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

Samsung is giving away $576 worth of free software to customers who purchase the company's new Galaxy S5 smartphone.
March 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?