The numbers are a little different… $169 to purchase MM in advance now and once we broke it up amongst 8 families it was $22 a family. So we saved $147. But still the question stands.
Picking out the pics was actually easy. That took me 30 minutes or an hour while we watched Netflix one night.
The most time consuming thing for me this time was doing all the duties of the organizer: creating the dummy account, making sure that you are connected to everyone in all the parties, and then communicating the details with everyone else.
Also, another downside is that for some reason most of the families connected to the dummy account could not see and download their pictures in real time via the MDE app without a watermark… they had to log in as the dummy account. To me that is really frustrating because it eliminates the ability to smoothly post your Memory Maker pics to your social feeds in real time.
Worth it? Not sure. By the time we dropped $7-8k for our trip, I was actually looking for ways to save $150 here or there… and this was one of those places.
Just my two cents.