‘Gathr’ Review – AOL’s newest product
I got an email earlier this week, with the chance to try AOL’s newest product – Gathr! This is the description I got in the email:
Do you watch movies? Listen to music? Who doesn’t, right? Well, if you’re like us, you don’t necessarily want to pay a bundle to enjoy the funner things in life. That’s why our team has been working hard to bring you AOL’s newest product, Gathr.
With Gathr, AOL is bringing you all the benefits of bundles, without the baggage. You pick the products and services that go into your bundle; you save on your favorite brands. In other words, we’re making it easy to enjoy the best in movies, music, entertainment and more—for less.
Sounds great! There’s also a 30 day free trial – nothing to lose so I signed up! I went into this with the thought of “you mean I can pay for my Spotify Premium, Netflix, and Hulu plus all in one place and save money? Yesss!”
Not quite. As of right now, they only have a few products to choose from.
In fact, I couldn’t find a single thing that I would have subscribed to outside of this deal.
My final selections are shown below.
I picked the two National Geographic magazines and the Redbox codes as the three main things in my bundle. That means 2 magazines and 5 Redbox codes. Then I added on the Barnes & Nobles $10 e-giftcard as my free extra (the only thing in the bundle that I could really look forward to using..). The Overstock and Shutterfly codes were free added bonuses. The Overstock code was for 6% off – however I feel like you could find a better deal in a two minute google search. The Shutterfly code was for 30 free prints – another one that you could find off google.
Each of the codes are to be used separately on each individual website, however there is also the option to “lend” a code that you won’t be using to a friend.
Overall, I do not think this product is worth $15 per month. I think it might be more appealing to an older age group, however I do see potential once they add more services to add to your bundle.
*After canceling my subscription – I was sent a survey to fill out and provided AOL with this same feedback. They ask for your phone number and will call to talk about the service and provide you with a $25 Amazon giftcard in return – which is awesome.*