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Xbox Live Gold Membership for 12 months + 1 month bonus,
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
This review is from: Xbox Live 12 Month Gold Membership Plus 1 Bonus Month Battlefield 4 Design (Xbox 360) (Video Game)
A bit of background info for you first...
Buying membership directly through your console using a credit/debit card is the most expensive way to pay for Xbox Live membership, Often it is full price at £39.99 for 12 months. If it's ever discounted then it usually comes with the caveat that you have to automatically renew the year after at full price. Be warned trying to get Xbox/ Microsoft to stop the second years payment and to remove your card details is one of the hardest things to do and i learnt that the hard way, so the best advise i can give is to avoid the direct payment through your console altogether!
Finally onto this product, for the past several years i have only ever renewed my subscription with a pre-paid code. WHY? They are usually cheaper and give me the security that Microsoft doesn't have my card details. First thing to note is that the price to renew your membership or indeed create a new one isn't as heavily discounted as much as it use to be. A year ago i managed to purchase 12 months membership from Amazon for £28 so that shows you how much these voucher codes have gone up in price. Today as i write this the standard price across the internet seems to be £35 for 12 months, but with this one you get the bonus of an extra month free.
This is NOT a digital code whereby they E-mail it to you, this comes on a card via the post to which you scratch off the silver on the back to reveal a code to type into your console (can also be redeemed through Xbox.com if you have set your account up)
Literally once you type the code in and confirm it your account linked to your "Gamer tag" is instantly credited with 13 months of Gold Membership which allows you to play online, chat with friends and indeed use many other services. This works for both Xbox 360 and Xbox One and you only need the one membership for both consoles.
Pros: At £2.69 a month you will struggle to find it cheaper anywhere else on the internet (certainly at time of writing this) * Very easy to redeem the code * Bonus month for the same price sweetens the deal
Cons: It's no coincidence Gold membership has gone up in price, it went up around the time the Xbox One launched * Don't be fooled by the battlefield 4 packaging design, it's literally just the membership code on the card.. NOTHING MORE!!
VERDICT: If you own an Xbox 360 or Xbox One console then you will know that GOLD membership is mandatory to play online. With this particular product you are getting 13 months for the price of 12 and it's the best value one I've come across in many weeks.