Samsung Galaxy Gifts giving away over $500 of free stuff to Galaxy S5 purchasers

by: Robert TriggsMarch 3, 2014

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I’m sure you’re all familiar with the ins-and-outs of the Samsung Galaxy S5 by now, but if you’re still on the fence about whether or not to buy one, when it finally goes on sale, perhaps Samsung’s Galaxy Gifts will tempt you. Samsung is giving away over $500 worth of free software when you buy a Galaxy S5, $576 worth to be precise.

Samsung is clearly trying to push its vision of a healthy lifestyle, as many of the apps included in the bundle complement the company’s new fitness focused wearables and S Health software.

Here’s a breakdown of exactly what Samsung is throwing in with the bundle:

  • 1 year free premium service ($20) for Run Keeper. Run Keeper is a personal trainer app which tracks your fitness activities and allows you to share them with friends. Galaxy S5 owners will receive 1 year’s membership to the Elite service for free.
  • 6 months free premium service ($42) for Skimble. Skimble Workout Trainer provides 1000’s of multimedia workouts, including move-by-move video, photo, and text instructions. 
  • 1 year premium service ($36) with Lark. Lark offers up advice on how to make yourself fitter and healthier based on information gathered by the Galaxy S5’s sensors.
  • 6 months free premium service ($36) for Map My Fitness. Aimed at joggers and cyclists, this app tracks pace, distance, calories, and the duration of your workout.
  • Free 6 month subscription to the Wall Street Journal ($160).
  • Special offers (totalling $50 or more in value) from your favourite stores when you pay with PayPal.
  • Free app purchase ($5) for EasilyDo Pro. An assistant app to help you keep track of your important appointments.
  • $10 in-game credits for Cut the Rope 2.
  • Free 50 GB for 6 months and $60 value with Box. 50GB worth of free online storage and file sharing.
  • Free Premium Service for 3 months ($15) with Evernote. Access to Evernote’s premium features, including offline notebooks, note sharing, and an extra 1GB of monthly upload capacity and an increased max note size of 100MB.
  • Free Subscription: 12 Months ($30) with Bloomberg Businessweek+.
  • A free LinkedIn Premium account for 3 months ($75).
  • $5 Coupon ($5) for Blurb. A coupon to create your own professional-quality printed photo book.
  • Free download of Flick Dat ($2).
  • Free Premium Service: 1TB storage for 3 months ($30) with Bitcasa. Bitcasa allows users to store, share, backup and stream data from their own secure cloud.

That’s plenty of apps to try out and content to get through, and for free, who can complain. But is it enough to make you stump up the cash for Samsung’s latest smartphone?

  • Fundy fish

    Wow! A whole bunch of crap!

    • ehndrew

      free stuff and yet people still should be grateful for what you have, stop being a little bit*h and grow the fu*k up

      • Fundy fish

        Not really free you still have to buy the phone…

    • AndroidBoss

      What were you expecting them to give you? The actual phone?

  • MasterMuffin

    Nothing particularly interesting since the cloud offers are so short. What does this exactly mean: “Special offers (totalling $50 or more in value) from your favourite stores when you pay with PayPal.”?

    • My1

      that means when you pay in certain stores with paypal (most probably ebay is also in the list) you get special offers, like a discount or whatever…

      • MasterMuffin

        So I could get a $50 thing possibly for free?

        • My1

          not impossible, but maybe also linked to a certain purchase amount or whatever…
          but maybe, it’s just as I thught, like I got a 15€ ebay coupon via mail by PayPal and so I got a 20€ Item for 5€…

          • MasterMuffin

            Well still not enough to make me buy the device :D

          • My1

            true story. as a Note3 user I dont need the S5


  • sdfasdasd

    Hahahahahaha, even that won’t sell the S5 :DD

    • AndroidBoss

      Even without that the S5 will sell, and I’m millions.

  • Jayfeather787

    I want an actual phone vs software.

  • SakuRedux

    Gotta say I’m disappointed at the cloud storage offer. 50GB with Box for 6 months vs 50GB with Dropbox for 24 months? I know which one I’d rather have…

  • jonathan3579

    They offer very little to entice me to buy… A giveaway though, that’s a different story

  • chuebner

    No compelling offer in there. And they will probably require a credit card ‘to verify your account’ so you have to cancel after the trial period instead of them having to sell you the service. This is actually an incentive not to buy the S5.

  • Guest123

    Gotta love the marketing. . . “don’t call it bloatware, it’s free software” ;) ;)

    If it isn’t permanent it’s nothing — paid subscriptions aren’t free software, they are trial versions.

    • Tuấn Ankh

      yeah, trial versions that give you access for months with all the stuff other people pay to get. :)

  • Mcnastytk

    so I have an s4 overclocked to 2.3ghz with 4.4.2 I have an s5 right? Cant believe I actually went out my way to look for another phone LG G3 all day!!!

  • T.J.

    I’ve never understood the concept of free storage for X amount of months. Unless I’m already paying for the service, why would I only want to store my things for 6 months?

  • Chico13

    I’m even too lazy to read all of free stuff why do they think I want to exercise with my phonestill buying it #ShutUpAndTakeMyMoneySamsung