dealsmicrosoft - xbox live 12-month gold membership…

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Please we know PSN is free, players of the 360 do not care about that fact. Please leave those comments at the door.

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@zapp brannigan: Yes! PSN is free... Not being able to play the games that you bought is free. Loosing your information due to, hmmm I don't know, 10 hacks to many different branches of Sony is free. Having to change credit card numbers, email address, among other personal information is FREE!!!

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I'm still using codes I bought at this very good price from a few years ago. Have one left and I can't use it for at least another 8 months or so....I didn't realize when I bought them you can only stack to a point then Microsoft stops letting you add years in advance.

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Sales tax is still applicable, but I'm just spoiled by Amazon.

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I just so happened to have a $15 reward zone cert lying around, so this is a great deal. In for one.

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Just bought mine and used my $20 reward certificate. came out to be $21. Beat that!!

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Yes PSN is free...and because it's free the majority who play online really don't care. I gave up even trying to get in a decent game once in awhile since people just quit anyway.

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@quadzillaxxx: i play xbox and people quit online all the time. in the end i didnt notice a difference in gameplay

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been looking for this so my kid can add another at almost the same price as 3 months.

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I missed one of these deals a few weeks ago, thanks for posting this one!

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I'm asking some of my IRL (in real life) friends if they want to pool together and get a family account so it's only $25 each a year plus time they already have gets added to the pool. So we could come out with 2 years of live for $25 each.

Now for this to work (if others want to do this) is you have to have all 4 friends at your house and recover their gamertag on your console then setup the family account on that one console and then delete the account and have them recover on their own console.

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@justafreak: I'm good until 2014. You can stack.

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If you already have a membership and you add this, does it extend it another year?

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I miss the 1-month-for-$1 deal :-(

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You can also buy the e-mail version code for $39.99. I chose this method to avoid shipping, and it was tax free.

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Microsoft+-+Xbox+LIVE+12-Month+Gold+Membership+(Downloadable+Content)/1419578.p?id=1218256955580&skuId=1419578

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@zapp brannigan: Just remember that any points you have are pooled across all four accounts. So if you buy a 1600 point card and the next guy buys something for 1600 points, you're out the $20 or whatever. Same if you have a credit card attached to the main account.

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@brambleheart: Points don't pool, only the membership:

Q: If my child receives a Microsoft Points card as a gift and redeems it on the console, who do the Points belong to?

A: The Microsoft Points would be credited directly to the account of the person redeeming the Microsoft Points card, in this case your child, as opposed to the primary account holder’s account. If your child were then to purchase a movie or Xbox LIVE Arcade game with his or her points, they would be subtracted from their individual account. Don’t forget that the primary account holder has the option of purchasing and giving Microsoft Points Allowances to other Family Pack members as well.

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@zapp brannigan: Nice! I was sure that wasn't the case. Thanks for setting the record straight.

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@brambleheart: Not a problem, the only issue I see is only the primary account can buy anything straight from MS everyone else needs to buy point cards then buy the stuff.

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Just bought one at the full $59.99 price a few days ago (used $30.00 in RewardZone points). Thanks to this post, they credited me back the additional $20.00. Only cost me $9.99. Not bad!

Thank you, OP!

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If you buy it from Xbox live on the dashboard it is $34.99 as of a couple days ago.

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@stealth41: I got an xbox 4GB and a Logitech 1100 Harmony Remote along with several other things and paid Zero dollars because at one point I had about $450 in points and about $1200 in BestBuy gift cards as rebates for other purchases.

I win. :) I used the majority of that to buy a 17" MacBook Pro earlier this year.

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@zapp brannigan: That sounds pretty messy to save $15 a year. Plus, there's the whole breaking the rules thing on top of that (although that is probably appealing for some).

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@goaliecrazys: Really? I never see it that low. Was it $35 for 12 months? That's what the dashboard pricing usually charges for 3 months (maybe not quite that high).

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Man I just renewed mine wish I had seen this sooner

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@wnyx585am: You would think that, but I have never bought anything straight from live using a credit card it's always been go to ebay and get a 4000 point card and add it to my account.

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Honestly, I think XBOX live is a rip-off. They want me to pay them for the privilege of using my own internet? Yeah, no.

However, my cousin has no problem wasting money, so I guess I've got Christmas shopping done for him.

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@goaliecrazys: Right now there's a deal for 3 months for $9.99 on my dashboard. So I guess if you buy a year's worth, it's about the same as this deal. Otherwise, I don't see any $34.99 deal.

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If you are already subscribed to XBL watch your "Spotlight" section when you are a couple weeks before it cancels, or auto renews, just like goaliecrazys I was able to get 12 months for $35.99. I actually saw two specials in that section. One was for $12 off, but right next to it labeled battlefield 3 special was an renew offer for the $35.99 I mentioned. Watch it and grab the special when you can. Last year I waited until the last day before my auto renew thinking I would get the best deal, and all the specials i saw were gone. the best I've ever seen was $35.99

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I prefer to think that xbox pays me to buy live.... Buying gold for 30-40$ every year, but then I get access to loads of DLC for ~50% off, and considering my last 8000 MS points ($100) have only cost me $44.99 im paying about 25% of the stated price for any piece of DLC. so in the long run its cheaper for me to game on xbox than paying full price to play on PS3.

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@zapp brannigan: I feel safer doing everything with codes anyways. MS hasn't been ganghacked like sony, but you can bet someone wants to. Nothing entered == nothing to steal.

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@monsterdude: you DO report your sales-tax-free purchases when you file your taxes every year... and pay the use taxes right??? Hmmmmmmmmmm???

;)

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Good Find and just in time for MW3 Thx

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@greenshopping: There's a 2 month for 2 dollars if you were a gold member that is now using silver.

Hopefully black Friday will bring out some good ones. The best I found is one for 20$ but you have to buy a system bundle

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@markem63: shut up, don't ever disagree with me again

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@inzuvious: Damn, I wish you'd posted this like an hour earlier, it was too late to cancel the physical card and get the DL code. Oh well. What's another two weeks for shipping? (Best Buy's shipping sucks large)

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@beatmix01: Yes, it does extend it another year after you input the code. If you have automatic renewal, this will delay it until a year later than it would be. All the 1, 3, and 12 month cards adds months to the renewal timer.

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@wnyx585am: It was advertised as $34.99 on dashboard for a limited time, and the caveat was that you allow MS to hold your CC information so they can auto-renew you yearly. Hence the cheaper price, which does not apply to the next renewal which would be full price. =(

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@zapp brannigan: Are they still offering the reduced pricing for the family pack if each member has remaining time? Last time it was something around $5 dollars off for each 2 months left in the pool.

Also, from my understanding, if you pool in with friends, and the one with the primary account decides to be a d-bag, they can lock everyone else from buying anything or playing certain rated games via parental controls XD

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@quadzillaxxx: Yeah, I find that PSN, since it's free for multiplayer, fosters too many casual gamers, that when you're in a deathmatch or other crucial game type, they drop out when you need another player the most. So at match end, you look at the scoreboard and go, WTF? 2v8 O_O

I also like the fact that PSN is pretty barren in content, unless you get PSN Plus...which lo and behold sounds like XBL Gold.

(P.S. I have XB360 and PS3, and love games on both...but multiplay on Xbox is so much better)

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My son purchased this gold card but he died in Jan 2010 and I have no idea on the use of it. I am his mom and do not know anything about this item. Maybe someone out there can give me some info.Jason was a avid gammer and when he was not at work at General Dynamics he was gamming. Thanks for reading this.