Xbox Live Gold: Time To Renew?

KellyJ May 25, 2012 1

Xbox Live Gold

If you’re an avid Xbox Live online gamer such as I am then it’s no secret to you that it costs to do so! What used to cost $50 dollars has since upped in price to $60. However, there are perks to being a member of Xbox Live for an extended period of time, such as discounts on gold memberships. I myself managed to get the year membership for a mere $40 dollars after calling and inquiring about whether or not I was eligible for a member discount. If you’ve been a member for a while, you might want to check into that before going out and purchasing a code when you’re on the verge of running out!

On the other hand, for those of you who are somewhat new to Xbox Live there are a few other options discount wise. Sometimes you may find a good deal on dashboard after letting your membership expire. For example while logged into my brother’s account which was downgraded to silver, I saw an ad for 50% off of a year membership. These deals don’t stay around forever, and there’s no telling when they’ll offer them next, but it’s worth a shot to look. If you’re unlucky in that department there are a few other choices you could go with. Some online retailers sell memberships with a small discount and deliver the code to you online either via E-mail or download. Sites such as and for example. currently has the online downloadable code for $49.44 , so with no shipping or tax this saves you a little over $10. Click Here to see.

In my opinion every penny counts, and as a gamer I find it hard to keep up with all the new games, DLC, and membership costs combined. It can literally empty your wallet! What discounts or special prices have you seen on memberships? Let us know in the comments below!

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  1. Marcus Lockhart May 26, 2012 at 3:33 pm - Reply

    Here’s a little tip on getting gold on the cheap. First, let your gold expire. Second, when prompted to renew or revert back to the “free” silver account, revert back to the free account. Third, watch for the large tile on the home screen to flip until it shows an offer for one month of gold for $1 or 2 months for $2 and grab the deal. Lastly, go to and cancel the auto renew and when your gold expires again repeat the process. I’ve paid $6 for the last six months of xbox live gold. Enjoy! :)

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