You may notice something new about Gourmet Live this week … and it’s not just that we have an amazing issue celebrating Hollywood Gourmet Live-style just in time for the Oscars®. You’ll hear more on that later today from Kelly, but with today’s regular issue update, Gourmet Live will also be releasing an update to the application.
First, this update will address the crashing issues some of you reported, so thank you for keeping us informed and for your patience.
Second, from the very beginning you’ve helped guide our development. In December, we began to introduce paid features—first, a la carte collections and issues, and then right before the New Year, we launched a feature called SuperFavorites, which is our, paid, annual, premium feature that allows you to favor unlimited items with enhanced features like searching and sorting.
Today’s update ENHANCES SuperFavorites, making it more valuable than before. So whether you’re already a SuperFavorites subscriber, or you’ve yet to try it, there’s now even more reason to download Gourmet Live version 1.2 to start exploring and favoring content again and again and again. Here’s a breakdown of what’s new:
- Same as before, as you explore Gourmet Live you’ll earn Rewards that are curated around topics and themes, like this week’s Hollywood-inspired collection of Star-Studded Snacks. Some of these Rewards are in your Library forever and some are in your Library for a period of time to try, and will expire (like milk) if you don’t preserve them (like jam). You’re told, when a Reward is earned, if you should be aware of any timing and you’ll be reminded at the end of that period that you can keep them if you like. With the upgraded SuperFavorites, a reader who wants to preserve a Reward has more options that will ultimately SAVE MONEY and ADD TO YOUR GOURMET LIVE EXPERIENCE. Here are your options …
- Option 1: You can purchase the expiring Reward as an a la carte collection directly from your Library. Or …
- Option 2: You can become a SuperFavorites user for a one-time annual price, and favor virtually any article, recipe, video (or even any content that is about to expire), and it will remain in your Favorites as long as you are an active SuperFavorites subscriber—yes, even after a Reward would normally expire.
Depending on how often and how much content you favor, SuperFavorites can pay for itself in no time! If you’re already a SuperFavorites user, simply accept the free update to the app and this benefit will be available to you when it has completed downloading.
Of course, Gourmet Live still continues to be free to download, and you can continue to access and interact with ongoing weekly content updates for free. By reading the issue in the current week, it will still appear in your Library, the same as before. Additionally, The Gourmet Live in-app Store offers you the ability to purchase back issues of Gourmet Live that you may have missed, as well as special collections with new and classic content arranged by hot topics, occasions, holidays or themes like “Cheese Craze,” “A Gourmet Game Day,” or “A Valentine’s Dinner for Two.” And we have lots more planned for 2011 with new recipes and menus that you’re sure to love.
Have questions now or after you’ve become a SuperFavorites user? Visit Frequently Asked Questions & Troubleshooting about SuperFavorites.
And one last very important note … if you have not registered your email address with Gourmet Live, you will need to do so immediately after purchasing SuperFavorites. But don’t fret, it’s quick and easy—simply favor your first item and you’ll be prompted.