Samsung is known for its Perks scheme, offering a number of freebies with every phone or tablet purchased. The better (and more expensive) the device is, the more free stuff users will get. This is just one of the ways the Korean company is relying on to justify steep prices of its products.
As you would imagine, the newly announced Galaxy S5 won’t be an exception; quite the contrary, with every smartphone purchase, Samsung will add no less than $575 worth of free software and services. Some of the included stuff is useful, while some other things are less so. In any case, we doubt any of these freebies will make or break your decision to buy the S5; it’s just Samsung’s way of saying “thank you.”
Here’s what Galaxy S5 owners get as part of the deal:
Run Keeper – 1 year free premium service (value $20)
Skimble Workout Trainer – 6 months free premium service ($42)
Wall Street Journal – Free 6 month subscription to Wall Street Journal ($160)
PayPal – special offers (totaling $50 or more in value) from a number of stores when you pay with PayPal.
EasilyDo Pro – Free app purchase ($5)
Cut the Rope 2 – $10 in-game credits
Box.net – Free 50 GB for 6 months ($60)
Evernote – Free Premium Service for 3 months ($15)
Lark Personal Wellness Assistant – 1 year premium service ($36)
Map My Fitness – 6 months free premium service ($36)