourself on Relaxation Day

Finding the right spa near you in large and bustling cities such as Dubai and Abu Dhabi can be tough. However, especially on this World Relaxation Day, Beam will make the work a lot easier. Launch the app or check the list we've compiled for you, as it features the best wellness centres, beauty salons and spas in Dubai and Abu Dhabi that will hit just the right spots. Some of your favourites like the DreamWorks Spa are on our list, but we've also got some hidden gems that we're positive you will love.

Breathe in, breathe out... And read this in soft and calming voice.

Feel the bright rays of sun shining down on you with the grass between your toes at Burj Park. No children around crying out loud and the sparkles of the water from the Dubai Fountain in the distance.

Now, step out of your dream world and back to the UAE. It’s too hot for that, so we've got some more awesome suggestions.

Check the list below to find a place near you that can take your wellness index sky high today.

Today is THE day to get away from your busy lifestyle and step out for some 'me' time.

We're not encouraging you to take a sick day, but if you are sick.. (cough cough).

As Bryant McGill has said, "Your calm mind is the ultimate weapon against your challenges. So relax" ...and Beam around!