‘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.

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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.

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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.*

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15 responses to “‘Gathr’ Review – AOL’s newest product”

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  2. Ed R. says :

    I received my Gathr invite just recently and, so far, I’m pleased.

    For $15 a month, I get Pandora One ($3.99 value) for ad-free Pandora, one free movie ticket per month ($10 Fandango code) and 5 free rentals from Redbox ($6 value). As a bonus, I get a $10 monthly Amazon gift card.

    The Amazon gift card means I’m really only spending $5 monthly for all the other services. Well worth it in my book.

  3. Donna says :

    After signing up for Gathr I realized there was little to choose from that I couldn’t already get at Groupon or free. I have been looking all over
    AOL for a place to unsubscribe

  4. Delores says :

    I’m considering applying for this AOL’s GATHR; however, like any new introduction, I’m sure there are “kinks”. I will wait to summit.

  5. Anonymous says :

    I am trying to cancel but can’t seem to locate where on their website to do so? On-line chat is not available nor are they accepting calls via their 800# as they are “too busy”. Any help would be great.

    • salenalane says :

      I’ve been meaning to go back and edit this post – after I “canceled” online I was still charged TWO MORE MONTHS, everytime I got confirmation online and through their phone service that I was canceled, but they still kept charging me until I got it blocked through my bank. Sorry I can’t offer any words of wisdom, there doesn’t seem to be a simple way to get rid of them!

  6. Anonymous says :

    I don’t see how this Gathr is useful. I can’t see the point of it.

  7. Anonymous says :

    I haven’t found a reason to use this service…

  8. Perry Tanko says :

    Doesn’t work. An email on AOL from months ago went to a link, but could not sign up. Tried it again today (after seeing this story) and the webpage loads but can’t sign up. Is this deal still working?

  9. Perry Tanko says :

    I just noticed today this is the only article on the blog! What gives?

  10. Jack says :

    BEWARE . Gathr is a scam. I called 3 times to cancel service and everytime i was told that the account is cancelled and i STILL got charged for 2 MONTHS. DO NOT WASTE YOUR TIME. You are saving some money, but keep in mind, the moment you want to cancel, add in atleast 8-10 hours of arguing it will take over the phone to actually cancel the serve.

  11. John says :

    From Gathr’s website: Offer may be used once per account and may not be combined with other offers. Offer excludes taxes and has no cash value. Offer applies starting your first monthly billing period after using this promo code, and is valid up to the amount actually charged that month. If you register for a Risk Free promotion and decide to cancel during your Risk Free period, call us at 1-855-405-2008 for a full refund. If you register for a commitment plan and cancel during your commitment period, an early termination fee may be applied to your payment method on file.

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